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Evidence Based Observation Lead Evaluator Training Part 2 – Session 1 August 24 th , 2012 Welcome Back!. “ Homeplay ”. Practice collecting evidence of “engaged learners.” (if you were still observing instruction)

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Evidence Based Observation

Lead Evaluator Training

Part 2 – Session 1

August 24th, 2012

Welcome Back!

homeplay
“Homeplay”
  • Practice collecting evidence of “engaged learners.” (if you were still observing instruction)
  • Examine an observation that you have completed, looking for evidence and bias/opinion.
  • Identify the presence or absence of “engaged learners” in your current observation tool.
questions everyone in the room should be able to answer about engaged learners
Questions everyone in the room should be able to answer about engaged learners…
  • What would be evidence of “engaged learning?”
  • What are the attributes of engaged learning?
  • How many students should be engaged?
some of your goals
Some of your goals…
  • I want to incorporate what I have learned about engagement into my observations.
  • Encourage teachers to refocus on engaging all learners.
  • Conduct walkthroughs looking for engaged students.
  • Help teachers design lessons to maximize student engagement.
  • Be more consistent with the identification of engaged learning.
today s outcomes
Today’s Outcomes:
  • Explain the difference between current practice and evidence based observation
  • Identify and define criteria for effective instruction around which evidence collection will be focused
  • Describe strategies that a district could employ to increase the quality of evaluations and the agreement of evaluators.
continuum of engagement
Continuum of Engagement

OCCASIONAL TEACHER DIRECTED PARTICIPATION

TEACHER ONLY

SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

OPTIONAL STUDENT PARTICIPATION

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4th grade Science Lesson

  • Students will be able to:
  • identify the components of a series circuit connection
  • compare the components of a series circuit with the components of a circuit connection
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Evidence Collected:

T “Last week, can you tell me what you were building?” “What did we build with a bulb? What did we call it when we had some components?”

S “a circuit.”

T “What were the components in a circuit that you built?” “Eric?”

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Evidence Collected:

T “What do you think these poles represent?”

Ss “North and South”.

T “Here’s the challenge for today, can you get two bulbs to light at the same time?”

All students took out a graphic organizer.

Students were seated in quads. The “getters” collected materials for each group.

All students were building circuits to test their predictions.

rubrics
Rubrics…..
  • What does your piece of a particular rubric say about “teaching to an outcome?”
  • Be ready to share.
rubric work teach to an outcome
Rubric Work…Teach to an Outcome
  • Pink: Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (ASCD)
  • Orange: Danielson (2011 Revised Edition)
  • Tan: Marshall’s Teacher Evaluation Rubric
  • Green: Marzano’s Causal Teacher Evaluation
  • Blue: NYSTCE Framework for the Observation of Effective Teaching (Pearson)
  • White: NYSUT’s Teacher Practice Rubric
  • Purple: Thoughtful Classroom Teacher Effectiveness (Silver Strong & Associates)
what does it mean when we say teach to an outcome1
What does it mean when we say “Teach to an Outcome”?
  • The objective of the lesson is clear to the students

(Shift from “What do I want them to do today?” to “What do I want them to learn today?”)

  • All classroom activities are aligned with the objective
learning objectives
Learning Objectives

What?

  • Objectives state what students are expected to learn in that lesson.
  • Objectives begin with VERBS that identify the level of thinking required in the lesson.
learning objectives1
Learning Objectives

Why?

  • Instructional objectives narrow what students focus on in the lesson and help the teacher keep activities, questions and responses to student’s aligned.
learning objectives2
Learning Objectives
  • Identify and explain the function of each of the organelles in an animal cell.
  • Use order of operations to solve these two problems.
  • Describe strategies that a district could employ to increase the quality of evaluations and the agreement of evaluators
video 6 th grade math
Video: 6th Grade Math

Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Calculate unit priceby dividing the price of the product by the number of units
  • Compare unit prices to determine the “best deal”
  • Explain the mathematical thinking behind what makes it the “best deal”
evidence collected
Evidence Collected:

“What is the unit price?” was posted on the

interactive white board.

T “Today we are going to learn

about unit price. What is unit price?”

T“Unit price is how much it costs

for each unit.”

“How do you find unit price?” was displayed on the white board.

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Evidence Collected:

T “Make sure your decimals are in the right place.”

The teacher held up two boxes of cereal—different

size boxes.

T “You aren’t looking for the better deal, you are looking for the better price.”

One student worked on the white board solving 420 divided by 5.

what qualifies as evidence for teach to an outcome
What qualifies as “evidence” for “teach to an outcome”?
  • Quotations from the teacher
  • Examples/models
  • Descriptions of activities in which the students are engaged
  • Student quotes
more practice with tto
More Practice with TTO

SWBAT identify how a writer narrows their focus while writing

collection of evidence
Collection of Evidence

T “Today I want to talk to you about what writers do to narrow their focus.”

T used a visual of a pizza/pizza slices to illustrate “narrowing the focus”.

Defend WHY you called this evidence of TTO:

T “Did I stick to my focus? Is it about my grandmother’s swing and being on that swing—that special time with her?”

T “In a few minutes I’m going to ask you to talk to each other and decide if your story is narrowed or if you need to do some more narrowing.”

Ss buddy shared.

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Collection of Evidence

What did you collect?

Defend WHY you called this evidence of TTO:

The teacher stated to the class, “Narrowing the focus helps us as writers.” She added “narrowing the focus” to the “How Writers Revise” chart posted in the front of the room.

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“Homeplay”
  • Examine an observation that you have completed, looking for evidence and bias/opinion
  • Identify the presence or absence of “teaching to an outcome” in your current observation tool
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Thank You!

See you August 29th

*Submitting Evidence*

Feel free to bring computers/electronics

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Evidence Based Observation

Lead Evaluator Training

August 29th, 2012

Part 2 – Welcome Back!

homeplay if you have examples be prepared to share them
“Homeplay” (if you have examples, be prepared to share them)
  • Practice collecting evidence of “teaching to an outcome”. Describe what has changed for you as an observer as a result of this workshop.
  • Examine an observation that you have completed, looking for evidence and bias/opinion. Describe what you notice about the types of evidence you are collecting.
  • Identify the presence or absence of “teaching to an outcome” in your current observation tool
keys to teaching to an outcome
Keys to Teaching to an Outcome
  • Make the learning objective clear to the students.
  • Base the lesson on what it is you want the kids to learn, not do.
  • Focus on the “bulls eye”/keep focused on the target.
  • All instruction is focused on the objective of the lesson.
your goals
Your Goals:
  • Practice observing specifically to see if the teacher sets a clear outcome and focuses on it throughout the lesson.
  • Collect evidence to discuss “teach to an outcome” with the teacher. (Did the activities directly relate to the “target”?)
  • Help teachers recognize/classify if the objective/lesson activities are congruent.
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Today’s Outcomes:
  • Identify the key attributes of “effective questioning”
  • Collect evidence of “effective questioning”
      • Describe multiple ways for collecting evidence of “effective questioning
  • Classify evidence of “questions” as
      • Check for understanding
      • Effective questions
      • Objectives
      • Classroom management/procedural
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Rubric Language (“Proficient”):

Marzano:

Teacher engages student with explicit decision making, problem solving, experimental inquiry or investigation task that requires them to generate and test hypotheses.

Teacher uses wait time.

NYSUT:

Most of teacher’s questions are open in nature and engage students in deeper thinking and further discussion.

Teacher responds to students’ questions/comments.

Responses challenge student thinking.

  • 2011 Danielson:
  • While the teacher may use some low-level questions, he/she poses questions to promote student thinking and understanding.
  • Teacher creates a genuine discussion among students, providing adequate time for students to respond, and stepping aside when appropriate.
  • Teacher successfully engages most students in the discussion, employing a range of strategies to ensure that most students are heard.
  • Critical Attributes:
  • Open ended questions
  • Effective use of wait time
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Criteria for Effective Questioning

  • Congruent (relevant) to the learning
  • Invitation for ALL students to think
  • A range of questions are used to extend thinking from a base of knowledge to higher order thinking that is more critical and creative
continuum of questioning
Continuum of Questioning

High Consensus

Low Consensus

Yes/No - Fact

Closed

Open

video 5 th grade math
Video: 5th Grade Math

Lesson Goal:

“Have them (the students) have a conceptual idea about division of fractions.”

-Bonnie Bushaw

sample evidence collected
Sample Evidence Collected:

“How can I get 1/3 of a muffin? Oh-I saw someone draw a picture. That’ll work. Take a minute to do what you need to do to figure this out.”

“Ok. Who can tell me how many muffins with a third muffin serving? What do we have for a 1/3 muffin serving?”

S “72”

T “Can you prove it?”

S “Yes because if you get 1/3 of a muffin, that’s 3 out of one muffin. 24 X 3 is 72.”

sample evidence collected1
Sample Evidence Collected:

T “Figure out my 24 muffins and divide them into ¼ muffin servings.”

S “You just add 24 to 72 and get 96.”

T “She added 24 to 72, the last answer, is that ok?”

classifying question types
Classifying Question Types
  • What kinds of questions are used for check for understanding?
  • What kinds of questions are used for effective questions (that lead to the outcome)?
  • What kinds of questions are used for classroom management/procedural?
video tammy mendoza 6 th grade science
Video: Tammy Mendoza, 6th Grade Science

“When I heard the city was considering pulling out the sewer line, I thought wouldn’t it be fun to build a model of that and have the kids understand erosion and deposition, but also how it might affect themselves as well as the community.”

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Classifying Questions:Are they checking for understanding, effective questions leading to the outcome, or questions that are management/procedural?

What are we going to do today? What’s our goal today?

(Effective questions leading to the outcome)

Why is this important to our community? Why is it important that we are taking time to study our creek? Why have I asked you to make models of this? And why is it important to point out where the erosion and deposition is occurring?

(Effective questions leading to the outcome)

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Classifying Questions:Are they checking for understanding, effective questions leading to the outcome, or questions that are management/procedural?

Are you talking to each other?

(Management/Procedural)

If it were to expand around the corner, what might it effect? What’s around that area?

S: Houses

Also a what?

S: A road

S: and domesticated animals

(Check for Understanding)

evidence collection with individual feedback
Evidence Collection with Individual Feedback!

Your Mission:

  • Collect 4-5 pieces of evidence FOR EACH EFFECTIVE TEACHING CATEGORY.
  • You will be labeling the evidence as “Check for Understanding,” “Student Engagement,” “Teach to an Outcome” and/or “Effective Questioning.”
  • Keep in mind that “good evidence” is often quotations or numerical facts having to do with the students or the teacher.
check for understanding
Check for Understanding:
  • Evidence is observable (overt)
  • Evidence is of ALL students
  • Evidence is congruent to the objective
engaged learners
Engaged Learners:

All students are visibly participating in activities/learning that is relevant to the objective.

teach to an outcome
Teach to an Outcome:
  • The objective of the lesson is clear to the students

(Shift from “What do I want them to do today?” to “What do I want them to learn today?”)

  • All classroom activities are aligned with the objective
effective questioning
Effective Questioning:
  • Congruent (relevant) to the learning
  • Invitation for ALL students to think
  • A range of questions are used to extend thinking from a base of knowledge to higher order thinking that is more critical and creative
sample
Sample:
  • T “During today’s lesson, you will identify coins and their values. You will practice calculating the sums of the coins.”(Teaching to an outcome)
  • T “When would you need to add coins?” (Effective Questioning)
  • T displayed clusters of coins on the interactive white board. All students wrote the sums of the coins on their individual white boards and showed their work to the teacher when she said, “Show!” (Student Engagement/Checking for Understanding)
homeplay2
“Homeplay”:
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