The online Professional Learning within CLARITY Learning Suite is based on Lyn Sharratt’s text “CLARITY” (Corwin, 2019). The focus is on building teacher and leader capacity to increase student achievement and growth in an ongoing, sustainable way. Lyn and her team of collaborators - Sue Walsh, Australia, Maggie Ogram, New Zealand, Mike Ogram, New Zealand, Jim Coutts, Canada, developed CLARITY Learning Suite (CLS) for system and school leaders, and for practitioners to personalise their learning.
The CLS team of collaborators has created a powerful on-line professional learning experience that will touch system and school leaders and teachers across the globe.
Overview of Modules and Sessions
Module 1: Orientation to CLARITY Learning Suite (CLS)
Session 1: A Guide to the CLS
Introducing your learning facilitators, the purpose, content and structure of the CLS
Session 2: A Guide to the CLS Technology
Exploring the features of the CLS
Session 3: A Guide to the CLS Model
Setting the scene for the focus on the work of school and system improvement
Module 2: Introduction: Leading to Do This Work (highlighted in every session throughout the CLS)
Session 1: Introduction To Leading To Do This Work
Introducing the leadership practices and capabilities that bring CLARITY to school and system improvement
Session 2: Unpacking the Six Leadership Dimensions: Part 1
Part 1 of unpacking the Six Leadership Dimensions that combine to make an interwoven framework of leadership practices to increase growth and achievement for all learners
Session 3: Unpacking the Six Leadership Dimensions: Part 2
Part 2 of unpacking the Six Leadership Dimensions that combine to make an interwoven framework of leadership practices to increase growth and achievement for all learners
THE LEARNING SUITE
Module 3: The 14 Parameters: A Learning Framework
Session 1: The Third Teacher
Introducing the 14 Parameters as a Learning Framework for System and School Improvement.
Session 2: Unpacking the 14 Parameters – The Big Ideas
Introducing the Big Ideas that frame the 14 Parameters to support leader, teacher and your learning to improve student outcomes.
Session 3: Using your Data
Making connections between your data, the 14 Parameters and your teaching and leading practice.
Session 4: The Non-Negotiables
Bringing understanding to the reasons why Parameters 1,6, and 14 in the Learning Framework are Non-negotiables.
Session 5: Learning Walks and Talks
Explaining how Learning Walks and Talks connect to the 14 Parameters to support students’ and teachers’ learning.
Session 6: The Learning Fair
Providing the opportunity for you to acknowledge and celebrate the small wins of others and of our school team and in networking learn from others.
Module 4: Knowing the FACES of Learners
Session 1: Unpack Parameter 1
Unpacking Parameter #1 Shared Beliefs and Understandings and exploring why this is positioned as Parameter #1
Session 2: The Five Questions
Using purposeful questioning as a powerful tool to collect data.
Session 3: Parents and the Community as Critical Partners
Evaluating our own teaching and learning practice to ensure strong connections and a true partnership between parents/ caregivers and school to most benefit students’ ongoing learning.
Module 5: Collaborative Inquiry with Teachers and Leaders
Session 1: The Value of Collaborative Inquiry
Developing a Collaborative Inquiry process that reflects students’ data needs.
Session 2: Operating Norms and Co-Learning Protocols
Taking a ‘deliberate pause’ to take stock of our own ‘open-to-learning, collaborative stances’ as leaders and teachers; infusing ‘Critical Thinking’ into everything we do.
Session 3: Professional Learning Communities and Communities of Practice
Gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to examine student growth and achievement by learning together in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and across schools in a Community of Practice (CoP).
THE TEACHING SUITE
Module 6: Assessment
Session 1: Big Ideas of Assessment
Session 2: The Waterfall Chart, Big Ideas, Essential Questions
Session 3: Learning Intentions
Session 4: Success Criteria
Session 5: Descriptive Feedback
Session 6: Peer and Self- Assessment – Bump -It- Up- Walls
Session 7: Individual Goal Setting
Module 7: Instruction
Session 1: The Big Ideas/Instruction: The Waterfall Chart/ Instruction
Session 2: Oral Language and Accountable Talk
Session 3: Reading Comprehension
Session 4: Critical Literacy
Session 5: Writing
Session 6: Gradual Release
Session 7: Differentiated Instruction
Session 8: Higher-Order Thinking and Robust Performance Tasks
Module 8: Processes That Support Collaborative Inquiry with Students
Session 1: Collaborative Inquiry in the Classroom
Session 2: Three Collaborative Inquiry Processes
Session 3: Metacognition: Student Voice and Choice
Module 9: Using Data for Prevention and Intervention
Session 1: The Case Management Approach
Session 2: Prevention: Data Walls
Session 3: Intervention: Case Management Meetings
Session 4: Early and On-going Intervention
THE LEADING SUITE
Module 10: The Knowledgeable Other – Leading Alongside
Session 1: Who is The Knowledgeable Other?
Session 2: Practices of The Knowledgeable Other
Module 11: Precision in Leadership Practice
Session 1: Sustaining Leadership
Session 2: Principal Learning Teams
Module 12: Pulling It Altogether – Leading for the Future
Session 1: CLARITY: Leadership for the Future
Session 2: The Learning Fair