Capstone 4: Systems Designer
Let's take your understanding of this Standard to the next level. Thoughtfully review the data you gathered surrounding the ISTE Essential Elements and/or Future Ready schools.
Data Dialogue vs. Discussion
Consider how might you support staff in their own predictions, observations, making meaning, or next steps about data and your work toward building a Future Ready school.
Understanding the debate of dialogue vs. discussion is a starting point. Discussions about data should lead to data driven dialogue and conversations about systemic improvement. Knowledge, meaning, and commitment result from dialogue around the story the data is telling.
- Dialogue is a reflective learning process, seeking to understand another’s viewpoint.
- Discussion is where participants attempt to reach decisions through voting or consensus
Consider the data you have collected and the outcomes of dialogue versus discussion. Go above and beyond by exploring possible resources for your transformation:
- Engage staff in the data driven dialogue process of making predictions, observations, and inferences about some element of data collected for systemic improvement
- Describe how data driven dialogue impacts decision making and systemic improvement
Alternative activities might include:
- Explore and dialogue about MISchoolData or your local data warehouse, student information system, or classroom/building/district data sets.
- Explore PD Opportunities for your staff with 21things4teachers, including an overview of using spreadsheets and charts in Thing 18: Dig the Data
Select a meaningful way to communicate your work in this section. After creating and sharing your digital artifact, be prepared to thoughtfully reflect and provide evidence as a digital artifact.