Curriculum & Education Update

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Curriculum & Education Update
October 14, 2013
Curriculum & Education
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Continuation of Vertical Teams in Math, Science &
Gifted
Launch of Vertical Teams in English/Language
Arts & Technology Education/Computer Science
District-wide professional development for skills
related to rigorous lessons, assessments and
expectations.
Updated and expanded New Teacher Induction
Sustained, targeted professional development in
Critical Literacy
Continued alignment of elementary school
programs
Vertical Teams
Gifted Vertical
Team
ELA Vertical Team
Science Vertical Team
Review
Tech/Comp Sci Vertical
Team
Monitor
Develop
Implement
Math Vertical Team:
Math in Focus at SHMS
Math Vertical Team:
Math in Focus at Elementary
Math in Focus
Implementation at Elementary Schools
• 2013: Teachers began spring training
• Implementation K-5
• Cathy Stambaugh – Teacher on Special
Assignment
Math in Focus
Elementary Math Parent Night: Strath Haven Middle School
“Numerous parents left very excited
about where we are headed
in the area of math
in elementary school.”
Science Vertical Team
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Irene Buecheler, SRS
Joseph Buecheler, Administration
Michael Haines, SRS
John Lincke, SHHS
Bernadette Kutufaris, NPE
Lowyn Morris, WES
Chrissy Smith, WES
Christine Riggio, SHHS
Sheryl Ursillo, SHHS
Brian Ward, SHMS
ELA Vertical Team
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Jennifer Conahan, SRS
Dawn Dankanich, WES
Marc DeJong, SHMS
Miriam Drew, SHHS
Tara Gallagher, WES
Tara Irey, WES
Jeanette Kaplan, WES
Stephanie Lehman, SHHS
Martha Lambertsen, WES
Reagan Lattari, SHHS
Richard Law, SHMS
Sandra Liacouras, SHHS
Jen McGaffin, WES
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Marianne Murphy, SHMS
Daniel Peterson, SHHS
Jeannie Pietrzak, SHHS
Carol Prendergast, SRS
Donna Ranere, NPE
Christine Riggio, SHHS
Barbara Rudy, NPE
Eleanor Salgado, SHMS
Maria Thomas, NPE
Martha Trzepacz, SHMS
Bridget Welsh, SHMS
Robert Zakrzewski, SHHS
ELA Vertical Team
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Writing across the curriculum
Program and skill alignment
Diversity of literature
Reading Comprehension
A sequenced approach to research instruction
Gifted Vertical Team
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Jennifer Conahan, SRS
Debbie Wile, WES
Bernadette Kutufaris, NPE
Kate Jones, NPE
Roberta Shapiro, SRS
Kristin Dunning, SHHS
Maria Klumpp, SRS
Marc DeJong, SHMS
Ellen Yarborough, SHHS
Colette Sabatina, NPE,
Jacqlyn Zarabba, WES
Gifted Vertical Team
To help all learners reach their full potential, the
GVT will:
• Continue to act as a long term leadership
team to increase effectiveness of instructional
designs and enrichment opportunities across
environments
• Research and recommend best practices to
support gifted learners as well as students
needing enrichment
Technology / Computer Science
Vertical Team
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Jennifer Hole, WES
Michael Marano, Administration
Dan DeMara, SHMS
Stephanie Cairone-King, SHMS
Mike Ciavolo, SHMS
Xaras Collins-Brown, District
Eric McElroy, SRS
Dave Mendell, WES
Dan Zimmerman, SHHS
Kathleen McLead, SHHS
Caitlyn Locke, alternate
TCS Vertical Team
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STEM
Program and skill alignment
Real World Applications
Educational Technology vs. Technology Education
Cross-curricular connections
Education Vision Team
Bryan Neuber, SRS
Dave Mendel, WES
Jennifer Brown, NPE
Karen Hirt, SHMS
Claudia Carlsson, SHMS
Josh Peterkin, Administration
Dina Dormer, SHHS
Suzanne Stadnicki, SHHS
Patrick Keaveney, SHHS
John Shankweiler, SHHS
RIGOROUS
ENGAGING
Appropriately
challenging for
all students
Studentcentered, active,
and experiential
ACHIEVEMENT
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Focused on
student learning
and benchmarks
for progress
Curriculum and instruction is Rigorous
when it is robust enough to challenge
all students to…
• think critically
• perform in an arena of high
expectations
• seek opportunities that expand
their potential beyond the standard.
Professional Development
August:
Presenters from DCIU on Webb’s Depth of
Knowledge
November & February:
AM: Workshops on rigorous practices and
strategies
PM: Vertical Team Meetings
Professional Development
• Essential Questions
• PA Core Standards
• Open-ended / Real
World Inquiry
• Debate in the
Classroom
• Rubric Development
• Scaffolding for Rigor
• Performance Task
Development
• Webb’s Depth of
Knowledge 2.0
• Rigorous Writing
• Q & A for Higher-order
Thinking
• Reader’s Workshop
Strategies
• Various I-pad Apps
Professional Development
Strath Haven High School
Design and update Moodle webpages for all
classes
Strath Haven Middle School & Elementary
Schools
Training in Danielson’s Framework for Teacher
Effectiveness Using Teachscape Modules
Teachers as Scholars
2013-2014 Courses
Great Ideas in Mathematics
Cracking Visual Codes
Cults of Personality & the Twentieth Century
November Update
Curriculum & Education
Data on 2011-12 PSSA, PVAAS, SAT’s, AP, Keystones

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