The Scoop on Data
Each year, my district sets aside one day for professional development focused around data. As the building's instructional coach, I get to plan and facilitate the day's activities. Last year, I did the Amazing Data Race, and this year I wanted to involve even more collaboration and personalized learning opportunities! With the help of our district technology integration coordinator, The Scoop on Data was created! I developed tasks (see the Topping Choices below) that met my goals of providing choice and collaboration, while still meeting the district's expectation of discussing and analyzing data. In order for teachers to share the topping choices they made, I created a paper sundae, complete with colored pieces they glued on their "Looking for Data?...I've Got the Scoop" poster.
Everyone I talked to enjoyed our Data Day activities, and had at least one takeaway that they would use in their classroom on Monday. My favorite activities included having everyone complete either a math or ELA road map, as well as the data celebration at the end of the morning where every teacher shared a data set of their choosing.
I am already brainstorming next year's Data Day activities, and can't wait to see how our staff uses this year's Data Day experience to impact student learning between now and May. If you would like any of the resources I used during The Scoop on Data, or have questions, please let me know!
Photos of the Day's Events