Join Riyaz Gayasaddin for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of Teaching Fundamentals: Data-Driven Instruction.
- In this movie, we identify who this course is for. Data-driven instruction is for educators, from teachers to principals, to district leaders and superintendents. The number-one indicator for a student's success is is their performance. Teachers, you need to be comfortable with data and understand how to use it in your class with your schools and students. If you are a data-phobe, this course will show you easy ways to use data in your classroom, and also how to invest your students in their own data. If you are a data fiend, this course will help you dig in deeper, and help you invest parents and families in their student's achievement.
The bottom line is, data talks. And that's the truth. Our student's GPA, SAT scores, ACT scores, and other exams will either open doors or close doors permanently. Therefore, we need teachers who are approaching our profession with a passion for data, so we are able to explain to our students, parents, families and administrators where our students started, and how they've grown. I wouldn't want a doctor to prescribe me medication, if they hadn't first performed an examination.
Or, for a lawyer to represent me without having first done any research on my case. The teaching profession is no different. We can't provide accurate instruction and guidance to our students, without first analyzing their needs. And lastly, the hope is you take your learnings from this course, and share it with your colleagues, and help get them invested in the use of data in their own classrooms, and our schools.
- Setting qualitative goals
- Setting up the Excel Mastery Tracker
- Gathering data with interim assessments
- Analyzing data
- Understanding outcomes, causes, and solutions
- Getting student buy-in