• Brainstorming and Weighted Voting

    To provide a structured process in which participants brainstorm and create a prioritized list for improvements based on data.
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  • Chalk Talk

    Chalk Talk is a silent way to do reflection, generate ideas, check on learning, develop projects or solve problems.  It can be used productively with any group-students, faculty, workshop participants, committees.  Because is it done completely in silence, it gives groups a change of pace and encourages thoughtful contemplation. It can be an unforgettable experience.  Middle Level students absolutely love it-it's the quietest they'll ever be!
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  • North South East West

    Work with groups to identify their personal learning styles: the strengths and limitations of each style, what style we find most difficult to work with and why. Learn what is needed to know about working with those who identify with other styles so we can work together more effectively.
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  • Process Check : Plus/Delta

    This simple form allows a quick check on how a session or meeting went. What were the pluses of the meeting? What suggestions can be made for changes that would improve a subsequent session or meeting? And what lessons have been learned?
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  • The Learning Framework Protocol: Data...Standards...Teaching...Learning

    A protocol for the interdependent analysis of data to improve student achievement. Teachers will learn to evaluate their own student assessment data and work with colleagues to set a S.M.A.R.T goal for improvement.
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  • Think-Pair-Share

    A cooperative discussion strategy developed by Frank Lyman and his colleagues in Maryland . It gets its name from the three stages of student action, with emphasis on what students are to be DOING at each of those stages.
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