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Transcript of eleot

Effective Learning Environment Observation Tool

Equitable Learning Environment
1. Not all students doing the same things at the same time. Students engaged in collaborative opportunties with peers, groups, differentiated instruction.

2. All students have access to high quality resources. Students engaging in hands on activities, talking with teacher and peers, receiving support if needed, and using resources.

3. Students demonstrate knowledge of rules, expectations, consequences. Learners may self correct their behaviors or words.

4. Students will be engaged in discussions about their background, learning about other cultures, and understanding the differences of other people.

High Expectations Environment
1. Students will understand expectations, respond to higher thinking questions, and revise work for mastery and improvement.

2. Students will engage in challenging curriculum and personalized instruction, organize information for meaning, while participating in project based learning and evaluating information from multiple resources.

3. Students will model examples, apply exemplars as a guage for high quality work talk about higher levels of performance, edit and revise for improvements, use rubrics and checklist.

4. Students will learn at high levels, receive support, demonstrate learning at high levels, engage in rigorous coursework, projects, assignments, tasks, and discussions.

5. Students will understand, comprehend, and interpret their learning while applying, synthesizing and evaluating their work. Students will engage in "minds on" activities and problem solving.
Supported Learning Environment
1. Student experiences are positive, seeking opportunities to be engaged, connecting to others, exhibiting motivation to learn at deeper levels, and positive non-verbal gestures.

2. Student shows positive attitude, engaging in setting personal and academic goals, monitoring their progress, striving to meet expectations, and enjoying challenging opportunities.

3. Student shows a willingness to share thoughts and opinions, try new task, engage in risk taking, sharing contrasting opinions, solve problems and create solutions, and identify faults and mistakes.

4. Student will engage in support and assistance received from teacher, peers, or resources, receiving simple adaptations to various modifications, asking questions for help, and seek clarification.

5. Student will receive an individualized learning plan, experience a personalized environment that targets unique qualities, and re-engaging activities and task.
Essentially, ELEOT's purpose is to identify observable evidence of classroom environments that are conducive to
learning. ELEOT was developed for use by the External Review Team while on-site and replaces the former classroom
observation walk-through instrument. The instrument is a school improvement resource to conduct observations for the
purpose of creating the most optimal environments in which students can learn. The reason for the shift from a focus
on teachers to a focus on learners is to ensure that learners are engaging acting, reacting, and benefiting from various
contexts or environments that should be evident in all effective learning settings.

Active Learning Environment
1. Student will have several opportunities to engage in discussions with teachers and othter students. Student will respond to questions, provide explanations, and listen attentively.

2. Student will connect learning with real life experiences, compare learning to real life experiences, retain the information at a deeper level, and make the learning meaningful.

3. Students will move freely, talk to their peers, and work toward completion of a task.

Progress Monitoring and Feedback
1. Student will show their progress by non-verbal gestures, using rubrics or checklist, or respond to teacher's questions that check for understanding.

2. Student will correct responses or work, improve written work, revise work, write in journals, or retake an assessment.

3. Student will engage in activities, take notes, use content specific vocabulary, or work in groups.

4. Student will use or respond to strategies, make progress on classwork, refer to rubric, exemplars, or pictures, listen to instructions, and follow instructions. Not just using numberic grades but interactive assessments.

5. Student will take the time to make revisions, talk with teacher or peers, or have extra help sessions.
Well-Managed Learning Environment
1. Student will demonstrate appropriate non-verbal and verbal behaviors, use eye contact, and use respectful words and tones.

2. Student will cooperate with others, talk respectfully, respect the learning space of others, and fulfill specific roles within a group.

3. Student will follow directions, not cause disruptions, problems or confusion, and focus on learning.

4. Student will engage actively with peers, work towards the same goal, ask each other questions, listen to their peers, and share resources.

5. Student will follow posted classroom rules, focus on task, and listen for directions.
Digital Learning Environment
1. Student will explore new concepts, understand complex information, and demonstrate their understanding of information.

2. Student will solve problems, create something new, read research, expand their knowledge, or receive suggestions and assistance from the teachers.

3. Student will communicate with others, collaborate with peers, and help each other learn.
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