Routines
Instruction
Assessment
Planning
Climate
100

These are stated each morning on announcements (can be over PA system or video)?

What is the date, time, day of the rotation, Pledge of Allegiance, and either the Coles Pledge or Coles vision statement.

100

For probationary staff, these are submitted to the overseeing administrator twice per month (first and third Monday) and feedback will be provided.

What are lesson plans?  Staff on continuing contract in the evaluation cycle will turn in lesson plans once per month to the overseeing administrator.

100

These are used as tools to measure student reading skills (what they can do).

What is DRA?  What is PALS?  What is QRI?  What are VDOE growth assessments?  

100

These are teams that meet to discuss what students are supposed learn and be able to do, how they will learn it, how we will know if they have learned it, and what will we do if they haven't learned it.

What are collaborative learning teams (CLT)?

100

These help shape our schoolwide culture.

What are Elements of Success?

200

This is announced at the end of the day to celebrate students.

What is "great calls home?"

200

We follow these from the very start of the school year to know what our students are supposed to learn.

What are Virginia Standards of Learning?

200

These are used to measure the impact of your instruction and measure student learning?

What are common formative assessments?  What are summative assessments?

200

This is the term for when a team plans with another teacher who is part of the learning environment in their classroom and also responsible for the learning of the students in the classrom.

What is co-planning?

200

These are generated with students at the beginning of the school year to help students know what their role is around the building.

What are expectations?  Looks like, sounds like, feels like.

300

These should be held at least weekly within the classroom and can be used to build relationships, build ownership and accountability, discuss happenings in the classroom, can be problem-solving in nature, etc....

What are class meetings?

300

These are developed by the school division and grade level teams to determine how much time is needed to instruct on the standards students are supposed to learn.

What are pacing guides?  These are important for encore teachers to also utilize to integrate content into their lessons.  And for general education teachers to utilize from the encore teachers to integrate into their lessons.

300

This should be done by the teacher and student when measuring their learning.

What is reflection and analysis?

300

These are other professionals you most likely will want to plan with.

Who are the ESOL teachers?  Who are special education teachers?  Who is the ITC?  Who is the reading specialist?  Who is the PALS tutor?  Who is the gifted education teacher?  Who is the encore team?  Who is the school counselor?  Who is the administrative team?

300

Students need to be taught doing this is very important, given time to practice, and reminded of, and expected of every day.

What is making good choices/ decisions?  

400

This should be entered into the HUB each day by 9:15 am.  

What is attendance?  Teachers are also required to contact a parent after 3 unexcused absences to find out why they have been absent, remind them to send a written note in identifying the reason for the absence, and discuss any work missed.

400

These should be provided to the front office by the last Friday in September.

What are emergency substitute plans?  These should be plans that are not specific to a given day but is on a topic you may have already taught and includes all of the other pieces of the instructional process.  These should also include directions of the need to make copies of something, a student roster, any allergies, what to do in a crisis, your schedule, dismissal procedures, etc...

400

These are given in Kindergarten to measure growth in math skills.

What is VKRP? and common formative assessments.

400

This should be used as a key part of the process for determining next steps.

What is data analysis and reflection?  What is a PDSA (plan, do, study, act)?

400

Students take their lead from who?

Who are the adults?  It is so important to model and practice what you expect the students to be doing too.  Everyone makes a poor choice.  What is important is learning from it and most importantly, growing from it and not making that poor choice again.
500

These are held twice per month for the entire staff on Thursdays (usually the first and third Thursday of each month).  

What are staff meetings?  Leadership team meets once per month on the second Thursday.  We may also meet in instructional committees (chart sent out)

500

These are important for students to be able to learn....

What is engaging students in the learning process?  What is specific, targeted, rigorous, authentic, and intentional practice of skills they are learning?  What are metacognitive strategies to remember?  What is retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving? What is a positive climate and culture?  What is making the learning relevant to their lives?  What is differentiation? What is teacher clarity on what students are supposed to be able to learn and do?  What is student and teacher efficacy (the belief that they make a difference in the learning)?  What is goal setting and reflection?

500

These plans are designed to meet the needs of individual learners.

What is an IEP?  What is an intervention plan?  What is a 504 plan?  What is a Differentiated Service Plan?  What is an individual needs plan and can-do descriptors?

500

This is a model designed to release the learning in stages.

What is gradual release of responsibility (I do (modeling), we do (guided practice), we do (buddy practice), you do (independent practice)?

500

These are the key elements for success.

What is flexibility  (Neptune--water)?  responsibility (Terra--earth)?  respect?  perseverance (ignis---fire)?  honesty (Makani---air)?

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