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ARS Teacher PD - April 2010

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  • 1. ARS Language & Literacy Curriculum ARS PD Session 6 May 17, 2010
  • 2. ARS Goals
    • Best practice
    • Essential early literacy skills
    • Knowledgeable educators
    • 21 century learning environments
    • Engaged parents and communities
  • 3. Agenda
    • Morning
    • 8:30 Greeting
    • 8:45 Quiz !!
    • 9:00 Tech Time practice
    • 10:15 Break
    • 10:30 Redux
    • Shared Reading Redux
    • Read Aloud Redux
    • 12:00 Lunch
    Afternoon 1:00 DEW activity 2:00 Evaluation (online) 2:15 Break 2:30 Celebrate!! 3:00 Storyteller 3:30 Reception
  • 4. Check for Understanding
    • Analogies
    • OLC is to oral language as ALK is to _____ language.
    • PA is to ______ as PK is to grapheme.
    • Teacher is to PA as parent is to _____.
    • Vocabulary is to _______ as PA + ALK is to decoding.
    • DW is to decoding as OLC is to ___________.
    • Multiple Choice
    • Miss Mary (quite contrary) needs to improve the alphabet knowledge of her kinder-bound students. She should:
    • Sing the alphabet song everyday
    • Have children trace alphabet letters
    • Engage children in a variety of name writing activities
    • Play alphabet Bingo
    OLC:Oral language comprehension; PA: phonological awareness; ALK: alphabet letter knowledge; Voc: vocabulary; PK: print knowledge; DW: developmental writing
  • 5. TechTime
    • Objectives
      • Review CBDM
      • Explore Tumblebooks
      • Visit Resources for Early Childhood (REC) project
  • 6. TechTime
    • Directions:
    • Sign-In for PD session
    • Administer CBDM to Teacher/TA
    • Locate TumbleBook for Shared Reading
    • Create & submit vocabulary definitions
    • Search REC for web related resources
  • 7. TechTime
    • DETAILED
    • INSTRUCTIONS
  • 8. Designing & Building…
    • 21 st Century Learning Environment
    • Our approach is to:
    • Focus on a specific new technology e.g., e-books
    • ‘ Test it’ in the real setting on a small scale with a few teachers who volunteer…
    • Learn from what we observe; ‘iron out’ the bugs
    • Develop an approach for larger-scale implementation
    • Teach teachers & introduce into all classrooms; continue to monitor.
  • 9. In the Works…
    • Expansion of eBook Nook
    • Expand e-book collection aligned with topic studies in 2010-2011
    • Initiate study of iPad uses
    • Initiate study of new Touch Screen programs (alphabet letter knowledge)
  • 10. Taking a Closer Look…
    • Steps:
    • View the clip (whole group)
    • Complete checklist (individually)
    • Share observations (small group)
    • Identify 2 key observations (small group)
    • Share key observations (whole group)
    Shared Book/Read Aloud You will do this 3x
  • 11. DEW Activity Learning Spaces • All portions of the classroom serve as learning environments • Children’s learning is supported by the environment • Teachers must examine their learning environments critically, with a focus on student learning
  • 12. Closing
    • Online evaluation
    • Summer Reading Recommendation
  • 13. Celebrating
    • Speakers
    • Storyteller
    • Reception
  • 14. ARS Goals
    • Best practice
    • Essential early literacy skills
    • Knowledgeable educators
    • 21 century learning environments
    • Engaged parents and communities