Using Data to support participant development

Nishme Zafe, alumni and teacher coach from Santiago, explains how Enseña Chile's teacher coaches provide feedback to participants, and how their classroom observation provides strong inputs from multiple data sources to enrich the co-investigations. Co-investigations are the process where teacher coaches and participants use data to reflect on strengths and areas for ongoing development to guide participants' plans of action within the classroom.

Enseña Chile triangulates data from different source to inform the teacher coach/ participant co-investigations on a routine basis. Those data sources including a classroom observation instrument that measures "The Classroom that We Dream of":

  1. Purpose: Students are able to articulate the objective of the lesson.
  2. Engagement: Students are engaged and motivated to learn.
  3. Agency: Students are the protagonists (the agents) of their own learning.
  4. Demonstration of Learning: Students are able to reach the objective of the lesson.

A second data source used during co-investigations is the Student Perceptions Survey (7Cs) which provide critical feedback from students of their teachers' and classroom learning environment.

These data are presented together in the below "Classroom Observation Document." Participants then develop a plan of action, and teacher coaches monitor their development and progress toward the plan of action over the period of several weeks. The cycle then restarts.

Training PECH to use the 7Cs.pptx


Below you will find a Classroom Observation Document and Example of Triangulating Sources of Data for Co-Investigations. You can choose to read the documents in English or español.

RM_-_Formato_OBS ENG.docx

Reflection Questions:

1) How do tutors and teachers seek feedback from students?

2) How do teachers engage with different sources of feedback data? What routines exist?