Lindamood-Bell®Professional Learning Community“Blue Notes”Instructional Records Kathryn Winn April 10, 2014
Lesson Recording: Why? • They reflect what you accomplish in each session. • Documentation of Instruction: tracks what your students have completed • Provides you with diagnostic information for pacing through the programs • Gives you objective information with which to assess the progress of your students
Progress Monitoring • Real-time progress monitoring • You can use them to direct your own session: • Scan them in the beginning of session to help direct your current session focus. • See what the students struggled with, or what was newly introduced, in the last hour. • Other teachers can use them to help direct sessions. • They are a tool to gauge progress hour to hour, day to day.
Lesson Recording: How? • Record and evaluate each session in your blue notes. • Note errors and areas of difficulty. • Note when tasks are too easy. • Make your notes while you interact with your students. • Quickly note with abbreviations—this allows you to focus more on the student’s performance.
V/V Blue Notes Record the following: • The task/step • The level and book used for that task • Receptive, expressive, or silent • Evaluation of performance on the task • Note speed of processing • Gesturing, looking up • Automaticity • Subjective generalization of the amount of questioning or prompting needed • Vocabulary
Seeing Stars / LiPS Blue Notes Record the following: • The task/step • The level • Evaluation of performance on the task • Note errors/self-corrections or what needs reinforcement • Note speed of processing