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ARS Teacher PD - April 2010

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ARS Teacher PD - April 2010

  1. 1. ARS Language & Literacy Curriculum ARS PD Session 6 May 17, 2010
  2. 2. ARS Goals <ul><li>Best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Essential early literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable educators </li></ul><ul><li>21 century learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged parents and communities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Morning </li></ul><ul><li>8:30 Greeting </li></ul><ul><li>8:45 Quiz !! </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 Tech Time practice </li></ul><ul><li>10:15 Break </li></ul><ul><li>10:30 Redux </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Reading Redux </li></ul><ul><li>Read Aloud Redux </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 Lunch </li></ul>Afternoon 1:00 DEW activity 2:00 Evaluation (online) 2:15 Break 2:30 Celebrate!! 3:00 Storyteller 3:30 Reception
  4. 4. Check for Understanding <ul><li>Analogies </li></ul><ul><li>OLC is to oral language as ALK is to _____ language. </li></ul><ul><li>PA is to ______ as PK is to grapheme. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher is to PA as parent is to _____. </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary is to _______ as PA + ALK is to decoding. </li></ul><ul><li>DW is to decoding as OLC is to ___________. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Miss Mary (quite contrary) needs to improve the alphabet knowledge of her kinder-bound students. She should: </li></ul><ul><li>Sing the alphabet song everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Have children trace alphabet letters </li></ul><ul><li>Engage children in a variety of name writing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Play alphabet Bingo </li></ul>OLC:Oral language comprehension; PA: phonological awareness; ALK: alphabet letter knowledge; Voc: vocabulary; PK: print knowledge; DW: developmental writing
  5. 5. TechTime <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review CBDM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore Tumblebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit Resources for Early Childhood (REC) project </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. TechTime <ul><li>Directions: </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-In for PD session </li></ul><ul><li>Administer CBDM to Teacher/TA </li></ul><ul><li>Locate TumbleBook for Shared Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Create & submit vocabulary definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Search REC for web related resources </li></ul>
  7. 7. TechTime <ul><li>DETAILED </li></ul><ul><li>INSTRUCTIONS </li></ul>
  8. 8. Designing & Building… <ul><li>21 st Century Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Our approach is to: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on a specific new technology e.g., e-books </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Test it’ in the real setting on a small scale with a few teachers who volunteer… </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from what we observe; ‘iron out’ the bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an approach for larger-scale implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Teach teachers & introduce into all classrooms; continue to monitor. </li></ul>
  9. 9. In the Works… <ul><li>Expansion of eBook Nook </li></ul><ul><li>Expand e-book collection aligned with topic studies in 2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate study of iPad uses </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate study of new Touch Screen programs (alphabet letter knowledge) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Taking a Closer Look… <ul><li>Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>View the clip (whole group) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete checklist (individually) </li></ul><ul><li>Share observations (small group) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify 2 key observations (small group) </li></ul><ul><li>Share key observations (whole group) </li></ul>Shared Book/Read Aloud You will do this 3x
  11. 11. DEW Activity Learning Spaces • All portions of the classroom serve as learning environments • Children’s learning is supported by the environment • Teachers must examine their learning environments critically, with a focus on student learning
  12. 12. Closing <ul><li>Online evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Reading Recommendation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Celebrating <ul><li>Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Storyteller </li></ul><ul><li>Reception </li></ul>
  14. 14. ARS Goals <ul><li>Best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Essential early literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable educators </li></ul><ul><li>21 century learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged parents and communities </li></ul>

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