TERC Staff at KIPP School Summit

July 30, 2010

TERC staff member Diana Nunnaley will be presenting on the Using Data program at the Knowledge is Power Program's (KIPP) School Summit from August 2nd-August 6th, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please look for her at the following sessions:

Using Data from Assessments to Drive Your Instruction 
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Presenter: Diana Nunnaley (TERC)

Learn how to use classroom assessments to identify student learning challenges and to build your instruction to increase student learning. Your analysis will reveal how well your students are doing in critical thinking and how well aligned your curriculum is to provide instruction in this vital domain.

This session will use common assessment items, student work items, and classroom exercises to demonstrate a process for understanding student thinking and responding to identified gaps.

Which Data? When? And, How Do We Create a Culture of Precision Teaching and Continuous Improvement? 
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (two 90 minute sessions with break)
Presenter: Diana Nunnaley (TERC)

“We’re drowning in data” is often the first comment made by teacher teams when talking about how they are using data. Classroom teachers, jointly analyzing their student data hold the keys to improved student performance, and even more important, the elimination of achievement gaps between groups of students.

All data are not created equal. But every type of school data can bring its own meaning when teachers are supported in a structured process of collaborative inquiry including causal analysis and developing responses monitored through the use of continuous formative assessment of understanding.

This hands-on session will walk you through the process and provide an opportunity to experience several techniques and tools that have been successfully used to sustain a culture of continuous improvement based on the continuous use of data to inform instruction.

Working Collaboratively as Viewed in the Fishbowl 
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Presenter: Diana Nunnaley (TERC)

Be a participant (in the fishbowl) or an observer (looking into the fishbowl) to see what real collaboration looks like in practice. Are we collaborative in our work or just collegial? Are our conversations honest or safe? Do our questions contain judgment or are they inquisitive? What are the personal capabilities and norms of group behaviors that can help our schools transcend entrenched norms and personal beliefs from generations of educational practice? And, how can the analysis of data get us to the kind of collaboration that results in high performing schools?

Schools are encouraged to attend this session as a school team.