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EDLD 5335 Curriculum Management. Deann Thompson. ET 8014. February 3, 2011. 2009 Lamar University. 1 of 7. Week 4 Assignment. Demonstrating ...

EDLD 5335 Curriculum Management ET 8014

Deann Thompson February 3, 2011

Week 4 Assignment Demonstrating Continuous Improvement This week, you should:  demonstrate knowledge of the TEA learning system, data-based decision-making learner-centered instruction, and campus improvement planning by finalizing the agenda for a learner-centered staff development session on an identified campus need.  demonstrate an understanding of ongoing, continuous improvement by revising a staff development session on an identified campus need.  create an action plan to improve local school district or campus performance on a component of the TEA learning system.

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Rubric Use the following rubric to guide your work. Tasks  Part 1: LearnerCentered Staff Development

Accomplished

Proficient

Unacceptable

Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively online with 2 colleagues to improve a learner-centered staff development, and reflects intuitively on the process.

Works collaboratively online with 1 colleague to improve a learner-centered staff development, and reflects on the process.

Does not work collaboratively to improve a learner-centered staff development or reflection the process.

(2 points)

(0 points)

Creates an action plan to improve local school district or campus performance on a component of the TEA learning system, seeks feedback from a colleague, and reflects on the process.

Does not create an action plan to improve local school district or campus performance on a component of the TEA learning system, seek feedback from a colleague, or reflects on the process.

(4 points)

Part 2: TEA Learning System: Action Plan

Effectively creates an action plan to improve local school district or campus performance on a component of the TEA learning system, seeks and applies feedback from a colleague, and reflects intuitively on the process.

(3 points)

(0 points)

(5 points) Mechanics

Few or no errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation. (1 point)

Responses lack clarity and depth and/or multiple errors in grammar, spelling or punctuation. . (0 points)

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Week 4 Assignment: Application Assignment Finalizing Course Assignments For a campus to make lasting change, school improvement must be an ongoing, continuous process. You will demonstrate your understanding of continuous improvement by (1) modifying the agenda for learner-centered staff development and (2) creating an action plan for an area of improvement that you identified on the local provisions of the TEA learning system. Part 1: Learner-Centered Staff Development Directions: Work cooperatively online with two of your colleagues to revise and finalize the agenda for your learnercentered staff development. Reflect on the modification(s) by answering the guiding questions. Session Purpose: To assist teachers with reinforcing 3rd grade math concepts Learning Objective to Be Addressed: The student solves problems by collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting sets of data. Collaborator # 1: Peggy Hale Grade Level: 3

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LearnerCentered Activity Introduction and group norms

Super Bowl Scavenger Hunt

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Collaborator #2: Tommy Thompson

Facilitator:

Location:

Start Time:

End-Time:

Deann Thompson

Library

3:45 PM

4:30 PM

Purpose

Description

Steps

Estimated Time

To set goal and expectations for the sessions

Share purpose for sessions as well as go over norms expected at a professional development session

1)Display AEIS data and Campus Improvement Plan Goals /Objectives which point to the need to improve success in math at the 3rd grade level through PowerPoint

5 minutes

Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to be used in problem solving

Teachers will complete a scavenger hunt by answering math questions related to the last Super Bowl scores

1)Distribute a copy of the Scavenger Hunt Activity sheet

20 minutes

2)Teachers will work together in groups of 3 to complete the 3 of 7

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Group discussion

To share findings and discuss any discrepancies in data located

Groups will be given the opportunity to share the information located as well as explain how answers were chosen

1)Display the Scavenger Hunt Activity sheet on a document camera or interactive white board

10 minutes

2)Group speakers will share the group’s answers 3)Other groups will compare and discuss answers

Reflection

Evaluation

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To reflect on activity and how it can be used in the classroom as well as any extensions or modifications that may be needed

Teachers will reflect with the other members of their group.

Gather feedback from teachers regarding the staff development session

Teachers will evaluate the staff development session in order to reflect on what was learned, what improvements need to be made to the session,

1)Reflect on the use of this activity in the classroom

5 minutes

2)Discuss any extension activities if needed 3)Discuss any modifications to the activity if needed 1) Have teachers complete district approved online survey to gather feedback from teachers

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How did you modify the staff development agenda? Why did you make the modifications? How do you anticipate that the modification(s) will improve the staff development? I modified the staff development agenda to focus on the teachers who are in the session as well as made sure the agenda covered items (such as the evaluation) that is required in my school district. I made the modifications off of the recommendations of my collaborators. I wanted my agenda to be a bit more specific where anyone could follow it and offer the staff development session. I hope that the changes make the agenda easier to follow as well as utilize practices that have already been put into place by my school district.

Part 2: TEA Learning System: Action Plan Directions: Review the TEA learning system chart that you completed in Part 1 of the Analysis Assignment. Based on your learning during Weeks 2 - 4, revise the improvement ideas in the chart. Select an area of improvement from the chart. Complete the action plan for the improvement initiative:  Tasks/action steps  Responsibilities  Resources  Timeline  Staff development  Monitoring  Evaluation Collaborate online with a colleague to obtain feedback on your action plan.

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TEA Learning System Component: Curriculum Documents Improvement Goal: Increase usage of district created curriculum documents Collaborator: Peggy Hale Tasks/ Action Steps

Responsibilities

Resources

Timeline

Monitoring

Evaluation

Who will do it?

What funds, time, people, and materials are needed?

By when (day/month)?

How will you gauge progress toward the goal?

How will success be determined?

Curriculum Specialists-offer training over the documents

Fundssubstitute and/or extra duty pay

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Teachers-use curriculum documents to plan instruction

Time- Two 2-hour training sessions

Campus Adminrequire teachers to document lessons

People NeededCurriculum Specialists

Review session attendance records to see who has attended the sessions, work with teachers to continue increasing the use of the curriculum documents, work with principals to ensure documents are being used by their teachers

An increase in attendance at staff development session related to curriculum documents, increase in Benchmark scores, increase in access of curriculum documents

What will be done? Teachers will effectively utilize the district created curriculum documents to improve instruction

Materials NeededCurriculum Documents posted on district portal system Learner-Centered Staff Development Plan

Teachers would attend two 2-hour training sessions devoted to effectively using the district created curriculum documents. Training would cover logging in to the district portal system and accessing the curriculum documents. Teachers would become familiar with the design of the curriculum documents for each of the four core subject areas as well as locate the scope and sequence related to each document. Teachers would then work with groups from their same grade level to create lesson plans that can be implemented into their classrooms.

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Reflections on Collaboration and Improvement What change did you make in the action plan as a result of the feedback from a colleague? As a result of the feedback from my colleague, I added a component that included campus administrators as a responsible party along with the teachers. As instructional leaders, the administrators must be held accountable for the instruction taking place on their campus. Teachers also see that they have the support of their instructional leaders in implementing the curriculum.

How does collaboration enhance improvement efforts? What new ideas emerged as a result of the collaborative effort? Collaboration enhances improvement efforts by giving a fresh eye to the product. The collaborators are able to give an objective opinion based on the facts where the person who actually created the product may have more emotional ties to the process. One new idea that emerged as a result of the collaborative effort was the piece to include campus administrators in the process.

Why must campus improvement be ongoing and continuous? Similar questions to this have appeared throughout this course, and I can’t help but ask “Why wouldn’t campus improvement be ongoing and continuous?” Every year the students change and along with that so have their interests and learning styles. Campus improvement needs to be ongoing and continuous to support these changes. Campus improvement should be never ending so there is always something for students, teachers, and administrators to strive for. Repeating the same thing becomes stagnant and when that happens, education no longer become beneficial to the students.

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