Here, in a nutshell, is our school division’s research-based vision of the work of teachers related to instruction and assessment (and collaboration):
Teachers evaluate the readiness of their students and work with their collaborative learning team (CLT) to analyze the data and plan instruction to meet student needs. Instructional plans are implemented and additional assessments performed to measure student progress toward standards and learning goals. The CLT continues the cycle by reviewing new assessment data and refining plans to ensure that all students make progress.
It was awesome to meet with 34 Art CLT leaders last week. These are the folks who make this kind of collaboration possible, even for art teachers who are singletons in their school. Thanks to all of you for facilitating this work with your teams and for support best practices in art!