PRESENTATION OUTLINE FOR… Thursday October 17, 3:30 to 5:00 pm Deanna M. Albert, Ph.D. CEO/CAO, Educational Solutions & Resources LLC Alice Stabiner Director of Academic Content, Generation Ready Presented At: NJPSA/FEA Fall Conference October 17, 2013 At The Session Participants Will…. • Gain insight and a shared understanding of the common language needed to describe elements of teacher effectiveness, based on evidence of student learning (just the facts!) • Through a series of interactive tasks, learn to differentiate when a task or event is descriptive or evaluative and use that increased ability as a tool for providing non-judgemental, ongoing, actionable feedback aimed at improving student learning • Develop strategies and tools for creating authentic conversation and professional communication based on goals set through mutual understanding; focused on actionable feedback and ongoing support before and after classroom visits and observations • Practice and deepen understanding of descriptive note-taking as a tool for analyzing the task, the teacher’s questions/actions and the students’ responses as evidenced in an observed video-recorded lesson to provide evidence for their decisions and feedback • Use these descriptive notes, reflect on and align a domain-specific rubric with student learning evidence. This activity will guide participants to better understand how to objectively rate teacher proficiency and guide instructional best practices, regardless of the framework used • Gain understanding of the process for ensuring inter-ratability among building administrators and supervisors, creating a shared vision of what and how best to analyze teacher effectiveness The session will conclude with discussion of next steps leading to on-going professional development, building professional learning communities and a whole-school-shared vision of quality teaching and learning. SPECIFIC AREAS OF DISCUSSION WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • EIGHT PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION BILL GATES VIDEO − IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE TEACHER FEEDBACK WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TEACHING, SUPERVISION AND FEEDBACK MOVING TOWARDS TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS MATTERS THE BIG PICTURE CHANGES TO REFLECT UPON EVIDENCED-BASED CRITERIA FOR INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER? WHAT GOOD TEACHERS HAVE IN COMMON OUR ROLE AS LEADERS THE INSTRUCTIONAL CORE • BUILDING THE COMMON LENS (WHAT MAKES INSTRUCTION SUCCESSFUL) • BUILDING THE COMMON LENS (HOW PERSONAL EXPERIENCES COLOR PERCEPTIONS AND REACTIONS) • BUILDING A COMMON LANGUAGE • AN UNCOMMON VISION (VIDEO) • BUILDING A COMMON LANGUAGE (VISUAL EXAMPLES) • PUTTING ALL STAKEHOLDERS ON THE SAME PAGE • BUILDING A COMMON VISION FOR USING QUESTIONING AND DISCUSSION • FACTORS MAKING QUESTIONING AND DISCUSSION HIGHLY EFFECTIVE • USING “QUESTIONING AND DISCUSSION” • DANIELSON’S RUBRIC 3B: QUESTIONING & DISCUSSION TECHNIQUES • ALIGNING CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS WITH THE QUESTIONING & DISCUSSION RUBRIC • BUILDING STAKEHOLDER UNDERSTANDING • WHAT IS DESCRIPTIVE & WHAT IS EVALUATIVE − LEARNING TO BE NON-JUDGEMENTAL • PREPARING FOR AN OBSERVATION • VIDEO OBSERVATION: TEACHING & LEARNING EVIDENCE • VIDEO REFLECTION • SAMPLE LESSON VIDEO • THE PROCESS − MAPPING OBSERVATIONS WITH THE RUBRIC • EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK − BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS • PRACTICING FEEDBACK (ROLE PLAYING EXERCISE ON PROVIDING EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK) • DISCUSSION OF INSIGHTS GAINED AT TODAY’S SESSION • NEXT STEPS For Additional Information, Please Contact: Deanna M. Albert, Ph.D. CEO/CAO Educational Solutions & Resources LLC E-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 201.965.1533 Alice Stabiner Director of Academic Content, Generation Ready E-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 201.747.1105 To receive full text and illustration handout, please attend our workshop Thursday, Oct. 17, 3:30 – 5:00pm. Looking forward to meeting you.