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Winter 2017 Standards Institute

February 13 - 17, 2017 / Orlando, FL

Please click here to view event details including payment information.

This winter, join educators from across the country for an intensive and transformative learning experience designed to improve, develop, and sustain instructional excellence. Come with a team from your school, district or network and study how the standards, content and systems can improve the performance of struggling students.

Please click here to download the flyer for this Institute.

New for this winter:

We now offer the next series of learning sessions to deepen understanding of instructional excellence and effective implementation for returning participants. To attend these sessions, you must have attended a prior Institute.

Please watch a short video about the Summer 2015 Institute to learn more!

July Standards Institute

 

PATHWAYS FOR FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES

Teachers, Coaches, Specialists

ELA I: Curriculum & Instruction

Math I: Curriculum & Instruction

Principals, Administrators, Superintendents

Leadership I: Leadership, Systems & Structures, and Curriculum & Instruction

 

PATHWAYS FOR RETURNING ATTENDEES

Teachers, Coaches, Specialists

ELA II: English Language Learners, Writing and Research, Text Sets & Practicum

Math II: English Language Learners, Practicum, and Electives

Principals, Administrators, Superintendents

Leadership II: English Language Learners, Writing, Aligning Standards & Student Tasks, Electives

 

Building a Strong Community, Together  

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and let us know who you are. What do you teach? Where do you lead? What has this past school year been like for you? What are you excited to learn at Standards Institute? Don’t forget to tag #standardsinstitute in all your comments!

Share Your Insights

UnboundEd is spearheading two social media campaigns, #lightbulbmoment, #whyiteach and #whyilead, showcasing what participants are learning both from sessions and from their schools throughout the year. There will be flyers in each session room where we encourage you to share any “Ah-ha!” moments of learning. We look forward to learning from you!

Tell us your story, ask us a question, or just say hi!

Hotel

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830

Hotel phone: 407-827-4000

Check-in is 4:00 pm |  Check out is 11:00 am    

Reminder: The resort fee of $24 at check-in is optional.

Friday’s sessions end at 2:30 pm. You must check out of your room no later than 11:00 am on Friday to avoid additional hotel charges. If needed, you can check your bags at the hotel registration desk until your departure. We will also have a place to store your luggage at the Standards Institute Registration Desk located in the Palm Ballroom Foyer (on Friday only).

Driving Directions

Parking

Parking at the hotel is being offered to Institute attendees for a specially discounted group rate of $15 per day.

Registration: Hotel Map

Please pick up your name badge and materials at the Standards Institute Registration Desk in the Palm (Grand) Ballroom Foyer located on the Lobby Level in the convention center of the hotel.

Registration Hours

Sunday, February 12: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, February 13: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, February 14: 7:00 - 9:00 am

We strongly encourage you to register Sunday evening to avoid long lines on Monday morning!

Special meal requests: If you noted special dietary requests, you will receive a special card in your registration that will identify your special request/allergy.

Hotel WIFI

(meeting space only)

  • Connect to "PSAV_Event_Solution" network
  • Open your browser and it will prompt you to enter our code on the splash page.
  • Input unbounded and click connect. After a few seconds, it will re-route you to the Hilton Hotel website. At that point, you can access the web as needed.

Happy Hour

On Monday, February 13, join us Poolside to kick-off the exciting week of learning over drinks!

Time: 6-7pm

Location: Poolside

Details: Cash Bar

Around Town

Hotel Dining Options

Explore Disney Springs!

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs™ Area is located in the Walt Disney World® Resort and within walking distance to Disney Springs™. This truly amazing place has an eclectic mix of restaurants, unique boutiques, and nightlife.

Disney Tickets

These tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% on the Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include one (1) complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experience at any one (1) of the following (additional details are listed on the web site):

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4:00 pm)
  • A round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, a 9-hole walking course

The link above also contains partial-day tickets. Since these partial-day and multi-day tickets are not available for purchase at Theme Park Ticket Windows, you will need to purchase through this custom website prior to your arrival.  

Travel to Disney Parks

* free shuttle to Disney Parks from hotel

* 40-50 passenger, runs every half our/top and bottom of the hour.

* runs hour before/after Parks open/close

* bus will be labeled for which park it will go to

Map of the area

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 support@standardsinstitutes.org.

Please dress casually and comfortably. The meeting spaces may be cool or hot at times; we suggest you dress in layers to ensure you are comfortable.

Free Common Core Standards App

Prior to the Standards Institute, download the free Common Core Standards app by MasteryConnect. This app is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, the Windows Store, and the Amazon AppStore. We know that many states use the Common Core Standards and others have adapted them. We will primarily use the Common Core MasteryConnect app for a shared experience, however, note that MasteryConnect has an app for all State Standards available here.

Important notes:

  • Please bring a laptop or tablet computer with you (fully charged) for each day.
  • You will use your device to access websites and documents during sessions each day.
  • Sessions start promptly at 8:30 am each morning.
  • Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided each day.
  • Pre-work. We have a full agenda planned and there are several things we are asking you to do to prepare for the week. Click here to access the pre-work.

Attire & Weather 5 Day Forecast

The Standards Institute is business casual event. We recommend wearing layers as the session rooms can sometimes feel too cold or too warm. Bring an umbrella as rain showers are not expected but always possible.

Sunday, February 12

(Registration Desk Open 5:00 -7:00 pm)

Monday, February 13

(Registration Desk Open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Keynote/ Sessions 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Lunch (provided) 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Team Planning Time 5:00 - 5:45 pm

- Use this document as a reflection and planning tool

Tuesday, February 14

(Registration Desk Open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Keynote/ Sessions 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lunch (provided) 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Team Planning Time 4:45 - 5:30 pm

- Use this document as a reflection and planning tool

 

Wednesday, February 15

(Registration Desk Open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Keynote/ Sessions 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lunch (provided) 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Team Planning Time 4:45 - 5:30 pm

- Use this document as a reflection and planning tool

 

Thursday, February 16

(Registration Desk Open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Keynote/ Sessions 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lunch (provided) 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Team Planning Time 4:45 - 5:30 pm

- Use this document as a reflection and planning tool

 

Friday, February 17

(Registration Desk Open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Keynote/ Sessions 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Lunch (provided) 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dismissal 2:30 pm

First-time Participants

ELA Pathway I     Schedule

  • Establishing a Solid Foundation for Instruction
  • Instructional Planning, Delivery & Reflection
  • Complex Text and Higher Standards

 

Mathematics Pathway I     Schedule

  • Understanding the Mathematical Standards and their Shifts
  • Instructional Practice
  • Deepening Content Knowledge

 

Leadership Pathway I     Schedule

  • Building High Standards Success and Leading Instructional Practice
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Development Through Observation and Feedback
  • Systems and Structures

 

Returning Participants

Focus on English Language Learners for All Pathways  Understanding and designing scaffolds for English Language Learners takes center stage through a series of large and small group sessions. Participants come to understand the latest research and thinking on supporting ELLs to meet the highest academic standards, while also getting an opportunity to apply these ideas to their own materials. 

ELA Pathway II     Schedule

  • Writing for Understanding and Research
  • Text Set Project
  • ELA Practicum/Planning for the year

 

Mathematics Pathway II     Schedule

  • Deep Content Dive with a Practical Lens
  • A Closer Look at Tasks and Discussions

Leadership Pathway II     Schedule

  • Common Core Aligned Writing
  • Aligning Student Tasks to Standards in ELA
  • Ensuring Quality Instructional Tasks in Mathematics

Knowledge Survey Pre-Test 

All Pathways (Math, ELA and Leadership New & Returning Attendees)

To help us gather information about the impact of Institute on your learning, please complete a ~10-minute confidential survey about your current knowledge of the learning objectives by Sunday, January 29. You will receive the survey link through a separate email from research@standardsinstitutes.org. We do not expect that you will know the answers to all the questions right now. On Day 4 of Institute, you will be asked the same questions again to see how your knowledge has changed. At that time, you will be able to see the correct answer to each question. All results will only be shared in the aggregate and you will never be identified individually. Thank you so much for your time!

Please note that some school and district email servers block emails from Survey Monkey, our survey platform. Therefore, you might receive two separate requests to complete the Pre-Test survey if you provided us with two email addresses during registration. You only need to complete the survey once, through either email. You might continue to receive notifications asking you to complete the survey at the second email. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you do not receive the pre-test by tomorrow at 5:00 pm please email research@standardsinstitutes.org.

Pre-Work

For ELA I P-3 New Participants

Materials to bring along and read before the Institute:

  1. Bring a text that you would like to build a several-day read-aloud project around, ideally non-fiction and aligned with topics you currently address in your classroom. The text should be above your students' reading abilities.
  2. Read the following texts and and annotate looking for places where the text provokes ideas or questions:

For ELA I 4-8 New Participants

Materials to bring along and prepare before the Institute:

  1. Read and annotate the following texts, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions:

For ELA I 9-12 New Participants

Materials to bring along and prepare before the Institute:

  1. Listen to the “The Place Of Argumentation In Curriculum” podcast (approximately 20 minutes) with Judson Odell and David Abel.  Bring notes with ideas and questions from the podcast.
  2. Read and annotate the following text, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions:

For ELA II  K-5 Returning Participants

Materials to bring along and prepare before the Institute:

  1. Listen to the “The Impact Of Writing, Research And Argumentation On The Development Of Students As Critical Thinkers” podcast (approximately 20 minutes) with Judson Odell, Diana Leddy, Amy Rudat and David Abel. Bring notes with ideas and questions from the podcast. 
  2. Read and annotate the following texts, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions.
  3. Bring a unit or sequence of lessons that you would like to spend time revising on Day 5

For ELA II 6-12 Returning Participants

Materials to bring along and prepare before the Institute:

  1. Listen to the “The Impact Of Writing, Research And Argumentation On The Development Of Students As Critical Thinkers” podcast (approximately 20 minutes) with Judson Odell, Diana Leddy, Amy Rudat and David Abel. Bring notes with ideas and questions from the podcast. 
  2. Read and annotate the following texts, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions.
  3. Bring a unit or sequence of lessons that you would like to spend time revising on Day 5

For Math I New Participants

Materials to bring along and prepare before the Institute:

  1. (Required) You’ll need two artifacts from your practice to study during the training. Please bring one lesson plan and one curriculum map (scope and sequence) that you have used this year or will be using next year. You will use these several times throughout the week; these items are required even if you do not work in a school building. They do not need to be teacher created (but they can be); they may come from a commercial curriculum or textbook.
    • The lesson plan should be one day of instruction and include details like problems/exercises and recommended teacher instructions and/or dialogue.
    • The curriculum map should describe what topics and/or standards are taught and when throughout the school year. A district pacing guide is also acceptable.
  2. (Required) Please download the EngageNY module(s) listed below as you will use them during the week, depending on the grade for which you’ve registered. We will not be providing printed modules at Standards Institute; please bring these module materials with you, either in printed or digital form. These are available here: https://www.unbounded.org/explore_curriculum?subjects=math See below for details about which grades/courses are studying which modules:
    • Grades K-2: Download Module 1.
    • For Grade 2, please also download Module 2.
    • Grades 3-4: Download Module 5.
    • Grade 5: Download Module 3.
    • Grades 6-7: Download Module 1.
    • Grade 8: Download Modules 5 and 6.
    • All High School courses: Download Module 1.
  3. (Optional) Please download and read through the Mathematics Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners:

For Math II Returning Participants

Materials to bring along and prepare before the Institute:

  1. (Required) All returning math participants must bring a unit of instruction that they will be teaching/supporting/coaching during the 2016-17 school year. The unit must include:
    • A list of standards addressed in the unit
    • A complete set of lessons (at least five) with teacher- and student-facing materials (including problems, tasks, and activities)
    • End-of-unit assessment materials
    • The Math II sessions will have a content focus for each grade. The unit must be designed to address at least some of the clusters/topics named for each grade below:
      • Grade K K.OA.A (Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from).
      • Grade 1 1.OA.C (Add and subtract within 20).
      • Grade 2 2.OA.B (Add and subtract within 20).
      • Grade 3 3.OA.A (Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division).
      • Grade 4 4.OA.A (Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems).
      • Grade 5 5.NBT.A (Write and interpret numerical expressions).
  2. ​(Required) Please read through the UnboundEd Mathematics Guide that corresponds to your grade level. They are located here: https://www.unbounded.org/enhance_instruction?subjects=math

For Leadership I K-5 New Participants

Materials to prepare and read before the Institute:

  • K-5 Math Leadership I Sessions (Days 1 and 2)

  1. We will not be providing printed modules at Standards Institute; please bring these module materials with you, either in printed or digital form.
  • K-5 ELA Leadership I Sessions (Days 3-5)

  1. Read the following texts and and annotate looking for places where the text provokes ideas or questions:

For Leadership I 6-8 New Participants

Materials to prepare and read before the Institute:

  • 6-8 Math Leadership I Sessions (Days 1 and 2)

  1. We will not be providing printed modules at Standards Institute; please bring these module materials with you, either in printed or digital form.
  2. The sessions are designed to build math content knowledge, and leaders will do math! To prepare, please read the following Content Guide on our website:
  • 6-8 ELA Leadership I Sessions (Days 3-5)

  1. Read and annotate the following texts, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions:
  2. Listen to the “The Place Of Argumentation In Curriculum” podcast (approximately 20 minutes) with Judson Odell and David Abel.  Bring notes with ideas and questions from the podcast.

For Leadership I 9-12 New Participants

Materials to prepare and read before the Institute:

  • 9-12 Math Leadership I Sessions (Days 1 and 2)

  1. We will not be providing printed modules at Standards Institute; please bring these module materials with you, either in printed or digital form.
  2. The sessions are designed to build math content knowledge, and leaders will do math! To prepare, please read the following Content Guides on our website. We want you to familiarize yourself with these resources to bolster your understanding and prepare you for the high school math we will be doing during the session:
  • 9-12 ELA Leadership I Sessions (Days 3 - 5)

  1. Read and annotate the following texts, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions:
  2. Listen to the “The Place Of Argumentation In Curriculum” podcast (approximately 20 minutes) with Judson Odell and David Abel.  Bring notes with ideas and questions from the podcast.

For Leadership II K-5 Returning Participants

Materials to prepare and read before the Institute:

  • K-5 ELA Leadership II Sessions (Days 1 and 4)

  1. Read and annotate the following texts, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions:
  • 6-12 ELA Leadership II Sessions (Days 1 and 4)

  1. Listen to the “The Place Of Argumentation In Curriculum” podcast (approximately 20 minutes) with Judson Odell and David Abel. Bring notes with ideas and questions from the podcast. 
  2. Read and annotate the following text, looking for places where the text provokes ideas and/or questions:

Keynote Presentation: Kate Gerson - Disrupt the Status Quo. Close the Opportunity Gap. #standardsinstitute (video) (audio) (research)

Keynote Presentation: Timothy Shanahan - Teaching with Challenging Text

Keynote Presentation: Aída Walqui - Key Elements In A Proleptic Pedagogy For English Language Learners 

Keynote Presentation: Andrew Chen - Music Is Not in the Guitar

ELA Pathway I

Establishing a Solid Foundation for Instruction

Examine the relationship between the standards, shifts, and instruction to better understand how a strong scope and sequence can move students toward college and career readiness. Through work with free curricular materials, understand how to immerse students in a learning environment that engages them to build fluency, knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension in the classroom.

Instructional Planning, Delivery & Reflection

Through collaborative video study and ongoing reflection, analyze lesson planning, instructional moves, and standards-alignment in the classroom.

Complex Text and Higher Standards

Practice determining text complexity to ensure student access to grade-level complex text. Develop targeted text dependent questions that support and scaffold reading experiences for struggling students. Distinguish between close reading and a volume of reading, and understand the roles of each in and out of the classroom. Through a study of argument writing at the secondary level, learn how to engage students in writing for understanding and support their claims with text- based evidence. Learn how to work non-evaluative formative assessment into planning and instruction to achieve stronger student outcomes.

Pathway I

PreK - 3

Monday's sessions draw from the research-base behind the instructional shifts and standards for grades P-5. Participants observe instructional video to gain a deeper understanding of what focus and coherence do and do not look like in the classroom.

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FOUNDATIONS: Framing a Comprehensive ELA Program

In this foundational session, participants analyze how the standards and shifts frame rigorous instruction in the elementary grades. Using grade-level text and instructional video, participants practice identifying what strong instruction looks like in the elementary classroom.

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Pathway I

4 - 5

Monday's sessions draw from the research-base behind the instructional shifts and standards for grades P-5. Participants observe instructional video to gain a deeper understanding of what focus and coherence do and do not look like in the classroom.

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FOUNDATIONS: Framing Comprehensive ELA; Shifts and Standards

In this foundational session, participants analyze how the standards and shifts frame rigorous instruction in the elementary grades. Using grade-level text and instructional video, participants practice identifying what strong instruction looks like in the elementary classroom. Participants continue exploration of the shifts and standards with video exemplars, a focus on nonfiction, and using evidence when speaking and writing about text.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

Monday's learning is grounded in the research-base behind the instructional shifts and the ELA standards for grades 6-12. Participants observe instructional video and engage with text to gain a deeper understanding of what focus and coherence look like in the classroom – and what they do not.

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FOUNDATIONS: Framing Comprehensive ELA; Shifts and Standards

In this foundational session, participants analyze how the standards and shifts frame rigorous instruction in the secondary grades beginning with an exploration of the relationship between reading and text complexity, the components of text complexity, and analysis of texts to determine complexity in calibrated setting. Using grade-level text and instructional video, participants practice identifying what strong instruction looks like in the classroom with a focus on using evidence to support claims and nonfiction.

Materials

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Pathway I

9 - 12

Monday's learning is grounded in the research-base behind the instructional shifts and the ELA standards for grades 6-12. Participants observe instructional video and engage with text to gain a deeper understanding of what focus and coherence look like in the classroom – and what they do not.

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FOUNDATIONS: Framing Comprehensive ELA; Shifts and Standards

In this foundational session, participants analyze how the standards and shifts frame rigorous instruction in the secondary grades beginning with an exploration of the relationship between reading and text complexity, the components of text complexity, and analysis of texts to determine complexity in calibrated setting; (1-4) Using grade-level text and instructional video, participants practice identifying what strong instruction looks like in the classroom with a focus on using evidence to support claims and nonfiction.

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Pathway I

PreK - 3

Session 1 and Session 2 provide participants with the opportunity to explore how systematic phonics instruction and intentional fluency building activities can support early readers. Participants will closely review student readers and phonics programs to facilitate discussion of features that support aligned K-2 ELA instruction.

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Early Literacy: Phonics & Fluency

In this course, participants will explore why systematic phonics is key to reading success, how current programs address phonics, and how existing programs can be adapted to strengthen their support of systematic phonics.

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Pathway I

4 - 5

Participants explore how supporting all students engagement with complex text involves the confluence of Reading and Language standards, including work at the sentence level, work with vocabulary, and carefully crafted, scaffolded, and aligned text dependent questions.

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Fluency and Complex Text

Beginning with a Keynote of support fluency with struggling readers by Dr. David Paige (Bellarmine University), participants explore how close reading of complex text, sentence deconstruction, and work with “juicy sentences” support struggling students in accessing complex text; (1-4) Participants explore the confluence of Reading and Language Standards to support sentence work and standards-aligned text dependent question development using “The Birth of the Haudenosaunee” from the Expeditionary Learning Module 1 Unit 1 Grade 4: “Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn: Oral Tradition, Symbolism, Building Community.”

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Pathway I

6 - 8

Participants explore how supporting all students in accessing complex text involves the confluence of Reading and Language standards, including work at the sentence level, work with vocabulary, and carefully crafted, scaffolded, and aligned text dependent questions.

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Fluency and Complex Text

Beginning with a Keynote of support fluency with struggling readers by Dr. David Paige (Bellarmine University), participants explore how close reading of complex text, sentence deconstruction, and work with “juicy sentences” support struggling students in accessing complex text; (1-4) Participants explore the confluence of Reading and Language Standards to support sentence work and standards-aligned text dependent question development using “California Commonwealth Club Address” (Cesar Chavez) from Odell Education Core Proficiencies Unit Making Evidence-Based Claims with an OE Unit, which is embedded in Grade 7 Module 2A of Expeditionary Learning’s Curriculum.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

This session provides participants with the opportunity to explore the confluence of the Reading and Language standards to ensure that students can access grade level complex text in the classroom through work at the sentence level, work with vocabulary, and examination of how aligned curriculum can be scaffolded to include these supports.

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Fluency and Complex Text

Participants begin with a keynote addressing the support of disfluent students at the secondary level provided by Dr. David Paige (Bellarmine University), and explore how close reading of complex text, sentence deconstruction, and work with “juicy sentences” support struggling students in accessing complex text; (1-4) Participants examine the planning and instructional implications of Dr. Paige’s keynote and morning work for accessing complex text using Odell Education Core Proficiencies Unit 1 and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” in Grade 9.

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Pathway I

PreK - 3

Participants explore how supporting all student engagement with complex text involves the confluence of Reading and Language standards, including work at the sentence level, work with vocabulary, and carefully crafted, scaffolded, and aligned text dependent questions.

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Complex Text and Fluency

Participants explore the process for close reading complex text, including capturing the gist and important details through text dependent questions, and how a planning sequence that includes masterful, close, and independent reading supports struggling students in accessing complex text; (1-4) Participants use work with Juicy Sentences to understand the role of syntax in complex text and explore how CCSS aligned resources can be scaffolded to make complex texts accessible to struggling students using “Nasreen’s Secret School” from EL Grade 3 Curriculum Module 1.

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Pathway I

4 - 5

Participants study how to rapidly build student knowledge and vocabulary on a topic, apply their understanding to practice, and design a learning experience that builds student knowledge around texts.

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Building Knowledge with a Volume of Reading: Selecting and Scaffolding Text

Following a keynote by David Liben, participants engage in an experience that demonstrates how students rapidly build knowledge and vocabulary on a topic through reading texts that build in complexity; (1-4) Participants apply their understanding from morning work to practice and then design a learning experience that builds student knowledge around central texts in OER and participants' curriculums.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

Participants learn how to rapidly build student knowledge and vocabulary on a topic, practice this process, and design a learning experience that builds student knowledge through texts.

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Building Knowledge with a Volume of Reading: Selecting and Scaffolding Text

Participants engage in an experience that demonstrates how students rapidly build knowledge and vocabulary on a topic through reading texts that build in complexity; (1-4) Participants apply their understanding from morning work to practice and then design a learning experience that builds student knowledge around central texts in OER and participants' curriculums.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

Using Odell Evidence-Based Claims Units, participants unpack the informational density of complex text and scaffold learning through studying and developing a series of text dependent questions.

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Developing a Sequence of TDQs

Participants apply their knowledge from David Liben's keynote to developing sequences of text dependent questions around "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" to support struggling students as they access the text in the Odell Unit; (1-4) Participants apply their learning around the composition of the Odell Unit and text dependent questions that scaffold understanding for struggling readers to OER texts and participants' curriculums.

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Pathway I

PreK - 3

These sessions introduce participants to how the Read-Aloud Project builds knowledge and vocabulary using a text that students can access for a variety of purposes, and engages participants in the creation of a mini standards-based unit around a complex read-aloud text to use with students in the classroom.

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Building a Read Aloud Aligned to Standards

Introduction and Planning with the end in Mind: Participants analyze text to choose an appropriately engaging and complex text around which to build a multi-day read-aloud course of study and engage in backward design to plan for multiple reads that culminates with an appropriate assessment; (1-4) Developmentally Appropriate Rigor: Planning Questions and Activities to Support All Students: Participants use their analysis of text complexity with their chosen text to create questions that make the text accessible and enjoyable to all students.

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Pathway I

4 - 5

Using the Craft and Structure Standards, participants deep dive into what “reading like writers” looks like and apply it to lesson design with a focus on targeted and scaffolded text-dependent questions.

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Attending to Craft and Structure: Focus on Language

Participants examine how the craft and structure standards demand that students "read like writers," and analyze how they support attention to the language of texts; (1-4) Participants use their understanding of language in craft and structure to apply it in lesson design, paying particular attention to how to use them in instruction through appropriate text-dependent questions, and developing their own using OER or their own texts.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

Participants deep dive into what “reading like writers” looks like and apply it to lesson design with a focus on scaffolded text-dependent questions based on Craft and Structure Standards.

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Attending to Craft and Structure: Focus on Language

Participants examine how the craft and structure standards demand that students "read like writers," and analyze how they support attention to the language of texts; (1-4) Participants use their understanding of language in craft and structure to apply it in lesson design, paying particular attention to how to use them in instruction through appropriate text-dependent questions, and developing their own using OER or their own texts.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

These sessions introduce a standards-aligned process for using complex texts to teach argumentation in the ELA classroom, and engage participants as teachers and learners in a scaffolded unit of study to evaluate arguments and develop perspectives using methods and tools designed to support students as they prepare for demands of college and career.

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Analyzing Arguments on a Topic

Participants are introduced to argumentation through engagement with the specific reading and writing standards that frame argumentation in the standards, then learn how to use tools that facilitate student acquisition of conceptual knowledge; (1-4) Participants use seminal arguments to help understand argumentation, perspective, and the topic. They then use multiple perspectives to understand topic and position complexity, and delineate an argument; Evaluating Arguments and Developing a Position: Participants use their analysis to evaluate arguments, then review and synthesize their analysis to form their own position on a topic. Finally, they reflect on how argumentation helps develop topic knowledge and literacy proficiency.

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Pathway I

PreK - 3

(Continued from previous day) These sessions introduce participants to how the Read-Aloud Project builds knowledge and vocabulary using a text that students can access for a variety of purposes, and engages participants in the creation of a mini standards-based unit around a complex read-aloud text to use with students in the classroom.

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Building a Read Aloud Aligned to Standards Continued

Participants work in teams to populate their RAP templates with text dependent questions and activities.

Please see previous day for session materials

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Pathway I

4 - 5

These sessions teach participants to analyze the impact that knowledge makes on the quality of writing; in addition, participants will learn how a fully aligned curriculum integrates the all the elements from what the participants have learned this week.

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Bringing it all Together in a Comprehensive Curriculum

Participants learn how a high-quality curriculum marries all of the elements of design they have studied over the past several days through attention to complex texts, text-dependent questions, sets of texts that build knowledge and fluency, close reading lessons grounded in the standards and writing from sources, etc.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

These sessions teach participants to analyze the impact that knowledge makes on the quality of writing; in addition, participants will learn how a fully aligned curriculum integrates the all the elements from what the participants have learned this week.

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Bringing it all Together in a Comprehensive Curriculum

Participants learn how a high-quality curriculum marries all of the elements of design they have studied over the past several days through attention to complex texts, text-dependent questions, sets of texts that build knowledge and fluency, close reading lessons grounded in the standards and writing from sources, etc.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

(Continued from previous day) These sessions introduce a standards-aligned process for using complex texts to teach argumentation in the ELA classroom, and engage participants as teachers and learners in a scaffolded unit of study to evaluate arguments and develop perspectives using methods and tools designed to support students as they prepare for demands of college and career.

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Analyzing Arguments on a Topic Continued

Participants are introduced to argumentation through engagement with the specific reading and writing standards that frame argumentation in the standards, then learn how to use tools that facilitate student acquisition of conceptual knowledge; (1-4) Participants use seminal arguments to help understand argumentation, perspective, and the topic. They then use multiple perspectives to understand topic and position complexity, and delineate an argument; Evaluating Arguments and Developing a Position: Participants use their analysis to evaluate arguments, then review and synthesize their analysis to form their own position on a topic. Finally, they reflect on how argumentation helps develop topic knowledge and literacy proficiency.

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ELA Pathway II

Writing for Understanding and Research

Learn about implementing the research skills addressed in the standards, and how an iterative inquiry process builds topic-specific knowledge in a systematic way. Focus on what higher standards demand for writing and how building knowledge and communicating knowledge go hand-in-hand in writing tasks.

Text Set Project

Building on the learning from prior sessions, continue learning about knowledge by developing an expert pack. The packs will contain annotated bibliographies and suggested sequencing of texts to provide a coherent learning experience for students. 

ELA Practicum/Planning for the year

In these sessions, participants choose to work on either a) a personal unit brought to be evaluated and revised based on the learning of the previous days of institute or b) continue work on an expert pack. For the unit work, participants will evaluate their unit for alignment to the standards and shifts, build scaffolds and adaptations for students below grade level, and get feedback during a peer-teaching activity. The cycle of aligning, adapting, and teaching will be replicable and a structure to repeat throughout the school year. For participants focusing on P-2, this will take the form of reviewing/evaluating their literacy structure rather than specific units. For the expert pack, participants will continue working on the expert pack in order to have a practical and replicable path to topical knowledge building when they return to school.

Pathway II

PreK - 5

Participants analyze student work to understand the dimensions of Standards-based Informative/Explanatory student writing and plan for transformative writing instruction in the elementary grades.

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Common Core Aligned Writing in the Elementary Grades

Participants analyze elementary student work to understand the dimensions of the Informative/Explanatory Writing Type across elementary grade levels, and synthesize source selection, standards, shifts, and the Informational/Explanatory Writing approach to be able to plan for transformative student writing. Participants then discuss the implications for schools and districts.

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Pathway II

6 - 12

Day 1 Introduces participants to an instructional approach to research through the OE Core Proficiencies with an emphasis on the inquiry process. With these tools and guidance, participants can integrate and apply this learning to individual teaching practice.

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Research

Participants explore the nature of inquiry and research to build and present knowledge through the OE Core Proficiencies approach. Participants learn how instruction can be designed to build knowledge and develop proficiency in all learners, and then integrate and apply this learning to individual teaching practice.

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Pathway II

PreK - 5

Day 2 focuses on the research process for elementary students. Through examination of student work and specific tools, participants become better prepared to plan strong lesson sequences around research and writing.

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Common Core Aligned Writing in the Elementary Grades

Participants explore how writing can be used to build deep understanding of key concepts in a variety of content areas, with a focus on a research process that develops writing independence with students. Participants engage in a protocol for examining student work and plan for the dimensions of opinion/argument writing. Through the examination of Research Packs and Writing for Understanding Lesson Sequences, participants learn how engaging the process of building content knowledge and an understanding of writing craft and structure can be.

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Pathway II

6 - 12

Day 2 involves exploring the metacognitive process, skills, and knowledge involved in completion of a writing task with a focus on explicit instruction that considers the interdependence between reading and writing.

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Writing Instruction an an Era of Higher Standards

Through deconstructing the layers of the metacognitive process around a writing task, participants recognize the inherent skills and knowledge necessary for argumentation, the importance of explicit instruction to support them, and the decision points for instructional scaffolds. Participants examine the interdependence between reading and writing, and how reading and writing skills grow through collaborative processes that encourage student exchange of ideas in the writing process. Through student work assessment, participants become familiar with how targeted support strategies can be gleaned from trends in student work.

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Pathway II

PreK - 5

Day 3 focuses on text-based narrative writing in the elementary grades and the technical aspects of composing narratives while ensuring alignment to standards.

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Common Core Aligned Writing in the Elementary Grades

The Special Place of Narrative Writing: Participants explore how the principles of writing for understanding apply to narrative writing, and examine a progression of student narrative writing. Participants examine how to engage students in the mode of writing in a manner that is text-based and builds knowledge while also attending to the technical aspects of composing narratives.

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Pathway II

6 - 12

On Day 3, participants engage in the process of deconstructing a series of texts on a topic as they learn how to select, sequence, and develop expert packs to grow knowledge and vocabulary for students who are reading behind grade level.

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Developing Expert Packs to Build Knowledge and Vocabulary

Participants experience the link between a volume of reading on a topic and rapid development of vocabulary, and knowledge, then consider the classroom applications for expert packs, a structured variant of this process. Participants investigate topic resources and examine principles for selecting, sequencing, and supporting student access to and interaction with texts in an expert pack.

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Pathway II

PreK - 5

Day 4 is devoted to bridging the gap for English language learners and linguistically marginalized students with attention to specific instructional moves and pedagogy that supports access to grade-level complex text in a collaborative environment.

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English Language Learners, Linguistically Marginalized Students, and Complex Text in the Classroom

Participants will unpack the language demands embedded in grade-level complex texts and tasks with attention to supporting linguistically marginalized students and ELLs. With an understanding of the interdependence of standards and shifts, participants practice framing tasks to build knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension around complex text with attention to grade level standards, annotating text for instructional moves, and inserting ongoing opportunities for collaborative work and communication in the classroom.

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Pathway II

6 - 12

Day 4 is devoted to bridging the gap for English language learners and linguistically marginalized students with attention to specific instructional moves and pedagogy that supports access to grade-level complex text in a collaborative environment.

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English Language Learners, Linguistically Marginalized Students, and Complex Text in the Classroom

Participants will unpack the language demands embedded in grade-level complex texts and tasks with attention to supporting linguistically marginalized students and ELLs. With an understanding of the interdependence of standards and shifts, participants practice framing tasks to build knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension around complex text with attention to grade level standards, annotating text for instructional moves, and inserting ongoing opportunities for collaborative work and communication in the classroom.

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Pathway II

PreK - 12

Please see below for a description of the ELA Pathway II Electives

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ELL Practicum (Grades PreK - 12)

Participants develop ELL-focused upgrades to a unit that exemplify the language demands of an ELA/Literacy unit based on learning from Thursday and the rest of the week.

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Expert Pack Practicum (Grades 4 - 12)

Participants begin work on an expert pack that links to a topic of a unit in order to build knowledge and vocabulary with facilitator support and review.

Please see above for session materials

Writing and Research Practicum (Grades PreK - 12)

Participants work on writing/research-focused upgrades to a unit using the structure and content learned on Monday and Tuesday with guidance from facilitators on leverage points, timelines, goals, and framework.

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Math Pathway I

Understanding the Mathematical Standards and Shifts

Study the mathematical shifts of focus, coherence, and rigor through examining standards-aligned tasks and activities. Understand the structure of the standards as well as the language and meaning of the standards. Gain a deeper understanding of what content is prioritized and dive into the ideas of coherence within and across grades, with a focus on identifying prerequisite standards. Examine the standards to understand what is meant by conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application, and understand why rigor is important within the context of instruction, curriculum, and student work. Also examine how the shifts impact the practice of teachers and coaches.

Instructional Practice

Come to understand how students will engage with the math content standards and the math practice standards and describe the connections between them. Study the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG), a freely available tool from Student Achievement Partners, using the lens of the shifts to understand how it can drive effective instruction. Explain the implications for role-specific practice including understanding content, lesson planning and implementation, and reflection.

Deepening Content Knowledge

Deepen understanding of grade level content by examining curriculum maps and materials for the EngageNY curriculum. Come to see how the instructional shifts are embodied in a high level curriculum map and module assessment materials. In looking at curriculum, learn about ways of making adaptations for students that are below grade level as well as English Language Learners and practice making adaptations using the EngageNY curriculum. Annotate lessons according to the IPG indicators and practice teach.

Pathway I

K - 2

These sessions focus on the instructional shifts of focus and coherence including an exploration of priority content, an examination of the connections between standards within a grade, and application of these understandings through analysis of a scope and sequence.

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Focus in Grades K-2

This session introduces participants to the structure of the Standards and deepens their understanding of the “Focus” shift. Participants will learn to identify major, supporting, and additional standards in their respective grades, and will identify the “themes” of the major work within this grade band.

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Focus and Within-Grade Coherence in Grades K-2

This session continues with a deep dive into major work using carefully selected mathematical tasks. Then participants explore of the “Coherence” shift through the notion of within-grade coherence by examining connections between grade-level standards. They will also put their learning from both of the day’s sessions to work by evaluating a curriculum map for focus and within-grade coherence.

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Pathway I

3 - 5

These sessions focus on the instructional shifts of focus and coherence including an exploration of priority content, an examination of the connections between standards within a grade, and application of these understandings through analysis of a scope and sequence.

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Focus in Grades 3-5

This session introduces participants to the structure of the Standards and deepens their understanding of the “Focus” shift. Participants will learn to identify major, supporting, and additional standards in their respective grades, and will identify the “themes” of the major work within this grade band.

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Focus and Within-Grade Coherence in Grades 3-5

This session continues with a deep dive into major work using carefully selected mathematical tasks. Then participants explore of the “Coherence” shift through the notion of within-grade coherence by examining connections between grade-level standards. They will also put their learning from both of the day’s sessions to work by evaluating a curriculum map for focus and within-grade coherence.

Please see previous day for session materials

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Pathway I

6 - 8

These sessions focus on the instructional shifts of focus and coherence including an exploration of priority content, an examination of the connections between standards within a grade, and application of these understandings through analysis of a scope and sequence.

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Focus in Grades 6-8

This session introduces participants to the structure of the Standards and deepens their understanding of the “Focus” shift. Participants will learn to identify major, supporting, and additional standards in their respective grades, and will identify the “themes” of the major work within this grade band.

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Focus and Within-Grade Coherence in Grades 6-8

This session continues with a deep dive into major work using carefully selected mathematical tasks. Then participants explore of the “Coherence” shift through the notion of within-grade coherence by examining connections between grade-level standards. They will also put their learning from both of the day’s sessions to work by evaluating a curriculum map for focus and within-grade coherence.

Please see previous day for session materials

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Pathway I

9 - 12

These sessions focus on the instructional shifts of focus and coherence including an exploration of priority content, an examination of the connections between standards within a grade, and application of these understandings through analysis of a scope and sequence.

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Focus in High School

This session introduces participants to the structure of the Standards and deepens their understanding of the “Focus” shift. Participants will learn to identify major, supporting, and additional standards in their respective grades, and will identify the “themes” of the major work within this grade band.

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Focus and Within-Grade Coherence in High School

This session continues with a deep dive into major work using carefully selected mathematical tasks. Then participants explore of the “Coherence” shift through the notion of within-grade coherence by examining connections between grade-level standards. They will also put their learning from both of the day’s sessions to work by evaluating a curriculum map for focus and within-course coherence.

Please see previous day for session materials

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Pathway I

K - 2

These sessions address the instructional shift of rigor (using example tasks, lessons, and assessments), the interplay between the mathematical practices and the three aspects of rigor, and how to evaluate lessons for alignment to rigor and the practices.

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Rigor in Grades K-2

This session begins with an examination of the “Rigor” shift by asking participants to reconsider the traditional definition of rigor. Once again, participants will engage in carefully selected tasks in order to more deeply understand the aspects of rigor in the Standards. They will also learn to identify aspects of rigor in an aligned unit of instruction.

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Rigor and the Mathematical Practices in Grades K-2

This session introduces participants to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and demonstrates how they relate to the aspects of rigor. Participants will examine the connection between the Mathematical Practices and rigor, identify aspects of rigor in lessons, and describe the characteristics of these activities that support rigor. Participants will also put this knowledge into practice by aligning a lesson for rigor and an appropriate Mathematical Practice.

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Pathway I

3 - 5

These sessions address the instructional shift of rigor (using example tasks, lessons, and assessments), the interplay between the mathematical practices and the three aspects of rigor, and how to evaluate lessons for alignment to rigor and the practices.

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Rigor in Grades 3-5

This session begins with an examination of the “Rigor” shift by asking participants to reconsider the traditional definition of rigor. Once again, participants will engage in carefully selected tasks in order to more deeply understand the aspects of rigor in the Standards. They will also learn to identify aspects of rigor in an aligned unit of instruction.

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Rigor and the Mathematical Practices in Grades 3-5

This session introduces participants to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and demonstrates how they relate to the aspects of rigor. Participants will examine the connection between the Mathematical Practices and rigor, identify aspects of rigor in lessons, and describe the characteristics of these activities that support rigor. Participants will also put this knowledge into practice by aligning a lesson for rigor and an appropriate Mathematical Practice.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

These sessions address the instructional shift of rigor (using example tasks, lessons, and assessments), the interplay between the mathematical practices and the three aspects of rigor, and how to evaluate lessons for alignment to rigor and the practices.

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Rigor in Grades 6-8

This session begins with an examination of the “Rigor” shift by asking participants to reconsider the traditional definition of rigor. Once again, participants will engage in carefully selected tasks in order to more deeply understand the aspects of rigor in the Standards. They will also learn to identify aspects of rigor in an aligned unit of instruction.

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Rigor and the Mathematical Practices in Grades 6-8

This session introduces participants to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and demonstrates how they relate to the aspects of rigor. Participants will examine the connection between the Mathematical Practices and rigor, identify aspects of rigor in lessons, and describe the characteristics of these activities that support rigor. Participants will also put this knowledge into practice by aligning a lesson for rigor and an appropriate Mathematical Practice.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

These sessions address the instructional shift of rigor (using example tasks, lessons, and assessments), the interplay between the mathematical practices and the three aspects of rigor, and how to evaluate lessons for alignment to rigor and the practices.

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Rigor in High School

This session begins with an examination of the “Rigor” shift by asking participants to reconsider the traditional definition of rigor. Once again, participants will engage in carefully selected tasks in order to more deeply understand the aspects of rigor in the Standards. They will also learn to identify aspects of rigor in an aligned unit of instruction.

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Rigor and the Mathematical Practices in High School

This session introduces participants to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and demonstrates how they relate to the aspects of rigor. Participants will examine the connection between the Mathematical Practices and rigor, identify aspects of rigor in lessons, and describe the characteristics of these activities that support rigor. Participants will also put this knowledge into practice by aligning a lesson for rigor and an appropriate Mathematical Practice.

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Pathway I

K - 2

These sessions address across grade coherence and instructional practice through focus on leveraging prerequisite content to support students with unfinished learning from prior grades, and examining instructional practice with an emphasis on lesson planning and observation using the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Across-Grade Coherence in Grades K-2

This session furthers participants understanding of the “Coherence” shift by investigating the notion of across-grade coherence. Participants will explore the connections between standards across grades in this band, and plan a sequence of instruction to help students with “unfinished learning” from prior grades access content at their grade level.

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Instructional Practices in Grades K-2

Participants adapt a lesson for students with unfinished learning using an understanding of prerequisite standards. They also use the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG) to plan a lesson while attending to the IPG’s Core Actions, including those that “allow all students to learn the content of the lesson.”

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Pathway I

3 - 5

These sessions address across grade coherence and instructional practice through focus on leveraging prerequisite content to support students with unfinished learning from prior grades, and examining instructional practice with an emphasis on lesson planning and observation using the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Across-Grade Coherence in Grades 3-5

This session furthers participants understanding of the “Coherence” shift by investigating the notion of across-grade coherence. Participants will explore the connections between standards across grades in this band, and plan a sequence of instruction to help students with “unfinished learning” from prior grades access content at their grade level.

Materials

Instructional Practices in Grades 3-5

Participants adapt a lesson for students with unfinished learning using an understanding of prerequisite standards. They also use the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG) to plan a lesson while attending to the IPG’s Core Actions, including those that “allow all students to learn the content of the lesson.”

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Pathway I

6 - 8

These sessions address across grade coherence and instructional practice through focus on leveraging prerequisite content to support students with unfinished learning from prior grades, and examining instructional practice with an emphasis on lesson planning and observation using the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Across-Grade Coherence in Grades 6-8

This session furthers participants understanding of the “Coherence” shift by investigating the notion of across-grade coherence. Participants will explore the connections between standards across grades in this band, and plan a sequence of instruction to help students with “unfinished learning” from prior grades access content at their grade level.

Materials

Instructional Practices in Grades 6-8

Participants adapt a lesson for students with unfinished learning using an understanding of prerequisite standards. They also use the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG) to plan a lesson while attending to the IPG’s Core Actions, including those that “allow all students to learn the content of the lesson.”

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Pathway I

9 - 12

These sessions address across grade coherence and instructional practice through focus on leveraging prerequisite content to support students with unfinished learning from prior grades, and examining instructional practice with an emphasis on lesson planning and observation using the Instructional Practice Guide from Student Achievement Partners.

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Across-Grade Coherence in High School

This session furthers participants understanding of the “Coherence” shift by investigating the notion of across-course coherence. Participants will explore the connections between standards across courses in this band, and plan a sequence of instruction to help students with “unfinished learning” from prior grades access content in their course.

Materials

Instructional Practices in High School

Participants adapt a lesson for students with unfinished learning using an understanding of prerequisite standards. They also use the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG) to plan a lesson while attending to the IPG’s Core Actions, including those that “allow all students to learn the content of the lesson.”

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Pathway I

K - 1

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing a module of the EngageNY curriculum for grades K-1.

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Adapting the Grades K-1 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 4 (Grade K) and Module 1 (Grade 1)

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

2

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 2.

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Adapting the Grade 2 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 1 in Grade 2

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

3

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 5 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 3.

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Adapting the Grade 3 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 5 in Grade 3

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

4

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 5 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 4.

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Adapting the Grade 4 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 5 in Grade 4

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

5

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 3 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 5.

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Adapting the Grade 5 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 3 in Grade 5

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

6

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 6.

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Adapting the Grade 6 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 1 in Grade 6

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

7

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 7.

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Adapting the Grade 7 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

Materials

Intro to Module 1 in Grade 7

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

8

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 5 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 8.

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Adapting the Grade 8 Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 5 in Grade 8

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

Please see above for session materials

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Pathway I

Algebra I

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for Algebra 1.

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Adapting the Algebra I Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 1 in Algebra I

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

Geometry

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for Geometry.

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Adapting the Geometry Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 1 in Geometry

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

Algebra II

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for Algebra 2.

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Adapting the Algebra II Curriculum Maps

Participants study the EngageNY curriculum map for their respective grades, focusing on curriculum architecture and key methods and activities that support conceptual understanding. On an ongoing basis, they consider adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Intro to Module 1 in Algebra II

This session examines module assessment materials with focus on grade-level rigor. Participants "do the math" and study content sequence and adaptations for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway I

K - 1

These sessions address adapting an aligned scope and sequence and understanding, adapting, and implementing a module of the EngageNY curriculum for grades K-1.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grades K-1

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

2

his session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Modules 1 and 2 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 2.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grade 2

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

3

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 5 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 3.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grade 3

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

4

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 5 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 4.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grade 4

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

5

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 3 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 5.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grade 5

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

6

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 6.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grade 6

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

7

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 7.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grade 7

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

8

This session address understanding, adapting, and implementing Modules 5 and 6 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for grade 8.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Grade 8

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

Algebra I

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for Algebra 1.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Algebra I

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

Geometry

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for Geometry.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Geometry

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Pathway I

Algebra II

This session addresses understanding, adapting, and implementing Module 1 of the EngageNY curriculum modules for Algebra 2.

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Adapting and Teaching Lessons, Algebra II

This session continues study of an EngageNY module from the previous day with attention to students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Participants use the IPG to augment their lesson planning and engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise.

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Math Pathway II

Aligning Units

Dive deeply into the standards and shifts related to an upcoming unit of instruction. Through study of Parts 1 and 2 of the UnboundEd content guides, understand what the shifts of focus, coherence, and rigor look like for the standards addressed in units, and develop a list of indicators of high-quality, aligned instruction. Evaluate units for alignment in terms of focus, coherence, and rigor, and identify next steps for improving alignment by the fall.

Adapting Lessons

Leverage progressions of learning in the Standards with an eye towards adapting materials for struggling students. Identify and better understand the highest-leverage progressions for specific units using the principle of Coherent Content in Context. Detect gaps in students’ learning and proactively make adjustments to their own instruction. Examine and use formative assessment strategies to develop comprehensive instructional support plans for specific units.

Teaching Lessons

Identify the "load bearing walls" (i.e., important standards-aligned aspects) in lessons. Determine what the most important questions, problems, and other "moments" are, and how to focus on these when planning and delivering instruction. Participants will apply learning and prepare a lesson from their own unit for teaching. Engage in a “buddy teaching” exercise to put new learning into practice.

Supporting English Language Learners in the Math Classroom

Through analysis and discussion of an exemplar lesson plan, participants will unpack the language demands of learning mathematics, as well as key instructional moves that support language minority students and ELLs. Participants will then turn their attention to a lesson in their own unit, applying ELL supports for purposes of adapting. 

Take Control of Math Tasks

Objectives are necessary, but not sufficient. Without high quality, well aligned tasks in the math classroom, student work and progress toward meeting objectives will always be hindered. In this session, learn how to recognize and fix misaligned and low quality tasks to ensure student work informs instruction the way it needs to. Use the Smith and Stein levels of cognitive demand for tasks to both evaluate and adjust them to meet students where they are, and accelerate them up to grade level.

Pathway II

K - 5

These sessions focus on aligning units to standards with an emphasis on focus, coherence and rigor using UnboundEd's content guides as a primary resource.

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Aligning: Standards and Shifts, Grades K-5

In this session, participants dive deeply into the standards and shifts related to an upcoming unit of instruction. Through study of Parts 1 and 2 of the UnboundEd content guides, participants understand what the shifts of focus, coherence and rigor look like for the standards addressed in their units, and develop a list of indicators of high-quality, aligned instruction.

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Aligning: Your Unit, Grades K-5

Leveraging their work from the morning, participants will use this session to evaluate their units for alignment in terms of focus, coherence, and rigor, and will identify next steps for improving alignment by the fall.

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Pathway II

K - 5

These sessions focus on adapting unit plans for students with learning gaps with an emphasis on "coherent content in context" and using UnboundEd's content guides as a primary resource.

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Adapting: Using Progressions of Learning, Grades K-5

In this session, participants will do a deep dive into the progressions of learning in the Standards with an eye towards adapting materials for struggling students. By examining Part 3 of the UnboundEd content guides, participants will identify and better understand the highest-leverage progressions for their own units using the principle of Coherent Content in Context.

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Adapting: Assessing Students for Prerequisite Learning, Grades K-5

Having "mapped" key progressions of learning in this grade band, participants will turn their attention to the issue of assessment. How could they detect gaps in student learning and proactively make adjustments to their own instruction? After examining some fast and effective formative assessment strategies, participants will develop comprehensive instructional support plans for their units.

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Pathway II

K - 5

These sessions focus on teaching lessons with an emphasis on highlighting and leveraging the "load-bearing walls" of lessons.

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Teaching: The Load-Bearing Walls, Grades K-5

In this session, participants will learn to identify the "load bearing walls" (i.e., important standards-aligned aspects) in lessons, and will continue thinking about ways of increasing access for students with unfinished learning from prior grades. Through study of an exemplar lesson, participants will come to understand what the most important questions, problems, and other "moments" are, and how to focus on these when planning and delivering instruction.

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Teaching: Practice with Your Lessons, Grades K-5

In this session, participants will prepare a lesson from their unit for teaching. Participants will then engage in a "buddy teaching" exercise to put new learning into practice. Finally, there will be opportunity for reflection and next steps to carry this work forward during the coming school year.

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Pathway II

K - 5

These sessions focus on supporting English Language Learners in the math classroom.

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Bridging the Gap for Language Minority Students and ELLs in Math, Grades K-5

Through analysis and discussion of an exemplar lesson plan, participants will unpack the language demands of learning mathematics, as well as key instructional moves that support language minority students and ELLs. Participants will continue to unpack and explore best practices for supporting language minority students and ELLs, before taking a turn adapting a lesson of their own.

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Pathway II

K - 5

These sessions focus on analyzing and adapting math tasks to support and accelerate students with learning gaps.

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It's All About the Task

Objectives are necessary, but not sufficient. Without high quality, well aligned tasks in the math classroom, student work and progress toward meeting objectives will always be hindered. In this elective, participants will learn how to recognize and fix misaligned and low quality tasks to ensure student work informs instruction the way it needs to. Leveraging their learning from the morning session, Participants will use the Smith and Stein levels of cognitive demand for tasks to both evaluate and adjust them to meet students where they are, and accelerate them up to grade level.

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Leadership Pathway I

Building High Standards Success and Leading Instructional Practice 

Leading high standards implementation requires a level of instructional leadership that is entirely new for many school leaders. In-depth and hands-on learning experiences develop understanding of the standards for both ELA and math: recognizing what they look like in a classroom setting; matching instructional strategies appropriately; and developing teachers’ capacity to plan and deliver standards-aligned curriculum.

Instructional Leadership 

Participate in a cycle of learning to deepen understanding of what the standards look like - and don’t look like -in practice. Spend significant time on content-specific work to better understand what to look and listen for in classrooms and how to change practice through evidence.

Development Through Observation and Feedback 

Using instructional video and artifacts, unpack what teachers need to know and be able to do to design and lead a standards-aligned classroom. Discuss how to provide feedback to teachers in order to move practice.

Systems and Structures 

Identify the systems and structures that are essential for sound decision making and successful implementation of standards-aligned curriculum and instruction. Address planning and making choices based on student needs, including strategies for closing gaps in knowledge or skill.

Pathway I

K - 5

The learning in these sessions is grounded in the research-base behind the instructional shifts and standards in grades K-5. As a core learning activity, participants observe instructional video to gain a deeper understanding of what focus and coherence look like in the classroom – and what they do not.

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Focus in Grades K-5

In this session, participants learn to identify the major work of the grade and evaluate tasks for alignment to standards. Using classroom videos, participants practice observing the Focus Shift and standards-aligned instruction.

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Focus and Coherence in Grades K-5

Continuing the morning session, participants use classroom video to practice observing and coaching teacher development of the Focus Shift and standards-aligned instruction. In the second half of the afternoon, participants examine the Coherence Shift both as a logical sequencing of content across grades and as important connections between standards, clusters, and domains within the grade. Participants learn to identify prerequisite standards for grade level standards, and instructional video provides opportunities to observe and scenarios to coach the Coherence Shift and standards-aligned instruction.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

The learning in these sessions is grounded in the research-base behind the instructional shifts and standards in grades 6-8. As a core learning activity, participants observe instructional video to gain a deeper understanding of what focus and coherence look like in the classroom – and what they do not.

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Focus in Grades 6-8

In this session, participants learn to identify the major work of the grade and evaluate tasks for alignment to standards. Using classroom videos, participants practice observing the Focus Shift and standards-aligned instruction.

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Focus and Coherence in Grades 6-8

Continuing the morning session, participants use classroom video to practice observing and coaching teacher development of the Focus Shift and standards-aligned instruction. In the second half of the afternoon, participants examine the Coherence Shift both as a logical sequencing of content across grades and as important connections between standards, clusters, and domains within the grade. Participants learn to identify prerequisite standards for grade level standards, and instructional video provides opportunities to observe and scenarios to coach the Coherence Shift and standards-aligned instruction.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

The learning in these sessions is grounded in the research-base behind the instructional shifts and standards in high school. As a core learning activity, participants observe instructional video to gain a deeper understanding of what focus and coherence look like in the classroom – and what they do not.

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Focus in High School

In this session, participants learn to identify the major work of the grade and evaluate tasks for alignment to standards. Using classroom videos, participants practice observing the Focus Shift and standards-aligned instruction.

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Focus and Coherence in High School

Continuing the morning session, participants use classroom video to practice observing and coaching teacher development of the Focus Shift and standards-aligned instruction. In the second half of the afternoon, participants examine the Coherence Shift both as a logical sequencing of content across grades and as important connections between standards, clusters, and domains within the grade. Participants learn to identify prerequisite standards for grade level standards, and instructional video provides opportunities to observe and scenarios to coach the Coherence Shift and standards-aligned instruction.

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Pathway I

K - 5

Beginning with a deeper dive into what rigor looks like in the elementary school mathematics classroom, school leaders then practice observing and unpacking instructional video as a core learning activity. Participants end the day adapting grades K-5 curriculum to meet the needs of struggling students.

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Rigor in Grades K-5

This session begins an examination of the Rigor Shift by asking participants to reconsider the traditional definition of rigor. Participants focus on the three aspects of Rigor and why rigor is important. In addition, participants evaluate standards and tasks for aspects of Rigor. Last, leaders will practice observing and coaching the Rigor Shift and standards-aligned instruction using a classroom video.

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Observing and Coaching the Standards and Shifts in Grades K-5

This session builds off of the content of the previous sessions. Participants engage in a culminating video and coaching practice, observing and analyzing classroom instruction for standards-alignment and all three shifts: Focus, Coherence and Rigor. In a continuation from the morning session, participants engage in a culminating video and coaching practice, observing and analyzing classroom instruction for standards-alignment and all three shifts: Focus, Coherence and Rigor.

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Adaptations for Struggling Learners in Grades K-5

In this session, participants assess a curriculum for Focus and use across-grade Coherence to guide adaptation. After identifying missing prerequisite knowledge and skill gaps, participants adapt a curriculum map for students below grade level. In closing, participants pinpoint critical systems and structures necessary to ensure standards-based support is occurring for struggling learners.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

Beginning with a deeper dive into what rigor looks like in the middle school mathematics classroom, school leaders then practice observing and unpacking instructional video as a core learning activity. Participants end the day adapting grades 6-8 curriculum to meet the needs of struggling students.

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Rigor in Grades 6-8

This session begins an examination of the Rigor Shift by asking participants to reconsider the traditional definition of rigor. Participants focus on the three aspects of Rigor and why rigor is important. In addition, participants evaluate standards and tasks for aspects of Rigor. Last, leaders will practice observing and coaching the Rigor Shift and standards-aligned instruction using a classroom video.

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Observing and Coaching the Standards and Shifts in Grades 6-8

This session builds off of the content of the previous sessions. Participants engage in a culminating video and coaching practice, observing and analyzing classroom instruction for standards-alignment and all three shifts: Focus, Coherence and Rigor. In a continuation from the morning session, participants engage in a culminating video and coaching practice, observing and analyzing classroom instruction for standards-alignment and all three shifts: Focus, Coherence and Rigor.

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Adaptations for Struggling Learners in Grades 6-8

In this session, participants assess a curriculum for Focus and use across-grade Coherence to guide adaptation. After identifying missing prerequisite knowledge and skill gaps, participants adapt a curriculum map for students below grade level. In closing, participants pinpoint critical systems and structures necessary to ensure standards-based support is occurring for struggling learners.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

Beginning with a deeper dive into what rigor looks like in the high school mathematics classroom, school leaders then practice observing and unpacking instructional video as a core learning activity. Participants end the day adapting high school curriculum to meet the needs of struggling students.

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Rigor in High School

This session begins an examination of the Rigor Shift by asking participants to reconsider the traditional definition of rigor. Participants focus on the three aspects of Rigor and why rigor is important. In addition, participants evaluate standards and tasks for aspects of Rigor. Last, leaders will practice observing and coaching the Rigor Shift and standards-aligned instruction using a classroom video.

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Observing and Coaching the Standards and Shifts in High School

This session builds off of the content of the previous sessions. Participants engage in a culminating video and coaching practice, observing and analyzing classroom instruction for standards-alignment and all three shifts: Focus, Coherence and Rigor. In a continuation from the morning session, participants engage in a culminating video and coaching practice, observing and analyzing classroom instruction for standards-alignment and all three shifts: Focus, Coherence and Rigor.

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Adaptations for Struggling Learners in High School

In this session, participants assess a curriculum for Focus and use across-grade Coherence to guide adaptation. After identifying missing prerequisite knowledge and skill gaps, participants adapt a curriculum map for students below grade level. In closing, participants pinpoint critical systems and structures necessary to ensure standards-based support is occurring for struggling learners.

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Pathway I

K - 5

Beginning with the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions help participants attain an understanding as to what they look like in the classroom through a close look at a comprehensive literacy program and observation of instructional video.

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The Foundation in K-5

In this foundational session, participants analyze how the standards and shifts frame rigorous instruction in the elementary grades. Using grade-level text and instructional video, participants practice identifying what strong instruction looks like in the elementary classroom.

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Components of a Comprehensive Literacy Program

Participants learn the key elements of an early literacy program, with specific focus on foundational skills standards and the process (and remediation) of learning to read. Participants analyze their current programs, systems and structures for strengths and weaknesses in each of the components.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

Beginning with the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions move participants to a deeper understanding of what they look like in the classroom through a close look at text complexity and observation of instructional video.

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The Foundation in 6-8

In this foundational session, participants analyze how the standards and shifts frame rigorous instruction. Using grade-level text and instructional video, participants practice identifying what strong instruction looks like in the elementary classroom.

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Text Complexity

Participants learn the relationship between reading and text complexity, define the components of text complexity, and analyze texts to determine complexity in calibrated setting, as well as how to scaffold struggling learners so that they can access that complexity in the classroom.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

Beginning with the research-based foundation behind the instructional shifts and standards, these sessions move participants to a deeper understanding of what they look like in the classroom through a close look at text complexity and observation of instructional video.

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The Foundation in High School

In this foundational session, participants analyze how the standards and shifts frame rigorous instruction. Using grade-level text and instructional video, participants practice identifying what strong instruction looks like in the elementary classroom.

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Text Complexity

Participants learn the relationship between reading and text complexity, define the components of text complexity, and analyze texts to determine complexity in calibrated setting, as well as how to scaffold struggling learners so that they can access that complexity in the classroom.

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Pathway I

K - 5

Following an exploration of how students build knowledge and vocabulary using a volume of topic-related texts, participants learn how close reading, and sentence deconstruction embody the reading standards. Unpacking instructional video continues as a core learning activity in these sessions.

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Building Knowledge & Vocabulary in K-5

In this session participants engage in an experience that demonstrates how students rapidly build knowledge and vocabulary on a topic. Participants then examine one module’s approach to teaching texts and evidence-based claims, and develop standards-aligned text dependent questions. Participants apply these learnings to the coaching skills needed to support knowledge- and vocabulary-building in teacher practice.

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The Juicy Language of Text in K-5

Participants learn the role that syntax plays in students’ ability to access complex text. Participants then practice close reading and text dissection at the sentence level to support struggling learners. Last, participants engage in a culminating video practice observing and analyzing classroom instruction for ELA standards-alignment and the shifts.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

Opening with an exploration of how students build knowledge and vocabulary using a volume of topic-related texts, participants learn how close reading, and sentence deconstruction embody the reading standards. Unpacking instructional video continues as a core learning activity in these sessions.

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Building Knowledge & Vocabulary in 6-8

In this session participants engage in an experience that demonstrates how students rapidly build knowledge and vocabulary on a topic. Participants then examine one module’s approach to teaching texts and evidence-based claims, and develop standards-aligned text dependent questions. Participants apply these learnings to the coaching skills needed to support knowledge- and vocabulary-building in teacher practice.

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The Juicy Language of Text in 6-8

Participants learn the role that syntax plays in students’ ability to access complex text. Participants then practice close reading and text dissection at the sentence level to support struggling learners. Last, participants engage in a culminating video practice observing and analyzing classroom instruction for ELA standards-alignment and the shifts.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

Following an exploration of how students build knowledge and vocabulary using a volume of topic-related texts, participants learn how close reading, and sentence deconstruction embody the reading standards. Unpacking instructional video continues as a core learning activity in these sessions.

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Building Knowledge & Vocabulary in High School

In this session participants engage in an experience that demonstrates how students rapidly build knowledge and vocabulary on a topic. Participants then examine one module’s approach to teaching texts and evidence-based claims, and develop standards-aligned text dependent questions. Participants apply these learnings to the coaching skills needed to support knowledge- and vocabulary-building in teacher practice.

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The Juicy Language of Text in High School

Participants learn the role that syntax plays in students’ ability to access complex text. Participants then practice close reading and text dissection at the sentence level to support struggling learners. Last, participants engage in a culminating video practice observing and analyzing classroom instruction for ELA standards-alignment and the shifts.

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Pathway I

K - 5

In this concluding session, leaders turn their attention to diagnosing and planning for the systems and structures necessary to support an ideal literacy program for struggling students.

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Organizational Systems and Structures in K-5

Participants use key Guskey Level 3 questions to assess whether systems and structures provide the appropriate level of organizational support and to identify changes they need to make back home.

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Pathway I

6 - 8

In this concluding session, leaders turn their attention to diagnosing and planning for the systems and structures necessary to support an ideal literacy program for struggling students.

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Organizational Systems and Structures in 6-8

Participants use key Guskey Level 3 questions to assess whether systems and structures provide the appropriate level of organizational support and to identify changes they need to make back home.

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Pathway I

9 - 12

In this concluding session, leaders turn their attention to diagnosing and planning for the systems and structures necessary to support an ideal literacy program for struggling students.

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Organizational Systems and Structures in High School

Participants use key Guskey Level 3 questions to assess whether systems and structures provide the appropriate level of organizational support and to identify changes they need to make back home.

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Leadership Pathway II

Standards-Aligned Writing

Learn how to engage students in rigorous and scaffolded research and text based writing that builds knowledge and vocabulary. Practice protocols that train the eye to recognize standards-aligned writing across grade levels and that can be used for professional development back at school.

Adapting Curriculum for Below Grade Level Students

Learn how to effectively adapt curriculum to accelerate students who are behind grade level while also teaching grade-level standards. Apply the concepts of Load Bearing Walls and Coherent Content in Context to increase curricular alignment and adapt and refine lessons. Practice coaching teachers to meet students where they are and get them where they need to be.

Ensuring Quality Instructional Tasks in Mathematics

Determine whether student tasks are aligned to the grade level standards. Using UnboundED Content Guides, deepen understanding of the intent of the standards of focus. Leaders then learn to use a protocol to determine alignment of tasks to standards. To support implementation of this work back at school, practice using protocols and coaching teachers in planning for lesson-embedded task alignment.

English Language Learners, Linguistically Marginalized Students and Complex Text in the Classroom

Unpack the language demands embedded in grade-level complex texts and tasks with attention to supporting linguistically marginalized students and English Language Learners. Practice framing tasks to build knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension around complex text with attention to grade level standards, annotating text for instructional moves, and inserting ongoing opportunities for collaborative work and communication in the classroom.

Systems Thinking for Leaders Who Want Different Results

Get up on the balcony and conduct a systems analysis to diagnose the forces and interrelationships that are currently in place and contributing to student results. By analyzing one content area and looking below the surface, identify the ways in which current systems of structures, models and values are affecting students.

Pathway II

K - 5

Learn how to engage students in rigorous and scaffolded research and text based writing that builds knowledge and vocabulary through examining the writing types.

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Standards-Aligned Writing at the Elementary Grades

In this full-day session, participants learn how to engage students in rigorous and scaffolded research and text based writing that builds knowledge and vocabulary through examining the CCSS writing types. Participants will use protocols for collaborative analysis of student work samples that represent the different writing types. Leaders will leave these sessions with turn-key professional development materials that they can implement in their schools and districts.

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Pathway II

6 - 12

Explore the metacognitive process, skills, and knowledge involved in completion of an argumentation writing task with a focus on explicit instruction that considers the interdependence between reading and writing.

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Writing Instruction in the Era of Higher Standards

Through deconstructing the layers of the metacognitive process around a writing task, participants recognize the inherent skills and knowledge necessary for argumentation, the importance of explicit instruction to support them, and the decision points for instructional scaffolds. Participants examine the interdependence between reading and writing, and how reading and writing skills grow through collaborative processes that encourage student exchange of ideas in the writing process. Through student work assessment, leaders become familiar with how targeted support strategies can be gleaned from trends in student work.

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Pathway II

K - 5

Learn how to effectively adapt curriculum and refine lessons to accelerate students who are behind grade level while also teaching grade-level standards.

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Owning Your K-5 Math Curriculum: How to Adapt for the Children in Your Care

In this full day session, participants learn how to effectively adapt curriculum to accelerate students who are behind grade level while also teaching grade-level standards. Leaders apply the concepts of Load Bearing Walls- the most important parts of lessons- and Coherent Content in Context- trajectories of learning- to increase curricular alignment and adapt and refine lessons to help teachers meet students where they are and get them where they need to be. Leaders practice coaching and guiding teachers to make the right instructional decisions for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway II

6 - 12

Learn how to effectively adapt curriculum and refine lessons to accelerate students who are behind grade level while also teaching grade-level standards.

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Owning Your 6-12 Math Curriculum: How to Adapt for the Children in Your Care

In this full day session, participants learn how to effectively adapt curriculum to accelerate students who are behind grade level while also teaching grade-level standards. Leaders apply the concepts of Load Bearing Walls- the most important parts of lessons- and Coherent Content in Context- trajectories of learning- to increase curricular alignment and adapt and refine lessons to help teachers meet students where they are and get them where they need to be. Leaders practice coaching and guiding teachers to make the right instructional decisions for students with unfinished learning from prior grades.

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Pathway II

K - 12

Using UnboundED Content Guides, deepen understanding of the intent of the standards of focus and learn to determine whether student tasks are aligned to the grade level standards.

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Ensuring Quality Instructional Tasks in Mathematics

In this full day session, participants learn to determine whether student tasks are aligned to the grade level standards. Using UnboundED Content Guides, participants deepen their understanding of the intent of the standards of focus. Leaders then learn to use a protocol to determine alignment of tasks to standards. Participants will continue to unpack and explore best practices for determining alignment of student tasks to standards. To support implementation of this work back at school, leaders practice coaching teachers in planning for lesson-embedded task alignment.

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Pathway II

K - 5

Focus on bridging the gap for English language learners and linguistically marginalized students with attention to specific instructional moves and pedagogy that supports access to grade-level complex text in a collaborative environment.

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English Language Learners, Linguistically Marginalized Students and Complex Text in the Classroom

Participants will unpack the language demands embedded in grade-level complex texts and tasks with attention to supporting linguistically marginalized students and ELLs. With an understanding of the interdependence of standards and shifts, participants practice framing tasks to build knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension around complex text with attention to grade level standards, annotating text for instructional moves, and inserting ongoing opportunities for collaborative work and communication in the classroom.

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Pathway II

6 - 12

Focus on bridging the gap for English language learners and linguistically marginalized students with attention to specific instructional moves and pedagogy that supports access to grade-level complex text in a collaborative environment.

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English Language Learners, Linguistically Marginalized Students and Complex Text in the Classroom

Participants will unpack the language demands embedded in grade-level complex texts and tasks with attention to supporting linguistically marginalized students and ELLs. With an understanding of the interdependence of standards and shifts, participants practice framing tasks to build knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension around complex text with attention to grade level standards, annotating text for instructional moves, and inserting ongoing opportunities for collaborative work and communication in the classroom.

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Pathway II

K - 12

In this concluding session, leaders conduct a systems analysis to diagnose the forces and interrelationships that are currently in place so they can make changes for better student results.

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Systems Thinking for Leaders Who Want Different Results

In this culminating session, leaders turn to systems analysis to diagnose the forces and interrelationships that are currently in place and contributing to student results. Participants choose one content area and look below the surface to identify the ways in which their current systems of structures, models and values are affecting their students. Leaders will leave the session with short- and mid-term action plans for addressing shortfalls and leveraging assets.

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