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  1. Instructional Coaches: 2013-2014 CIA Kick-Off August 9th, 2013

  2. Agenda for Today • Elementary Teaching & Learning: Defining our Work • Curriculum and Assessment: 2013-2014 Updates • 2013-2014 Professional Development Plan • The Technology KITE Project • Text Book Inventory Update

  3. New Team Members to Elementary CIA • Liz Griesel – Elementary Literacy Coordinator • Cindy Slinger – Assessment • Sarah Dougherty - Art Coordinator (.5) • Carlye Satterwhite- PE Coordinator (.5) • Wayne Knutson – Leadership Development Coach • Kathie Danielson & Carlene Lodermeier: AEA

  4. New Elementary Instructional Coaches • Edmunds: Chelsie Anderson • Garton: Jenny Inman • Hanawalt/King: Melissa Linebaugh • Hillis: Kellie Tu • Monroe: Julia Frey & Carrie Spoelstra • Morris: Katie Francis • Samuelson: Kathryn Olson • Willard: Sarah Hanrahan • Wright: Sonja Wastvedt

  5. Strengths Finder Activity • Use the yellow handout to choose the top two Strengths that best describe you. • Head to the poster with your top Strength listed at the top. • Work with colleagues to identify strengths and limitations of your Strength and what this means specifically about your work as a coach. • Introduce yourself and present your poster.

  6. Celebrations from the Summer!

  7. Summer PLC Sessions • Approximately 300 teachers attend our Summer Literacy PLC Sessions with a focus on: • Curriculum Guides & Data Teams • Close Reading • Using Technology to Support Instruction • Science, Social Studies and Health • Approximately 300 teachers attend our Math PD Sessions with a focus on: • Investigating the Iowa Common Core Standards The feedback we received was very positive!

  8. Textbook Inventory The direct quote from the contracting team…“Des Moines Public School buildings were the most organized we have seen to date. Buildings did an excellent job in setup and staging of books which made our work extremely efficient.” In total the contracting team inventoried 55 buildings in 11 days, bar coding an estimated 160,000 textbooks. The success of this grand project is testament to all of your hard work.

  9. New Teacher Center: Mentors • We hired 10 Teacher Mentors that will begin work with your 1st year teachers next week! • Additional support will be provided regarding the role of our Mentors at the September 12th Principal’s Meeting.

  10. The Mission of Teaching and Learning

  11. Shared Responsibility OUR COMMITMENT We believe that only through a common vision and shared responsibility for student achievement can our intended outcomes be achieved.

  12. Teaching & Learning Mission Statement:The Teaching and Learning Department exists to provide our customers (schools) with the absolute best curriculum, instructional materials, training, and support needed to achieve high levels of student learning.

  13. Teaching & Learning Department Goals

  14. Defining the Work: 2013-2014 • Effective Instructional Practices • Data-Driven Decision-Making • Collaborative Structures

  15. Curriculum & Assessment 2013-2014

  16. Designing the Instructional Day Handout

  17. Designing the Instructional Day The Purpose of this Document: • Time allotments across content areas • Instructional components of each content area • Starting point for grade-level conversations about the distribution of the instructional day

  18. Supporting the Components of our Instructional Day

  19. Literacy and Math Websites PURPOSE: Warehouse for documents, videos, etc. with the intent of increasing communication and collaboration WHAT CAN BE FOUND THERE: • Collaborative Resources • Curriculum Guides (Math, Literacy, Social Studies, Science, Health) • Pacing Calendar • Assessments- student and teacher copies • Teaching and Learning Powerpoints and Resources • Data Teams Forms • PLC Calendars, Powerpoints, and Resources • COMING SOON: Video Lessons

  20. Coming Soon… • Video Lessons • More Collaborative Resources • Kindergarten Vocabulary Picture Cards • Sentence Frames by Unit • High Frequency Words List • Sight Word Activity • Comprehension Strategies PowerPoint • Prefix Cards • Other helpful documents- What else do you need?

  21. Accessing the Websites www.dmschools.org

  22. Accessing the Websites

  23. Accessing the Websites www.elementaryliteracy.dmschools.org www.elementarymath.dmschools.org

  24. Literacy Website • Curriculum Guides • Health, Social Studies, & Science Resources • Assessments • SHARED teacher-created resources (more, please!) • Video Lessons (coming soon…)

  25. Literacy Website • Click on Grade Level • Choose resource page

  26. Math Website • Curriculum Guides • Assessments • SHARED teacher-created resources (more, please!) • Math Standards by grade level

  27. Math Website • Click on Grade Level • Curriculum • Benchmarks • Standards • SHARED teacher-created resources

  28. Math Website • Balanced Math Tab • Daily Math Review • Resources

  29. Website Resources • Teaching and Learning Powerpoints • Pacing Calendar • Data Teams forms

  30. Website Resources • Resources for Math Coaches and Teachers • Teaching and Learning, PLC Powerpoints

  31. Website Resources • Use the websites to find the following documents for any grade level: • Literacy Unit 1 Curriculum Guide • Locate Social Studies, Science, and Health information on the guide • Health Curriculum Document • Math Unit 1/Trimester 1 Curriculum Guide • Math Unit 1/Trimester 1 Assessment (link to DD)

  32. Website Resources • Anything to add to our websites? • Collaboration through SHARING resources

  33. Supporting our Work in Math

  34. District Math Professional Development Focus • 2012 – 2013 • Introduction to a Balanced Math Framework • Daily Math Review • Mental Math • Summer 2013 • Investigating the Iowa Common Core • Building Teacher Content Knowledge • 2013 - 2014 • Balanced Math Framework + The Common Core • September: Review DMR • 8 sessions: 8 Mathematical Practice Standards • Digging into the unit (content) and creating a lesson around one MPS. • Example: September – Creating a lesson where students need to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. • Each session: Mental Math, Research, Current Grade Level Unit Content, Examples, Create/Collaborate… Reflect + Share • Balanced Math: DMR, Mental Math and Problem Solving • Math Website: Audio Recorded Powerpoints and Video Examples

  35. Building Math Professional Development Focus PD Goal: Increase Teacher Understanding of Math Content + Practices Math Needs Assessment Des Moines Public Schools Mathematics Expectation: All students are able to demonstrate mastery of the rigorous Common Core State Standards which will increase Algebra readiness.

  36. Building Math Professional Development Focus PD Goal: Increase Teacher Understanding of Math Content + Practices • New Staff • Introduction to a Balanced Math Framework • Daily Math Review • Mental Math • Content Knowledge • Dig into the Curriculum Guide + Iowa Core • Standards Pages • Unit Creation Best Results… Choose one focus for the entire school year • Book Study • Fact Fluency or Common Core • O’Connell Books: Mastering the Basic Facts • Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work • Practice Standards • Extension of District PD • Review lessons created • Create more • Observe, Collaborate + Share

  37. Building Math Professional Development Focus PD Goal: Increase Teacher Understanding of Math Content + Practices • New Staff • Introduction to a Balanced Math Framework • Daily Math Review • Mental Math • Content Knowledge • Dig into the Curriculum Guide + Iowa Core • Standards Pages • Unit Creation

  38. Math Data Teams Model

  39. Building Math Professional Development Focus PD Goal: Increase Teacher Understanding of Math Content + Practices • New Staff • Introduction to a Balanced Math Framework • Daily Math Review • Mental Math • Content Knowledge • Dig into the Curriculum Guide + Iowa Core • Standards Pages • Unit Creation • Book Study • Fact Fluency or Common Core • O’Connell Books: Mastering the Basic Facts • Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work • Practice Standards • Extension of District PD • Review lessons created • Create more • Observe, Collaborate + Share

  40. Building Math Professional Development Focus PD Goal: Increase Teacher Understanding of Math Content + Practices • New Staff • Introduction to a Balanced Math Framework • Daily Math Review • Mental Math • Content Knowledge • Dig into the Curriculum Guide + Iowa Core • Standards Pages • Unit Creation Best Results… Choose one focus for the entire school year • Book Study • Fact Fluency or Common Core • O’Connell Books: Mastering the Basic Facts • Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work • Practice Standards • Extension of District PD • Review lessons created • Create more • Observe, Collaborate + Share

  41. Instructional Materials Adoption Process • Committee has been selected • 68 teacher/coach recommendations from 25 schools • 17 member committee (2 per grade level, 2 SPED, 2 coaches, 1 parent) • As many schools and school types represented as possible • Summer Iowa Common Core Training

  42. Instructional Materials Adoption Process • Andrea Quick (4th) - Studebaker • Maggie Anderson (5th) - Morris • Cristin Nicodemus (5th) – P. Hill • Stacy Trimble (SPED) – Jackson • Sarah Pentek (Coach) – King • Brenda Beumer (Coach) – McKinley • Jen Steinke (Parent) – River Woods/ Pleasant Hill • Sheryl Gissel (K) – Phillips • Deanna Klopf (K) – Lovejoy • Lindsey Brace (1st) – Wright • Jessica Williams (1st) – Stowe • Gretchen Freel(2nd) – Monroe • Leah Voorhees-Jackson (2nd) – Oak Park • Jill Bouslog (3rd) – Hubbell • Laura Ryan (3rd) – Findley • Melissa Osby (4th) - Brubaker

  43. Instructional Materials Adoption Process Expectations for Committee Members • Committee members must be willing to thoroughly examine the materials received and evaluate their appropriateness to our grade level standards. • Committee members must be responsible for receiving and returning materials as directed by the publishing companies. • Committee members must be willing to attend off-contract meetings for discussion and review of materials.  Compensation will be provided for these hours.  Approximately 10 hours of time is expected over the course of the 2013-2014 school year. • Committee members must be open to the thoughts and ideas of other committee members in order to achieve consensus on a recommendation.

  44. Instructional Materials Adoption Process First Committee Meeting: Wednesday, August 28th from 2:45 – 3:45pm Location: TBD • Discuss expectations • Review calendar of events • RFP to go out in September

  45. Social Studies, Science & Health

  46. Social Studies Unit Guide Structure • Each unit guide includes the following support structures: • A unit theme • “I Can” statements organized by topic • These are what students are expected to know and be able to do as a result of your instruction • - Suggested Pacing by Week • - Suggested Resources

  47. SOCIAL STUDIES ALIVE!30-Day Free Trial • Go to www.teachtci.com to set up a free trial. • You can share the username and password information with team members • You can save materials to your desktop for use later in the school year

  48. Science Unit Guide Format