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EPISD - Data through Observation; What is your Focus?
Insightful Observation

Introducing how to be more insightful when working with our students and each other by utilizing Insightful Observations. Developing observation skills that turns our focus from ours plans to actual student responses which in turn tells us what we need to focus on next. Being aware that our observations are true data and how to communicate that data for ourselves, families and in the student’s plans.


Early Childhood

Important Session Information:


1. Identify the meaning of focusing on one element at a time.

2. Define and implement initial attempts at Insightful Observations.

3. Describing insightful observations as measurable and observable data to collect, document and communicate.

3. Describe a variety of objectives for planning.



- Introduction

- Focus Activity

- Introduction to Insightful Observations

- Difference between our “plans/actions" and their "responses/reactions"

- Plans vs. Murphy Activity

- Documentation of measurable and observable data from insightful observations

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.3: Communication, Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Standard 2 - Human Capital, Standard 4 - School Culture

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CPE
(3) Contact Hours
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Contact Person:
Cynthia Elias
Sheryl Wilcox
Date Time Location
5/9/2023 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM BURNET ELEMENTARY
3700 THOMASON AVE, EL PASO, 79904-6199

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