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THOUGHTFUL CLASSROOM PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SUITES

A Professional Learning Suite

Using Feedback to Advance Student Learning

Tools and strategies for putting the research on feedback to work in every classroom

Featuring Dr. Harvey Silver, today’s leading expert on instructional tools and strategies

Is feedback fueling improvement in your classroom?

Feedback is one of the surest ways to raise student achievement. But the benefits of feedback are only realized when feedback is informed by research‐based principles. This online learning suite walks you through the key principles that make the difference between feedback that falls flat and feedback that fuels real improvement.  More important, it presents a set of easy-to-implement feedback tools teachers can use immediately to put the principles to work in the classroom.

This powerful online suite is about more than how to give students better feedback. It will help you create what the renowned education researcher John Hattie calls a “feedback culture” where students understand clearly what they are aiming for, develop a growth mindset as they work toward their goals, and are able to use feedback and self‐assessment to advance their learning.

What Tools & Strategies Will I Find In This Suite?

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Research Overview and Principles

  • A guided review of the most current research on feedback, plus a set of research-based principles and recommendations for providing effective feedback
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Micro-Tools for Providing Feedback

  • Glow & Grow: Focuses students’ attention on what they’ve done well and how they can make their work better
  • What & Why Feedback: Highlights the reasoning behind feedback so students better understand what quality work looks like and how they can produce it
  • The Ps to Better Work: Uses different types of feedback to motivate students to improve the quality of their work
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A Framework for Improving In-Lesson Verbal Feedback

  • The Five Cs of In-Lesson Feedback: A simple framework for providing feedback and helping students deepen learning in real time
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Teaching Students How to Give and Receive Feedback

  • Knee-to-Knee Conference: Gives students the opportunity to hear their own work read back to them and collaborate with their peers to improve it
  • PEERS: Teaches students how to review fellow students’ work, provide constructive feedback, and use feedback from their partner to improve their own work
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PLUS:

  • Practical resources to help teachers and PLCs plan, reflect, and analyze student work.

Click above for an advance organizer of the tools and strategies in this suite.

Your Path to Improvement Starts Here

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Testimonial: Mary Belcher: Suites 2
“These on-demand suites empower both instructional leaders and teachers to use tools and strategies to improve instruction, engage students in deeper learning, and customize each teacher’s own professional growth path.”

Mary Belcher

Instructional Lead and Learning Acceleration Specialist,

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) • Hazard, KY

Testimonial: Mike McQueen

“The Thoughtful Classroom Online Suites naturally and easily expanded my ability to deliver tailored and targeted professional development for my teachers. These suites have been a driving force in my school’s improvement process.”

Mike McQueen

Principal,

C.W. Davis Middle School • Flowery Branch, GA

Testimonial: Sharon Paver-Nepote

“The Thoughtful Classroom Online Suites naturally and easily expanded my ability to deliver tailored and targeted professional development for my teachers. These suites have been a driving force in my school’s improvement process.”

Dr. Sharon Paver-Nepote

Principal,

Wagoner Elementary School • Sauk Village, IL

Testimonial: Mary Belcher: Suites

“Together, the Four Cornerstones and Instructional Designer’s Toolbox suites provide the professional learning foundation that has made it possible for us to build a large-scale PD initiative focused on deeper learning.”

Mary Belcher

Instructional Lead and Learning Acceleration Specialist,

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) • Hazard, KY

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