Often times professional learning sessions exist as discrete sessions that are envisioned as turning points in the path of instruction. That the session is going to be transformative and educators are going to have the time and wherewithal to follow through of their own accord. This year we have decided to approach the topic of Assessment and Data usage from a perspective that is slightly more realistic. Rather than attempting to craft a single, all-powerful and omnibus, professional learning session; we have decided to create a series of professional learning experiences that all aim toward improving the capacity of our peers to be strategic in the use of data AND in the all-to-often ignored laying of the necessary groundwork to do so.
What follows are the agendas and presentations that were used to anchor this unit of professional learning.