October 2, 2013 Early Release PD

Learning Targets For Today

  • I can understand RTI as it relates to my classroom.
  • I can understand how to differentiate the content of my core instruction.
  • I can connect my classroom layout and my current instructional practices to my school's blended learning design model.
  • I can identify and apply solutions for potential group management issues during a lesson.


Blended Learning Data Review (CWT data from 2012/2013)


Move to your stations--

  • Science and Math: Padgett's Room
  • ELA and Social Studies: Media Center
  • D-Wing and District Classes: Media Center Lab

STATION 1 w/Mr. Ivey and Mr. Sipes

Bearbucks Coffee House Chat

In Padgett's room

Teacher Working Conditions Survey

STATION 2 w/Barbara Hill

Differentiating Content

In the Media Center


Think about an upcoming skill or concept you will be teaching in the next few weeks and move through the 5 learning-centered questions. Record your answers to the 5 questions on the paper provided.

  1. What do students need to know?
  2. How will they learn it?
  3. How will we know they've learned it?
  4. What will we do if they don't learn it?
  5. What will we do if they already know it?

1. What do students need to know?

Resource: I-SS Curriculum Guides

2. How will they learn it?

Resource: Marzano's High Yield Strategies

Differentiated Core Instruction

3. How will we know they've learned it?


Formative Questioning Strategies

i3 Pinterest Page-Formative Assessment

4. What will we do if they don't learn it?


5. What will we do if they already know it?

Framing question: For students who already know it, how can you utilize questions from Levels 4-6 to deepen students' understanding?

Resource: Question Stems

i3 + c3 = RtI Success! Share Out

STATION 3 w/Erin Walle

Design and Group Management

In the Media Center Lab

Middle School Design Model

  1. Look at our design model to answer the following questions:

  • How many groups are in my design model?
  • How much time is allotted in the model for whole group instruction? How is this aligned to my current practice?
  • 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?

2. Now consider ways you can form groups in your classroom.

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 those around you, discuss the barriers that are listed regarding group management, then list possible solutions to the barriers.
  4. Resources:
  • Pinterest resources provided by the I-SS i3 team.
*Noise Management
*Seating Arrangement

LAB TIME (Media Center and Media Center Lab)