The HRS Leader
Region 9 High Reliability Schools-Nov/Dec 2018
From the All Things PLC website, this resource gives ideas on how to make time for the PLC process.
Found on the Marzano Research site, this checklist helps campuses determine whether the PLC process is in place and effective and serves as a self-evaluation of the process.
Besides the instructional framework, the critical commitments point to a developmental scale like the one below. Scales for each of the 43 elements can be found in the online compendium folios. Using those scales, teachers can then create measurable growth goals for which they collect evidence of practice. This lines up well with T-TESS and does not need to be in addition to the evaluation stystem.
Remember that you will need to log in to the site using the information given to you during training.
- Tier 1: Includes basic vocabulary found frequently in the English language (ex. over, go, talk)
- Tier 2: Includes both advanced terms (ex. fumble, exterior) as well as cognitive verbs (ex. detect, classify, evaluate, predict)
- Tier 3: Includes guaranteed academic words as well as words that support the academic terms; this is where you find the 30 recommended words per grade level per subject; require the six-step process for direct instruction
While you can find lists of words already generated by grade and content, sometimes working through the process as a staff can be a valuable way to look at curriculum.
Six-Step Process for Teaching New Terms
Found as a reproducible on Marzano Research, this sample notebook page can be used for vocabulary instruction in the classroom.