The MSU Office of K-12 Outreach adopted and adapted a relatively new approach to helping school districts diagnose areas of improvement and identify transformational school improvement strategies: Data Dialogues. This website describes this inquiry-based approach and offers a real-life example of how data dialogues were successfully used by one district. That district’s story will demonstrate how the process works and highlight the elements that make data dialogues so effective.


Grant Chandler, former Director of Professional Development for MSU MI Excel, explains Phase 1 of the Collaborative Learning Cycle.


Grant Chandler, Former Director of Professional Development for MSU MI Excel, Explains the Data Dialogue Process.


Grant Chandler, Director of Professional Development for MSU MI Excel, Explains phase 2 of the Collaborative Learning Cycle.

Background

The following story takes you inside the data dialogue experience of one school district through the eyes of an MSU District Improvement Facilitator, with the permission and input of the district. This real-life example describes his collaboration with district leaders and the technical supports provided. Most importantly, this story reveals how data dialogues were used to engage educators in rich and powerful conversations about student achievement.

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