Bennett County Professional Learning

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May 23, 2017

Implementer/Structural Rebuild Meeting

Summer Updates:

Revisit our Year and Plan for Next Year

Mastery Learning and Grading Practices

    Mastery is....   My students are literate in my subject when they........

    Focus on Marking and Grading Practices

    2017-2018 Work Plan



    August 19, 2016

    Mindsets

     

    Read:

    Mindsets and Equitable Education

    Discussion

    In what areas do you think we have a fixed mindset? or growth mindset?

     

    Assessment

    Analyze another assessment

    Collaborative Reflection document

    • Do we as a society believe in a growth mindset? Why or why not?
    • Is this what we were taught? Or how we were taught?
    • For some of us, this is a challenging concept to believe in. Why?

    How do we praise our students?

     

     

    Formative Assessment with Google Forms

     

    Google Search Infographic

     


    March 4, 2016

    Examine Parent Data

    Reflection Process

    Levers discussion

    WBWHome

    First look at Weight-bearing Wall barrier process


    1) What could you do (different from current practice) if the barrier is no longer in the way?
    2) Identify barriers that prevent you from doing this today.
    3) What ways  could you reduce/eliminate barrier?

     

    did not use: Implementing Competency Education in K–12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

    I. Introduction

    II. What Is Competency Education?

    A. Understanding Competency Education

    B. Why Do Educators Turn to Competency Education?

     

    III. Ramping Up for Transformation

    A. Investing in Shared Leadership

    1. Distributing Leadership

    2. Creating a Culture of Learning

    3. Empowering Others

    B. Constructing a Shared Journey of Inquiry

    C. Creating Shared Vision and Shared Ownership

    1. Engaging the Community

    2. Creating the Shared Purpose

    3. Embedding Student Voice in Governance and Operations

     

    IV. Designing the Infrastructure for Learning

    A.Investing in Student Agency

    1.Enabling Agency through Transparency

    2. Creating Classroom Structures that Enable Student Agency

    B. Clarifying the Overall Pedagogical Approach

    C. Configuring the Instruction and Assessment Model

    1. Establishing Overarching Competencies and Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements

    2. Constructing a Common Language of Learning

    a. Knowledge Taxonomy: How do you know the depth of learning and that students are developing high order skills?

    b. Structure and Characteristics: What are the units of learning and how are they organized?

    c. Developing a Continuum of Learning: How will content be organized within the structure?

    d. Rubrics and Calibration: How will you know students are learning and what they need to reach proficiency?

    e. Habits of Learning: What are the skills students need to manage their own learning, and how are they developed?

     

    D. Forging Policies and Operating Procedures for Personalization

    1. Student Agency

    2. Levels, Pace, and Progress

    3. Not Yet Proficient

    4. Advancing Upon Mastery

     

    E. Empowering Teachers

    1. Strong Professional Learning Communities

     2. Aligned Human Resources System

    a. Hiring and Orientation

    b. Professional Development

    c. Evaluation

    d. Autonomy and Creativity

     

    V. Transitioning to a Competency-Based System

    A. Preparing for the Leadership Lifts

    B. Selecting a Rollout Strategy

    C. Preparing Teachers for Personalized Classrooms

    D. Planning for Leveling and Parent Conversations

    E. Making Mid-Course Corrections

    F. Refining the Instructional Model and Enhancing the Instructional Cycle

    G. Preparing for the Implementation Dip

     

    VI. Embracing Continuous Improvement and Innovation

    A. Improving Performance and Personalization through Powerful Data

    B. Addressing the Needs of Struggling Students

    C. Revisiting Shared Vision and Instructional Model

    D. Staying the Course

     

    VII. Concluding Comments

     

     



    March 3 2016

     

    Introductions

    Folder

    • important frameset for further work

     

    Flexible Grouping

     

     

     

    What does CL Look Like?

    Stephanie Video

    What CL is NOT...

    Discussion: first steps to CL

     

    Assessment

     

    Nutrition Activity