CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE POST-CONFERENCE T E A C H E R T A L E N T M A N A G E M E N T M O N I C A J O R D A N A N D L E A D E R D E V E L O P M E N T M A N A G E R DO NOW 5 MINUTES Imagine you are watching a post conference. What would you be looking for to determine if the post conference was effective? Use the index card on your table to jot down your ideas. REFLECT • Turn and Talk in your table group to discuss the ideas noted about what the post conference would look like/sound like LEARNING TARGETS • Identify the goal of an effective post conference • Identify key characteristics of an effective post conference • Determine next steps to improve feedback in your school GOALS OF AN EFFECTIVE POST CONFERENCE • How do you know you have identified the right growth area? • How do you identify the right action step? NARROW DOWN: COACHING TECHNIQUE TEAM QTE 3 • Provides all teachers with tailored feedback that leads to meaningful improvement in effectiveness and student growth Coaching Standard 1:Analyze and Prioritize • Clarify how effective coaches sift through classroom data in the moment and use this data to make sound choices about how to prioritize discrete skills for development NARROW DOWN • Analyze the data while you’re in the room, or immediately afterward • Narrow you focus to one or two discrete skills • Pick skills that, if improved, would have the greatest effect on teacher and student performance • • • • • Guiding Questions Start with the Domain Focus on Competencies Identify the Aligned Indicator Check Your Thinking Pick a Bite-Sized Skill to Develop Pitfalls to Avoid • A domain (e.g. Cultivate Learning Environment) • An Indicator (e.g. Build a Respectful, Learning-Focused Classroom Community) • The competency with the lowest score is not necessarily the best area to focus on with the teacher STRUCTURE OF A POST CONFERENCE • Establish the Purpose (1-2 minutes) • Area of Reinforcement (5-7 minutes) • Area of Refinement (5-7 minutes) • Recommendations (10 minutes) STRUCTURE OF A POST CONFERENCE Building and Fostering Trust Asking vs. Telling The Art of Questioning Respond with SPACE • Silence, Paraphrasing , Accepting , Clarifying and Extending ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN A POST CONFERENCE • Article Jigsaw, Step I: • At your table, number off 1-3, repeating those numbers if there are more than 3 at your table. • Independently read the article that corresponds to your number (see below), highlighting key learnings as you read. • Article 1: Giving Effective Feedback • Article 2: 7 Keys to Effective Feedback • Article 3: The Art of Feedback • Article Jigsaw, Step 2: • At your table, summarize your article for your tablemates by noting the following: • A brief summary of the main point of the article (1 minute) • 2 characteristics of effective feedback noted in your article (2 minutes) • A key quote from the article that you found meaningful (1 minute) • Continue until each of the 3 articles has been reviewed and each person has had a chance to report out. POST CONFERENCE RUBRIC • Read the TEM Post Conference Rubric independently. • Underline or highlight descriptors in the rubric that were evidenced in your article and/or discussion at your table. • Compare/contrast to the ideas that you captured on your ‘Do Now’ index card. ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE POST CONFERENCE • (7 min) Individually watch and script the post conference that follows. • (10 min) As a table group, • Discuss what you observed in relation to the post-conference rubric; • Score the post-conference; • Identify the following: • Area of reinforcement for the observer leading the post conference; • Area of refinement for the observer leading the post conference; • Recommendation to improve the post conference. ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE POST CONFERENCE • Based on our discussion of the elements of an effective postconference and the activity that we just completed, are there any revisions to the post conference rubric that you recommend? • Use the chart paper provided to capture your table’s recommended revisions. EXEMPLAR POST CONFERENCE • Individually watch and script the post conference that follows. • As a table group, • Discuss what you observed in relation to the post-conference rubric. • Score the post-conference • Identify the following: • Area of reinforcement for the observer leading the post conference • Area of refinement for the observer leading the post conference • Recommendation to improve the post conference NEXT STEPS • Discuss in your small group what implications today’s learning has for the way you and your staff conduct post conferences. • Plan for your admin team to engage in a similar activity to co-observe a post conference and give feedback to each other on ways to improve.