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ARS Teacher PD - December 2009

  1. 1. ARS Intro to ERF Curriculum ARS PD Session 1 December 5, 2009
  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 st century learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged parents and communities </li></ul>
  3. 3. What we will do today <ul><li>Find out what we already know… </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the PD curriculum, schedule and options </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about ARS </li></ul><ul><li>Start to examine the ARS language and literacy curriculum </li></ul>
  4. 4. Teacher Knowledge Assessment <ul><li>Focus on content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the ideas, facts, professional wisdom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>45 items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about 45 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggregated scores </li></ul><ul><li>Compare before/after to evaluate the quality of the PD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we know more when all is said and done </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. PD Curriculum - understand, can do, adapt <ul><li>Scope: </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Development </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Skills </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Science-based Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize & Respond </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Design </li></ul><ul><li>CBDM </li></ul><ul><li>Mature Play Skills </li></ul><ul><li>ICT applications </li></ul><ul><li>Goal setting & reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence: </li></ul><ul><li>Fall, Winter, Spring </li></ul><ul><li>August-June </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly full-day sessions </li></ul><ul><li>All staff </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials 2 hrs @ month </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers; small group with coach </li></ul><ul><li>Online 1 hr per month </li></ul><ul><li>Optional: online course 3cr </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers : </li></ul><ul><li>11 hrs/month [121 hrs] </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Assistants : </li></ul><ul><li>9 hrs/mo [99 hrs] </li></ul>
  6. 6. ARS - a few more specifics <ul><li>Teach high priority skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Oral language comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Phonological awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental writing </li></ul><ul><li>Print knowledge </li></ul>
  7. 7. Oral Language Comprehension <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to speak & listen with understanding. Includes grammar, word meanings & listening comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the language foundation for </li></ul><ul><li>learning to read and write </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vocabulary <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Words an individual knows and can use . </li></ul><ul><li> Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Receptive Expressive </li></ul><ul><li>listening talking </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>A strong predictor of reading comprehension. Vocabulary size at age 3 can predict reading comprehension at grade 3. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The 30 million word gap… 45,000,000 Words 26,000,000 Words 13,000,000 Words In four years, an average child would accumulate word experience with: Hart, B. & Risley, T. (2003). The early catastrophe: the 30 million word gap by age 3. American Educator (spring)
  10. 10. Phonological Awareness <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of the sound structure of speech </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>Provides information for sound-symbol matching </li></ul>
  11. 11. Developmental sequence word play rhyming alliteration segmenting
  12. 12. Alphabet Knowledge <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of letter names and sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>One of the strongest predictors of beginning reading </li></ul><ul><li>(learning to read). </li></ul><ul><li>say the letters, tell the sound of the letters, write the letters </li></ul>
  13. 13. The alphabetic principle - making sound-symbol matches <ul><li>phonological awareness </li></ul><ul><li>alphabetic principle </li></ul><ul><li>alphabet knowledge </li></ul>
  14. 14. Developmental writing <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>First attempts at spelling words and composing texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>Develops understanding of how words work to communicate meaning </li></ul>
  15. 15. Spelling trajectory…
  16. 16. Spelling, cont’d.
  17. 18. Developmental Sequence marks draw & mark name-writing word writing
  18. 19. Print Knowledge <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts about print; knowledge of reading terms, rules and procedures . </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates the learn-to-read process; a marker of literacy experience at home and school </li></ul>
  19. 20. Book Handling <ul><li>Script: Take a look at my book. First, I’ll ask you some questions about it. Then, if you want, we can read the story in the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Circle 1 for a correct response; 0 for an incorrect response </li></ul><ul><li>Show me the cover of the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Show me the title of the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Show me a page in the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Show me the bottom of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Point to the first word on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Point to the last word on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Show me where to start reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Show me with your finger which way to go when I read. </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion: Greater than or equal to 2. > 2 </li></ul>
  20. 21. Assessment-Essential Skills Connection <ul><li>Oral Language </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Phonological Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Print Knowledge </li></ul>ALL PPVT-IV GGG GRTR **** ALL External Evaluation (child outcomes)
  21. 22. Mature Play Read Alouds Core HT-P technology ARS Language & Literacy Curriculum
  22. 23. HT-P PreK Trophies <ul><li>Unit1: Here I Am </li></ul><ul><li>Unit2: Let’s Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Unit3: Day to Day January </li></ul><ul><li>Unit4: Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 5:The Natural World </li></ul><ul><li>@ unit has 5 themes (1 per week) </li></ul><ul><li>Total time: 25 weeks </li></ul>
  23. 24. Read Alouds <ul><li>Goal: 350 books per classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Read: 3-5 unit-related books per day </li></ul>
  24. 25. ERF overlaps with CC CC HT Literacy Read Alouds Centers ( play areas) 30-45 min: Instruction 60-75 min: Play/sm grp
  25. 26. Targets & Upcoming… <ul><li>January </li></ul><ul><li>… start PreK Trophies Unit 3 </li></ul><ul><li>… study the learning environment DEW; ELLCO </li></ul><ul><li>… view ARS web site </li></ul><ul><li>… prepare for PD session Jan 25 </li></ul>
  26. 27. 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 st century learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged parents and communities </li></ul>