Learning Walks are collaborative learning experiences that allow leaders to observe classrooms, identify trends in teacher practice, and make an actionable plan to improve student-centered learning.
As a non-evaluative observation process, Learning Walks support leaders and educators through the collection of data and trend analysis so that informed professional learning decisions can be made.
A BetterLesson coach meets with leaders to take a deep dive into the focus area for the Learning Walk and introduce the Learning Walk tool.
Instructional leaders visit a series of classrooms for 10-15 minutes each and record their observations about the focus area using the Learning Walk tool.
Leaders gather in a “hallway huddle” to compare observation notes on their Learning Walk tool.
The team of leaders reflects on their experience and determines next steps or initiatives using their collective observations and data.
As part of a full professional learning journey, Learning Walks are an opportunity for educators to obtain full ownership of new skills and practices. Learning Walks uncover progress and opportunity to create ongoing changes in practice throughout a school or district.
In a Learning Walk, instructional leaders choose a focus area to guide their observations and capture meaningful data based on specific look-fors. BetterLesson can help your school or district identify focus areas to target based on the unique goals and challenges of your educators.
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“We could not have designed initiatives to effectively address culturally responsive teaching practices without the partnership of BetterLesson and their Learning Walk. We have a concrete plan for how to move forward. This wasn't just a warm and fuzzy experience.”
“I loved our Learning Walk—it was purposeful and easy to replicate. I can use the tools and resources right away.”
“It is worthwhile to take a step back from the day-to-day routine to visit classes with colleagues and share what we are seeing, ensure that we have a common language and vision of teaching, identify trends, and develop schoolwide action plans.”
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