2 min. A little about me. . . Where did my passion for adolescent literacy come from? Nick story. . .
Quick overview—1 min
Sir Ken Robinson Video—set up 1 min, video 3 min
3 min Where are we? With PLCs? Formative Assessments? RtI? Standards based/referenced grading? Technology integration? Differentiation? Intervention? Enrichment? 21 st century learning? CCSS? Summative Assessments? Re-teaching?
3 min Pressure (some positive and necessary)—some can be negative depending on how we implement. . .
3 min Takes time to shift this paradigm. Share my story. Used to teach the play—Raisin in the Sun—read it (some aloud in a circle), test on it or paper on it, move on. Then moved to essential learnings of the genre of drama, character motivation, performance benchmarks. . .adjustments in time/targeted instruction where needed
Carl’s example 9 minutes
Turn and Talk? 3 min Do we believe all kids can learn? Are we focusing on the learning or the teaching?
Targets for this morning:I can consider why/how “the world ofeducation is changing in ways that aremore dramatic and more far-reaching thananything any of us could have imagined”(Caulkins, 2012).I can consider my educational paradigmand consider if any adjustments arenecessary.I can connect the dots of several of today’seducational “buzz words”.Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.
Driving Forces• PISA (International Benchmarking)• Common Core State Standards• Reading Well by 3rdGrade Legislation• Response to Intervention/Instruction (RtI2) orMulti-Tiered Systems of Support• MMR• Coming Soon (2014) Teacher EvaluationSystems• Assessment-Teaching-Learning Loop Evidence• Changing Brains of our YouthJennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.
The “Traditional” Equation of EducationTargeted Instruction + Time= LearningJennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.
A “New” Equation of EducationChange the variableTargeted Instruction + Time= LearningTargeted Instruction + Time = LearningIf a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the waythey learn. ~Ignacio EstradaJennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.
Buffum, Mattos, and Weber, 2011PRIORITIZEStandardsLearningTargetsBEST FIRSTINSTRUCTIONPLC TIME!COMMONFORMATIVEASSESSMENTSANALYZE,REFLECT, RE-TEACHGIVEFORMATIVEASSESSMENTSGIVE END OFUNITASSESSMENTRepeat foradditionallearning targetsas neededWhat do we expectkids to learn?How do we know they arelearning it?How will we respond when theyhave learned it? How will werespond when they haven’t? Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.AdaptedfromBuffum,2012
Where do we start?Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.Intervention•Focus onlearning•Collaborate•Focus on results
What do we believe? Where is our focus?Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.