SIP+ En. Azudin and SISC+ Miss Mirinda’s joint visit today to the two DTP-AMAN schools on Pulau Tuba focussed on sharing progress at each school during the first half year.
SLT and MLT at each school were updated about the DTP-AMAN PPD- led Transformation(PLT) team from PPD Langkawi before sharing how the school was monitoring 2019 Plan Tactical progress.
Focussing on each school’s Strategic Plan provides a common point for professional dialogue. The role of both SIP+ and SISC+ is to provide support for SLT and MLT to improve their current systems, processes and practices resulting in better student outcomes.
SMK Langkawi collaborate with their DTP-AMAN support team.
Positive interaction between SK Pulau Tuba SLT/MLT and SIP+/SISC+
Different approaches for documenting instructional leadership practices were shared as well as how each school was analysing recent student assessments and planning for next steps. A focus on PBD is currently high priority at both schools with LW and peer coaching followed up by PLC part of the process to support teachers.
Both schools will also be supported to hold dialog prestasi at the school level in July.
While island life might be slower than life in a big city, helping to improve student and school outcomes is still “core business” and #1 priority for the PLT team at PPD Langkawi.
a) Refresher on SKPMg2 Std 4 learning from Day 1 – Inside Outside Circle
b) Video Critique:
– applying deeper knowledge of Std 4 to a real classroom lesson
– process, recording, assessing based on evidence
– opportunity to ask questions, to clarify, to develop consistent understandings as PPD officers
1. How can PPD officers support schools to focus on quality instructional transformation that puts students at the centre of all decision-making ?
2. Is there alignment and common understanding of acceptable teacher competency across all education agencies that have an impact on schools?
Continuing the capacity building of SIO to better support school transformation in 2019, SISC+ facilitated two workshops so SIO could deep dive into SKPMg2 Std 4.
a) SIO take a pre-quiz about their SKPMg2 prior knowledge
b) SIO role playing coach / coachee session about the Learning Walk process in schools.
A key coaching practice is to provide opportunities for the coachee to reflect on their PdPc by asking open questions.
c) SIO refer to DTP-AMAN open questions for SKPMg2 as a useful support tool they can use during discussions with SLT and MLT. Focus on quality teaching and learning leading to improved student outcomes.
d) SIO unpack specific SKPMg2 Std 4 aspects – what would they expect to see in the classroom if this was being done well.
56x SLT from all PPD Langkawi schools took the opportunity to explore and unpack SKPMg2 Std 1 from a developmental perspective today.
Using their own school data from 2018 SKPMg2 Std 1 self-evaluation to form a spider’s web, SLT were able to identify priorty aspects and begin to set more realistic 2019 KPIs.
In groups of 4, schools then had the task of unpacking one of the twelve SKPMg2 Std 1 aspects using one of seven different tools.
The new learning and resulting professional dialogue among the participants indicated growing SLT understanding of how to use SKPMg2 Std 1 to improve their practice as transformational leaders.
This understanding was supported by having specific open-ended questions to guide development of quality systems and practices for each Std 1 aspect and what evidence from these practices schools could use to back up their self-evaluation.
SLT were given a follow up, follow through (FUFT) task to complete collaboratively back in schools, continuing to build their understanding by applying new learning to authentically update 2019 SKPMg2 Std 1 self- evaluations. From there, each school is expected to design specific interventions which will form the basis of ongoing discussions during SIO school visits.
Feedback indicates this workshop was useful and met the needs of participants.
Despite the early morning start, a visit to the DTP-AMAN schools on Pulau Tuba is always magical – and today was no exception.
ML at SMK Langkawi supported by the designated SISC+ met to ensure they all understood the LW criteria – Positive Learning Environment – and to decide the classrooms to be covered as there were two groups of ML.
Then it was off to see if any changes had been done to classes since the first LW earlier in the year.
On completion of the LW, the team met to share initial impressions based on the LW data and to plan the next steps. The involvement of SLT to support ML initiatives was highlighted and a topic to be followed up at the next PLT visit with SLT.
Great teamwork and problem-solving ML team SMK Langkawi and SISC+.