Kim's workshops and consulting

12 PRACTICAL, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

All these are highly interactive, with videos, role-plays, poll questions, and small- and whole-group discussion. For longer descriptions, please click here.

1. Rocket PD - In nine interactive 90-minute monthly webinars (September 2022 to May 2023), Kim Marshall and Shahara Jackson address the key steps for improving teacher evaluation: the moral and equity imperative for change; nuts and bolts of mini-observations; best use of teacher-evaluation rubrics; face-to-face debrief conversations and very short write-ups; making student learning central to the process; improving differentiation and unit/lesson planning; student surveys and difficult conversations; time management; persuading stakeholders and implementing a more-effective system. For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

2. Rethinking teacher supervision, coaching, and evaluation - A workshop on shifting to short, frequent, unannounced classroom visits with face-to-face coaching conversations and short write-ups after each one, then collaborating with each teacher to describe overall performance in an end-of-year rubric (3-6 hours)

3. Managing time for instructional leadership - Ten ways principals and other school-based leaders can use every minute to continuously improve teaching and learning (3-4 hours)

4. Making student learning central to the teacher evaluation process - Using standardized test scores and SLOs (student learning objectives) to evaluate teachers has been thoroughly discredited. But it's possible for principals to have low-stakes conversations about student learning after every classroom visit, orchestrate robust PLC conversations about students' work, and encourage teacher teams to document their value-add to student learning over the course of each year. (2 hours)

5. Leveraging classroom assessments - Nine ways to support teachers as they check for understanding and use other assessments of student work to significantly improve pedagogy and learning (3-4 hours)

6. Avoiding "PLC Lite" - How to support teacher teams in truly effective analysis of student work and follow-up. (2 hours)

7. Rethinking differentiation - A practical approach to mastering the daunting and poorly-understood challenge of meeting the learning needs of diverse groups of students. (90-120 minutes)

8. UbD backwards curriculum unit planning - An authorized one-day, hands-on workshop on Wiggins/McTighe Understanding by Design, with teacher teams working through key steps in designing a comprehensive curriculum unit (6 hours)

9. Supervising, coaching, and evaluating principals - Parallel to the above approach with teachers, superintendents (or their designees) set goals, make frequent school visits, coach on one "leverage point" at a time, gather data from other sources, and collaborate with the principal to describe performance in an end-of-year rubric (3-4 hours)

10. Getting the most out of the Marshall Memo - Strategies for sparking discussion and positive change by sharing ideas and resources from each week's Memo with individual colleagues, teams, and the whole faculty; also making good use of the Best of Memo website (1 hour)

11. Understanding recent mindshifts in K-12 education - Eight major changes in the way we think about intelligence, poverty, school leadership, teachers, tests, and accountabiliy (2-3 hours)

12. Implementing a middle-school sex education program - Thinking through the rollout of Marshall's curricluum for students in grades 6-8; this includes access to the full curriculum (2 hours)

ON-SITE CONSULTING AND COACHING

Kim offers the following school-based services, remotely, in single visits, or as part of a longer-term consultancy:

- Time management and instructional leadership for school leaders

- Effective use of on-the-spot and interim assessments

- Support with teacher supervision, coaching, and evaluation with co-observations and debriefs

- Rethinking district policies on supervision, evaluation, and assessment

- Whole-staff training on Understanding by Design curriculum unit design (in collaboration with Jay McTighe)

- A top-to-bottom analysis of a school's effectiveness, leading to specific action steps