2016-2017 Discovery Walk Form


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    • Discovery Walks are grounded in a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement.
    • Discovery Walks are not evaluative.
    • Discovery Walks are evidence-based rather than judgmental.
    • Discovery Walks are designed to take a snapshot of instruction going on at PBS.
    • Discovery Walk indicators mirror indicators on informal and formal observations, allowing teachers to self-reflect on their own teaching practice.
    • Discovery Walks are meant to get teachers used to being in and out of each other’s classes to provide support and authentic feedback.
    • Discovery Walks are meant to build collegiality between teachers and between divisions, especially during the post-walk debriefing.


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  • Learner outcomes are specified in clear and measurable objectives.

  • Not observed.
    NO: Learner Outcomes are not observed.
  • Check all that apply
    NI: Objective is not visible or is visible but is not used as an integral part of the lesson.
    NI: Outcomes do not represent important learning in the department.
    NI: Outcomes are not clear or are stated as activities.
  • Check all that apply
    EE: Objective is visible in classroom.
    EE: Outcomes reflect fairly important learning in the department.
    EE: Objective is communicated on appropriate student level.
    EE: Teacher refers back to objective during the lesson.
  • Check all that apply
    EP: Objective is visible in classroom.
    EP: Outcomes are related to “big ideas” of the discipline.
    EP: Outcomes are written in terms of what students will learn rather than do.
    EP: Outcomes represent both factual and conceptual understanding.
    EP: Teacher connects learning to previous or future learning.
  • Check all that apply.
    HE: Objective is visible in classroom.
    HE: Outcomes are related to “big ideas” of the discipline.
    HE: Outcomes are written in terms of what students will learn rather than do.
    HE: Outcomes represent both factual and conceptual understanding.
    HE: Teacher connects outcomes to previous AND future learning
    HE: Outcomes are differentiated to encourage individual students to take educational risks.