Rupert Middle-UDK & Backwards Design, Jan 2014

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An afternoon session following two co-taught classes at the grade 7 level, Social Studies and Math. Dealing with diversity.

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Rupert Middle-UDK & Backwards Design, Jan 2014

  1. 1. It’s All about Thinking – Collaborating to Support All Learners Reading, Writing, Thinking Strategies Middle   Prince  Rupert   January  9,  2014   Faye  Brownlie   www.slideshare.net/fayebrownlie  
  2. 2. Learning  IntenDons   •  I  have  a  plan  to  collaborate  with  someone  in   the  classroom.   •  I  have  a  plan  to  try  a  different  strategy  or   sequence  that  focuses  on  literacy  and   engagement.   •  I  have  a  plan  to  conDnue  to  ask  the  quesDons,   ”How  is  what  I  am  doing  supporDng  the   learning  of  all  my  students?”  and  “How  do  I   know?”  
  3. 3. “Pedagogy  trumps  curriculum.”      (Dylan  Wiliam)  
  4. 4. Four Minute Reflective Write Think about what you know about your class as you begin this next term. What are the strengths of your class as a whole? What are some areas to strengthen of your class as a whole? How can what you saw this morning be used with your students?
  5. 5. Synthesize •  What are two key words/phrases from your write? •  Pick ONE to share & to explain why you picked it.
  6. 6. Talk Time A/ B Partners – Share your ONE key idea (2 minutes each) Square up – Share your partner’s idea (5 minutes) Decide as a group on ONE key thought to share with the wider group Group Report out –ONE key idea (1 minute per group)
  7. 7. Background Knowledge Close Reading Think Aloud Inquiry How do animals adapt?
  8. 8. Background  knowledge  has  a  greater  impact  on   adolescents  being  able  to  read  a  text  than   anything  else.        -­‐Doug  Fisher,  Richard  Allington  
  9. 9. Why is this adaptation the best for this environment? •  Examine  the  pictures,  the  capDons  and  the   graphics,  the  text   •  Look  for  what  strikes  you,  what  jumps  out  as   unique  and/or  important  to  remember   •  Place  3  post-­‐it  notes  on  3  different  points  that   support  your  inquiry/argument   •  Come  to  the  circle  to  start  the  conversaDon   with  the  informaDon  behind  the  post-­‐it  notes  
  10. 10. The 10 A Scholastic Series for Inquiry Editor: Jeff Wilhelm •  100  Dtles  grades  6-­‐10   •  50  Dtles  grades  4-­‐8   Smartest Adaptations in Nature -Scholastic  
  11. 11. Barb Turney •  •  •  •  Universal  Design  for  Learning   Inquiry   Deep  thinking   Personal  connecDons  
  12. 12. With  Universal  Design  In  Mind    What  was  the  impact  of  residen2al  schools  on  Aboriginal  culture?   CONNECTING   What  ques2ons  do  you  have?   What  do  you  no2ce?   ?   What  are  you  wondering?  
  13. 13. Processing Literature  Circles   • What  opened  your  eyes?   • What  touched  your  heart?   • What  made  you  think  more  deeply  or   differently?   • Journaling  &  Reflec2ng  
  14. 14. Transforming   Phrases  and  words  were  used  to  describe  the    impact  of  Residen2al  Schools  on  the  person.  

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