The 21st Century Planning Process
Marcia’s words displayed above came alive, when in a review of our files we discovered the clip below filmed at a Learning Forward Annual Conference. It features teachers from New York state explaining the 21st Century Planning Process featuring the SBE Ovals to another Just ASK booth visitor at that conference. You will hear how they use the SBE Ovals to which they were introduced in a Instruction for All Students workshop series led by Just ASK Senior Consultant Brenda Kaylor. It is exciting to hear one teacher explain how Oval Two places responsibility for learning and self-assessment squarely on the shoulders of the students. When viewing this clip, don’t miss the fact that she advocates for the use of both qualitative and quantitative data to inform instruction.
POINT TO NOTE: While we have titled the clip “Teachers Teaching Teachers about the 21st Century Planning Process” it could also be titled “Don’t Cross the Line!” You will need watch the clip to understand that key point in the process.
This eleven-minute clip can be used in one-of-one conferences or in staff meetings… actually in any format of mentoring, coaching, or supervisory work. It would be especially useful in addressing a common “teacher trap” of falling into activity level thinking rather than focusing on learning standards and student application of their learning.
Just ASK Resources
to Support Your Conversations About and Implementation
of the 21st Century Planning Process
We are delighted that we have had the opportunity to influence the thinking and instructional practice of so many teachers around the world through our modeling of this planning process, unit development with peer review, and ongoing opportunities for profession practice within schools and classrooms. As you might expect, The 21st Century Planning Process (aka SBE Planning Process) is embedded in all our consulting work and publications. I have selected a few of my favorite (most impactful) resources to share with you in this memo.
- Instruction for All Students: Chapter II, pages 31-47
- Why Didn’t I Learning This in College? Chapter VII, pages 169-192
- The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook: Chapter XII, pages 319-355
- Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: Chapter I, pages 1-34
- Leading the Learning: A Field Guide for Supervision and Evaluation: Chapter II: Areas of Professional Performance, pages 77-78
- Creating a Culture for Learning- Your Focus on PLCs and More: Chapter V, pages 195-230
- Instruction for All Students
- Why Didn’t I Learning This in College?
- Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
- The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook
- Leading the Learning: Your Field Guide for Supervision and Evaluation
- Creating a Culture for Learning: A Focus on PLCs and More
- Power Standards: Focusing on the Essential
- Learning Targets
- The Thinking Behind the Content: Standards for Mathematics Practice
- Feedback in the Mathematics Classroom
- Data… Beyond THE Test
- It’s a Feedback World
- Growth-Producing Feedback
Some Favorite Website Resources
- Area of Focus: Best Practice in Teaching and Learning
- PowerPoint and Poster: Top Ten Tips for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
- Unit Exemplars
- Area of Focus: Mentoring and Induction/Mentoring Resource Collection
- Interview video and transcript: Words of Advice for New Teachers (Interviewee: Colorado 4th/5th grade teacher)
- Brochure: Making Assessment a Learning Experience
This memo has really been fun to put together because it was such a great overview for me of the work we do at Just ASK!
BTW, do not miss the October Mentoring Calendar which is also included in this issue.
Take care of yourself and each other… that is, hang in there!
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- Over 7,000 educators involved in mentoring work have attended one of our national institutes or our district-based mentoring workshops.
- Over 850 of our award-winning Mentoring in the 21st Century® Resource Kits and New Teacher Professional Development Kits are being used in districts across the country.
- Over 600,000 mentors and novice teachers have in their hands our The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook or our new teacher’s book Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?