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Changing the Writing Trajectory for all Students

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  1. How North Clackamas Has Implemented RTI • September 30, 2010 at the Eugene Hilton • Vivian Garrison, Director of Special Education  Matt McDermott, TOSA • Kelly Laugle, School Psychologist  Kelli Puchel, TOSA Changing the Writing Trajectory for all Students

  2. NCSD: Who We Are 17,508 Students 6th largest district in Oregon Elementary Schools 21 Middle Schools 4 High Schools 4 Tech Center 1 Free and Reduced Lunch* 37.6% (*Ranging from 16% - 82%) Title IElementary Schools: 11 Non-Title IElementary Schools: 10

  3. Our Target for Today • Share how we use an RTI service delivery model in North Clackamas School District to improve writing instruction and writing outcomes • Three main themes • Sustaining the foundation for literacy • Building an infrastructure for writing • Innovation and collaboration throughout the entire district

  4. Principals as Instructional Leaders Started with literacy and moved to writing • A Core program implemented with fidelity • 90 minute reading block • Writing labsites • Literacy coaches • A radical change for NCSD

  5. Working with the Sacred Cows of Traditional Education • The Master Schedule • Recess/electives/down time/ schedule time • Focusing on the professional development of teachers and administrators • How we have always done it vs. Thinking outside the box

  6. Sustaining a Service Delivery Model for all Students • Inservice • Working with School Teams • RTI Leadership Team • Professional Learning Communities • Strategic Support

  7. Supporting Leaders:Meeting Principals with Resources Instructional coaching Data (DIBELS, SWIS) Research RTI TOSA Training Principals’ meetings A guiding document

  8. NCSD - All State - All State - SPED NCSD - SPED

  9. NCSD All State All NCSD SPED State SPED

  10. NCSD - All State - All NCSD - SPED State - SPED

  11. Why Writing as a Focus • Great concern across district about writing scores and college readiness • Writing is a threshold skill for college and employment

  12. Operating with a Tight Budget

  13. Writing strategies Summarization Collaborative writing Specific writing goals Word processing Sentence combining Prewriting Inquiry activities Writing workshop/process Study of models/mentor text Writing for content learning Writing Next

  14. ARRA Grant Writing Project Essential Question: Can we increase the rate of success at passing college entrance exams for 78 students with disabilities at MHS by providing focused writing instruction? 09-10 Writing Focus K-12 RTI Leadership Team Essential Question: What will be effective and efficient universal screening, progress monitoring, decision rules, and interventions for K-6 writers? • Improving NCSD’s • Writing Scores • 4th, 7th, 10th grade state • writing assessment • Writing component of college • entrance exam Elementary ELL Specialists PLC Essential Question: What does proficiency look like at each grade level for English Language Learners? Elementary Learning Specialist PLC Essential Question: Can we affect 4th grade writing scores for students with disabilities by targeting writing instruction and assessment at Grades 1-4? Writing assessment Pilot Essential Question: Can NCSD develop an K-6 assessment that is qualitative, quantitative and has a strong correlation with the state writing test? Instructional Coaches Essential Question: Can the Teachers’ College model of lab sites increase and improve the use of Calkins K-6? Elementary Writing Committee Essential Questions: How do we make Calkins more accessible to all teachers and align Calkins to state standards? Will developing writing focal points help align instruction across K-6 in writing? ‘Writing throughout the Content’ in MS & HS Essential Question: Will common writing expectations throughout a school increase a student’s quality of writing?

  15. Innovation and Highlights The writing project Research Differentiated training Middle schools Labsites

  16. Elementary Writing PLC • Lucy Calkins- Summer Writing Institute • Post-High Readiness

  17. Fall 15% Not able to finish in three hours 35% Adult Basic Ed 15% WR 80 23% WR 90 4% WR 95 8% WR 121 Spring 100% finished >90 minutes 12% Adult Basic Ed 4% WR 80 19% WR 90 19% WR 95 46% WR 121 What’s Possible

  18. 4th Grade Writing 06-10 NCSD- All State - All State - SPED NCSD - SPED

  19. 7th Grade Writing 06-10 NCSD- All State - All State - SPED NCSD - SPED

  20. 10th Grade Writing 2006-10

  21. Growing Our Practice • Promising Assessments • Step-Up to Writing 3-12 • Writers Workshop Model • Continue Focused FTE on Writing Instruction

  22. Mapping the terrainCoordination across all levels K-12 Writing PLCs Team leaders Clackamas ESD Step-Up to Writing Marzano & Erkins North Clackamas RTI Website: http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/182310161126270/site/default.asp (Google search “ncsd rti”)

  23. Contact Vivian Garrison, Director of Special Education garrisonvi@nclack.k12.or.us Matt McDermott, TOSA, RTI Facilitator mcdermotttm@nclack.k12.or.us Kelli Puchel, TOSA, EBISS Facilitator puchelk@nclack.k12.or.us Kelly Laugle, School Psychologist lauglek@nclack.k12.or.us Gail Meyer, Secretary for RTI meyerg@nclack.k12.or.us North Clackamas’ RTI Website: http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/182310161126270/site/default.asp (Google search “ncsd rti”)