OUSD Instructional Rounds is a district wide strategy in the interest of continuous improvement to advance the quality of teaching and learning for all students.  This professional learning collaborative structure brings together school leaders, teachers, curriculum and social and emotional learning experts, and a broad range of central office staff to observe, gather evidence around patterns of student learning, and make recommendations to the school Instructional Leadership Team of where to focus professional learning. Instructional Rounds is non evaluative and fosters two way learning between participants and school teams.  All of this is in support of schools trying to solve a problem of student learning, or their POP (problem of practice).  Instructional Rounds aligns with the OUSD Effective Teaching Framework OETF (Indicators 2B Establishing A Culture For Learning, 3B Questioning and Discussion Techniques, and 3C Engaging and Supporting All Learners). Instructional Rounds is a partnership between the Teaching and Learning Department and Community Schools Student Services Department, acknowledging the interconnectedness of student mastery of content goals and the integral role of social emotional learning. Read more...