Identify informal & formal ways you are monitoring the effects of your changed practices/intervention on learner outcomes. Explain the reflections and tweaks you are making along the way (Don’t wait to the end of your inquiry cycle and find it didn’t work)
As a teacher and an inquirer I always have a plan. However I often find little goes the way I have planned no matter how hard I try. This year so far has been a model of that even though I have tried so hard not to let it be.
With the World wide Covid 19 Pandemic and Alert levels 3 and 4 making things more challenging I have found it especially hard to stick to my plan and collect data about the small and large changes I have made to my practice.
This blog post however reflects back on what tangible changes have been made so far and what I plan to do next as I look into reading and accelerating it.
So what was/is my plan for how I will collect data and what has and hasn't gone to plan so far.
My plan this year revolved around a number of check points.
1: Every 2 weeks read 1-1 with students in my target group making detailed notes about what they are and are not doing to develop specific measurable goals for teaching next steps.
2: Collect student voice 3 times a term starting in term 3 and look at what they stay about students reading a long side teacher notes.
3: Conduct a high frequency word reading test twice a term and see what changes have occur in knowledge of students.
4: Video record teaching every 3 weeks to see what has changed in teacher and student actions.
5: Video student independent work to see what has changed in activities and learners interaction with these.
6: PM kit running records and notes on these as required to move children forward.
Describe how you will keep a record of each of the above in a manageable way (‘cos you won’t otherwise remember all your many micro-decisions and why you made them).
Data will be record and stored my my inquiry data spreadsheet and shared as it is collected here on my blog. Each piece of data will be display different depending on what it is.
Videos of reading will be edited and reflected on student needs and growth and teacher strategies used. And is likely to be displayed like this.
High frequency word test will be displayed as a table similar to Reading notes.
So what has a relativity been so far.