July 2013 NTI: Overview and Agenda | EngageNY

July 2013 NTI: Overview and Agenda

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July 2013 Network Team Institute Agenda

The July 2013 Network Team Institute (NTI) is a differentiated professional development training for Network Teams, Network Team Equivalents, Network Team-selected ambassadors, and for the first time, 500 principals from across the state held in the Albany area on July 8-12. The July Institute includes learning experiences that:

  • further develop ELA and Math instructional Shifts demanded by the Common Core State Standards;
  • work with the content associated with the Common Core State Standards;
  • provide experiences that dig deeply into shared curricular resources developed by NYSED;
  • assist Network Teams, principals, and district personnel with a full day on topics to help participants lead the integration of APPR and Common Core;
  • provide tools and guidance around change management, strategic planning, and capacity building of adults as learners.
  • in many cases, allow principals to experience learning in both ELA & Mathematics

Ambassador Selection

Beginning in July, we will also be asking for an expanded role of our ambassadors.   As ambassadors are invited for July 2013 and the 2013-14 school year, please consider who fills these critical roles for your region.  It is our expectation that all teacher and principal ambassadors take responsibility for working with other teachers-as well as school and district leaders - to broaden the impact of NTI.  By participating in NTI, teacher and principal ambassadors have access to 1st hand professional development and comprehensive training in the use of the latest tools and curricular resource.  By deliberately and thoughtfully sharing (and possibly even duplicating) NTI learning experiences, these lead learners can help our initiative impact more and more students.

In July, attending teacher ambassadors should expect to attend either Monday-Tuesday OR Thursday-Friday for their choice of Curriculum sessions. Principal ambassadors should plan to attend 3 days(either Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday).

A Call for Principal Participation

In response to strong and consistent feedback from the field, NTI will now be offering differentiated learning experiences for principals and principal supervisors.  No longer will principals be learning alongside teachers; while teachers and principal learning needs were similar a year ago, they are becoming more and more divergent as the Regents Reform Agenda implementation continues.

Moving forward (beginning July 2013), principal ambassadors and principal supervisors who choose to participate will attend parallel sessions focused on building their capacity to establish and maintain systems to support high quality, rigorous, and deeply aligned implementation , we are differentiating the entire institute to provide principals with the tools they need to integrate implementation of APPR, Common Core, and Data Driven Instruction with fidelity.  As such, we are seeking a dramatic increase in principal participation.  Please reach out to principals in your district/region to participate in the July 2013 Network Team Institute. 

Attending principals are welcome to participate for all 5 days if they decide it is appropriate.

 A Call for Superintendent Participation

In addition to principal participation, we are also seeking to increase superintendent participation on July 10 so they can better support their principals with integrating implementation of APPR and Common Core with fidelity.  The activities and learning experiences on that day will be focused on district wide implementation of the Regents Reform Agenda.  Superintendents will have an opportunity to engage with each other, NYSED staff, and professional developers around high quality implementation of Common Core, APPR, and Data Driven Instruction.  Please reach out to superintendents in your district/region to encourage them to participate in trainings provided on July 10 at this summer’s Network Team Institute. 

The structure is below.  The breakdown for intended audience is in the chart that follows. 

Information about the July Network Team Institute 

Day

Content Covered

July 8 & 9

Curriculum Session 1
Day

  • Option 1: K-2 ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation
  • Option 2: 9-12 ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation
  • Option 3: P-5 Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation

Evening

  • Monday: Metrics and change management: Establishing a culture of evidence and support
  • Tuesday: Supporting the work in the metrics through the tools in Workbook 2.0

July 10

APPR/Common Core Integration Session: Participants will pre-register for sessions and choose from the following:

  • Getting Smarter on Student Growth Measures: What’s New and How to Communicate it
  • Opening the Black Box in 3-8 2013 Common Core Assessments: The Standard Setting Process
  • Innovative Systemic Approaches to Educating ELLs/Bilingual Learners
  • Adapt or Adopt in Math: Support for Districts & Schools on Curriculum Decision Making
  • Adapt or Adopt in ELA: Support for Districts & Schools on Curriculum Decision Making
  • Feedback: Providing Common-Core Aligned Feedback in a Culture of Teacher Development
  • Make your Own Institute: Support for School & District PD Design and Implementation & Unpacking Engage PD kits
  • Supporting Parents through the Change: Answering tough questions, engaging for partnership
  • Know what they Know: School and District Leadership for Data Driven Instruction in a Common Core Context
  • Managing APPR: Communications Training for Sups and Principals

July 11 & 12

Curriculum Session 2

Day

  • Option 1: 3-8 ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation
  • Option 2: 6-12 Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation

Evening

  • Thursday: Metrics and change management: Establishing a culture of evidence and support

Intended Audience (by day)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Network Teams

         

Superintendents

Optional

Optional

 

Optional

Optional

District Personnel

Optional

Optional

 

Optional

Optional

Chiefs (Larger Districts)
(Principal Supervisors)

Optional

Optional

 

Optional

Optional

Principals

         

Coaches

   

not intended

   

Teachers

   

not intended

   

Curriculum Sessions

Below you will find more detail about the activities and take-home materials participants can expect within each Curriculum Session option:

July 8-9

K-2 ELA: Core Knowledge ELA NYS Curriculum Implementation and Pilot
Site: The Express
Also intended for individuals in the pilot program

  • This two-day orientation to the Skills strand of the Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) program is the second-part of the curricular kick-off training (the first part covered the Listening and Learning strand and was delivered in the May NTI.)
  • This training is designed to support teachers and administrators who plan on implementing the Skills strand of CKLA in the coming school year. The focus is on having participants understand and use  the materials, curricular lesson types, and  support tools critical to high-quality implementation (including  tools for assessment, placement, grouping, and monitoring of students).
  • Throughout the training, we will integrate a focus on the role of instructional leadership and tools available to support administrators or other designated instructional leaders in supporting classroom implementation. Finally, a stand-alone session will be provided to support schools in making home-to school connections about CKLA, including a turnkey presentation for a back-to-school night, answers to key frequently asked questions, and a highlight of embedded curricular materials to support connections between the home and classroom.
  • Curriculum materials will be disseminated by adopting districts. 

9-12 ELA: Public Consulting Group (PCG) ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation
Site: TBA

  • This NTI will focus on supporting teachers and educational leaders to implement CCSS curriculum at the classroom and school level.  Training will include how to use embedded CCSS classroom-based assessments to measure student learning and plan instruction, how to create sequences of text dependent questions that support students to access complex text, and how to avoid common mistakes when teaching the standards.
  • Instructional leaders will build their capacity to lead and support the implementation of CCSS curriculum.  Leaders will learn how to think about CCSS implementation across multiple dimensions. Participants will consider how to systematize classroom-based CCSS assessments.  They will learn the types of observable instructional moves and behaviors associated with CCSS aligned instruction and what it takes to supervise and support teachers to do this in the classroom.   This session will include the opportunity to plan a professional development scope and sequence that works with existing school or district structures and supports faculty members to do this work.
  • Curriculum training for teachers will be differentiated based on participants past NTI attendance.  All teachers will learn the content of new CCSS instructional units which is a new Evidence Based Claims series with a focus on literature.  In addition, first time NTI attendees will learn the content, structure, and purpose of CCSS aligned instructional units that can be adapted to a wide variety of curriculum.  Veteran NTI attendees will learn how CCSS curriculum units can be combined and integrated into existing curriculum throughout the school year. 
  • Materials Available – 1 unit per grade for 9-12 incorporating texts from the 9-12 Text List

P-5 MATH: Common Core, Inc. Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation
Site: TBA

  • Sessions will focus on one newly released module for each grade, K-5, from A Story of Units.  Participants will examine the development of mathematical concepts within each module, including opportunities to use the Progressions documents to build understanding of coherence across the grades.  Participants will also explore various instructional models and the sequence of algorithms used in this curriculum in order to promote mathematical understanding.  Special attention will be given to role of school leadership in supporting successful implementation.
  • The special attention to the role of school leadership will allow principals and other school leaders to focus on what they will need to know and be able to do to support their schools as they implement A Story of Ratios and A Story of Functions.  There will also be a session that focuses specifically on the role of leadership and the implementation of the math curriculum that will include a professional development scope and sequence as well as working with evidence when a teacher is implementing the modules.
  • Materials Available– 1 module per grade level

July 11-12

3-8 ELA: Expeditionary Learning ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation
Site: TBA

All 3-8 ELA participants will analyze how the modules, standards, texts, and assessments increase in complexity over the course of time across either a grade level span or multiple years depending on their level of implementation.  Specific role training will include:

  • Instructional leaders (principals and coaches) will gain an understanding of the profound changes that teachers are experiencing and the implications of this experience on them as they adjust to implementing new and innovative teaching practices. They will learn ways to promote a culture of growth and achievement for all through observation and feedback, as well as how to incorporate performance assessment data cycles into year long professional development structures.
  • Teachers who are new to the curriculum modules will gain a deep understanding of the ELA shifts in instruction and will analyze the curriculum and practices they will implement in a variety of ways. They will leave with an understanding of the underlying construction and embedded practices of the modules and practical ways to execute the lessons this upcoming school year, as well as how to analyze performance assessments for performance on standards.
  • Materials Available: A year’s worth of modules are posted on EngageNY

6-12 MATH: Common Core, Inc. Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation

Site: TBA

  • 6-12 Math training provided by Common Core, Inc. will In these sessions, participants will examine and engage in the lessons and assessments from Module 1 of a given grade level of their choice from Grades 6-10.  In addition, participants can choose from one of the following three session options: Building Capacity with Tape Diagrams, Coherence of Geometry Coverage from Grade 8 to Grade 10, or A Walk Through of the Grade 9 Year.
  • The special attention to the role of school leadership will allow principals and other school leaders to focus on what they will need to know and be able to do to support their schools as they implement A Story of Units.  There will also be a session that focuses specifically on the role of leadership and the implementation of the math curriculum that will include a professional development scope and sequence as well as working with evidence when a teacher is implementing the modules.
  • Materials Available – 1 module each for grades 6-10

Network Teams: Please direct participants from your districts to contact you with any questions they may have regarding the upcoming Institute.  

Network Teams: All questions can be sent to ntinstitute@mail.nysed.gov or you may call the NTI Desk at 518.474.5520.

Principals and Teacher Ambassadors: All questions can be sent to your Network Team.

NYSED Network Team Institute Office
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
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