Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Learning To Go Sessions
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
The Common Core State Standards were released in June 2010 and adopted by MDE in the same month. Many teachers have participated in some of the professional learning opportunities that have taken place over the past year through Kent ISD. We know that this information is important for every teacher to hear and participate in learning activities around the CCSS. Options for sharing the overview of these changes can take place on a regional level, district level, or individual building level. Please contact us so that we can help ensure that every teacher understands the changes that are coming with the new standards, as well as the next generation assessments that will begin in 2014-2015. These sessions can range in length from 1-3 hours in length.
CURRICULUM CRAFTER TRAINING
Curriculum Crafter is a free tool for all Kent County educators. The curriculum inside the tool has been built using the "unwrapping the standards process" and have web 2.0 tools, UDL, and PBL ideas built into the lesson design from the bottom up. The tool serves as a repository of curriculum resources and materials for teachers from Early Childhood through High School. The curriculum materials and resources are aligned to either the GLCE/HSCE or the Common Core State Standards. Don't wait, give us a call and we are here to train district/building level staff in using the tool, the various reporting options and these newly created materials.
INTRODUCTION TO SMART GOALS TRAINING
Through these building level trainings we will provide the background and process of developing SMART Goals; help staff make the connection between SMART Goals and the building level School Improvement Plan; promote conversations around formative/benchmarking assessment process; and assist teams in analyzing data in order to effectively write a SMART Goals based on the GAN (Greatest Area of Need).
BEST PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Need help in implementing school improvement goals into classroom practice? We can customize training to meet your district/building school improvement needs. Optional ideas for training include: Differentiated Instruction, Research-Based Instructional Strategies, Assessment, Universal Design for Learning, Project Based Learning, 21st Century/Web 2.0 Tools, Literacy/Writing Strategies across all content areas, etc.