Community Learning Network 7

Spotlight on Math, Science, Literacy & Special Education

YOU ARE APPRECIATED!

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End of Year Reflection

May is here, which means many people are winding down this school year and reflecting on changes for next year. Need some inspiration for reflection?


MATH MESSAGES

Recommended Math Resources

Earlier in the school year, principals and lead teachers in CLN 7 were introduced to the following unpacked standards tool. Several of our schools have purchased this resource for teachers. If you are looking for a one-stop guide for teaching, planning, assessing, collaborating, and designing powerful mathematics lessons, this tool is for you.


It clearly lays out:


  • The mathematics embedded in each standard for a deeper understanding of the content
  • Examples of what effective teaching and learning look like in the classroom
  • Standards connections within each domain so teachers can better appreciate how they relate
  • Priorities within clusters so teachers know where to focus their time
  • The three components of rigor: conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and applications
  • Vocabulary and suggested materials for each grade-level band with explicit connections to the standards
  • Common student misconceptions around key mathematical ideas with ways to address them


Click on the links below for more information.

NCTM Eastern Shore Mini-Conference

Saturday, May 14th, 8:30am-12pm

Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Queenstown, MD, United States

Queenstown, MD

To register please contact:

jbrizendine@gmail.com

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SY 2015-2016 Math Pacing Snapshot

All Unit & Topic assessments should be administered on the last date in each Unit or Topic window.

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SCIENCE SCOOP

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Literacy Lowdown

MSDE Literacy Lead Meeting

Thursday, May 12th, 8:30am-12:30pm

900 Woodbourne Avenue

Baltimore, MD

Recommended ELA Resources

EOY Amplify Testing Reminder

This is a reminder that the EOY Amplify testing window opens Monday, May 9th. The testing window runs from Monday, May 9th through Friday, May 27th.


Please work with teachers to create a schedule for testing. It is highly recommended that teachers plan to assess approximately 2-3 students per day (depending on classroom size) during small group instruction time. Testing schedules should be collected and monitored every couple of days to determine any extra supports needed or adjustments that should be made. We are striving for 100% completion by the close of the testing window J


The Assessment Team will complete an all-in-one replace on 5/4 and 5/26 which will update class rosters. You should expect fresh rosters the following days (5/5 and 5/27). Any students who transfer to another school in our district during the testing window will be removed from your roster during the refresh on 5/26.

Special Education Corner

INTERVENTION INVENTORY

  1. SPIRE placement testing ill continue after PARCC testing (for applicable schools). Schools will also have an opportunity to complete placement testing next year to identify needed intervention materials.
  2. M. Muthui continues to work to compete Intervention Inventory for all CLN-7 schools. If you need documents to support ordering considerations for intervention, please contact Ms. Muthui,

CASE MANAGEMENT REMINDERS

PLAAFP: Current student data from multiple sources should be included in PLAAFP section of the IEP. Sample data sources include: PARCC, I-Ready, Amplify, Unit Assessments, WJ-IV, etc. Please contact Lara Huffman, Education Specialist, with any questions.

KUDOS TO THE FOLLOWING TEACHERS

FOR ATTENDING THE EPS-SPIRE TRAINING HELD ON APRIL 19:

Limbert Ocariza (#4), Jorge Moreno (#4), Nina McQueen (#60), Durieka Campbell (#95), Mila Aguas (#150), Rosario Mahinay (#150)

Special Educator AU Course Opportunities

"Teaching Math in Multiple Grade Level Service Delivery Models" (1 AU credit)

Summer Course Dates: June 22, 2016 - June 23, 2016

Course Description: Special Educators (resource and/or self-contained) will participate in DDIT professional development and activities in order to develop and implement collaborative lessons, modified instruction, and interventions. Teachers will implement a modified math instructional model that will address multiple grade level service delivery models and specialized instruction in order to guide small group instruction and intervention centers that will maximize the limited teacher directed instructional time. Teachers will be able to collaboratively develop effective instructional strategies by utilizing District Assessments to reflect and adjust in alignment with the District Instructional Framework.

*Must Register through PGS*

"Teaching Literacy in Multiple Grade Level Service Delivery Models" (1 AU credit)

Summer Course Dates: July 11, 2016 - July 12, 2016

Course Description: Special Educators (resource and/or self-contained) will participate in DDIT professional development and activities in order to develop and implement collaborative lessons, modified instruction, and district interventions. Teachers will institute a modified Literacy instructional model. This model encompasses the Literacy Lesson Sets that will address multiple grade level service delivery models and specialized instruction; in order to guide small group instruction and intervention centers that will maximize the limited teacher directed instructional time. Teachers will be able to collaboratively develop effective instructional strategies by utilizing District Assessments and research based interventions. This will allow for reflection and adjustments to ensure alignment with the District Instructional Framework.

*Must Register through PGS*

Web 2.0 Assessment Tools

Socrative

Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners.

Kahoot!

Create a fun learning game in minutes (we call these ‘kahoots’), made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!

  • Fun learning games created in minutes or chose from millions ready to play or adapt.
  • Works on any device with an Internet connection.
  • Zero setup time, no player accounts required and one-click gameplay.
  • Connect and play in realtime with others in 180+ countries.
  • Fosters social learning and deepens pedagogical impact.
  • It’s free to create and play – and always will be!

Click here for more information. A PDF with that information can be obtained through this link.

MSDE PD OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER ONLINE COURSES

Summer online courses are now open for registration! Registration will run until May 25th. Please share the attached catalog with your contacts.


To register: https://msde.gosignmeup.com

Summer of EdCamps!

For more information CLICK HERE!
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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!