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Supporting Teachers as They Implement LDC St. Bernard Parish Public Schools Margaux Dubuar High School Instructional Coach Monica Knauer Middle School.

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1 Supporting Teachers as They Implement LDC St. Bernard Parish Public Schools Margaux Dubuar High School Instructional Coach Monica Knauer Middle School Instructional Coach

2 You LDC Wants Your name Your position Familiarity level with LDC and CCSS What you hope to get out of today’s session Whip-Around

3  Activity: reading and writing  Overview of Common Core Literacy Standards and LDC  Identifying barriers  Overcoming obstacles  Connection to Compass  Job-embedded professional development What We’ll Cover Today

4  Write down everything you read or write in a day in the space provided. Write:

5  Write down everything you read or write in a day in the space provided.  Cross out each item that is specific to your job, and only your job. Write each remaining item on a Post-It Note. Write:

6  Write down everything you read or write in a day in the space provided.  Cross out each item that is specific to your job, and only your job. Write each remaining item on a Post-It Note.  Rank each item on a scale of 1 – 5 (1 being irrelevant, 5 being critical)… How vital to your success as an individual is your ability to read or write each item? Write:

7 How vital to your success as an individual is your ability to read or write each item? Irrelevant Absolutely Necessary

8 Fiction or Non-Fiction? FictionNon-Fiction

9 Common Core Shifts Explaining things so well that students understand Getting students to explain so well that they are understood

10 Common Core Shifts in Reading

11 Common Core Shifts in Content It’s not about the task, it’s about the COMPLEXITY of the task. Balancing informational and literary text Building knowledge in the disciplines Text-based answers Writing from sources Academic Vocabulary Common Core Shifts in ELA Assessments Shift 1: Pre-K-5, Balancing Informational & Literary Texts Passages will be authentic, and will be balanced between informational and literary texts. Shift 2: 6-12, Knowledge in the Disciplines Assessments will contain knowledge- based questions about the informational text; students will not need outside knowledge to respond. Shift 3: Staircase of Complexity Passage selection will be based on text complexity that is appropriate to grade level per Common Core. Shift 4: Text- based Answers Shift 5: Writing from Sources Questions will require students to marshal evidence from the text, including from paired passages. Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary Students will be tested directly on the meaning of pivotal, common terms, the definition of which can be discerned from the text. Academic vocabulary will also be tested indirectly through general comprehension of the text.

12 What is Common Core?  Reading  Discussing  Writing

13 What is LDC? A framework for:  Reading  Discussing  Writing

14 Identifying Barriers  Reading  Discussing  Writing

15 Overcoming Obstacles Teachers NEED: Confidence in their reading and writing skills Understanding of what’s happening in English Grading support Consistent grading “Look-fors” Opportunities to collaborate Help infusing creativity

16 Connection to Compass Quality Observations Quality Development Increase in Teacher Effectiveness

17 Connection to Compass 1c: Setting Instructional Outcomes Tasks, essential questions, advanced planning 3b: Using questioning/prompts and discussion Bridging, Talk Moves, Socratic Seminars, essential questions, guided reading, summarizing with writing 3c: Engaging students in learning Student- centered instruction, teacher as facilitator 3d: Using Assessment in Instruction Daily formative assessments, checks for understanding, summative writing assessment

18 Job-Embedded Professional Development Teacher evaluations = tailored P.D. New knowledge is linked to what they already know how to do P.D. has actionable components where teachers interact with the task Peer interaction, collaboration, and exchange of ideas

19 Overcoming Obstacles Common practices drive the school’s success: Same language Same standards Common assessments Higher levels of complexity

20 The Role of Central Office Implementing across a School District: Plan for implementation Funding for training Involve principals/coaches Support for teachers

21 Additional resources  Lesson Creation Support: he-times-and-the-common-core-standards- reading-strategies-for-informational-text/ he-times-and-the-common-core-standards- reading-strategies-for-informational-text/  Exemplar videos and lessons:  Classroom Support Toolbox:

22 Q&A What’s our story?


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