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GradeLevel

15.4%

15.4%

15.4%
19.2%

Kindergarten

15.4%

1stGrade

19.2%

2ndGrade

15.4%

3rdGrade

15.4%

4thGrade

11.5%

5thGrade

11.5%

ECP

11.5%

Inyourownwords,whatiscollaboration?
Bringingdifferentideas,backgrounds,andidealswhileworkingtogethertoreacha
commongoal.
Collaborationissharingstrategiestomeetacommongoal.
Combiningdifferentideasandworkingtogetherforacommongoal.
Collaborationinworkingtogethertoreachacommongoal.Sharingofideasand
strategieswithfellowpeers.
Collaborationwithmyprofessionalgrouphasbeenworkingtogethersharingideasand
thoughtstobetterthechildrenthatwehavetoworkwith.Teachingisalearning
experienceandtheirisknowonethatknowsall!
Workingtogethertowardsacommongoal
Workingtogetherasateaminallaspectsoftheday:lessonplans,ideas,duties,beinga
listener

workingtogethertomeetacommongoal
Workingtogetherasateam.Sharingideas.
Workingtogethertobestmeettheneedsofthestudentsandeachother.
collaborationiswhereateamorbodyofteachersthathaveonegoalinmind.
Usingcurriculumandcommonclasswork&assessmenttoensurethatwearegettingit
done.Checkinginwitheachothertoseewhat'sworking,whatisn'tandwhatweneedto
dotoimprove.Doingmypartwhilelettingothersdotheirpartsaswell.
Beingabletoshareideas/lessons/unitswithoneanothertomakeourinstructionbetter
andpushittothenextlevel.
Collaborationissharingideaswithotherswhilelisteningtofeedbackfromothersand
seeingideasinmultiplefacetsthroughtheeyesofothers.Itisgatheringofviewpointsto
maketheultimategoalasuccess.
Collaborationisworkingtogetherforthebettermentofourstudentssharingideasand
comingtoaconsensus,whenneeded.
Workingtogethertowardsacommongoal.Everyoneshouldhaveinput!
Workingtogetherandcomingupwithaplantomovestudentsforwardandcontinuetheir
growth.Sharingideasandpersonalskillsthattheotherindividualmaybelackingin.
Beingabletoconnectwithoneanotherandshareideas,plan,andimplement.
Collaborationisameetingoftheminds.Everyonecomestothetablewithdifferent
experiences,andknowledge.Wecanusetheknowledgethatsomeoneelsehastosolve
ourownissuesintheclassroom.
Workingtogetherwithothers,butalsobeingopenmindedaboutother'sideasand
thoughts.Ithinkitmeansbrainstormingandsharingideasandthencomingupwitha
commonplaneventhoughallmaynotagree100%.
Sharingideasandworkingtogetherforthecommongoodofstudentsandlearning
Collaborationissharingyourideasandlisteningtoothers'ideasinordertoreflectand
grow.Itisworkingtowardacommongoalevenwhenyouexperiencecreative
differences/tension.Collaborationinvolvestheremovalofegosinordertoaccomplisha
goal.ItisnotBurgerKing(youdon'tgetityourway).ItisVegas.Itisasafeplacetothink
outsideyourcomfortzone.
Sharingofideas.Whenwecollaboratethereisnochief,orhidingofideas.Whenwe
haveanideawegiveitout.
workingtogethertogaininformationandsolveproblems
Workingtogetherforacommonpurposewhileworkingthroughdifferencesinideasand
philosophies.
Collaborationmeansworkingtogethertowardacommongoal.Workingasateamtoget
thejobdone.

Asalearningteam,wecollaborateregularlytodecidewhatcontentwewill
teachineachofourclassrooms.[TheCurrentSituation]
1
2
3
4
0

13

50%

23.1%

19.2%

7.7%

12

Asalearningteam,wecollaborateregularlytodecidewhatassessmentswe
willuseineachofourclassrooms.[TheCurrentSituation]
1
2
3
4
0.0

10

38.5%

12

46.2%

7.7%

7.7%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Asalearningteam,wecollaborateregularlytodecidewhatinstructional
strategieswewilluseineachofourclassrooms.[TheCurrentSituation]

1
2

10

38.5%

34.6%

19.2%
4

7.7%
0

Asalearningteam,wecollaborateregularlytoanalyzestudentachievement
data.[TheCurrentSituation]
1
2
3
4
0.0

34.6%

15

57.7%

7.7%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

Asalearningteam,wemakedecisionstoadjustinstructionalpractices
basedonanalysisofstudentachievementdata.[TheCurrentSituation]
1
2
3
4
0

23.1%

13

50%

23.1%

3.8%

12

Asalearningteam,wehavethenecessaryskillstoanalyzestudent
achievementdatainordertomakeinstructionaldecisions.[TheCurrent
Situation]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

14

53.8%

0%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

Asalearningteam,wehavetheskillstoaddresscontroversialtopics,such
asdifferencesinstudentlearningacrossclassrooms.[TheCurrent
Situation]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

11

42.3%

11.5%

0%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Mycolleagueswillinglysharetheirmaterials,resources,andideaswithme.
[TrustonOurTeam]

1
2
3

15

57.7%
4

26.9%
0.0

11.5%

3.8%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

Ifeelwelcomeinmycolleagues'classroomsbeforeandafterschool.[Trust
onOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0

16

61.5%

23.1%

11.5%

3.8%

12

Ifeelwelcomeinmycolleagues'classroomsduringtheirinstructional
periods.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0

16

61.5%

19.2%

15.4%

3.8%

12

Ifeelcomfortablewithmycolleaguesinmyroomduringmyinstructional
periods.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0

17

65.4%

26.9%

3.8%

3.8%

12

16

Ibelievethatmycolleagueshavegoodintentionsintheirinteractionswith
me.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0

16

61.5%

19.2%

15.4%

3.8%

12

Ibelievethatmycolleagueshavegoodintentionsintheirinteractionswith
students.[TrustonOurTeam]

1
2

16

61.5%

30.8%

43.8%

3.8%
0

12

IknowthatIcancountonmycolleagues.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0.0

15

57.7%

23.1%

15.4%

3.8%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

Ibelievethatmycolleaguesarehonest.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0.0

14

53.8%

30.8%

11.5%

3.8%

3.5

7.0

10.5

Iamnotafraidtosharestudentlearningresultswithmycolleagues.[Trust
onOurTeam]

1
2
3
4
0

19

73.1%

23.1%

0%

3.8%

12

16

Ibelievethatmycolleaguesarecompetentandcapableteachers.[Truston
OurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0

18

69.2%

26.9%

0%

3.8%

12

16

IbelievethatIcanlearnfrommycolleagues.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0

21

80.8%

10

15

20

15.4%

0%

3.8%

Ibelievethateveryoneonmyteamsmakesmeaningfulcontributionstoour
work.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0.0

15

57.7%

26.9%

11.5%

3.8%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

Ourteamcelebratesthepersonalandprofessionalsuccessesofindividual
members.[TrustonOurTeam]
1
2
3
4
0

13

50%

34.6%

11.5%

3.8%

12

Ourteamcelebratesourcollectiveaccomplishments.[TrustonOurTeam]

1
2
3
4

14

53.8%

30.8%

11.5%

3.8%

0.0

3.5

7.0

10.5

IlookforwardtothetimethatIspendwithmycolleagues.[TrustonOur
Team]
1
2
3
4
0.0

14

53.8%

30.8%

11.5%

3.8%

3.5

7.0

10.5

WehaveanagreeduponsetofmeetingnormsinourPLCteam.[Meeting
Management]
1
2
3
4
0

17

65.4%

30.8%

12

16

3.8%

0%

WefollowourmeetingnormsconsistentlyatPLCmeetings.[Meeting
Management]
1
2
3
4
0.0

34.6%

11

42.3%

15.4%

7.7%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ournormshelpustohaveproductive,effectiveconversations.[Meeting
Management]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

34.6%

19.2%

0%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

WehavecleartaskstoperformatourPLCmeetings.[MeetingManagement]

1
2
3

26.9%

12

46.2%

15.4%

11.5%

0.0

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ourtasksrelatedirectlytostudentlearninggoals.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0.0

34.6%

15

57.7%

7.7%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

Ourtasksaredeterminedbyconsensusamongourteammembers.[Meeting
Management]
1
2
3
4
0.0

10

38.5%

11

42.3%

19.2%

0%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

AlargemajorityofourPLCtime(>80%)isspentontasksrelatedtostudent
learninggoals.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

34.6%

19.2%

0%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

DuringPLCconversations,teammemberssometimesdisagreeaboutideas
orpractices.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0.0

11.5%

11

42.3%

23.1%

23.1%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Whenteammembersdisagreeaboutideasorpractices,wetendtodiscuss
thosedisagreementsindepth.[MeetingManagement]

26.9%

10

38.5%

3
19.2%

15.4%
4

WhenIdisagreewithsomethingamemberofmyPLChassaid,Ialmost
alwaysvoicethatdisagreement.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0

15.4%

16

61.5%

7.7%

15.4%

12

WithinPLCmeetings,wetrytoavoidemotionallychargedordifficulttopics
orconversations.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0.0

11.5%

30.8%

12

46.2%

11.5%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ifeelastrongsenseofattachmenttomyteam.[MeetingManagement]

1
2
3
4
0

13

50%

30.8%

15.4%

3.8%

12

IfweweregiventheoptionofnolongermeetingasaPLC,Iwouldstillwant
tocontinuethemeetings.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0

16

61.5%

19.2%

11.5%

7.7%

12

Ihaveimprovedasaclassroomteacherasaresultoftheconversationsand
workwehavedoneinourPLC.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0.0

15

57.7%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

19.2%

11.5%

11.5%

Ihavemadechangestomyteachingpracticesasaresultoftheworkthatwe
havedoneasaPLC.[MeetingManagement]
1
2
3
4
0.0

14

53.8%

26.9%

7.7%

11.5%

3.5

7.0

10.5

MyPLCteamhasworkedtodefinethemostimportantstudentlearning
goalsinourcontentareas.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0

10

38.5%

34.6%

19.2%

7.7%

IfyouweretoaskeachofthemembersofmyPLCteamtolistthemost
importantstudentlearninggoalsinourcontentareasindependently,we

wouldallcomeupwithnearlyidenticallists.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0

19.2%

13

50%

23.1%

7.7%

12

Icouldexplaintoaparent,insimplelanguage,themostimportantgrade
levellearninggoalsforhisorherchildinthecontentareasIteach.
[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

12

46.2%

7.7%

0%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

InmyPLCteam,weregularly(atleastmonthly)administercommon
assessmentstoourstudents(inotherwords,allstudentscompletethe
sameassessment,excludingDEA).[Teaching&LearningTasks]

19.2%
2

13

19.2%

4
11.5%

50%

12

InmyPLCteam,weregularlyuserubricstoscorestudents'common
assessments.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2

11.5%

34.6%

30.8%

23.1%

3
4
0

InmyPLCteam,wehavedevelopedourownrubricstohelpusscore
students'commonassessments.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2

11.5%

30.8%

26.9%

30.8%

3
4
0

AsaPLCteam,weregularly(atleastmonthly)assessstudentworksamples
asateam.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0.0

7.7%

23.1%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

12

46.2%

23.1%

AsaPLCteam,weregularly(atleastmonthly)analyzedatafromstudents'
commonassessments.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0

19.2%

13

50%

19.2%

11.5%

12

Iadjusttheinstructionalpracticesinmyclassroombasedonmystudents'
performanceoncommonassessments.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0.0

14

53.8%

10

38.5%

7.7%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

AsaPLCteam,weregularly(atleastmonthly)makeadjustmentstoour
instructionalpracticesacrossallclassroomsbasedonstudents'
performanceoncommonassessments.[Teaching&LearningTasks]

1
2
3
4

26.9%
0.0

11

42.3%

23.1%

7.7%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Overthecourseofthisyear,Ihaveimplementednumerousacademic
interventionsinmyclassroomforstrugglingstudents.[Teaching&Learning
Tasks]
1
2
3
4
0.0

14

53.8%

12

46.2%

0%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

Asanindividualteacher,Iregularlythinkabouthowmyspecific
instructionalpracticesaffectstudentlearningandhowchangesinmy
instructionalpracticesmightleadtochangesinstudentlearning.[Teaching
&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0

19

73.1%

12

16

26.9%

0%

0%

AsaPLCteam,weregularlydiscusshowourspecificinstructionalpractices
mightaffectstudentlearningandhowchangesinourinstructionalpractices
mightleadtochangesinstudentlearning.[Teaching&LearningTasks]
1
2
3
4
0.0

34.6%

12

46.2%

11.5%

7.7%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ourteamhasregularconversationsaboutwhatstudentmasterylookslike.
[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

23.1%

11

42.3%

19.2%

15.4%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ourteamhasagreeduponexpectationsformasteryonmostassignments.

[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0

26.9%

13

50%

11.5%

11.5%

12

Ourteamhasmeasurableinstructionalgoalsforallcommonlessons.[Data
Literacy]
1
2
3
4
0

30.8%

10

38.5%

19.2%

11.5%

Ourteamhasdevelopedourownsetofcommonassessmentsthatweuse
regularly(atleastmonthly).[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

3.5

7.0

10.5

11.5%

14

53.8%

19.2%

15.4%

Ibelievethatourcommonassessmentsaretiedtostatestandardsandare
reliablemeasuresofwhatstudentsshouldknowandbeabletodo.[Data
Literacy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

12

46.2%

7.7%

0%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ourteamhasdevelopedourownsetofcommonrubricswecanusetoscore
performancerelatedtasks.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

11.5%

11

42.3%

23.1%

23.1%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ibelievethatourcommonrubricsaretiedtostatestandardsandarereliable
measuresofwhatstudentsshouldknowandbeabletodo.[DataLiteracy]

1
2

34.6%

34.6%

19.2%

11.5%

3
4
0

Ourteamhasestablishedaneffectivesystemforrecordingresultsfromour
commonassessments.[DataLiteracy]
1
2

15.4%

34.6%

30.8%

19.2%

3
4
0

Ourteamhasaneffectiveprocessforlookingattheresultsofcommon
assessmentstogether.[DataLiteracy]
1
2

19.2%

34.6%

34.6%

11.5%

3
4
0

Ourteamisabletodiscusscommonassessmentresultsinapositiveand
constructiveway.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

11

42.3%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

12

46.2%

11.5%

0%

Ourteamusesgraphsandchartstomakestudentachievementtrends
visibleinourconversationsaboutresults.[DataLiteracy]
1
2

0%

34.6%

30.8%

34.6%

3
4
0

Ourteammakespredictionsaboutstudentlearningbasedoncommon
assessmentresults.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

11.5%

12

46.2%

30.8%

11.5%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ourteamconsidersmultiplehypothesesandlooksformultiplesourcesof
verificationbeforedrawingconclusionsfromcommonassessmentresults.
[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

15.4%

11

42.3%

30.8%

11.5%

Ourteamchangesourinstructionalpracticesbasedoncommonassessment
results.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

34.6%

12

46.2%

11.5%

7.7%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ourteamcelebratesachievementsthatarehighlightedintheresultsofour
commonassessments.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

30.8%

11

42.3%

19.2%

7.7%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ifeelsafewhenrevealingmycommonassessmentdatainfrontofmypeers.
[DataLiteracy]

1
2
3
4
0.0

14

53.8%

34.6%

11.5%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

Ourteamusesdataasatoolforidentifyingeffectivepracticesratherthanas
atoolforidentifyingeffectivepeople.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0

10

38.5%

10

38.5%

23.1%

0%

Ourteamhasasenseofsharedresponsibilityforthesuccessofallour
students.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

26.9%

15.4%

11.5%

Ourteamhastheskillsnecessarytocollectandmanipulatedataeffectively.
[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

12

46.2%

11

42.3%

7.7%

3.8%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Iknowthedifferencebetweenandunderstandwhentouseformativeand
summativeassessments.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

15

57.7%

10

38.5%

3.8%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

Ourteamrespectstheconfidentialityofstudentsandteacherswhenlooking
atdata.[DataLiteracy]

1
2
3
4

14

0.0
53.8%

11

42.3%

3.8%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

Ourteamhaslookedatourstudents'benchmarkand/orEOGdata.[Data
Literacy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

15

57.7%

34.6%

7.7%

0%

3.5

7.0

10.5

14.0

Ourteamisawareofallofthevariedpopulationsweserveandlooksat
resultsforeachofthesepopulationsindividually.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0

30.8%

10

38.5%

23.1%

7.7%

Ourteamhascreatedsystemsforengagingstudentsindatacollectionfor
selfassessment.[DataLiteracy]
1
2
3
4
0.0

7.7%

11

42.3%

19.2%

30.8%

2.5

5.0

7.5

10.0

Ourlearningteamidentifiesstudentswhoarestrugglingacademically
throughthefollowingpracticesorassessments:
benchmarkassessmentspearsonassessmentstopicassessments
Progressmonitoring,formativeassessments,quickfluencycheck
ClassworkHWRegularweeklywritingassignmentsCommonquizzesandtests
Benchmarkassessments(DE)
Ibelievethatwedo.
Weonlyidentifythesestudentsthroughoraldiscussions.Wegenerallydonotlookat
worksamplesand/ortestingresults.Noacceptedpractice.
DiscoveryedBenchmarks,RtAportfolio,MClassData,CommonAssessments
Sometimes
Weidentifystudentswithneedsthruconversations.
DiscoveryEdAssessmentsbenchmarksandprobes
frequentlydiscussstrategiesforPEPsweeklydiscussacademicareasofweaknesses
IEPGoalprogress,andtestingresults.
EChasspecificteststhatareadministered.
AnecdotalnotebooksEducationGalaxyDiscoveryeducationKahnacademy
formativeassessmentsandbenchmarkassessments

mClass,RtAportfolios,benchmarks,classroomformativeassessments,observation
Throughdailyseatwork,websiteinformation(MobyMax,FrontRow,RazKids)Discovery
Educationetcwelookatthedatatodeterminewhatneedswehaveinourcontentareas.
DEBenchmarksClassScapeClassworkHomework
Summativeandformativeassessmentsalongwithsmallgroupconversationsand
discussions.
commonassessmentsDEbenchmarksRTAachievement
Benchmarkassessments,DuscovoryEddata,classroomwork,anecdotalnotes,
MostrelatingtoTEIRprocessandreferrals.
datacollectioninclassroomscommonassessmentdataPEPdata
DiscoveryEdweeklyquizzesformathcommonprojectassessment
Mclass,classperformance,guidedreadinggroups,PEP's,benchmarkassessments,
BOG's,progressmonitoring,RTAportfolios,andEOG's.
benchmarks,progressmonitoring,informativeassessments,unitposttests
Formativeassessmentsandbenchmarkassessments.Classroomanecdotalnotes.

Whenourlearningteamidentifiesstudentswhoarestrugglingacademically,
werespondby:
thinkingofpracticestohelpstudents.
remediationintheclassroom
Workingtoremediateourownstudents.
Collaboratingondifferentwaystohelpthatstudent.
StrategiesthathaveworkedforusinourownclassroomsorwesuggestthePEPprocess
withdifferentinterventionsthatmightbesuccessfulforthatspecificstudent.
Reviewingtheinterventionsthatgeneraledisusing,anddecidingifthoseare
appropriate.Ifitisachildinourclassroom,wetrytodeterminethereasonwhytheyare
struggling,andcomeupwithstrategiestohelpthatchild.
discussstrategiestoputinplaceforPEPs
N/A
Sharingideasforremediation.Sharingdifferentwaysto"teach"curriculumareas.
Wediscusshowwecancreateminilessonstoaddressstudentsneeds.Wehavealso
createdcentersactivitiesthatmaybehelpful.Wehavealsoimplementedremediationfor
abrieftimetoaddressneeds.
smallgroupinstruction,remediation
remediation,smallgroupwork,retestingthesepracticesareineachclassroomnot
shared.Wedothesethingswithourownstudents
sharingideas,lessons,grouplessonsthathavebeensuccessfulforus.
Werespondthrudiscussionandgatherideas

sharingideasandstrategiessharingmaterials
Discussingthestudentandassigningwhowillworkonthatreferral.
discussingstrategiesthateachteacherusesininstructionofspecificareasofweakness.
brainstormideastoremediatediscusspracticesusedineachothersclassroomsthat
seemtobeeffectiveandsharethose
Lookingattheobjectivesnotyetmasteredandplanremediationinsmallgroups,byusing
variousappsandgoingbackasaclassifnecessarytoimproveunderstandingof
concepts.
RemediatingwithinourclassroomsDiscussingideasforremediationwithinourteam
Discussingfollowingtheteirprocess
Wediscussingandgivingideas
discussingotherstrategiesthatmaybetriedmeetingasateamduringthePEPprocess
formremediationgroupsifcommonareaexists
Discussingthestudent'sstrengthsandweaknessesandpossiblewaystoassistthe
student.
sharingstrategiessharingstudentsforremediationpurposesno
differentiatedinstruction,workingwitheachothersstudents,workingtogethertocomeup
withstrategiestousewiththem

InordertocontinuetomoveourPLCandstudentsforward,weneedto
addressthefollowingbarriersandchallenges:
Basedontheprevioussurveyquestionscreationofrubricsmorecommonassignments
thanwecurrentlyhavecloseranalysisofdataasateamlookingatthestudentsas"the
fifthgrade"moreoftenasopposedtoaseachclass
challengingourselvestothinkoutsideourtraditionalteachingnorms(wholegroupvs
smallgroup,creativeremediation)
abilitytoactuallyteachratherthantestorremediateforthetest(RTAspecifically)our
PLCrocks....so...???
nonenotedattime
N/A
Suchadiversesetoflearnersinsuchalargeclassroomsize.
Appropriateinterventions.
timetoreallylookatdataandbrainstormideasforremediation
timeconstraintslowmorale
Ourgreatestchallengeistime.Thereissomuchwewanttodotohelpourchildrenthe
most.
ConsistencyandcollaborationasagradelevelforcoveringcontentareasinCommon
Core

Effectivelyfigureouthowtoimplementremediationinwithourteaching.
classsizemeetingtheneedsofindividualsistoodifficultwiththehugerangeofabilities
Findingmorecreativewaystoremediate
Allowtimeforteachingconceptsbeforewetest.
WorktogetherStayontaskBepositive
Figureoutawaytosharehowtousespecificprogramsforinstructionandresearching
andputtinginterventionsintopractice.
Time!testing
Weneedtoworktogethermoreandbemoreopenmindedtoallneeds
Amorerigorousbehaviorsystemforthosestudentswhoaren'taffectedwhenbeing
refocused.
workingtogetherasateam,andallpeopleworkingequally
makesurethatweareallhereontime.
Weneedtohaveagreedupontasksand/oragendasforourmeetings.Rightnow,wedo
nothaveagreedupontopicstodiscuss.Tomakeourmeetingmoremeaningfulforteam
membersandultimatelystudents,weneedtohaveassignedtasksandtheyneedtobe
communicatedinatimelymanner.
spendmoretimecreatingcommonassessmentsandanalyzingdata.Wealwaysseemto
runoutoftime.
findingmoretimetoremediateandenrichchildren
Workingtogethertocreatepacingofteachingandcommonformativeassessments.
Everyoneshouldgiveinput!

InordertocontinuetomoveourPLCandstudentsforward,weneedto
developthefollowingskills:
Communication
CommonPractice/Usingassessmentdatatocollaborateanddriveinstruction
workingtowardsgroupingstudentsforreadingandmathgroupsfor20152016
Seeabove.AlsoCreatingspecificjobsforeachotherarrivingontimeandprepared
Graphingandchartingskillsattained/notattainedtoseetrends.
ContinuetoimprovecollaborationbetweenclassroomteacherandECStaff.
moredatadiscussions.
?
Rubricsandongoingassessments.
stayfocusedonspecifictasks.Wesometimesgetsidetracked,butwealwaysarehaving
importantdiscussionsrelatedtostudents/instruction.
Organization

timemanagement
fearlesspursuitofcreativeteachingmethods
timetravelorabilitytostoptime,creatingmoretimetomeettogether:)
Eachteammemberneedstobegivenassignedtasksandneedstobeheldaccountable
forthecompletionofthesetasks.Wealsoneedtoworkonbeingmoreopenmindedand
acceptingofteammember'sideas.Weeachhavesomethingimportanttoshareandwe
needtobemoreacceptingofeachother'sprofessionalopinions.
creatingmoreassessments
collaborationandteamplanning(everyonemustinputequally)
learnordevelopaway(time/management)toremediateacrossgradelevel,notjustin
classroom
continuedwillingnesstotry
Morecommonassessmentanalysistodriveinstructionforstrugglinglearners.
Againweneedtobemoreopenmindedandworktogethertoshareideasofeach
Certainbasicskillsshouldbemasteredbeforemovingtothenextgradelevel.
Ithinkwedoagreatjobofcollaborationandworkingasateam.
Commonexpectations.
Developamoreeffectiveremediationplantoreachallstudentsthroughouttheschool
year.
n?a

InordertocontinuetomoveourPLCandstudentsforward,weneedthe
administrationtosupportusinthefollowingways:
time
Figureoutaclearplanforinterventionstouseinreferralprocess.
Offersupportandsuggestionsastohowtocreateabetter"learningcommunity"and
"stepin"ifhelpisneeded.
MonitorwhatishappeninginPLCmeetingsbyrequiringdocumentationofwhatisbeing
discussed.Maybeameetingagendaandminutes/summary.
moreaccountability
allowus/supportusintryingunconventionalmethodsorclassroomsetupsallowusto
fail,reflect,regroup,andtryagain
Morematerialstouseintheclassroom.
moretimeforPLCs
moretime!:)
Time
Another4thgradeteachertoallowforteamingSmallerclasssizes

Helpwithdevelopingaremediationplan.
considermovingplanningtimetolaterintheday
continuetoallowtimeforcollaboration
chocolatelots!
findingwaystogiveusmoretime
MonitorthePLCmeetingsmoreeffectively
Morecommunicationwithinthebuildingandkeepusintheloopwhenthingshappento
ourstaff.
HavingaPLCforECshowssupportforourprogram.
Rubricstouseforourownselfassessment.
guidanceinhowtodealwhentheteamisnotworkingeffectivelytogether
Ifeelverysupportedbytheadministration
WehavehadgoodsupportinsettingupourfirstPLCthisyear.ECneverdidPLC's
beforeduetoschedulingconflicts.Thistimehashelpedusgrowasprofessionals.
ContinuetoallowtimeforPLC.
Smallerclassroomsizes/teamteaching.
maybemorecommunicationregardingexpectationsofaPLCteam,andsittingintohelp
guidetheeffortwhenthoseexpectationsaren'tbeingmet

Ourgreatestsuccessasalearningteamisthefollowing:
ActuallyholdingascheduledPLCtimeforthefirstyear!!!
communication.
Weareacohesivegroupthatalwaysworkstogethertoimprovestudent
instruction/learning.Idon'tthinkwehaveonegreatsuccess,butwehavedoneagreat
jobofbreakingdownthecommoncoreobjectivessothatweallknowtheimportanttasks
studentmustknowtobesuccessfuloneachobjective.
Weareallwonderfulteachers!
Theabilitytocommunicateandshareideas.
N/A
Ilovemylearningteam!Ifeelweworktogetherextremelywell.Ihavelearnedsomuch
thisyear,changedsomeofthewaysIteach,andhavegottenexcitedaboutlearningnew
thingsformyclassroom.Ireallyfeelwehavethestudents'bestinterestatheartand
considerALLoffirstgradestudentsOURstudentsnotjusttheonesinourownclass.
Ithinkweallcareaboutourstudents.Ithinkwesupporteachotherthebestwithbehavior
issues,however,Iwouldliketoseeusbemoresupportivewiththeacademicpieceand
withinstruction.
Teamplanning,teambuilding,remediationplans...

findingwaystoworktogethereventhoughwehavesuchdifferentteachingmethods
Caringaboutourstudent'sgrowth.
Weworkverywellandverycloselytogether.Weshareresourcesregularlyandsupport
eachother.
abilitytoshareideasandresourcesthathaveproventobeeffective.
almostallstudentsmadegrowthandlearnednewthings
studentgrowth
Friendship,trust,thinkingoutofthebox,takingrisksandhavingfun!
WeDOcollaborate,anditdoesfeelgoodtomakesureweareonthesamepageona
regularbasis.Afterschoolremediationgroupshavebeenveryeffective,andwebuild
thoseideasduringPLCtime(andduringplanning/afterschool).
Seeingstudentgrowth
opencommunication,sharing,supporting
We'vebecomebetterteachersbyimplementingeachofourstylestoreachthedifferent
typesoflearnersinourclassrooms.
Studentgrowthandachievementinallareas(notjustcurriculumbut"wholechild").
Reliabilityofteammembers
Wegetalongverywellandwesupportoneanother.
teamplanningcreatesstrongerlessons!
Supportingeachother.
OurFriendshipandourbeliefineachother.

ProfessionalDevelopment|TeamBasedCollaborationSkills

Developing
Determinin
Determinin
Determinin
Determinin

Developingteamnormsandprotocols

3.8%

Determininghowgroupconversationsandmeetingswillbestructured

3.8%

Conducting
Findingco

Determininghowconsensuswillbereached

7.7%

Depersona

Determininghowviolationsofteamnormswillbeaddressed

7.7%

Buildingtru

Determininghowtheresultsofteamworkwillberecorded

26.9%

Settinggoal

Conductingeffectiveconversations

11.5%

Findingcommongroundandworktowardsconsensus

15.4%

Depersonalizingdiscussionsofcurricular,assessment,andinstructionalpractices

15.4%

Buildingtrustbetweencolleagues

7.7%

Settinggoalsandreflectingonresults

13

50%

3
6
9
12
Embracingconflictasapositivetoolforcontinuedgrowth

0%

Conductingteambased,selfdirectedactionresearch

26.9%

Amplifying"lessonslearned"acrossourentiregradelevelordepartment

23.1%

Embracing

Conducting

Amplifying"
0

ProfessionalDevelopment|InstructionalReflectionSkills

Prioritizingl
Connecting
Measuring
Developing
Creatingrel
Developing
Identifyingc
Understand
Definingstr
Investigatin
Developing
Developing
0

Prioritizinglearningobjectivesbasedonanunderstandingofourstudents

19.2%

Connectingassessmentstospecificlearninggoals

11.5%

Measuringhigherorderthinkingskills

23.1%

Developingperformancebasedassessments

23.1%

Creatingreliableassessmentinstrumentssuchasrubrics

34.6%

Developingdiscussionprotocolsforconversationsrelatedtodata

7.7%

Identifyingcommonareasofstudentmasteryandmisunderstanding

19.2%

Understandingtheuniquecharacteristicsofbothlowandhighachievers

11.5%

Definingstrategiesandidentifyingtoolsfordifferentiatinglessonplans

34.6%

Investigatingtherelationshipsbetweeninstructionalpracticesandstudentlearningoutcomes

7.7%

Developingprotocolsandpracticesforactionresearch

15.4%

Developingprotocolsandpracticesforpeerobservation

7.7%

Numberofdailyresponses
30.0
22.5
15.0
7.5
0.0