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Completed 9 sessions. I gained information from each session I attended that I will use in my practice now or in the future.

jeagness Over 3 years ago

June 6, 2018/ The Perfect Practical Pairing: Writing Strategies and Technology - Amber Rowland

  • Works for KUCRL as researcher
  • Appetizer, Entrees and Desserts
  • Used Plickers to gain understanding of her “class” –
  • Pairing technology with writing?
  • Co: Writer universal, SOLO6, Snap & Read
  • Instructional Coaching – a Partnership approach – Jim knight
  • Lots of data in different mediums –
    • Lots of beta tested stuff – since I am not an English teacher I am finding this difficult to follow
    • Baseline Writing Scores for Computer Based CBM’s
  • Examples of strategies for helping students in writing
    • Powerful Writing Strategies for all Students
    • Fundamentals in the Sentence Writing Strategy
  • 2014-15 compared to 2015-16 3000 students data seen gains in how students are progressing
  • (showed) Progress Monitoring Supports IEP Goal Writing video
  • Case study 1) students may struggle with organization
    • WRITE (writing strategies for instructional technology in education)  online website
    • Lots of examples for websites used to support writing like popplet, Newsela, Smithsonian TweenTribute
  • Case Study 2) Students are struggling with overall production
    • Use CO:Writer Universal, TREE (word predication, word banks and text to speech)
  • Case Study 3)  Students are struggling with sentence fluency
    • Use DARE and CO:Writer
  • Case Study 4) Students are struggling with conventions
    • Use COPS and CO:Writer (word prediction, word banks and text to speech plus peer editing
msbromine Over 4 years ago

SIM Online Assets Webquest with Notes. Completed June 6 2018

msbromine Over 4 years ago

June 5-6, 2018 Leadership Teams: Harnessing Positive Energy to Create School Change – Pam Leitzell

  • THINK strategy – a problem solving strategy (process) to get things done in a HR lens
    • Take apart the problem
    • Hunt for solutions
    • Identify best solution
    • Notify
    • Keep score skills in mind (score is another strategy)
  • From HR perspective (her husband)
  • T = on’t give solution right away (should be a partnership resolution), State goal that is measurable and/or observable
  • H = Explain why change is necessary, ask for help in finding solutions
  • I = corroborate a solution, ensure common understanding of the solution alternatives, identify the best a
  • N = plan how to implement solution, set a timeline for follow up (important - this is where plans fall apart)
  • K = keep your score skills in mind
  • THINKing through the problems worksheet
  • Challenge #1 – the resistant person (whole group discussion that was hard to hear)
  • Challenge #2 – team can’t determine where to start
  • Force Field Activity – help teams identify forces that hinder or contribute to the current situation and desired outcome
    • Practice/discussion regarding problems to use activity with – Q&A session (hard to hear participants)
  • THINKing through Problems worksheet –
  • Challenge #3 – teams work is unevenly divided or becomes dependent on team leader
    • How to make sure team members are contributing
    • “Responsibility Matrix” – Use when you take action – list team members name and divide tasks for accountability
  • Team can get job done more efficiently and quickly and is more enjoyable. 
msbromine Over 4 years ago

June 5, 2018 Improving Instruction – The Raise Up Texas Change Cycle (E3 Alliance) – Matt Pope, Teri Clemen

  • Instead of random acts of improvement, this is an aligned system – improvements efforts are  integrated and results-oriented
  • Multi-year, whole-school transformation process integrating and aligning systematic supports for teachers, students and leaders
  • Built on foundation of SIM/Campus Culture & Climate, PLC Practices (smarter cycle), student voice, social/emotional learning, behavior systems, feedback and accountability cycles, and data analysis
  • What gets transformed?  Structures for teacher collaboration, student culture and systems for struggling reader support
  • Uses a campus instructional playbook (knight) and a campus instructional model (SIM)
  • Communication is key – PLC goals related and communicated to ALL stakeholders, including campus expectations
  • Walkthroughs that provide specific feedback to ensure implementation and strengthening practice – dynamic PD/communication
  • Think/Pair/Share/respond to comments and question time (hard to hear)
  • 5 instructional strategies in a Frame format listed
  • I really wish I could see the slide on Randomization better at 49 minutes – it is too dark – this PD was provided by instructional coaches during meetings and leadership committed to using randomization at each subsequent PD/Faculty meeting
Overall – I think this had a lot of potential but the video quality and sound were not good and it was hard to watch.  What I got out of this is that it takes a directed/top down approach with all players involved being intentional and motivated to make this process happen.   
msbromine Over 4 years ago

June 4, 2018 Notes -Breakout Session 2017: Implementing Strategies to Address Common Word Problem Situations (Kaffar, Vanderwarn, Flores)

  • Common Problem Solving Situations in Mathematics
  • Evidence Based Strategies
    • Explicit Instruction,
    • Cognitive Strategies and
    • Graduated Lesson Sequence
  • Addition with Regrouping
  • Subtraction with regrouping
  • Results of a Field Test
  • Schema Based Instruction
  • Addition and subtraction situation:  add to, take from, put together, compare – 2nd grade level question examples
  • Extraneous Information:  (non essential) Extra, Irrelevant, Nonessential – word problems may contain extraneous information
  • FAST:  Find what you’re solving for, Ask yourself “what are the (NUMBER) parts of the problem?” Set up the numbers.  Tie down the sign
  • RENAME:  Read the Problem, Examine the ones column, 10 or more, go next door; Note ones in the ones column, Address the tens column; Mark tens in the tens column; Examine and note hundreds, exit with a quick check
  • BBB = Bigger number on Bottom means Break down a ten/hundred and trade
  • After that they gave an example using the strategy and BBB
  • Field Test Results from St. Cloud State indicate large gains (40%) pre test to post test
msbromine Over 4 years ago

The session I evaluated are:

  • Keynote: John Hattie
  • Keynote: Jim Knight
  • Agents of Change...Instructional Coaches as Leaders of Learning
  • Implementing Strategies to Address Common Word Problem Situations and Computation
  • New Math Strategy - Multiplication and Regrouping
  • Sustain SIM Online (toolbox)
  • Course First!
  • Cue-Do-Review
  • SMARTER Instruction Cycle that energizes collaboration
  • Implementing Strategic Math Series to Address Current Math Standards
lisa-tyler Over 4 years ago

June 4 2018 Virtual Conference Notes: Agents of Change: Instructional Coaches as Leaders of Learning (Crawford, Gibbs; Leitzell; Marsden)

  • Raise up Texas – work with schools – 5 Instructional Coaches in Texas that they worked with
  • Raise up Texas is a project that has been around for 5 years aimed at changing practices at 16 middle schools (make or break years) – random act of improvements
    • Multi-year whole-school transformation integrating and aligning systematic support for students, teachers and leaders
  • test scores drop from 6th to 9th grade
  • discipline goes up in middle school
  • Agents of Change = how instructional coaches play a critical role in whole-campus transformation through mindset, systems that improve instruction and coaching
  • How does an instructional coach foster a change mindset?
  • The 5 instructional coaches did a roundtable
    • Look at data in Dec and April
    • Consistent learning strategies – ask students about what they know and are using
  • Modeling Mindset and Shaping Conversations
    • Book study – Jim Knights Instructional Coaching – equality (not a direct order) (open ended questions) – partnership approach to learning
    • Open dialogue and being heard –
    • “here’s what we know” – this, this, this works – what are you doing?
    • Stay positive, put yourself in another’s shoes,
    • Flip the negative script into a positive one
    • PLC’s – creating norms huge for impact – always put students first = best outcome
  • Systems that improve instruction
    • Professional Learning Community Systems
      • Structure and language has changed (not arbitrary meetings, dedicated room <full of best practices examples>, WHY, WHAT and HOW each meeting = this ensures time is not wasted for teachers
      • Systems to plan and facilitate learning w/students:  PLC’s that are structured and student focused
      • Change from “meetings” to talk about students (PLC) – how we can get them learning and in the right direction
      • As a coach – be present (no cell phones, focused on participants)
      • Peer to peer PD – teachers model strategies out of the Instructional Playbook
    • How can Instructional Coaches support the process of reviewing data, responding to student struggle and reflecting on teaching and learning?
      • Deep, raw conversations about what data is telling us and move forward from there
      • Reflect evaluate outcomes
      • Non judgemental listening ear; sitting next to them vs across from them
      • 5-6 open ended questions ready to go and referenced often
  • Overall – lots of modeling, reinforcement of goals, constant conversation, open communication, supporting each other
  • Seems to use Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Model and KU SIM CE strategies heavily
  • What things went into Instructional Playbook were determined by Raise Up literacy leadership team – reps from department, coaches – what works/doesn’t gets reviewed
msbromine Over 4 years ago

June 1, 2018 Introducing the Classroom Teaching Scan: A Flexible Classroom Observation Tool Michael Kennedy, Ph.D. Assoc Professor @ KU

  • CAP-PD:  Used for coaching or research purposes – flexible
  • Came from:  content acquisition podcast  - CT scan (classroom teaching scan) is last piece of this
  • CAP-T – teachers – multimedia videos declarative instruction
    • CUE – what you’re doing   
    • DEF  
    • CONFIRM student learning
  • CAP PD: 1) Give teachers access to www.SPEDIntro.com 
      • High Leverage Practices
      • Army of Slides to access
    • 2) Vocab:  www.vocabsupport.com  for science vocab
    • 3) CAP-TS Measuring
  • Went through the computer program
  • http://ClassroomTeachingScan.com/ctscan/  ; (free and adaptable)
Overall – without going online and following along, it was overwhelming and too much; however I can see that this is a good tool especially for the job that I do (instructional coach).   Personally, (at least without trying this device) I like the simplicity of Jim Knight’s coaching cycle and checklists.  Yet has practical value and I look forward to trying it out.
msbromine Over 4 years ago

Cue Do Review - not just for devices - Creneti and Medici

5/30/18  Cue Do Review – it’s not just for devices                 Janice Creneti and Cindy Medici – Florida  
  • These gals coach in Florida – when checking for fidelity there were issues
  • Cue-Do-Review:  “Cue = why, expectations, getting them ready”, “Do = the learning, seeing students interact, teacher facilitating, co-constructing, immediate corrective feedback” “Review = reviewing what they’ve learned, checking for understanding, how does this help you? – setting them up for tomorrows learning”
  • Model, model, model – don’t just assume they know how to use a unit organizer to review – model for them how to use a unit organizer for review
  • A lot of audience interaction – how they used it, issues they had, challenges
  • Move Cue-Do-Review
  • Biggest effect size of 2.71 = theory + demonstration + practice + feedback + coaching
  • Coaches in Florida goal:  “Teachers with use Cue-Do-Review with fidelity”
  • Procedurally CDR – checklist
  • Conceptual CDR – co-construct, explicit instruction, partnership learning, etc.
  • Factual CDR – facts they need to know
  • Assessments?
  • Gals reflected on best ways to get teachers to implement CDR – practice, triads (teacher, student, checklist checker)
  • Applying CDR to classroom activities brainstorm: hard to hear/framing routine,
  • Overall a lot of idea sharing – I had a hard time concentrating on what the audience was saying.  It was echo-y and I had to concentrate to comprehend.  Honestly, sounded like blah blah blah after awhile.
  • Review is critical 
msbromine Over 4 years ago

Evidence of Virtual Conference Broman May 2018

Watched Hattie keynote 5/30/18Watched micro-credential video 5/20/18 (I was there in 2016!)
msbromine Over 4 years ago

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jaherzog Over 4 years ago