Innovation Sessions - Round 2

Day 1, 10:45am - 12:00pm

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Leaders of Instructional Coaches: Coaching the Coaches (Part 2) Prerequisite is Part 1

This session highlights the importance of collaboration in the principal/leader-coach relationship and will feature strategies for leading that relationship. The tools shared will emphasize the importance of strong coaching models, creating clear roles, and defining coaching goals and relating them to specific student outcomes.


Creating Benchmark Assessments in SchoolNet

How to create benchmark and classroom assessments using SchoolNet. Participants will need access to SchoolNet as well as a laptop computer.


Keep them Reading with STEAM

This highly informative session will detail instructions on how to successfully organize and implement a book distribution for students to prevent the summer slide. Participants will receive book lists with STEAM related activities, timelines for implementation and information about the Reading is Fundamental IAL grant.


The Journey to a Balanced Literacy Model

The transition to a Balanced Literacy Model has provided much opportunity for reflections about what can be improved and celebrations for promoting a passion for reading among students. The team will share progress from the journey for Independent Reading, Guided Reading, Literature Study, Interactive Read Aloud, intervention, Writer's Workshop, and other components of a balanced model that addresses the needs of all students.


Engaging Students through a Common Instructional Framework

Presenters will share how Duplin County Schools has implemented a Common Instructional Framework that allows all students to read, write, think, and talk in every class every day. This framework is supported through a partnership with NC New Schools and provides and excellent approach to implementing the new state curriculum.


Engaging Parents Workshop

This workshop will show how we are holding highly engaging parent make and take workshops for k-12 parents across the district. Parents leave the workshops with materials they can take back and use with their child at home. The activities and materials are all based on reading research that can be easily implemented.


Rigor, Depth, and Complexity

The intended outcomes of this session are to define rigor in instruction, study and use Karen Hess' rigor matrix, and review and evaluate rigor resources. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to explore ways to increase the level of rigor in classroom instruction. Districts will leave with presentation-ready resources and materials to begin building capacity for rigorous instruction in their LEA.


ASW Process (Teachers)

The Analysis of Student Work (ASW) Process is the Standard 6 measure that AP/IB, Arts Education, Healthful Living, and World Language teachers will use beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. This session provides an overview of the ASW process for teachers and professional development materials to facilitate the first year of implementation.


Instructional Resources in SchoolNet

This overview of Schoolnet will show attendees how to search for and create instructional materials. Participants will also be trained on how to use the Lesson Planner tool built into Schoolnet. This session will be an introduction for participants who will receive hands on experience and have an opportunity to ask questions.


Secondary Math Updates - Math II and III

Districts will have the opportunity to explore OER (open educational resources in Mathematics) and DPI resources as well as participate in a Q & A session.


Read to Achieve

During this session participants will receive Read to Achieve updates, participate in regional data reviews, and have a collaborative discussion focused on the framework for supporting the upcoming year.


Becoming Linguistically Agile: Literacy in High School Classrooms

This course will give teachers tools to help their students become agile readers, writers and thinkers. Participants will be prepared to teach students how to access linguistic structures and be more adept at consuming, interpreting and producing information that will enable them to be successful beyond high school.


Chart your Course:Navigating Informational Text and Literature

Climb aboard, me hearties and be a pirate thee! Join three fellow buccaneers in navigating the high seas of ELA Common Core! This session has been designed to show participants how to create and facilitate student use of standards-based visual charts to guide the reading of both informational text and literature. This presentation is adapted from Dr. Roslyn Linder's book Chart Sense: Charts to Teach 3-8 Informational Text and Literature.
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Learning to Speak Learning

Do we really speak learning in our classrooms? Coaching teachers to fully integrate academic language into their daily practice is a worthy challenge that this session will help you tackle. Together, let’s demystify academic language and begin speaking learning fluently with all of our students.


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