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GWC 500-17 Focused Learning Walks: CHS, 2019-20 is a Course

GWC 500-17 Focused Learning Walks: CHS, 2019-20

Ended May 16, 2020
1 credit

$45 Enroll

Full course description

Event Sponsor: 

Century High School

Event Contact Name: 

Mary Palmer

Position or Title: 

Instructional Coach

Event Contact Phone: 

(701) 323-6522

Event Contact Email:

Event Location: 

Century High School

Event Start Date: 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Event End Date: 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Objective and Outcomes: 

Participants will
• become better acquainted with various classroom methods of instruction
• define an area of their own weakness and reflect on ways to improve
• determine levels of student engagement and learning due to classroom environment
• practice new instructional methods within the classroom and reflect on effectiveness
• develop a strong and trusting sense of what a learning community ought to be

Resources/Course Materials: 

• Read and annotate the three articles (Marzano’s “Making the Most of Instructional Rounds,” Fisher and Frey’s “Using Teacher Learning Walks to Improve Instruction,” and City’s “Learning from Instructional Rounds”) about instructional rounds.
The Teaching Channel: “The Learning Walk” and “Observing for Learning”


electronic roster; taken at every scheduled walk

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: 

Participants will keep a journal or notebook with notes and reflections to contribute to collective dialogue, which will shape our meetings and future peer observations.
• Possible questions to guide reflection:
o What evidence do I see in this classroom that might address my question (or portions of my question/focus).
o What particular content or strategies in the classroom are striking to me? Why?
o As I leave this class, what have I learned about myself as a teacher, about our students here at Century High School, or about teaching? What new questions or insights to I have?
o Where did we see moments and evidence of student learning? How do we know they were learning?