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ELAR Support Day #2, 11/16/15



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Here's what to expect today:

  • Check in: how are things? (re: lesson planning, the YAG, implementing the "whole cookie" strategy)
  • Break down and review of released STAAR & EOC tests
  • Resources Share
  • "Get Out of the Way" #notalkWC
  • Afternoon: Technology Integration Discussion & Planning Session
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Data Review: Asking Five Times Why

  • Review data (three week assessments, final exams, formative assessments, etc.)
  • Analyze where we are: why, why, why, why, why
  • Create a data driven plan from here

Recall: review logistics of building assessments in eduphoria here:

What Do You See in These Data?

STAAR Released Questions Sort

Released STAAR Questions Analysis & Sort:

  • REVIEW the questions from last year’s STAAR and EOC exams
  • Determine the type of THINKING required to answer each question.

  • SORT questions and CREATE CATEGORIES that indicate the thinking required to answer the question

Question: where do we go from here? How will your instructional practices and lesson plans shift to push students’ thinking?

See Region 10 Study Guides here

TEKS Resource System Updates

  • Resources: STAAR question stems
  • Coming Soon! STAAR question analysis

Resource: PBS NewsHour Extra

Use for informational text, make connections to teach the "whole cookie"

Resource: Lit2Go

Resource to locate published literature and obtain audio and pdf versions of texts.

ImageThink Notes

  • Visual Notetaking & Summarizing
  • Classroom Application Ideas?
  • Here are a few of our own!

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Getting Out of the Way:

Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

#notalkWC No Talk Whole Class

Read Alice Keeler's blog post and challenge regarding student centered classrooms here

The Future of Learning: Sugata Mitra

See the full 2013 TED Talk here

Additional clip regarding the hole in the wall here

Think About It:

"If your classroom was a movie, whose voice would be the main character?"

Tech Tools and Further Planning:


Student Video Creation (why it works: easy to use & acclimate, quick process [one class period])

  • Students create videos to explain a concept (literary device), visually depict vocabulary words, visually explain an analogy, create book trailers, make connections back to previous works studied
  • See student sample here
  • Pro tip: make sure the computers you're working with have updated flash players; be sure your students use your educator code to give them the free pro version.
  • BE SURE TO get the free educator account, sign up, THEN when you're signed in, click to apply for the free educator account.
  • OR steal Kile's code here: a4ekileb6aaf7

Poll Everywhere

Poll students (multiple choice, choose an image, free response, OR click an image) via texting from their phones or from their devices.

It's free, it's awesome, and it's interactive!

Recall: Tech Tools integration Training

Here's the link from a 3 hour presentation on Tech Tools for new teachers:

Check out StoryCorps

You guys should use these to listen to stories AND record your own!

Also check out #TheGreatListen 2015 and involve your students!

Through the Lens of a Scorer: EOC English Edition

Thursday, December 10th 3:30pm to 5:30pm; register here

Come see Kelly Gallagher!

February 15th, Distinguished Lecture:

June 29 & 30th, Summer Literacy Academy:

Save the Date: 1/19/16

Remember we'll be meeting again Tuesday, 1/19/16

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!