Understanding Your Framework
This course is designed to build your understanding of the attributes, indicators, or standards, in your instructional framework related to assessment & feedback. The course can be completed at your own pace and is designed for approximately 4 hours of instructional time. It is important to know that developing a deep understanding takes time. This means that depending on your starting point and desired outcome, you may find you need to continue your learning beyond the 4-hour design of this course or you may move at a quicker pace through the course.
In addition, mastering strategies listed in the “Proficient” or “Exemplary” descriptions (yours may differ slightly) of your indicators require ongoing practice and application with reflection across multiple lessons. Therefore, you will be presented with opportunities for reflection throughout the course and offered strategies to apply throughout the year.
Lastly, you may consider moving through the course with your peers. This will allow you to benefit from social construction of the new content through rich discussions and develop a common understanding within teams, departments and schools. No matter your approach or the pace you take, developing a deeper understanding of assessment and feedback and related instructional strategies is the main purpose of the course.
- Deconstruct your teacher evaluation rubric, leading to a deeper understanding of the expectations for teacher and student actions, behaviors and dispositions
- Distinguish between performance ratings using key levers
- Develop strategies to improve instructional practices related to assessment outlined in your framework
Understanding Your Framework is a 1-hour optional and complimentary course designed as an introduction to the use of rubrics in evaluation and coaching. The course provides basic information about how district rubrics are structured and offers you strategies to develop a general overview of your rubric comparing various instruments being used today in other districts.
Step 1: Select 1 attribute/aspect within this indicator that is a challenge area or an area in which you want to improve.
Step 2: Create a lesson plan focusing on new strategies related to your selected attribute.
Step 3: Execute the lesson and reflect upon the experience and new learning.
Step 4: Meet with your instructional coach/evaluator to discuss your new understandings, reflections and next steps.