Kansas City Kansas Language Arts District Inservice August 10th, 2011 Professional Development
Today’s Objective Teachers will understand the framework for professional development concerning writing, reading, technology, and professional learning communities
Work from last yearReading Standards Chunked (ACT, STATE, COMMON CORE) Middle School 35 standards to 13 High School 27 standards to 13
Work from Last Year Writing Common Core Standards Middle School: 28 standards to 9 High School: 29 standards to 9
Work from Last Year Language • 3 Common Core Language Standards
Overall Middle School: Reduced by 60% 2010-11: 63 standards 2011-12 25 standards High School: Reduced by 55% 2010-11: 56 standards 2011-12: 25 standards
Objectives for the 2011-2012 School Year • There will be four objectives that we will focus on for the entire year. BIG PICTURE
Objectives for 2011-2012 School Year Objective 1: Teachers and teacher leaders will model, implement, and reflect on what research says are best practices for teaching writing.
Objectives for the 2011-2012 School Year Objective 2 Teachers and teacher leaders will model, implement, and reflect on how to integrate writing, reading, discussing, thinking, and creating within the classroom.
Objectives for the the 2011-2012 School Year Objective 3 Teachers and Teacher Leaders will model, implement, and reflect on how to create effective and affirming feedback for students in the writing process.
Objectives for the 2011-2012 School Year Objective 4 Teachers and Teacher Leaders will study how to use Professional Learning Communities to support the above objectives.
COMMON THREAD WRITING
We are still aligned to the 5 step process Step 1 Measurable Achievement Goals/Indicators of Success Refinement work from last year Step 5 Data Review Actions Planning for Learning Step 2 Implement Standards-based GVC Professional Development & Professional Learning Communities Objective 4 Use of PLC to support writing Objective 2 Reading writing thinking Creating process Step 4 Common Assessments Checkpoint Assessments Step 3 Fill the gap Resources Instructional Strategies Objective 3 Create effective and affirming feedback Objective I: Study best practice
How are we going to achieve these objectives? Workshop based model Teachers presenting to teachers Teachers studying with teachers • Each session you will walk away having at least experienced : • a model • a strategy to utilize • research supporting and explaining strategies • a chance to reflect
How are we going to achieve these objectives? • Provide Professional Learning Community time across buildings to reflect, brainstorm and create. This will happen each 3 hour inservice Aug. 10th Oct. 19th Jan. 4th March 9th
Our Language Arts sources http://kckliteracycurriculum.wikispaces.com OR http://sbiweb.kckps.org:2388/common/default.asp (COMPASS)
KCA to ACT transition Grades 6 and 7: MAP Grade 8: ACT Explore Grade 10: ACT PLAN Grade 11: ACT (with great opportunity come great learning) Opportunity for questions on needs assessment See your TL for some talking points
Agenda for the Day • Big Picture. • Study writing research III. Structured PLC time • Reflection with PLC or Grade Level teams • Needs assessment and feedback
Transitions • Random Groups:8:40-10:00 Please look at your room number given to you and report to that room for writing discussion. If you don’t have a number please come up here and see me. Grade Level PLCs 10:10-10:55 • Go to your grade level taught. If you teach more than one please look at the signs outside the auditorium or ask one of your presenters.