“Teachers/leaders believe that their fundamental task is to evaluate the effect of their teaching on student’s learning. Evaluating what the student is doing and seeing learning through the eyes of students as well as evaluating the effect of our actions on what the student does is the essence of excellent teaching” John Hattie Visible Learning for Teachers maximising impact on learning.
In other words it is the students that hold the key to effective teaching.
Just how can a teacher collect evidence, quickly and effectively, of their impact on students and their learning ? Here the effective use of mobile devices loaded with data collection aps such as CeMeE can be a real asset.
This session aims to provide attendees with a framework and the necessary skills and appropriate data collection tools by which they can institute a school wide program for observing student learning. Using an Explicit Instruction Model and the observational GROWTH principle, attendees gain an insight into exactly what to observe and how to do it quickly (using any internet enabled device including mobile phone, ipad, tablet connected to the web) in a non confrontational manner thereby helping teachers refine their personal practice to enhance student learning.
A prospective feedback process is also modelled as are a number of ‘observation’ frameworks, leaving participants better equipped to implement an observational and or walkthrough model that will work.