2019 SIM Update Participant

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The session where Chris Bennett from Cleveland County Schools shared data and success using Xtreme Reading was very informative.

daisymae123 Over 3 years ago

Loved our "Block Party" to mingle and discuss pertinent ideas from the Summer Institute Key Note speakers. Also got to showcase NC admins.

retired6 Over 3 years ago

Jean Schumaker's session on The Paragraph Writing Strategy was great. I plan to use several of the activities with my students next year.

jbateacher Over 3 years ago

Supporting Students with Complex Texts provided great tools to analyze text complexity and create appropriate text-dependent questions.

pamleitzell Over 3 years ago

Activities for Paragraph Writing by Jean Schumaker

I am a novice in teaching the Paragraph Writing Strategy, so Jean's session was extremely valuable. The activities she shared were engaging and required us to think deeply about writing structures and how we differentiate our writing instruction. The activities also provided us with alternatives to the practice sheets that are included in the strategy's curriculum. The most beneficial aspect of the session was being able to practice the activities and see them from a student's perspective. I can take back our examples and use them as exemplars for students as they collaborate and experience the activities for themselves. I'm excited to incorporate these writing activities into my ELA classes! Best PD ever!
fernanderss1 Over 3 years ago

This was my first CLC Sim Conference - and it was very informative and exciting!

I really enjoyed the "Tackling Adolescent Literacy" and "Supporting Students with Complex Texts" very interesting.  The Text Analysis Template and Sample Reading Examples given really helped to clarify who to use them.
becky11 Over 3 years ago

I especially liked the session of supporting students with complex texts. I liked the explanation and process with charts.

daria Over 3 years ago

Coaching through Technology

Loved session on coaching through tech. Very hard to do face to face(which is still important to incorp. into hybrid model),so this helps to keep the work alive :-) 
kdmclear Over 3 years ago

Session Comments

I found the sessions 1)Tackling Adolescent Literacy & 2)Supporting Students with Complex Texts especially beneficial to me as a Reading Interventionist.  The Text Analysis Template and Sample Reading Examples helped to clarify the steps in the process.
dealea Over 3 years ago

Session Comments

I found the sessions 1)Tackling Adolescent Literacy & 2)Supporting Students with Complex Texts especially beneficial to me as a Reading Interventionist.  The Text Analysis Template and Sample Reading Examples helped to clarify the steps in the process.
dealea Over 3 years ago

Bittersweet

.     Always wonderful to collaborate regarding the problems of practice and the achievements of others at the conferences.  Pam, Elizabeth, and Patti are always so gracious as they share their expertise, knowledge, and passion for the work.  I always come away with an affirmation of the opportunity to grow as an educator and professional developer.  
     At the end of Patti's final session, we learned she will not be present at the update conference next year.  Although I understood she retired earlier in the year, I had not fully grasped the implications of the retirement.  I am left with gratitude for Patti and the Team as a new chapter begins.
ksm Over 3 years ago

Notes on my session on Decision-Making with Dr. Bulgren. Love this for writing! I can't wait to dig in more!

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Decision Making - Jan Bulgren

The Decision-Making Guide Guides have the steps and the embedded strategy. 8 Steps Decide the Issue Enter Your Options - Too often we stop at the options Create Important Information - Identify the options in section 2 before we create the important information/background knowledge. This is i...
mgwilson Over 3 years ago