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ARS PD session for April, 2010.

ARS PD session for April, 2010.

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  • 1. ARS Language & Literacy Curriculum ARS PD Session 5 April 19, 2010 ARS Shared Book & Read Aloud: Taking a Closer Look
  • 2. ARS Goals •  Best prac+ce  •  Essen+al early literacy skills  •  Knowledgeable educators  •  21 century learning environments  •  Engaged parents and communi+es 
  • 3. Agenda Morning  A(ernoon  8:30 Gree+ng  1:00  Shared Book Clip 3  8:45 Tech Time     Read Aloud Clip 3  10:00 DEW  2:00  Break  10:15 Break  2:15  CBDM  10:30   Shared Reading Clip 1  3:30  Flowers     Read Aloud Clip 1  4:00  Closing  11:15  Shared Reading Clip 2     Read Aloud Clip 2  12:00 Lunch 
  • 4. Check for Understanding Cloze Passage:  Fill in the blank.   Instruc+on that occurs through ___ book reading  helps children develop oral language ___ and   __ knowledge.  Challenge Ques4on:  Rank order the following skills from  higher to lower priority in beginning  reading:  *book handling, *listening,  *allitera+on, *name wri+ng,   *grammar  
  • 5. TechTime Objec4ves  1.  Laptops ‐ PDF  2.  U‐Video Camera  lesson & ac+vity  3.  e‐Book Experience  4.  Mobile Learning  Devices 
  • 6. Logging On •  Log‐in Informa+on  –  USER: readingfirstsa1  –  PASS: sa1  readingfirstsa1  sa1  UANET 
  • 7. Accessing Handout Materials Click on Teachers & Teaching Assistants Group
  • 8. Accessing Handout Materials Choose Discussion Forum
  • 9. Accessing Handout Materials View SlideShare Download Powerpoint or PDF files
  • 10. U-Video Activity 1.  Break into Cohort Groups  2.  Each classroom should open videos of Flowers  ac+vi+es on their laptop  3.  Share your Flowers videos with the Cohort  Group  4.  Share 1 example from Cohort Group with  whole group 
  • 11. U-Video File Transfer 1.  Plug U‐Video Camera into laptop USB port  2.  Open U‐Video folder to view files  3.  Navigate to video folder  4.  Open Video folder on laptop  5.  Drag video file from U‐Video folder and drop  into Video folder  6.  Copying message will appear  •  Do Not disconnect the U‐Video Camera! 
  • 12. 1.  Choose Groups Accessing e-Books 2.  Select e-Book Research 3.  Click on TumbleBooks icon
  • 13. Designing an e-Book Nook e-Book Shared Reading Observing teacher & student behaviors
  • 14. TouchSmart Computer e-Book Shared Reading Variety of seating contexts
  • 15. Mobile Learning Devices iPod Touch  iPad 
  • 16. e-Book Activity What are we learning so far…  •  Requires adapta+ons in the sebng  •  Requires old and new teaching prac+ces  •  Focuses children’s aden+on on words  which is what we intended in this field  study.  
  • 17. 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 sebng 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  implementa+on  •  Teach teachers & introduce into all classrooms;  con+nue to monitor. 
  • 18. DEW Design…going further •  Focus on design making the door, entry, walls  another ‘teacher’  •  Focus on displaying children’s work/ learning in all kinds of ways   •  Accentuate the Topic Study & HT theme  •  Make the environment ‘beau+ful’ 
  • 19. Design Features:  • Color  • Texture  • Variety  • Informa+on  • Appeal 
  • 20. color~texture~variety~informa+on~appeal   
  • 21. • Color  • Texture  • Variety  • Informa+on  • Appeal 
  • 22. Use of wall space  • Text  • White space  • Framing 
  • 23. Procedure…for taking a closer look at Shared Book/Read Aloud Steps:  1.  View the clip (whole group)  2.  Complete checklist (individually)  3.  Share observa+ons (small group)  4.  Iden+fy 2 key observa+ons (small group)  5.  Share key observa+ons (whole group)  You will do this 3x 
  • 24. Accessing CBDM Website 1.  Choose Groups 2.  Select Teachers & Teaching Assistants 3.  Click on CBDM link
  • 25. Flowers – March 29 – May 14 HT Topics:  •  My Five Senses  •  Weather   •  Spring     •  Backyard Creatures  •  In the Garden    
  • 26. Flowers Highlights •  Assessment  •  Vocabulary + photos/objects  •  Phonological awareness  – Rhyming  – Allitera+on 
  • 27. ARS Goals •  Best prac+ce  •  Essen+al early literacy skills  •  Knowledgeable educators  •  21 century learning environments  •  Engaged parents and communi+es 
  • 28. Closing •  Closing remarks/review  •  Comple+ng the online evalua+on