As part of the DTP-AMAN cycle of inquiry, SISC+ met to review Cycle 3 Instructional Leadership implementation progress and plan how they will cascade Cycle 4 Policy Implementation.
There is strong collaboration between the SISC+ who are supporting MLT development in DTP- AMAN and TS25. By connecting these two DT programmes, SISC+ are able to make effective use of processes and modules to ensure MLT are well able to support teachers in their schools.
DTP Programme Manager, Timbalan Hj Kamal bin Hashim, joined the discussion to hear some of the successes and challenges the SISC+ encounter as part of their ongoing work with MLT.
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+.
SMK Tungku Putra support team held a Bengkel to day with MLT and PK1 to explore how to use Google Form to create LW surveys.
Next step is for the MLT to create their own LW survey and try it out before PLT come back in a week. It will be interesting to see how the school can use the LW data to plan very specific interventions supporting teachers in their journey towards continuous improvement.
Well done to SMK Tungku Putra and PPD Langkawi PLT team.
PLT team making sure MLT are able to select the most appropriate answer format for the LW question.
PK1 support for MLT is critical to enable them to do their job of supporting teachers effectively.
SLT and MLT at SK Kilim learnt how to use Google Form to create an efficient way record and analyse LW data. They were able to use their new learning immediately by going on a LW to the classrooms focussing on Positive Learning Environment, then coming together to analyse the data. The next step is to have a PLC with teachers to share this LW data and agree next steps intervension for continuous improvement.
Well done SK Kilim with support from PPD Langkawi PLT team.
SLT and MLT exploring how to create LW survey using Google Form
Trying out the newly created LW in the classrooms…in pairs for support…
Analysing the data to identify trends before sharing with teachers at a PLC later in the week.
The day finally arrived after much planning and preparation by PLT team.
Facilitators SISC+ Zainab and Mirinda with PPD officer Ismail skillfully took the SIO through the key aspects of Instructional Leadership linking this to KPM’s vision.
The SIO explored what makes an effective learning environment in preparation for determining how SLT and ML can use LW and PLC to improve classroom practice.
For visiting LeapEd DTP-AMAN coaches, it was interesting to see the PLT cascading the knowledge, skills and approaches they themselves had experienced just a few weeks ago during C3 PLT CPD.
Next steps are for SIO to coach the SLT and ML in their designated schools to implement LW and PLC over the next few weeks.
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.