Entry to Collaborative Action Research (ECAR) 2011-2012

ENTRY TO COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH MODULE

2011/2012  

Objective: Teacher will research and document the impact of new methods of instruction on student achievement.  

Criteria for initial placement 

            At least a 2/5ths contract, minimum 50% of time with students 

            Career Ladder Program Expectations were met at Student Outcomes level 

  PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS 

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 ENTRY TO COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH  EXPECTATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR A QUALITY PORTFOLIO   

Professional Growth   

            Participation in Entry to Collaborative Action Research Orientation, August 26, 2011 

            Completion of a Professional Growth Plan (see Professional Growth Plan Guide

            Participation in two (2) Entry to Collaborative Action Research training sessions  

            Participation in three (3) dialogue meetings with Instructional Support Leaders 

            Participation in a minimum of four (4) Collaborative Group Meetings (2 may be E-Collaboration) 

            Maintenance and completion of a teacher portfolio, professionally presented with a Table of Contents and aligned to Entry To Collaborative Action Research Expectations and Standards for a Quality Portfolio 

            Adherence to all due dates 

Instructional Skills 

            Instruction is modified and adjusted based upon analysis of student data 

            ATPES evaluation (formal and informal) conducted by site administrator

Collaborative Action Research 

            Collaborative research is current and relevant to student needs 

            Bibliography maintained 

            Research implementation is well documented and dated 

Student Outcomes 

            Development of Student Achievement Plan based on Arizona State Standards/Common Core Standards/School Site Focus 

            Classroom implementation of new research from participation in the Collaborative Group

             Student Data Analysis and Teacher Reflection Forms (3) 

            Evidence of 21st Century Skill(s) learning in student work 

            Class Data Sheet for entire population with a minimum of three (3) assessments (pre, mid, post) 

            Interventions & Extensions documented on the Student Data Analysis and Teacher Reflection Forms  

           Analysis/reflection based on reflection prompts 

First Semester Specifics

Second Semester Specifics

  Meeting Entry to Collaborative Action Research Program Expectations qualifies a teacher to participate in Collaborative Action Research the following year.  Not meeting Entry to Collaborative Action Research Program Expectations requires a teacher to repeat the Entry to Collaborative Action Research level and attend ECAR workshops to remain in the Career Ladder Program.