Collaborative Inquiry Session
Reflecting on Inquiry 2 and Planning Inquiry 3
Grade Three Team, Fairlawn Public School
Goals for Today's Session
As a grade level team;
- Discuss the impact of your teaching strategies on student success. What did you do? Was it effective? How did you know?
- Discuss your success criteria. How did you co-create it with students? Was it effective for students? How did you know?
- Share your process of moderation and its effectiveness. Did the process change from your last inquiry?
- Share your students strengths during your last collaborative inquiry and reveal your next steps for student learning. Look at the data represented on the School Success website.
- Share your process for delivering feedback with your students. How did you use the feedback to inform your practice?
- Plan your final collaborative inquiry.
Teaching Strategies and Effectiveness
- Accessed librarian to support their collaborative inquiry on Point of View
- Introduced the concept of Point of View using a Power Point (The Tree) that had students look at a variety of close up pictures. Students were to access their prior experiences and schema to conclude what the pictures were of. Very few students figured out that it was a tree but understood that their own experiences had a direct impact on their point of view
- Teachers used a variety of multi media experiences like Bookflix, YouTube, Tumblebooks and graphic images to teach point of view (e.g. I Wanna Iguana)
- Teachers used rich text that allowed students to express their opinions
- Picture books with the same theme (e.g. Goldilocks) were used to demonstrate how an author can change the readers perspective or point of view of a character
- Students responded well to opportunities to engage with texts that were presented in an alternate format ~ they actively participated, were able to make personal connections and were observed borrowing rich texts modeled in the library
- Success criteria was co-created with students and communicated via anchor charts that were displayed in the classroom
- Success criteria was co-created in one classroom and shared with the other grade level teachers to post in their classroom
- Next steps include each teacher co-creating success criteria with their own students so that all students are involved in the process.
- Teachers moderated together based on pre assessment results
- Teachers identified level 3 content based on work samples and curriculum expectations
- Teachers created a rubric based on the commonalities found in the student samples.
- Teachers questioned whether the text selection for the pre assessment was too difficult - used a RASSAP passage - and perhaps explained the lower baseline results
- Teachers provided oral feedback to students, often during guided reading sessions
- Teachers discussed the importance of written feedback and why it needs to be descriptive, rather than just a positive statement
- Descriptive feedback needs to include next steps and follow up is essential to ensure that students are applying the constructive feedback provided
- 2 Stars and 1 Wish framework
Student Strengths and Next Steps for Learning
- 17% of students achieved level 3 or above on the pre-assessment task.
- Teachers reflected on the story they selected for this pre assessment task and if the text level was too high.
- The assessment of learning task proved the students had improved ~ the data indicated that 67% of students achieved level 3 or above
- Students were able to transfer their skills in identifying point of view while reading to their understanding of persuasive texts and their own persuasive writing
Next Steps include:
- Co-create success criteria with students from each class so that they have ownership over the learning
- Incorporating descriptive feedback by using strategies liked 2 stars and 1 wish in the next inquiry
- Use an application, like that on sugardoodle, to prepare descriptive feedback
- Allowing time for students to apply the descriptive feedback
- Gradual release of responsibility model
Think about how you will incorporate technology and web 2.0 tools into your next collaborative inquiry. Below are some suggestions.