1. Exploring Close Reading


    March 1, 2014 by sz


    Another successful session of rounds wrapped up last month here at FVHS. Big thanks to all those teachers who participated, …
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  2. Using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge in Instructional Rounds


    November 14, 2013 by sz

    Scuba trails to you

    Fountain Valley High School is using Webb’s DOK as a practical focus area this year. Photo ©2005 Flickr user Derek …
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  3. Instructional Rounds: an organic approach


    September 13, 2013 by sz


    Fountain Valley High School is embarking on its third year of Instructional Rounds. Every year our network’s numbers have grown. …
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  4. FVHS, a Formative Snapshot

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    May 3, 2013 by sz


    This last week we debriefed on our Rounds for Formative Assessment. Keep in mind that during our period by period …
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  5. Formative Assessment

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    April 18, 2013 by sz


    Like any area of focus, it’s important to work off a common definition. We turn to Dylan Wiliam during our …
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  6. Rounds: Differentiation

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    March 8, 2013 by sz


    “One at a time; all at once.” For our next round of Rounds our Focus Area will be differentiation. We’ll …
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  7. Teach Like a Champion

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    February 24, 2013 by sz


    This book has become the wrap-up to my summer reading. It’s a great transition back into the classroom. But you …
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