Superintendent Dr. Judy White on Wednesday, August 29 led a group of more than 50 district employees and community volunteers on a one-day inspection tour of all 1,600 classrooms in the Moreno Valley Unified School District as part of the second annual “Ready Rooms” event.
“This is part of our high expectations for learning in the Moreno Valley Unified School District,” White said. “We are looking for signs that our classrooms are ready for students to learn, that there are signs of student engagement, that the rooms are clean and free of clutter, that student work is exhibited.”
Teams carrying clipboards slipped quietly in and out of classrooms all day, minimizing the impact on instruction time.
The district used information from the first Ready Rooms event last year to help better define what student engagement is, she said. As another benefit, it gave district administrators and community leaders a chance to visit classrooms and meet with students.
“It was great for some district employees who normally are not in classrooms to make visits,” she said. “Community leaders told us how impressed they were with student behavior, and with the high level of technology being used in classrooms.”
*Courtesy of Riverside County Office of Education