Imagining the Future of Learning
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.
• Walkthrough – a brief (about 5 minutes)
classroom visit with the purpose of gathering
• 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.
• 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?)
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.
School Mascot: A Bobcat
created using 368 selected photos
Using data to create
an image of your
What is a “datamosaic”?
•The “big picture”/an image of a
•Based on multiple short walkthrough
•The more “snapshots” the clearer the
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…
Just the facts
No judgment placed on
data during walkthrough
•Groups of teachers
What are the advantages to creating a
datamosaic of a school?
Aligns perception with reality
Connects behaviors and
beliefs… values and vision
Providesthe opportunity for
school improvement goal setting
Opens “conversations that
What a datamosaic is not…
•Itis not an evaluation tool for
•Itis not appropriate for all
is not the sole indicator for