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					Exploring the Possibilities…

                     Rigor
                  Relevance
                 Relationships
                  Reflection

      Middle School- High School Cohort
     Day at a Glance
 8:30 Welcome & Opening Activity
 9:30 Where have we been…Where are we
      going?
10:15 Break
10:30 Year at a Glance- Team Planning Time
11:30 Lunch
12:10 Reflection
12:40 Extended Activities/ Team Planning
1: 40 Closure- Additional Planning
How does this
scene from Toy
Story resemble
what it’s like to
go through
change?
 If the School Board Decreed…
1) Partner with someone from
   another team.
2) Together… (and without looking
   at the answers)… complete the
   quiz.
3) Check your answers
   and discuss.
hance for Success
evel of Concern
ntrinsic Motivation
ontent
ollaboration
hoice
nowledge of Results
          Where we have been…

2006-2007


  Your School



46 High   32 Middle
Schools    Schools


         Why?
Why… and…What?
  Discuss with your team mates:
What information about the trends-
globalization, demographics,
generational beliefs and values,
and technology-
continues to amaze you…
                worry you…
                    excite you?
How is my classroom different…?




                R4
 How is our school different…?
         Where we are now…

  2006-2007
                        Teacher Practices
                               In
                    Assessment & Instruction
  Your School



 Middle Schools &
  High Schools

                         R4
Why… and What may need to change?
                 Where we are going…

2006-2007              2007-2008
                                            2008-2009


 Your School         Your School
                                          Your School

 46 AEA 267        Middle Schools &   Middle Schools &     K-12
High Schools &      High Schools       High Schools      ES/MS/HS
    Middle
   Schools




                  Why & What            How              Why
    Why
Where are we going?
Professional Development for
increasing Rigor and Relevance…

 TLQD: Teaching and
    Learning in
    Quadrant D
 TLQD Timeline

08-09   Rigorous and Relevant
        Classroom Conversations &
        Assignments

        More RRCC and Assignments
09-10   and Rigorous and Relevant
10-11   Interdisciplinary Tasks and
        Assessments
 TLQD Timeline

11-12   K-12 Professional
12-13   Development in TLQD-
        evaluating & refining


13-14   ???
 What’s in it for teachers?

Collaboration with Other Teachers

Narrowing of Curriculum… Broadening of
Instructional & Assessment Strategies

Increasing Student Engagement…
Decreasing Student Apathy & Discipline
Problems
What’s in it for teachers?

Focusing Professional Development…
not Fragmenting Professional
Development

Is applicable to ALL students, ALL
content areas, and ALL grades
Authentic Performance for Students with & without Disabilities
           in Classes with Low and High Scoring
                   Authentic Assignments
 4 Schools, Grades 9-12, 32 Teachers, 4 Academic Subjects




                                              10
              Student Authentic Performance




                                               8
                                               6
                                              4
                                              2
                                              0        Lowest Scoring Classes   Highest Scoring Classes


                                                   S w Disabilities              Students w/o Disabilities

  Source: King, Schroeder, Chaswszczewski, 2001
       www.edutopia.org



Assessment
 Overview
Is it time for a break?
Quit giving students permission to forget!
The R4 Essential Question:

Does your educational program
offer the appropriate levels of rigor,
relevance, relationships, and
reflection needed, so that each
student graduates from high school
successfully prepared for continued
learning in the 21st century?
      The Year At A Glance
Sept. ‘07 Nov. ‘07 Dec. ‘07 Feb. ‘07 Apr. ‘08
Session 1       Session 2     Des Moines    Session 3      Session 4
Why change?    Why change?                 Why change?    Why change?
 What to        What to
                                 4th        What to        What to
 change?        change?       Annual        change?        change?

Reflection     Reflection      Iowa        Reflection     Reflection
                               High
                              School
Team Plng. &   Team Plng. &   Summit       Team Plng. &   Team Plng. &
Networking     Networking                  Networking     Networking
The role of the leadership team:

…to understand why change is needed

…to make the case for change in-district with
 teachers, parents, students, school board
 and community

…to continue the above AND…
     …explore actions that might be taken…
     …to remove barriers
      Table talk:


What concerns or
questions do you have
about your role as an
R4 Leadership Team
member?
How Will We Know When We are There?

90% of students participate in
                                   Proven
  2 or more extracurricular
  activities all 4 years of HS
 90% of students
    100% of in
   participate students          90% of students
          graduate
 service-learning            demonstrate academic
                                students take the
                       90% of readiness for post-
                      recommended college core
                              secondary work and
                               curriculum
                                     learning
Promising                             Your School
Team Planning Time
Time for lunch!
What business are WE in?
What business are we in?

What do I want
my classroom to be like?


What do we want
our school to be like?
Extended Activities:
Don’t jump to conclusions!
Analyzing Teacher Assessments for Rigor and Relevance
Analyzing Teacher Assessments for Rigor and Relevance



 1. What are the three branches of
    the U.S. government?
 2. Name the current Supreme
    Court Justices.
 3. Define the word “acquittal”.
 4. Describe the steps in the appeal
    process.
Analyzing Teacher Assessments for Rigor and Relevance



  Contrast the meaning of the following
  two phrases:
  “the letter of the law” and
  “the spirit of the law” as it relates to
  any one of the following:
     1. School de-segregation,
               2. Freedom of Speech,
                        3. Use of marijuana
Team Planning Time
What themes in this clip
are similar to the
process of change?
 See you in November!
Please provide us
with individual
feedback
regarding today’s
workshop.       THANKS!

				
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