Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training

Sabreena Taylor
Collaborative study of school IPI cognitive engagement data leads to increased class time in higher order thinking and decreased low order thinking and disengagement.
Target Audience
A small school team of 3-8 teachers who will learn to collect valid data and lead their staff in analysing the data and planning the next steps in whole school learning
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

What is the Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI)?
The IPI is a very practical system where trained teacher leaders collect data on student cognitive engagement across their school several times a year. All staff collaboratively analyse the data to plan how to increase higher order thinking and to decrease disengagement in the classroom.
The focus is on student learning rather than teaching: the IPI process collects data about student cognitive engagement not about teachers’ instructional practices – the data is anonymous.
The IPI profiles are the basis for collaborative staff discussion and reflection on continuous school improvement. The IPI provides reliable comparative data to show improvements in learning.
This course provides comprehensive training for the school IPI team (3-6 teachers) to conduct valid data collections and to lead their colleagues in collaborative analysis, discussion and planning. The training has been refined by Dr Jerry Valentine (Professor Emeritus – University of Missouri) over a period of 20+ years and more than 35,000 teachers have been trained in the USA. This is the first time the authentic Level 1 IPI training has been offered in Australia. Participants will learn about the IPI process and data analysis, and the importance of higher order thinking, student learning conversations and explicit instruction. Participants will undergo a short practical session in a school to practice their new skills.

Audience

A small school team of 3-8 teachers who will learn to collect valid data and lead their staff in analysing the data and planning the next steps in whole school learning

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

The course is best run in a host school to meet the short practical requirements of the training.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Session 1 - What is the IPI?

1 hour

Introductions
Introduction to the IPI process
IPI categories
IPI protocols

Session 2 - Learning to quantify using the categories

1 hour

What are the features of student cognitive engagement in the 6 categories?
Tips and tricks

Session 3 - IPI observation scenarios

1 hour and 30 minutes

IPI practice observation from scenarios

Session 4 - Classroom observation practical

30 minutes

Visit to classrooms (2-3) for students to practice coding the cognitive engagement
Debrief after each classroom visit

Session 5 - Leading the collaborative data analysis

1 hour and 30 minutes

Leading the collaborative learning conversation on the image provided by the data collections
Comparison to previous data collections

Session 6 - Coding assessment

30 minutes

Participants complete a pen and paper assessment where they code 20 short scenarios.

What To Bring

Nil

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
22/03/2017

Lots of examples to practice with which was good. Good to get ‘hands-on’ practise in classrooms.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
22/03/2017

Interesting topic and scenarios. Instead of lots of sheets which we have to make and lose track of, one prepared bound booklet with everything would be easier. Can save time and less confusion. Some of the exam questions were more complex than the examples.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
22/03/2017

Clear resources and knowledgeable trainer. Had really good collegial discussion.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by Ashley Jones on 22/03/2017

Very informative and practical with plenty of opportunity for understanding and knowledge to grow throughout. Presenter was very supportive throughout the course.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by Sharon Laurence on 22/03/2017
Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
22/03/2017

The course was quite good. It’s practical and approachable in that we can actually go back to our school and use it.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
22/03/2017

Very informative and extremely well supported with documentations / examples and knowledgeable analysis.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by Shaelee Dunbar on 22/03/2017

Gave great examples and useful resources. Excellent practical element.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
22/03/2017

Lots of information to take on board.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
16/03/2016

A lot of American references and high school examples. It made me think of the different ways we engage children.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
16/03/2016

Informative and practical. Good discussion with peers. Scenarios very America-based in final workshop. Good experience visiting classrooms, even if briefly.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
16/03/2016

Enjoyed learning the process and structure of the coding. Gained a lot of knowledge and confidence throughout the day.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
16/03/2016

Very clearly delivered. Looking forward to the next step in the process.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by Janine Wilson on 16/03/2016

Sabreena has a wealth of knowledge on IPI. She was interesting and had a very relaxed manner. It really made me think about my own teaching practice.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by Christina McMaster on 16/03/2016

This course was very informative and practical. I could see the benefits to our school straight away. I really like the practical classroom experience. Thank you.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
16/03/2016

Sabreena was fantastic and very informative. I felt like all my questions were answered.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by Laurindah Taylor-Hambleton on 16/03/2016

The course was well presented with all the questions answered. The strategies given were very useful.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
16/03/2016

Discussion was very good. End scenarios need to be re-worded so it’s relevant in language terms to Australia. Fantastic to do classroom visits would be good if that was part of assessment.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by David Beynon on 16/03/2016

Learned and consolidated a new skill.

Instructional Practices Inventory - Level 1 teacher training
by Julie Oliver on 16/03/2016

I feel well informed to start the process at school.


About the team


Sabreena Taylor

Creator

Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI – student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena traveled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri, and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.

Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.

Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Her most recent role was as School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.