Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Submitted by (@mdillman)

Data Inquiry: Making DataWise a Sustainable, Teacher-Led Initiative District-Wide

In districts across the country, teachers are inundated with student data. While a powerful tool for teaching and learning, student data in vast quantities can be challenging and time-consuming to navigate. Moreover, data analysis does not automatically transform classrooms: without honest reflection, rich collaboration, focus on results, and mutual accountability, student learning outcomes will not improve. Teachers ...more »

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

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Formative Assessment: Teachers Designing the Tool

Research is clear that using medium- (week-by-week) and short-cycle (day-by-day) formative assessments to adapt and differentiate instruction has a significant impact on student achievement (Wiliam and Thompson, 2007; Shepard, 2007). The challenge for the classroom teacher is that consistently collecting, organizing and analyzing this amount of data becomes overwhelming. As an NBCT with a programming background and ...more »

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Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Submitted by (@dmlowe)

Formative Assessment: Teachers Designing the Tool

Research is clear that using medium- (week-by-week) and short-cycle (day-by-day) formative assessments to adapt and differentiate instruction has a significant impact on student achievement (Wiliam and Thompson, 2007; Shepard, 2007). The challenge for the classroom teacher is that consistently collecting, organizing and analyzing this amount of data becomes overwhelming. As an NBCT with a programming background and ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Submitted by (@donna0)

Increase Student Achievement without Increasing Workload

Non-consequential competition led to average annual reading score lexile gains of 350 compared to 300 seen the previous 3 years; a new record of 2,000,000 words read by 1 student in 1 year was set, and one class achieved the highest lexile increase division wide (a first for ESL). My students read so much that I had to buy new books. (The local Rotary Club provided a $500.00 grant.)--with minimal prep time and no additional ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Submitted by (@rogers)

Own the Data

Teachers used to know their students on a deep level. We need to empower teachers to know and understand their students. Knowing their students will help individual teachers own and understand the data their students provide. Teachers should own and analyze the data for their own students. Teachers should be expected to implement change to help all students become successful, functioning members of society.

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