March 2015 NTI: Grades 9-12 ELA Turnkey Kit for Principals - Session Materials

NTI Participants

Session 1: Curriculum Development Workshop: Creating a Stable Foundation

Time: 45 minutes (Combined with Teachers)

Description: In this session, participants will learn how the following three approaches to curriculum development and instruction–Universal Design for Learning, Understanding by Design, and Differentiated Instruction–actually can be considered together as part of a powerful approach to designing instruction.

Session Materials: The materials for this session are available from the 9-12 ELA Teachers Turnkey Kit: Session 1


Session 2: Curriculum Development Workshop: Working with Your Texts: Developing Text Sets

Time: 90 minutes (Combined with Teachers)

Description: In this session, participants will learn how to design text sets for a unit or module around a central text to build knowledge and comprehension.  

Session Materials: The materials for this session are available from the 9-12 ELA Teachers Turnkey Kit: Session 2


Session 3: Leaders Critique Text Selection

Time: 165 minutes

Description: Principals will learn features of text complexity and practice critiquing text selections using the EngageNY modules and additional texts.

Session Materials: The materials for this session are available from the Downloadable Resources section below.


Session 4: Leaders Critique Curriculum

Description: The purpose of this session is for leaders to be able use the EQuiP rubric to review and provide feedback on teacher developed curriculum.

Session Materials: The materials for this session are available from the Downloadable Resources section below.

Downloadable Resources