ELA Common Core Training

Deer Valley Unified School District

Academic Excellence Through Rigor and Relevance

Get ready for a mentally stimulating workshop with your colleagues from around the district. In our last trainer of trainers session for the 2012/2013 school year, we will focus on short cycles of learning and assessment. During this session you will have the opportunity to experience PARCC prototype test items and develop lessons that support the common core and data driven instruction.

ELA Training III

Friday, Jan. 11th 2013 at 8am-3:30pm

20402 N 15th Ave

Phoenix, AZ

DVUSD District Office
Arrive with a fully charged laptop and power-cord. Remember to provide your own snacks and refreshments


8:00-11:45 Trainer of Trainer (meet in subject area)
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:30 Review & Resources
1:30-3:30 Group Planning (meet in school groups)

Pre Workshop Assignment

  1. Explore the EBSCO site and find 3 related articles you might integrate into a unit you are preparing to teach.
  2. Bookmark and or print out the articles (bring to our next training).
  3. Come prepared to share the articles you located and explain how you might use them to support an upcoming unit. Please be willing to share out your experience(s) in using EBSCO too.

Background Information:

The EBSCO link takes you to a collection of databases that can be used for research. Each data base is unique; some databases have more of a content focus and others differentiate by lexile level or for locating age appropriate content.

  • EBSCO website - http://www.mbcurl.me/2SD4
  • EBSCO Usernames and Passwords - http://www.mbcurl.me/2SD0 (you only need this if you have never logged in on the computer you are using)
  • You can create a personal account within the Databases. This allows you to save your searches.
  • View this tutorial to enhance your search strategies, specifically with the EBSCOhost Reseach Databases – Click Here