Spaulding Middle School Professional Learning Community Meeting January 28, 2011
Agenda Working PLC • Look at Data • Use this time to plan/modify 3rd nine weeks instruction
Instructional Goal Use data to make specific instructional decisions in order to promote growth (movement).
Strategies • Identify Target students. • Develop a plan to address students’ needs. • Base instructional decisions on data. • Use the resources that are available. • Share your plan with your support group (grade level teachers, content team, administrative team). • Begin implementing plan immediately.
Resources Data -2009-2010 PASS scores -MAP Scores -Benchmark Scores -Diagnostic Test Results -Class Performance -Class Grades/Averages -Informal/Formal assessments -Teacher’s Observations of students -Anecdotal Notes
More Resources -TestView -NWEA -USA Test Prep -Textbooks online -SMS Literacy (Plethora of books available) -Technology (Promethean, Netbooks) -State Dept (S cubed) -Teacher Toolbox -Exam View -United Streamline
Research-based Instructional strategies proven to move students -Pre-Assessing -Teaching on the high levels of Bloom’s -Making authentic connections -Grouping -Differentiating instruction -Incorporating technology -Offering students choices -Allowing students to create a meaningful product
Guide Questions • Using the data that is available, what do you believe are the critical areas that need your immediate attention? • What is your “action plan” to address these critical needs? (Be sure your plan is something that you are ready to implement immediately.) • Be specific in stating what you expect to see as a result of implementation. Also, state specifically how you plan to monitor growth/movement?