VT School Improvement Coaches Meeting: Monitoring the Impact of Reform Initiatives Developing Accountability. January 19, 2012 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Please log on to the WebEx site first, then follow the onscreen instructions to dial in by phone.
January 19, 2012 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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3:00 – 3:20 Welcome and Introductions
3:20 – 3:35 VT DOE Updates
3:35 – 3:50 Strategies for monitoring the impact of improvement initiatives
3:50 -- 4:20 Coaching Standard 4: Developing Accountability – Draft Rubric
4:20 – 4:30 Homework, Next Meeting
Organizers: VT School Improvement Coordinators: Ken Remsen, Lisa Mazzitelli, Carol Duley, Debi Price
Host: Joe Trunk, New England Comprehensive Center
Facilitator: Karen Laba
Participants: Please introduce yourself, tell your role and your school/ SU/ District affiliation, and complete the sentence
“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”
“An approach I’ve used to help sustain energy to implement a change initiatives is . . .”
At yesterday’s meeting, the State Board gave its approval to the ESEA Flexibility Waiver, giving us the go ahead to move forward with its continued development. The motion allowed the Commissioner to negotiate the Waiver with the US Department of Education in the coming months. The draft plan was sent to CCSSO late yesterday afternoon in preparation for a technical assistance session with them next week.
Coach and School Checks:
Ken: Jen, Susie, Fran, Lisa, Peter, Casey
Lisa: Lynn, Mary Ann, Tina, Carolyn, Otho
Debi: Wendy, David C., Dana, Maura, Janna
Carol: Linda, David, Herb, Victor, Karen, Elaine
“Raise your hand” or write your question in the chat window.
Project/ Initiative/ Reform Effort design:
Consider this principle of change:
Those responsible for change should be intimately involved in defining the nature and direction of that change.
Consider this Strategy:
Invite the school team to describe what full (and effective) implementation of the activity will look like in their school –
Who will be doing what?
Goal of an Initiative: Teachers individualize instruction based on pre-test results to provide support for some students and enhanced learning opportunities for others.
What will teachers be doing?
-- Teachers will have a binder of assessment items for each GLE and unit of instruction, including NECAP released items and curriculum assessments from our math program.
-- Teachers will meet in grade level teams to share the results of the current unit with their colleagues.
-- Teacher teams will sort the students for placement in the reteach and enrich block to be started in November of next year.
-- Teachers will assign themselves to the various student groups for the 3 week reteach and enrich sequence.
-- Teachers will re-assess students on the targeted GLEs covered and review plans for the subsequent 3 week reteach and enrich block.
Or offer comments in the Chat box or “raise your hand”
The Assignment: Describe behaviors that represent attainment of the coaching standard across a continuum from “approaches” to “meets” to “exceeds”
Goal: To compile a comprehensive continuum that can be used to assess coaching.
Design Team for Coaching Standard 4: David Leo Nyquist, Peter Mello, Susie Girardin, Otho Thompson
Presenter: Peter Mello
STANDARD 4—Developing Accountability: A School Performance Coach promotes improved school performance by advancing shared accountability through the engagement of all members of a school community in collaborative assessment, data analysis, and action to ensure the success of every student.
Or offer comments in the Chat box or “raise your hand”
NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, February 16, 2012,
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Title: How do school systems support the instructional shifts required by the Common Core state standards?
Presenters: Gail Taylor, Pat Fitzsimmons
Proposed topics: overview of Common Core; primary instructional shifts; roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders
Homework: Coaching Standard 5 – Team (Herb Perez, Mary Ann B, David C) prepare draft for discussion on Feb 16 ; everyone go to Wiki and offer suggestions
Feedback: Please provide your feedback on the usefulness of today’s meeting and suggestions for future sessions on the Jan 19 page of the wiki.
Meeting Materials: Presentation and links mentioned today will be posted on the VT SI wiki as well as on the Dept. website. A link to the recording of today’s session will be sent to all via email and posted as soon as it is available.
Learning Forward Annual Conference
December 1-5, 2012
Proposals Due: January 31, 2012
Online Submission at: http://proposals.learningforward.org
Also, seeking volunteers to Score Proposals –
In person -- Malden HS, Feb. 3, 2012
Remote scoring – your location, Feb 3 +/-
Send email to Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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