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Sunday, January 29 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Topic 9 - Improving Instruction Across the School: Harnessing the Power of Actionable Feedback for ALL Teachers
Large scale meta-analyses (Hattie, 2009; Marzano & DuFour 2011) have concluded the key to improving student achievement is figuring out how to significantly improve routine instruction across the school site. Dr. Kevin Feldman will guide participants in exploring how establishing a shared instructional focus on academic literacy coupled with validated tools for teacher feedback including classroom video, collaborative teacher coaching teams or "Learning Walks", peer and expert coaching can create a culture of competence at the school site level. Various models and narratives will be shared describing how elementary and secondary schools are dramatically improving the quality routine classroom teaching using these tools for "actionable feedback", which one could argue is the "holy grail" of instructional improvement.
Learning Objectives
understand the research support for improving instruction as THE key to improving student achievement
identify the right and wrong “drivers” for improving teacher skills & competence
appreciate the absolutely critical role of actionable or useful feedback in enhancing the continuous growth of any professional (sports, business, education, etc.)
explore the various forms of Public Practice schools can engage to ensure ALL teachers learn to give and receive “actionable feedback” to improve their teaching including; Learning Walks, video critique, peer and expert coaching
explore how Building Leadership Teams can leverage teacher leadership to foster a school wide focus on improving instruction across the grades/content areas.

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Kevin Feldman

Kevin Feldman, Ph.D. is the Director of Reading and Intervention with the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) and an independent educational consultant working with publishers, schools, and districts across the country. His career in education spans forty years. As the Director... Read More →

Sunday January 29, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm AKST
K'enaunu 6 - Second Floor - Dena'ina Center Center 600 W 7th Avenue