Resources are available at sim.abel.yorku.ca System Implementation and Monitoring Regional Session Fall, 2013 DAY ONE K-12 System Implementation and Monitoring (SIM) Context and Purpose • Focus: Family of Schools Supervisory Officers and elementary and secondary principals from the family • The work is system implementation and monitoring of the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA) and School Improvement Plans (SIP) within the Family Of Schools (FOS) • Funding of teacher release for K-12 SIM learning Where does SIM fit with other Student Achievement Division (SAD) initiatives? K-12 Literacy & Numeracy Leaders Grade 4-10 Transitions K-12 System Implementation & Monitoring Goal: Improve student learning, close gaps in literacy and numeracy by: - investigating learning, teaching & instructional leadership - mobilizing knowledge through differentiated support for all learners Support students performing lower than level 3 by exploring: - transitions - collaborative inquiry stance - evidence-based instructional processes - Interpreting student voice and engagement within the inquiry - Co-learn about implementation and monitoring within the FOS - Build and mobilize knowledge through outside and in-theroom thinking - Build our capacity to monitor our progress and impact. - Consider how educator and student mind-sets impact our actions. - Support coherence building by connecting the work of the province and district with the family of schools. You told us … • Continue the break-outs • Give time for board teams to plan Topics for Discussion: • Using the School Effectiveness Framework, as a tool to support reflective practice and enhance improvement planning • Building and sustaining a culture of change • Aligning the work of Student Success with board priorities • Engaging in effective monitoring • Using qualitative data to inform BIPSA and SIP planning • Building understanding of effective instruction of mathematics K-12 • Exploring the role of the SO in planning the professional learning of Principals Goals • Inquire and co-learn about implementation and monitoring of mathematics within the family of schools • Build and mobilize knowledge through outside and in-the-room thinking • Build our capacity to monitor our progress and impact • Consider how educator and student mind-sets influence our actions • Support coherence building by connecting the work of the province and district with the family of schools Agenda Day 1 • Provincial Picture • Assessment of FOS learning needs in mathematics • School Effectiveness Framework supports • Effective practices from educators and researchers • Jo Boaler and the mindsets related to mathematics Looking Back TEAM DISCUSSION In the areas where you’ve seen improved student achievement within your family of schools, what have you learned? What are your FOS structures and processes for: • supporting principals • principals supporting teachers • building and sharing effective practices • implementation and monitoring Provincial Areas of Focus • Primary reading • Students with Special Education Needs • Mathematics Grades 3 to 6 to Applied Mathematics (EL) Maintained Standard 3 to 6 Dropped 9, 4% Never Met Standard, 32% Did not Meet Standard 3 and 6 Rose in 9, 14% Did not Meet Standard in 9, 22% Rose to Standard 3 to 6 Dropped in 9, 4% Dropped from Standard 3 to 6 to 9, 14% Dropped from Standard 3 to 6 Rose in 9, 14% Rose to Standard 3 to 6 Maintained in 9, 5% Maintained Standard 3 to 6 to 9, 15% Number of students in the cohort: 29,122 9 Grade 3 & 6 Regional EQAO Results For the EQAO results for your region see the separate folder entitled: EQAO Achievement_SIM by region Fewer Students Reaching the Standard The proportions of students that rose to meet or exceed provincial standard in Grade 6 having not met standard in Grade 3 has declined over time. Provincial Areas of Focus - continued • Student Achievement in Applied Courses (OSSLT and Mathematics) • First Nations, Metis, and Inuit • Children and Youth in Care • Mathematics Grade 9 Academic and Applied Mathematics Regional EQAO Results For the EQAO results for your region see the separate folder entitled: EQAO Achievement_SIM by region Provincial Math Action Plan • Focused interventions with specific students (every grade 1 – 9 student below level 3) • Engagement in identifying, intervening, and monitoring at every level of the system • At least one math qualified teacher per division • Increased number of teachers with math AQ • Professional learning in math content and pedagogy • Know every student deeply and instruct them using a wide variety of strategies. • Relevant math across the curriculum in every subject K-12 What did your monitoring tell you? TEAM DISCUSSION Thinking about your work in mathematics last year in your family of schools, discuss the following: • • • • What was it that students needed to know and do? How do you know that students were successful? What were you monitoring? What was the impact? How do you know? Implementation Professional Learning Cycle Cynthia Coburn • What needs to be put into place in order for sustainability to occur and be ensured? • How will you achieve depth? • What evidence might you have? Depth …transformational shifts of educators’ beliefs…norms of interaction…underlying pedagogical principles Spread …includes the spread of underlying beliefs, norms, and pedagogical principles to additional classrooms and schools • What evidence might affirm that spread is occurring? Sustainability …has to do with the degrees to which activities and programs become ongoing habits Shift of Ownership …must become integrated into the tacit understanding…shifts in who owns the reform needs to be achieved • How will you know that all staff have taken ownership? System Monitoring Through Implementation Part 1 In triads Part 2 Whole team Where are you in this process as a family of schools in mathematics? What evidence supports your thinking? How one team monitors their work Several versions (different lengths) of this video showing the work of the system team from Hastings and Prince Edward DSB are on the SIM site Jo Boaler Video and Discussion • Are there concepts or ideas that students/parents/staf need to know? • How will you implement these? Lunch 12:00 -12:45 BRINGING OUR FOS THINKING INTO THE ROOM FOS Focus • Is there an explicit and shared articulation of an urgent mathematics student learning need within your FOS? • What specific curriculum areas need to be addressed? • Is there an explicit adult learning focus connected to the student learning need? • Is the adult learning focus narrow enough to allow for in-depth exploration? • What professional learning and monitoring structures need to be in place to ensure impact? Provincial Math Action Plan • Focused interventions with specific students gr. 1-9 • Identifying, Intervening and Monitoring at every level of the system • At least one math. qualified teacher per division • Increased number of teachers with math AQ • Professional learning in math content and pedagogy • Know every student deeply and instruct them using a wide variety of strategies. • Relevant math across the curriculum Information about the items on this slide are available at sim.abel.yorku.ca • Prodigy • Dreambox Learning Articles: Direct Instruction Successful Mathematics Achievement is Attainable Why Mental Arithmetic Counts Putting Students on the Path to Learning Read what John Hattie and Gregory Yates say about worked examples on pages 151-152 Angela Duckworth - Grit How does this impact on your mathematics plan? Contextualized Learning Activities • Example of relevant math across the curriculum • See video on SIM site What are the strengths in your FOS? What will you need to work on? Add to your plan any actions that you will take related to the Provincial Math Action Plan. School Effectiveness Framework Turn to page 28 - Numeracy in the Classroom and page 29 - Students How might these indicators and samples of evidence influence the work in your family of schools? Add to your plan. Readings TEAM DISCUSSION In your practice of facilitating adult growth and leadership development, is there something from these excerpts that you might consider more deeply? Add to your plan. Provincial and District Supports How does the professional learning provided by the district support your family of schools focus? How can Student Achievement Division (SAD) initiatives support your family of schools focus? Add to your plan. Jo Boaler Jo Boaler’s new website: youcubed.org - helpful tasks - videos - materials Jo Boaler Are there concepts/ideas that the students in your FOS need to know? How will you implement these ideas to support the culture of learning in your FOS? How do the educators in your FOS reflect these ideas in their work?