Professional Learning Teacher Inquiry

Protocols: Looking at Student Work (for participants) and Looking at Student Work (for facilitator)


This protocol from the Hudson Valley Writing Project takes teachers through the steps of looking at student work in a professional development session. The accompanying script helps a facilitator to guide participants through the “turns” in the protocol process. Adapted from the Prospect Center Descriptive Review Process and the National School Reform Faculty Appreciative Inquiry protocol, this resource allows participants to name what students have accomplished before making recommendations for next steps. Rather than focusing on deficits, it offers an additive model for reviewing student work.



Download “Discussion Protocol for Examination of Student Work (for facilitators)” (PDF) and “Discussion Protocol for Examination of Student Work (for participants)” (PDF)

Original Source: Hudson Valley Writing Project, and