EdCaliber & FUESD Present!

A Unique Professional Learning Opportunity, 1/12/16

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.


The morning session (8:30 - 12:00) is intended for educators outside of our District from both San Diego and Riverside Counties - 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. The afternoon training session with Ruth is in lieu of Principals Council on January 12.

Who Should Attend?

This session has been planned in lieu of PC, so all principals and EDSVC Directors should attend. In addition, each school may bring two additional participants. If you can provide coverage, and intervention is not affected, the assistant principal, instructional coach and STEM coaches are encouraged and invited to attend. Or, if you have a teacher(s) who would be able to support you in working with the rest of your staff, you may schedule a substitute for him or her in order to attend and charge to EDSVC. Please confirm who will attend from your school no later than Friday, January 8.

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 training will provide practical ideas to improve instruction in Reading, Writing, Research and Listening. The content picks up where many other sessions leave off - 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

You will leave with a deeper understanding of the evidence you should see 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 when you work with your own staff. Throughout the session Ruth will share how to best use the resources in the EdCaliber Curriculum Browser to support teachers in their planning.

Using SBAC ELA Results to Target and Improve Classroom Instruction

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 1-4:30pm

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

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

11:30 - 1:00 FUESD Principals attend Leadership Symposium Planning, Room 302


1:00 - 4:30 FUESD Training Session, Rooms 5 & 6

PLEASE CONFIRM WHO WILL ATTEND IN ADDITION TO YOU BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 8.