CISD Leadership Newsletter

January 23, 2018

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Welcome back leaders! We hope that you have enjoyed an extended holiday break.

In preparation for the Lead Team meeting scheduled for next Tuesday (January 23rd), please peruse this month's newsletter and instructional videos for resources that will allow for a successful day.


As a part of our commitment to a growth model of continuous improvement, we will periodically be utilizing the Lead Team meeting time to conduct campus learning walks. This months learning walks will focus on key look-fors in both the classroom and campus learning environments. Please utilize this newsletter and the videos located at the bottom of the page to learn more about the expectation for this day. Be prepared to discuss your "lessons learned" in January's ILT meeting.

Lead Team Schedule for January 23rd

9:00 - 11:30 am - Campus "Learning Look-Fors" and Debrief


11:30-12:45 pm - Lunch on Your Own


1:00 - 2:00 pm - Principal training with Employee Services

Please see communication from Dr. Kohler for details

From the desk of Connie Isabell

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Overview of the Day

Campus principals will conduct learning walks with a team of critical friends using the Best Practice Walkthrough form (located in Eduphoria) to further analyze and support opportunities for instructional improvement.

Elementary Walkthrough Schedule

9:00-9:45 am Conduct walkthroughs

9:45-10:00 Debrief with Principal

Team 1: Jackie Carden

Team 2: Bess Race


10:30-11:15 Conduct walkthroughs

11:15-11:30 Debrief with Principal

Team 1: Bess Race

Team 2: Jackie Carden

Team 1: Horton, Scoggins, Traylor, Bell


Team 2: Sherfield, R. Hunt, Morgan, K. Hunt

In additon to the classroom look-fors, elementary walkthroughs should also focus on Data Walls and Anchor Charts

Secondary Walkthrough Schedule

9:00-9:45 am Walkthroughs

9:45-10:00 Debrief with Principal

Team 1: Sue Crouch Intermediate

Team 2: Crowley 9th

Team 3: North Crowley HS


10:30-11:15 Walkthroughs

11:15-11:30 Debrief with Principal

Team 1: North Crowley HS

Team 2: Sue Crouch Intermediate

Team 3: Crowley 9th

Team 1: Castro, Buckhalton, Moffett


Team 2: Williams, Lara, Grossman, Gillies


Team 3: Brown, Griffin, Warfield, Corn

In addition to classroom look-fors, secondary walkthroughs will also focus on Data Walls and PLC Processes.

Some "Look-For" examples in action...

Data Walls

https://youtu.be/rgNxmM1BpeI

Anchor Charts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAekJdHsWUo

Professional Learning Communities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgTpE1JH_XY

Future Walkthrough Date (Tentative)

Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 9am-12pm

Locations will be determined