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  1. Facilitators of School Improvement Lisa Guzzardo Asaro Deane Spencer October 2013

  2. Handout MI-CSI Handout

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  4. Handout Continuous School Improvement Process Get Ready Collect Data Build Profile School Data Profile Analysis (SDA) School Process Profile (SPP) Analyze Data School Data Analysis (SDA) School Process Profile Analysis (SPP) Set Goals Set Measurable Objectives Research Best Practice Develop School Improvement Plan Implement Plan Monitor Plan Evaluate Plan Gather Study Plan Do Comprehensive Needs Assessment School Improvement Plan

  5. Handout Connector Activity Effective Use of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model By Dr. Douglas Fisher Professor of Language and Literacy Education at San Diego State University • Share the 6 Thinking Lenses • Each participant reads the entire article • Each participant jots down thoughts provoked for each lens • Focusing on one ‘Thinking Lens’ at a time, contribute your responses. • Assign a spokesperson to share three highlights or main ideas about this text Source: Gregory, G.H. & Kuzmich, L. (2007). Teacher teams that get results: 61 strategies for sustaining and renewing professional learning communities (p. 75). Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin. For more information or to purchase this book, please visit

  6. Today’s Outcomes • Read Effective Use of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model by Doug Fisher using the Thinking Lenses Tool • Receive updates from MDE • Heighten awareness regarding MI’s Scorecard system • Deconstruct your 2013 SIP • Gain Connections between SI and Professional Learning Communities • Raise awareness of new data reports available on MI School Data

  7. Today’s Roadmap Welcome and Review Connector: Effective Use of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model Updates: What is New? Accountability Scorecard SI meets Professional Learning Communities Summative Interim and Formative Assessments MI School Data Assessment Calendars Network and Next Steps

  8. Key Working AgreementsA Facilitation Tool Respect all Points of View Be Present and Engaged Honor Time Agreements Get All Voices in the Room These breathe life into our Core Values

  9. Parking LotA Facilitation Tool Rest questions that do not benefit the whole group Place questionsthat do not pertain to content at this time Place questions that pertain, but participants do not want to ask at this time

  10. Action Required Chart • Any request by you that I need to respond to must be placed on the Action Required Chart • You need to PRINT your complete name, school, and email address

  11. FSI Materials • SI Placemats • Two Books • Never Underestimate Your teachers Instructional Leadership for Excellence in Every Classroom by Robyn R. Jackson • A new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers’ ongoing professional learning. • Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs by Donald Kachur, Judith A. Stout, and Claudia L. Edwards • Practical guide to the planning and implementation of brief, but focused classroom observations that involve teachers in every step of the process. • Data Reference Points Manual • FSI website will hold all templates and resources for this series

  12. FSI Facilitators of School Improvement • Calendars • Logistics • Series Handouts by Stage and Step • Agendas and Power Points • MDE websites • Data: MI School Data and Data Director • MDE URLs

  13. NOTEWORTHY • Common Core Update • Professional Learning Opportunities • Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools • MAISA Consortium Initiatives • Michigan Interim Assessment Pilot • Smarter Balanced Practice Test Phase 2

  14. Handout MISD Overview TALKING POINTS and STATUS • Common Core State Standards/Smarter Balanced • The budget action taken does not repeal the adoption of the CCSS • The language in PA 59 will pause MDE implementation efforts only until such affirmative action is taken. • Understanding the K-12 CCSS in Mathematics • Understanding the K-12 CCSS in English Language Arts and Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science an Technical Subjects Handouts

  15. Priority, Focus &Reward • 339 schools were identified as Focus, same number as last year: 185 were repeats and 154 were new • 8 schools that were labeled ‘Reward’ last year, are now identified as Focus. • 37 schools that were identified as Focus last year are now identified as Reward. • Macomb gained 17 new Focusschools and maintained 12. • Macomb removed 11 Focus schools from the 2013 list and gained 5 new Priority schools at the elementary level. • Macomb maintained one Priority high school. • Macomb had 9 SIG/PLA schools not on the 2013 Priority list. • Macomb regained 1 Priority middle school that was on the 2010 PLA list. • Macomb has 17 Reward Schools on the 2013, one SIG school remained for a 2nd year. REWARD SCHOOLS High Performing High Improvement Beating the Odds (2 types)

  16. Handout

  17. Accountability ScorecardPresenter Dr. Jim Gullen RESOURCES: 2013 MI Schools Accountability Scorecards Guide MISD County-wide Talking Points 2013 Accountability Facts and Tough Questions developed by Doug Greer at Ottawa ISD Handout

  18. Stage Four: DOSteps 9-11 DO Implement Plan Monitor Plan Evaluate Plan FOCUS

  19. Handout Where School Improvement Meets Professional Learning Communities Presenters Lisa Guzzardo Asaro and Tesha Thomas

  20. 2013-2014 MINDSETCarol S. Dweck • Did the students learn it? • How do you know what they have learned weekly? • How do students know they have learned it? • If they did not learn it, what will you do about it?

  21. Stage One: GATHERStep 1: Getting Ready GATHER Get Ready Collect Data Build Profile FOCUS

  22. Smarter Balanced • Smarter Balanced recently released Practice Test Phase 2 • SBAC states that Phase 2 updates include expanded accommodations to cover all grades and the addition of mathematics performance tasks and associated scoring rubrics.

  23. Michigan Interim Assessment Project (MIAP) • 2nd opportunity to participate in the MIAP for Science and Social Studies • 1st opportunity to participate in the MIAP for grades K-2 in the subjects of ELA and Mathematics. • This pilot window is October and November. • There will be another opportunity this Spring. Assessment questions: Accountability questions:

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  26. Handout Summative—Interim—Formative Activity • Using assessment descriptions, dialogue with your team which anchor assessment it aligns with: • Summative • Interim • Formative

  27. Assessment Calendar • Highlight key attributes • Choose to complete a timeline for perception, locally developed common assessments, or formative assessments

  28. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Parker-Moore Data Director Handout GATHER Get Ready Collect Data Build Profile STUDY Analyze Data Set Goals Set Measurable Objectives Research Best Practice

  29. Team Work Time • Network with Colleagues • Plan what to bring back to share with SI team • Visit the Smarter Balance Consortium website