I-SS Learning Model at Pressly
This is an example of daily learning objectives set in our elementary classroom. The
objectives are aligned with the PDSA in the classroom and let the students know what
they will be working on for that day.
Modeling Student Work
In our high school ELA classroom the teacher posted instructions of what the product
needs to look like. To help students further understand what the product should be
the teacher included a student work sample (pink paper on the white board). The
teacher put meaningful feedback on the model of student work so students currently
completing the task can identify the strengths of the student work sample.
This is an example of authentic PDSA use in an elementary classroom. Our elementary
teacher has gotten creative with her classroom PDSA and created a "learning tree."
On the left side is the class' Math PDSA, on the right side is the class' ELA PDSA.
Since it is winter the Plan and Do Strategies are written on snowflakes (some of the
snowflakes around the top of the tree were created by the students). For the Act section
our elementary school teacher posts her students' products (after she takes their names off)
and provides meaningful feedback to students.
In our P.E. classes the teacher encourages students to work as teams to create fitness
goals. Students then post their goals and monitor their progress towards their team goals
by using the PDSA model.
This is a PDSA from our middle school Math and Science classroom. In the bottom right
you can see data being kept to evaluate if the class met their goals set in their PDSAs.
In middle school Science students to used the Frayer Model to demonstrate they
understood the topic of buoyancy (this model/activity aligned with the daily objective).
In our middle school ELA class, data is kept with coded football players. Players advance
down field as students advance towards their unit goal. All students want to score a