What is the practice of Instructional Rounds?
Instructional Rounds is an approach to professional learning that is inspired by the medical rounds model. Rounds is viewed as an improvement strategy that utilizes an observation process that enables participants to focus on a common problem of practice. Through the use of specific protocols, participants observe teaching and learning in classrooms, engage in professional dialogue, and apply this learning to their own context.
|Instructional Rounds |
IS a Practice that…
|A program||Is designed to support an existing improvement strategy at the school or system level|
|An event||Is woven into existing improvement practices|
|An evaluation||Focuses on collective learning|
|To monitor implementation||Focuses on patterns of practice — a way to objectively describe and improve teaching and learning|
|Passive||Active community of practice where professionals expect to push each other and learn from each other|
Purpose & Outcomes
- Improve teaching and learning
- Improving the instructional core
- Job embedded professional learning
- Enhanced teacher efficacy
- Solve common problems of practice
- Develop instructional strategies
- Support School Improvement goals
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Consult with the Instructional Rounds Team
The Wayne RESA Instructional Rounds Team has developed a series of resources, such as planning templates, slide decks, forms, facilitation protocols, and more, in order to begin and sustain the Instructional Rounds process in your school or district. For access to these resources, please contact a member of the Instructional Rounds Team.