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Writing Team Board Presentation

  1. 1. DUNLAP’S K-5 WRITING TEAM: YEARLONG PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY FOCUSED ON EFFECTIVE WRITING INSTRUCTION Facilitator: Julie Rule – Dunlap Schools #323 Literacy Specialist/Coach
  2. 2. SMART GOAL (SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVABLE, RESULTS-ORIENTED, TARGET DATE).  During the 2010-2011 school year, the District Literacy Specialist will facilitate professional development and coaching for an elementary writing team in order to develop writing leaders who will model and share best practices in writing instruction with their colleagues in their individual buildings.  This goal will be measured by: 1) completion of professional development/coaching 2) writing leaders will create an implementation plan for their building describing how they will share and model new writing strategies
  3. 3. ACTION PLAN – STEP #1  Identify two teachers per elementary building (one K-2 and one 3-5) to be a member of the writing team. (Banner had 3 teachers)  The District Writing Team will consist of 9 classroom teachers, the district literacy specialist/coach, and the executive curriculum director.
  4. 4. DUNLAP SCHOOL DISTRICT #323 K-5 WRITING TEAM K-2 3-5 Banner Heather Rutherford – 2nd Shelley Hughes – 3rd Becky Hansen – 5th Dunlap Grade Stefanie Pitzer – 2nd Natalie Lanser – 3rd Ridgeview Antonio Johnson – 2nd Teresa Marquis – 3rd Wilder-Waite Rachelle McConaghie – 1st Sarah Urbanc – 3rd Dr. Lonna Anderson – Executive Curriculum Director Julie Rule – Literacy Specialist/Coach
  5. 5. BANNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Heather Rutherford – 2nd Shelley Hughes – 3rd Becky Hansen – 5th
  6. 6. DUNLAP GRADE SCHOOL Stefanie Pitzer – 2nd Natalie Lanser – 3rd
  7. 7. RIDGEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Antonio Johnson – 2nd Teresa Marquis – 3rd
  8. 8. WILDER WAITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Rachelle McConaghie – 1st Sarah Urbanc – 3rd
  9. 9. ACTION PLAN – STEP #2  The Literacy Specialist will teach, co-teach, or observe with each of the 9 classroom teachers using a two week on/off cycle.
  10. 10. ACTION PLAN – STEP #3  The District Writing Team will collaborate monthly and participate in professional development on research based/best practices in writing instruction. Friday, September 17, 2010 Friday, October 8, 2010 Friday, November 12, 2010 Wednesday, December 15, 2010 (Full Day) Friday, January 14, 2011 Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Thursday, March 17, 2011 Friday, April 15, 2011 Tuesday, May 17, 2011 (Full Day)
  11. 11. ACTION PLAN – STEP #4  The team will make connections between best practices and current curricular resources.
  12. 12. ACTION PLAN – STEP #5  Team members and principals will create an implementation plan for sharing and modeling research based writing strategies.
  13. 13. DUNLAP’S K-5 WRITING TEAM OFFERS 2-DAY WRITING WORKSHOP Become energized about enhancing your teaching of writing!!! When: August 1st & 2nd Time: 8:30-3:30 Lunch will be on your own 11:30-12:30 Where: Ridgeview Elementary School Overview: The District K-5 Team will give you an overview of our yearlong study of writing. The workshop will be interactive and engage you in instructional strategies you can incorporate in your classroom in the fall! You may even want to become a member of Writing Team #2! Contact Information: Julie Rule jrule@dunlapcusd.net or Dr. Anderson landerson@dunlapcusd.net As of right now we have 34 teachers signed up!!!
  14. 14. ACTION PLAN – STEP #6  Formative and summative feedback will be collected from the writing team to guide professional development and coaching activities.  Writing Team #2 – Beginning Fall 2011  Building SMART goals for writing!  Create a website for teachers with professional resources, video, writing examples, etc…
  15. 15. TOPICS WRITING TEAM RESEARCHED:  Gradual Release of Responsibility (OLM – Optimal Learning Model)  Examining our Writing Beliefs  Genre Writing  Demonstrating Writing (modeling for our students)  Public Content Conferences  Negotiating Editing Expectations  Editing Conferences  Assessment – Formative/Summative, High-Stakes Testing
  16. 16. TEACHER INSIGHTS  I hold my students more accountable for their writing.  I learned the importance of modeling writing for my students.  I feel that modeled writing is crucial to the development of students’ writing.  My instruction has changed from a teacher- centered approach to a student-centered approach.  It is important to celebrate student success.  The importance of modeling my writing and thinking with my students.
  17. 17. MY INSIGHTS:  Transformation of my teaching –  grounding my instructional practices in research  shaping/defining instructional pedagogy  We are in the midst of a “Literacy Revolution.”  This kind of PD is CRITICAL to truly transforming our teaching.

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