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Teacher workshop presented at Incarnation Catholic School by Mr. Michael Zelenka, Principal

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  1. 1. RUN ICS In-ServiceWednesday August 15, 2012
  2. 2. +CALL TO PRAYER+
  3. 3.  I‟m headed down this narrow  If people walk with me, talk road / Chosen by the few / with me, looking for truth And all that I know is / They‟re gonna find out You told me to follow You soon If they‟re following me then They‟re gonna follow You I‟m taking a risk and leaving it all / Not knowing what I‟ll go So let my life speak loud through / But I‟m not alone and clear As long as I follow You Lord, I wanna hear I‟m so glad that I get to So when my life‟s a leap of faith serve You, Lord / I can hear You say You‟re the only One I am living for, woah Well done, well done / I‟m gonna I‟m gonnaRUN straight into chase You, Lord / I‟m gonna Your open arms show the world Your love, woah I‟m gonna follow You with all my heart, woah, woah / I‟ll RUN, I‟ll RUN/ I‟m gonna RUN this race / To hear You say well done WELL DONE, by Moriah Peters
  4. 4.  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to usand persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood. You have also forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as children: “My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him; for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines; he scourges every child he acknowledges.” A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Hebrews (12:1 – 12)
  5. 5.  Endure your trials as “discipline”; God treats you as sons and daughters. For what “child” is there whom his father does not discipline?If you are without discipline, in which all have shared, you are not sons and daughters but orphans. Besides this, we have had our earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them. Should we not [then] submit all the more to the Father of spirits and live? They disciplined us for a short time as seemed right to them, but he does so for our benefit, in order that we may share his holiness. At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it. So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Hebrews (12:1 – 12)
  6. 6.  St. John Baptist de La Salle, Patron of Teachers ◦ “Be satisfied with what you can do, since God is satisfied with it, but do not spare yourself in what you can do with grace; and believe that, provided you want it, you can do more with the grace of God than you think.” Reflection
  7. 7. Sostrengthen yourdrooping hands and your weak knees… Reflection
  8. 8. …AND RUN. Reflection
  9. 9.  John 12:35 ◦ RUN while you have the light of life, that the darkness of death may not overtake you. Reflection
  10. 10. Rid yourself of every burden and sin that clings to you… Reflection
  11. 11. …AND RUN. Reflection
  12. 12.  St. Benedict ◦If we wish to reach eternal life, even as we avoid the torments of hell, then – while we are in this body and have time to accomplish things by the light of life – we must RUN now and do what will profit us forever. Reflection
  13. 13. YESTERDAY IS GONE. Reflection
  14. 14. TOMORROW HAS NOT YET COME. Reflection
  15. 15. WE HAVE ONLY TODAY… Reflection
  17. 17. LET US BEGIN. Reflection
  18. 18. LETUS RUN. Reflection
  19. 19.  To you, God, from whose hands comes the work of creation, so artfully designed, we pray that this work we are about to do may be done in companionship with you. May the work that we will soon begin sing praise to you as songbirds do. May the work that we will soon begin add to the light of your presence because it is done with great love. May the work that we will soon begin speak like a prophet of old of your dream of beauty and unity. Closing Prayer – PRAYER BEFORE BEGINNING WORK
  20. 20.  May the work that we will soon begin be a shimmering mirror of your handiwork in the excellence of its execution, ◦ in the joy of doing it for its own sake, ◦ in our poverty of ownership over it, ◦ in our openness to failure or success, ◦ in our invitation to others to share in it and ◦ in its bearing fruit for the world. Closing Prayer – PRAYER BEFORE BEGINNING WORK
  21. 21.  May we be aware that through this work that we will soon begin that we draw near to you. We come to you, O Lord, with ready hands. Bless the race we are about to RUN and the work we are about to do. AMEN. Closing Prayer – PRAYER BEFORE BEGINNING WORK
  22. 22.  We have a cloud of witnesses We have a sense of urgency concerning the importance of our work It is time to RUN ◦ Read ◦ Uncover ◦ Notice RUN
  23. 23.  Read ◦ Heavy emphasis on reading ◦ Reading as the gateway to knowledge ◦ Learn to read so that we can read to learn ◦ Inspiring life-long learners ◦ Connection to the common core and its heavy focus on literacy  Reading across the curriculum  UbD Template – space for us to include literacy connection RUN
  24. 24.  Read ◦ myON Reader / Accelerated Reader ◦ Superkids ◦ Extra time in all grade levels for Language Arts RUN
  25. 25.  Read ◦ EMERGENT LITERACY RUN
  26. 26.  Read ◦ EMERGENT LITERACY RUN
  27. 27.  Uncover ◦ Our work with unit planning ◦ Essential questions ◦ Using knowledge meaningfully – purposeful assessments ◦ Answer the question “why” for students – this is part of the art of teaching ◦ “I AM FREE!”  As an artist, you get to paint the “why” behind the what RUN
  28. 28.  Uncover ◦ Get students to answer “why” as well ◦ The “what” then becomes meaningful ◦ Baptize our units  Challenge each individual to be a disciple of Christ ◦ Love what you teach and who you teach  Fake it „till you make it  SMILE - story RUN
  29. 29.  Uncover ◦ Make the learning experience exciting ◦ Offer an appropriate level of challenge ◦ Allow a certain degree of autonomy ◦ Give students an audience ◦ Provide them with TIPS as to their progress RUN
  30. 30.  Uncover ◦ Fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run  Time – on – task has a direct correlation to student achievement  Teach bell – to – bell  Take advantage of every moment! RUN
  31. 31.  Uncover ◦ Top 4 ways to increase student learning (Marzano): 1. Identify similarities and differences (Beaudin) 2. Summarize / take notes (“Write this down”) 3. Reinforce effort / provide recognition 4. HW / practice – formative assessments RUN
  32. 32.  Notice ◦ Mt. 25: 34 – 40  Then the king will say to those on his right, „Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.‟ Then the righteous will answer him and say, „Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?‟ And the king will say to them in reply, „Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.‟ RUN
  33. 33.  Notice ◦ Strive to live our Catholic faith through service to each other and the community. ◦ How can our many service projects become extensions of our learning?  Student ownership  Teacher ownership  Community ownership RUN
  34. 34.  Notice ◦ Celebrate our Catholicity ◦ Get students to notice the importance of their faith ◦ Be open to God‟s grace – St. John Baptist de La Salle:  “Be satisfied with what you can do, since God is satisfied with it, but do not spare yourself in what you can do with grace; and believe that, provided you want it, you can do more with the grace of God than you think.” RUN
  35. 35.  LIMINALITY ◦ “On the threshold” ◦ Sacred space ◦ We are agents of change  Nature of education that students pass through some stage of discomfort, disconnect  Pattern of falling apart precedes every transition to a new level of faith  Almost every “revelation of God” in the Bible is preceded by the words, “Do not be afraid” RUN
  36. 36.  LIMINALITY ◦ Cannot have a Resurrection without suffering and death ◦ If we give into fear, we will never be able to move to the next level ◦ Trust that we can do infinitely more with the grace of God than we think ◦ Meet God on the threshold… …and do not be afraid. RUN
  37. 37. Let us begin.