LPS Innovation & Learning Coach MEETING AGENDA
Comments for Next Year:
The Feedback Process Book Study
- Would like consistent focus on coaching during our meetings. Have it be the first hour of our meetings, use the evaluation doc as a guide for topics
- Use the community again. Post articles and coaching items, keep sharing through the community.
- Terms for VL work: proficiency guide => single point rubric (TK convo)
COACH EVAL CHANGES FOR 2017-2018
- Adding coaching survey (for data and reflection) Tara’s Exit Survey
- Add evidence to the eval evidence template (share the Gerber notes on data collected)
- Change cycle reporting to Ashley’s frame
- Assign a coach mentor to the new coaches. Work together to understand the district, coaching model, various roles.
May 24 - May 31 (5 days) *Daily Agendas on 2017-18 Coaches Meeting Doc
- We need to finalize who is traveling/presentations
- New coaches/mentors to Student-Centered Coaching
- Split into 3 groups to plan
- Balanced Literacy PD
- Coaching Academy
- New Teacher Planning-Sara Burke-wants to meet with K teachers
- New teacher google mail
- What do we think about possibly getting a parent panel to talk about what they want for communications?
- New teachers and calling the parents - we need a workshop
- What about possibly having social worker come to NTI and help with the mental illness piece? The combination between getting too close and knowing boundaries. Kendra Calloway has a training for something (was talking with Cathy Mendez) but know that social workers would be interested in some kind of partnership
- Daily Agendas - Agendas shared on Canva with editing rights. Feedback: Format/ color changes? New content or changes? Should we do ‘LPS Faces of Leadership’ every day? Thoughts on Twitter challenge?
- JW- Ask Bob V to host an acronym game
- Common Acronyms/Terms:
- PLC (Professional Learning Community)
- IEP (Individual Education Plan)
- 504 Plans
- RTI (Response to Intervention)
- BIST (Behavior Intervention Support Team)
- MAP (Missouri Assessment Program)
- EOC (End-of-Course Assessments)
- APR (Academic Progress Rate)
- Standards Based Reporting
- CSA (Common Summative Assessment)
- First Year Teacher - end of first year
- PDP - required in our program, not building
- Principals will communicate the PDP process with new teachers
- Classroom management
- Diversity - need to have NTII (Precious Kurth) Discusses classroom equality gender/race/abilities;
- What is our goal for her time?
- Ideas- 3 curriculums formal, symbolic, societal
- Cultural understandings
- Effective Instruction
- Learning Targets
- Student voice and choice
- High engagement
- Communication - professional
- Effective technology and social media
- 2 year plan
- Identify priority indicators
- After 2 years of being mentored, what are the priority indicators? (we need to come up with the list and publish)
- Mentor Handbook - update this summer and tag with being aligned with the new law
- Systematic and specific
- Aligns with CSIP
- Has outcomes for new educators (month to month list)
- Extension or part of of PD plan for the district
- Have to have one visit required
- Need to update the handbook Mentor Handbook update
- Coaching Academy- Instructional leadership academy?
- Build instructional leadership/Build coaching capacity
- Build trusting relationships with colleagues
- Understand change dynamics
- What communication strategies can a person use to build healthy relationships with other professionals?
- What leadership skills enable change efforts in school?
- What is the most effective way to manage the complexities of helping adults?
- Acquire coaching behaviors to support their work with individual and teams of teachers.
- “Teacher leaders can also be catalysts for change, visionaries who are ‘never content with the status quo but rather always looking for a better way’. Teachers who take on the catalyst role feel secure in their own work and have a strong commitment to continual improvement. They pose questions to generate analysis of student learning.”
- “Regardless of the roles they assume, teacher leaders shape the culture of their schools, improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers.”
- Student centered leadership- coaching, data teams, student centered instruction
- How do we envision this playing out?
- Top Contenders offered a place first
- What is our scope of work?
- Helping guide thinking/build capacity
Title of the group:
- Instructional Leadership Posse
- Building Instructional Leadership Capacity
Description for the help desk:
“Regardless of the roles they assume, teacher leaders shape the culture of their schools, improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers.” The Instructional Leadership Posse is professional learning to develop instructional leadership capacity, exploring change agency traits and practices, and learn more about instructional coaching.
Day 1 outline
Day 2 outline
Focus: Culture of their school
How do you put yourself out there in your building to instill change?
Focus: Improve student learning
Analyzing data for student growth (data informed decisions)
District data, how to use it effectively?
Focus: Influence practice among their peers
How to navigate instructional conversations (relationships)
*Structure includes personalization for teachers with coaches follow-up after sessions
- Susan’s Birthday (May 16)
- Scott’s Birthday (June 9)
- Bring a senior picture.
- Tracey -Card and Treat on May
- Share Principal communication (will continue to update this as we plan-Scott is adding the daily schedule for NTII so admin know the events of each day.)
- Complete Coaching Numbers prior to Summative Evaluation
- Revise Info for New Coach (check for broken links, access to attached documents)
- Apple ibook training? NO contact Michelle/Susan
- OER/No textbook
- OER - anyone can use it, but it doesn’t mean it is GoOpen
- Committed to creating curriculum that uses online resources in lieu of a textbook for health only -
- Next year curriculum meeting sch
- (Question) Prep for Guided Reading and Guided Writing pd
- Question - pre-service… what is our desired requirement for what we should provide - is it pre-service, other district PD time, per building decision?
- Should we go into independent reading strategies?
- Confer, goal set, keeping students on task
- Create Agendas for each day
- How do we envision this playing out?
- Top Contenders offered a place first
- What is our scope of work?
- Helping guide thinking/build capacity
Interview info: May 9th (12-5) and May 8 (12-5)
- Early literacy skill set
- 3-5 lens
- Good fit
- Why doesn’t Jeanette know you?
- Have you been coached? If not, why?
- What other ways do you learn?
- What is your professional impact teacher? What do you deliver?
- Finalize NT ½ day (1 group brand new/1 group 2nd year)
- Who is one student you will never forget from this year and why?
- Who is one person who provided you amazing support this year and what did they do to make you feel supported?
- What is something you have really enjoyed about LPS?
- What is something LPS could improve?
- What is one word to describe your year and why?
New teacher half day to do list
- Ask Terri- Order donuts/cookies for new teacher half days
- NEED TO PRINT THE PAGE in MENTOR HANDBOOK
- Make Copies of 9 mistakes new teachers make
- Make copies of the handouts DOC
- Compose email to send to new teachers
- Curriculum Council planning for May 11
- Remind CC reps to have ownership of documents transferred (specific to teachers leaving LPS)
- Explain Visible Learning Schedule (assessment aligned to learning targets)
- Need to be out of BYOC June 30, 2018 so work on pulling documents.
- Publication review items
- Talk through eclipse (Mary Coogan)
- Elementary Proficiency Guides-need to go over them
- CC meetings during pre-service
- Let Science Drive Reading Instruction (Tim Goral)
- Shared Google Calendar - you should have access to edit & add events. Please add any upcoming events.
- LMS pilot-Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom
- Teachers will be offered a 1 hour training on their first day back led by LMS for each building
- Get to Know You
- Matt’s Birthday (18)
- Bring Most Hilarious Prom/Dance Photo
- Brandon-Card and Treat on April 17
- What are you going to do to develop shared beliefs?
- What supports will we provide? What do we need to do to shift practice?
- How do you prepare for changes in structures? How do you prepare for changes in tools?
5 Vision Priorities
- Growth Mindset
- Learner Agency
- Data informed decisions
Principles of Learning
Lebanon Coaches visit 10-2:30 (Decide where to eat lunch)
- Coaching System
- What is student centered coaching?
- How to meet the needs of the whole building?
Here is the information from Jay Roth
We will be bringing all our coaches. There are only 5. One is a district tech coach. There has been a PK-1 Literacy coach in the district for over a decade in our PK-1 building. There are two first year instructional coaches - one at 2/3 building, and one at 4/5 building. Also this is the third year for a grades 6-8 MS instructional coach and our primary model is navigating CC in the real world of schools.
I'm unfamiliar with Student-Centered (Sweeney) coaching, but our tech coach (primarily at HS) was so impressed that she really wanted us all to see what you do. As a fledgling coaching group (not even department), we are seeking to learn what successful models do!
With respect to OER, we are (again) new to the table with looking at these resources as we work with curriculum and curriculum teams. A specific question that comes to mind is given the vastness of possibilities, how do you monitor the OER resources to ensure that the rabbit hole of OER options aren't turned loose?! How do you ensure proper vetting? How do you determine WHAT to share yourselves?
10-11:30 Group discussion including OER questions
11:30- 12:30 Lunch
1- 2:30 Observations (please sign up)
Tara (High School)
Josh World History cycle- in classroom (as soon as we arrive until 1:30)
Heritage Middle School
600 W. Kansas St.
Science 6 team - lesson design (1:16-2:01)
701 Thornton St
1:20 Data Review (End of Cycle - Music Literacy)
12:30-2:30 open time
My teacher rescheduled but we can chat, share resources, Q&A
- Book study (Chapters 4-5)
- NTii 2016-2017 Forum
- Elementary: May 16th from 12:30-3:30, SLT visit 2:30-3:15 (questions/rotation)
- Secondary: May 10th from 7:30-10:30, SLT 7:30-8:00 (donut and intentional conversation)
- Plan New Teacher ½ day / Promote (MLP sign up)
- Add to ½ day-Sonya Richardson-Thomas on brain development for teenagers
(emailed slides from LS parent camp)
- NTII Preparation Calendar
- Agenda Template
- Meet (with Cindy Rollins @ 8:15) to review New Hire/New Teacher program for 17-18
- 1st year have been moved to 2nd year. Make changes to 2nd year if you are aware of them.
9:15 -Springfield Coaches to attend. Will be with us for the day.
- Share out our coaching model-answer questions (panel conversation)
- Share our evaluation tool/structure (Schedule summative with Jeanette-(May sometime) Bring Unit of Coaching and PDP completed ready to upload when you attend your summative.)
- Tri-share: Bring or link a research/article below that you have used in a cycle with a teacher.
After lunch-Observing coaching in the afternoon-list name/building/time
11:30- 12:30 Lunch at Margaritas
North high school
1:40-2:25 new teacher
800 Midjay Drive
Liberty, MO 64068
12:45-1:30 ELA argumentative paper initial planning
1400 s. Skyline Drive
Liberty, MO 64068
12:50-1:40 2nd grade Developing success criteria/goal setting for writing
701 Thornton Street
Liberty, MO 64068
2:00-3:00 3rd grade
Data analysis to determine instructional grouping (Reading)
Coach Documents (shared with visiting districts)
Where do we keep notes for new teachers?
March 13-PM meeting
- Get to Know You
- Jamie and Carrie Birthdays (4) (23)
- Write a note of appreciation to someone-doesn’t have to be a coach.
- __Scott__ and Lisa_-Card and Treat on March 13
1. You are invited to write a note of appreciation to someone-doesn’t have to be a coach.
Good morning Tara! I attended your session at the Learning Forward conference. I was so excited to learn about your district's coaching model, especially at the secondary level. After passing the information on to the other coaches in my district, we were all wanting to learn more from you. You mentioned the possibility of schools visiting your district. Is this something we could set up before the school year ends? I know things are getting really busy with testing so I know it may be difficult. If you could let me know if this is something you guys have time for and if so some possible dates that may work for you, we would love to try and get together. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Instructional Technology Coach- I need to reply!
Team to Team- April 17
2. Look at PD Schedule for 2017-18
- Math Practices PD through Math Solutions (K-8 or K-6)
- Offering 10 sessions (coaching in the buildings)
- Provide a session and then demo teach in buildings
- More info to come later
- Elementary CC Aug. 23-VL assessment
- Secondary CC Aug. 24-VL assessment
- Pending dates in January-TBD (Jan 17/18 or 23/24)
- Heads of state-provide windows of time to sign up
- Full training-All admin and coaches
- August 3-4
- Collect evidence-bring in December
- December 4
- Dec 5-6 each building will have an appointment (coaches are a part of this) 1 hour per building
- Buildings get a ½ day (coaches are a part of this-drive Kara)
- January 29-February 2
- Feb. 5-9
- Fine arts- try to focus some work with them
- Curriculum Council with Kara-23/24 of January (Jeanette is pitching the 17/18 instead to avoid sub issues)
- PBL-6 sessions (3 elem/3 secondary) PBL 101 is the 3 day workshop-buildings have same exact number of seats. Encourage your admin to sign up for cohort 2.
- July 18-20 Elem
- July 25-27 Sec
- Aug 29-31 Elem
- Sept 12-14 Sec
- Sept 26-28 Elem
- Oct 3-5 Sec
- Sustained support: broken up by level
- Cohort 1.1: attendance optional Oct. 23-26
- Cohort 1.2: attendance optional January 8-11
- Cohort 2.1: Nov. 27-30
- Cohort 2.2 Jan 22-25
- Time in professional development district days
- Balanced Literacy-planned by coaches/shared within buildings
- Curriculum Updates: PD for New Standards Changes? Do we offer Summer Academy again?
- How are buildings supporting the work with learning targets/success criteria?
- Digital systems (district webpage and google mail)
- 1st day (Thu 8/10) - building am/Active shooter pm
- 2nd day (Fri 8/11) - building am/convocation pm
- 3rd day (Mon 8/14) - dept meetings/pdc afternoon
- 4th day (Tue 8/15) - protected day-classroom work time
- 1st Day of School (Wed 8/16)
4. Book Study - Read ch. 5-9. Discuss Chapters 3-5 (read & make notes) - 1 hour https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Rn8fyRpPda43q83DHMjb1Kztrdejc0FuCqOhSj2Q6qQ/edit?usp=sharing
- Next steps with feedback
- Key attributes for feedback
- Recognize and select strategies for feedback
- Connect and apply research
5. TriShare: Take a picture (and story) of work with a teacher that brought an AHA! Moment/Shift of practice with that teacher.
6. Elevate EDU July 28th (go as a team??)
7. Lisa/Jamie/Ashley share takeaways from South Dakota school visit. Presentation
8. LEADS Site (homepage) - the announcements need to change more regularly. Do we (A) Like the current format of the bursts of information and (B) Do you have anything for the rest of the year you can add to help diversify the conversation? Or are you ok with it being information that I come up with on my own? Could be a good place to share out resources for some of our other meetings that are occurring throughout LPS. http://leads.liberty.k12.mo.us/
9. Next meeting is with SPS coaches. Who has coaching scheduled for March 31 PM that they can observe?
10. John Kitchens posted the DESE professional learning series offerings for June 12-16 in Jefferson City. It appears they are free. There are K-12 offerings.
- New Teacher Retention numbers (new to teaching) - Beginning with 13-14 class
- Communication for...when do you show up, where do you go, dress, etc.
- Send an invite to Becky Gossett to attend our planning-she has asked to be a part of our planning. Which planning date should we have her attend?
Determine Extra Contract days for 2018-19
February 27 - Sustained Visit with Alicia (Visit #2)
- Book Study - Chapters 1 - 3 (read and make notes) - 1 hour
- Next steps with feedback
- Ackart’s idea…
- Our definition: Process where inputs (communicating) specific info/noticing and moving (drive) toward (at to need to be) desirable outcomes to cause (learning between action and reflection) reflection.
- Guided Writing - bring books to use for research - book talk - 1 hour
- TriShare Talks - Topic: Best formative assessment you saw recently-bring a story
- New Teacher Prep-where, when
- Reflect on Diane Sweeney days. How do we want that contract to look next year? Done
- PD for Next Year: Visible Learning-August 3-4 tentatively We may need to look at prepping for NTII August 1-2
[X] PDP Mid-Year Review
[X] Invite 1st/2nd year teachers to New Teacher 1/2 Day once approved in MLP
[X] Invite JW and admin to coaching observation (Lisa, Jamie, Ashley)
[X] Tally days out of building - how many? purposes? 1/2 days with teachers separately
[X] Count weeks of cycles - how long are the 4s?
[X] Reminder: Document student evidence of cycles (4s) for Summative Evaluation
[X] Find example of Formative Assessment (by 2/23)
[X] Read Feedback Chapters 1-4 (by 2/23)
February 7-8 Diane Sweeney
- Feb 7 - come with video at your sign up time
- Feb 8 - meet at NKC - 8:30 start
- No meeting on Feb 9
- Set date for New teacher half district days in May - elementary/secondary each have ½ day
- First & Second Year Teachers - Coaches invite their own people to sign up in MLP
- Esther said to avoid May 4th & 11th
- Last years presentation-elementary
- Elementary on Tuesday, May 9th 12:30-3:30 PM Changed (due to MAP Testing) to May 16 12:30-3:30
- District Admin 2:30-3:15 PM
- Secondary on Wednesday, May 10th 7:30-10:30 AM
- District Admin 9:30-10:15 AM
- Get to Know You
- Lisa’s Birthday (28)
- Share New Year's Resolution
- Carrie-Card and Treat on January 23
2. Rescheduled dates - thanks to Scott!
Diane Sweeney Days: Feb 7 -video @ LPS/NKC 830
- Brandon/Matthew-Personalized Learning Summit - May 10-12, San Francisco
- Tara/Jeanette/Carrie (maybe Brandon)-Denver Coaching Conference May 21-23
- Jeanette/Tara-Learning Forward-March
- Jamie, Ashley, Lisa-observe personalize learning at a school somewhere TBD
- Travis Lape/South Dakota (K-5 Personalized Program - first year)
4. Discuss days out of your building - How many really? Purposes? Remedies? No judgement evaluation & planning
- Keep a tallied list (specify lab ½ days with teachers separately) of days out of building
- Meet with principals every week-if cancelled reschedule right away
- Inviting principal to observation this semester.
5. Plan Jan. 25/26 Curriculum Council planning based on Kara Vandas days
- Kara Vandas-refer to email list
- We need to look at our assessments with our new standards. Do you want a preview?
- Full day
6. Balanced Literacy PD-What was shared with admin - Jamie
7. Learning Forward MO Outstanding Instructional Leader Nominee: Tara Harvey (application)
- Literacy Professional Development
- PDC Co-Chairperson
- Redesigning New Teacher orientation
- Balanced Literacy PD
- Essential Questions & Learning Targets PD
- Building instructional practice
- Promoting innovative initiatives
- Offers a variety of professional development opportunites to her staff through various means (face to face, individual, small group, online, etc)
- Other (based off items on the rubric)
- Has her administration certification
- Leader in coaching meetings by regularly sharing research and information she has read
- Cycle times-how long are they? Track for this year-want to look at this data. Does the goal chosen influence the time of the cycle? (Count by weeks) Our goal is to define a cycle. How are you defining these-what is the change?
- 4’s-have student evidence (once or multiple times) that we will add to our data collection
- When looking at student evidence, make sure something happens from that. Next steps-aha and something to it.
9. Coaching Continuum-may not be in this order/entry points vary
- Starts with standards/standards planning (unwrapping)
- Creating learning targets/success criteria (content and process target or goal)
- Personalization or differentiation/learning progressions (grouping based on process and data)
- Provide examples or articulate what proficiency looks like (exemplars-scoring guides) have learner agency conversation for those students that are performing
- Are the teachers doing this without you?
- I can rubric.
- Transferable to other courses/content
- Teach others
10. Share Feedback from Evaluation conversations: Tri/Share on student evidence. Next conversation: Feb. 23-best formative assessment you have found
- Lisa, Tara, Carrie
- Jamie, Matt, Scott
- Brandon, Ashley, Tracey
11. Book Study for second semester - Feedback (Killion) starting today by defining
- Chapters 1-4 - Feb 23rd
- Chapters 5-8 - March 13th
12. Unit of Instruction/Coaching use whatever document/template you choose.
13. PDP-reflection will paste it on your evaluation from December
14. Common Sector Competencies - added to curriculum
[ ] PDP Mid-Year Review
[ ] Invite 1st/2nd year teachers to New Teacher 1/2 Day once approved in MLP
[ ] Invite JW and admin to coaching observation
[ ] Tally days out of building - how many? purposes? 1/2 days with teachers separately
[ ] Count weeks of cycles - how long are the 4s?
[ ] Document student evidence of cycles (4s) for Summative Evaluation
[ ] Find example of Formative Assessment (by 2/23)
[ ] Read Feedback Chapters 1-4 (by 2/23)
January 9 - PBL follow up (AM with coaches/PM with admin)
- PD Timeline
- Planning for Sem2
- Curriculum Council planning Jan 25/26
Summative conversations with Jeanette
December 19 - Coaching Celebrations Day
- Organize thinking and prioritize issues (LPS application from Lean Lab)
- Mid-year reflections
- Mid-Year Coaching Numbers
- Can we talk about trips? What is our best method to determine who goes where?
Take it back to your admin team:
Coach Teacher Asked Confirmed
Tara Harvey - Juli Hustoft X
Matthew Krohne - Ashley Allen X (MLP can find her a sub)
Carrie Gabriel- Amber Lierman X
Ashley Duvall- Jaysa Hartman X (pre-arranged sub)
Lisa Gray-Katherine Rettig X (pre-arrange
Scott Heeke- Michelle Beagle X (MLP can find her a sub)
Jamie Ackart- Cammy Neth X (
Tracey Kracht - Charity Stephens X
Brandon Lewis - Natalie Pottier X (MLP…)
- learning progressions video helped push teachers thinking
- Grouping students on data-using formative assessment to change groups
- Teachers are seeing the value of success criteria
- Watching teachers come to realization that coaches have planted seeds for
- Data teams at a building are really doing this effectively with ela and now moving into other subject areas.
- Hot topics in research-Visible Learning
- Being a leader that drives learning
- Effective PD is/isn’t
- High effect size
- Common Formative Assessment-research based
- Assessment Capable Learner: Do you know where you are? Do you know how to get there? Do you know where to next?
- I can identify what assessment looks like within teacher collaboration.
- I can support the current work (LT/SC, planning, assessment data) through the Data Team process.
- I can identify the steps to create assessment capable learners (teacher & student).
- I can analyze the use of formative assessment and give feedback or use questions to grow my staff.
- I can grow in my understanding of formative assessment.
Learning Target - (what) learning we intend the students to learn
Success Criteria - (how) the measure to which the target is created. What is it that the student has to do in order to be successful. Must be specific to what the student will do/show.
A Visible Learner Profile
- Learning Dispositions: Applies effective habits of thinking and doing (Guy Claxton and James Noddingham)
- Assessment Capacity: Explain and understands progress (3 questions)
- Feedback: Seeks, receives, acts on and gives feedback
- Learning Processes: Understand how to learn (surface to deep)
**What is posted as required is SAMPLES**
Start at the unit level with Success Criteria.
Then build the progression-breaking down the standards that build to the overarching standard. If you build the targets with students, choose a deeper standard that they can progress/grow over time.
Both learning intentions and success criteria should come from the standards.
Progression examples video: self assessment (Ideas for Improvement, Things to Celebrate) went to peer assessment next.
November 21 (FULL DAY) - AM Lean Lab
- Get to Know You
- Jeanette and Brandon Birthdays (29) (8)
- Share out one thing you are thankful for in regards to our team
- Ashley and Matthew -Card and Treat on November 21
- Jeanette wants us to join her for dinner at Chuys
November 21 (FULL DAY) - PM Coaches Meeting
- Top takeaways - team works well under time constraints, questions helped keep team focused, human design (test out idea on small group), action-oriented, how do you coach mindset, communication!!, not all risk-taking is equal, systems don’t solve average, focusing on thinking rather than a task, process of design thinking, coaches could replicate this process, “five whys,” synchronicity of the team (can be efficient but need to work hard to think differently), value of feedback (others and self) in process
- Agenda for Second Semester
- Coherence Chapter 3
November 17 - Sweeney Lunch with Coaches
Where do we want to go from here in our work with you?
As a collective group, we feel like we need more work on the following…
- Coaching moves (how to not miss them, etc.)
- How do you know how far to push someone but not push too hard?
- Video watching - what trends should we be aware of and what might we be missing?
- Formatively assessing the work
- Being metacognitive in our work
- Don’t should on someone
- Make your work about kids and kids’ learning - number one filter - all the rest of the stuff becomes options vs paths
- I notice, I wonder, What if… the notice is always good to focus on student evidence
- Give a little grace - missed moves are not bad things.
- Are we pointing ourselves to thinking together or are we pointing ourselves to getting people somewhere? Thinking together - there won’t be missed moves. Missed moves might signal you are trying to get someone somewhere.
- When to pause, when to probe - being more intentional
- People will relax when it isn’t about you and an agenda, it is about the partnership
- Don’t play “guess what is in the coach’s head”
- Maybe instead of watching body language - ask yourself if the coaching conversation was fun? Was there energy?
- Always important as a coach to know when to self-monitor
- How much of our coaching is coach asking questions to teachers vs teachers asking questions to coach?
- Coaching the coach (team-coaching)
- Examining student work (best approach, process, etc.)
- Reflection on the last two days
- Where did we want to go on planning?
- How do you determine if the teacher is resistant to ie pretesting? What can you do to break through?
- Ask yourself - is this how I would work with (approach) my kids? (in my classroom) - what is the pattern I would have gone through … discovery, curiosity, learn from your learning how does this manifest in your professional capacity?
- Learning Targets (now and then)
- Everyone needs to have clarity in curriculum
- There is a connection with curriculum in coaching but we don’t unpack - we USE the targets.
- Usually a coaching cycle doesn’t have to be a standard
- Often you can’t coach a cycle into a whole standard because it might be difficult to measure growth as it could be actually measured over an entire semester / year.
- Assess the essence of the target - the knowing
- Some of our teachers live in the world of standards - if we don’t make it the standard, will they be invested in the goal?
- Match the duration of the coaching window/cycle to how big/small the goal is
- If the standard is precise, that might work, but if it is too big, you might have to make the cycle longer or pick one aspect to drill in.
- Might coach into the process (ie a piece of writing for growth)
Our three tier levels:
- Curriculum Leaders - finding and growing
- We are helping to decide what we are given
- Change up elementary seating w/NKC
November 16 - Sweeney Debrief
- Work on a coaching academy - like leadership academy
- We would host 30-40 seats in the district
- Whoever wants to become a coach in the future
- Even if they don’t become a coach we build capacity for the mindset of coaching at LPS
- One of the rules is you have to be coached in a cycle
- Building capacity in teacher leadership
- Application or something to determine the participants
- Can you use these people to help be mentors in upcoming year
- Restructuring how we focus time with new teachers - possibly group collaboration rather than meeting 1-1 outside of the half day
- Swag for new teachers - LPS card that sticks to your phone but then it wipes off the phone face
- Article - shifting the emphasis from activities to careful analysis of cause and effect relationships - that was about building teachers as instructional decision makers and building their ability to build what the kids need - as coaching we need to continue to build our ability to make decisions based on what teachers need. Growth as a coaching team when we are having conversations how can we continue to build teachers
- Instead of what the lesson is - what is the rationale for why we are doing ___ .
- The process of providing feedback LPS feedback is becoming more clean, precise, prescriptive … as opposed to empty compliments
- Want to work with teachers second semester that hasn’t been worked with this fall. List of things to collaborate with to improve in this year
- New teachers connection - definitely doing well with the building of capacity
- New teachers and differentiating for those who are in the program - how can we improve our NT academy for the various levels of people coming to LPS
- What do we do with student teachers? Maybe could you do a cycle with the mentor and ST?
- Reminder - the request from principals for people who are transferred between buildings and they aren’t assigned to anyone - how are we supporting?
- Article - rich drop of food coloring - little drip makes a big impact - you don’t have to necessarily push a BIG change…
- When you put a carnation in the water, it sucks it up
- We do a spray approach in respect to the coaching we do in teacher needs. What if we are intentional as a system… clarifying a specific element (in our story) - that we always put into our coaching piece - how could we impact the whole district? Being intentional is the point
- When working with new teachers it is typically teacher driving vs student driven.. But if that is what the teacher needs it will still transfer to impacting students
Coaching Questions for Looking at Student Work
- What does the evidence from observations and student work suggest about student strengths and continuing needs?
- How did our instructional plan contribute to this, what teaching is required to address continuing needs?
- Were there any misconceptions or interesting strategies/techniques that students used that need to be addressed? Did you, as the teacher, have any misconceptions?
- What can we learn about our students from the work?
- What is one intentional instructional move to address student needs for each learning target?
November 7 - Jefferson City DESE PD Series (two cars)
October 27-28 - Kara Vandas/ Bring CFA 2.0 text/Bring samples of a class set of student work
- Tracey’s Birthday (30) X
- Bring Favorite Halloween Picture/Share Favorite Memory
- Tara-Card and treat on October 24 X
- Core Practices #5
- Preparing for Formative and Summative Assessment Pd in the spring
- Have examples of units that we are already working on (from matrix)
- Look through 2 lens-what principals need to know, what CC need to know
- Tying instruction, units of instruction and assessment together
Planning with Kara:
- District requirements for assessment (pre-post)-finalize
- Roles of each group in the world of assessment
- Coaches-one on one work with teachers
- Curriculum council
- Is Visible Learning the direction we are going as a district?
- Overview of components of CFA 2.0
- Pre-assessment, Quick Progress Checks (article)
- Success Criteria-3 questions (clarify)
- December 15-16: ½ day principal and 2 full day w/ coaches
- Learning Pit-begin with this
- CFA 2.0 Formative Process
- Coaching questions for working with teachers on Pre-Assessment
- Intro to pieces of research
Option 1-bring in teacher work a day with assessment (16th is a Friday)
Option 2-move cc in January to the morning to have afternoons added for a
full day of work on assessment.
Option 3-Start with Visible Learning Foundation and evidence into action.
- January 25-26: ½ with Sec CC, ½ with Elem CC, 2 full day w/ coaches. (do elem. Coaches need to attend Sec CC and vice versa or can this just be time in buildings?
- Learning Pit-begin with this
- Introduction to CFA 2.0 Formative Process
- Bring a standard or unit goal and will write and talk through pre-assessment questions and quick checks
- Learning about specifics with types of assessment questions, practice writing.
- Template for what is shared with heads of state, what is just for you
- Prepare for heads of state
- 1 day (½ day) in the future-could be next year: give everyone the foundation of the research. (teacher clarity, student ownership of learning, etc) another day look at a matrix-What makes learning visible? Do an inventory. Look for evidence to collect. Set goals based on evidence.
October 24 - ILC Meeting - CANCELLED DUE TO KV MEETINGS
October 10 - ILC Meeting
- Coaching Evidence; example 1 - Lisa & Ashley
- Collecting student evidence
- Google Form example
- Ashley - Learning Targets, pre-assess, grouped students based on the results. Noticed targets are missing so that is the assignment. Showing growth
- Lisa - Use a google form to fill out anecdotal notes
September 26 - ILC Meeting
- CC Plan for Balanced Literacy: (Elementary Lead: Jamie)
- Revisit the beginning and the end (lit framework), Looking at the forest and the trees
- (Purpose: Goal of balanced literacy is for kids to read/thinking independently using strategies in all classes) BL=Scaffolded
- Compass activity around the room to share overall Balanced Literacy
- Excited, Need to Know, Stance, Worried About
- What are you EXCITED about?
- What do you feel you still NEED TO KNOW?
- STATUS CHECK...What are you feeling toward Balanced Literacy?
- What are you worried about?
- Essential Standards are the home base for curriculum links
- Small groups - check selected classes and inform the checklist
- What items are critical to include for curriculum development? Create a checklist. (Elementary Lead-Lisa)
- Elementary-share idea of pacing SSELA, SCRAT, MATH, CC together (Elementary Lead-Matthew)
- Acknowledge Curriculum Team Members are responsible for updating the CC members (Elementary Lead-Matthew)
- Coherence Chapter 1 Tracey/Tara
- Set larger goals from a leadership standpoint
- Help articulate the vision and priorities of LPS
- Decide on plan for Coaching Observations (October)
- Schedule time (1.5 hrs) with JW for observation (includes pre-brief/debrief)
- Send her an outlook invite
- Blackout days JW not available- Oct 6,7,10,11,12, All Mondays, 25-am 27, 28
- AdvancED Overview from JW
- External review team during April
- Self assessment, survey, data, executive summary, assurances
- Reflection is the key- reviewers will look for inconsistencies
- Accreditation stamp in addition to MSIP
ALL GRADES & CONTENT AREAS - Balanced Literacy – 3 hours (8:00 – 11:00 or as otherwise posted by building)
PRINCIPALS DETERMINE HOW TO MONITOR LEARNING TARGETS
Learning Targets for this session:
- I can locate and classify the reading levels of all my students.
- I can research strategies to use for vocabulary instruction in my classroom, and I have planned for at least two different activities or strategies that I will use this year for Tier 2 vocabulary instruction. (RTI Tier 1 instruction)
- I have identified and planned for two instructional strategies to use for shared reading with my students during the first semester. (RTI Tier 1 instruction)
- I have researched, identified, and planned for one instructional strategy that is SPECIFICALLY to be used with struggling readers in shared reading. (RTI Tier 2 instruction)
- I have located and planned with my grade level, department, or course level team on how and when to use the 3-STEP LESSON PLANNING GUIDE for SHARED READING and 3-STEP LESSON PLANNING GUIDE for VOCABULARY for my classes.
Got it- haven’t started
Got it- Working on it
September 20-22 - Diane Sweeney PD
Tuesday - AM with Secondary (8-11:30)@NKC- meet at 7:15 @ DAS
PM with Elementary (12:30 - 3:30) @LPS
Wednesday - @NKC all coaches (8:30-3:30) AGENDA
Thursday - @LPS with LPS only AGENDA New Link to AGENDA
AM with New coaches (BL, CG & TK) 8-11:30
PM with all coaches 12:00 - 3:00 (bring your lunch if you haven’t eaten yet)
September 12 - ILC Meeting
- Get to Know You
- Tara’s Birthday (18)
- Bring Baby Picture
- Jamie-Card and treat on September ___
- Bring your funniest school picture to share. All. SUPER FUN!
- Observation on Tuesday, September 20th-
- Elem meet 12:30-3:30 @LC
- Secondary-Meet at DAC at 7:15 to head to NKC
- Remaining days see schedule above.
- Unpack “Create systems for teachers to share ideas and resources with one another” what does this mean to
- Will revisit with Diane S. next week
- Book study Coherence-set dates to discuss/who is the leader - JW order. Assign chapters.
- Chapter 1 - Tracey/ Tara (9/26)
- Chapter 2 - Ashley/ Matthew (10/10)
- Chapter 3 - Brandon/ Jeanette (10/24)
- Chapter 4 - Lisa/ Jamie (11/7)
- Chapter 5 - Carrie/ Scott (11/21)
- Chapter 6 - All (12/5)
- Standards of professional learning - Assign months in the spring
- EdLeader21 Rubrics/PBL Rubrics
- asking challenging questions (not just yes/no questions)
- giving students complex, demanding tasks that require persistent effort, concentration, and various cognitive and metacognitive strategies
- requiring students to determine what makes an argument valid, assess possible solutions, categorize problems, map concepts or explain a worked example
- asking students to justify or evaluate their thinking (or other's thinking)
- asking students to generate questions and problems, independently collect and assess relevant information in the content and come to an extended conclusion/justification that works to solve complex issues
- Begin Inquiry
- Information & Discovery
- Analysis & Reasoning
- Problem Solving (Consider Alternatives & Implications)
- Self Reflection
- MLP titles for New Teacher Observations, outline observations for new coaches - Just decide: “New Teacher Lab / Coach’s Last Name / Date”
- Elementary Coaches need to chat with JW about Curriculum team work
- Curriculum for this year
- Managing Expectations: HB1490
- Land on 10 essentials-crosswalk Not publishing to BYOC- so where? HERE Document
- Unpack essentials-what does that look like? Does not go into a template. Critical elements must be there.
- Scope and sequence, essential question,
- OER is making this work look “messy” (we love messy). Have to get to a place where we publish-HS gov and MS science have great examples
- Curriculum Council
- When do we want an overview of AdvancED from JW? Next coaches meeting
- Coaching Observation talk through
- Personalization through team teaching
- LC Sped and Reg Ed are co-teaching
- Our focus is on the coaching of a MH teacher
- Learning Targets are lab related
- Evaluation Observation - process and deadline
August 22 - ILC Meeting
- 3 remaining Coach of the Day
- Evaluations - process, documents, notes, etc.
- Trait II (Understands How to Work with Adult Learners): Continually listen and respond to the needs of teachers
- Trait V (Skilled Facilitation): Anchor conversations in student work
- Trait VI (Maintains a Learning Stance): Create systems for teachers to share ideas and resources with one another
- Trait VII (Reflective Dialogue): Listen (avoid talking too much or making too many suggestions that may overwhelm teachers)
- PD Travel Calendar-Submissions for Presenting
- Keep in mind call for presenters is usually 6-9 months in advance
- What are we wanting to learn as a team?
- This could be one way we select where and who is going. How can we divide and conquer to bring the most information back to the team? Here is an example from my annotated notes from ISTE 2016.
- Coaches must support them too.
- How can we support PE and International Languages?
- Rough outline for NTII why it’s still fresh on our brains; save us time in May
- How can this help us?
- What can we use to help improve student learning?
- What do we see?
- How can we use this?
August 9 - NTii
August 8 - NTii
August 5 - NTii begins (LNHS)
August 4 - NTii Set Up @ LNHS - finalize all details - 410
8-12 Work on sessions
Afternoon-Set up at LNHS
August 3 - ILC Work day (building #2)
August 2 - ILC Work day (building #1)
August 1 - ILC Planning (district) - 409
8:00-9:30 Planning NTI
9:30-11:00 Break out and plan individual sessions
12:00-12:15 Coach of the day
12:15-2:00 Go through all of the sessions and share out what is going to be
2:00-3:00 Bring building spreadsheets
-Talk about 4, 3, 2, 1
New Teacher support doc
New teacher support doc on website
New teacher reflection
New teacher meetings to plan: weekly, monthly, Half days
Balanced Literacy Admin PD
July 29 - 408 (not a required contract day)
Go Open Regional Summit
Would you rather game
July 27 - 408
Share 3 Coach of the Day profiles
Go through day by day plans for NTII
Mentor Training-plan Carrie Gabriel- done
- Look at New Teacher mentor assignments - send emails to peeps
Advisor Training-Tara Harvey - done and sent to principals
AFTERNOON - Set up for #GoOpen Summit at LNHS
July 26 - 408
Elementary Coaches-PLTW LC Teacher Training @LC (8:00-12:00)
- LC planning agenda-finalize
- Get new teachers access to PLTW (get Brandon names and emails)
8:00-8:45 Secondary discussion of PS session
Know your Students, identify markings and labels in PowerSchool (9:00-9:45) - Tue 8/9
8:45-9:30 Mentor Training and Advisor Screencast
9:30-12:00 Love and Logic, 6-8 and 9-12 Inspiring Learning that Matters
12:00-1:00 Lunch (WORKING)
- Todd is our connection from NKC.
- Why partner?
- Collaboration with district/helping each other
- We are learning together.
- Preferences/needs/schedule parameters:
- NKC-Secondary Host Lab
- Liberty-Elementary Host Lab
- NKC-Secondary Host Lab
- Liberty-Elementary Host Lab
Dates for the year-align calendars/bi-weekly meeting dates/outlook invites. Determine book study plans for the year.
- Start August 29
- Mondays 8-12
- We want to get to 60%
- Student work
- Need to be learning goals like teachers
- 4 C’s rubrics-determine why Dr. Tucker likes them
- Lines up with work in PBL
- What is the impact on this?
1:00-1:15 Share 3 Coach of the Day profiles
1:15-2:00 Tolerate Jeanette asking a million questions.
- Look on list-principals are checking.
- Can’t have a new teacher arrive, when we aren’t aware.
- BTAP-first and second year teachers only (required to turn in doc for pd hours and mentor proof) needed to update certificate.
- Get a mentor for year 1
- Get coach for year 2
- New Staff-can be BTAP or a 5 year teacher (identified by HR-not us)
- Get an advisor (2+)
- Few teachers that are hired late, must attend NTII the following year.
- Counselors, SLP not in BTAP
- Everyone shows up-day 1
- Set up a schedule/send an invite
- How do we want to invite? How often?
- EdLeader21 study
- Articulating Learning Designs - publish
- We have a variety of Professional Learning Designs
- Must articulate and study-JW goal by end of year (publish)
- Meet secondary/elementary to plan for shared NTII PD sessions
New coaches protocol-have we completed all of the steps?
Step 1: Celebration
Step 2: How your buildings are notified about your transfer? Reach out with a welcome.
Step 3: Send them a welcome letter
Step 4: Determine book transfer date-prioritized list by current coaches
Step 5: Fill out calendar-extra days contract
Step 6: Tour the buildings-mentor/Dr. Westfall can facilitate
Step 7: New coach fills out name, cell phone and superpower in coaching contact doc
2:00-3:00 GoOpen Meeting (410) - Jeanette
July 25 - 408 (Coaches Retreat)
8:30 Welcome-Pass out Shirts. Outline goals for pre-service work. Prioritize items for each day-list is below in the parking lot.
8:41 New Teacher Innovation Resources
9:00 Share out 4 Coach of the Day Profiles
9:15 Team building activity: Collaborate to develop team norms/jobs/goals. Share culture events for the year. Starbucks Experience
10:15 Water Pong-2 teams
10:45 NTII prep
11:30 Head downtown-Harry’s Country Club for lunch (12:00 Reservation)
Lunch convo topic: Should our team apply for this award?
2:00-3:30 Break Out KC
3:30 Travel Home
New teacher Schedule of Events for Training
BTAP New Teachers
New Teacher Institute - what do we have to finish … please leave below the image of the day’s agenda. I need to wrap my mind around what we all are taking.
- Plan August 5 8:30 Get to know you activity
- Plan/Revise- Investing in Relationship Sessions
- Plan Curriculum/Instruction Presentation (Aug. 5 afternoon)
- Plan August 8 8:00 Icebreaker
- Plan/finalize We are Digital Sessions
- Gather ideas to share for Inspiring Learning that Matters sessions (grade levels divided out)
- Elementary Coaches-Plan make-up training for PLTW modules 1/2
- Secondary Coaches-Plan Powerschool follow-up
- Follow up with Teri-Lunch for new teachers (Tuesday Aug. 9)
- Stuff “swag” bags. Check with Jeanette-swag (bag)
- Create a video for Advisors
- Copy grant document-Lisa and Jamie
- One common email to principals about Mentor Training
- Do we need to follow up with Executive leadership team members about dates/times they come to NTII? Jamie is contacting them.
Note: I’m working with regional educators via ElevateEDU to create new teacher support by building networks. I have volunteered to host a twitter chat likely in September … more info coming soon! Hashtag: #ElevateNT