The Continuous Improvement Classroom Classroom Data Centers
The best part of CI is that it tracks progress and tells us what we have to work on. I recommend it to teachers because it’s easy to do and helpful for the teachers and kids. • Student
A Classroom Data Center • The graphic representation of continuous improvement • Class-created ground rules, mission statement, goals, action plans, names/photos of students • Charts & graphs that compare performance projections for classroom goals with current and past performance • In its most highly developed form, students use the data center to manage their own learning and truly become self-directed learners.
The graphs of our journal grades also help know how we are doing as a whole class. Our journals tell us how we are doing individually. • Student
The Data Center is basically there to expand learning experiences and to help Mrs. Thompson help us. She doesn't just want us to memorize facts and formulas. She wants us to fully understand why we're doing it and to learn how so we can use it all the time. It's not just worksheet after worksheet, it's using tools to understand the concepts. And I think the Data Center helps me feel like I am really learning and accomplishing my math goals and so much more! • Student
Designing Your Table’s Data Center! • Create your table’s data center! • Use the template (Worksheet L) first to design it, then use the tri-fold display board to create your table’s data center. Include the following components: • Table Mission Statement • Table SMART Goal • Table Radar Chart • What else?
Planning Your Classroom Data Center! • Complete the template that includes “placeholders” for your classroom data center • Where will you post it? • What will it contain? • How will you use it? Worksheet L1
Journal Writing… What is your plan to implement a classroom data center? Worksheet Q