Buena Vista ISD: Lesson Planning

ESC 18: District Support Day Round 1, 10/15


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Here's what to expect today:

  • Lesson Plan Discussion with Non-Negotiables Review
  • Higher Level Thinking Questions Discussion
  • Formative Assessment 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
  • Find updated writing grade 7 STAAR redesign here (10/5/15)
  • Find updated grade 7 Performance Level Descriptors here (10/5/15)
  • See 2015-2016 Testing Calendar here

Putting it into Plan: Teaching the Whole Cookie

Listen, Speak, Read, Write
  • Recall CommonLit for thematic paired passages & making connections
  • Don't forget Newsela for differentiated news articles by lexile level

Here's our Google Doc of notes today; add to them! goo.gl/JXq0qx

For Planning:

  • 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: hightechverbs.wikispaces.com

Formative Assessments

What IS a formative assessment?

“A tool that teachers use to measure student grasp of specific topics and skills they are teaching…(and) to identify specific student misconceptions and mistakes while the material is being taught.” --Stuart Kahl, 2005, page 38

The marriage of learning progressions and high-quality formative assessment strategies will answer the following key questions to guide instructor feedback:

(Hattie & Timperley, The Power of Feedback, p.81, 2007)

  • Where am I going (what are the goals)?

  • How am I going (what progress is being made toward the goal)?

  • Where do I go next (what activities need to be undertaken to make progress)?

It's all about FEEDBACK:

  • Feedback should be timely and focus on the most important learning goals.

  • Comments rather than grades yield a higher quality of work and understanding.

  • Feedback should cause thinking.

  • Feedback should be more work for the recipient than the donor.

  • Students should have class time to revise work before re-submission.

  • Feedback should be specific and task oriented.

Dylan Wiliam, Embedded Formative Assessment


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
  • Let's play! Go to kahoot.it
  • Ready to create your own for free? getkahoot.com

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: go.esc18.net/RDIelar1

Other Random Tools & Resources:


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

Additional Buena Vista ISD Campus Support Dates:

  • Wednesday, 12/2
  • Wednesday, 3/2

Thanks for today!

Please provide us with some feedback and suggestions for next time! go.esc18.net/kilefeedback

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!