Teaching and Learning Framework
This task force was charged with establishing a collaborative process for defining and adopting nonnegotiable learning outcomes for all students based on new state standards in core content areas.
The second task force was asked to design a standards-based teaching framework. For this work the team examined different models for what a framework could accomplish. The group is focusing on the Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning framework, through the Center for Educational Leadership in Washington, as a sound methodology for creating a standards-based approach to instruction.
Task Force 2 has presented the final Teaching and Learning Framework to the Board of Education.
The five dimensions, which PSD administrators are currently studying, include Purpose, Student Engagement, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Assessment for Student Learning, and Classroom Environment and Culture. After nearly a year of review, the task force has concluded that this framework will positively impact teaching and learning for all children.
The task force has found that the research base for the Five Dimensions framework, which forms the vision for this model, is designed to provide teachers with guidelines that can reduce achievement gaps at all levels, a key factor in improving student achievement.
Task Force 2 meetings were held at the Partnership and Volunteer Center, 1630 S. Stover. Meetings were open to the public to observe.
Meeting Summary Notes:
- April 11, 2013
- March 4, 2013
- February 25, 2013
- January 29, 2013
- December 6, 2012
- November 12, 2012
- August 30, 2012
- August 8, 2012
- July 16, 2012
- June 18, 2012
- May 17, 2012
- March 29, 2012
- February 23, 2012
- December 8, 2011
- November 11, 2011
- September 15, 2011
- August 10, 2011
- May 16, 2011
- March 30, 2011
Original Actions/Desired Outcomes:
- Establish a team to design the process for collaboratively defining and adopting nonnegotiable learning outcomes.
- Engage stakeholders in the work to develop and agree to nonnegotiable learning outcomes for all students.
- Work collaboratively to develop an updated PSD Learning Framework that links with the PSD Curriculum and Instruction Policies.
- Develop expectations for the implementation of nonnegotiable learning outcomes as a foundation for instruction at the building level.
- Develop and support assessment practices to support informed instructional decisions to monitor student learning in relation to state standards.
- Provide professional development to support teachers with successful implementation of nonnegotiable learning outcomes for all students.
Task Force Members:
- Facilitators: Todd Lambert, PSD Director of Curriculum & Assessment, and Kevin Hahn, PSD Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools
- Andrea Delorey - Social Studies Facilitator
- Kate Canine - Math Facilitator
- Mary Nichols- Gifted and Talented Facilitator
- Diane Catlin - English Language Acquisition (ELA) Coordinator
- Jan Borman - Executive Director of Student Achievement and Professional Development
- Alicia Macica - ELA Instructional Coach, Eyestone Elementary
- Catherine Thomsen - Fourth Grade, Laurel Elementary
- Sandy Bickel - Webber MS Principal
- Dianne Harper - Community Member
- Anne-Marie Hasstedt - Community Member
- Rob Petterson - Community Member