Instructional Improvement System Why

Report
Instructional Improvement
System and NC FALCON
Updates
Curriculum & Instructional Leaders’ Forum
Instructional Improvement System
Why – How – What -- When
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Why an Instructional Improvement System?
Improve and personalize student learning
How?
Facilitate the teaching and learning process through
• Increased access to high quality resources for all
• Provision of timely and relevant information and data
Technology Platform
One Technology
Platform
PowerSchool
Student
Informati
on
System
(SIS)
• Single Sign-on
• Collaborative
• Populated with
resources for NC
educators
Coming Soon
Instructional
Improvement
System
Tools for
Teaching
and
Learning
(IIS)
Instructional Improvement System
Learner Profile
and Work
Samples
Standards &
Curriculum
Instructional
Design, Practice &
Resources
Assessment &
Analytics
Data Analysis
and Reporting
Professional
Development &
Educator Evaluation
Learner Profile and Work Samples
• Teacher has access to learner
information to assist with planning and
monitoring
• Teacher can use examples of student
work for future lessons
• Student can collect evidence of
learning and growth
• Parents can view student work
Standards and Curriculum
Instructional Design, Practice and Resources
Example
Assessment and Growth
Dashboards, Data Analysis and Reporting
Professional Development and
Educator Evaluation
• View, register for, participate in PD
• View past PD participation
• Get suggestions for PD based on class
performance or observation/evaluation
data
• Receive recommendations for license
renewal credit
• Implement educator evaluation processes
Types of
Content/Resources
• What kinds of resources will make up
the IIS?
– Instructional (lesson plans, unit
guides, activities)
– Assessment (formative assessment
resources, item banks, summative
assessments)
– Professional Development (videos,
articles, webinars)
– Educator Evaluation/Talent
Management (rubrics, evaluation
tools, artifact tools)
Guiding Principles
To make the
resources in the
IIS meaningful
and useful to
teachers:
– Resources must
• Be aligned with
standards
• Provide ample
coverage to all
standards and
objectives
• Emphasize quality
over quantity
• Be reviewed and
rated by educators
in North Carolina
Some of Our Content Sources
Multiple
Subjects
Some of Our Content Sources
Math
Some of Our Content Sources
Science
Some of Our Content Sources
English
Language
Arts
Sample 3rd Party Instructional Activities
National Archives
Phet
Objective
Solicit and gather content from LEAs and Schools
The Members Represent the following School Districts:
Alamance-Burlington Schools
Asheboro City Schools
Burke County Schools
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Cleveland County Schools
Cumberland County Schools
Edenton-Chowan
Forsyth County Schools
Gaston County Schools
Guilford County
Halifax County Schools
Hoke County
Hyde County
Jones County Schools
Martin County Schools
Montgomery County Schools
Moore County Schools
Mooresville Graded School
Newton-Conover City Schools
Onslow County Schools
Orange County
Pender County Schools
Person County Schools
Pitt County Schools
Rutherford County
Transylvania County Schools
Union County
Wake County Public Schools
Wayne County Public Schools
Whiteville City Schools
** New members from Summer Institutes,
NCSBA and Tech. Directors’ meetings
Sample LEA PD Resource
Sample LEA Assessment Resources
Sample LEA Instructional Resources
NC FALCON Updates
Carmella Fair
NC FALCON Updates
• Formative Assessment Plans
• NC FALCON Modules
• NC FALCON Coordinator Meetings
NC Definition of Formative
Assessment
– Formative assessment is a process used by teachers
and students during instruction that provides feedback
to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to help
students improve their achievement of intended
instructional outcomes.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO, 2008)
Formative Assessment Plans
• Formative Assessment Plans developed by
teachers
• Located in NC Education/NC FALCON
– center.ncsu.edu/nc
– “Formative Assessment Plans”
– enroll in the “course”
Formative Assessment Plans
Plans were developed by NC teachers for
these content and program areas:
Arts Education
English as a Second
Language (ESL)
Science
Career and Technical
Education (CTE)
Healthful Living
Social Studies
English Language Arts
(ELA)
Mathematics
World Languages
NC FALCON Modules
– Modules for Teachers
– New Module for Students
• About the Student Ownership Of Learning Module
• Piloting the student module
NC FALCON Coordinator Meetings
Future Meetings (Webinars)
September 19, 2012
September 25, 2012
3:30 – 5:00
November 14, 2012
3:30 – 5:00
February 13, 2013
3:30 – 5:00
April 24, 2013
3:30 – 5:00
Contact
Learning Systems
IIS
Sarah McManus
Director
919-807-3668
sarah.mcmanus@
dpi.nc.gov
Cynthia Crowdus
IIS Project Coordinator
919-807-3205
Cynthia.crowdus@
dpi.nc.gov
Dan Gwaltney
Consultant
919-807-3249
Dan.gwaltney@
dpi.nc.gov
Instructional Improvement System
Why – How – What -- When
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RFP Issued
Feb 27, 2012
Vendor Approval
& Contract Award
December
2012
Reviewed
Proposals
April – June
2012
Design and
Build
December 2012 
Negotiated with
Select Vendors
Data Integration
Pilot
June – October
2012
IIS Pilot
Early 2013 
Fall
2012
Phased-In
Roll out
Starting 2013-14
School Year

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