Practice Activity: Understanding Your Target
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Plan a discussion about standards and expectations

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Leading the discussion with your staff may take many forms. The following are two examples of how you might focus the discussion. Clicking on each one will link you to the activity.

  • Jigsaw activity for department, team or staff meeting using selected readings
  • PowerPoint Presentation for a staff meeting that facilitates a discussion about the ways that standards and accountability have changed expectations and teaching. (Requires Microsoft Power Point)
    Download PowerPoint file (Requires Microsoft PowerPoint)
    Download in PDF format
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