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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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…