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Make It Happen. Leadership in Teaching - March 20, 2013. Introductions. Please Do Now:. What are the properties of an effective teacher-leader? Take 5 minutes to write your top 3. Share with a partner, and choose 2 as a pair. Be prepared to share-out. A bit of background….

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Make it happen

Make It Happen

Leadership in Teaching - March 20, 2013



Please do now

Please Do Now:

  • What are the properties of an effective teacher-leader?

    • Take 5 minutes to write your top 3.

    • Share with a partner, and choose 2 as a pair.

    • Be prepared to share-out.

A bit of background

A bit of background…

  • What is Instructional Coaching?

4 quadrants

4 Quadrants

One on one and small group support

One-on-One and Small Group Support

  • Coaches provide in-house professional development in their buildings

  • Ongoing PD instead of “one-and-done”

    • One-on-one coaching

    • In-service training

    • Faculty meetings

    • Study groups

    • Data / Planning teams

Collecting analyzing and using data

Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Data

  • Coaches work with teachers to collect and use

    • Classroom data

    • Formative assessment data

  • Coaches are teacher-leaders in

    • Data-driven decision making

    • PVAAS

    • CDT

Evidence based literacy strategies

Evidence-Based Literacy Strategies

  • As we transition to the Keystone Exams and PA Common Core Standards:

    • Coaches conduct turn-around training and one-on-one coaching to incorporate literacy into the content areas

    • The PLN course provides coaches and teachers with a wide variety of highly effective literacy strategies and lesson planning practices

Reflective and non evaluative practices

Reflective and Non-Evaluative Practices

  • As we transition to the Educator Effectiveness model:

    • Coaches work with teachers to facilitate professional growth

    • Coaches and teachers work one-on-one to address the goals set during the observation process

The bda coaching cycle

The BDA Coaching Cycle

  • Visiting

  • Note taking

2013 14 school year

2013-14 School Year

  • We are welcoming new and returning coaches for next year.

  • Calendar and expectations…

Content area vocabulary

Content-Area Vocabulary

Content area vocabulary1

Content-Area Vocabulary

  • Interacting with vocabulary:

    • What do you look for in a vocabulary activity?

    • How many words and phrases can you come up with to describe an effective activity for teaching content area vocabulary?

    • Put it on the Wiki!

Now how do we share this with other teachers

Now how do we share this with other teachers?

Lenses of learning

Lenses of Learning

Those of you who attended PLN last year: What do you remember about the 4 Lenses of Learning?

Lenses of learning1

Lenses of Learning

Lenses of learning2

Lenses of Learning

Let’s take a closer look at what PLN has to say about the 4 Lenses of Learning…

Transacting with text

Transacting With Text

From the title only:

  • What might this story be about?

Transacting with text1

Transacting With Text

Read the first page and STOP

  • How do you think the main character is feeling?

  • What might she be thinking about alone in her room?

Transacting with text2

Transacting With Text

Read the next page and STOP

  • Revisit your prediction. Has it changed?

Transacting with text3

Transacting With Text

Read the last page

  • Was your prediction correct?

  • Turn and talk…

Transacting with text4

Transacting With Text

How does this activity look through each of the 4 Lenses of Learning?

Professional readings study groups

Professional Readings:Study Groups

  • Split into groups

  • Choose a book

    • Select and interesting passage

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Professional Readings:Study Groups

  • With your group, design a short BDA around this passage that could be used in a professional study group.

  • Don’t teach the text. Use the text to teach the concept behind it.

Standards for professional learning

Standards forProfessional Learning

  • Leadership-

    • Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.


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Standards forProfessional Learning

  • With a partner:

    • Read the description of the Leadership standard.

    • Choose exactly15 words that stand out.

    • Write a summary paragraph that includes all 15 words.

Ticket out the door

Ticket Out the Door

Using the form on the Wiki:

What are some examples of leadership roles you have taken in your school?

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