E2CCB's May/June Workshops

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Your Professional Development Will Bloom With This Month's Workshops

5/26 - Using Improvisation and Humor to Hook Students on Learning - Instructor - Katy Berner-Wallen

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Cartoons, political satire, television shows like The Daily Show, online “news” like The Onion all use humor to raise awareness and encourage their audience to question what is real and what is important. In this session we will dig into aspects of comedy and improvisation that educators can use to invite students into learning and laughing more in the classroom.

Participants will
- Learn the tenets of improvisation and their application in the classroom
- Participate in simple improvisational activities that could be used in the classroom
- Examine research connected to using humor in the classroom
- Explore types of humor/satire and discuss their place in the classroom

5/27 - K-2 ELA Portfolio Project - Instructor: Angela Stockman (Consultant)

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The E2CCB region has developed a pilot K-2 Assessment Portfolio project for Math and ELA. As a part of the pilot phase, teachers have been collecting student samples around the tasks and will be revising them based upon what they learn.

Teachers who have executed the ELA components of the K-2 Portfolio project will meet to accomplish the following:

1. Scoring of all studentwork (please bring with you, and please bring enough copies of associated rubrics)

2. Task and rubric revision, in response to findings

3. The group will debrief the design experience as well as the execution process, and a summary, set offindings, and recommendations for next steps will be provided to the region.

5/27 - Part 3 Social Studies Implementation Outcomes (Repeat) - Instructor: Dana Serure

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Workshop Description/Objectives: This workshop is a continuation inlearning more about the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework throughthe inquiry lens. Participants need to have previously attended previousworkshops on the framework and field guide held earlier this school year orparticipated in in-district sessions. Participants will develop aninquiry using the Inquiry Design Model (IDM). If you already created orstarted to develop an inquiry, please bring a copy of the lesson and any otherpieces to share with the group (either hard copy or on Google Drive).

NOTE: Bring materials needed to create an inquiry lesson; texts,resources, etc. Bring grade-levelsection of Social Studies framework

5/27 - Response to Intervention: Re-Examining Your Framework - Instructor: Amy Bartell

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Response to Intervention has been in existence as a required framework in New York State since 2009. Join us to examine research, exemplary RTI plans, and your district’s current RTI plan for “freshening up”. It is recommended that district RTI design teams attend this workshop together.

Required Materials: Participants will need to bring the most current version of the district’s RTI plan for review.

5/29 - Test Prep Done Right: Supporting Students Through the NYS Regents Exams- Instructor Jennifer Borgioli (Consultant)

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Participants will engage in test preparation activities that support student learning by:

As a result of this program, participants will:

· Understand the role of test prep and metacognition in supporting students with the NYS Regents

· Be familiar with a variety of strategies for supporting struggling students or those with testing anxiety

· Investigate the impact that “stereotype threat” has on high school students and identify ways to address it

· Develop a specific, actionable plan for support students in the days and weeks leading up to the exams

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Graduate Your Learning To The Next Level

6/3 - Understanding Text Complexity - Instructor: Christine Barth

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This workshop is designed for educators who are interested in learning a method using a rubric to assess text complexity when making decisions on texts to use for assessments and student use. Educators will have achance to analyze texts for complexity using the rubric. This sets a framework for selectingappropriate texts to ensure that texts are not too easy nor too complex before putting them in the hands of students. Participants will have time to analyze texts and work towards creating an assessment (formative or summative) using that text.

Bring texts that you would like to analyze for assessment or classroom use.

6/8 - Empowering Writers in Pursuit of the Common Core Learning Standards (K-2) - Instructor: Angela Stockman (Consultant)

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Participants will use the Common Core Learning Standards as a starting point for exploration of the best practices in teaching and assessing writing. Participants in this workshop will:

· Learn to bundle standards together to create powerful writing experiences for learners.

· Explore protocols for adapting the NYS Curriculum Modules/Domains and other curriculumin order to enrich writing experiences

· Use what is learned to draft one potential adaptation, which will be submitted for peer review which will take place at the end of the assessment

6/9 & 6/10 - Understanding and Developing Performance Assessment (Non-Core Content Areas) - Instructor: Jonelle Rocke (Consultant)

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Participants will learn about the attributes of a performance assessment as part of a balanced and diversified assessments system, including:

· examining the attributes of a quality performance assessment in videos and print examples,

· exploring the role of standards and outcomes alignment in the assessment review, design and refinement process

· reviewing the attributes of explicit criteria including rubrics and checklists

Participants will be provided some time to begin the design of a standards based performance assessment for their course/content area.

This workshop is provided as part of the E2CCB Teaching is the Core Grant.

6/11 - Building an Environment of Accountable Talk and Purposeful Discourse - Instructors: Katy Berner-Wallen & Kelly Wetzler

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Talking with others about ideas and work is fundamental to learning. For classroom talk to promote learning it must be accountable. Accountable talkresponds to and develops what others in the group have to say. In this workshop teachers will learn how to facilitate students discussion that elaborates and builds upon ideas and each others contributions through the process of accountable talk. We will discuss and share models of classroom protocols that can both begin and promote powerful and meaningful conversations.

6/11 - Customizing Math Module Lessons - Instructor: Marley Smith

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This workshop will equip a teacher to make educated modifications to Module lessons in Mathematics. Participants will learn a process to make decisions to pare down the length of the lessons. Teachers will be mindful of the scaffolding employed in the lesson, the standards being addressed, and the needs of their learners. The target audience for this workshop is teachers of math in grades 3-8.

* NOTE: PLEASE BRING or have access to a copy of your current or upcoming Module with you to this workshop.

6/11 - Empowering Writers in Pursuit of the Common Core Learning Standards (3-8) - Instructor: Angela Stockman (Consultant)

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Participants will use the Common Core Learning Standards as a starting point for exploration of the best practices in teaching and assessing writing. Participants in this workshop will:

· Learn to bundle standards together to create powerful writing experiences for learners.

· Explore protocols for adapting the NYS Curriculum Modules/Domains and other curriculumin order to enrich writing experiences

· Use what is learned to draft one potential adaptation, which will be submitted for peer review which will take place at the end of the assessment

6/16 - Empowering Writers in Pursuit of the Common Core Learning Standards (9-12) - Instructor: Angela Stockman (Consultant)

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Participants will use the Common Core Learning Standards as a starting point for exploration of the best practices in teaching and assessing writing. Participants in this workshop will:

· Learn to bundle standards together to create powerful writing experiences for learners.

· Explore protocols for adapting the NYS Curriculum Modules/Domains and other curriculumin order to enrich writing experiences

· Use what is learned to draft one potential adaptation, which will be submitted for peer review which will take place at the end of the assessment

6/18 - K-2 Portfolio Project Overview - Instructor: Jennifer Borgioli (Consultant)

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The E2CCB region has developed a pilot K-2 Assessment Portfolio project for Math and ELA. As a part of the pilot phase, teachers have been collecting student samples around the tasks and will be revising them based upon what they learn.

As the piloting phase ends and revisions will be made to the assessment, use in classrooms is the next step of the development. In this workshop, participants will:

· Be familiar with the regionally-designed K-2 portfolio

· Explore ways to use the portfolio in their classrooms in 2015-2016

· Understand the role and importance of documentation in the K-2 classrooms

· Identify ways in which they can support students to tell their own stories about their learning through student-led conferences, additional portfolio tasks, and student-centered rubrics or checklists

6/30 - Algebra 2 Module 2 Overview - Instructor: Rebecca Farwell

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This workshop is designed to give teachers an overview of Module 2 so teachers can develop an understanding of the module by focusing on concept development and major themes and changes according to the CCSS. Module 2 builds on students’ previous work with functions from Algebra I, and with trigonometric ratios and circles from high school Geometry. The heart of the module is the study of precise definitions of sine and cosine (as well astangent and the co-functions) using transformational geometry from high school Geometry. This precision leads to a discussion of a mathematically natural unit of rotational measure, a radian, and students begin to build fluency with the values of the trigonometric functions in terms of radians. Students graph sinusoidal and other trigonometric functions, and use the graphs to help in modeling and discovering properties of trigonometric functions. The study ofthe properties culminates in the proof of the Pythagorean identity and other trigonometric identities. Participants in this workshop will be prepared to implement module 2 and to make appropriate instructional choices to meet theneeds of their students. Please bring a copy of module 2 to the workshop because there will be time for planning the implementation of this module. Teachers using another curriculum series may attend in order to see how the modules can support their program.

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