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  • Creating Meaningful Learning ExperiencesPowerful Conversations Secondary Network February 28, 2013

  • Alphabet Soup!ABPC Alabama Best Practices CenterKLNKey Leaders NetworkPCNPowerful Conversations NetworkSLNSuperintendent Leaders NetworkIPPInstructional Partners PilotCCRSCollege-and Career-Ready StandardsFAFormative Assessment

  • Partners with the Alabama State Department of Education Initiatives

  • Guiding Questions

    What does engaging learning experience mean to me? To what extent and in what ways do I and my colleagues think engaging learning experiences might improve student learning?In what ways are we incorporating authentic performance assessments into our lesson and unit designs in our school? What is the value of using these?

  • Guiding QuestionsWhy might engaging scenarios be particularly appropriate to student mastery of CCR standards? What type of engaging scenario can we collaboratively create to support the CCRS that our design team has been working with this year?What can we expect from Instructional Rounds this spring?

  • Guidelines for Group InteractionsBe open to and respect all points of view.Listen with an open mind and expect to learn from one another.Accept responsibility for active and equitable participation.Allow think time before and after someone speaks.Check for understanding. Before you counter an idea, be sure you fully understand what has been said.Welcome questions.

  • Activity: Sharing SuccessesGive One-Get One

    WHAT?Sharing classroom and/or school-wide success youve had with CCRS implementationWHY?To celebrate accomplishments and learn from one anotherHOW?Individually record on an index card one success youve experienced as youve worked to implement CCRS. Write legibly. Be ready to share with colleagues and exchange cards.

  • WHAT?Reading and dialogue using the 4 As text protocolWHY?To make personal and collective meaning of engaging learning experience as defined by AinsworthHOW?Individually read and prepare for dialogue using 4 As Protocol. Use Activity Sheet 1, pp. 2-3 of Activity Packet.Activity 1: What Does Engaging Learning Experience Mean?4 As Text Protocol

  • Activity 2: Viewing Classroom Video By Reference to 7C Student Survey WHAT?Watch a videotaped classroom where teaching and learning are focused on a common core standardand use student survey to assess student engagementWHY?To see engagement in action and talk together about what makes an engaging lessonHOW?Watch video with focus on 7Cs; talk with team member about your perceptions

  • Authentic Performance Assessment

    Performance tasks provide educators with a window into student understanding, giving them the formative diagnostic data they need to monitor and adjust instruction for different students. For students, performance tasks enable them to construct their own understanding of the standards in focus through active participation, not just passive listening and seeing, as they exercise the full range of thinking skills. (Rigorous Curriculum Design, p. 161)

  • Activity 3: What is Authentic Performance Assessment?Team Talk WHAT?Developing a shared meaning of the what and the why of authentic performance assessmentWHY?To consider the value of increasing use of this strategy to support students mastery of CCRSHOW?Follow directions on Activity Sheet 3, p. 5 of the Activity Packet

  • Stand Up and Find a School Team with Whom to ShareShare and compare the results of your force-field analysis.Talk about strategies you might use to encourage faculty to increase their use of authentic performance assessments.

  • Regroup After LunchJoin your role-alike team with whom youve been working this year.Find your grade level and/or chosen content on table signage.If you have a question about the group with whom to affiliate, see the facilitator.

  • Organize Your Team

    FacilitatorRecorderMaterials ManagerTimekeeper

  • Activity 4: Investigating Engaging Scenarios: Facilitated Team Review of Engaging ScenariosWHAT?Conversation in role-alike design teams to develop a shared understanding of engaging scenariosWHY?To prepare for collaborative creation of an engaging scenario related to your selected standard(s)HOW?Team facilitator will lead team in review of pp. 164-172 in Ainsworths RCD following directions on p. 6 of Activity Packet.

  • Activity 5: Creating An Engaging ScenarioCollaborative Creation of an Engaging Scenario WHAT?Collaborative creation of an engaging scenario that matches your selected standardWHY?To apply learning and to develop a product that you can take away and useHOW?Follow directions and use resources provided on pp. 7-14 of the Activity Packet.

  • SCRAP:A Design Tool You Can Use

    S = SituationC = ChallengeR = RoleA = AudienceP = Product or Performance

  • Activity 6: Sharing and Giving/Getting Feedback on Team Engaging Scenario Modified Tuning Protocol WHAT?Sharing engaging scenarios and giving and receiving feedback through work with a sister teamWHY?To learn from othersHOW?Follow directions provided on p. 15 of the Activity Packet

  • Preview of Upcoming Event:Instructional RoundsSpring, 2013Online registrationChoice, but each site will have a limited number of spots.Host schools will select an area of focus related to implementation of CCRS

  • Overview from Some Host Schools

  • Reflection and FeedbackPlease complete the reflection and feedback form on the last page of your Activity Packetincluding the comments for each item.This is your exit ticket!

    Thank you!Safe travels. See you next time!