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  1. "Not just another catch phrase!” By Janelle Coady, Norris HS English Teacher Continuous Improvement

  2. What is continuous improvement? • Act of constantly getting better, but who? • Are students improving as well? Do we know? • Teachers strive to improve all the time

  3. Documenting Improvement is Crucial • Standards Movement • Budget Constraints • Summative Assessment • Merit Pay and Teacher Accountability • Data Driven Culture

  4. calendar (hard copy or electronic) bathroom scale food labels calorie/fat intake thermometer computer checkbook calculator voicemail e-mail Data Driven Culture Look at the following list and give yourself one point for each of the things you use on a regular basis: • alarm clock • watch • stop watch • Pedometer • heart rate monitoring • timer (stove, microwave, coffee maker) • radio • MP3 player • odometer • gas gauge 

  5. What to do with data • Make informed decisions • Increase learning • Change instruction • Impact environment (students and teachers) • Celebrate success (students and teachers)

  6. How does L to J use data? • Charts student and class progress • Assessment is built into system • Provides feedback for students and teachers • Motivates students without fear of grades • Opens door for real discussions about learning

  7. L to J in a Nutshell L Bell J

  8. Key Concepts of L to J Not a new methodReview/Preview BenefitsInstruction constantAssessment randomIndividual and team motivationInstant feedback for students and teachers

  9. L to J in Action

  10. Random Quiz Day