Internal Coherence Presentation Revised 4-2015

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Internal Coherence Presentation Revised 4-2015

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  1. What is Internal Coherence?

    Slide 2 - What is Internal Coherence?

    • A school’s staff supporting themselves as a whole to improve student achievement and instruction over time. This is done through goal setting; staff leadership, discussion, sharing, accountability, decision making; and school administrator / district support.
  2. How does IC fit in with what we are learning?

    Slide 3 - How does IC fit in with what we are learning?

  3. IC is an overlay on the Instructional Core.

    Slide 4 - IC is an overlay on the Instructional Core.

    • Content
    • Student
    • Teacher
    • TASK
    • What is the teacher most concerned with regard to the content?
    • What are students trying to accomplish? How are students thinking about content?
    • What kind of thinking does the teacher require of students? How does the teacher respond to students’ questions and difficulties? How does the teacher structure interactions between students?
    • EAD 272 – CSU, Fresno Academic Task Analysis Protocol
  4. Internal Coherence promotes logical thinking – Data Logic Chain

    Slide 5 - Internal Coherence promotes logical thinking – Data Logic Chain

    • The Handbook for SMART School Teams
  5. It is the PDSA Cycle for a school system.

    Slide 6 - It is the PDSA Cycle for a school system.

    • The Handbook for SMART School Teams
  6. Internal Coherence creates a school wide Professional Learning Community.

    Slide 7 - Internal Coherence creates a school wide Professional Learning Community.

    • The Handbook for SMART School Teams
  7. The Internal Coherence process enables schools to meet at least eight strategies presented in 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap.

    Slide 8 - The Internal Coherence process enables schools to meet at least eight strategies presented in 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap.

  8. Standard 5

    Slide 9 - Standard 5

    • Provide for High Expectations for Achievement for Each Student
    • Monitor the Curriculum*
    • Visit Classrooms and Provide Follow-Up*
    • Use Disaggregated Data in the Decision-Making Process*
    • *Many of the above strategies mentioned the work being done by administrators or district officials, but those are easily replaced with staff members at a school site.
    • 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap
  9. Standard 6

    Slide 10 - Standard 6

    • Align School Plans with the District Plan
    • Implement Aligned Teacher Training to Reach District and School Goals
    • Provide Differentiated Staff Development
    • Link Resource Allocations to Goals, Objectives, Priorities, and Diagnosed Needs of the System.
    • 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap
  10. Building

    Slide 12 - Building

    • Coherence
    • for
    • Instructional
    • Improvement
    • Clovis East Area
  11. Developing a shared vision

    Slide 14 - Developing a shared vision

    • Key Learnings From the Experience
  12. Slide 15

    • Instructional Core
    • Learned the need of centering our discussions around all three components to develop a strong student academic task at the center of our instruction
    • Key Learnings From the Experience
    • Content
    • Student
    • Teacher
    • TASK
  13. Slide 16

    • Working in Teams
    • Key Learnings From the Experience
    • Kevin and Fran- Different perspectives
    • Protocols to use in developing effective teams
    • Conversations about the Instructional Core
    • Productive collaboration
    • Before Instruction
    • Data Team Cycles
    • This work will lead to higher levels of collective efficacy.
  14. Actions Taken at Fancher Creek

    Slide 17 - Actions Taken at Fancher Creek

    • Elementary as a Result of This Learning:
    • Staff established a vision- writing with justification
    • Evidence Based writing
    • Creation of charts around vision
    • Site work that relates to established vision
    • Co-teaching and modeled lessons
    • Professional development around our vision
    • Data team process implemented
    • Scheduled Instructional Rounds for feedback
  15. Actions Taken at Fancher Creek

    Slide 18 - Actions Taken at Fancher Creek

    • Elementary as a Result of This Learning:
  16. Plans for Future Work at Fancher Creek Elementary

    Slide 19 - Plans for Future Work at Fancher Creek Elementary

    • Collect data on our focus of writing with justification
    • Complete internal Instructional Rounds
    • Train grade level leads in the techniques given to us to facilitate a PLC meeting centered around the instructional core
  17. Building

    Slide 20 - Building

    • Coherence
    • for
    • Instructional
    • Improvement
    • Clovis East Area
  18. Key Learnings From the Experience

    Slide 22 - Key Learnings From the Experience

    • Instructional Core- The importance of Teacher, Student, Content, and Task as related to student learning.
    • Connections between lesson and unit designs as they related to The Instructional Core- Looking at the importance of teacher actions & student actions as they connect to content and task
    • Our PLC practices support our instructional core and instructional vision
  19. Key Learnings From the Experience

    Slide 23 - Key Learnings From the Experience

    • Teamwork and a Common Vision= Increased Student Achievement
    • Common practices support differentiated instruction: differentiating instruction for our students in both MATH and ELA- Ex: Increased Writing opportunities, such as through reflective writing in Balanced Math, supports Constructed Response format and opportunities to increase rigor and DOK levels in lessons.
  20. Actions Taken at Freedom Elementary as a Result of This Learning:

    Slide 24 - Actions Taken at Freedom Elementary as a Result of This Learning:

    • CE: Mastery Learning “Umbrella Diagram”- Connecting to what we are already doing and strengthening this work through increased internal coherence and teamwork
    • Balanced Math- school-wide practice
    • First-Time Best Instruction
    • Integrating Data Teams into PLC- this is something we would like to do within PLCs as a common practice connected to Mastery Standards
    • Writing across the curriculum (example)- writing reflections around essential learning; expository and research writing that connects to science/social science content
    • Focusing on rigor and deeper understanding of essential questions and mastery standards (examples)
  21. Plans for Future Work at Freedom Elementary

    Slide 26 - Plans for Future Work at Freedom Elementary

    • Instructional Rounds (Peer Observations)
    • Writing across the curriculum (Increase writing opportunities in all subject areas)
    • Data Teams