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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
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
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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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