Teachers Collaborate    Tracking the Transformation

Gathering data, analyzing it and communicating ideas within the school and across professional networks will help to guide, facilitate, and assess change. By using the tools of Evidence-Based Practice and Professional Learning Communities, the school will be assisted in transforming into an effective Learning Commons and be provided with evaluation criteria and results.

Together for Learning, p. 36 (OSLA 2010)

Ideas for Measuring Success and Tracking the Transformation

Ideas   Examples & Resources
  • Gather and use real evidence to inform instructional decision-making. Learn about strategies for evidence-based practice, and use them in your program.
  Evidence Based Practice: An inquiry into the role of teacher-librarians (Prezi)

The Teacher-Librarian's Toolkit for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Use evidence-based practice to inform transformations in school library procedures that have an impact on learning environment.
  The Teacher-Librarian's Toolkit for Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Engage in collaborative inquiry with other teachers and professionals in the school to explore and define student needs and determine and implement strategies to meet those needs. Collaborative inquiry results in thoughtful action aimed at improving teacher practice based on careful examination of evidence, and fosters an environment of shared responsibility for student growth.
  Collaborative Inquiry: Teaching and Learning in our Libraries (Prezi)

Collaborative Teacher Inquiry (PDF)
Ministry of Education, Literacy & Numeracy Secretariat

Collaborative Teacher Inquiry Planning Template (doc)
  • Understand the link between assessment strategies and program efficacy.
  Getting to the Heart of Assessment and Evaluation (TM Canada paper)
  • Engage in action research to explore the effectiveness of instructional strategies.
  TM Canada: Action Research for Teacher-Librarians (PDF)
Action Research Guide for Alberta Teachers
  • Participate in professional learning communities across your school and district to share successes and connect to success strategies.

  Use Leading Learning standards to plan and assess all areas of program growth, and to plan for associated professional learning.
  Use Leading Learning standard, Cultivating Effective Instructional Design to Co-Plan, Teach and Assess Learning to inform program assessment.