Laurie Gregory May 30, 2013 NYSED approval of the 2012-2013 APPR plan Build teachers’ understanding of the APPR plan Effectively conduct teacher observations Manage Chief Information Officer responsibilities Align instruction with the Common Core State Standards Meet all Regents Reform Agenda requirements Improve student achievement through teacher collaboration and professional development Met state standards for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in all areas of accountability for both grades 3-8 and 9-12 ELA % of students scoring at the proficient level increased in grades 3, 4, 5, and 8 % of students with disabilities scoring at the proficient level increased in grades 3, 4, and 7 93% passing and 39% mastery rate on the high school Comprehensive English Regents Examination 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Pre-K-5 Balancing Informational and Literary Texts 6-12 Knowledge in the Disciplines Staircase of Complexity Text-based Answers Writing from Sources Academic Vocabulary Grade Level % % Literature Informational 4 50% 50% 8 45% 55% 12 30% 70% Pre-K-5 Balance of Informational text and Literature 6-12 Knowledge in the Disciplines Academic Vocabulary Close Reading: The detailed and careful analysis of a written work Staircase of Complexity Writing from Sources Text-Based Answers Engaging with a complex text Examining meaning thoroughly Reading and rereading Directing attention on the text itself Understanding central ideas and key details Reflecting on ◦ meanings of individual words and sentences ◦ order in which sentences unfold ◦ development of ideas over the course of the text (Adapted from PARCC, 2011, p. 7) Research shows significant gains in reading proficiency A key component of college and career readiness (Adapted from PARCC, 2011, p. 7) Daily Five and CAFÉ Close Reading Model Lessons NYS Curriculum Module Training/Pilot Presented by: Susan Kellner, 1st grade teacher Close Reading NYS Curriculum Module Training/Pilot Presented by: Kathleen Benjamin, department chairperson and 3rd grade teacher, and Linda Bruce, 3rd grade teacher Close Reading Evidence Based Claims Adaptation of NYS Curriculum (7 and 8) Students read a short chunk of the text silently with a guiding question in mind. Students annotate the text as they go. Students discuss what they read in pairs. The teacher reads the text aloud. The teacher asks questions to guide students in discussing the text. The process is repeated until they finish the text. Students can write a claim and back it up with evidence from the text as a closing activity. High school math department ranked 6th out of 133 schools (top 5%) in WNY and received the 5 star subject award from Business First Met state standards for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in all areas of accountability for both grades3-8 and 9-12 mathematics % of students scoring at the proficient level increased in grades 3, 4, 5, and 8 % of students with disabilities scoring at the proficient level increased in grades 4, 5, and 7 Regents Examination Passing Rate Mastery Rate Integrated Algebra 95% 44% Geometry 93% 41% Algebra 2/Trig. 93% 50% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Focus Coherence Fluency Deep Understanding Application Dual Intensity 70% 20% 10% P-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 Memorization & Practice Persistence in Problem Solving Go Math series Singapore Math IXL ◦ video Presented by: Susan Kellner, 1st grade teacher Erie 2 BOCES Regional Math Forums Curriculum Alignment New Workbooks for Grades 7 and 8 Presented by: Melanie Hulton, 7-12 math teacher and department chairperson Worked on decoding and translating the original CCLS Looked at multi grade levels to determine where specific topics would fall Cross referenced current state standards and CCLS specifically for grade 8, Algebra I and Geometry to determine: ◦ Shifts in topics between courses ◦ New topics to be covered ◦ Topics that no longer will be addressed Cut up Algebra I standards and sorted them into units Repeated the process with other courses Worked together to decipher state guidance documents on implementing the Common Core standards Shared ideas with teachers from other districts Met state standards for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in all areas of accountability for grade 4 and 8 science 95% proficient in grade 4 science 96% proficient in grade 8 science Regents Examination Passing Rate Mastery Rate Global History and Geography 88% 36% U.S. History and Government 94% 54% Living Environment 93% 55% Physical Setting/Earth Science 88% 60% Physical Setting/Chemistry 94% 35% Physical Setting/Physics 93% 52% Close Reading Evidence Based Claims Model Lessons Presented by: Ron Carr, 9-12 Social Studies teacher Students read a short chunk of the text silently with a guiding question in mind. Students annotate the text as they go. Students discuss what they read in pairs. The teacher reads the text aloud. The teacher asks questions to guide students in discussing the text. The process is repeated until they finish the text. Students can write a claim and back it up with evidence from the text as a closing activity. Read silently to line #20. Annotate your text as you go: ◦ Underline interesting words and phrases ◦ Place a ? where the text becomes confusing ◦ Jot your thoughts pertaining to the guiding question in the margins Guiding Question: ◦ What role do the people Pope Urban is speaking to play in this society? Share your first impressions of the text and your thoughts pertaining to the guiding question with your neighbor. Be sure that both of you get a chance to share. Be prepared to discuss this with the whole class. What role do the people Pope Urban is speaking to play in this society? What words and phrases does Urban use to describe their role and responsibilities? What will happen if they don’t follow through? Why do you think Urban begins his speech in this way? Assessment Writing Charlotte Danielson’s 2011 Framework for Teaching Smart Board Training (CSLO) K-8 NYS ELA Curriculum Module Planning K-2 ELA Skills Strand Training K-6 Report Card Revision K-6 Go Math Gap Analysis 7-12 Math Curriculum Work Optional Workshops for HCSD faculty Regional BOCES Workshops (optional) Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) Summer Conference Flipped Learning Workshop Monthly Instructional Leadership Team meetings Quarterly Regional BOCES forums Continued training around the CC Shifts Common Core Curriculum Alignment ◦ Full implementation of the NYS ELA Common Core Curriculum Modules (K-8) ◦ Develop lessons to supplement Go Math series (K-6) ◦ Align curriculum in 7-12 ELA and math ◦ Continue to integrate literacy into other content areas ◦ Develop and implement district wide plan for Guided and Independent Reading Data Driven Instruction ◦ eDoctrina ◦ Crucial conversations Teachscape ◦ APPR process ◦ Intensive training for evaluators ◦ Differentiated training for teachers Assessment Writing Questions?