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Holyoke Colorado School District RE-1J
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Planning Meets Instruction
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Destination 2016 - Strategic Plan
Data Driven Dialogue
Data Driven Dialogue
Data-Driven Dialogue is a collaborative method for utilizing data to create actionable goals used in the District based on the work by Bruce Wellman and Laura Lipton published in their 2004 book Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry.
Phase 1: Predictions and Assumptions
Prediction Sentence Starters
I’m expecting to see….
What is the thinking behind my prediction?
What insights lead you to that prediction?
What do we think we know that helps us predict?
Phase 2: Explore and Observe
I see that…
Achievement in is lower than in_
Students scored above
No students scored advanced in
Phase 3: Explain
Looking at your data wall, and choose 2 or 3 areas or issue you want to study further
Formulate 10 – 15 explanations or theories of causation as possible
Post those on your data wall
Share with the other table and discuss how you arrived at these ideas
As a team, narrow your focus to one area or issue of the three
By addressing this issue, the result would be increased student achievement
Expand your list until you have at least 20 testable explanations
Choose 1 or 2 for Phase 4: Action
Phase 4: Action
Summarize needs in the data.
Develop a SMART goal.
Begin building your Action Plan Template with your teams.
Wellman, B. & Lipton, L.(2004),
Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry
. Sherman, CT: Mira Via.
Love, N. (Ed.) (2009).
Using Data to Improve Learning for All: A Collaborative Inquiry Approac
h Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
DDD summary from the National School Reform Faculty
Facilitator Slides for Holyoke School District, .ppt
Sample agenda for DDD
IBEP Standards from C2D3 (Colorado Consortium for Data-Driven Decision-Making)
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