What gets studied, gets improved!
What are Learning Walks?
- Informal classroom observations with a specific focus to collect data to inform improvement efforts in schools.
- Looking intently at teaching and learning so as to make informed decisions about support and training that teachers and administrators need.
- An opportunity for professionals to learn from one another and improve their teaching practice.
- Brief 10 minutes
- Some are aimed at looking for the 3 R’s (rigor, relevance, and relationship)
- Can be subject and/or grade specific depending on the focus
Who and How?
- Peer Coaches
- School Board members
- Community members
- Identify a focus
- Decide on evidence to collect, and how to make sense of it afterwards. What will you do with the data?
- Use Facilitator for reflection
- Feedback on data, not people
ELCC Standard 2.0
A building level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student by sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning through collaboration, trust, and a personalized learning environment with high expectations for students; creating and evaluating a comprehensive , rigorous, and coherent curricular and instructional school program; developing and supervising the instructional and leadership capacity of school staff; and promoting the most effective and appropriate technologies to support teaching and learning within a school environment.