Monday October 5th I will be hosting a K-2 Teacher Workshop at Norman Elementary that focuses on Small Groups, Formative Assessments, Student Achievement & Data Walls
*Develop an understanding of how the use of multiple data sources can improve instruction
*Discuss how we can analyze data to trace the causes of—and find solutions to—low achievement
*How can we support each other in the use of data to improve instruction
Literacy Small Groups:
Using Data to Drive Instruction: Data Walls
Data Wall Samples:
Kindergarten: April Cole
1st Grade: Kylene Nix
2nd Grade: Ronnette Boltze
Review Journal Article: Educational Leadership March 2014
The Bridge Between Today's Lesson and Tomorrow's
"Formative assessments can improve both teaching and learning, if you follow these ten principles."
1. Help students understand the role of formative assessment.
2.Begin with clear KUDs: What is most important for students to Know-Understand-Be Able to Do as a result of this segment of learning?
3. Make room for student differences.
4. Provide instructive feedback.
5. Make feedback user-friendly.
6. Assess persistently
7. Engage students with formative assessment.
8. Look for patterns.
9. Plan instruction around content requirements and student needs.
10.Repeat the process.
Wrap-Up Discussion: HOW CAN WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER AS WE IMPLEMENT SMALL LITERACY GROUPS USING DATA TO INDIVIDUALIZE OUR INSTRUCTION?