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Instructional Update 2-6-20
Kathy House
Friday, February 07, 2020

We have completed our first round of walkthroughs with each section of our learner centered anchor chart (attached).  You will notice one section has been left off the walkthrough cycle…graduate profile.  This component is so embedded and cannot be easily “seen” in a 10 minute snapshot, and it is for this reason that it is left off the walkthrough cycle.  However, this does not reduce its importance as this is foundational in preparing our students for life after high school. 

  • I have attached the KDE Performance Outcomes that were developed by the 8 districts in the Kentucky Competency Education & Assessment Consortium, of which Trimble is a member.  The performance outcomes will be a beneficial tool to use as you are planning activities that incorporate our graduate profile competencies and as you support students in gathering their evidence. 
  • I have also attached the Kentucky Anchor Competencies that were developed by this group as well. Each district presented their respective graduate profile and the overlap was amazing.  The Anchor Competencies were as result of this work.
  • The last attachment is a copy of our current implementation plan for our graduate profile and pilot defenses. 

The alignment between our district competencies and the anchor competencies is easily seen.  The first one is the same for both and innovate to create under ours is included with critical thinker in the anchor competency.  The next three under ours can be exemplified under empowered learner.  Both have collaborator and communicator.  Our last two (leadership to empower change and excel in service oriented citizenship) are found in engaged citizen.

We will begin a second round next week and we will revisit “A-The Equitable Learning Environment- Demonstrating Beliefs about Learning”.  In my instructional update next week, I will revisit some of the strategies I shared in the beginning of the year to help you enhance the equitable learning environment in your classroom.

Thank you for all you do for the students of Trimble County!!

Stay warm and safe…looks like we are going to get a little winter after all :-)