October 11 School Improvement Day (For K-6/8 Buildings)
Recently many of you received a letter from Amy Williamson and Mark Crady regarding your early literacy data and support opportunities for teachers and administrators to support the statewide early literacy initiative. As mentioned in that letter, the DE will be providing several one-day regional training opportunities throughout the state at each AEA in Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making (ADBD). Through a collaborative partnership with AEA 1, 267, and 10, we are excited to announce that this training will be provided for Archdiocesan Schools on October 11.
This day should be attended by a team from each K-6/8 building. Recommended team members include the principal, teacher leaders, and others who help make decisions about literacy instruction, assessment, and data use. The training in Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making will focus on best practices in universal screening and progress monitoring and making use of the data through the Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making Protocol and Facilitation Guide.
Individual schools can decide on attending additional regional support trainings offered through local AEA’s in the area of Universal Instruction. Dates and registration information regarding this regional training is located at: Universal Instruction Regional Training Dates
October 11 – Schedule
|Room A||Room B||Room C|
|9:00 – 9:05||Welcome and Prayer|
|9:05 – 10:30||
Healthy Indicator Data Review
AEA 1 – Marcia Kruse, Donna Heying
AEA 267 – Stacie Stokes
AEA 10 – Myra Hall
|10:30 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45 – 11:35||Tier Logistics – AEA 1||Universal Tier – AEA 1||Classwide Interventions – AEA 1|
|11:35 – 12:15||Lunch|
|12:15 – 1:05||Number Talks – Part 1||Go Math!||Scaffolding Beginning Readers to Complex Text|
|1:15 – 2:05||Number Talks – Part 2||Journeys 2017||Teaching High Impact Comprehension Strategies in K-2|
|2:10 – 2:55||Catholicity in the Classroom||Classroom Walkthroughs with Google|| PRESS
|2:55 – 3:00||Closing|
Afternoon Break-Out Sessions:
Number Talks (Presented by Aaron Becker – Saint Edward/CVCS)
A Number Talk is a short, ongoing daily routine that provides students with meaningful ongoing practice with computation. This overview of Number Talks provides useful information for teachers implementing Number Talks in their classroom. It starts with the definition of a Number Talk and provides teachers with the format, goals, and Teacher’s Role during Number Talks. This session will be presented in two parts.
Catholicity in the Classroom (Presented by Deacon Steve and Kathy MacDonald)
Award winning teachers and authors Deacon Steve & Kathy MacDonald will demonstrate how Catholicity may be infused throughout the curriculum stressing its integration into literacy programs. A number of easily attained resources will be shared.
PRESS/Rocket Math (Presented by Joanne Hedemann – Saint Mary/IC and Katie Fahey – Saint Patrick)
Katie and Joanne will present a brief overview of both programs and the implementation process within their schools.
Classroom WalkThroughs with Google Forms (Presented by Tony Adams – Newman Catholic)
Participants in this session learn how to set up walk-throughs using Google Forms that directly email results to teachers/administrators. This will be a working session where participants will create their own walk-through form. Participants are asked to bring an example of their current walk-through (not required).
Go Math! (Presented by Houghton Mifflin)
Educational Consultant, Laura Reynolds, will cover a brief overview of the K-5 Go Math series from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Attendees will receive an overview of the program philosophy and development as well as a walk-through of program components, supporting technology, a snap shot of a daily lesson, and plenty of time for questions and answers. If you are interested in learning more about this rigorous and Common Core-based elementary series, plan to attend this session. Attendees can sign up for program samples, receive Evaluator Access to the online portal, and have information sent to their school for upcoming reviews.
Journeys 2017 (Presented by Houghton Mifflin)
Educational Consultant, Laura Reynolds, will cover a brief overview of the K-5 Journeys Reading series from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Attendees will receive an overview of the program philosophy and development as well as a walk-through of program components, supporting technology, a snap shot of a daily lesson, and plenty of time for questions and answers. If you are interested in learning more about this rigorous and Common Core-based elementary series, plan to attend this session. Attendees can sign up for program samples, receive Evaluator Access to the online portal, and have information sent to their school for upcoming reviews.
Scaffolding Beginning Readers to Complex Text (Presented by Zaner Bloser)
The new standards challenge teachers to provide “regular practice with complex text and its academic language.” To ensure that students can read increasingly complex texts, teachers need to provide a strong foundation in the critical K–2 years. This presentation examines what complex text means in the primary grades and what educators must do to ensure students will be well-equipped to handle the increasing demands of text in grades three and beyond.
Teaching High-Impact Comprehension Strategies in K-2 (Presented by Zaner Bloser)
Teachers in the primary grades must focus much of their energies on building the foundational skills of reading. At the same time, new standards challenge us to provide students in all grades with regular practice with complex text and its academic language. How can K-2 teachers build a strong foundation in comprehension WHILE building decoding and word recognition skills? Join us as we examine what complex text means in the primary grades, and how to teach high-impact comprehension strategies designed to aid all children in meeting grade level standards for both literature and informational text.
School Improvement Regional Days (Winter 2016)
Topics for the day:
-MTSS in mathematics (number sense, universal screeners, progress monitoring) and tools for instructional materials/textbooks selection
-Science Standards Overview
-Leadership Team Planning