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Fewer things require as much research as buying a new house. It all starts with a look at the map – where do we want to live? Taking into account schools, proximity to work, neighbors, and space for the dogs to run is just the first layer of research. Seasoned home buyers know that the real proof is in the pudding – the inspection itself. Making the decision to purchase a home requires a deep look into the foundation of the home, its roof, walls, electrical, and so on. Once the inspection is done and you can get a guarantee the house will stand on solid footing – your research has all paid off. A housewarming party is in your near future!

In the realm of education, many have spent years researching strategies and implementation ideas within the classroom.  All those who support teachers have access to clear definitions of effective practice housed within the district’s instructional framework.  These instruments have been designed to reflect the most impactful and effective research-based strategies and expected resulting student outcomes. When these strategies or outcomes are observed in a classroom, they will be considered teacher strengths as they result in desired actions, behaviors, or dispositions, new learning and/or high levels of engagement. In this course, leaders will work through the steps to be able to recognize and cite observed research-based strategies by learning to:

a. Start with big ideas

b. Recognize when a teacher is utilizing these strategies or not

c. Effectively communicate these findings to a teacher

Standard
RVL 1.D: Feedback contains areas of strengths and areas of growth explicitly connected to the indicator and observed practices/evidence and are developed based on indicator language and the key levers between ratings.
Target
Identify and cite research based strategies that are inherent in the rubric.
Resource
Companion Guidebook Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning Connections Strategies - Chapter 5, Strategy 22
Assessment
Prepare a conversation (“elevator conversation” or a 2-3 minute explanation) with a teacher about a selected indicator to deepen his/her understanding of the framework - be sure to make connections to the related research-based strategies in the indicator.

 

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Lessons

Lesson 15.2 Recognizing Research-Based Strategies Part II

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Standard

Integrating Research into Feedback Once you deconstruct your framework, locating the research-based strategies included, the next step is to determine how to utilize your collected evidence to rate the lesson…

Lesson 15.3 Recognizing Research-Based Strategies Assessment

Length: 25 minutesComplexity: Standard

In-Course Assessment  Choose one indicator from your instructional framework. Determine the research that supports the practices and outcomes integrated into the Effective and Highly Effective performance descriptions. Prepare for a…