UAI HS Instructional Rounds Visit27APR15
Meet in the Conference Room, room 145
This is post here is going to basically be my talking points for tomorrow. I've put together a brief sketch of what I want focus on tomorrow. In the AM, I will give you guys a more in-depth overview of what we've been up to this year. I'll also be bringing bagels for you, but coffee is on your own!
Please email me your lunch order from here, CAFE METRO. I'm treating to lunch, too!
Instructional Rounds Visit
8:30-9:00 - Welcome and Overview of Kiri's Questions
9:00-9:20 - Classroom Visits to Darby and Brodie
9:20-9:40 - Debrief Visits
9:40-10:10 - Classroom Visits to Danielle and Michael
10:10-10:20- Debrief Visits
10:20-10:30 - Break
10:30-11:30 - IR Visit Debrief
Learning Cultures Work Time (11:30-3:30PM)
The PM is targeted for collaborative work time with the Principals and Cynthia. I put two topics on the docket. People should definitely feel free to add on!
Work Time Topic I - Analyzing and Addressing Student Failure (and in particular - Kids who are non-responsive or not responsive enough to multiple interventions/levels of intervention)
Work Time Topic II - Scheduling Discussion/Brainstorm/Problem Solving
Problem of Practice
How can we better develop the cycle of inquiry to build learner investment and collaborative problem solving skills? This is my question for both kids and teachers!
Theory of Action
If we engage learners in collaborative problem solving around their own questions (vs. questions posed to or for them), then they will become more actively engaged in finding their own solutions together and have a greater investment in seeing those solutions through.
- Role of the Peer Coach
- Collaborative Problem Solving
- Theory Introduction
- Ownership and Engagement
- Responsibility Teams as Study Groups
- Basically these are classroom Pods
- Emphasis on Genre selection
- Integrating an Assessment component