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Friday, August 10, 2012
Description: Philip Daro works on advancing the design and use of leadership tools for change at every level of the educational system, and consults with states and school districts on their accountability systems and mathematics programs. He will also discuss implications for teaching students with variations in prior mathematics knowledge and language.
Description: The CPS Literacy Content Framework, grounded in the PARCC Model Content Frameworks, provides guidance for a curriculum that includes a quarterly research project. This session will provide a scheme for designing research projects as well as lesson models supported by CPS-provided research web resources and free web 2.0 tools for student content creation. Participants in this session will need to bring a tablet or a computer with a web connection to this session.
- Research Projects:
- Wikis in the Classroom
- Other resources:
Description: This session will provide an overview of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and highlight their interrelatedness. Key changes in reading, research and writing will be described. Suggestions for how teachers can adjust curriculum priorities to reflect these changes will also be offered.
Description: This session will provide information and practice opportunities to understand the connection between the CCSS and the WIDA Standards. During the presentation we’ll discuss different forms to address the needs of ELLs while using both sets of standards: CCSS Standards and WIDA Standards. Throughout the session participants will collaborate in the completion of a Model Performance Indicator (MPI) and a Unit Plan.
Description: In this workshop, educators will explore the standards for writing arguments. In addition, there will be opportunities for discussion and collaboration to determine the content for several writing lessons specific to grade level. This includes topics for minilessons, strategies for teaching, and indicators of student mastery. Educators will understand what the Writing Standards mean and they will generate content for several writing lessons.
Description: This session will focus on how to strategically choose rigorous text to implement in units. Using qualitative and quantitative measures, participants will use a graphic organizer and elementary texts to consider all appropriate factors determined by CCSS. By using multiple methods to determine text complexity, participants will be well informed about the shift in ELA that CCSS presents. Participants will be able to analyze qualitative and quantitative factors when choosing text for their units, and be able to distinguish appropriate text based on lessons’ objectives.