Administration2017-10-04T19:21:15+00:00

Administration

In-person, On-site Professional Development Workshops

  • These administrative workshops will present the English language arts shifts and implications for supporting instructors in the classroom. Each shift will look at: Implications for Instruction, Classroom Evidence, Mind the Gap (explanation of why there is a gap between the previous state Standards and the new Standards), and Administrative Support. This knowledge is essential to administrators as they endeavor to create a fully aligned school. Throughout the workshop, administrators, supervisors, and curriculum support personnel learn how to identify fully aligned classes as well as useful methods to support instructors as they align their classes.
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  • This administrative workshop presents the mathematics shifts and implications for supporting instructors in the classroom. Each shift will look at: Implications for Instruction, Classroom Evidence, Mind the Gap (explanation of why there is a gap between the previous state Standards and the new Standards), and Administrative Support. This knowledge is essential to administrators as they endeavor to create a fully aligned school. Throughout the workshop, administrators, supervisors, and curriculum support personnel learn how to identify fully aligned classes as well as useful methods to support instructors as they align their classes.
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  • There is so much talk and rhetoric about rigor. This workshop begins with a discussion and presentation of major theorists’ definitions of rigor in the classroom. Following the introduction, the workshop presents Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. Next, the three areas that Barbara Blackburn identifies with rigor: environment, supporting instruction, and demonstrated learning, will be addressed. For each of Blackburn’s areas, the presenter will lead participants through explorations of how to achieve each along with methods that administrators can employ to support rigorous instruction in their schools.
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  • This workshop provides administrators with a review of rigor and the hallmarks of a rigorous, Standards aligned classroom. Administrators will consider what they value, what their non-negotiables are, and the ultimate goal(s) of instruction to create a checklist for walkthroughs. Once the checklist is created, administrators will conduct mini-walkthroughs, and then come back to consider amending their checklists, share their observations, and plan for next steps based on their observations.
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  • This workshop was created for district and school administrators to consider their role in creating a school fully immersed in technology integration. During the workshop, participants will explore nine topics that define what successful integration includes: Online Learning and Blended Learning, Technology-based PBL, Game-based Learning, Mobile and Handheld Devices, Interactive Whiteboards and Responders, Web-based Projects, Podcasts and Digital Story Telling, Wikis and Google Docs, and Social Media. The workshop concludes with a self-evaluation that displays the groups’ results of what exists and what they want to work toward.
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