The Hawaii Lab Cohort (HLC) model is a Teacher Learning Community (TLC) whose aim is to deepen educators’ understanding of the Common Core Standards and pedagogical shifts of instruction. HLC participants must be willing risk-takers in the application of their learning, to give and receive “actionable” feedback, and be committed and accountable to the process learning of the whole community as well as their own individual learning. The model incorporates many of the design elements for 21st-century teacher professional development (Darling-Hammond, Hyler, & Gardner, 2017), making it a truly transformative approach to teacher learning. Learn more about Hawaii Lab Cohort.
The Evidence Analysis Record (EAR) is one feature tool (developed by the HLC) that teachers can use to analyze qualitative data analysis, such as student work, teacher’s conference notes, and/or student reflections. The prompts that are used in the EAR are the following:
- Describe patterns that you noticed between student samples and/or conferring or observational data. ***Highlight only one pattern to pull through the EAR
- Connect your observations to the type of instruction your students are currently receiving.
- Theorize by referring to research-based readings from the lab and/or another source to offer possible explanations for student’s habits.
- Plan your next steps to better support your students’ learning progress.