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Effective Teaming, and Instructional Planning. Academy of Pacesetting States July 19-24, 2009 Princeton, New Jersey. Day 1 Objectives. Review instructional materials Survey consistent practices used throughout Instructional Leader sessions Explore Instructional Specialists’ goals

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effective teaming and instructional planning

Effective Teaming, and Instructional Planning

Academy of Pacesetting StatesJuly 19-24, 2009

Princeton, New Jersey

day 1 objectives
Day 1 Objectives
  • Review instructional materials
  • Survey consistent practices used throughout Instructional Leader sessions
  • Explore Instructional Specialists’ goals
  • Examine strategies for successful teamwork
  • Identify an effective framework for instructional planning
instructional materials
Instructional Materials
  • Indicators
  • Instructional Leaders’ manual
  • Mega System Handbook

In addition…

  • Academy Workbook
instructional leaders trainings consistent practices
Instructional Leaders’ Trainings:Consistent practices
  • Working agenda
  • Next Steps
  • E-mail sent to each participant preceding sessions: Restating Next Steps prompts; Mega System preparation readings; Other reminders
  • Gallery of Improving Practices
  • Mock classroom demonstrations
instructional specialists of the pacesetting states
Instructional Specialists of the Pacesetting States

What are your expectations?

What are your goals?

warm up
Warm-up

We’re going on a…

People Hunt!!

Get ready to learn about your fellow

Instructional Specialists!

effective teaming
EFFECTIVE TEAMING

Describe the teams that

are in your school.

How are they organized?

How often do they meet?

Where do they meet?

What is their purpose?

indicators
Indicators

Instructional Team Structure

ID11 Teachers are organized into grade-level, grade level cluster, or subject area Instructional Teams

ID13 Instructional Teams meet for blocks of time sufficient to develop and refine units of instruction and review student learning data.

frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
  • When do Instructional Teams meet?
  • Where should the Teams meet?
  • How often should Teams meet?

Additional suggestions can be found in the Session manual, pages 21-22. Please share these with your Instructional Teams.

operational data
Operational Data

The Basics

  • Agenda: Use a standard format for all teams
  • Minutes: Establish a binder or file that is accessible by the team and school leadership

Refer to pages 23-26 in Session manual for agenda/minutes samples.

operational data11
Operational Data

Team Effectiveness Survey

  • Instrument to help Instructional Teams monitor and improve their effectiveness
  • Completed two times a year
  • Points to areas of strength, and areas where the team can improve
  • Results provide a basis for the team to discuss its own effectiveness
next steps instructional leaders
NEXT STEPS: Instructional Leaders

With your team, complete the Effective Teaming “Next Steps” document on page 29 in the Session manual.

Thoroughly respond to the questions on the left hand side of the table by answering each prompt at the top of the 3 columns.

gallery of improving practices
Gallery of Improving Practices

The voice of experience:

Describe how you plan to strengthen the effectiveness of the Instructional Teams at your school.

next steps instructional specialists
NEXT STEPS: Instructional Specialists

With your state partner, complete the Next Steps - Effective Teaming document in the Academy workbook.

Thoroughly respond to the questions on the left hand side of the table by answering each prompt at the top of the 3 columns.

instructional planning
INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING

“The business of schools is to invent tasks, activities, and assignments that the students find engaging and that bring them into profound interactions with content and processes they will need to master to be judged well educated.”

Schlechty, 2001

indicators16
Indicators

Aligned Instruction

IIA01-02; IIIA06

Classroom Assessment

IIB01-02; 11B04-05

Differentiated Instruction

IIC01; IIC03

slide17

Aligned Instruction

National Standards

national expectations by subject and grade range; usually developed by subject area associations or institutes

State Standards

state expectations by subject and grade level range or grade level

Benchmarks

state and/or district expectations by specific grade level or

clusters of grade levels

Curriculum

scope and sequence of objectives /skills

Aligned Unit of Instruction

written curriculum aligned to tested curriculum and instruction

Provides teachers with organizational framework for planning

time for a little r and r
Time for a little: R and R

Read andReact, that is…

Read: Page 33, Session 1 manual.

React: Describe an alignment process

most familiar to you based on your

experience at a state, district, or

school level.

schooling practices that matter most
Schooling practices that matter most…

Aligning classroom assessments of student performance with the written curriculum and actual instruction.

Cotton (2000)

the unit plan a framework for aligned instruction
The Unit Plan:A framework for aligned instruction

Parts…

Standard code

Objectives aligned to grade level (target)

Objective descriptor

Criteria for Mastery

Pre-test/Post-test Item

To whole…see pages 39-40, Session 1 manual

next steps instructional leaders21
NEXT STEPS: Instructional Leaders
  • Review pages 34-43 in the Session manual
  • Respond to the first block/row in “Next Steps”, Instructional Planning (pg. 55).
  • Move forward with the second block/row in “Next Steps”. (Unit Plan Editing Checklist, pg. 41 in Session manual).
next steps instructional specialists22
NEXT STEPS: Instructional Specialists
  • Review pages 34-43 in the Session 1 manual.
  • Reflect on the questions that are posed to Instructional Leaders on their Next Steps page (p. 55), first two blocks.
  • Complete the corresponding prompts (first 3) to your Next Steps- InstructionalPlanning in the academy workbook.
differentiating instruction
Differentiating Instruction

One size doesn’t fit all.

leveling objectives
Leveling objectives
  • Target - already defined in the Unit Plan.
  • Prerequisite – approximately one grade level below target
  • Enhanced – related to the target but of a higher order, possibly a higher grade level.
what is an lpg
What is an LPG?

Learning Plan Grid: a structure for a team of teachers to organize activities that are aligned to curricular objectives…

  • provides areas to identify differentiated activities…
  • by levels of objectives.
gallery of improving practices26
Gallery of Improving Practices

The voice of experience:

Describe your plan for aligning classroom curriculum, assessments, and differentiated instruction by an Instructional Team. What tools will they use (i.e., Unit Plan and Learning Plan Grid)? How will you ensure consistency by all Instructional Teams?

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NEXT STEPS: Instructional Specialists
  • Review pages 45-53 in the session manual.
  • Reflect on the questions that are posed to Instructional Leaders on their Next Steps page (p.55), last 2 blocks.
  • Do the LPG exercise…(following slide).
  • Complete the last corresponding prompt on your Next Steps – InstructionalPlanning.
lpg exercise
LPG Exercise
  • Using the Unit Plan sample on pg. 40 in the Session 1 manual, and the LPG form on pg. 51…
  • Write a prerequisite and enhanced objective that align to the target.
  • Brainstorm possible activities in the modes of instruction identified at the top of each column.
day 1 objectives29
Day 1 Objectives
  • Review instructional materials
  • Survey consistent practices used throughout Instructional Leader sessions
  • Explore Instructional Specialists’ goals
  • Examine strategies for successful teamwork
  • Identify an effective framework for instructional planning
day 2 preparation instructional delivery and classroom culture
Day 2 Preparation: Instructional Delivery, and Classroom Culture

Mega System readings for Day 1 review:

Manual 1, page 5

Mega System readings for Day 2 preview:

Manual 2 page, 5; Manual 3, first three

entries

Be prepared to share your Instructional Specialists’ Next Steps responses.

session closing
Session Closing
  • Questions and remarks
  • Day 2 information

Thank you!

Have a great evening!