Introduction to Instructional Rounds

Introduction to Instructional Rounds

AZK12 Professional Learning Center
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September 23, 2019, 8:00am
September 24, 2019, 7:00am
September 25, 2019, 8:00am
January 14, 2020, 8:00am
January 15, 2020, 7:00am
January 16, 2020, 8:00am
Event Time: 
September 23, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm
September 24, 2019, 7:30am-4:00pm
September 25, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm
January 14, 2020, 8:30am-4:00pm
January 15, 2020, 7:30am-4:00pm
January 16, 2020, 8:30am-4:00pm
Registration fee: 
Registration Deadline: 
September 6th, 2019
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Instructional rounds — a practice adapted to education from the field of medicine— embodies a specific set of ideas about how practitioners can work together to solve common problems and improve their practice. In the education context, it is designed to help schools, districts, and state systems support high quality teaching and learning for all students. Instructional Rounds introduces educational leaders to the key principles and practices of an effective, learner-centered approach to observing, analyzing, and improving teaching and learning. Join us as a school team of three to five participants (a minimum of two teachers and one administrator or coach per school) to learn how Instructional Rounds strategically connects school, district, and state efforts with improvements at the instructional core, which thereby builds collaborative networks of educators who learn from one another about improving teaching and learning. You will visit multiple classrooms where you can apply effective protocols and build your skills around the practice of Instructional Rounds. As a participant, you also will consider how to integrate these elements into your own improvement process.

Brief Overview:

Day 1: Overview and Introduction to Instructional Rounds

Day 2: School Visits TBD

Day 3: Connecting Rounds to Improvement

Day 4: Reconnect to Rounds and Address Local Needs

Day 5: School Visits TBD

Day 6: Deeper Dive into the Elements of Rounds

Participants will:

  • Develop skills in using protocols essential to the improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Identify how to collect specific and descriptive data that helps identify trends and support collective problem-solving work.
  • Learn key elements in developing a culture that supports improving classroom instruction.
  • Identify professional development needs at the school or district level that will contribute toward improved instructional practices.
  • Understand the role of instructional core in the improvement process.
Additional Information: 

Registration includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, the book, the Instructional Rounds in Education, and transportation to selected schools.


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Introduction to Instructional Rounds
Sep 23, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020

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