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1 Welcome to the Middle School Science Initiative’s Second Institute! Institute #2 Theme: Unwrapping Florida’s Next Generation Science Standards

2 Sponsored by: Florida Department of Education and Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center at ETS (FLICC) In Partnership with: The International Center for Leadership in Education

3 AGENDA  Changing Workplace  Rigor/Relevance Framework  Sharing Vetted Lessons  Unwrapping FL Science Standards  Reading Strategies  Vocabulary Strategies  Gold Seal (Quadrant D) Lessons

4 Draw a picture of a PIG

5 Jim Miles

6 Successful Curriculum Reform Why Do we need to change schools? What Needs to be done? How Do we do it?

7 Challenges  Changing Workplace  Technology  Globalization

8 Source: Tough Choices Tough Times, National Center on Education and the Economy

9 Forces of Technology and Globalization are altering the nature of work, the organization of firms, and where work is conducted

10 Today’s Youth Technologically literate


12 America’s Classrooms Does this connect with and engage today’s youth?

13 Successful Curriculum Reform Why Do we need to change schools? What Needs to be done? How Do we do it?

14 Curriculum should focus on what students need to  Know  Be Able to Do  Be Like (Behaviors) for success in life and in a career

15 21 st Century Skills for Success  Strong Academics  Reading, Writing, Math, Science  Career Skills  Workplace Attitudes & Ethics  Technology Skills  Character Virtues  Honesty, Responsibility, Integrity

16 CAREER DEVELOPMENT Self-knowledge Who am I? Career exploration Where am I going? Career Plan How do I get there? INTEGRATED LEARNING What am I learning? Why am I learning it? How can I use it? UNIVERSAL FOUNDATION SKILLS (SCANS) What do I need to know? What skills are important for me” knowledge application skills Questions students should be able to answer

17 The primary aim of education is not to enable students to do well in school, but to help them do well in the lives they lead outside of school.

18 Successful Curriculum Reform Why Do we need to change schools? What Needs to be done? How Do we do it?

19 ICLE Philosophy  Rigor  Relevance  Relationships  All Students

20 ICLE Philosophy  Relationships  Relevance  Rigor  All Students

21 1 2 3 4 5 6 12345 A B D C Rigor/Relevance Framework Knowledge Application

22 Assimilation of knowledge Acquisition of knowledge Thinking Continuum Level of challenge of the learning for the student

23 Knowledge Taxonomy 1. Recall Knowledge 2. Comprehension 3. Application 4. Analysis 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation

24 Knowledge Taxonomy Verb List

25 Webb’s Depth of Knowledge

26 KNOWLEDGE TAXONOMYWEBB’S DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE “The recall of specifics and universals, involving little more than bringing to mind the appropriate material” Recall – Recall of a fact, information, or procedure (e.g., What are 3 critical skill cues for the overhand throw?) COMPREHENSION “Ability to process knowledge on a low level such that the knowledge can be reproduced or communicated without a verbatim repetition.” APPLICATION “The use of abstractions in concrete situations.” Basic Application of Skill/Concept – Use of information, conceptual knowledge, procedures, two or more steps, etc. (e.g., Explain why each skill cue is important to the overhand throw. “By stepping forward you are able to throw the ball further.”) ANALYSIS “The breakdown of a situation into its component parts.” Strategic Thinking – Requires reasoning, developing a plan or sequence of steps; has some complexity; more than one possible answer; generally takes less than 10 minutes to do (e.g., Design 2 different plays in basketball and explain what different skills are needed and when the plays should be carried out.) SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION “Putting together elements & parts to form a whole, then making value judgments about the method.” Extended Thinking – Requires an investigation; time to think and process multiple conditions of the problem or task; and more than 10 minutes to do non-routine manipulations (e.g., Analyze 3 different tennis, racquetball, and badminton strokes for similarities, differences, and purposes. Then, discuss the relationship between the mechanics of the stroke and the strategy for using the stroke during game play.)

27 Acquisition of knowledge Application of knowledge Action Continuum Relevance of learning to life and work

28 Application Model 5 Application to real-world unpredictable situations 4 Application to real-world predictable situations 3 Application across disciplines 2 Application within discipline 1 Knowledge of one discipline course



31 RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE AB D C Rigor/Relevance Framework Teacher gives students a real-world question to answer or problem to solve High Low

32 RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE AB D C Rigor/Relevance Framework Students seek information to answer question or solve problem High Low

33 RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE AB D C Rigor/Relevance Framework High Low Students test the relevancy of the information as it relates to the question or problem

34 RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE AB D C Rigor/Relevance Framework High Low Students reflect on the potential use of the new information as a solution

35 RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE A B D C Rigor/Relevance Framework High Low Students apply the information learned to answer the question or to solve the problem

36 RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE AB D C Rigor/Relevance Framework Acquisition of knowledge / skills Motivation Creativity – Innovation - Problem Solving High Low Rigor - Critical Thinking Relevancy - Validation

37 Ways to Increase Rigor and Relevance  Interdisciplinary Instruction  Reading in the Content Area  Use of Technology  New Teaching Ideas / Strategies  Challenging Assessments  Professional Development  Peer Teaching Observations / Reviews

38 Rigor and Relevance Handbook

39 Sharing Vetted Lessons

40 Planning Instruction

41 Feedback Reflection Student Learning Rigorous and Relevant Instruction Expected Student Performance Rigor/Relevance Instruction Assessment Actual Student Performance Rigor/Relevance Florida Standards Curriculum Outlines Student Learning Best Practices Industry Standards Advisory Committees Resources Learning Tasks Formative Summative Assessments

42 Rigor/ Relevance Framework Gold Seal Lessons

43 Verbs by Quadrant A name label define select identify list recite locate record memorize B apply sequence demonstrate interview construct solve calculate dramatize interpret illustrate C analyze compare examine contrast differentiate explain dissect categorize classify diagram discriminate D evaluate formulate justify rate recommend infer prioritize revise predict argue conclude


45 Product by Quadrant A definition worksheet list quiz test workbook true-false reproduction recitation B scrapbook summary interpretation collection annotation explanation solution demonstration outline C essay abstract blueprint inventory report plan chart investigation questionnaire classificatio n D evaluation newspaper estimation trial editorial play collage machine adaptation poem debate new game invention

46 Unwrapping Florida Sunshine State Science Standards

47 Reading Comprehension Strategies

48 Reading Instruction K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10... Learn to Read Read to Learn Reading in the Content Area

49  College vs. Workplace  Entry-level vs. Management-level  High-stakes State Tests  NCLB Legislation  Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)  Academic Rigor  Reading Comprehension Strategies  Strategic Reading Skills Reading Research

50  Process for managing reading comprehension and reader progress  Measures text readability and student reading ability; can match text with student reading level  Determines difficulty of reading by word frequency and sentence length  Most widely used reading measure Lexile Framework for Reading

51  Lexile measure reported in increments from 200L to 2000L  Can be used in any curriculum content  Tens of thousands of books, tens of millions of articles, hundreds of publishers, and all major standardized tests have Lexile measures

52  Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies  Matching Text to Students Reading Level  Assessing Critical Thinking Skills (Rigor)  Using Collaborative Activities  Using Technology  Writing Before and After Reading READING COMPREHENSION CAN BE INCREASED BY

53 Lexile Literature 1500 - On Ancient Medicine 1400 - The Scarlet Letter 1300 - Brown vs. Board of Ed. 1200 - War and Peace 1100 - Pride and Prejudice 1000 - Black Beauty 900 - Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders 800 - The Adventures of Pinocchio

54 Lexile Texts 1500 - The Making of Memory: From Molecules to Mind 1400 - Philosophical Essays; Hackett Publishing 1300 - Psychology: An Introduction; Prentice Hall 1200 - Business; Prentice Hall 1100 - America: Pathways to Present; Prentice Hall 1000 - Writing and Grammar Gold Level; Prentice Hall 900 - World Cultures: A Global Mosaic; Prentice Hall 800 - Word 2000; Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

55 Personal Reading Aetna Health Care Discount Form 1360L Medical Insurance Benefit Package 1280L Application for Student Loan 1270L Federal Tax Form W-4 1260L Installing Your Child Safety Seat 1170L Microsoft Windows User Manual 1150L G.M. Protection Plan 1150L CD DVD Player Instructions 1080L

56 Newspapers NY Times 1380L Washington Post 1350L Wall Street Journal 1320L Chicago Tribune 1310L Associated Press 1310L USA Today 1200L

57 16 Career Clusters Department of Education

58  Agriculture / Natural Resources1270-1510L  Architecture / Construction1210-1340L  Business & Administration1210-1310L  Health Science1260-1300L  Hospitality / Tourism1230-1260L  Human Services1050-1200L  Law & Public Safety1420-1740L  Retail / Wholesale Sales1180-1270L  Transportation, Distribution1170-1350L Entry-Level Occupational Reading Materials

59 Health Services

60 Business and Administration

61 Architecture and Construction

62 Government & Public Administration

63 Reading Comparison






69 Lexile Framework ® for Reading Study Summary of Text Lexile Measures 600 800 1000 1400 1600 1200 Text Lexile Measure (L) High School Literature College Literature High School Textbooks College Textbooks Military Personal Use Entry-Level Occupations SAT 1, ACT, AP* * Source of National Test Data: MetaMetrics Interquartile Ranges Shown (25% - 75%)

70 Reading Comprehension Strategies  increase student ’ s comprehension and retention of information  activate student ’ s prior knowledge to connect with new information  teach / reinforce skills that all good readers normally use

71 Teaching key reading comprehension strategies for only 15 minutes a week can significantly increase student achievement.

72 Increase Reading Comprehension by  Instruction in and support for strategies  Engaging discussion of reading content  Set rigorous level for text, conversation, questions, and vocabulary  Use practices to increase motivation and engagement with reading  Use specific instructional strategies for learning and retention of content

73 Reading Comprehension Strategies  Affinity  Anticipation Guide  Cloze  Concept Definition Map  Cornell Graphic Organizer  DR/TA  Fishbone  K-W-L-S  Learning Logs  Minute Paper  Pairs-Read  Paraphrasing  QAR  RAFT  Reciprocal Teaching  Rock Around the Clock  SQ3R  Structured Note-taking  Summarizing  Venn Diagram  Vocabulary in Context

74 Essential ELA Skills  Preview text to anticipate content  Identify, collect, select pertinent information while reading  Discriminate important ideas from unimportant ideas while reading  Apply, extend, and expand on information while reading

75 Tips for Reading Specific Text  Brochures  Classified Advertisements  Editorials  Electronic Mail  Employee Handbooks  Forms and Applications  Graphs and Charts  Instructions  New Stories  Operational Manuals  Illustrations and Captions  Primary Sources  Reference Books  Research Reports  Secondary Sources  Tables  Textbooks  Timelines  Web Sites

76 Affinity Reading Comprehension Strategy

77 Concept Definition Map Reading Comprehension Strategy

78 Cornell Graphic Organizer Reading Comprehension Strategy

79 Direct Reading Thinking Activity Reading Comprehension Strategy


81 Rock Around The Clock Reading Comprehension Strategy

82 SQ3R Reading Comprehension Strategy

83 VENN DIAGRAM Reading Comprehension Strategy

84 K-W-L-S Reading Comprehension Strategy

85 K-W-L-S Chart K - What We Already Know W - What We Want to Learn L- What We Learned from Text S - Still Want to Know Extra Credit

86 Three Aspects of DTQ Literacy 1. Previewing the Document or Source 2. Understanding The Task 3. Completing the Process Document, Technological, and Quantitative Literacy Sills Adapted from: Mosenthal, Kirsch, Guthrie, deGeus, Reitman, and Kuzmich

87 K-W-L for Prose What do you know already? What do you want to know? What did you learn?

88 K-W-L for Documents = P-A-R (Purpose, Action, Results) What is the purpose of this document? What do you want to accomplish or what actions do you need to take? What were the results of your actions?

89 K-W-L for Quantitative Documents= P-A-R (Purpose, Action, Results) Why did the creators of this document set it up in this format or array? What do you know about the format and how can this help you accomplish your task or calculation? What are the pros and cons of your solution or conclusion?

90 Why Content Reading?  Expose students to content rich vocabulary that is directly taught prior to reading to build comprehension.  Use direct instruction for introducing new vocabulary terms.  Enhance vocabulary instruction through interdisciplinary integration and real-world application

91 Why Content Reading? Wide reading opportunities each day in different subject areas exposes students to many more words than basal reader or direct vocabulary list instruction 750 – 1500 words vs. 350 words per year Marzano, 2004












103 The UPC, the most common version of the so-called bar code, wasn't as warmly embraced or as breathtaking as some emerging technologies, but its impact on retailing has been enormous. It saves $17 billion a year in inventory costs, by one estimate, not to mention carpal tunnel syndrome for countless cashiers. Other technologies, such as radio-frequency identification tags, may one day replace it, but the lowly UPC improved efficiency and supply-chain control almost invisibly. One of the few times it gained media notice at all was in 1992 when President George H.W. Bush marveled at it during a campaign visit to a grocers' convention in Florida. His reaction added to a perception that he was out of touch with the public, because many people were by then well acquainted with the technology. The rectangle of stripes and numbers has even fused its way into pop culture: In the former Fox television series "Dark Angel," Jessica Alba starred as a genetically altered fighting machine with a bar code branded on the back of her neck. Human bar-coding is thus far the stuff of science fiction, but the U.S. government uses the symbol in homeland security efforts, and airlines keep track of luggage with it. The Food and Drug Administration several months ago required a version of the bar code to be put on medications to cut errors.











114 Vocabulary Strategies Pair/Share: How do you teach vocabulary?

115 Vocabulary is the Gateway to Inferential Thinking Most of us learned to teach vocabulary by having students:  Write the word several times  Find the definition  Write it in a sentence Meta-research from William Nagy, Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Comprehension, ERIC, 2000 reports that…

116 Verbal Rehearsal  Connect with prior learning  Association method  Think-Pair-Share

117 Visual Clueing  Post key words  Color code or place with pictures, clip art

118 Larry Bell’s 12 Powerful Words 1. Trace List in steps 2. Analyze Break apart 3. Infer Read between the lines 4. Evaluate Judge 5. Formulate Create 6. Describe Tell all about 7. Support Back up with details 8. Explain Tell how 9. Summarize Give me the short version 10. Compare All the ways they are alike 11. Contrast All the ways they are different 12. Predict What will happen next

119 Graphic Organizers  Brain friendly  Creates patterns for the brain  Supports concept development  Multi-purpose  Cross content application with little modification (101 Uses)  Motivating to reluctant writers – small spaces

120 Frayer Method ExamplesNon-examples Non-linguistic Representation Use or Application – put in context Now write your own definition: Concept

121 Array Web Concept Parts or Characteristics

122 Vocabulary Strategies, Writing Strategies and Graphic Organizers Combine for High Payoff Add some cooperative grouping and you have instant results based learning


124 Writing Strategies

125 When Students Write They are obliged to organize concepts,  to place concepts in their own language,  and to connect concepts with their own analogies. Writing often, several times a week, provides constant reinforcement of the content.

126 Writing to Learn  1 to 3 minutes at the beginning, during, or at the end of class  Several times a week - Daily  Writing to Learn becomes a habit in the classroom.

127 Writing in response to course content helps students  Think independently  Develop insight  Explore thoughts and feelings  Develop intellectual courage

128 Examples of Quick Writes  Learning Logs  Entry and Exit Slips

129 Prompts for Exit / Entry Slips  What one idea from today’s lesson most interested you? Why?  What was the clearest point? The foggiest point?  What are the main points we made today in class?  If you had to restate the concept in your own terms, how would you do that?  How does today’s discussion build on yesterday’s?

130 Advantages of Exit / Entry Slips  Check for Student Understanding  Judge if Lesson Needs Re-teaching  Students Gain Confidence  Chance to “Listen” to Students  Develop a Dialogue with Students

131 Quick Write Prompt Unit: Topic: Question / Prompt: Key Points:

132 May Your Moments be Many! “Educators are addicted to the moment when a student’s eyes light up, when the teaching becomes learning. May your days be filled with such moments.” Philip Patrick Horenstein

133 Instructional Strategies for Quadrant D Lessons

134 Instructional Strategies  Brainstorming  Cooperative Learning  Demonstration  Guided Practice  Inquiry  Instructional Technology  Lecture  Note-taking/Graphic Organizers  Memorization  Presentations/Exhibitions  Research  Problem-based learning  Project Design  Simulation/Role-playing  Socratic Seminar  Teacher Questions  Work-based Learning

135 Selecting Strategies on Rigor/Relevance  Guided Practice  Lecture  Memorization Best Strategies for Quadrant A - Acquisition

136 Selecting Strategies on Rigor/Relevance  Cooperative Learning  Demonstration  Instructional Technology  Problem-based Learning  Project Design  Simulation/Role Playing  Work-based Learning Best Strategies for Quadrant B - Application

137 Selecting Strategies on Rigor/Relevance  Brainstorming  Inquiry  Instructional Technology  Research  Socratic Seminar  Teacher Questions Best Strategies for Quadrant C - Assimilation

138 Selecting Strategies on Rigor/Relevance  Brainstorming  Cooperative Learning  Inquiry  Instructional Technology  Presentations/ Exhibitions  Problem-based Learning Best Strategies for Quadrant D - Adaptation  Project Design  Research  Simulation/Role- playing  Socratic Seminar  Teacher Questions  Work-based Learning

139 Selection of Strategies Based on Rigor/ Relevance Framework

140 Views You Can Use

141 Thank You for Attending the MSSI Institute! Institute #2 Theme: Unwrapping Florida’s Next Generation Science Standards

142 Please Complete an Institute Evaluation

143 Next Steps 1. Schedule another site visit with your liaison 2. Implement another Quadrant D lesson 3. Prepare a poster of your lesson for Institute #3

144 Upcoming Dates Summer Institute: August 4 th & 5 th, 2009 Location: Orlando

145 Contact Info Todd Clark - VieVie Baird – John Lockwood - Jim Miles -

146 Liaison Contact Info Tom Baird - Beth Geils - Lance King – Craig Seibert -


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