On Practicing the Practice

We're about one thing: improving the return on the precious time and money invested in professional development. We help SHOW what effective teaching looks like, SEE the impact on classroom teaching, and MEASURE the impact on student learning. Join the conversation.

Applying Lean Methodology to K12 Part III: How to Measure Impact

Here’s a quick recap of parts I and II
In applying lean methodology to guide the implementation of our reading strategies initiative, we defined our problem, crafted a hypothesis, and used lessoncasts as the communication vehicle to define the minimum viable practice (the essential elements required for effectively implementing the identified teaching practice). We developed a two-week cycle to facilitate collaborative planning, reflection, iteration, and refinement.

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Applying Lean Methodology to K12 Part IV: What we Learned

Recapping Part I – Developing an MVP: We identified our problem, crafted a hypothesis, and used lessoncasts as the communication vehicle to define the minimum viable practice. Part II – What to Build: We developed a two-week cycle to facilitate collaborative planning, reflection, iteration, and refinement. Part III - How to Measure Impact: We developed lookfors to observe during classroom instruction and created shared assessments to measure student learning over time. 

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Applying Lean Methodology to K12 Part V: What I'd Do Differently

This is my final segment for this particular series on applying lean startup principles to the process for improving learning in the K12 environment. My previous entries recount the journey of developing an MVP for education, determining what to build, measuring for impact, and learning how to move forward. I’ll conclude this series by sharing what I’d do differently knowing what I know now.

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Bottling the Secret Sauce: Master Teachers Sharing Lessons Learned

Rider University works with partner school districts to develop Master STEM teachers who share lessons learned as they explore the Next Generation Science Standards and plan effective instruction. After engaging in STEM instruction coursework, the master teachers create lessoncasts to document how they are applying the standards in the classroom. Each lessoncast is reviewed and vetted for accuracy and coherence by course instructors. High quality lessoncasts become part of a shared gallery - searchable by content area, grade level, and student learning standards.

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