SLO’s, Common Core and You Welcome Back! 2013-2014 School Year
Session Outcomes Participants will be able to: • Explain how SLOs are part of the Teacher Evaluation process. • Explain the timeline for implementing SLOs. • Access SLOs online from the Professional Development Wiki or OMS Google Site • Examine sample SLOs and reflect on possible use.
Think, pair, share What do you know about SLOs? What questions do you have that we need to be sure to answer today?
Handouts • Informational Handouts • (White) First Weeks of School • (Neon Green) Links • (Green) MASL/MSDE National Studies • Lesson Plan Documents • (white) Lesson Plan Template • (white) Naming Conventions (named for Digital Curriculum Presenter/Safari Montage) • SLOs • (blue) Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – Literacy Opinion Writing and Writing Prompt • (cream) Grade 6 – Research • (pink) Grade 10 – Annotated Bibliography
School Library Media Specialists • Where do we fit? • Specialists positions listed in COMAR 13A.12.03 which include: guidance counselors, media specialists, pupil personnel workers, reading specialists, reading teachers, pyschometrist, school psychologist, therapists (occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, or audiologists), school social workers, and gifted and talented education specialists are NOT included in this regulation. The only exception would be if the individual delivers instruction, and is responsible for a group of students’ academic progress in a Pre-K-12 public school setting, subject to local school system interpretation.
School Library Media Specialist • What does this mean for me? • We are in transition • System-wide decision/or not • Inconsistencies • Framework for Teaching – incorrect focus • Left behind • Where does MSDE want me to go? • Strategic Plan • Library Media Specialist to Teacher-Media Specialist or Instructional Media Specialist • New descriptions • Change COMAR Spring 2014
What Will Student Learning Objectives Look Like For Me? • PGCPS: Embedded SLOs • PGCPS: New Online Curriculum • Think about the Timeline of a Student Learning Objective (SLO) • Introduce the Framework for writing a SLO • Review some SLOs
Library Media Standards Connections to Common Core - Reading/Language Arts K-12 …if the individual delivers instruction, and is responsible for a group of students’ academic progress in a Pre-K-12 public school setting
A Student Learning Objective (SLO) is… Adapted from New York State District-wide Growth Goal Setting Process – Road Map for Districts
Student Learning Objective (SLO)Embedded SLOs Using the FFT Framework • (white) Lesson Plan Template/Naming Conventions • Elementary • Grade 3, “Through a Different Lens” SLO and STEM • Grade 4, “Natural Disasters” SLO • Grades K,1,2,3,4,5 “Book of the Year” SLO • Middle School • Grade 6 Green School Architecture Unit • Research Process SLO
Student Learning Objective (SLO) • High School • Grade 9, 10 “Annotated Bibliography” SLO • Grade 10 “ Argumentative Writing” SLO
Fall considerations • (white) PGCPS Student Learning Objective Template • (white) Guide for the Development of Student Learning Objectives • October: Implement data review and document baseline evidence • Give students a lesson and use the rubric to score the results. • November: Identify your Learning Objective for your chosen student population. • Use one of the SLOs written for you in the new curriculum. • November: Identify any professional development needs. • Call OLMS and/or discuss with your Principal.
Winter Considerations • December - April • Receive professional development • Implement Instructional strategies • Adjust Instructional strategies • Monitor progress • Mid interval progress check
Spring Considerations • April – June • Evaluate effectiveness reaching targets • Review lesson with rubric and evaluate students • Identify professional development needs • Continue professional development
Data Review: Students will complete a base-line assessment using the rubric…. • Aligned Standards: Specific content focus for this SLO. Which standards align? • Population:For whom is the SLO developed? Number of students and percentage of growth. • (SLO) Statement of Objective: 100% of students will demonstrate growth towards mastery on… • Rationale for Student Learning Objective: Why this learning content? Why these students? • Baseline: Identify baseline data for current student performance level. Use rubric to complete assessment for baseline. SLO COMPONENTS
Interval of Instruction: How long will instruction be focused on this learning content? Quarter, Semester, Year Long Target/Evidence of Growth: Describe and explain the process used to monitor student growth. Scoring: How will you determine that the range of student performance meets the goal versus exceeds or does not meet? Instructional Strategies: What instructional strategies will help students achieve the targeted goal? SLO COMPONENTS
Review Your Sample SLO • (blue) Grades K-5 – Literacy Opinion Writing and Writing Prompt • (cream) Grade 6 – Research • (pink) Grade 10 – Annotated Bibliography
Professional Development Wiki • http://lms-professional-development.wikispaces.com/ • LINKS TO CURRICULUM DOCUMENTS • LINKS TO THE FRAMEWORK FOR TEACHING LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE AND CURRENT NAMING CONVENTIONS FOR DIGITIAL CURRICULUM PRESENTER (SAFARI MONTAGE) • LIBRARY MEDIA COMMON CORE CROSSWALK – RELA K-12 • You can also get there from the OLMS Google Site
SLOs, Common Core, and You • Common Core: We are ready with a finalized document – Crosswalk with Reading LA – 630 pages of connections to our standards. • SLOs: We are ready with developed SLOs connected to our curriculum – rubrics included. • New Curriculum: We are ready with every lesson written in the Framework for Teaching format.