Sept. 5th: Prins, IFs, BLCs

Gettin' Blended

Seating Arrangement:

  • See the posters on the wall.
  • Find the table tents to locate your table.

Welcome & Celebrations

Learning Targets for Today

  • I can clearly understand the district’s direction for success using blended learning and RtI.
  • I can begin to plan for Oct. 2 ERPD with my PL team (IF, BLC, Prin).

RtI Overview

Great teams activity :


  1. Look at the 6 components of RtI. Click HERE.
  2. With your Leadership Team, identify on a sticky note one of your school's practices that supports each component. One sticky per component. Put your school's initials on your sticky notes.


CWT connections to Blended Learning

Blended Learning for Alliance School Transformation

Alliance Video

Link to video:

The Blending

Group Management Strategies for Sept. 5th

Click HERE to see today's Group Management Strategies

Station 1: Group Management

  • Learning target: I can identify and apply solutions for potential group management issues during a lesson.


  1. Review Domain 2 of the Blended Learning rubric. (photo provided --above, right)
  2. Access the Google doc link provided. Click HERE.
  3. With your team, discuss the barriers that are listed regarding group management, then list possible solutions to the barriers.
  4. Resources:

Station 2: Cohort Design

  • Learning Target: I can connect my classroom layout and my current instructional practices to my school’s blended learning design model.



  1. Look at your cohort's design model (linked below) to answer the following questions:

  • How many groups are in my design model?
  • If the model allows for whole group instruction, how much time is allotted in the model? How is this aligned to my current practice?
  • Think about your physical classroom space and set up. How will you move desks? Where could you lead a teacher group session? When you use devices, where could that station go? Would you need to secure an area near an electrical outlet? What else must you consider when physically creating the design structure in your classroom?
  • Now look at the colored dots on your model's design diagram. When considering students in your classroom, who might these dots and the different groups represent?

2. Now consider ways you can form groups in your classroom.

  • Visit the Google doc and the sites already listed on the doc regarding ways to group students.
  • Add other ways you've purposefully formed groups in the past.
  • Find at least one online resource that demonstrates ways to effectively group students.

Station 3: Differentiating Content

  • Learning target: I can understand how to differentiate the content of my core instruction.


Think about an upcoming skill or concept you will be teaching in the next few weeks and move through the 5 learning-centered questions. Record your answers to the 5 questions here or on the chart provided at your table.

1. What do students need to know?

Resource: I-SS Curriculum Guides

2. How will they learn it?

Resource: Marzano's High Yield Strategies

Differentiated Core Instruction

3. How will we know they've learned it?


Formative Questioning Strategies

i3 Pinterest Page-Formative Assessment

4. What will we do if they don't learn it?


5. What will we do if they already know it?

Framing question: For students who already know it, how can you utilize questions from Levels 4-6 to deepen students' understanding?

Resource: Question Stems

Connections & Expectations

Expectations & Next Steps:
  • BLCs submit ERPD agendas by Sept. 27 via Dropbox (Agenda drafts: 10.2.13 Agenda folder)
  • Collect feedback from staff by Oct. 11. Feedback link.



  1. You noted your strength at the beginning, now stand at the poster where you want your school’s focus to be.
  2. Sign your school's initials in the grid on the appropriate poster.

Feedback for Today

Please leave feedback on today's session via the Padlet link below.

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