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Region 18 ELAR Support Day #3, 1/19/16


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Here's what to expect today:

  • Check in: how are things?
  • Eduphoria work time & data driven instruction: TWAs
  • Resources & Strategies Swap: what's working? what do we need to target?
  • The Gift of Time: Plan!

Reinforce, Refine, Reflect

Step One:

As teachers we wear many hats and have a plethora of TEKS to cover and duties to fulfill. Make a list of everything you teach and spend time on this semester (academic and otherwise).

Step Two:

Sort them into categories. What do you notice?

Step Three:

Resort into three categories:

1. Reinforce: Things I do well and want to/must continue doing

2. Refine: Things I want to tweak or change

3. Reflect: Things I want to stop doing

Tri Weekly Assessments

Access Eduphoria here

  • The why
  • The how
  • The what

Building Assessments in Eduphoria

Need an eduphoria refresher? Click here:

Recall Data Review: Asking Five Times Why

  • Review data (three week assessments, final exams, formative assessments, etc.)
  • Analyze where we are: why, why, why, why, why
  • Create a data driven plan from here
What Do You See in These Data?

Further Planning:

For Planning:

TEKS Resource:

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

Looking for Tech Extensions?

Check out High Tech Verbs to find extensions, tools, and apps to correspond with your planned objectives:

Regarding Questioning:

How are you questioning your students? How are they questioning one another?

  • Pre-planning Higher Order Thinking Questions in lesson plans
  • Focused Shift: Student questioning through sticks, wheels, mats, etc.
  • Reminder: T-TESS evaluation tie in
  • See ELAR "sticks" here
  • Use a Random Generator:
  • Socratic Seminar, "Speed Dating", THINKING while reading...Figure 19 tie in
  • DOK chart from Alice Keeler's blog
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  • CommonLit: FANTASTIC search feature (genre, device, theme, etc.)
  • Newsela: additional search feature redesign, new text sets for other subjects

Emoji Exit Ticket

Here's a link to a download version, courtesy of @87history

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Future Thinking...Passion Projects...Student Choice & Voice:

Save these Dates!

Don't Forget Distinguished Lecture

When: Monday, 2/15/16, 9am-4pm

Where: ESC18

Cost: $75

Register here:

Future Planning: Summer Literacy Academy

When: June 29 & 30

Where: CrossRoads Fellowship, Odessa

Cost: $125


Final ELAR work day: 3/21/16

Remember we'll be meeting again Monday, 3/21/16

On a Random Note:

I like playing The Vitamin String Quartet music in class and trainings :)

If you're looking for a good GT Training, look for anything related to the Texas Performance Standards Project:

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!