Using Formative Assessment in Instructional Coaching Practice PD: Day 1 Notes

Today I attended day one of a series of eight days of training for Instructional Coaches. In the state of Iowa, schools could apply for a Teacher Leadership grant/money where the state is working towards bringing and training teachers to be leaders within schools and districts to increase learning and mastery. The training that I attended today was called

Now, I am not going to sit through and clean up my notes. Rather, I want to share them with you. Some may make sense and other notes may not make a lick of sense. It is rough form. However, if you have ideas, suggestions, don’t agree, etc. please feel free to leave a comment. The goal here is to share my thoughts through a full day of training.

I have another day of training tomorrow to follow up. The other days don’t happen for a while yet.

I have many personal thoughts on things, but won’t share them all in this post. Yes, they will be shared soon.

Here you go. My notes recorded in Evernote and shared on MoPad. What I would like for you to do is mark it up. Leave comments, ideas, suggestions. Argue…..whatever. I want this to be an active dialogue. I am not sure if MoPadis the answer for what I am after, but I am going to give it a try.

I will add more when I have time. I have many more notes on my notepad. I will link the articles soon. It is a work in progress as I muddle through my thoughts. I don’t have the answers, but am working on some. I am hoping that collectively we can find some solutions and move beyond the fluff stuff that we are constantly given in education.

Here you go – comment away my friends





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