Peer Review Workshop #1

Workshop 1

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Overview of the Peer Review Process

New York State Academy for Teaching and Learning (NYSATL)

III. Overview of the Learning Experience Outline (LEO)

- What is it?
- Requirements and Expectations:

  • Standards-based lessons
  • Rubrics and other assessments
  • Evidence of technology integration
  • Student Work assessed with comments based on the rubrics

Other Resources:
Statewide Peer Review booklet
Learning Experience Outline: (in MS Word format) (in .pdf format)

IV. Reviewing Learning Experience Outlines online!

- View an examplary ELA sample online:
- View an examplary Math sample online:
- View other LEO samples online:

V. Brainstorming ideas for Classroom-based Projects


  • Review the abstract from the grant
  • Find natural links between grade levels and the public/private partnership
  • Discuss what is feasible given the current timeframe
  • Think about doing a short unit and using it as a building block for next year
  • Consider your access to technology
  • Make sure you are not writing your own LEO - find a partner!

VI. Developing Section 1 – The Learning Context

  • a brief statement of the purpose, objective, or focus of the learning experience;
  • the entire wording of the learning standard(s) and the specific performance indicator(s) being assessed;
    • NY Learns:
    • Tip: Highlight and copy the selected Standards, Key Ideas, and Performance Indicators into notepad (PC) or simpletext (Mac). Then paste the information into MS Word. This will make the text much easier to format in your Word document.
    • Download the NY State Learning Standards (click here)

  • a description of how the learning experience addresses an existing New York State core curriculum; and
  • a discussion of what students need to know and/or be able to do to succeed with this learning experience

VIII. Meeting wrap up/next meeting

>> Click here to take the workshop evaluation

For Next Time:

  • Work on the Procedure section (Part 2)

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