Utilizing an Instructional Framework for Observation, Reflection and Improvement
Mitch Kubicek; Superintendent Dorchester Public Schools
May 7, 2013ESU 10 - 10:00 -3:00

Agenda
Presentation -Prezi
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Introduction - why instructional leadership is important.
  • Video Activity- without and with frameworks (principles of learning)
  • Processing - was it different with a framework?
Developing a common language of instruction
  • Principles of learning
    • Importance and use
      • Walk through
      • Instructional Rounds
      • Recruitment - interview questions from each category
      • Induction
    • Activity POL Development - Seinfeld and "Best Learning" - what do great teachers do?
    • Summary Google Doc
      • Create a list at your table of no more than 10 principles
      • Share out by table - get a list
      • How are these aligned to the Nebraska Standards?
        • Learning Environment
        • Instructional Strategies
        • Assessement
      • Categories
      • MRL Framework - added and reorganized.
      • How could you use this with your principals?
      • What questions do you have?
Utilizing the language for observations
  • Providing feedback
    • Commenting Framework
      • name it, describe it, why it's good, what's next?
      • Practice with Video - post on google doc
      • Reflection
        • How could you use this with your principals?
        • What questions do you have?
      • Books:
        • Coaching Conversations: Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time by Linda Gross Cheliotes & Marceta Fleming Reilly.
        • Coaching Classroom Instruction (Classroom Strategies) by Robert Marzano & Julia Simms
        • Feedback: The hinge that joins teaching and learning by Jane E. Pollock
  • Questioning Framework
    • Framework
      • Situation, Reflection, Name it, decision, student impact
      • Stems and Tips
      • Practice with Video - post on google doc
      • Coaching; Questioning Progression
      • Reflection
        • How could you use this with your principals?
        • What questions do you have?
Setting goals for improvement
  • Craft Knowledge
  • Private vs Public Practice
  • Shared Practice
  • Instructional Rounds
  • Professional Development
    • Review of data
    • Defining goals
    • Creating Dialogue
    • Examples from inservice days
  • Reflections
    • How could you use this with your principals?
    • What questions do you have?