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Business rules during training in respect to all participants
Business Rules During TrainingIn Respect to All Participants

  • Please Mute Your Cell Phones

    & Place them at a distance that prevents feedback

  • Place your Office Phones on Mute unless indicating that you have a question for the host or panel.

  • Ask Questions- all typed questions will be presented (unidentified) as a general question to the group – chat to all presenters.


Introductions
Introductions

District Roll Call –

  • Advise the number of guest attending

  • Forward an email with names of each guest for EILA certificate


Post training resources
Post Training Resources

  • EILA Certificate

  • Training PowerPoint

  • Archive Link (open for 30-days)

  • Developing a Schoolwide Writing Plan


Topics
TOPICS

  • Senate Bill 1 Language

  • Literacy Plan

  • Writing Plan/Policies

  • Timelines

  • Policy Review Process


Sbdm requirements related to writing
SBDM Requirements Related to Writing

  • SB 1 states, “Each school-based decision making council or if there is no school council, a committee appointed by the principal, shall adopt policies that determine the writing program for its school.”

  • Each school will submit the policy to KDE for review and comment.




Requirements of a writing plan
Requirements of a Writing Plan

  • Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes

  • Access to and use of technology tools

  • Access to and use of language resources

  • Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios

  • Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills


Sample schoolwide writing plans
Sample Schoolwide Writing Plans

  • Elementary

  • Middle

  • High


Portfolios
Portfolios

  • “Writing portfolios, consisting of samples of individual student work that represent the interests and growth of the student over time, shall be a required part of any writing program in primary through grade twelve.”

  • Portfolios are part of the required criteria for the program review and audit process

  • A writing portfolio shall be maintained for each student and follow each student from grade to grade and to any school



Requirements of a writing plan1
Requirements of a Writing Plan

  • Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes

  • Access to and use of technology tools

  • Access to and use of language resources

  • Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios

  • Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills


Requirements of a writing plan2
Requirements of a Writing Plan

  • Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes

  • Access to and use of technology tools

  • Access to and use of language resources

  • Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios

  • Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills


Requirements of a writing plan3
Requirements of a Writing Plan

  • Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes

  • Access to and use of technology tools

  • Access to and use of language resources

  • Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios

  • Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills


Requirements of a writing plan4
Requirements of a Writing Plan

  • Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes

  • Access to and use of technology tools

  • Access to and use of language resources

  • Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios

  • Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills


Requirements of a writing plan5
Requirements of a Writing Plan

  • Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes

  • Access to and use of technology tools

  • Access to and use of language resources

  • Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios

  • Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills


Assessment

for

Learning


Individual learning plans 6 12 and writing
Individual Learning Plans (6-12) and Writing

Students can collect documents in their ILP

Students can now journal in their IL P




Timeline
Timeline

  • 2009-2110 Writing Program Review—schools may develop interim plan for transition period

  • 2010-2011 Writing Program Review Pilot—schools have access to pilot program review process

  • 2011-2012 Writing Program Review—results included in accountability for each school


Policy development
Policy Development

  • Councils typically charge a committee with program development and the drafting of policy language.

  • The committee would present recommendations for council consideration and possible approval.

  • Provide guidance to councils within the district to consider this best practice route.


Committee representation
Committee Representation

Suggested Stakeholder Representation:

  • Literacy lead

  • Teacher council member

  • Parent council member

  • Assistant Principal of Curriculum/Instruction

  • Additional teachers

  • Additional parents

  • Classified staff

  • Community members

  • Students (recommended at secondary level)


Writing policy components
Writing Policy Components

  • Communication skills

  • Grading procedures and feedback to students regarding their writing and communication skills

  • The responsibility for review of the portfolios and feedback to student

  • Other policies to improve the quality of an individual student’s writing and communication skills.


Kde review and feedback on policies
KDE Review and Feedback on Policies

  • Policy development should occur during this current school year into the summer of 2010.

  • District SBDM coordinators will submit school council writing policies to KDE during the fall of 2010 as a district submission.



Next steps
Next Steps

  • Debrief today’s training

  • Plan a district-wide Council of Council meeting (suggested principal, one teacher and parent member plus literacy lead).

  • Discuss possibility of committee(s) working on literacy program, writing plan and policies.



Post training resources1
Post Training Resources

  • EILA Certificate

  • Training PowerPoint

  • Archive Link (open for 30-days)

  • Developing a Schoolwide Writing Plan


Kde contacts
KDE Contacts

Cindy Parker—Language Arts Branch Manager [email protected]

Writing Consultants

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


Council development planning branch
Council Development & Planning Branch

Mary Jo Rist, manager

Darryl Thompson, consultant

~502-564-4201 (phone)

[email protected]

~502-564-6952 (fax)


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