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Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Committee on Learning (COL)

Purpose:

  1. Improve instruction and learning through action research based on research and theory
  2. Focus on staff development, with a lens on data and district goals
  3. Encourage and support innovation
  4. Explore curricular dilemmas

Projects:
Spring 2011

Voice and choice in learning though Collaborative Inquiry Projects

2011-2012

Investigating and fostering deep intellectual conversations and academic language in the classroom through collaborative action research

2012-2013

Investigating how deep intellectual conversations support writing and how writing supports deep intellectual conversation in every subject across the curriculum.

    • Extend student understanding of content and use of academic language
    • Develop ideas, opinions and voice
    • Organize thinking for writing pieces
    • Develop a shared pre-k-12strategies
    • Make connections to Common Core Standards
    • Evaluate student writing

2013-2014

Working in groups to develop and revise questions related to student learning, and plan an investigation, gather data, record and analyze data from classrooms, and present results to colleagues

2014-2015

Under development

Logistics:

  1. Meeting times are the thrid Wednesday a month from 3:30-6:30
  2. Appropriate representation from each school (2-3 teachers per school site).
  3. Facilitation / Notes
  4. Agendas are developed in the last 20 minutes of each meeting
    • Review data to identify instructional needs
    • Review research that addresses instructional needs
    • Frame learning and development around the issue(s)
    • Reflect