We have such an amazing staff that has embraced our vision to be the model of a learner-centered school. In order to produce quality learners, we must start by modeling learning as professionals. We are so blessed to have a quality admin team leading the way!- via Twitter @melyon60 Morris Lyon, Superintendent
1. SELECT AND DISSECT THE STANDARD
2. STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE A PRODUCT BASED ON THE STANDARD
3. STUDENT SUMMARY THROUGH A REFLECTIVE PIECE
GALLERY WALKS IN ACTION
I learned my students could do more than I realized.
I saw the lesson with the end in mind. It really made me think about the standard from the student’s perspective.
HOW OFTEN ARE GALLERY WALKS
Overall, we want students to master the state standard. In order to do that, the lesson and activities must always align. If you incorporate PLC’s, this aligns perfectly. A culture of professional learning is one that is collaborative-not isolated.
Questions you may ask yourself as you consider this process: How can I increase the opportunity for teachers to collaborate? How can we restructure our current professional development model? How can we create a culture of ownership and empowerment? Do my teachers understand the district’s direction? How will students benefit?
With this model of professional learning, it is ongoing. It doesn’t happen just at the beginning of the school year. As administrator of the campus, I can spot overall strengths happening throughout the building. I can also determine areas of need for a grade level.
Want to see this in action?
Come visit our school and speak to our superintendent. Email me and let’s talk.