Does your school need a better system for working with student data? Without a structured approach, it’s difficult for many teachers and Professional Learning Communities(PLCs) to work effectively with the massive volume of student data their schools produce. Overwhelmed, they may simply lapse into a numbed state of inaction.
In this webinar, Daniel R. Venables, author of How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action (ASCD, 2014), shows you how to take control with a systematic process for reviewing and responding to data. He will show you how to proceed from the big, end-of-year assessment data (macrodata) to daily classroom data (microdata). The session will walk you through a process that will make you more effective at identifying specific gaps in student learning and then connecting these to instructional gaps. Daniel uses real-life data to illustrate the essential steps of his model.
A step-by-step Data Action Model for reviewing and responding to data
How to use the model with your own data
A protocol for meaningfully looking at data
Keeping track of your progress as you move through each step of the Model
Separating important from unimportant data
Specific procedures for setting goals
How to design metrics for evaluating the success of your Data Action Plan Action Plan
About the Speaker
Daniel R. Venables
Daniel R. Venables is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Authentic PLCs, a consulting firm that assists schools in building, leading, and sustaining authentic PLCs. During his 30-year career in education, Daniel was a classroom teacher in both public and independent schools in South Carolina, North Carolina and Connecticut for 24 years, serving as a math department chair for 18 of those years.
Author of How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action (ASCD, 2014) and The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams (Corwin, 2011), Daniel was professional development coordinator with the nation’s 18th largest district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.In 1994, he was trained as a Math/Science Fellow with the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), where he began his working experience with PLCs. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT). In 2002, he was awarded South Carolina Independent School Teacher of the Year.
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