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					Imagining the Future of Learning

           Electronic
          Walkthroughs
         What is eWalk
A web-based handheld computer walkthrough program that enables swift
and easy data collection, instant analysis and colorful, comprehensive
reporting. The system allows for design and use of instruments needed for
collecting comprehensive data to improve teaching and learning.
                Definitions
• Walkthrough – a brief (about 5 minutes)
  classroom visit with the purpose of gathering
  meaningful data.
• Working together – adults in the school agree
  upon a plan to use walkthroughs.
• Plan – develop and calibrate look fors, conduct
  walkthroughs, provide timely feedback to staff,
  develop and communicate school-wide
  reports, develop a baseline of data, set goals,
  compare data over time.
                      Definitions


• Meaningful data – a limited set of observable behaviors
(look fors) that directly affect student learning.
•Calibrate – a common definition of what each look for
means. (What is the difference between active
engagement and passive engagement?)
                         eWalk Goal
The goal of eWalk is to facilitate school improvement through a planned
walkthrough process. The school accomplishes this by working together
to identify, gather, analyze and act upon meaningful data.
Photo Mosaic
    Photo Mosaic
   School Mascot: A Bobcat
created using 368 selected photos
A Datamosaic
Using data to create
an image of your
school.
What is a “datamosaic”?
 •The “big picture”/an image of a
 school

 •Based on multiple short walkthrough
 “snapshots”

 •The more “snapshots” the clearer the
 picture
What does it take to create a datamosaic?
   • Large amounts of data

   • Objective data

   • Data analysis
Large amounts of data
  •Data      needs to be collected…
  •easily

  •quickly

  •frequently
Objective data
 Just   the facts
 No judgment placed on
 data during walkthrough
 Readily   observed
 Non-intrusive      data
 collection
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      Data Analysis

•School-wide


•Grade   levels

•Groups   of teachers

•Departments
What are the advantages to creating a
datamosaic of a school?


Aligns   perception with reality
Connects  behaviors and
beliefs… values and vision
Establishes   expectations
Providesthe opportunity for
school improvement goal setting
Opens    “conversations that
matter”
 What a datamosaic is not…

•Itis not an evaluation tool for
individual teachers.
•Itis not appropriate for all
standards.
  is not the sole indicator for
•It
any standard.

				
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