December 2014 NTI: Overview and Agenda

NTI Session

Network Team Institute Materials

Agendas - Schedule of sessions for each day

LATE CANCELLATION: Kristin Luconte's presentation originally scheduled for December 11 been canceled. However, it has been rescheduled and will be presented at the March 2015 NTI.


OVERVIEW OF TRAINING

December 9-12, 2014

The December Network Team Institute training will be held December 9-12, 2014 at the Cultural Education Center at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, New York.

Session Overview: 
Tuesday, 12/9 and Wednesday, 12/10:

  • 6-12 Math (Common Core, Inc.)
  • 9-12 ELA (Public Consulting Group)

Thursday, 12/11 and Friday, 12/12:

  • K-5 Math (Common Core, Inc.)
  • 3-8 ELA (Expeditionary Learning)

Content Details:
The December 2014 Network Team Institute (NTI) is a differentiated professional development training for regional, district, and classroom educators from across the state held at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY on December 9-12. The December Institute builds upon the work from October and includes learning experiences that:

  • Assist teachers and coaches to identify, practice, and use best instructional moves and scaffolds for chosen common core standards.
  • Address the needs of principals and other administrators who supervise teachers to identify, coach, and provide feedback to support best instructional moves and scaffolds for chosen common core standards.
  • Continue to target components of the Curriculum and Instruction and Feedback categories of the 2014-2015 New York State Metrics & Expectations for teachers, principals, and Network Teams.

 An overview of December NTI sessions can be found in the table below.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

ELA Institute Options and Objectives

 

Teachers/Coaches

Principals/Administrators

December 9 & 10:

9-12 ELA

 

Options:

  • 9-12 ELA Teacher/Coach
  • 9-12 ELA Principal/ Administrator

*Principal/Administrator is for those with supervisory responsibilities

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for teachers and coaches to learn how to adapt, enhance, and build CCSS aligned curriculum. By the end of the institute, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and plan to implement effective discussion practices.
  • Scaffold speaking and listening instruction for students with disabilities.
  • Identify the primary design considerations when creating curriculum from scratch.

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for principals and administrators to learn how to observe for and coach teachers to adapt, enhance, and build CCSS aligned curriculum. At the end of  the institute, principals and administrators will be able to:

  • Identify effective discussions and provide focused feedback to help teachers improve speaking and listening instruction.
  • Identify effective speaking and listening scaffolds for students with disabilities.
  • Identify the primary design considerations when creating curriculum from scratch.
  • Provide focused feedback to help teachers improve their instruction.

December 11 & 12:

3-8 ELA

 

Options:

  • 3-5 ELA Teacher/Coach
  • 6-8 ELA Teacher/Coach
  • 3-8 ELA Principal/ Administrator

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for teachers and coaches to learn how to:

  • Use classroom-based data to determine students’ needs in relation to meeting specific standards.
  • Analyze how well a “case study classroom” is doing meeting the Common Core writing Standards.
  • Analyze how well curriculum implementation has been aligned to students’ needs, and practice planning supplemental and intervention lessons based on specific writing and language standards.  

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for principals and administrators to learn how to:

  • Learn how to implement the foundations necessary to support effective data inquiry teams who analyze module assessments.
  • Learn how to leverage current structures to promote an inquiry disposition with staff and students. 

 

Math Institute Options and Objectives

 

Teachers/Coaches

Principals/Administrators

December 9 & 10:

6-12 Math

Options:

  • 6-9 Math Teacher/Coach
  • Geometry Teacher/Coach
  • Alg 2 Teacher/Coach
  • PreCalc Teacher/Coach
  • 6-12 Math Principal/ Administrator 

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for teachers and coaches to learn how to:

6-9:  

Learn to adapt lessons from A Story of Ratios or Functions in order to:

  • Customize lessons in a variety of ways in order to meet the needs of their students.
  • Use the teaching sequences of the curriculum and thereby grow in pedagogical content knowledge and skill to assist with bridging gaps in student mathematical knowledge.
  • Analyze student work, and then work in grade-level groups to analyze students’ errors and develop a teaching sequence for intervention.  
  • Identify specific gaps in student knowledge, develop questions (short term sequence) to quickly address superficial misunderstanding, and craft a teaching sequence for extended intervention if needed.  

10-12:

Learn the development of mathematical concepts within specified modules by examining them in depth.  

  • Geometry Module 4
  • Algebra II Module 3
  • Precalculus and Advanced Topics Module 2

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for principals and administrators to prepare to lead the crafting of teaching sequences for extended interventions by:

  • Analyzing student work, then work in grade-level groups to analyze students’ errors and develop a teaching sequence for intervention.  
  • Discussing leadership necessary to support the instructional shifts and provide opportunities to share best practices for implementation.

December 11 & 12:

K-5 Math

 

Options:

  • K-2 Math Teacher/Coach
  • 3-5 Math Teacher/Coach
  • K-5 Math Principal/ Administrator

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for teachers and coaches to:

K-2:

  • Learn the foundations to fraction operations by examining the foundations to fractions in the K-2 operations and algebra standards, geometry standards, and measurement standards within A Story of Units grades K-2.

3-5:

  • Extend previous understandings of whole number operations and the unit fraction to fraction operations by extending K-2 understanding of addition and subtraction and Grade 3's understanding of the unit fraction to Grade 4 and 5's addition and subtraction of fractions.  

All:         

  • Customize lessons in A Story of Units in order to:
  • Customize lessons in a variety of ways in order to meet the needs of their students.
  • Use the teaching sequences of the curriculum and thereby grow in pedagogical content knowledge and skill to assist with bridging gaps in student mathematical knowledge.

The purpose of this Network Team Institute is for principals and administrators to prepare to lead the crafting of teaching sequences for extended interventions by:

  • Examining the foundations to fractions in the K-2 operations and algebra standards, geometry standards, and measurement standards and extending K-2 understanding of addition and subtraction and Grade 3's understanding of the unit fraction to Grade 4 and 5's addition and subtraction of fractions.  
  • Learning and practice a protocol to support adaptation of lessons from A Story of Units.
  • Discussing leadership necessary to support the instructional shifts and provide opportunities to share best practices for implementation.

Registration Timeframe:
The Priority Registration Period will begin at 12:00 pm on November 5, 2014.  During this time, registration is by invitation only.  District and BOCES Contacts will receive the registration link and access code via e-mail shortly before this time.  At the end of the Priority Registration Period, any unused invitations will expire.  At 12:00 pm on November 12, if spots remain, the Extended Registration Period will begin and contacts are invited to register additional participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  When all sessions have reached capacity, December NTI registration will close.

Important Registration Dates

What is happening:

November 5, 2014
12:00 pm

Priority Registration Period begins.

November 7, 2014
3:00 pm

Priority Registration Period ends.  Invitations expire.

November 12, 2014
12:00 pm

Extended Registration Period begins.

November 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm 
(or when capacity is met)

Extended Registration Period ends.

December 1, 2014
3:00 pm

Registration Fee Due and
Cancellation Deadline

 

Registration Fee & Payment:  
REGISTRATION FEES ARE ACCEPTED BY CHECK ONLY.  Checks are due to NYSED by December 1, 2014 and must be made payable to: Regents Research FundNo purchase orders or credit cards will be accepted for this event.  Please be advised that no federal ARRA (Race to the Top) funds may be used to pay the registration fee as it will be applied towards the cost of food.  The registration fee to attend two days is $78.  The registration fee to attend all four days is $156.

Registration Fee Chart

Tuesday

 12/9

Wednesday

 12/10

Thursday

12/11

Friday

12/12

Meals Included

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast and Lunch

Registration Fee

$78 two day registration fee

(Tuesday/Wednesday only)

$78 two day registration fee

(Thursday/Friday only)

$156 four day registration fee

 

Hotel Accommodations:

On the registration form, registrants are given the option to request single or double occupancy overnight accommodations.  NYSED will pay for double occupancy hotel accommodations in accordance with established per diem State rates.  In order to be eligible, registrants must select a roommate who is registered for the December 2014 NTI and staying for the same nights.  If this information matches, NYSED will reserve a double occupancy room at a nearby hotel.  Details of the reservation will be emailed to the participant by the end of November.  Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from hotels where NYSED has made double occupancy reservations. 

Room charges for single occupancy hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.  Participants who request a single occupancy room will be able to choose from a list of suggested hotels to make their reservation.  Please be aware that NYSED does not make single occupancy room reservations.

If you have questions about the December training, please contact us at NTINSTITUTE@nysed.gov.

Travel Reimbursement:
Network Team Institute participants may request reimbursement from NYSED for travel expenses.  To learn more, go here: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/ntinstitute/reimbursement.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for submitting reimbursement forms for the December 9-12, 2014 training is January 16, 2014.


MATERIALS AND INSTITUTE PREPARATION:

  • Materials for this Institute will be posted here as they are received from the Institute presenters. Participants are encouraged to download materials to a laptop computer or tablet prior to the training. Be aware that individual power sources are not available at this venue. Therefore, if participants have the option to choose between a laptop computer and a tablet, we highly recommend that they bring the device with the longer battery life. Additionally, please note that Wi-Fi access and cell phone service vary throughout the building.
  • Meals will not be paid for with Race to the Top funds.

Downloadable Resources