CTE Students Take Part in Instructional Rounds

CTE Students Join Superintendent on Instructional Rounds
Posted on 12/11/2019
For the first time, Narragansett High School CTE Educator Preparation Students
joined district Superintendent, Dr. Peter Cummings, school administrators, and teachers at monthly Instructional Rounds at Narragansett Pier Middle School. 

This professional learning experience is a joint project of the Narragansett and Jamestown school departments and is in its third year. Each month, The Narragansett and Jamestown School Systems organize instructional rounds within the district to help administration as well as collaborating schools find better ways to evolve programming and the classroom experience. These visits to various classrooms are used to better understand teaching and learning in schools in order to improve learning at scale. For more information on Instructional Rounds, please visit the Instructional Rounds In Education web page.

Three students who are a part of the high school’s newest CTE Program, Educator Preparation, participated in the process during the rounds on Monday, December 9th. They took notes, helped form solutions and plans, and brainstormed with fellow teachers at a debrief on learning opportunities, all while having the opportunity to better understand the process and how it’s crucial to a district’s success and growth.

This type of hands-on experience gives students interested in a career in education the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in PK-12 classrooms and is part of coursework aligned with the nationally accredited curriculum, Educators Rising.

The partnership between the Jamestown and Narragansett School Departments is a unique collaboration which allows educators from each district to learn and grow together. Outcomes have included an accelerated development of rigorous and engaging instruction, personalized learning, and teacher collaboration.

As the Educator Preparation program grows, these types of learning activities will continue to be a fundamental part of curriculum as well as student teaching and the opportunity to earn credentials in current educational topics.