2010-11 Academic Program Information

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TES Academic Dean Chris Weiss shares her vision for the 2010-11 academic program and to introduce our newest teachers and staff.

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2010-11 Academic Program Information

  1. 1. 2010-2011 Academic Program May 27, 2010
  2. 2. Welcome First, a little bit of history… August 2000 August 2009
  3. 3. Middle School
  4. 4. MS Social Studies
  5. 5. MS Language Arts
  6. 6. MS Science
  7. 7. MS Mathematics
  8. 8. MS Foreign Language
  9. 9. <ul><li>Teachers will focus on two grade levels and curricula - Schedule is streamlined </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Units ( Humanities, Math/Science ) </li></ul><ul><li>More Structured Instructional Time </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Fitness Moved to End of Day ( T/Th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratory Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Core Skills Classes - Writing, Organization, Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in Action </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared and Ready – Conduct Grades on Report Cards </li></ul>Middle School Program
  10. 10. Lower School
  11. 11. Fifth-Grade
  12. 12. Fourth-Grade
  13. 13. Third-Grade
  14. 14. Second-Grade
  15. 15. First-Grade
  16. 16. Kindergarten
  17. 17. K-8 Enrichment Art Faith Studies
  18. 18. K-8 Enrichment Music Healthful Living
  19. 19. K-8 Enrichment K-5 Spanish LC & Counselor
  20. 20. <ul><li>Actively recruit faculty and staff who mirror the diversity of our student body and Charlotte as a whole. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a benchmarking program for faculty and staff; including evaluation, observation, workload expectations and incentives. </li></ul> Faculty Recruitment, Evaluation & Expectations
  21. 21. <ul><li>Undertake a comprehensive curriculum review and </li></ul><ul><li>establish objective measurement/benchmarks for the </li></ul><ul><li>program. What’s happening so far: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Curriculum Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Maps - our road guide to academic excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Questions, Content, Skills, Assessment, Resources </li></ul></ul>Curriculum
  22. 22. Curriculum Focus: Grammar & Academic Writing <ul><li>Michael Clay Thompson Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>A Common Rubric/ Common Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Instruction in Language Arts and Core Skills Classes –”composition” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Curriculum Focus: Science & Social Studies <ul><li>Reading, Writing & Math - Previous Years </li></ul><ul><li>Science Support </li></ul><ul><li>National Standards & Quality Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Review & Analysis of Gaps and Overlaps </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Develop and implement a system to initiate and track </li></ul><ul><li>professional training that is tied to each educator’s </li></ul><ul><li>developmental plan and curricular/instructional </li></ul><ul><li>needs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PD Planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAT Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-House: Michael Thompson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification: Renewals </li></ul></ul>Professional Development
  25. 25. Professional Development Let’s go to school! <ul><li>Linda Castillo: Connected Math at Michigan State </li></ul><ul><li>Monica Charlton: Readers Workshop at TC, Core Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Cooper: Writers Workshop at Teachers College </li></ul><ul><li>Tachi Dellinger: Writers Workshop at TC </li></ul><ul><li>d’Angelo Dia: Light factory; Children’s Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Kristina Gagliardi: Queens University MAT </li></ul><ul><li>Brooks Johnston: Fletcher School workshop on Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Janet Lazarus: Core Curriculum training </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Luft: Readers Workshop at TC </li></ul><ul><li>Liz Lynah: Queens University MAT </li></ul><ul><li>Shannon Manning: Investigations Math workshop in Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Jay Masanotti: Queens University MAT </li></ul>
  26. 26. Professional Development Let’s go to school! <ul><li>Linda Minor: Writers Workshop at Teachers College </li></ul><ul><li>Jen Rankey: Core Curriculum + Boston University </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Rietz: Readers Workshop at Teachers College </li></ul><ul><li>Kyle Rippey: Keystone Institute for water quality issues </li></ul><ul><li>Mara Rosenberg: Core Curriculum, Readers Workshop at TC and Literacy Learning in San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Rudisill: Core Curriculum training </li></ul><ul><li>Oyinda Salami: Queens University MAT & Readers Workshop at TC </li></ul><ul><li>Grady Smith: NMSA and NAGC for differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Jen Stone: Writers Workshop at TC </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Stumpf: Teaching Fellows Institute, Writers Workshop at TC </li></ul><ul><li>Garrett Taft: Literacy Learning in San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Thornton: SummerCore for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Viccellio: Breadloaf program at Middlebury, VT (Masters) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Closing Remarks

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