Network Team Institute Overview and Agenda: May 13-16, 2013

Network Team Institute Agenda

The May 2013 Network Team Institute (NTI) is a four-day professional development training for Network Teams, Network Team Equivalents, and field-selected ambassadors from across the state held in the Albany area on May 13-14 (Grades 3-8 ELA/P-5 Math) and May 15-16 (Grades 9-12 ELA/6-12 Math). The May 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;
  • share curricular resources and Regents assessment documents developed by NYSED;
  • focus evening sessions on change management, strategic planning, and capacity building of adults as learners.

Below you will find a schedule overview and detailed agenda about the activities and take-home materials participants can expect within each grade band and content area.

  1. Expeditionary Learning will now be delivering the training for grades 3-5 AND 6-8. Given this change, we are changing the days for 6-8 ELA. As a result, our ELA schedule will be offered as follows:
    • ELA training for Grades 3-8 will be delivered on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14
    • ELA training for Grades K-2 and 9-12 will now be delivered on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16
  2. While the intended general audience for NTIs (including May) will continue to be Network Teams, Network Team Equivalents, Teacher Ambassadors, and Principal Ambassadors, the Core Knowledge training in May (ELA training for K-2) will only be intended for schools participating in the Core Knowledge Pilot Program. These schools have already been identified and notified. The training in May for these pilot schools will be repetitive for participants who have attended Core Knowledge training at NTI in the past and is only meant to serve as a baseline training for pilot schools who have not attended NTI previously. Moving forward, beginning at the July NTI, the K-2 Core Knowledge training will again be open to all participants who plan to adopt, adapt, or train others in the use of the Core Knowledge curriculum.

See below for the schedule overview and detailed agenda of the May NTI. Please note that other than the pilot program training in K-2 ELA, all training will be open to and encouraged for our participants - NTs, NTEs, and Ambassadors.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Month Date Content Location Intended Audience

May 2013

13 – 14
3 – 8 ELA Modules
Albany

 

Ambassadors
NTs & NTEs

P – 5 Math Modules

May 2013

15 – 16
K – 2 ELA Modules

Albany*
(Separate Albany-based location.)

K – 2 Pilot ELA Ambassadors
9 – 12 ELA Modules
Albany

Ambassadors
NTs & NTEs

6 – 12 Math Modules

*Note* The K-2 ELA Pilot program will be held at a separate Albany-based location. A separate registration and payment process will be used for all Pilot participants for this purpose.

May 12
6:00 – 8:00 PM: PRE-REGISTRATION

May 13
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session

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

May 14
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session

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

May 15
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session

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

May 16
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Day Sessions (lunch provided*)

DETAILED AGENDA

DAY SESSIONS

Days 1 and 2

English Language Arts (ELA)
3- 5 and 6-8 ELA training will explore strategies for supporting all students as they engage in rigorous, Common Core-aligned lessons. Participants will learn how the research behind the strategies is embedded in the modules and how those strategies exemplify best practices for heterogeneous classroom instruction. Also, participants will learn methods that provide additional scaffolding for module lessons and examine tasks for challenged readers, English Language Learners, and special education students. In addition to learning to scaffold classroom instruction for challenged learners, participants will learn how to increase students’ volume of reading both in and outside of school, including through parental and community involvement.

  • Materials Available, 3-5– TBA
  • Materials Available, 6-8– TBA

P-5 MATH

  • P-5 Math training will examine the key components of Module 1 in A Story of Units for each grade level K-5. Within the context of each grade level Module, participants will deepen their understanding of the development and function of elements of the curriculum including fluency practice, concept development, application/word problems, the student debrief, and assessments. Following Module walkthroughs, participants will consider how each of these elements can be utilized in order to meet the needs of diverse learners. The strong vertical coherence in this PK-12 curriculum will be highlighted with particular focus on the NBT progression from Kindergarten through Grade 6. Turnkey materials will be provided for all sessions.
  • Materials Available – 1 module per grade level

Days 3 and 4

9-12 ELA

  • 9-12 ELA training will focus on building students’ capacity to conceptualize and conduct effective research projects. Participants will learn how to help students create and refine research questions, and develop and execute a research plan, search for information, assess and analyze sources, and develop and maintain a research portfolio. Each session will include hands-on learning and opportunities for discussion and sharing.
  • Regents Assessment Document Discussion- The Regents Exam in English Language Arts, beginning in June 2014, will measure the Common Core. The English Language Arts Exam will feature grade-level texts, research, and essays prompts that require that students write to sources. NYSED will release resources to prepare educators for the new ELA Regents Exam and attendees will have a first-hand look at how the tests are constructed and what educators need to know to adjust their instruction.
  • Materials Available – 1 module per grade level

6-12 MATH

  • 6-12 Math training provided by Common Core, Inc. will introduce participants to the mathematics curriculum for Grades 6-8 called A Story of Ratios. Participants will examine Module 1 Overviews for Grades 6 and 7 with specific focus on the Ratio and Proportion Progression. A study of the Grade 8 Module 1 Overview will investigate the number system and properties of exponents as the foundation that enables students to succeed in the transition to high school as it pertains to mathematics. Common Core, Inc. will introduce the mathematics curriculum for Grades 9-12: A Story of Functions, with continued emphasis on understanding the strong vertical coherence that builds upon the work of Grades 6-8. In preparation for implementation in the 2013-14 school year, these sessions will provide opportunities for participants to analyze curriculum components including Module Overviews, Topic Openers, and sample lessons. Turnkey materials will be provided for all sessions.
  • Regents Assessment Discussion- The Regents Exam in Algebra I, beginning in June 2014 will measure the Common Core. This exam will focus on the content that is most central to the Algebra I course and will assess students’ understandings of the content through multiple representations and using real-world problems tied to the Mathematical Practices. NYSED will release resources to prepare educators for the new Algebra I Regents Exam and attendees will have a first-hand look at how the tests are constructed and what educators need to know to adjust their instruction.
  • Materials Available– 1 module for grade 8

EVENING SESSIONS

Evening Session, Day 1 (AND repeated on Day 3)

  • Monday and Wednesday: Leveraging Common Core Videos for Professional Development: In this evening session participants will be introduced to the power of the Common Core Instructional Video Series and will develop and share best practices for leveraging the videos and resources with other educators. Participants will work in groups using evidence collection tools to study Common Core instruction in two different classrooms in order to gain a strong understanding of solid CC aligned instruction. The session will conclude with collective thinking around how the videos can be leveraged within various professional community settings in both the short and long term.

Evening Session, Day 2

  • Tuesday, May 14 is 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 particular component of the workbook . Network Team members will be asked to reflect upon everyone’s role in the change process and to examine the impact of the work on teachers, principals, and principal supervisors in districts and BOCES.

Core Knowledge Pilot, Alternate Site, May 15-16
P-2 ELA

Intended for individuals in the pilot program, P-2 ELA training is the first in a series of workshops designed to support the Core Knowledge Language Arts New York Edition (CKLA-NY) program. Using sample materials and activities, Core Knowledge presenters will orient participants to the CKLA-NY model and show how the program’s Listening and Learning Skills comprehensively support children’s reading, writing, speaking, and listening development. This training will explore NYSED’s vision for a comprehensive ELA program and include the six instructional shifts that support the Common Core State Standards. Specific Listening and Learning strand instruction and classroom activities will develop participants’ skills in these areas.

Instruction about CKLA-NY’s philosophy and instructional design principles that guide and support the Skills strand will provide strong foundational understandings about how children learn to read and write. Day two provides foundational information that will be important for participants to have prior to July’s training, at which time we will focus on using the Skills materials in the classroom.

Please note: The materials disseminated at this training are the same as the materials given to participants at prior NTIs.

Downloadable Resources

Resources may contain links to sites external to the EngageNY.org website. These sites may not be within the jurisdiction of NYSED and in such cases NYSED is not responsible for its content.