NCLC May, 2018 Salt Lake City, Utah

In this two part series, leaders from 3 very different schools discussed how data driven culture and thoughtful instructional leadership greatly improved student literacy.

Presenters :
Maquita Alexander, Head of School, Washington Yu Ying PCS
Elizabeth Hardage, Head of School, Daystar Academy
Sue Park, Head of School, Yu Ming Charter School
Pauline Shuen, Founder, Level Chinese
Xinyi Xu, Director of Lower School, Yu Ming Charter School

Power of a Data Driven Literacy System and Thoughtful Instructional Leadership to Improve Student Literacy

In the 1st session, participants learned the details of the Level Chinese system and how it enabled teachers to improve student literacy.  But even with the availability of such system, student literacy would not improve greatly without the support of instructional leaders who created and fostered a data driven culture and defined clear roles and responsibilities.  Participants heard from leaders of three schools on the “blue print” needed to effectively implement the Level Chinese system.

Power of a Data Driven Literacy system and thoughtful Instructional Leadership


Recording of Session on May 18, 2018

Case Studies : Using Data to Inform Instructional Decisions About Chinese Literacy

In the 2nd session, participants learned how three schools with drastically different student populations, have used the power of big data to monitor and improve student learning. Participants learned how using clear standards, skills focused strategies, formative assessments, and a meaningful reflection cycle can have a huge impact on student learning outcomes. Participants learned the structures these three schools used to explain team members roles and responsibilities for ensuring data is used effectively by the administrators, teachers, students and parents. Participants also learned how the classroom should be set up and what students are doing while the teachers are working with students on the assessments. With the information gained, participants can create an instructional plan for their students that not only uses data to inform instruction, but also helps students understand how to read their own learning data to see improvements in their literacy skills.

Case Study of Data Driven Instruction To improve student literacy


Recording of Session on May 18, 2018