Carter Chronicle

The week of October 5-9

Carter Mantra

"Every Scholar, Every Day, NO EXCUSES!"

Carter Coalition Mission

The Carter Coalition is committed to working collaboratively in leading the transformation needed for continuous academic success and equity for ALL scholars. We will work with parents and stakeholders to foster productive relationships to ensure ALL scholars are college and career ready!

THE TIME IS NOW......LEAVE YOUR MARK!

Carter Coaliton Leverage Points

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Using Student Performance Data To Create Personalized Learning: Putting Theory Into Practice

By Jessica Peckham

By using data, teachers can analyze “the numbers” in order to tailor instruction to meet individual needs.

Teachers today are being asked to focus on data-driven instruction and using analytics to inform their teaching and planning. But what, exactly, do these terms mean, and how can classroom teachers effectively use data to impact student learning?

Simply put, data-driven instruction is “instruction that is guided by, and responsive to, information (data) we have about our students… usually obtained through tests…and teacher observations” (excerpt from Dr. Joseph K. Torgesen’s power point from the 2006 Principal’s Leadership Conference)


By using data, teachers can analyze “the numbers” in order to tailor instruction to meet individual needs. Typically, this data comes from standardized tests (such as state testing, IQ tests, etc.), attendance data, district-wide assessments, discipline data, and more. But in a class of 20-plus students with one teacher, how can this realistically work? Below are a few suggestions for teachers who want to transition into a more personalized instructional approach:


Student/Teacher Conferencing
If you can develop a routine that frees you up to host individual conferences with students, this provides you with the perfect time to individualize your delivery to meet a child’s needs. In English Language Arts, for example, teachers may wish to conference with students during writing time or independent reading: conferencing one-on-one during these times makes sense, as the other students are engaged in a meaningful activity (instead of mere busywork). Conferencing allows you to touch base with students and tailor your conversations in a way that targets each child’s unique needs.

TEI

Be sure to read the TEI NEWS emails that come from DISDNEWS each week.

October 15

  • Compensation adjusted upward for select teachers based on 2014-2015 results

November 5

  • 1st DTR Application Deadline

December 15

  • SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted (one semester course only)


TEI EXPERT MEETING FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

All location meetings will be at Henderson ES

Tuesday, October 6th 4:45-5:45p.m

Tuesday, November 10th 4:45-5:45p.m

Tuesday, January 12th 4:45-5:45p.m

Tuesday, February 23rd 4:45-5:45p.m

Tuesday, March 22nd 4:45-5:45p.m

Tuesday, May 17th 4"45-5:45p.m

ACP FALL FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Please encourage your teachers to attend the ACP viewings being offered. Elementary viewings will be held at Adamson HS and secondary will be at the Buckner Building.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


https://assessment.dallasisd.org/teachers/ACPViewing

NEWS YOU CAN USE:

October is Fire Prevention Month!

OCTOBER:

1st-Teacher FINAL SLO and PDP plans due in SchoolNet

1st-Final class size extracts made in Chancory TODAY regarding leveling

1st-REVISED Campus Action Plan and CNA due to ED

2nd-1st six weeks ends

5th-2nd Six weeks ends

5th-Class Dyslexia Logs due

9th-Elementary Fair day

12th-Exception Report work session-Martin Weiss@ 10:30-ALL FEEDER PRICIPALS

16th-Secondary Fair day

16th- PBMAS reports distributed

21st- DISD intervention staging determined

28th-Carter Feeder PD @ Patton-Gretchen Barnabi

30th- PEIMS snapshot date

31TH-EMPLOYEE COMPLIANCE VIDEOS DUE TODAY!


NOVEMBER:

7th-CARTER SUPER SATURDAY-All Campus Principal's attend Parent Super Saturday (9-12pm)@ Carter High School for Feeder


JANUARY:

15th- deadline to report snapshot in US schools data

A Job Well Done..........................................

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.........

As we enter the new six weeks grading period, we will be focusing on your common assessment data, looking for areas of improvement as well as places where intervention is needed.


Today, was the first official CIC collaborative meeting held with the new AF's. CIC's were exposed to creating the official new 'data wall' for the Carter Coalition. The rationale behind a consistent 'data wall' is simply to have a consistent way to read and capture data regardless of what campus the AF's, principals, or myself visit when on Carter Coalition campus. This will be an easy method to ensure that we ALL know one system vs. 11 different systems.


I am excited to visit Carter campuses in the upcoming weeks to view all the data walls.


The key to improving our instruction is to allow our data to drive our instruction. For that reason, ensure that you and your administrative team hold data meetings next week in regards to your interim assessments given this past week. Capturing the gaps you identify in your data, will ensure that you are aware of where you need to begin the reteach using RTI to ensure students are being moved up academically.


Thank you for all of your dedication and commitment the first six weeks. Let's make the 2nd six weeks even stronger than the first. Remember the key is 'Good First Instruction'!



Ms. Torres

A MESSAGE FROM OUR ACADEMIC FACILITATORS

Carter Feeder PD opportunities coming up:

3-5 MATH and K-2 ELAR

When: Wednesday, October 14 from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: STEAM at Hulcy Middle School

Who:

  • K-2 English Teachers – “Make-and-Take Balanced Literacy Schedules”

  • 3-5 Math Teachers – “Unpacking Standards & Make-and-Take Anchor Charts”

K-2 MATH and 3-5 ELAR

When: Wednesday, October 21 from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: To be determined

Who:

  • K-2 Math Teachers – “Unpacking Standards & Numerical Fluency”

  • 3-5 English Teachers – “Guided Reading to Master Rigorous Objectives”

WRITING

When: Wednesday, October 28 from 8:00 to 4:30

Where: Patton Learning Center

Who: ELAR CIC and 1 writing teacher

Patton is graciously hosting the wonderful Gretchen Bernabie to hold a focused day of writing instruction professional learning. Please invite your ELAR coach and 1 writing teacher to attend this excellent opportunity. Thank you, Patton Administration!

TESTING AT A GLANCE

OCTOBER

14--PSAT (Grade 10)


DECEMBER

Dec-Jan--Written Compositions (K-12)

7--STAAR EOC English 1 (9-12)

9--STAAR EOC English II (9-12)

7-11--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

10-18--ACP (K-5)

15-18--ACP (6-12)


JANUARY

6-27--Isaton's ISIP Assessment MOY (K-2)


MARCH

2--SAT (Grade 11)

7-April 6--TELPAS (K-12)

29--STAAR EOC English I (9-12)

29--STAAR Writing Day 1 (Grades 4 & 7)

29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

30--STAAR Writing Day 2 (Grades 4 & 7)

30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8)

31-STAAR EOC English II


APRIL

4-15--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3-8 & EOC)

4-8--ES & HS Art Performance ACP (Grades 5, 9-12)

12-15--Student Survey Window (Grades 3-12)

12-22--ITBS/LOGRAMOS Window (K-2)

18-19--ES Gym ACP (Grade 4)

18-29--Secondary Band Performance ACP (Grades 6-12)

20-21-ES Music Performance ACP (Grade 3)


MAY

9-24--Middle School Gym Performance ACP (Grades 6-8)

16-19--Middle School Art Performance ACP (Grade 7)

2-6--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

9--STAAR Math (Grades 3,4,6,7)

9--STAAR Math Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

10--STAAR Reading (Grades 3,4,6,7)

10--STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

11--STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8)

12--STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

2-27--Istation's ISIP Assessment EOY (K-2)

18-26--ACP (Grades 3-5)

27-June 2--ACP (Grades 6-12)

DISD CORE BELIEFS:

  • Improve student achievement
  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance
  • There is no excuse for poor quality teaching
  • At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students
  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence

Remember to view links below

EMPLOYEE COMPLIANCE VIDEOS DUE ON OCTOBER 31