As posted previously ( http://wp.me/s1JF02-ewalk ), West Des Moines Community Schools administrative members are making a commitment to increase their visibility in classrooms through structured learning walks. The administrative team will be spending the next several months fine tuning the form as well as receiving training for using eWalk software to recording observations.
Q1. What does the form look like? Who created it?
A1. A team of building administrators prepared the draft of the learning walk form, which is based on the core components of Essential of Effective Instruction (EEI). Here’s a link to the >>>current draft of the form.<<<
Q2. What type of format will the walk-through template be? Checklist only? Written feedback?
A2. It will contain both a checklist and an open ended written feedback.
Q3. How will administrators be recording this information?
A3. Administrators will be using the eWalk app on an iPad to record their observations.
Q4. As a teacher, what type of feedback will I get?
A4. Teachers will receive a copy of the form with feedback via email.
Q5. When does this start?
A5. Some administrators have already started using/testing the eWalk app. The intent is to use this semester for testing and piloting, with district expectations for full usage to start next fall.
Q6. I have questions/feedback about the learning walk form… who do I direct my questions to?
A6. Please talk with your building principal.