Congratulations DATAWORKS! A colleague of mine is super impressed with a new teacher she has employed who came from one of the WA schools you worked in last year. I am a Board Member at this Perth school and I watched the teacher in action yesterday. The impact of your instruction is apparent watching her teach! What a significant effect you are having on Australian educators.
Incredibly valuable information that we can use immediately in the classroom!
I would like all teachers in Lodi Unified School District to receive, to be exposed to DataWORKS. Only then would there be systemic change for our students.
This is the best in-service I have been to. We should be spending more time practicing these techniques.
EDI is very concrete. You can walk into a classroom and recognize it right away. It enables us to give much better feedback to teachers.
I scoured the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) book. I flagged page after page because what I was reading made so much sense to me. In fact, it was a little depressing. I had been a classroom teacher for ten years and was unaware of many of the EDI strategies.
(I valued) I appreciate the solid research base of DataWORKS.
All of our PLC meetings start by looking at data, including classroom walkthrough assessments of EDI strategies. Silvia Ybarra helped us calibrate during walkthroughs to develop a common language and credibility district-wide.
Thank you for giving us real strategies that I can take to my classroom and use right away!
EDI was the impetus for all of the progress at Sanger Unified