Learning Consultant: Assessment & Data
Data is not a four-letter word!
My role in Living Sky is to help colleagues understand and believe in that statement. Data can feel intimidating, but it really doesn't have to be. Fortunately for all of us, we already use it every day, all the time, as we collect information through our five senses.
More importantly, we should be using evidence for reflective practice and in professional judgment. It's central to what we do as teachers! Learning how to take control of data helps us make better decisions and helps our students achieve more. It's incredibly rewarding!
Data PD Session
At the September and October PD sessions, I presented on how to us data effectively. I’ve attached a PDF version of the Keynote presentation for your reference.
Easy Data Collection in/for the Classroom
At the following link you'll find some easy ways to collect or look at data in the classroom that directly helps inform instruction or management. I have actually used these to help me.