Over the past few weeks, groups of administrators and teacher leaders in Thompson have begun their work in planning for the upcoming school year. Much of this work has revolved around school improvement and the use of the Collaborative Inquiry Cycle to assist in this planning. This cycle is based on the work of Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman and includes three steps.
Many of the district instructional coaches, administrators and other teacher leaders completed a Data Dialogue class and/or a Using Data class during the 2009-2010 school year to learn and use this process. The work completed this summer with district leadership teams built upon those skills and the capacityto use the collaborative inquiry cycle will continue to be developed with all staff in the district.
Collaborative Inquiry Cycle