The ASOT Reflection
Region 9 High Reliability Schools-May 2019
Let's Reflect and Celebrate!
It's important for us, as teachers, to reflect on our practice throughout this past year. Just like we focus on growth with our students, we want to focus on our own growth as well. You can reflect on your own using the reflective scales found at the end of each folio in the compendium. You can also use the self-audit as an end-of-the year check in/reflection.
Feedback from Students
Just as teachers should reflect on a regular basis, so should students. One way to do that is with an end-of-of-the-day procedure that gets students thinking. This could easily be modified to an end-of-the-year reflection as well.
Once students have had a chance to reflect, celebration is next! Teachers can help students celebrate this year's accomplishments...not necessarily scores or results but growth and learning instead. Take a look below at a few ways to celebrate students.
We hope to use this information over the summer as we prepare for next year!
You've got questions...we've got answers!
If you have any questions for this section, please let us know by emailing Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need to make a goal for T-TESS next year. How can that connect with ASOT?
If I were tasked with creating a TTESS goal that ties in with ASOT, I would start with the ASOT piece. I would design my ASOT goal making sure it is a SMART Goal and I would use the folio from the Marzano Compendium to support my work toward that goal. The two examples hyperlinked in this paragraph illustrate a goal designed to support the element of displaying objectivity and control.
To take this goal to the next level, I would make some decisions about how I would want to track my progress toward this goal. Reflection scales and student surveys can be very helpful. As well as, some kind of tracking tool (p. 25 in the folio link above). Some teachers choose to keep a digital reflection journal. This will allow them to upload their documentation when it comes time for their TTESS summative conference.
I mentioned earlier that creating a TTESS goal is the same as creating an ASOT goal. I walked you through the ASOT piece, so now its time to consider how this ties to TTESS. You can see the example that I referred to throughout this excerpt was in reference to Element 40 on the New Art and Science of Teaching placemat. Using Marisa's handy dandy modified placemat, you see that the TTESS correlations are Domain 3 and 4. If you need to be more specific, 3.3 refers to your Classroom Culture and 4.1 refers to Professional Demeanor and Ethics.
If you want more information on setting ASOT goals that are tied to TTESS, please feel free to reach out! email@example.com
I am feeling burned out. What can I do to recharge?
Our team says...
Even more exciting is that every entry you tag with #R9SummitChallenge on Twitter enters you into a drawing to have lunch with Dr. Tina Boogren of Marzano Research and to win a copy of her book Take Time for You. If you have never met or heard her, she's a fantastic advocate for teachers taking care of themselves in order to be better teachers.
Watch the video below for a little more information about the challenge. Be sure to click on the #R9SummitChallenge image to see the entire choice board.
Registration Is Open!
First, we are hosting a Mini-Summit June 25 and 26. Each day is a separate session, so you can attend one or both. Dr. Tammy Heflebower, Dr. Phil Warrick, and Dr. Tina Boogren will all be here as keynote speakers. We will have breakout sessions presented by leaders and teachers from our region who have seen the benefits of HRS and ASOT.
For more information on the Region 9 HRS Mini Summit, check out www.esc9.net/minisummit.
It is free for those in our region, and you do not have to be on an HRS campus to attend (so feel free to share!). If you know someone outside our region that might be interested, please pass along the information. Registration for non-Region 9 participants is $150 for the two-day conference.
There will be a proficiency scales training June 20. The session number is #347124. This is designed for teachers who have been trained in ASOT to implement Element 1 in the classroom.
ASOT Follow Up
We are also hosting what we call ASOT Follow Up sessions July 23-25. These are designed for teachers who have been through ASOT training (in any year) who want to work on applying those elements to their own classroom practice. These sessions are stand-alone, so feel free to attend one, two or all three days. The session numbers and content are here:
July 23 #347314 Feedback
July 24 #347315 ContentJuly 25 #347316 Context
ASOT for Young Learners
On July 18, there will be a session for teachers of young learners in adapting the elements of ASOT to the particular needs of younger students. The session number is #347125.
Please see the document below for more information.