October 2nd ERPD

RtI, Group Management and Choice Sessions

STAFF POTLUCK

WELCOME AND CELEBRATIONS

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Opening Activity: A View from the Other Side (Lewis)

Learning Targets for Today


  • I can clearly understand the my school's design model.
  • I can connect my classroom layout & my current instructional practice to my school's blended learning design model.
  • I can identify & apply solutions for potential group management issues during a classroom.
  • I can understand how to differentiate the content of my core instruction.
Blended Learning for Alliance School Transformation

Alliance B.L.A.S.T. Video

Link to Video: http://vimeo.com/33244413


Station/Rotation Breakout Sessions

Introduction

Focus: Domain 2--Group Management in Blended Learning


Learning Targets


  1. I can identify and apply solutions for potential group management issues during a lesson.
  2. I can connect my classroom layout and my current instructional practices to my school's blended learning design model.

Ivey's Breakout Session

Group Management

Learning Target:

  1. I can identify and apply solutions for potential group management issues during a lesson.


Directions for Barriers and Solutions of Group Management:

  1. Review Domain 2 of the Blended Learning rubric. (photo provided --above, right)
  2. Access the Google doc link provided. Click HERE.
  3. With your team, discuss barriers that that happen within your classroom in the areas that are listed regarding group management, then list possible solutions to the barriers.
  4. Resources:


TAKE-AWAY: What does your rules/norms be within your classroom with groups?

  • Click here for example Rules and Norms from Beckham, Crowley, London and Weycker.
  • By second week of October develop group rules/norms for your classroom. Please place in Google Drive Folder labeled PLC Group Rules/Norms.

CLICK HERE AMBER'S CLASSROOM IDEAS ON PINTEREST

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Horn's Breakout Session

Grouping Strategies for Horn's Breakout Session

Click here to see today's Group Management Strategies

If you have QUESTIONS during your group activity...

Click here to open Today's Meet (back channel provided to give you an isolated room where you can only see questions from your room...really great when having to work on opposite ends of the room with another group of students!!!)


Grouping Strategies and Cohort Design with Blended Learning

Learning Target:


  1. I can connect my classroom layout and my current instructional practices to my school's blended learning design model.

Teacher Led Activity--Cohort Design and Grouping

Directions for Cohort Design and Grouping of Students:

  1. Look at SIHS' blended learning design model (linked below) to answer the following questions:
  • How many groups are in my blended learning model? (look at slide 8 on the Cohort 4 link below)
  • When reflecting on your current instructional practices, do you spend more time in whole group or small group instruction? (look at slide 4)
  • Think about your physical classroom space and set up. How will you move desks? Where could you lead a teacher group session? When you use devices, where could that station go? Would you need to secure an area near an electrical outlet? What else must you consider when physically creating the design structure in your classroom?
  • Now look at the colored dots on your model's design diagram. When considering students in your classroom, who might these dots and the different groups represent?


Click here for link to Staff Shared folder of Videos and Pictures of Rooms with groups.

Collaborative Group Activity: Ways to form groups

Consider ways you can form groups in your classroom.

Directions:

  • Take 2 pieces of chart paper!
  • With your two pieces of chart paper think about all the ways that you purposefully and randomly group your students.
  • On your paper list as many ways as you can that you purposefully group students. Then beside the method give a specific example of how you use this type of grouping in your classroom.
  • On the other piece of chart paper list as many ways as you can that you randomly group students. Then beside the method give a specific example of how you use this type of grouping in your classroom.

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Proctor's Breakout Session

RtI=Differentiation

You will all be taking on the role of Teacher Cadets in my classroom! As Teacher Cadets, it will be important to understand how to address the needs of all of your students when you finally make it into your own classrooms. In our Teacher Cadet class today, you are learning about differentiation and this new state initiative called RtI.

The topic of differentiation has already been introduced to you. Yesterday, you all took a formative assessment. Based on that assessment data, you were placed into groups.

To find your group, please take your sticky note (labeled with your last name) off the board in the room. On your sticky note, there is a colored dot (pink, orange, or green) and a letter. To find your seats, locate the corresponding colored sheet of paper (table tent) with your letter printed on it. This is where you should sit.

You will be completing differentiated activities in your groups, using various sample classroom lessons.


Feedback for ERPD October 2nd, 2013

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Teacher Working Conditions Survey

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