D218 Reciprocal Observation Process
- The purpose of the Reciprocal Observation is to focus on Student Learning by:
- Building awareness and camaraderie among professionals who want to investigate how students communicate their understanding of the material they learn in class and how students collaborate with their peers.
- Showcasing the skills students need to be successful in the four core content areas in D218.
Science Day-November 14th
English Day-November 15th
Math Day-November 16th
Social Studies Day-November 17th
- Allows the Host teacher to communicate what the students have been working on, areas of communication that we will see, and any background they believe is necessary to give to get a full scope and sequence of the Student Observation.
- A team of 3-5 professionals will observe how students communicate their knowledge of material being learned in the classroom setting and how they collaborate with their peers.
- The observers will take general notes focused on the areas of communication/collaboration happening in the classroom.
- After the lesson, the observers and D218 staff members will have the opportunity to discuss the student learning process and how students showed their communication/collaboration skills
Observation 1: 2nd Period 8:55-9:45 Or RH Observation 1: 9:00-9:42
Observation 2: 3rd Period 9:50-10:45 Or RH Observation 2: 9:47-10:29
(Travel to D218 Central Admin)
Debrief/Lunch at 11:00
- Teachers from Each Middle School/Junior High will meet for the Orientation at their host high school:
- DDE: Hamlin, Kellar, Kerr, and Veterans
- ABS: Independence, Nathan Hale, Prairie, Worth
- HLR: Oak Lawn Hometown, Finley, Calumet, Simmons
- Teachers will be given an observation log to document student learning
- Teachers will observe two classes
- Teachers will be able to debrief the observations with D218 Hosts/Coaches/Instructors at the D218 Central Admin building