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Summer 2015 Standards Institute

July 13 - 17, 2015 / Washington Hilton

The Standards Institute is a multi-day learning sequence designed to prepare teachers, school and district leaders to meet the learning needs of students by making instructional decisions while implementing rigorous curriculum.  Our team has been leading Institutes in this format for the past four years in New York State, and we believe that immersion, collaboration, and challenge combine to make an Institute a transformative experience. Institutes feature keynote speakers of national renown, including architects of the standards who speak compellingly about the design and intent of the Common Core State Standards.

Focused Learning and Collaboration

Each participant selects a learning trajectory tailored to his or her professional expertise. The leadership pathway, designed for principals, administrators, and instructional leaders, addresses leadership, change management, and developing teacher practice. Teachers, coaches, and specialists select an ELA or math pathway and a grade-band, and engage in a series of workshops to identify, plan, and implement the best instructional materials and practices. As this is a five-day, carefully scaffolded and progressive series of workshops, participants must register for the full five-day commitment.

Following a keynote speaker each morning, educators move into working sessions. Sessions are structured as courses with differentiation by grade and subject.  These courses build an understanding of the standards and invite teachers and leaders to engage deeply with the structure of the curriculum and individual assignments.

We invite and encourage teachers and leaders to adapt the curriculum, which is a unique scaffolded approach to curriculum design.  With an understanding how standards-aligned curriculum materials are developed and evaluated, teachers and leaders will be able to identify and adopt or adapt high quality curriculua for implementation in their districts. Through professional development around instruction aligned to the shifts and standards, teachers will be able to provide rigorous and engaging instruction that raises student achievement, and leaders will be able to support them in that process.  

Institute Outcomes

Over the course of the Institute, teachers and leaders will learn how their students can meet the raised bar for achievement with the infusion of higher standards. Participants will develop a shared language and vision for instructional practice, then transfer that vision into a set of practical skills that make student growth, engagement, and success a reality. Specifically, teachers will learn where to access and how to develop aligned curriculum resources, and then they will explore how they can adapt those resources to meet the needs of the students before them without compromising rigor.  Similarly, leaders will gain the knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop a positive culture and support teachers in this process.  Throughout the sessions, all participants will learn about change management inclusive of the role that beliefs and expectations play in making that change a reality. 

We look forward to meeting and learning alongside you.

General Information

To access electronic content during the Institute, please bring the device of your choice - we recommend either a laptop or tablet computer. A smartphone will also work although is less preferable. If it is not possible for you to bring a device, please let us know by emailing us at standardsinstitute@gmail.org.

Please dress casually and comfortably. The meeting spaces may be cool; we suggest you bring additional layers to ensure you are comfortable.

Free Common Core Standards App

Prior to the institute, download the free Common Core Standards app by MasteryConnect. This app os available on the Apple App Stire, Google Play, the Windows Store, and the Amazon AppStore.

PLC

At the end of the day on Wednesday and Thursday, there will be designated PLC sessions available for all participants. Participation in this session will vary. This is a time to work on a problem of practice with your colleagues with whom you are attending or create an action plan for training and implementation when you return home. Group or team leaders should come prepared to work collectively with colleagues on a pre-determined problem of practice or to lead the team through action planning.

ELA Pathway

ELA Grades P-2

Please read: "Both And", annotating for the following:

  • Reflections/”Ah-ha moments/Ideas
  • Questions/Clarifications
  • Agreements/concerns

Please bring the following: 3 - 5 books that you use, or would like to use, to read aloud to your students. The books you choose to bring should be engaging and rigorous, lending themselves to several reads. Ideally, these books should be non-fiction or literary non-fiction.  If they are fiction, please make sure they have elements of reality. These books will figure prominently in the work we do on Wednesday and Thursday.  If you are supporting teachers in the classroom, bring books that you see used or you would like to see used.

Please download the following to ensure they are available for you to access during the conference:

  • Your year-long scope and sequence of the curriculum that you use.
  • A lesson plan that you think is strong and would like to improve even further.
  • A scope and sequence of a Social Studies unit that you feel is particularly strong.
ELA Grades 3-8

We will be looking at Expeditionary Learning’s Grades 3-8 as a model of Common Core aligned curriculum.  

In order to ensure that you maximize your time at this event you will need:

At the training you will be receiving many materials, including the book Leaders of Their Own Learning.  

ELA Grades 9-12

Please bring a nonfiction text that you either currently use in your classroom or would like to use in your classroom.  You will be working directly with this on Day 4.

Please download the following to ensure they are available for you to access on your laptop during the conference:

  • Your year-long scope and sequence of the curriculum that you use.
  • A lesson plan that you think is strong and would like to improve even further.

Math Pathway

Please come prepared with all of the following from your grade’s current curriculum:

  • entire scope and sequence
  • a sample math lesson
  • a sample math assessment

Leadership Pathway

Prior to attending the ELA sessions beginning Wednesday, July 15, all leaders should read and annotate “Advancing Our Students’ Language and Literacy: The Challenge of Complex Texts” by Marilyn Adams. This article provides essential background to the learning we will be doing, and will be referenced regularly during the ELA sessions for leaders.

Leaders who chose the K-5 Grade Band Leadership Pathway should read and annotate the article,  “Both and’ Literacy Instruction K-5: A proposed Paradigm Shift for the Common Core State Standards ELA CLassroom” by Meredith and David Liben.

The ELA Pathway is an interactive and learner-driven experience that focuses on how higher standards-aligned instruction manifests itself in both theory and practice.

 

This pathway begins with a focus on foundational and conceptual understandings of the research necessary to understand the shifts in instruction. From there, participants split into four different grade-banded groups--P-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12--and learn the importance and application of building knowledge of the world and words, writing to higher standards, scaffolding understanding of complex texts and topics through text-dependent questions, and the role of assessment.

PK - 5

Beginning with an introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to how and why aligned curriculum is different from what came before, through evaluating grade-level examples with a common rubric.

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Session 1: The Foundation for Understanding the CCSS for ELA/literacy and shifts in instruction

Participants will understand how the Common Core standards inform the design and implementation of engaging and rigorous curriculum

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Session 2: Understanding the CCSS for ELA/literacy and shifts in instruction through the IMET

Participants will explore the “load bearing walls” of any CCSS-aligned curriculum through an introduction to the IMET tool

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6 - 12

Opening with an introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to how and why aligned curriculum is different from what came before, through evaluating grade-level examples with a common rubric.

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Session 2: Understanding the CCSS for ELA/literacy and shifts in instruction through the IMET

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PK - 2

These sessions address phonics, foundations, and writing, and include an examination of a sample PK-2 curriculum that uses the three components of an aligned early literacy program

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Session 2: What matters in Early Literacy: the three components of a comprehensive literacy program

Participants will synthesize the Matthew Effect and the critical nature of fluency as they explore the components of a literacy program using examples from Core Knowledge

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Session 3: K-2 DBQ? Writing Opportunities for our Youngest Students

Participants will understand how writing can be improved through the integration of knowledge of words and the world using Social Studies content

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3 - 5

These sessions will investigate EL's curricula for grades 3-5; examine text sets by analyzing one; and explore how protocols support and affect student learning in the Active Classroom.

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Session 1: Introduction to Expeditionary Learning's Grades 3-5 Curriculum

The goal of this session is to introduce participants to Expeditionary Learning’s Grades 3-5 ELA Curriculum. In addition to understanding the structure of the modules, participants will analyze the resources and time necessary to implement the modules with fidelity to the Common Core Standards and Shifts. Participants will learn how the modules can support teachers, schools and districts in implementing the Common Core Standards and Shifts. Finally, participants will learn about the “4 Ts” of Expeditionary Learning’s curriculum design process -- targets, topics, texts, and tasks

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Session 3: Establishing an Active Classroom

The goal of this session is to introduce teachers to the purpose of protocols in creating an engaging, active classroom. Teachers will first explore the purpose of protocols and how they support student learning. Then, teachers will look at various protocols in action and identify the visible impacts on student learning and classroom environment. Finally, teachers will examine grade-level lessons for protocols used and think about facilitation moves to make protocols run effectively in their classroom practice

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6 - 8

These sessions will investigate EL's curricula for grades 6-8; examine text sets by analyzing one; and explore how protocols support and affect student learning in the Active Classroom.

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Session 1: Introduction to Expeditionary Learning Grades 6-8 Curriculum

The goal of this session is to introduce participants to Expeditionary Learning’s Grades 6-8 ELA Curriculum. In addition to understanding the structure of the modules, participants will analyze the resources and time necessary to implement the modules with fidelity to the Common Core Standards and Shifts. Participants will learn how the modules can support teachers, schools and districts in implementing the Common Core Standards and Shifts. Finally, participants will learn about the “4 Ts” of Expeditionary Learning’s curriculum design process -- targets, topics, texts, and tasks.

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Session 2: The Power of Text Sets

Participants will build knowledge around text sets by examining one and how text complexity impacts the selection process. Participants will deepen their knowledge about volume of reading on a topic and the importance of this for students.

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Session 3: Establishing an Active Classroom

The goal of this session is to introduce teachers to the purpose of protocols in creating an engaging, active classroom. Teachers will first explore the purpose of protocols and how they support student learning. Then, teachers will look at various protocols in action and identify the visible impacts on student learning and classroom environment. Finally, teachers will examine grade-level lessons for protocols used and think about facilitation moves to make protocols run effectively in their classroom practice.

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9 - 12

These sessions focus on text complexity, building knowledge and use of canonical fiction in aligned instruction

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PK - 2

These sessions focus on implementing the Read-Aloud project to build knowledge and vocabulary, and including text dependent questions in PK-2 literacy instruction

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Session 1: Connecting the CCSS and the Shifts to Instructional Practice: Choosing Text

Participants will understand the qualitative components of text complexity through analyzing text to choose an appropriately engaging and complex text to read aloud

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Session 2: The Big Idea: Begin with the End in Mind

Participants will understand the basic principles of backward design and its role in planning a read aloud

Please see above for presentation materials

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Session 3: Developmentally Appropriate Rigor: Planning Questions & Activities to Support All Students

Participants learn how to use their analysis of text complexity to create questions and activities that help make complex text accessible and enjoyable to all students

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3 - 5

These sessions will illustrate the value of student-engaged assessment strategies (particularly Learning Targets); describe the varied types of readings required by the Common Core standard; and support participants in their development of strategies of pacing based on scaffolds, transitions, and protocols.

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Session 1: Learning Targets

The goal of this session is to understand how student engaged assessment strategies, specifically learning targets, are used to engage, support, and hold students accountable for learning in the curriculum. Participants will begin by describing what is student-engaged assessment and the strategies that define student engaged assessment. Then, participants will watch a video where students explain how one student engaged assessment strategy, learning targets, supports them as learners. They will then read and discuss the considerations and recommendations for using learning targets to promote student agency. Finally, participants will see another video with learning targets in action, in order to identify strategies for using learning targets in their practice.

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Session 2: Meeting the Reading Standards in Grades 3-5 (Part 1 and 2)

The goal of this session is to introduce participants to the different types of reading required by the Common Core standard, and how Expeditionary Learning’s 3-5 Curriculum Modules help students to meet those standards. Participants will “live a lesson” and experience Close Reading – often one of the most significant changes in practice for teachers making the Common Core transition – from the student perspective, and analyze its impact on themselves as learners. (Part 1 and 2)

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Session 3: Lesson Level Pacing

The goal of this session is to support participants who are using Expeditionary Learning’s 3-8 ELA curriculum in their classrooms to develop strategies to support with pacing based on scaffolds, transitions, and protocols. There is time set aside for participants to view future Module lessons and determine pacing needs. This portion of the agenda can be completed independently, or in grade level teams depending on the school’s planning structure.

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6 - 8

These sessions will illustrate the value of student-engaged assessment strategies (particularly Learning Targets); describe the varied types of readings required by the Common Core standard; and support participants in their development of strategies of pacing based on scaffolds, transitions, and protocols.

Show More

Session 1: Learning Targets

The goal of this session is to understand how student engaged assessment strategies, specifically learning targets, are used to engage, support, and hold students accountable for learning in the curriculum. Participants will begin by describing what is student-engaged assessment and the strategies that define student engaged assessment. Then, participants will watch a video where students explain how one student engaged assessment strategy, learning targets, supports them as learners. They will then read and discuss the considerations and recommendations for using learning targets to promote student agency. Finally, participants will see another video with learning targets in action, in order to identify strategies for using learning targets in their practice.

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Session 3: Lesson Level Pacing

The goal of this session is to introduce participants to the different types of reading required by the Common Core standards, including Close Reading and Independent Reading, and how Expeditionary Learning’s 6-8 Curriculum Modules help students to meet those standards. Participants will “live a lesson” and experience Close Reading – often one of the most significant changes in practice for teachers making the Common Core transition – from the student perspective, and analyze its impact on themselves as learners. Sorting several of the Common Core Reading Standards for three types of reading: Independent and Close Reading and then analyzing lesson plans designed to meet those standards will help participants to see the alignment between the types of reading required, targets (standards) students will meet, and the tasks and texts used to get them there.

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9 - 12

These sessions focus on text-dependent questions and the use of non-fiction in aligned instruction

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Session 1: Shifting the Paradigm: Fiction and Text Dependent Questions in the Common Core

Identify common language and describe its function within the curriculum; and distinguish between traditional approaches and CCSS treatment of canonical texts. Participants will look at TDQs and learn how to streamline the development of targeted and varied CCSS driven TDQs for use in the classroom to build knowledge and vocabulary.

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Session 2: Shifting the Paradigm: Teaching Nonfiction in the Common Core

Participants will understand how study of non-fiction addresses content, vocabulary, and the CCSS

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PK - 2

These sessions continue to focus on application of the Read-Aloud Project for PK-2, including using writing to ​s​ynthesize and ​d​eepen understanding of ​t​exts ​r​ead ​aloud

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Session 1: RAP: Creating and Sharing a Read Aloud Lesson Sequence

Participants work in teams to populate their RAP templates with text dependent questions and activities. Participants give and get real-time feedback on their work for the RAP

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3 - 5

This three-part session will explore the discipline of writing in elementary classrooms as interpreted by the Common Core standards, including different types of required writing and the implementation of student-engaged assessment practice.

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Session 2: Common Core Aligned Writing in Elementary Classrooms (Part 2)

Please see materials above.

Session 3: Common Core Aligned Writing in Elementary Classrooms (Part 3)

Please see materials above.

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6 - 8

This three-part session will explore the discipline of writing in secondary school classrooms as interpreted by the Common Core standards, including different types of required writing and the implementation of student-engaged assessment practice.

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Session 2: Common Core Aligned Writing in Secondary Classrooms (Part 2)

Please see above for materials.

Session 3: Common Core Aligned Writing in Elementary Classrooms (Part 3)

Please see above for materials.

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9 - 12

These sessions focus on Iterative Research and Argument Writing in High School Common Core Curriculum, with additional foci on addressing the needs of struggling learners and how aligned instruction addresses the content and skills on college entrance assessments such as ACT and SAT

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Session 2: Writing in the Common Core

Participants will view the writing modules and focus specifically on how argument writing changes and evolves using the Common Core Standards and aligned curriculum

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PK - 2

These sessions focus on the role of syntax in text complexity for PK-2

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Session 2: Syntax Continued

Participants will understand the role of syntax in complex text, utilize core aligned resources to teach syntax and build familiarity with CCSS language standards and grammar

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Session 3: Syntax Continued

Participants will understand the role of syntax in complex text, utilize core aligned resources to teach syntax and build familiarity with CCSS language standards and grammar

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3 - 5

The first of these two sessions will help participants explore the use of scaffolding in helping students learn deeply; the second session will create planning conversations around participants’ lingering questions and allow for facilitated planning time so they may leave with actionable plans.

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6 - 8

This three-part session will explore the discipline of writing in secondary school classrooms as interpreted by the Common Core standards, including different types of required writing and the implementation of student-engaged assessment practice.

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9 - 12

These sessions focus on Iterative Research and Argument Writing in High School Common Core Curriculum, with additional foci on addressing the needs of struggling learners and how aligned instruction addresses the content and skills on college entrance assessments such as ACT and SAT

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Session 1: Assessment and the Common Core

Learn how standards-based curriculum prepares students for the demands of assessments such as ACT and SAT without resorting to rote test prep

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The Math Pathway is designed to increase the purposefulness of math instruction through deeper understanding of instructional shifts and standards, the progression of content across grades, and the ways that these ideas play out in classrooms.
 

Educators will immerse themselves in the study of shifts of focus, coherence and rigor through the lens of a conceptual and practical framework. Included in this study will be an understanding of a year-long scope and sequence and how to  adapt curriculum for diverse learners with aligned content and learning progressions across grades. To build a deep understanding of Rigor, educators will study how various standards relate to the three aspects of rigor and manifest in math tasks. The week wraps up with an exploration of the first unit of study from the best free math curriculum available paying careful attention to the understanding built around the instructional shifts and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

K - 2

These sessions address the research-based background for the instructional shifts of focus and coherence, including an exploration of priority content, the progression of content across grades, and an aligned scope-and-sequence for grades K-2.

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Session 1: Focus

Focus: Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the focus shift. Study and discuss the standards and math content emphases, along with selected OER problems that illustrate the major work of the grade.

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Session 2

Dive deep into coherence across grades by carefully looking at the progression of content described by the standards. Examine selected OER problems that illustrate important connections within grades.

Please see above for presentation materials

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Session 3

Examine and discuss an example OER scope and sequence, focusing on how it meets the criteria of focus and coherence. Learn about and use SAP’s IMET, a free resource for evaluating curricular materials. Practice adapting a scope and sequence to meet the needs of students with gaps in learning, without sacrificing focus and coherence. Participants will have time to reflect on and adapt their own scope and sequence.

Please see above for presentation materials

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3 - 5

These sessions address the research-based background for the instructional shifts of focus and coherence, including an exploration of priority content, the progression of content across grades, and an aligned scope-and-sequence for grades 3-5.

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Session 1: Focus

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the focus shift. Study and discuss the standards and math content emphases, along with selected OER problems that illustrate the major work of the grade.

Materials

Session 2

Dive deep into coherence across grades by carefully looking at the progression of content described by the standards. Examine selected OER problems that illustrate important connections within grades.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3

Examine and discuss an example OER scope and sequence, focusing on how it meets the criteria of focus and coherence. Learn about and use SAP’s IMET, a free resource for evaluating curricular materials. Practice adapting a scope and sequence to meet the needs of students with gaps in learning, without sacrificing focus and coherence. Participants will have time to reflect on and adapt their own scope and sequence.

Please see above for presentation materials

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6 - 8

These sessions address the research-based background for the instructional shifts of focus and coherence, including an exploration of priority content, the progression of content across grades, and an aligned scope-and-sequence for grades 6-8.

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Session 1

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the focus shift. Study and discuss the standards and math content emphases, along with selected OER problems that illustrate the major work of the grade.

Materials

Session 2

Dive deep into coherence across grades by carefully looking at the progression of content described by the standards. Examine selected OER problems that illustrate important connections within grades.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3

Examine and discuss an example OER scope and sequence, focusing on how it meets the criteria of focus and coherence. Learn about and use SAP’s IMET, a free resource for evaluating curricular materials. Practice adapting a scope and sequence to meet the needs of students with gaps in learning, without sacrificing focus and coherence. Participants will have time to reflect on and adapt their own scope and sequence.

Please see above for presentation materials

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High School

These sessions address the research-based background for the instructional shifts of focus and coherence, including an exploration of priority content, the progression of content across grades, and an aligned scope-and-sequence for the traditional high school sequence.

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Session 1

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the focus shift. Study and discuss the standard, math content emphases, and widely applicable prerequisites, along with selected OER problems that illustrate the major work of the course.

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Session 2

Dive deep into coherence from the middle grades to high school by carefully looking at the progression of content described by the standards. Examine selected OER problems that illustrate important connections within courses.

Please see above for presentation materials

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Session 3

Examine and discuss an example OER scope and sequence, focusing on how it meets the criteria of focus and coherence. Learn about and use SAP’s IMET, a free resource for evaluating curricular materials. Practice adapting a scope and sequence to meet the needs of students with gaps in learning, without sacrificing focus and coherence. Participants will have time to reflect on and adapt their own scope and sequence.

Please see above for presentation materials

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K - 2

These sessions address what rigor looks like in grades K-2, using example tasks, lessons, and assessment materials, with an emphasis on use of the EQuIP rubric.

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Session 1

Learn about and discuss research, “before and after” examples, and post-secondary work that highlight the importance of the three aspects of rigor: procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application. Examine and discuss OER example problems that illustrate rigor at this grade/course level.

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Session 2

Participants learn to use the EQuIP rubric to evaluate math lessons, with an emphasis on the rigor criteria. The presenter will offer an overview of its use, then participants will practice using it and discuss implications for their work in schools and districts.

Please see above for presentation materials

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Session 3

Examine assessment materials from OER resources that illustrate a balance of rigor at this grade/course-level. Gain familiarity with freely available tools that aid in evaluating assessment materials, such as SAP’s AET. Plan for unit and/or formative assessments that reflect a balance of rigor and a variety of levels of difficulty.

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3 - 5

These sessions address what rigor looks like in grades 3-5, using example tasks, lessons, and assessment materials, with an emphasis on use of the EQuIP rubric.

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Session 1

Learn about and discuss research, “before and after” examples, and post-secondary work that highlight the importance of the three aspects of rigor: procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application. Examine and discuss OER example problems that illustrate rigor at this grade/course level.

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Session 2

Participants learn to use the EQuIP rubric to evaluate math lessons, with an emphasis on the rigor criteria. The presenter will offer an overview of its use, then participants will practice using it and discuss implications for their work in schools and districts.

Please see above for this session's presentation.

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Session 3

Examine assessment materials from OER resources that illustrate a balance of rigor at this grade/course-level. Gain familiarity with freely available tools that aid in evaluating assessment materials, such as SAP’s AET. Plan for unit and/or formative assessments that reflect a balance of rigor and a variety of levels of difficulty.

Please see above for materials

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6 - 8

These sessions address what rigor looks like in grades 6-8, using example tasks, lessons, and assessment materials, with an emphasis on use of the EQuIP rubric.

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Session 1

Learn about and discuss research, “before and after” examples, and post-secondary work that highlight the importance of the three aspects of rigor: procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application. Examine and discuss OER example problems that illustrate rigor at this grade/course level.

Materials

Session 2

Participants learn to use the EQuIP rubric to evaluate math lessons, with an emphasis on the rigor criteria. The presenter will offer an overview of its use, then participants will practice using it and discuss implications for their work in schools and districts.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3

Examine assessment materials from OER resources that illustrate a balance of rigor at this grade/course-level. Gain familiarity with freely available tools that aid in evaluating assessment materials, such as SAP’s AET. Plan for unit and/or formative assessments that reflect a balance of rigor and a variety of levels of difficulty.

Please see above for materials

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High School

These sessions address what rigor looks like in high school, using example tasks, lessons, and assessment materials, with an emphasis on use of the EQuIP rubric.

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Session 1

Learn about and discuss research, “before and after” examples, and post-secondary work that highlight the importance of the three aspects of rigor: procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application. Examine and discuss OER example problems that illustrate rigor at this grade/course level.

Materials

Session 2

Participants learn to use the EQuIP rubric to evaluate math lessons, with an emphasis on the rigor criteria. The presenter will offer an overview of its use, then participants will practice using it and discuss implications for their work in schools and districts.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3

Examine assessment materials from OER resources that illustrate a balance of rigor at this grade/course-level. Gain familiarity with freely available tools that aid in evaluating assessment materials, such as SAP’s AET. Plan for unit and/or formative assessments that reflect a balance of rigor and a variety of levels of difficulty.

Please see above for materials

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K - 2

These sessions address the interplay between the mathematical practices and instructional practices for grades K-2, with an emphasis on lesson plans, classroom video excerpts, and the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Session 1: Mathematical Practices

Discuss the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Look at and discuss OER examples of the practices at this grade level, including tasks and videos

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Session 2: Instructional Practices

Through SAP’s Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), learn about key teacher practices that connect to the instructional shifts and student engagement in the math practices

Please see above for presentation materials

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Session 3: Adapting Lessons

Learn about strategies for adapting materials at the lesson level. Work with an OER lesson and develop a full instructional plan, including key teacher actions and adaptations for students below grade level

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3 - 5

These sessions address the interplay between the mathematical practices and instructional practices for grades 3-5, with an emphasis on lesson plans, classroom video excerpts, and the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Session 1: Mathematical Practices

Discuss the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Look at and discuss OER examples of the practices at this grade level, including tasks and videos

Materials

Session 2: Instructional Practices

Through SAP’s Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), learn about key teacher practices that connect to the instructional shifts and student engagement in the math practices

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3: Adapting Lessons

Learn about strategies for adapting materials at the lesson level. Work with an OER lesson and develop a full instructional plan, including key teacher actions and adaptations for students below grade level

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

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6 - 8

These sessions address the interplay between the mathematical practices and instructional practices for grades 6-8, with an emphasis on lesson plans, classroom video excerpts, and the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Session 1: Mathematical Practices

Discuss the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Look at and discuss OER examples of the practices at this grade level, including tasks and videos

Materials

Session 2: Instructional Practices

Through SAP’s Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), learn about key teacher practices that connect to the instructional shifts and student engagement in the math practices.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3: Adapting Lessons

Learn about strategies for adapting materials at the lesson level. Work with an OER lesson and develop a full instructional plan, including key teacher actions and adaptations for students below grade level

Please see above for materials

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High School

These sessions address the interplay between the mathematical practices and instructional practices for high school, with an emphasis on lesson plans, classroom video excerpts, and the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Session 1: Mathematical Practices

Discuss the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Look at and discuss OER examples of the practices at this grade level, including tasks and videos

Materials

Session 2: Instructional Practices

Through SAP’s Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), learn about key teacher practices that connect to the instructional shifts and student engagement in the math practices

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3: Adapting Lessons

Learn about strategies for adapting materials at the lesson level. Work with an OER lesson and develop a full instructional plan, including key teacher actions and adaptations for students below grade level

Please see above for materials

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K - 1

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grades K-1.

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Session 1: Related Objects/Embedded Numbers & Decompositions

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for grades K-1. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Classifying, Counting, and Representing 5/Counting on & Addition Word Problems

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topics B and C in the EngageNY curriculum for grades K-1. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topics B-C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

Please see above for presentation materials

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Session 3: Zero & Configurations of 6-8/Counting On Strategies & the Commutative Property and the Equal Sign

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topics D and E in the EngageNY curriculum for grades K-1. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topics D-E, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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2 - 3

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grades 2-3.

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Session 1: Addition and Subtraction to 20/Multiplication and Factors

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for grades 2-3. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Addition and Subtraction Strategies/Multiplication & Division

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topics B and C in the EngageNY curriculum for grades 2-3. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topics B-C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Ruler Concepts/Multiplication and Division in Units of 2, 3, and 4

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topics D and E (grade 3) and Module 2, Topics A and B (grade 2) in the EngageNY curriculum. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topics D-E for grade 3 and Topics A-B for grade 2, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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4 - 5

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grades 4-5.

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Session 1: Place Value

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for grades 4-5. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Place Value & Rounding

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topics B and C in the EngageNY curriculum for grades 4-5. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topics B-C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topics D and E in the EngageNY curriculum for grades 4-5. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topics D-E, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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6

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grade 6.

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Session 1: Representing and Reasoning about Ratios

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 6. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Collections of Equivalent Ratios

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic B in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 6. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic B, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Unit Rates

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic C in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 6. The session begins with a look at focus standards and the final assessment for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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7

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grade 7.

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Session 1: Proportional Relationships

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 7. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Unit Rate & Constant of Proportionality

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic B in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 7. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic B, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Ratios and Rates with Fractions

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic C in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 7. The session begins with a look at focus standards and the final assessment for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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8

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grade 8.

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Session 1: Exponential Notation and Properties of Integer Exponents

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 8. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Magnitude & Scientific Notation

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic B in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 8. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic B, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Definitions and Properties of the Basic Rigid Motions

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 2, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 8. The session begins with a look at focus standards and the final assessment for Module 2. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Algebra 1

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum module of the school year for Algebra I.

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Session 1: Introduction to Functions Studied This Year—Graphing Stories

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra I. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: The Structure of Expressions

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic B in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra I. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic B, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Solving Equations and Inequalities, Part I

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic C in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra I. The session begins with a look at focus standards and the final assessment for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Geometry

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum module of the school year for Geometry.

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Session 1: Basic Constructions

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for Geometry. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Unknown Angles

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic B in the EngageNY curriculum for Geometry. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic B, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Transformations/Rigid Motions

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic C in the EngageNY curriculum for Geometry. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Algebra 2

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum module of the school year for Algebra II.

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Session 1: Polynomials—From Base 10 to Base X

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic A in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra II. The session begins with an examination of focus standards and related assessment items for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic A, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Factoring—Its Uses and Its Obstacles

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic B in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra II. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic B, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 3: Solving and Applying Equations—Polynomial, Rational, and Radical, Part I

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic C in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra II. The session begins with a look at focus standards and the final assessment for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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K - 1

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grades K-1.

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Session 1: Configurations of 9 and 10/Addition Fluency within 10

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic F in the EngageNY curriculum for grades K-1. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic F, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Looking Ahead: Two and Three-Dimensional Shapes/Introduction to Place Value

Participants will look ahead to Module 2 in the EngageNY curriculum for grades K-1, previewing the key concepts and assessment materials for the module. Participants will consider adaptations to Module 2 lessons and materials aimed at meeting the needs of diverse groups of students. From there, they will closely examine fluency, application, and concept development problems throughout the first topic, and practice presenting one lesson to students.

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2 - 3

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grades 2-3.

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Session 1: Measuring Lengths/Distributive Property

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic F (grade 3) and Module 2, Topic C (grade 2) in the EngageNY curriculum. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic F for grade 3 and Topic C for grade 2, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Looking Ahead: Place Value

Participants will look ahead to Module 2 (grade 3) and Module 3 (grade 2) in the EngageNY curriculum, previewing the key concepts and assessment materials for each module. Participants will consider adaptations to lessons and materials aimed at meeting the needs of diverse groups of students. From there, they will closely examine fluency, application, and concept development problems throughout the first topic in each module, and practice presenting one lesson to students.

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4 - 5

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grades 4-5.

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Session 1: Word Problems/Decimal Division

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic F in the EngageNY curriculum for grades 4-5. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic F, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic F in the

Participants will look ahead to Module 2 in the EngageNY curriculum for grades 4-5, previewing the key concepts and assessment materials for the module. Participants will consider adaptations to Module 2 lessons and materials aimed at meeting the needs of diverse groups of students. From there, they will closely examine fluency, application, and concept development problems throughout the first topic, and practice presenting one lesson to students.

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6

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grade 6.

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Session 1: Percent

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic D in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 6. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic D, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Looking Ahead: Dividing Fractions by Fractions

Participants will look ahead to Module 2 in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 6, previewing the key concepts and assessment materials for the module. Participants will consider adaptations to Module 2 lessons and materials aimed at meeting the needs of diverse groups of students. From there, they will closely examine key moments and problems from the first topic in the module to set the stage for implementation in their own classrooms.

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7

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grade 7.

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Session 1: Scale Drawings

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic D in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 7. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic D, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Looking Ahead: Addition and Subtraction of Integers and Rational Numbers

Participants will look ahead to Module 2 in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 7, previewing the key concepts and assessment materials for the module. Participants will consider adaptations to Module 2 lessons and materials aimed at meeting the needs of diverse groups of students. From there, they will closely examine key moments and problems from the first topic in the module to set the stage for implementation in their own classrooms.

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8

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum modules of the school year for grade 8.

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Session 1: Sequencing the Basic Rigid Motions

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 2, Topic B in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 8. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic B, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Looking Ahead: Congruence and Angle Relationships & The Pythagorean Theorem

This session looks ahead to Topics C and D of Module 1 in the EngageNY curriculum for grade 8, previewing the key concepts and assessment materials for each topic. Participants will identify aspects of rigor within the sequence of lessons and for each topic, and consider adaptations to lessons and materials aimed at meeting the needs of diverse groups of students.

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Algebra 1

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum module of the school year for Algebra I.

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Session 1: Solving Equations and Inequalities, Part II

Participants continue their investigation of the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic C in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra I. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for the second half of Topic C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this portion of the topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Creating Equations to Solve Problems

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic D in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra I. The session begins with a look at focus standards and the final assessment for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic D, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Geometry

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum module of the school year for Geometry.

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Session 1: Congruence

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic D in the EngageNY curriculum for Geometry. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for Topic D, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: Proving Properties of Geometric Figures/Advanced Constructions/Axiomatic Systems

This session looks ahead to Topics D, E, and F of Module 1 in the EngageNY curriculum for Geometry, previewing the key concepts and assessment materials for each topic. Participants will identify aspects of rigor within the sequence of lessons and for each topic, and consider adaptations to lessons and materials aimed at meeting the needs of diverse groups of students.

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Algebra 2

These sessions address understanding, adapting, and implementing the first EngageNY curriculum module of the school year for Algebra II.

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Session 1: Solving and Applying Equations—Polynomial, Rational, and Radical, Part II

Participants continue their investigation of the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic C in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra II. The session begins with a deep dive into the key concepts for the second half of Topic C, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this portion of the topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Session 2: A Surprise from Geometry—Complex Numbers Overcome All Obstacles

Participants will immerse themselves in the content and instructional materials for Module 1, Topic D in the EngageNY curriculum for Algebra II. The session begins with a look at focus standards and the final assessment for Module 1. Participants then dive into the key concepts for Topic D, and the activities that build student understanding throughout the lessons in this topic. Along the way, participants will consider how to adapt and supplement the EngageNY materials to meet the needs of their own students.

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Leading high standards implementation requires a level of hands-on instructional leadership that is entirely new for many school leaders. These courses provide in-depth and hands-on learning so that leaders walk away with an understanding of the standards for ELA and math; what they look like (and don’t look like) in a classroom setting; the appropriate pedagogical match of instructional strategies; and how to develop teachers’ capacity to plan, deliver, and assess student learning.
 

Over the course of the five days, leaders will participate in a cycle of learning to understand what the standards look like in practice. Using instructional video, leaders will unpack what teachers need to know and be able to do to design and lead a standards aligned classroom. Leaders will also discuss how to provide feedback to a teacher in order to move practice. Leaders will spend significant time on content-specific work so that they know what to look and listen for in classrooms, and how to change practice through feedback and evidence. Coursework for secondary school leaders will address planning and making choices based on student needs, including large gaps in knowledge or skill.

K - 5

Beginning with an introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to what they look like in the classroom, through observing instructional video.

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Session 1: Focus

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the focus shift. Study and discuss the standards and math content emphases. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate the major work of the grade, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

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Session 2: Coherence

Dive deep into coherence across grades by carefully looking at the progression of content described by the standards. Examine selected OER problems that illustrate important connections within grades. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate coherence, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

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Session 3: What Is Rigor At This Grade Level?

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the three aspects of rigor: procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application. Examine and discuss OER example problems that illustrate rigor at this grade level. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate rigor, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

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6 - 8

Beginning with an introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to what they look like in the classroom, through observing instructional video.

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Session 1: Focus

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the focus shift. Study and discuss the standards and math content emphases. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate the major work of the grade, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

Materials

Session 2: Coherence

Dive deep into coherence across grades by carefully looking at the progression of content described by the standards. Examine selected OER problems that illustrate important connections within grades. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate coherence, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3: What Is Rigor At This Grade Level?

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the three aspects of rigor: procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application. Examine and discuss OER example problems that illustrate rigor at this grade level. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate rigor, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

Please see above for presentation materials

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High School

Beginning with an introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to what they look like in the classroom, through observing instructional video.

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Session 1: Focus

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the focus shift. Study and discuss the standards and math content emphases. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate the major work of the grade, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

Materials

Session 2: Coherence

Dive deep into coherence across grades by carefully looking at the progression of content described by the standards. Examine selected OER problems that illustrate important connections within grades. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate coherence, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3: What Is Rigor At This Grade Level?

Learn about and discuss research that highlights the importance of the three aspects of rigor: procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application. Examine and discuss OER example problems that illustrate rigor at this grade level. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate rigor, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

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K - 5

Opening with an initial introduction to the mathematical practices, school leaders will explore useful tools for aligning instructional rounds to the math standards. Observing and unpacking instructional video will continue as a core learning activity in these sessions. Leaders will end the day with a session on evaluating lessons as a precursor to instructional rounds.

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Session 1: Mathematical Practices

Discuss the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Look at and discuss OER examples of the practices at this grade level, including tasks and videos. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate the standards for mathematical practice, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

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Session 2: Instructional Rounds

Through SAP’s Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), learn about key teacher practices that connect to the instructional shifts and student engagement in the math practices. Analyze video of instruction using the IPG, and practice producing feedback using the tool as a guide.

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Session 3: Monday Morning Plan: Good Curriculum

Participants learn to use the EQuIP rubric to evaluate math lessons. The presenter will offer an overview of its use, then participants will practice using it and discuss implications for their work in schools and districts.

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6 - 8

Opening with an initial introduction to the mathematical practices, school leaders will explore useful tools for aligning instructional rounds to the math standards. Observing and unpacking instructional video will continue as a core learning activity in these sessions. Leaders will end the day with a session on evaluating lessons as a precursor to instructional rounds.

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Session 1: Mathematical Practices

Discuss the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Look at and discuss OER examples of the practices at this grade level, including tasks and videos. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate the standards for mathematical practice, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

Materials

Session 2: Instructional Rounds

Through SAP’s Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), learn about key teacher practices that connect to the instructional shifts and student engagement in the math practices. Analyze video of instruction using the IPG, and practice producing feedback using the tool as a guide.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3: Monday Morning Plan: Good Curriculum

Participants learn to use the EQuIP rubric to evaluate math lessons. The presenter will offer an overview of its use, then participants will practice using it and discuss implications for their work in schools and districts.

Please see above for presentation materials

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High School

Opening with an initial introduction to the mathematical practices, school leaders will explore useful tools for aligning instructional rounds to the math standards. Observing and unpacking instructional video will continue as a core learning activity in these sessions. Leaders will end the day with a session on evaluating lessons as a precursor to instructional rounds.

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Session 1: Mathematical Practices

Discuss the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Look at and discuss OER examples of the practices at this grade level, including tasks and videos. Analyze video of instruction intended to illustrate the standards for mathematical practice, and practice producing feedback intended to lead the teacher to improve in this area.

Materials

Session 2: Instructional Rounds

Through SAP’s Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), learn about key teacher practices that connect to the instructional shifts and student engagement in the math practices. Analyze video of instruction using the IPG, and practice producing feedback using the tool as a guide.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

Session 3: Monday Morning Plan: Good Curriculum

Participants learn to use the EQuIP rubric to evaluate math lessons. The presenter will offer an overview of its use, then participants will practice using it and discuss implications for their work in schools and districts.

Please see above for presentation materials

Materials

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K - 5

Beginning with an introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to what they look like in the classroom, through observing instructional video.

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Session 1: ELA/Literacy Standards and Shifts: Knowing What You're Seeing

Participants will understand how the Common Core standards inform the design and implementation of engaging and rigorous curriculum

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Session 2: IPGs and Text Complexity

Through practical application of determining the qualitative and quantitative levels of text, participants will have an understanding of what makes text complex and how to support students when reading grade-level appropriate text.

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Session 3: Knowledge Building and Text Sets

Participants will build knowledge around text sets by examining one and how text complexity impacts the selection process. Participants will deepen their knowledge about volume of reading on a topic and the importance of this for students.

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6 - 8

Opening with an introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to what they look like in the classroom, through observing instructional video.

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Session 3: Knowledge Building and Text Sets

Participants will build knowledge around text sets by examining one and how text complexity impacts the selection process. Participants will deepen their knowledge about volume of reading on a topic and the importance of this for students.

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High School

Following an initial introduction to the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions will help participants attain a comprehensive understanding as to what they look like in the classroom, through observing instructional video.

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Session 1: Standards and Shifts: Knowing What You're Seeing

Participants will understand how the Common Core standards inform the design and implementation of engaging and rigorous curriculum

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K - 5

Following an exploration of the components of a comprehensive early literacy program, leaders will first engage in an in-depth study of the use of read-alouds with complex text before digging into a fourth grade module study. Observing and unpacking instructional video will continue as a core learning activity in these sessions.

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Session 1

Participants will explore the three components of an aligned early literacy program.

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Session 2

Participants will understand the qualitative components of text complexity through analyzing text to choose an appropriately engaging and complex text to read aloud.

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6 - 8

Opening with an initial introduction to the development of text-based questioning skills, leaders will explore the paradigm shifts necessary for mastering the CCSS for non-fiction and fiction texts. Observing and unpacking instructional video will continue as a core learning activity in these sessions. Secondary leaders will end the day with a session on the assessment demands of PARCC, ACT and SAT.

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Session 1

This session focuses on text-dependent questions and the use of non-fiction in aligned instruction.

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Session 4

Learn how standards-based curriculum prepares students for the demands of assessments such as ACT and SAT without resorting to rote test prep

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High School

Following an initial introduction to the development of text-based questioning skills, leaders will explore the paradigm shifts necessary for mastering the CCSS for non-fiction and fiction texts. Observing and unpacking instructional video will continue as a core learning activity in these sessions. Secondary leaders will end the day with a session on the assessment demands of PARCC, ACT and SAT.

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Session 1

This session focuses on text-dependent questions and the use of non-fiction in aligned instruction.

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Session 4

Learn how standards-based curriculum prepares students for the demands of assessments such as ACT and SAT without resorting to rote test prep

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K - 5

The Leadership Pathway culminates with school leaders gaining an understanding of how aligned curriculum is different from what came before, how to evaluate grade level samples using a common rubric, and how to “pull it all together” in a guided planning session.

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6 - 8

The Leadership Pathway culminates with school leaders gaining an understanding of how aligned curriculum is different from what came before, how to evaluate grade level samples using a common rubric, and how to “pull it all together” in a guided planning session.

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High School

The Leadership Pathway culminates with school leaders gaining an understanding of how aligned curriculum is different from what came before, how to evaluate grade level samples using a common rubric, and how to “pull it all together” in a guided planning session.

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