Riverside Review

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2015

Instructional Rounds: Final Touches!

This Thursday is our campus Instructional Rounds Day; and we are excited. We are planning for a day filled with engaging lessons and students talking. Below is the daily agenda:


8:00-9:10

Learning Time: Reminders, Tips, New Learnings

Review POP, Theory of Action, Essential Questions,

School Context and Rounds Journey

Team Planning for Classroom Observations


9:15-10:35

Classroom Observations


11:00-11:45

Note important descriptive evidence that addresses the POP on sticky notes

Share notes with Rounds teammates

Begin analysis of descriptive evidence


11:45-12:15

Lunch


12:15-1:45

Complete analysis (create an artifact documenting analysis on chart paper)

Note classroom predictions

Write 1-3 Short Term Targets

Generate next level of work ideas


1:45-1:55

Pair with team that observed same teachers

Debrief analysis statements

Share predictions for classes


1:55-3:30

Network Debrief (Debrief Artifact; Debrief Form)

Analysis

Short Term Target

Next Level of Work


3:30-3:45

Host School Rounds Team Commentary


3:45-4:00

Debrief Process

Closing Remarks


Please ensure your students are using their I Don't Know Response Cards and they are visible on their desks/tables. They will assist with the Essential Questions:


  1. What percentage of IDK responses are used to understand content? (Tally the number of times the responses are heard).
  2. Are structured conversations evident during instructional time? (ex. Let’s Talk, Turn and Talk, Jigsaw, Think-Pair-Share and Numbered Heads)
  3. In what ways are teachers prompting students to speak in complete sentences?

Instructional Rounds Schedule

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Reminders!

  • Please place all lesson plans in Eduphoria this week.
  • PLC meeting this week will be in the grade level representative's room.


Dates to Remember:

  • September 28: Third Grade Natatorium Trip
  • September 29: Fall Picture Day
  • October 1: INSTRUCTIONAL ROUNDS DAY
  • October 2: Early Release Schedule/ Rocket Rally Day
  • October 2: Parent Conferences
  • October 5: Homecoming Parade
  • October 5: K Istation Reading (Bryant & Davis)
  • October 6: K Istation Reading (Jackson & McGinty)
  • October 12: KISD PD Day
  • October 13: K Istation Math (A. Bryant & Davis)
  • October 14: K Istation Math (Jackson & McGinty)
  • October 15: Save A Smile Screenings
  • October 16: Kelly Leach (Literacy Trainer on Campus)
  • October 16: Parent Conference Forms due in AWARE
  • October 16: Southwest Diary on Campus (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
  • October 20: Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • October 21: Kelly Leach on Campus
  • October 22: Panda Express Night
  • October 23: Wizard of Oz Field Trip
  • October 26-30: Red Ribbon Week

Where is Everyone This Week?

Monday - Restorative Discipline (Oliver and Kristina)

Tuesday - Restorative Discipline (Oliver and Kristina)

Wednesday - EVERYONE ON CAMPUS!

Thursday - INSTRUCTIONAL ROUNDS DAY

Friday - SIT MEETINGS

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Answer the Question, Please!

Question: none


Answer: none

Staff Birthdays

October 3: Kay Fitzgerald

October 5: Maria Esteves

October 6: Nancy Civello

October 25: Mechelle Wagner

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