The Road T o The Common Core . ACE 2013. Are you prepared for this journey?.
The key to promoting professional learning lies in the procedures adopted and the culture within which the framework is used….Principals must promote a culture of inquiry. Professional learning requires both time and support for teachers to work together to improve their skill as well as the setting of a tone of inquiry that emphasizes teachers’ obligation to engage in ongoing learning—and the resulting joy in doing so.
Take 60 to think and share….
What is some of the baggage you need to drop in the road as you start this next part of the CCSS journey?
Common Core Climate
Take 30: Pick one and pack it
Common Core Learning Environment
Take 30: Brainstorm what a Triage Team could look like at your site?
Who do you have on your staff that could head up a Triage Unit?
If you were to walk into a classroom, what might you see or hear there (from the students as well as the teacher) that would cause you to think that you were in the presence of an expert?
Take 30: At your table come up with a brief list of criteria/evidence
that illustrates teaching expertise.
Take 30: Pick one element that you will set as a benchmark for yourself, your staff and your students to work on for this year.
The most powerful use of the framework… is for reflection and self-assessment.