Hilliard City Schools
The Curriculum Connection
A Monthly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction
SEPTEMBE...
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ILC News
The McVey Innovative Learning Center will begin holding evening and weekend hours for our students to util...
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Third Grade Guarantee Updates
Over the summer, State Legislatures made changes to Senate Bill 21.
A. Students enter...
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D. Summer Promotion: If a student scores below 392 on the fall and spring reading OAAs (scores return in June)
and ...
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New Courses at the Secondary Level for the 2013 – 2014 School Year
6th Grade
• Choir 6
• Music in Action
Middle Sch...
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Value-Added Expert Training
Last year we started training teachers and principals from each Value-Added building. T...
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Curriculum Connection September 2013

  1. 1. Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Monthly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction SEPTEMBER, 2013 Mathematics Interventions In an effort to support student needs in mathematics, the district has purchased new intervention materials for teachers to embed into instructional time. The following Scholastic products are available: Grades K-5 - Fastt Math - on-line computation and fact fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Professional development will be delivered soon through the elementary math coaches! Grade 6 - Do the Math Now! is used in the Math Extensions classes and selected Special Education math courses. Grades 7-8 - Math 180 - 36 students in each middle school will participate in an additional math course. The structure is similar to Read 180 with two small group rotations. Elementary Capstone During this school year, 5th grade teachers are invited to participate in the pilot year of the Elementary Capstone. A re-launch meeting will occur on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at MILC. As we implement this year, we will collect feedback on best practices for engaging all fifth graders. As a reminder, next school year, all fifth grade students will complete the Elementary Capstone. If you have questions, feel free to ask the Director of Innovation and Extended Learning, Brent Wise. Department of Professional Learning • Hilliard Administrative Study Teams - Please form your study team, select a facilitator, select a text, and register for Window #1 starting right away! 1.2 CEU’s per book study – up to 3.5 CEU’s per year – up to 18 CEU’s per license cycle; Shared Google doc – HAST Plan • Literacy Connection – Celebrating Writers -- The district will cover the cost of sending two teachers per building (grades K-6) to The Literacy Connection’s two Saturday sessions (September 28th and April 5th) with Ruth Ayres, author of Day by Day. Please go to the web site for additional information: http://www.theliteracyconnection.org/ Celebrating_Writers_with_Ruth_Ayres.html Feel free to utilize your building PD funds if you would like to afford more teachers the opportunity to attend. Please contact Kathy Waples no later than Friday, September 20th with the names of the two teachers you will be sending, and we will arrange for payment. • OTES Update -- All documents in the OTES Implementation Binder can also be accessed electronically in the Hilliard PD Dropbox folder AND NOW on The Insider. OTES à OTES Implementation Binder Documents There is a separate folder in Dropbox for each tabbed section in the binder. If there are documents you’re having trouble accessing, please contact Tim Hart. • Professional Learning Calendar -- Just a reminder that the professional learning calendar can be found in Google Apps for Education through the Insider. Click on CALENDAR in the top menu, and make sure you are viewing the Professional Learning Calendar (under “My Calendars” to the left). This calendar has been shared with you. • Online Professional Leave Form -- As you approve professional leave for your staff members this year, please note that the most current PD balances are displayed directly to the right of the funding codes. • Shared PD Folder -- If you haven’t already done so, please accept your invitation to join the Dropbox folder – HILLIARD PD. This is where you will find documents for district PD sessions, all OTES binder documents, all Late-Start documents, and more. • Registering for District-Wide Professional Learning -- Both teachers and administrators are asked to register themselves for district-wide professional learning events for the year. PD Express - District-Wide PD 13-14
  2. 2. Page 2 ILC News The McVey Innovative Learning Center will begin holding evening and weekend hours for our students to utilize the collaborative spaces and resources as an extension of their home building experience. The hours are as follows: Monday: 2:45-7:00 p.m. Tuesday: 2:45-7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 2:45-9:00 p.m. Thursday: 2:45-7:00 p.m. Friday: 2:45-4:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00-4:00 p.m. In order to use the evening hours at the MILC, Hilliard City School Students must register at: https://www.localevelevents.com/events/details/627 and check in at the front door scanning their QR code or accessing their name from the database. Resources available for student use: Pre-engineering computers (8), 3D printer, 30 desktop computers, iMac collaborative space, (2) collaborative spaces designed for group work with whiteboard, mounted flat screens, desktops, movable furniture, Fish Tank with flat screen and 4 laptop connections for screen sharing, booth seating with mounted flat screens, open space seating and collaborative grouping for up to 50 students, Think Tank Library, 50 chrome books, and many more spaces/resources available. We want to encourage staff to utilize the MILC after hours as an extension of their classroom. Every student coming to the MILC will need to come with a “purpose” and check in when arriving. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome during after school hours. Any student 5th grade and below will need to be accompanied by a staff member. Social Studies End-of-Course Exams In March 2012, the General Assembly passed and Governor Kasich signed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 165 (referred to below as S.B. 165). Included in this legislation was a requirement for local school district boards of education to adopt interim end-of-course examinations for American History and American Government courses by July 1, 2013. Under the provisions of S.B. 165 each school district board of education shall adopt interim end-of-course examinations to assess mastery of American History and American Government standards as detailed in state law. Each high school of a school district shall use the end-of-course examinations until the state superintendent of public instruction and the chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents select end-of-course examinations in American History and American Government. The selection is to be made not later than July 1, 2014. The state selected examinations are scheduled to become operational in the spring of 2015. After July 1, 2013, any student in any grade taking American History and American Government to meet graduation requirements would also take the designated interim end-of-course examination. Students taking AP US History or AP Government would not have to take this interim end-of-course exam if taking the corresponding AP test. We will be bringing together an identified representative in each course from each high school to develop these assessments. The Curriculum Connection PE Assessments Beginning last school year, a physical education evaluation was included as an indicator on the Local Report Card. Senate Bill 210 (SB 210), which was signed into law in June, 2010, includes four components that will make up a report card indicator. Twelve assessments have been developed for each grade band (K - 2; 3 – 5; 6 - 8; & 9 - 12) for each benchmark. This year, all data will be tracked through Teacher Access Center (TAC) to assist in streamlining the reporting process. All PE teachers will receive training during the September 25th late-start (Elementary teachers at Alton Darby and Secondary teachers at Darby High School). Course of Study As a district, the following department content areas will be revising K - 12 Course of Studies throughout the 2013 – 2014 school year: Science and Visual Arts
  3. 3. Page 3 Third Grade Guarantee Updates Over the summer, State Legislatures made changes to Senate Bill 21. A. Students entering third grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2013, who have been retained or are on a reading improvement plan, must have a teacher with at least one year of teaching experience. Additionally, the teacher must meet one of the following qualifications required in law: i. Holds a reading endorsement on the teacher’s license; ii. Completed a master’s degree with a major in reading; iii. Has “above expected” rating for value added in reading instruction for the most recent, consecutive two school years; iv. Earned a passing score on a rigorous test of principles of scientifically research-based reading instruction to be qualified for the 2014-2015 school year; v. New - Rated “most effective” for reading instruction consecutively for the most recent two years based on approved assessments of student growth; vi. New - ODE’S APPROVED LIST OF CREDENTIALS: 1. Literacy Specialist Endorsement 2. TESOL Endorsement 3. Active National Board Certification - Early and Middle Childhood (applies to literacy, reading, language arts) 4. IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council), ALTA (Academic Language Therapy Association), AOGPE (Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators) 5. Reading Recovery 6. Literacy Collaborative (coach or teacher) 7. Success for All (SFA) 8. Orton-Gillingham (30 hr-training) / IMSE (Institute for Multi-Sensory Education) *must include practicum 9. Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) 10. CLLIP (Collaborative Language and Literacy Instruction Program) 11. LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention System) 12. AFTCRIP (American Federation of Teachers Comprehensive Reading Instruction Program) vii. New - Holds an educator license for teaching grades pre K-3 issued on or after July 1, 2017. B. For the 2013-2014 school year, a student must reach at least a 392 on the Grade 3 Reading Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to move on to the fourth grade. If a student does not reach that score, the student may still move on to fourth grade if they qualify for a retention exemption. These exemptions apply to: i. Limited English proficient students who have been enrolled in U.S. schools for less than three full years and have had less than three years of instruction in an English as a Second Language program; ii. Special education students whose IEPs specifically exempt them from retention under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee; iii. Any student who has received intensive remediation for two years and was previously retained in kindergarten through the third grade; and iv. Students who demonstrate reading competency on a Reading OAA Alternative approved by the Ohio Department of Education. C. OAA Alternative: The OAA Alternative will be a summative reading assessment aligned to end of year third grade standards. A student must achieve whatever the assessment designates as proficient in order to move on to the fourth grade. This will be comparable or more rigorous than the proficient score on the Reading OAA. i. A short list of OAA alternatives will be released by ODE in February 2014. ii. Districts may administer these alternative assessments at any time during the student’s third grade year. iii. Districts should administer an alternative assessment to a student that has scored below the cut score on the spring administration of the OAA if the student’s parents request it. iv. The district is responsible for the cost of the OAA alternative assessment. v. Districts may continue to administer the OAA alternatives through the summer. A student scoring proficient will be promoted to the fourth grade before school starts in the fall. The Curriculum Connection
  4. 4. Page 4 D. Summer Promotion: If a student scores below 392 on the fall and spring reading OAAs (scores return in June) and did not demonstrate proficiency on an OAA alternative, the student should continue to receive intensive reading remediation services appropriate for the student’s reading deficiency through the summer. If the student can demonstrate reading proficiency on the state assessment at the end of the summer, the student will be promoted to the fourth grade before school starts in the fall. i. Districts will be able to administer a new standardized reading assessment provided ODE. It will act as a summer version of the Grade 3 Reading OAA. The administration of the summer exam will be the same as the spring OAA with regard to administration procedures and the cost of the assessment. ii. Students will be required to reach the retention cut score (e.g., 392) in order to qualify for summer promotion. iii. Students who receive a summer promotion should continue to receive appropriate reading intervention in the fourth grade. Ohio Reading Diagnostic Assessments All students in grades K-3 must take the Ohio Reading Diagnostic Assessment. Based upon results of these assessments students will be labeled as “on track” or “not on track.” Any student labeled as not on track will be placed on a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP). This plan informs parents that their child is not performing on grade level and provides the student with intensive personalized reading instruction. Additionally, 3rd grade students must receive a portion of their reading instruction from a credentialed teacher. i. The KRA-L is being used as the Diagnostic for Kindergarten students in the Hilliard City School District. ii. The state provided diagnostic is being used as the Ohio Diagnostic Assessment for first grade students. iii. The SRI is being used as the Diagnostic for second and third grade students. The Curriculum Connection Common Core Professional Development (Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers) Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers will receive professional development this school year for Ohio’s New Learning Standards. The sessions in October will be held in Conference Rooms 1, 2, 3, and 4 at Central Office. Dates for the trainings are as follows: Fourth Grade Teachers: October 8th / January 21st: Darby Creek, Hoffman Trails, Ridgewood, and Washington October 9th / January 22nd: Scioto Darby, J.W. Reason, Brown, Alton Darby, and Avery October 10th / January 23rd: Norwich, Horizon, Britton, Crossing, and Beacon Fifth Grade Teachers: October 15th / January 28th: Darby Creek, Hoffman Trails, Ridgewood, and Washington October 16th / January 29th: Scioto Darby, J.W. Reason, Brown, Alton Darby, and Avery October 17th / January 30th: Norwich, Horizon, Britton, Crossing, and Beacon How to Actually Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Encyclopedia use in the classroom has always been frowned upon by some teachers. Now, Wikipedia takes this issue to a whole new level. Yet students use it like they use Google... pervasively. How can we encourage an appropriate use of Wikipedia in the classroom? Here are some great suggestions by Ian Jukes: http://fluency21.com/blog/2013/09/09/how-to-actually-use-wikipedia-in-the-classroom/
  5. 5. Page 5 New Courses at the Secondary Level for the 2013 – 2014 School Year 6th Grade • Choir 6 • Music in Action Middle School • Humanities Language Arts & Social Studies 7 • Advanced Social Studies 7 • Hail to the Chief • History of Rock & Roll as a Social Movement • Information & Communication Technology (ICT 21) (On-Line) • Magic of Electrons • Music Alive • Intro to EDU (ILC – Project EDU) • Intro to INC (ILC – Project INC) • Intro to Rock (ILC – Project Rock) High School • 2D Visual Art (On-Line) • Introduction to Theatre • Theatrical Design & Production • Theatrical Performance • Production and Performance • Honors World Studies • iCulture • iGlobal • American History through Film • History’s Mysteries • A.P. Psychology • Sports and Fitness • Aerobics, Body Sculpting, and Fitness • Basic Strength Training and Fitness • Strength Training and Conditioning for High School Athletes • Physical Education (On-Line) • BUD/S – Building Unconditional Drive/Success • Teaching Professions 1 (ILC – Academy EDU) • Business Management 1 (ILC – Academy INC) • Rock Band (ILC – Academy Vibe) • ENGL 1100 (ILC – College Jumpstart) • ENGL 2367 (ILC – College Jumpstart) • PSY 1100 (ILC – College Jumpstart) • SOC 1101 (ILC – College Jumpstart) • COLS 1101 (ILC – College Jumpstart) • ASC 1190 (ILC – College Jumpstart) NEW ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INTERNET MODULE The ODE-OEC, through its contract with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), is pleased to announce the latest Assistive Technology (AT) Internet Module, "AT Supports and Services in the IEP". Documenting AT in the individualized education program (IEP) is sometimes a daunting task. This module will describe ways that AT devices and services can be indicated in the IEP. Proper documentation of AT in the IEP ensures that students will receive the necessary AT and the corresponding services to enable them to access and participate in the school environment. View the module at www.atinternetmodules.org. The Curriculum Connection
  6. 6. Page 6 Value-Added Expert Training Last year we started training teachers and principals from each Value-Added building. There were two trainings last spring and one this fall. The final training has been set and below is the information about this meeting: In order for teachers to receive the last 1/3 of their $250 stipend, they need to attend this meeting. If your list from last year has changed for your building, let me know ASAP. If there is someone new to the group from your building, I need to get them on the board agenda in order for them to be paid for their attendance. Training #3 Dates Sept 23- Group 1 (HST, HTH, HMS, MMS, WMS)  Sept 25- Group 2 (ADE, AVY, BCN, BRT, BRN, DCE, HCR)  Sept 30- Group 3 (HZN, HTE, JWR, NOR, RGW, SDE, WSH) Time 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Elementary buildings, you will need to find coverage for the last half hour of the day for your three teachers) Location Central Office Large Conference Room Topics Review reports that will be released in EVAAS this fall and design a PD plan for each building.  The focus will be on the teacher reports. The Curriculum Connection Scholastic Information Please see the guidelines below for the MAXIMUM number of computers each building should be using at one time for Scholastic testing. This guideline was not randomly chosen. If we do not stay within this amount, then this will cause harm to the server and potentially cause it to crash. o At the elementary- NO MORE THAN 30 students testing at the same time o At the secondary- NO MORE THAN 60 students testing at the same time We’ve also had a lot of questions about accommodations (specifically the read aloud accommodation) for the new Scholastic assessments. After talking with Scholastic about this, here is what was agreed on: o For the Reading assessment (SRI), there will be no read aloud accommodations. The SRI measures independent reading comprehension. The SRI has not been validated for students having the questions and reading passages read to them. o For the Math assessment (SMI), there will be read aloud accommodation provided it is on the student’s IEP. SMI items are written to assess math understanding and not reading and math vocabulary. Scholastic Training Please send Susanne Lintz the names of those attending the teacher Scholastic trainings listed below ASAP! Remember that some of the times have changed slightly. Please remind teachers of the time and to submit for a HALF DAY sub. September 18: Secondary SRI and SMI Training Teachers Type of Training 7:45-10:45  CO Computer Lab 1 ELA teacher from each 6th grade bldg  2 ELA teachers from each MS and HS  14 TOTAL SRI 11:15-2:15  CO Computer Lab 1 Math teacher from each 6th grade bldg  2 Math teachers from each MS and HS  14 TOTAL SMI September 26: Elementary SRI Training Teachers Type of Training 8:30-11:30  CO Computer Lab 1 teacher per grade level (2nd-5th) from:  ADE, AVY, BCN, BRT, BRN, DCE, HCR SRI 12:30-3:30  CO Computer Lab 1 teacher per grade level (2nd-5th) from:  HZN, HTE, JWR, NOR, RGW, SDE, WSH SRI October 2: Elementary SMI Training Teachers Type of Training 8:30-11:30  CO Computer Lab 1 teacher per grade level (2nd-5th) from:  ADE, AVY, BCN, BRT, BRN, DCE, HCR  *This could be the same person from the 26th or someone new SMI 12:30-3:30  CO Computer Lab 1 teacher per grade level (2nd-5th) from:  HZN, HTE, JWR, NOR, RGW, SDE, WSH  *This could be the same person from the 26th or someone new SMI

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