District Literacy Update <ul><li>Presentation to the  </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin School Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesda...
Guest Presenters <ul><li>Elementary Representatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joan Toye , Principal Kennedy Elementary School ...
Team Goal: District Vision <ul><li>Franklin Public Schools Literacy Vision </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to read widely, t...
Goal: District-wide  Assessment Plan (on-going) <ul><li>Reading Specialists 2007-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data collectio...
Elementary Literacy Goal #1 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will understand the district’s literacy vision...
Elementary Literacy Goal #2 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will implement  the structure of reader’s work...
Elementary  Professional Development <ul><li>PD workshops on Entry Points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All general, special educa...
Middle School Literacy Goal #1 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will explicitly model pre-reading and pre-w...
Middle School Literacy Goal #2 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will identify resources presently available...
Middle School Professional Development <ul><li>PD workshops on Entry Points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All core classroom, spec...
Franklin’s K-8  Core Student Expectations <ul><li>Think Critically </li></ul><ul><li>Read Strategically </li></ul><ul><li>...
Next Steps & Challenges <ul><li>Year 2 Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Constraints – PD & Materials </li></ul><ul>...
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Franklin, MA - Literacy Update 2/10/09

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  • Franklin, MA - Literacy Update 2/10/09

    1. 1. District Literacy Update <ul><li>Presentation to the </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin School Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, February 10, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Michele Kingsland-Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Instructional Services </li></ul>
    2. 2. Guest Presenters <ul><li>Elementary Representatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joan Toye , Principal Kennedy Elementary School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tricia Capaldi , Parmenter Lab Classroom Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Klim , Jefferson Reading Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle School Representatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Peri , Principal Remington Middle School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brenda Redding, Annie Sullivan Science Lab Classroom Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debbie Goss , Horace Mann Reading Specialist </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Team Goal: District Vision <ul><li>Franklin Public Schools Literacy Vision </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to read widely, think critically and strategically, and communicate is essential. As a result, the Franklin Public Schools believe that literacy is critical to a child’s education and promotes an appreciation for life long learning and a love of reading. We believe in a balanced approach to teaching literacy in all curriculum areas. This approach allows for substantial time for authentic reading, writing and discussion. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Goal: District-wide Assessment Plan (on-going) <ul><li>Reading Specialists 2007-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data collection on current assessment practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development – background/research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development – coaching and common assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PD on new assessments – train the trainer model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend implementation of plan & professional development of faculty </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Elementary Literacy Goal #1 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will understand the district’s literacy vision and the research that supports the vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend professional development sessions to learn about the structure of reader’s workshop, to develop common language, and to understand the research. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators of this understanding include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will have access to and read/watch professional material around reader’s workshop and literacy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will have a common language to discuss their practices in literacy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will have clarity around the district’s literacy vision. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Elementary Literacy Goal #2 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will implement the structure of reader’s workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Implement reader’s workshop (focus lesson, students practice/conferring, group share) for 4-6 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators of this practice include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management system for teaching in small groups and conferring. (e.g. book bags, folders or browsing boxes; system for informal assessment, and established classroom routines and expectations.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Movement of students from whole class to independent/small group practice and back to whole class. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All students actively engaged in reading for the recommended periods of time. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visible classroom library that is organized by author, genre, topic and level. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Elementary Professional Development <ul><li>PD workshops on Entry Points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All general, special educators and principals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full & half PD days, faculty/grade level meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lab Classrooms – 2 classrooms per building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaching in Lab rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PD workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PD with K-8 Reading Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>In-house support for all classroom teachers </li></ul>
    8. 8. Middle School Literacy Goal #1 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will explicitly model pre-reading and pre-writing strategies during whole class focus lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators of this practice include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus lessons that explicitly model pre-reading and/or pre-writing strategies when introducing a new text. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visible classroom charts and student work displaying evidence of student application pre-reading and pre-writing strategies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of a variety of texts and other media resources during daily focus lessons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will use the same language when teaching pre-reading and pre-writing strategies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will teach a common set of pre-reading and pre-writing strategies. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Middle School Literacy Goal #2 <ul><li>Franklin’s District Goal : All teachers will identify resources presently available (texts and other media resources) to teaching pre-reading and pre-writing strategies regarding their content areas. Teachers will also create a list of resources for 2009-2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators of this practice include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will use these texts during focus lessons. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom libraries of these texts will be available to students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource lists will be created. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Middle School Professional Development <ul><li>PD workshops on Entry Points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All core classroom, special educators & principals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full PD days, faculty & department meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lab Classrooms – 4 per building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinators & CET’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaching in Lab rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PD with colleagues at department meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PD with K-8 Reading Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate course work </li></ul><ul><li>Building support for all classroom teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Professional book clubs </li></ul>
    11. 11. Franklin’s K-8 Core Student Expectations <ul><li>Think Critically </li></ul><ul><li>Read Strategically </li></ul><ul><li>Read Widely </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate Effectively </li></ul>
    12. 12. Next Steps & Challenges <ul><li>Year 2 Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Constraints – PD & Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining the Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Teachers </li></ul>

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