OSSE, in Collaboration with TaJu Educational Solutions, invites dual language district/school leaders, principals, assistant principals, and instructional coaches to register for a two-day professional development focused on deepening teacher observations and feedback. Dual language leadership teams will increase their skills to collect qualitative data in dual language classrooms. Participants will receive guidance and support to monitor the implementation of dual language programs.
The two-day PD will address the observation and feedback of dual language classrooms. At the end of this PD, participants will:
- Compare the essential skills, theoretical framework, and lens needed to identify effective practices within the context of their dual language program model and vision,
- Receive pre-observation conference, observation templates, and post-observation conference tools,
- Analyze how to collect evidence to identify strengthens and opportunities to improve teaching and learning practices, and
- Plan a post-observation conference that focuses on the highest-leverage feedback.
Each participant will receive a copy of the anchor text Coaching Teachers in Bilingual and Dual-Language Classrooms: A Responsive Cycle for Observation and Feedback by A. Guilamo.
It is highly recommended that the school-based leadership team attend to this PD. The team should consist of 2-3 members including but not limited to the principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, curriculum writer, teacher leader, bilingual teacher, etc.
Schools represented by a team of at least two school-based leaders will be eligible to apply for Dual Language Leadership Part 2: Cycles of Coaching and School Visits throughout January - June 2020. As a result, participants will have a clear understanding of the unique and critical attributes of dual language programs and classrooms.
Space is limited, early registration is strongly encouraged. Full attendance is required for participation in Dual Language Leadership Part 2: Cycles of Coaching and School Visits.
For more information or questions, please contact Santiago Sanchez at [email protected] or (202) 741-5311.