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PLCS: Four Essential Questions

Professional Learning Communities Four Essential Questions and how we respond

 

  1.      What do we expect our students to learn?        (Goals/Expectations)

Building and Class Expectations (rules)                                   

Teach Learning expectations

Meet or Exceed in all curricular areas required by the state

such as, state goals, benchmarks, and core standards at grade level or above grade levels.

Vocabulary curriculum

Rubrics

Predicting, Imaging, Inferring, Questioning, Summarizing, Connecting

Extended response with rubric                                                  

Teacher goals

Increased vocabulary in all academic areas                             

Comprehension in all academic areas

Personal Information                                                                   

Self Care Skills

Socialization                                                                                  

Communication skills – Verbal/Written

Read, Write, Apply, Comprehend

Technology

  1.      How will we know they are learning?                   (Assessment)

Grades                                                                         

Teachers Observations

Formative/Summative/Common Assessment                        

Student Reflections/Journals

District Assessments

Mid terms/Report Cards                                                              

Unit/Weekly Test/Quizzes

Pre/Post Test                                                                                  

Rubric/Checklist

Responders                                                                                     

Item Analysis

Fluency Checks                                                                              

Graphs         

Class participation

 

  1.      How will we respond when they don’t learn? –Intervention

Differentiated Instructions                                                     

Target Specific skills

Data Item Analysis                                                                   

Leveled Materials (below, on level, above)

Blooms Taxonomy                                                                  

Graphic Organizers

Manipulatives   

Choice boards

Immediate Feedback 

Flexible Grouping

Guided Reading     

Remediation (math)

Triumph (below level MMH reading series)                       

Teacher shared strategies

Additional time

"Just Kids" Meetings

 

 

 

 

Reponses to Intervention   (RtI)

  1.        Small Group Instruction 
  2.       Tiered Group Instruction (Tier II, Tier III)
  3.        1 -1
  4.       Centers  (leveled)
  5.       Re-teach – different ways
  6.         Repeat!!!!
  7.       Modify – backtrack, build back ground knowledge
  8.          Tutoring: after school or lunch recess tutor with teacher
  9.         Computer Intervention
  10.        Referral to Problem Solving TeamConferencing (student – teacher; peer –peer)
Grade recovery: re-do correct                                                
Parent contact                                                 
Referral to problem solving team
Extended Responses (math & reading)                                                                    

Daily Word Problem

Journal/Reading Logs                                                             

 

  1.      How will we respond if they already know it?  (gifted)

Increase Depth of Knowledge

Cubing  

Choice Boards

Use Leveled Readers                                                               

Use Vocabulary to write sentences

Free choice book reading for points                                       

Centers – High Level                                                                

Picture/Writing Journals                                                                     

Enriched – Leveled Reader – Novels                                 

Enrichment (math)

Separate Curriculum                                                                                                                

Group leaders

Peer Tutoring                                                                             

Independent Projects