Today I was published on ASCD’s EdAdvantage on Faciliating Professional Learning. The article, “Showcasing Teachers to Enhance Professional Development”, highlights the work I helped led with teachers and administrators at Bloomingdale High School as a Teacher Talent Developer to increase all areas of professional development, instructional leadership, and teacher leadership on our culture survey and improve the school grade 80 points in two years. It’s a three page read full of ideas you can implement at your own school—check it out!
As a part of our teacher led PD project, we empowered teachers at our school to come together and share strategies they use that focus on specific topics that either improve questioning and discussion, or assessment. I’ve posted those lists on my website as resources, and for space, have condensed them as links here.
- Strategies for Differentation of Assessment
- Strategies for Pulse Checks
- Strategies for Exit Slips and Planning for Instruction
- Strategies for Using Rubrics & Student Self-Assessment
Questioning & Discussion: