Block Five : Leading Change - The School Improvement Process Begins with a Common Understanding of Quality Student Work

jul 26, 2019: 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Desert Star

The Arizona Charter Schools Program (AZCSP) has engaged its schools in improving teaching and learning through Instructional Rounds process since 2012. Developed by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the rounds process helps schools build a common understanding of quality instruction among school staff to increase instructional consistency across classrooms. The presentation will provide a set of protocols for observing, discussing, and analyzing problems of instructional practices, schools will have more data to create theories of action integrating walk-through, network, and improvement strategies into one practice. Based on the decision-driven data collected from the rounds process, AZCSP has further implemented Formative Assessment, a process used by teachers and students during instruction to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students%u2019 achievement of intended learning outcomes. Supported by AZCSP staff, schools have immersed in their continuous improvement journey starting with a shared understanding of developing learning goals, success criteria, and what quality instruction and student work look like in classrooms.


Jane Smoudi
Education Program Spec...

Dr. Mark Francis
Arizona Charter School...

Sandi Zupets
School Leader