Know the rationale for “Step A” with respect to the data team process. • Experience Step A as a tool to help teachers become more intentional with their instruction. • Understand the benefits of “Step A”. Outcomes
Objective: Students are immersed in the language andvisual design of poetry to deepen their understanding of the genre’s elements. Ask: Specifically what is happening in this lesson? What is the benefit to students? Paraphrase: Students will scan a poem to find an attention grabbing snippet & will comment on why they chose it to deepen understanding of the elements of poetry. Paraphrasing with specificity
What are the benefits of the Step A process? Talk at tables
Grounds the data team process in the specifics of the instructional unit. • Addresses the Three Common Expectations. • Allows participants to become intimate with core curriculum. • Generates common understanding of instructional terms and proficiency levels. • Provides common goals and timeframes for instruction. • Takes the subjectivity out of scoring. • Provides opportunities for collaboration and rich conversation among colleagues. Benefits of the “Step a” Process
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