Protocols for Professional Learning Conversations

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Collegial conversations focused on improving student learning may be the most powerful professional development an educator will experience. Yet how do you foster a culture for these conversations while supporting individuals as they develop their skills in learning from colleagues? This resource book offers a variety of protocols to help teams work together productively.

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Overview

Collegial conversations focused on improving student learning may be the most powerful professional development an educator will experience. Yet how do you foster a culture for these conversations while supporting individuals as they develop their skills in learning from colleagues? This resource book offers a variety of protocols to help teams work together productively.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935543824
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Pages: 81
  • Sales rank: 1,009,696

Table of Contents

Section 1 What Is a Professional Learning Conversation? 1

Why Use a Protocol? 2

Where Do You Start With Protocols? 2

Why Use Ground Rules? 3

Ground Rules for Offering Feedback 4

Ground Rules for Receiving Feedback 5

Section 2 Learning Conversations Focused on Common Text Readings 7

2.1 Surfacing Significant Ideas 8

2.2 Challenging Assumptions 9

2.3 Supporting Evidence 11

2.4 A Provocative Question 13

2.5 Text Rendering 15

2.6 The "Final Say" on Quotes 16

2.7 Big Ideas Jigsaw 17

Section 3 Learning Conversations Focused on Personal Goals or Challenges 19

3.1 Refining a Professional Goal 20

3.2 Feedback on Personal Work Toward a Professional Goal 22

3.3 Storytelling About Personal Teaching Challenges 24

3.4 Feedback on a Teaching Conundrum 25

3.5 Learning Fom Success Stories 26

3.6 Offering a Best Practice 27

3.7 Refining a Unit Plan 28

Section 4 Learning Conversations Focused on Student Work 31

4.1 Do You See What I See? 32

4.2 What Is the Goal? 34

4.3 Refining the Rubric 36

4.4 Focused Feedback 37

4.5 A Cross section of Student Work Focused on a Specific Learning Goal 38

4.6 Fishbowl Seminar 39

4.7 Making a Commitment to Improve the Learning 41

Section 5 Learning Conversations Focused on Action Research to Improve Student Learning 43

5.1 Narrowing the Inquiry Focus 44

5.2 Refining the Inquiry Question 45

5.3 Feedback on Data Collection Strategies 47

5.4 Feedback on Data Collection Plan 48

5.5 Feedback on Student Data Collected 49

5.6 Feedback on What Was Learned From the Study 50

5.7 Generating Potential Future Research Questions 51

Section 6 Other Applications for Protocols 53

Acknowledgments 55

References 57

Appendix: Reproducibles 59

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