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A Unique Professional Learning Opportunity

Using SBAC ELA Results to Target and Improve Classroom Instruction

Dear Colleagues,

On Tuesday, January 12, the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District will host Ruth Miller, the Chief Academic Officer of EdCaliber. Lea Curcio, our Director of Instruction, and I had the opportunity to hear Ruth last summer. We found her to be insightful, practical, and engaging. The information and strategies she shared were highly replicable when we returned to FUESD to work with our own staff.

The morning session (8:30 - 12:00) is intended for county, district and site administrators and/or teacher leaders. Ruth will work with FUESD administrators and teacher leaders in the afternoon, presenting similar content but with a more direct link to the resources in EdCaliber. Based on our work with Ruth, this is a wonderful opportunity. We hope you and/or a colleague(s) in your district will be able to take advantage of attending and participating.


Eric Forseth, Associate Superintendent

Educational Services, FUESD

What Do Other Attendees Have to Say?

"This workshop covers everything my teachers needed to up their rigor in English Language Arts instruction. Now we know how to better target our instructional strategies using SBAC as the springboard. I am already seeing the changes in the classroom, and I can't wait to see the improvement in our spring scores!" Marilyn Cline, principal, Creekside Elementary.

"The EdCaliber training has been well received by my teachers. My PLC's are already planning differently as a result of the training and are excited about sharing more strategies with each other. Ruth Miller packaged the training for my coach and I to deliver at staff meetings over the next few months - making it practical and doable." Susana Mancera, principal, Boronda Meadows School

What Are the Session Outcomes?

The morning session will provide practical ideas to improve instruction in Reading, Writing, Research and Listening. This training quickly picks up where most workshops leave off - on how to target instructional strategies to best address specific ELA standards while systematically increasing rigor.

Strategies will include:

• Improving grade appropriate anchor charts that will guide students in developing skills defined in priority standards and SBAC

• New ways of planning text dependent questions based on ELA and new ELD standards and SBAC Target specifications

• Long term unit planning using the stages of Close Reading

Principals, coaches and TOSAs will leave with a deeper understanding of the evidence they should find in classrooms that are preparing students for the rigor of standards and our state and local assessments. You will learn to identify where there are limitations in text dependent questioning and what to do to help teachers "move to the next level”.

The high engagement activities covered in this seminar are designed for participants to replicate at their Professional Learning events.

Using SBAC ELA Results to Target and Improve Classroom Instruction

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 8:30am-12pm

FUESD District Office, Rooms 5 & 6, 321 N. Iowa Street, Fallbrook, CA 92028

8:30 - 12:00 Training Session

12:00 - 1:00 Complimentary Lunch, Reflection, Q&A

1:00 - 4:30 FUESD Training Session