Learning Walk at SMK Tunku Putra 21.02.19

SIO joined PLT team members and LeapEd DTP- AMAN coaches on a visit to SMK Tunku Putra today to see the impact of recent coaching about Learning Walks to SLT and ML.

The focus of the LW was determined by the school and was a follow up from an earlier LW SKPMg2 Std 4.4.1. Observers used google form to record their observations of a range of classes.

At the end of LW, observers met briefly to share their initial impressions of both the LW process and their impressions of classroom practice of SKPMg2 Std 4.4.1.

Collated LW data will be discussed by SLT, ML and PLT to identify strengths, areas for improvement and next steps. SLT and ML will then hold a PLC to share the LW data analysis with teachers and agree with planned next steps.

SMK Tunku Putra SLT and ML with PPD Langkawi PLT and LeapEd DTP- AMAN coaches.

SISC+ Roslan checks understanding of the LW focus before setting off.

PLT Team On A CPD Roll…

What a difference having an open mind and a strong desire to learn and improve makes when making big changes to mindsets.

PPD Langkawi PLT team members have increasingly demonstrated their understanding of the DTP- AMAN approach to CPD planning and delivery and are now doing this with minimal support from their LE coach.

What has been very pleasing to see is the collaboration between SISC+ and PPD officers from different Units. Confidence to share knowledge, resources and hold professional discussions are regular features of the CPD planning and delivery process.

Cascading the DTP-AMAN approach is becoming evident at the school level with PLT team members sharing their skills as they interact with SLT and ML. The focus is now on building the capability of SIO to take a similar approach as they connect with the other schools under the care of PPD Langkawi.

Preparation for SIO Bengkel#2 Instructional Leadership – LW and PLC

PLT team members are collaborating well to plan for an engaging workshop to share their learnings from C3 PLT CPD about Learning Walks and PLCs as part of Instructional Leadership. Under SKPMg2 Std 1.1 and 1.2, SLT have a key role to coach and mentor their staff as leaders of learning in their school. In order to support SLT and ML, the SIO have to ensure they have a common, deep understanding of Instructional Leadership.

Some of the PLT team activities over the past two weeks to prepare for the workshop include:

– follow up, follow through (FUFT) visits to SLT and ML to discuss the school’s action plans for LW and PLCs

– offering workshop to all PPD officers on how to use google form to create surveys for data collection

– collaborative PLT team planning for the SIO workshop

– working alongside SK Bayas and SMK Tunku Putra SLT and ML to plan for LW involving LeapEd DTP-AMAN coaches, SLT and ML, and PPD officers focussing on positive learning environment and use of questioning techniques to encourage student thinking

Tomorrow is the culmination of all this pre- work. The SIO workshop #2 should be a great success judging by the efforts of the PLT team.

Below are some photos of the workshop for any interested PPD officers about Google Form…

C3 Follow Up in Schools – Learning Walks with SLT and ML Feb 2019

PPD Langkawi PLT have visited all DTP-AMAN schools since C3 CPD in January 2019 to follow up with schools.

SLT are being supported by PLT PPD officers while SISC+ are supporting ML. This part of the action plan or PILL.S developed between the school and the PPD officers.

All 28 schools under PPD Langkawi have been assigned a School Improvement Officer (SIO) as part of the 2019 MoE focus on supporting schools through bottom up transformation. Over the next 7 weeks, schools will be supported to establish effective systems, processes and tools for regular, focussed Learning Walks and PLCs.

SLT conduct LW at SK Kilim then sit to discuss findings

ML at SMK Langkawi conducting a Learning Walk following support from their SISC+

SLT and ML at SK Pulau Tuba record their Learning Walk observations before moving to the next class

An example of one school’s Learning Walk recording…SK Bayas

C3 PLT CPD Instructional Leadership 27-29.01.19

Where: SMK Tungku Ismail, SP

Who: PLT- Mirinda, Zainab, Ismail

Day 1:

– PPD vision for school as a learning organisation

– what is instructional leadership?

– instructional leadership key practices

– learning more about pedagogy & leadership

– from new learning to taking action

– reflecting on personal competency

PPD Langkawi’s vision for supporting schools as learning organisations

Exploring instructional leadership key practice – leading a learning community

An example of how to use The Bridge tool to apply new learning to taking action

Day 2:

what makes a positive learning environment

– Learning Walks – systems & processes

– Classroom observations – expectations

– Growing our teachers through ongoing professional development

– Protecting Instructional time

PPD Langkawi draft Learning Walk guidelines : pre – while – post

Unpacking the 3 aspects of a positive learning environment

Sharing ideas about how Learning Walks can support PILL.S achievement

Explaining some of the challenges PLT face in trying to preserve intructional time – what JPN/ PPD support do schools need to put student learning as their first priority?

Role playing PGB giving feedback to a teacher after a classroom observation

Day 3: PLC

– planning for C3 focus and activities back in PPD with schools as part of PILL.S

PPD Langkawi PLT C3 action plan Feb- April 2019

Explaining action plan to LE coaches

Cascading C3 CPD to PLT 10.02.19

After attending C3 PLT CPD about Instructional Leadership, attendees Mirinda, Zainab and Ismail shared the key 2messages with other PLT team members. The focus areas share were:

1. What is instructional leadership?

2. How does PPD Langkawi’s vision link to instructional leadership?

3. Learning Walk systems and Processes

4. PLC systems and processes

5. The Bridge as a tool similar to the Y-chart

NEXT STEPS: Key messages will be shared with SIO on 21.02.19 to enable them to support SLT and ML in their designated schools over the next 7 weeks.

DTP-AMAN

The state of Kedah became the launching pad for an exciting new 3 year education transformation pilot in Malaysia in January 2018. DTP- AMAN is an initiative of the Ministry of Education Malaysia in partnership with Yayasan Hasanah, Yayasan Amir, and LeapEd to support the aims of the District Transformation Programme (DTP).

The approach in DTP-AMAN is based on a circle of trust, hands-on empowerment and accountability between our coaches, PPD officers and school staff. These values create positive teamwork, encouraging teams to be solutions-focused and reflective when faced with challenges as part of the change towards sustainable education transformation. The changes are from within the system and organisation.