Do you wonder what the flipped classroom is all about? Here's a little guide. Find more HERE.
The Washington Post recently published a story about Monument Mountain Regional High School in Massachusetts where some students design their own learning experiences. The student-created model was, "...broken down into four parts: orientation, the sciences, the arts, and the collective endeavor, which all of the students would agree on a serious world issue and work together to find a solution or a piece of a solution." This model is now being used by several schools around the country. It is called The Independent Project. Check out this video.
Leading E.D.G.E. is helping schools navigate the APPR process and assist teachers in understanding what "Highly Effective" and "Distinguished" practice looks like. We have worked primarily with the Danielson and NYSUT rubrics but are familiar with the others as well. Below is a generic proposal that we have been using to describe what our assistance might look like. Contact us if you would like to explore how we might assist you.
Background: Schools in New York State have been challenged to implement an Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) system that will effectively assess and improve the quality of instruction in classrooms. The two most common frameworks that districts are using to assess teacher performance are either the Danielson Rubric or the NYSUT Rubric. Leading E.D.G.E. has been working in cooperation with the Institute for Learning Centered Education to help school districts improve and align teacher practice with both of these rubrics.
This sample proposal outlines our plan to provide teachers with a sequence of staff development experiences over a number of sessions that will enable and support school district efforts to move members of its teaching staff to ratings of Highly Effective or Distinguished on the corresponding rubrics.
Desired Outcomes of this Staff Development: At the completion of these teacher staff development experiences, participants will be able to:
Steps in our Teacher Staff Development Process:
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This blog was created and is maintained by Jack Drury with contributions from Bruce Bonney. Jack and Bruce have been working together since 1984 providing professional development in four areas:
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