Powering Up grant: w/Englewood 5 Phase I schools Writer’s Workshop 5th grades only +13.7% CSAP gains Outpaced 4th grades New leadership: Scores leveling off PLC interest Data access issues 90% Goal Major shifts: PLC structure Calendar changes Universal Lit. Frame. Consolidate data Common vision: 5 Phase I schools School Improvement Writer’s Workshop Co-teaching
Powering Up grant: w/Englewood 5 Phase I schools Writer’s Workshop 5th grades only +13.7% CSAP gains Outpaced 4th grades Writing New leadership: Scores leveling off PLC interest Data access issues 90% Goal Major shifts: PLC structure Calendar changes Universal Lit. Frame. Consolidate data Common vision: 5 Phase I schools School Improvement Writer’s Workshop Co-teaching 21st Century Learning: All 5th grades 1:1 netbooks All 6th grade Lang. Arts 1:1 netbooks All 9th grade Lang. Arts 1:1 netbooks Multiple grants awarded LPS Foundation support Repurpose desktop refresh 7th and 8th grades planned for 2010
Too many more examples Wilder Elementary http://reinert5thgrade.wikispaces.com/ Wilder Elementary http://wildertechnology.wikispaces.com/ Twain Elementary http://moorelearning.wikispaces.com/ Sandburg Elementary http://magruder0809.wikispaces.com/ Lenski Elementary http://steele5.wikispaces.com/ Lenski Elementary https://lenskib5.wikispaces.com/ Highland Elementary close relationship with http://thedeanoftravel.typepad.com/ Powell Middle http://hamillwiki.wikispaces.com/ Goddard Middle http://ta6science.wikispaces.com/ Newton Middle http://wilmespeclasses.blogspot.com/ Euclid Middle http://lloyds7la.wikispaces.com/ Heritage High http://ajsmith-english.wikispaces.com/ Littleton High http://scheibelsclasses.wikispaces.com/ Arapahoe High http://ahsthisibelieve.wikispaces.com/ Options Alterative High http://optionshighschool.wikispaces.com/ … we could keep going…
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Literacy for the 21st Century Where did you find it? Write your Senator Why do you trust it? Reach beyond your community Obey the law and be sure to vote Post it in the hall so visitors can see Identity = Currency Avoid online danger Honor intellectual property Connect with the world Post it online for the world to see
Reflection guides Inspired Learning Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A new framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record. 108(6), 1017-1054.
Inspired Learning Reflection Guide Initial impressions to seed your thinking Master of classroom strategies, application of learning theory, differentiation techniques, grading practices. Uses data in instructional design and monitors progress. Understands students learning styles and needs. Establishes relationships with community. Understands current technology and its relevance for students. Can use technology as a tool to deliver instruction. Can design lessons or activities that allow for students to learn with technology. Digital content, both teacher and student-produced, is pervasive in this classroom. Master of the content in the subject area/grade level earning the designation “highly qualified.” Knows, understands, and aligns instruction with LPS Curriculum and Essential Learnings. Stays current in the content of his/her field. Rigor is a tenet of his/her classroom.
Inspired Learning Reflection Guide How do you identify it? Key indicators This teacher is doing some dazzling work: students are engaged, in groups, and on task. Use of technology is seamless and polished. However, Essential Learnings/LPS curricular objectives are not being addressed. Activities lack purpose and do not fit within horizontal/vertical alignments, PLC activities. This teacher aligns instruction with LPS curriculum. He/She knows students’ needs, provides learning activities based on those needs, and monitors progress. Formative and summative assessments, and AssessTrack is consulted in instructional design. Very little in the way of digital content is used or created in this class. Exciting but lacks alignment Good but dated Modern but not meeting kids’ needs This teacher deploys technology in instructional delivery and in learning activities, but in a non-differentiated manner. Little regard is given to progress monitoring and data-driven instruction. Students are completing the same activity, with technology, lockstep.
Inspired Writing Reflection Guide Synthesize your previous thoughts to create a guide for yourself to help focus on what a successful nexus of these three domains would look like. Synthesis: Exciting but lacks alignment Good but dated Modern but not meeting kids’ needs http://tinyurl.com/lpstpack