Active monitoring & data collection

(6 Hours) This course will teach participants how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to analyze data collected in order to better support their students. Participants will learn how to determine the purpose of monitoring students through whole group, small group, collaborative, and independent learning activities and will analyze multiple data collection methods for classroom use. Finally, the course will teach participants how to collect data, analyze the data for trends, and regroup students to help better teach mastery of core concepts. At the end of the course participants will build a data collection lesson plan, ready for immediate use in their classroom.


  • Price: $15.00
  • Credit Type: Professional Development
  • Credits: 6 PD Hours
  • 11 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

Learn How to Effectively & Actively Monitor Your Students During Instruction

Learn How to Use Collected Data to Assemble Highly Efficient Student Groups That Lead to More Effective Small Group, Collaborative, & Independent Learning Activities

Learn How to Collect Meaningful Data, Analyze Trends, and Identify Student Misconceptions As Well As Gaps in Understanding

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What You Will Learn:

  • The process of Active Monitoring and how to build “look fors” that help teachers monitor student growth.
  • The methods behind and purpose of various types of data collection.
  • How to analyze data, and how to use data to modify student groupings for better instruction.

Course Guiding Question:

How can I continuously monitor the progress of my students and build a plan that uses appropriate data collection methods to inform me of student growth?

Professional Development Credits:

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs, CEUs).

Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in the following states:

  • Texas: TEA CPE# 902-391, under parent company Action Potential Learning, LLC
  • Montana: Office of Public Instruction (OPI) approved
  • New York State: CTLE# 23730

If you are a teacher in a different state and wish to use our Professional Development Courses for teacher license renewal, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally-accredited units or credits, accepted by most states.


Shayna Pond, Co-Instructor

M.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 
Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Certificate
Rice University
B.S. Physics
Louisiana State University

Experience & Credentials:
Over 10 Years of Teaching or Tutoring Experience
Former Assistant Principal
Former Lead Teacher
President of Action Potential Learning

Monique Carlisle, Co-Instructor

B.S. Education
Applied Learning & Development
University of Texas at Austin

Experience & Credentials:
Over 11 Years of Teaching Experience
Former Elementary-Level Teacher
Montessori Certification
G/T Student Performance & Curriculum Trained
Experience with Students with Learning Disabilites

Course Sections:

Section 1 – Intro to Active Monitoring

  • What Active Monitoring Looks Like
  • How to Implement Active Monitoring
  • The Benefits of Using Active Monitoring Strategies & Techniques

Section 2 – Data Collection

  • What Data Collection Looks Like
  • How to Collect Meaningful Data
  • The Benefits of Collecting Data

Section 3 – Addressing Misconceptions

  • How to Address Misconceptions During Active Monitoring
  • How to Analyze the Data You’ve Collected
  • How to Address Student Trends & Identified Challenges

Section 4 – Putting It All Together Section 5 – Applying What You Have Learned

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 11 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!  These include:

  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Math
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Reading
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Writing
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Data Examples
  • Active Monitoring Planning Guide
  • Assessment Data Collection Template
  • Data Analysis Guide
  • Data Collection Lesson Plan
  • Data Collection Planning Guide
  • On/Off Task Behavior Tracker
  • Progression of Skills Mastery Tracker

High-Quality Virtual Presentations

Our high-quality lessons are presented by your instructor in a virtual learning environment that is designed to mirror live, on-campus workshops. Choose to watch or read all lessons at any time and take advantage of our high-quality resources provided for immediate implementation of your new skills.

Access Your Courses Anytime, Anywhere

Courses are accessible to you at any time and are accessible on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. After registration, you will have access to all course lessons, templates, & assignments for one year. Take your courses at your own pace.  Pause any time and continue where you left off.  You will receive instructor feedback at each step of the course as you progress through the curriculum at your own convenience.


Live Feedback & Communication

Our courses are designed to simulate live instruction. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback from your instructor within 24- 48 hours of your submissions as you proceed through lessons and activities. If you have a question, reach out to your instructor through our built-in messaging system or directly by email or phone.

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