I will observe your classroom from 9:30 until 10:00, and then we will meet together one on one from 11:10 to 11:30 in the Media Center so that you can share some instructional materials with me. Finally, I'll see you at the end of the day, from 4:30 to 5:00 in the Media Center, for a focus group with other staff members.
For your reference, I've included a list of the materials I'll ask you to bring with you when we meet.
· A copy of your lesson plan that I can either photograph or take with me when I leave.
· A copy of a unit plan, long term plan, or a scope and sequence that you use in your classroom. Again, I can either photograph this document or take a copy with me when I leave if you have an extra.
· A stack of student work from the lesson I observe, or an assignment completed within the last week if you did not collect assignments during the lesson I visit. The stack can be graded or ungraded, but it would be helpful if you could provide a description of the assignment or ensure that the assignment is clear from the student work itself (e.g. the directions are included on the students’ handouts). When we meet, I will take some digital photos of the student work, so there is no need to make copies for us. The work that you share will be strictly confidential and used only for this project, so we will obscure names when we take photographs to maintain your students’ privacy.
· A stack of completed copies of the last major assessment students took in your class. Again, the stack can be graded or ungraded, but I will want to see the assessment items that students completed, so if student work is on a separate piece of paper, then it would be helpful to see a copy of the assessment that they referred to in order to produce their answers. I will take some digital photos of the assessment, so there is no need to make copies for us. Just like the student work, the assessments that you share will be strictly confidential and used only for this project, so we will obscure names when we take photographs to maintain your students’ privacy.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Otherwise, we look forward to visiting your classroom soon!