This week instructional coaches, Darcy Hocker and Angela Pond had the opportunity to present at the KSDE Annual conference. The session was entitled, “Grow Collective Teacher Efficacy to get Results.” They taught the audience about John Hattie’s work on which instructional strategies have the highest impact on student learning. After building background knowledge and creating a common language on high impact strategies and effect sizes, they introduced the Achievement Team process.
Participants explored an innovative way to hold PLC meetings that focus on student data, SMART goals, learning progressions, success criteria, and teacher clarity. Angela and Darcy explained the 5 steps of the protocol, shared examples, and modeled the thinking process of the Achievement Team protocol. The participants then practiced the protocol with sample data and high impact strategy resources, while receiving feedback from the coaches. This session focused on developing Collective Teacher Efficacy which is currently the #1 effect on student achievement according to researcher John Hattie.
The instructional coaches were supported by their principal Jodi Testa. Testa also shared how administrators can support the Achievement Team process.