February 2013 NTI: Overview and Agenda | EngageNY

February 2013 NTI: Overview and Agenda

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Network Team Institute Agenda

OVERVIEW OF MATH TRAINING

The Common Core, Inc. training for the February NTI for P-5 Mathematics will:

  • Explore and analyze the focus of Grade K—Module 5 and Grade 3—Module 5.
  • Examine the K–5 progressions documents with particular emphasis on Number and Operations—Fractions.
  • Explore how content knowledge directed by the progressions documents supports the implementation of coherence in the classroom. 
  • Deepen the study of rigor by examining its relationship to coherence using examples from Grade K—Module 5 and Grade 3—Module 5.

During the February NTI for P-5 Mathematics, Common Core, Inc. will provide the following sessions:

  • Module Focus
    • Grade K—Module 5
    • Grade 3—Module 5
  • Coherence:  Development of Fractions Across the Grades
  • Rigor Breakdown:  Conceptual Understanding in GK—M5 and G3—M5
  • Rigor Breakdown:  Fluency in GK—M5 and G3—M5
  • Rigor Breakdown:  Application in GK—M5 and G3—M5

Participants who attended the November NTI for P5 Mathematics will recognize the structure of these sessions and find a deeper emphasis on implementing rigor components that enhance coherence for students while bridging gaps in prerequisite knowledge.  The materials and examples provided during this NTI will be specific to the new modules.  These sessions are most appropriate for participants familiar with the content of previous NTI sessions on the 3 components of rigor and A Story of Units
Common Core, Inc. will provide the following materials:

  • Grade K—Module 5
  • Grade 3—Module 5
  • Turnkey materials

The NTI for P-5 Mathematics will also include sessions on the following:

  • LearnZillion
  • Math Assessment

OVERVIEW OF ELA TRAINING

The proposed NTI training for K-2 ELA will be focused on issues related to implementation of the CKLA New York Edition. The training will be most useful to participants interested in using the program (in full or adapting parts for their needs) in the coming school year. Although registration is not limited to those who have attended the previous trainings in August or November (where more basic ‘orientation’ to the philosophy and program were provided), it will be beneficial for all participants to have a general familiarity of the CKLA-NY program. As such, we recommend participants review/view the following resources, at a minimum, before attending the February training. In addition to these resources, the August and November NTI powerpoints are available on EngageNY and we recommend anyone who did not attend those sessions look at these.

  1. Overview of the Core Knowledge Arts Program - A brief overview of our program (relevant information begins on p. 4).
     
  2. Liben White Paper - On Merging the CCSS with Existing Literacy Practices – A paper written by Student Achievement Partners (one of the authors of the Common Core Standards) explicitly links our program to a vision of language arts instruction that embodies New York's vision/CCLS-aligned view of language arts instruction P-2. This paper makes the case that the CKLA program is essentially a concrete way to envision how a classroom/school would address the anchor standards of the Common Core in the early grades.
     
  3. Sample materials. By this summer, all materials for all aspects of the program are expected to be available online (on EngageNY.org) for free (although printing costs would exist if you end up using the materials hard copy). A sampling of the materials are currently available, however, and it is worthwhile to view these, if you haven’t already. There are two  strands of materials. The Listening and Learning strand (shared read aloud materials) and the Skills strand (to teach foundational skills).
     
    1. 9 of the 12 domains of the Listening and Learning materials are available on EngageNY (though some revisions are being made for next year) and are here:
    2. The Skills strand of materials is not yet available on Engage NY. There will be some sample student reader stories from K, 1, and 2 available. These do not reflect the full set of stories available but provide a sampling of various units. It will be summer before the full materials related to the Skills strand are available (to include a teacher’s guide, assessment and remediation guide, student workbooks, full readers).

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

February 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM: PRE-REGISTRATION (for those attending Grades 6-12 ELA/Math on days one and two)

February 4 – Grades 6-12 ELA/Math
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session in Courtyard

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM: DAY (lunch and dinner provided*)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: EVENING SESSION:

Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better
with Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, and Katie Yezzi
This session will provide participants an opportunity to learn about the new book by Lemov, et al. and reflect upon what it takes to effectively turn-key adult learning, provide meaningful coaching and feedback,
and grow in our practice – every day!

February 5 – Grades 6-12 ELA/Math
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM: DAY (lunch and dinner provided*)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: PRE-REGISTRATION (for those attending Grades P-5 ELA/Math on days three and four)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: EVENING SESSION:

NT Support Night
This session is designed for Network Teams and Network Team equivalents. It will be an evening devoted to the effective implementation of the principles of Practice Perfect as we continue to reflect on our role in the change process and the impact our work has on teachers, principals, and principal supervisors
in our district and BOCES.

February 6 – Grades P-5 ELA/Math
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session in Courtyard

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM: DAY (lunch and dinner provided*)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: EVENING SESSION:

Parent Connection Night
This session will be a learning and planning experience around the critical work of engaging parents. We will be working with several new parent-engagement tools and will be joined by Monique Darissaw-Akil and Kathleen Feeley, as well as several parents for a conversation regarding the critical and challenging work of engaging parents in the transformation demanded by the Common Core State Standards.

February 7 – Grades P-5 ELA/Math
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM: DAY (lunch provided*)

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