SWI Starter Kit
SWI Implementation Road Map for SWI Alumni (HODs and Teacher Leader)
Reviewing and Reflecting on Current Practice
- How has the SWI experience changed your understanding of teaching writing to your students?
- What are 3 takeaways from SWI that you want to implement in your classroom?
- 2 half-day sessions
- Familiarise yourself with, and understand the EL Syllabus 2010 LOs & SSABs for Writing & Representing.
- Refresh your understanding of the theoretical underpinnings from the resources you have read.
- Familiarise yourself with, and understand the Writing Process Cycle.
- Review your school writing curriculum and identify opportunities for incorporating your learning from SWI.
- Identify 2-3 areas you want to develop in your teaching of Writing and Representing.
- Reflect on the knowledge you have and the beliefs you hold
Alumni Action Plan
Focusing to Improve Practice
- What do you think is the most critical shift that your teaching writing practice needs and why?
- What can you implement to make this change in small steps?
- How would you know if the implementation is successful?
- What challenges do you anticipate as a teacher?
- What challenges do you anticipate as a teacher leader?
- Identify the steps you will take to change your practice.
- Plan for the implementation of change through taking small steps.
- Plan milestone checks to chart your progress.
Sustaining Success and Impacting Others
- Which practices (e.g. keeping a writer’s notebook) are you going to present at EL Department meetings and with all teachers teaching EL? a. Why have you chosen those practices? Which existing platforms (Department Meetings, PLC)
- Can you leverage to share the learning garnered from SWI?
- To what extent are you inviting teacher involvement in applying the heuristics from SWI? a.Why have you chosen those heuristics?
- Which key information do you think is necessary to share with the EXCO?
- Which practices are you taking back into your classroom? a. Which lesson resources would you like to share with alumni? b. Why have you chosen those resources?
- When will you present at platforms outside your school (e.g. zonal and cluster levels)?
- Form a Special Interest Group (SIG).
- Enact the work of the SIG.
- Present observations and reflections from the work of the SIG.
- Maintain a Writers’ Notebook/ Write with your students.
- Participate in SWI continuity activities (e.g. Alumni Writing Marathon)
- Share your writing (audience/feedback)
Inquiry through Learning Circles(.docx, 39.31 KB)