Gamble Rogers Middle SchoolSt. Augustine ... - All Things PLC

Gamble Rogers Middle SchoolSt. Augustine ... - All Things PLC

Professional Learning Communities Gamble Rogers Middle School St. Augustine, Florida Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 The Unending Journey Why PLCs? Collaboration improves teaching and learning PLC is a VERB, not a NOUN Embrace the WE Why now? The landscape of education is changing, therefore

we must change Todays students We have seen great success!!! Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Our Process Groups are formed Cross-curricular, like subjects, same grade level Our teams have common planning Leaders are chosen Participate in monthly leader meetings Are expected to effectively facilitate PLC meetings Outline

Provided and reviewed with entire staff at the beginning of the year Expectations are clearly defined Use of OneNote to streamline data collection and feedback Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Sample Quarterly Outline Teaching and Learning Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Create Norms and Assign Roles Norms should be:

- Created by all members - Reviewed at the beginning of each meeting - In place to keep meetings on track Assigning Roles: - Gives each member an important task - Divides the work - Guides teachers through the process Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Create a SMARTe Goal Percentage of ___________________________________scoring at proficiency or higher in ____________________________will increase from _____% to _____% by the end of ____________________ as measured by ___________________________ administered on

_________________________. Create a Collaborative Instructional Plan Four Questions that guide PLCs: 1. What do we want the students to learn? 2. How will we know if they learn it? 3. What do we do when they dont learn it? 4. What do we do when they do learn it? Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Develop Common Formative Assessment(s) and Scale(s) -

Project Performance Lab Quick checks To guide instruction Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 4 Students can create a well planned piece of historical fiction that incorporates pieces of textual support from previously read texts.

3 Students can provide supporting details for an answer from a text, interview for oral history, etc., citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says 2 Students can correctly answer comprehension questions about text 1

Students can read and understand The Impact on the School Community We have implemented STINGRAY SUCCESS Weekly intervention and enrichment opportunities Professional Development TDE Days for collaboration Kagan Structures Best Practices The shift from mine to ours All students are the responsibility of the team,

rather than the teacher Common vocabulary Filling the Gaps Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Stingray Success 30 minutes each Wednesday and Thursday Intervention in the content areas Some of our enrichment opportunities: Physical Education - NJHS Creative Writing Media - WEB

- Guidance Computer Keyboarding skills - Drama Art - Band Spanish - Math Club Environmental Science AVID Critical Thinking STEM Critical Thinking

Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Professional Development Offerings have included: Effective Utilization of the Support Facilitation teacher AVID School-wide FSA Writing: How EVERY Teacher Can Help Making Words Stick: High-Yield Vocabulary Strategies Striking Educational Gold in the Classroom: Engagement Strategies Flip, Fold, Facilitate Learning: Hands-on learning Strategies Learning Goals and Scales: Now What? This year we have been using TDE Days to facilitate collaborative learning through Kagan Structures. Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017

What is yours is mine Our teachers have reported a refreshing sense of shared responsibility Our teachers have built a high level of trust within their teams Students see the connections between content areas- building toward greater success Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 Common Vocabulary This is vital to increase student learning Needed for multiple exposures RACE, PEEL, Axis, graphing, DBQs and Essays

Filling the Gaps This is vital to increase student learning Multiplication facts in 6th grade Co-teach model Formative assessments Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017 How do we know this is working? Reduced % of Failures Increase in proficiency shown on District Exams & FSA Teacher observation of student learning Calm, positive atmosphere among teachers Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017

Discussion What questions do you have? What resources do you need? PLC Team Visitation Michelle Davis, St. Johns County 2017

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