During Day 2 of “Using Data to Inform Instruction,” participants were reminded of a powerful aspect of their role: commitment to mentoring and coaching means becoming a change agent for equity.
At the New Teacher Center workshop held December 2-3, Marc Heuer, Tom Howe, and Heather Lott led sixty-one mentors and coaches through ways to analyze student work in order to differentiate instruction and reach all learners.
People drew on their own classroom experience for “Give One, Get One.” Each person wrote down two or three ways in which they’d differentiated or adapted instruction for students, one per sticky note. Then they moved around the room, quickly exchanging ideas, gathering a plentiful collection of notes.
In their evaluations of the workshop, people said they felt confident going forward in helping teachers differentiate instruction for their students based on accurate assessment of classroom work.