February 21, 2023
Workshop Model: A Recap
YOU'RE WORKING THE WORKSHOP & IT SHOWS!
Your hard work has not gone unnoticed! Growth is happening!
The data shows we are moving the needle in the right direction. A massive THANK YOU to every one of you working the Workshop Model, using MDE state standards, and District adopted curriculum!
The Workshop Model: A Recap
For the struggling, gifted, and in-between learner.
What is the Role of the Do Now?
- Takes place at the beginning of every class or subject area transitions
- It is a consistent procedure
- Located in the same place every time (on the Clevertouch, on a table, on student desks, etc.)
- Completed with little to no direction from the teacher
- Limited to 5-10 minutes maximum
- Thoughtfully planned to relate to previous content or priming the learning pump for today's content
Direct Instruction: I Do (Teacher Modeling), We Do
Why is I Do (Teacher Modeling) so important?
- I Do is the first point of access to content for ALL learners - makes the content accessible to ALL
- Modeling shows students how to complete the task with accuracy
- Think Alouds make the learning visible
- Increases academic vocabulary
- Helps develop problem solving skills
- Helps students process new content
- Gives students the "why"
- Lecture (in small bites) can be an important strategy, but should always be complimented with I Do
What is the role of We Do?
Used as a vehicle to get to independent practice and not stay in We Do for the entirety of the lesson. We Do is just one piece of Direct Instruction.
- Gives all students an opportunity to practice the skill (low stakes) that was modeled in the I Do
- Gives the teacher an opportunity to know what the students understand and identify/correct any misconceptions
- Helps the teacher gather formative assessment data to make sure 75% of students are ready for collaborative or independent practice
Work Time: You Do
What is the role of Work Time (You do)?
- The time for students to dig in and practice the learning and apply what they have learned to the specific learning tartget.
- Gives the teachers an opportunity to release responsibility to the students
- Can include independent practice, collaborative learning, and/or small group instruction
Debriefing & Formative Assessment
📸 Share pictures of your class during the Workshop Model 📸
Gradual Release Model
Direct Instruction (mini-lesson) follows the gradual release model, in which the teacher first demonstrates the teaching point, models the new learning (I Do), then provides the students guided practice (We Do).