NCVPS eLC Team Time - November 2013

Your steps as your eLC teams work asynchronously then live

Welcome Back!

Hi everyone! You just spent October diving deeper into the Three Pillars and analyzing how these are producing student data.

This month we will move forward with allowing teams to determine the path of their discussions for the next four weeks. Your Instructional Director/Coordinator will work with Instructional Leaders and eLC teams to determine what topic the eLC would like to tackle for the month.

Here are some suggestions!
*how we capture student data to individualize instruction within the Three Pillars
*building feedback banks with effective, meaningful feedback stems
*building real world connections banks to match instruction
*creating more meaningful instructional announcement pieces
*share best practices for each pillar
*building your team in order to share more, etc
*best practices for Moodle to improve instruction
*YOUR own choice -- just focus on improving instruction!

Thank you again for the time you spend here each week! There are some guiding questions for each week to get you guys moving!

Weekly Plan!

Week of November 4 (Week 1)

Happy November!

The first task for your team is to determine what your plan will be for this month. You all are in control so make it meaningful! You have a list of suggested topics above, but your eLC is in control of what path of discussion you take. You must get the approval of your Instructional Leader and Instructional Director/Coordinator.

So, to get started go to your team's eLC doc and look at Week 1 Question 1. Here is where you will list your idea for what you would like to accomplish this month. Try to do this early in the week rather than later.


Come back later in the week and look at Week 1 Question 2. Use this column to respond to the ideas of your team.


Your IL (and/or Course Lead) will synthesize this information and make a decision based on the information your team provides. Instructional Leaders, please let your Instructional Director/Coordinator know what the plan is for the eLC(s) you are responsible for and then share out with your team. Work with your ID or IC if you have any questions about what direction to take.


Thanks for your work this week!

Week of November 12 (Week 2)

Last week your eLC team identified the topic they would like to pursue for the rest of the month and your Instructional Leader has shared your topic with you.

This week we need to decide what approach you will take to tackle your topic. Using a data set of questions is always helpful to know where to start. NCVPS uses two sets of data questions from the DuFours' research:

Set 1
  • What do we want students to know and learn?
  • How will we know if they have learned it?
  • What will we do if they don’t learn?
  • What will we do if they already know it?


Set 2


• What does the data tell you?

• What does the data not tell you?

• What are the celebrations about the data?

• What opportunities for improvement does the data allow us?

• Based on your analysis of the data, what are the next steps and timeline for next steps?



Thinking about what your team wants to accomplish this month, what set of questions would best help you to decide where to start? Does your goal for this month not need a set of questions? Remember that your topic this month is centered on some way your team will improve instruction.

For Week 2 Reflection 1, please give your thoughts as to how your team needs to make sure you have a clear goal and process for your work. Do this early in the week.

Now, come back a few days later and see what your team's responses are. Course Lead and/or Instructional Leaders, you need to update Week 2 Reflection 2 with what question set (either those above or another "set" your team decides on) so that your team members can come and answer those questions based on your team's topic. Let your team know when you have done this so they can begin work!

Teams, please focus on providing meaningful answers to the questions so your team can have a direction for your work.

Thanks for your work this week!

Week of November 18 (Week 3)

This is a work week! Your IL or CL will add to Week 3 Goal 1 what you all are to accomplish this week. Then please go to Week 3 Reflection 1 and reflect on this goal.

At the end of the week, please go to Week 3 Reflection 2 and reflect on your work.


Thank you for your work this week!

Week of November 25 -- no eLC -- Thanksgiving

Week of December 2 (Week 4)

This is a work week! Your IL or CL will add to Week 4 Goal 1 what you all are to accomplish this week. Then please go to Week 4 Reflection 1 and reflect on this goal.

At the end of the week, please go to Week 4 Reflection 2 and reflect on your work.


Your team's Live eLC is this week! Please send some time discussing the work you have done and if you are meeting your team's goals.

December will be a SHORT eLC month with only one week -- we will focus on your training to use Blackboard Collaborate! Then your next eLC will begin in March!

Thank you for your work this month!