Instructional Rounds is a networked approach to learning and leading change. It's based on the book, "Instructional Rounds in Education" by City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel. A great way to start your learning about Instructional Rounds is to watch the ClassMovie made byRosemeadow Public School.
Each round follows a set process:
The host school identifies a problem of practice related to student learning.
Our network members engage in professional learning to explore best practice.
There are 20-minute classroom observations without judgement.
In debrief session, we look for patterns and develop findings based on our evidence.
Our network members propose recommendations for the host school for the next level of work.
The extract below from the book "Instructional Rounds" introduces you to the first three principles in which Instructional Rounds is based. Click here to download
Oakhill Drive completed their second round of Instructional Rounds in 2016 with their question being: 'Can out students explain what they are learning and its significance? How do they know if they are successful in this learning? '
We wanted to see the result that our Visual Learning strategies had on our students. Could our students explain what they were learning and its significance? Could they reflect on their learning and know if they were successful?
1. How can you ensure that all your students can answer the three questions:
Where are you going in your learning?
How are you doing with your learning? and
Where are you going next with your learning? (Halbert & Kaser, Library Resource 4 - scroll down)