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Measuring What Matters: Analytics to Support Networked Improvement Communities and Place-Based Education
Date: December 2, 2022 Time: 10 a.m. Hawaii Time, 1 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Eastern Description: Join REL Pacific for this webinar to learn more about the work of the Hui (Partnership) for All to Benefit from Hawaiian Education, a partnership of charte ...
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This REL Pacific partnership is supporting a hui (partnership) of schools developing a networked improvement community (NIC) engaging in critical action research around the development and implementation of high-quality ‘āina-based, place-based, and project-based instruction and assessment in Hawai‘i charter schools. Learn more

REL Pacific is developing a toolkit of resources for middle school (grades 6–8) teachers to help them incorporate recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively into their own classroom practices. The toolkit will include professional learning resources and activities for teams of teachers to use to explore the recommended instructional strategies and guide their lesson planning, as well as videos showing the strategies being used in actual classrooms. The project’s goal is to support teachers in strengthening their knowledge and use of evidence-based practices for teaching writing and, ultimately, increase their students’ efficacy as writers.

This coaching project is supporting the Hui schools to collaboratively engage in Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) inquiry cycles to test and refine the networked improvement community’s common working theory of improvement. Coaching topics include the identification of what to measure; reviewing existing instruments; planning data collection routines and building school-level data teams, processes, and structures; evaluating and refining practical measures; and planning for data discussions.

In this training and coaching project, REL Pacific worked with a cohort of Hawaiʻi charter school leaders and educators to establish and conduct a networked improvement community (NIC) exploring best practices for place-based, project-based, and ‘āina-based instruction and assessment. With REL Pacific facilitation support and resources informed by research, the cohort began establishing their NIC processes, components, goals, monitoring measures, and identifying common design elements and implementation practices that support high-quality place-based, project-based, and culturally sustaining learning. The cohort of five schools completed four training and coaching sessions between July 2022 and February 2023.

This project supported capacity building for Hawai‘i school administrators and teachers as they designed performance assessments that measure standards-aligned student learning outcomes in place-based and project-based tasks. The project is centered on the use of high-quality, curriculum-embedded common performance assessments because of the potential to positively influence teaching and learning. The cohort of educators from four schools completed 10 modules and attended monthly coaching sessions between October 2022 and May 2023.

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