ESC 18: District Support Day Round 1, 10/1


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Here's what to expect today:

  • Lesson Plan Discussion with Non-Negotiables Review
  • Higher Level Thinking Questions Discussion
  • Plan some lessons!

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TEA: All things STAAR and EOC

NEW update from TEA for 2016 4 and 7 STAAR Writing Test: here
  • Find released tests here
  • Find all things writing (rubrics, sample comp boxes, student samples, etc.) here
  • Sample online test practice (Pearson) here

Putting it into Plan: Teaching the Whole Cookie

  • Listen, Speak, Read, Write
  • Writing Focus: Student Friendly Rubrics

Here's our Google Doc of notes today; add to them!

For Planning:

  • Depth of Knowledge Chart (click here)
  • Bloom's Planning Guide Chart (click here)
  • Padagogy Wheel: technology integration (click here)

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Assess & Engage with Kahoot!

Engage your students with an interactive and competitive review!

  • Use Kahoot! to review and interact with your students and gamify your classroom
  • Ideas: review concepts, vocabulary, grammar, elements of a STAAR rubric, classroom rules, multiple choice questions
  • Enrich: have students create their own Kahoots! to play as a class
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Need a no tech option? Try Plickers!

Student Response Systems without Student Devices

TEKS Resource System

To note:

  • YAG (Year at a Glance)

  • IFD (Instructional Focus Document)

  • VAD (Vertical Alignment Document)

  • Performance Assessments

Reminder: Face to Face Training Round 1

Here's the link to Face to Face Training, Round 1:

(and here's the 3-5 elementary presentation:

Save the Date! Face to Face RDI: Round 2

Face to Face Training: Sessions are live and registration is open for the next round of face to face training!

Other upcoming TLCA campus visits: December 3rd and February 9th

Upcoming Writing Training: Monday, 10/12

  • Register for Empowering Elementary Writers Here
  • Register for Write in the Middle Here

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Thanks for today!

Please provide us with some feedback and suggestions for next time!

Laura Kile

Don't hesitate to contact me with follow up questions, requests for resources, and to share the great things that are happening in your classes!