Hot Springs School District Using Faculty Meetings to Deepen CCSS Understanding Sheri Coleman Presenter 2013 Systems Change Conference
Hot Springs School District Corners Activity • Find the corner that best describes where you work and go there • Introduce yourself to each other
Hot Springs School District Corners Activity, cont. • Pair up with someone in your corner and talk about how you are implementing CCSS in your school/district • Talking points: • What is going well? • What are the challenges? • Are there any groups of teachers who feel “out of the loop”?
Hot Springs School District Shifts in CCSS ELA • Building Knowledge Through Content-Rich Nonfiction • Reading and Writing Grounded in Evidence • Regular Practice with Complex Texts and Academic Language MATH • Greater Focus on Fewer Topics • Linking Topics and Thinking Across Grades • Rigorous Pursuit of Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Skill, and Application
Hot Springs School District Vision of Empowerment We need educators who recognize that the success of all students depends on educators who share responsibility for their success. No teacher has the answers for every student's challenges. Students are best served when educators recognize the talents and expertise of colleagues, acknowledge their own strengths and areas for growth, and agree together to accept the responsibility for the learning for all students. ~Stephanie Hirsch
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