November 2013 NTI: Overview and Agenda

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OVERVIEW OF TRAINING

November 12-15, 2013
Common Core ELA and Math Curriculum

The November 2013 Network Team Institute (NTI) is a differentiated professional development training for Network Teams, Network Team Equivalents, Network Team-selected ambassadors from across the state to be held at the Cultural Education Center (New York State Museum) in Albany, NY on November 12-15. The November Institute includes learning experiences that will:

  • primarily target components of the Curriculum and Instruction and Feedback categories of the 2013-2014 New York State Metrics & Expectations for teachers, principals, and Network Teams
  • further prepare teachers and leaders to implement their district/school’s curriculum strategy by deepening understanding of ELA and Math instructional Shifts by examining curricular resources developed by NYSED;
  • deepen content knowledge associated with the Common Core State Standards to build and clarify meaning of standards addressed in the coming months;
  • provide observers with concrete examples of Common Core aligned evidence in curriculum and instruction to reference when in classrooms over the coming months; and,
  • leverage tools and guidance around change management, strategic planning, and feedback for growth around the Common Core.

UPDATE 11/7/13 - The Network Team Institute Agenda is now available! This detailed agenda lists information about the sessions including room locations and times.


SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Information about the November Network Team Institute

Day Content Covered

November 12 & 13

Curriculum Session 1

Day

  • Option 1: 9th grade ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Common Core Implementation through the lens of the modules
  • Option 2: 6-9 Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation  through the lens of the modules
  • Option 3: K-2 ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation  through the lens of the modules (Wednesday ONLY)

Evening

  • Tuesday:
    • Option 1: Introduction to High School Transition Courses for preparation of 12th grade students for college placement exams and entry-level college courses.
    • Option 2: The Culture of Change: A Panel of School & District Leader

November 14 & 15

Curriculum Session 2

Day

  • Option 1: 3-8 ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation through the lens of the modules
  • Option 2: P-5 Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation through the lens of the modules
  • Option 3: Pre-K ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation through the lens of the modules

Evening

  • Common Core Performance Tasks and Data Driven Instruction

November 12
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

November 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*)

November 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

November 15
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Day Sessions (lunch provided*)


DETAILED AGENDA

CURRICULUM SESSIONS

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

Math Training

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

  • This NTI is designed to support teachers and educational leaders as they prepare to implement newly released modules for each grade, K-5, from A Story of Units. The learning experiences provided will develop deep understanding of these concepts in the adults who will teach and supervise them. Curricular training for teachers 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. Instructional models and the sequence of algorithms used in this curriculum will be introduced within the context of the module focus sessions in order to clearly demonstrate how these components promote mathematical understanding. Special attention will be given to implementation in this transition year and to the role of school leadership in supporting teachers through this process.  

6-9 MATH: Common Core, Inc. Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation

  • This NTI is designed to support teachers and instructional leaders as they prepare to implement newly released modules for Grades 6-8 (A Story of Ratios) and Grade 9 (A Story of Functions). Curricular training for teachers 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. The learning experiences provided will develop deep understanding of these concepts in the adults who will teach and supervise them.  An additional session on coherence will also illustrate the development of statistics across the grades. Special attention will be given to implementation in this transition year and to the role of school leadership in supporting teachers through this process.

ELA Training

Pre-K ELA: Core Knowledge ELA NYS Curriculum Implementation and Pilot Also intended for individuals in the pilot program

  • This NTI is designed for all participants to be able to accurately identify the instructional and support materials (e.g., cards, posters) required for implementation of Preschool CKLA. Participants will be able to identify areas of the daily routine employed by Preschool CKLA. All participants will learn and practice language facilitation strategies to support high-quality adult-child interactions within implementation of Preschool CKLA. Additionally preschool educators will be able to identify adjustments / shifts that can be made to their current practices, routines, and schedules to support Preschool CKLA, and instructional leaders will consider additional program level shift that will support classroom educators as they make adjustments / shifts at the classroom level.          

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

  • This one-day training supports users of the Listening and Learning strand of the Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) program. The intent of this training is to provide ongoing support to those using the program, to foster deeper understanding of the program, and to continue to build expertise in the program for teachers and/or instructional leaders. The training will:
    1. Continue to frame the L&L program in the context of the larger Common Core shifts,
    2. Will draw upon the growing expertise of the audience, allowing time for information sharing and teacher-to-teacher connections,
    3. Will provide opportunity for ‘digging deep’ into specific .aspects of the Listening and Learning materials to support high-quality implementation (e.g., knowing the text, promoting effective opportunities for student interaction with the text, making adjustments for differentiation).

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

  • Teachers attending NTI will focus on the power of speaking and listening to build students' knowledge, vocabulary, reading and writing skills.  Participants will examine the collaborative critical thinking structures built into the modules.  They will learn how to use protocols and other structures to engage students in effective analysis of text and how to implement the speaking and listening tasks described in the 3-8 modules to help students develop, as well as a protocol for professional use which they can use at school to help adapt modules without impacting their instructional integrity.
  • Instructional leaders will analyze and discuss the importance of equity of voice in change initiatives.  They will learn how professional structures, like protocols, can build a culture of trust and change.  In addition to deepening their understanding of what effective module implementation looks like in the classroom, instructional leaders will leave with a toolbox of practices and protocols to use to help teachers implement the modules in ways that are responsive to students' needs.

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

  • This NTI will focus on supporting teachers and instructional leaders to align high school ELA instruction with the Common Core State Standards.  By looking at two 9th grade high school modules in particular, educators will explore the actualization of the ELA shifts at the high school level.  Through conversations about text selection, pacing, close reading, and targeted evidence based conversations about text, all participants will gain a rich and applicable understanding of the ingredients and assumptions of these modules.  Note that 10-12 grade teachers will easily gain much learning regarding their own shifts and instructional planning but the focus will be on 9th grade curricular materials.
  • Instructional leaders will learn strategies for supporting teachers to implement the NY curriculum modules at the high school level. 

MATERIALS AND INSTITUTE PREPARATION:

  • Materials for this Institute will be posted here on engageNY.org as they are received from the Institute presenters. Participants are expected to download all 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.
  • Please be advised that no federal ARRA funds may be used to pay the registration fee as a portion of the registration will be applied toward the cost of food.

If you have questions about the November training, you may contact the Network Team Institute office at 518-474-5520 or NTINSTITUTE@mail.nysed.gov.

Downloadable Resources

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