Welcome to the English Language Arts (ELA) Page!

Team Members
Title
Email Address
Phone
Number
SkypeID
Julie Joslin

julie.joslin@dpi.nc.gov


Cindy Dewey

cynthia.dewey@dpi.nc.gov


Lisa Llewellyn

lisa.llewellyn@dpi.nc.gov


Dan Tetreault

dan.tetreault@dpi.nc.gov

dantetreault
Anna Frost

anna.frost@dpi.nc.gov


Robin Smith
PD Lead, Region 2
robin.smith@dpi.nc.gov
336-802-6824
robin.smith1023
Heather Mullins
PD Lead Region 7
heather.mullins@dpi.nc.gov
828-244-8759
waterlovers3
Deborah Goodman
Region 2 Consultant
Instructional Technology
deborah.goodman@dpi.nc.gov
252-339-9442
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Team Lead: Julie Joslin
Group Norms: Same as Learning Forward (We will review norms at the beginning of each meeting and debrief at the end.)Meeting Schedule: TBD (After Spring RESA plans are completed. Estimated date to begin - late March - early April) Outline for SI session: The ELA outline will be informed by surveys given during Spring RESA sessions. The outline will not be complete until mid-April.
Dress Rehearsal will be on June 12th (travel and personal commitments have made this the best possible date).

UPDATE MAY 16 2012DRAFT 2
Summer Institute Day 1
Arrange room in small groups and ask participants to sit in grade bands. Have tents on tables to facilitate.
Need to use three questions (intro at beginning and connect to at lunch?):
  1. How does this content area prepare student to be future ready?
  2. How does this area connect to other content areas?
  3. What are the implications for meeting the needs of all learners as related to this content area?
Alignment to Professional Educator Standards - Can Adriane Mingo help with this? She has provided training.
Opener: Name Activity (15 minutes)
Materials: post-it notes
Partner up and write one word on a sticky note each that starts with the first letter of your last name. Put the two words together and define the new phrase.
1.) Three Shifts (60 minutes) Julie to develop
Materials: 3 Shift Brochure, post-it notes
  • Close reading of shifts
  • Finding evidence in a video clip (teaching channel)
  • Brief discussion
  • What changes in my classroom/school/district (on back of brochure)
In small groups, create a way to articulate one of the shifts to a colleague that has not heard of the shifts.
Technology integration – Participants will reflect on their learning about the shifts using one of the following tools: catch, etherpad (titanpad), xtranormal, others?

2.) Review Standards Document (45 minutes) Anna to develop
Materials: Common Core State Standards, Look-Alike book, post-it notes, Unpacking and Crosswalks (on LiveBinder)
  • Find Anchor Standards
  • Grade level standards
  • How to code the standards
  • Other things to draw specific attention to in standards (like short research projects and text features – maybe reading foundations in context?)
(Use post-it notes to mark in their copy of Common Core State Standards)
Look-a-Like
  • Use the crosswalks and unpacking
  • Find your grade-specific standards
  • Choose 1 standard that looks the same as a current standard
  • Read closely to find the differences

Break (15 minutes)

3.) Calkins Standard Activity (45 minutes) Lisa to develop
(Use This I Believe)
Materials: Common Core State Standards, text for activity
4.) Choosing Text (30 minutes)
Materials: Common Core State Standards, text for activity
  • Copyright –Dan Sparlin - overview of copyright and online resources (NCWISEOWL)
  • Worthy and Rich Julie to develop
  • Text Complexity
    • Based on Standards
    • Assessment Data
    • Reader and task (Ah Ha, What students need to bring to the text)
Technology Integration – participants use Bubblus to create a web organized byreader and task – What knowledge and skills do students need to bring to this text?

Lunch (60 minutes)
Need to use three questions (intro at beginning and reconnect to at lunch?):
  1. How does this content area prepare student to be future ready?
  2. How does this area connect to other content areas?
  3. What are the implications for meeting the needs of all learners as related to this content area?

4.) Choosing Text (30 minutes)
Materials: Common Core State Standards, text for activity
  • Copyright –Dan Sparlin - overview of copyright and online resources (NCWISEOWL)
  • Steal Like An Artist Julie to develop
  • Text Complexity
    • Based on Standards
    • Assessment Data
    • Reader and task (Ah Ha, What students need to bring to the text)
Technology Integration – participants use Bubblus to create a web organized byreader and task – What knowledge and skills do students need to bring to this text?

What do we want our students to learn?

5.) Academic Vocabulary (45 minutes) Dan to develop
Materials – Common Core State Standards, text for activity, handout (graphic organizer)
  • Choosing (Beck) (3-Tier)
  • Teaching (multiple examples) (Beck - 6 levels of knowing a word)
  • Connect to Standards
Technology Integration – participants identify and create a strategy for teaching academic vocabulary using a technology tool of their choice –voicethread, PowerPoint, SlideRocket, Prezi, Anomoto, visuwords, lexipedia, wordsmyth, etc.

6.) Text-Based Questions : Evidence-Based Answers (45 minutes) Cindy to develop
Materials – Common Core State Standards, text for activity
First question – focus on vocabulary participants identified in previous activity
  1. Demonstration by consultants
  2. Connect to standards
  3. How-To Examples and Nonexamples
  4. Must haves for high quality questions
  5. Practice writing text-based questions

How will we know they learned it?

7.) Lesson Design (90 minutes) total group (all ELA consultants) to develop- May 21 & 22
Materials – summary notes from whole group, Common Core State Standards, text for activity
What are the must haves? (whole group)
Each group develops a lesson framework based upon the learning they constructed throughout the day.
Lesson frameworks will be shared with the large group.

Ending Reflection:
Reflection activity to end day 1 using the three questions as a guide:
  1. How does this content area prepare student to be future ready?
  2. How does this area connect to other content areas?
  3. What are the implications for meeting the needs of all learners as related to this content area?
Format for activity: 6-step partner share, 3X3, appointment clock
Participants can respond to this using any tool they choose.

DAY 2 -

Scaffolding - Connecting to Serve All (2hrs)


UPDATE MAY 3 2012


We have been collecting information from the RESA trainings (surveys) to help guide our work. We have been collecting resources around SI topics. We begin our work on SI May 14th.



First Draft:

ELA Summer Institute Planning Outline
Educating the Whole Child – begin with this PPT to set the theme for the conference. Pull back in at end of day 2.
Review 5 Part Lesson (Spring RESA PD)

Lesson Demonstration
Pathways to the Common Core: Demonstration of teaching the standards using a text (Charlotte’s Web)
Using Charlotte’s Web, Chapter 1 excerpt from Appendix B, pg 47.
Demonstrate Reading Standards one at a time (grade 3).

Instructional Criteria and Guide for Evaluating ELA Materials
Review of Common Core Documents and application to developed units

Unit/Lesson Development
  1. Writing Task
  2. Text Selection
  3. Discussion Task: Text-dependent questions
  4. Vocabulary Task
  5. Reading Task
Time for district collaboration – sharing/talking
Goal: To leave with a large part of a unit developed.

Other pieces to embed throughout:
  1. UDL,
  2. Reaching and Teaching the ELL,
  3. AIG
  4. RtI and problem-solving model

Spring Survey Results (needs assessment top 6)
  1. Assessment
  2. Unit development/lessons
  3. Pacing
  4. Language Conventions
  5. Resources
  6. Discussion time across districts