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1 Home Base for the Summer Institutes June 5, 2013

2 Agenda Learning Opportunities Resources

3 Home Base in the Summer Institutes Addressing Home Base at Summer Institute Home Base will be integrated in a variety of ways throughout Summer Institutes In all sessions, it will beAdvertised: Topics, tools and resources will be purposefully mentioned during the session, so that participants will recognize or remember them. In some sessions, it will beExplored: Topics, tools and resources will be demonstrated for participants, so that participants will better understand them. In the sessions specifically about Home Base, it will be Facilitated Use: Participants will be engaged with the topics, tools or concepts in an aligned, purposeful way that supports the session topic.

4 Learning Opportunities

5 Orientation Sessions on March th Monthly Home Base webinars FAQs on website (regularly refreshed) at Presentations on Home Base, both detailed and overview at ntations/ ntations/ Schoolnet and PowerSchool short videos on Home Base website at s/ s/ Demos (featured in the READY III webinars) on Home Base Vimeo site at https://vimeo.com/homebasenc/videos (which can be accessed through the Home Base website)https://vimeo.com/homebasenc/videos

6 PowerSource A training website for PowerSchool and Schoolnet, the student information system (SIS) and core instructional improvement system (IIS) components of Home Base. You should all have access

7 PowerSource –Alleviates fear –Promotes awareness –Access to many modules by role –You can learn from: Distance Learning (DLs) – interactive Master In Minutes (MIMs) – 3-5 minutes

8 Recommended Instruction and Assessments Modules to Begin Review Instruction ModulesAssessment Modules Creating a Lesson PlanCreating an Express Test Finding and Scheduling an Existing Lesson Plan Creating an Assessment Question Linking a Resource to an existing Unit Finding an Assessment Item Approving Instructional Materials Finding a Passage Creating a Student GroupReusing a Saved Test

9 PowerSource Start Learning Now! PowerSource is available to you at https://powersource.pearsonschoolsystems.com/home/m ain.action Online learning modules and videos that will help educators learn to use the tools in Home Base.

10 Training

11 DPI Staff Training Assessments training completed Instruction and EE training upcoming Most Summer Institutes teams have one member who is being trained as a trainer

12 Initial DPI staff training DatesTimesWorkshop TitleAudienceDuration# of Sessions May :00-3:00Assessment Administration Certification Workshop DPI Staff2 days1 June :00-3:00Classrooms Certification Workshop Introduction to School and District Data DPI Staff 2 days1 June :30Home Base: Educator Evaluation Full day training DPI Staff11

13 DPI Staff Training Assessments training completed Instruction and EE training upcoming Most Summer Institutes teams have one member who is being trained as a trainer

14 Advertising Ideas

15 Why is North Carolina developing Home Base? The central focus of READY is improving every student’s learning... …and enabling and ensuring great teaching is how we get there. One of the ways to enable great teaching is to put powerful tools in the hands of teachers and school leaders.

16 Assessment Student Information and Learner Profile Instructional Design, Practice & Resources Data Analysis and Reporting Information a simpler, better information system to replace NC WISE Integrated Instructional Solution a new standards-aligned tool that connects instructional content with (e.g. lesson plans, unit plans) assessment for better data analysis and decision making Effectiveness a simpler, better online evaluation system InformationInstruction Educator Effectiveness: Educator Evaluation OpenClass Collaboration Schoolnet PowerSchool Truenorthlogic Available for the start of the School Year

17 Short video Use one of the following: Introducing PowerTeacher 7.0nIntroducing PowerTeacher 7.0n Student Information portion of Home Base Classroom Instruction and ContentClassroom Instruction and Content Searching for instructional materials in Home Base (Schoolnet) AssessmentAssessment Creating classroom assessments in Home Base (Schoolnet) School and District DataSchool and District Data Principal Tools in Home Base (Schoolnet)

18 Home Base Website and Updates Home Base website is To sign up for Home Base Biweekly Newsletter, please go to We will continue to the biweekly updates, but you can also find them archived on the Home Base website at

19 Contact: Remedy You can your questions about Home Base (the system, implementation or training) Questions will be logged into Remedy for assistance Support personnel provide the answer, research or assign to the appropriate area for resolution Incidents are categorized for statistical reporting to aid in identifying problem areas as well as providing a knowledge base

20 Exploring Instructional Content

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22 Open Education Resources (OER) Samples Home Base NCDPI-Vetted OER Samples Available at

23 Sample Mathematics Resources Summary: This site comprises six lesson activities including the definition of a fraction, equivalent fractions, addition of fractions, and multiplication of fractions. Students may respond online to get immediate feedback, or they can work the examples on grid paper. Who Wants Pizza? A Fun Way to Learn About Fractions Exploring Linear Data Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.1 CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.2 CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.3 CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-ID.B.6c Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3a CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3b CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3a CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.A.1 CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.A.2 CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.4a Summary: Students model linear data in a variety of settings that range from car repair costs to sports to medicine. Students work to construct scatterplots, interpret data points and trends, and investigate the notion of line of best fit.

24 Sample Social Studies Resources Summary: Lesson plan from Asia Society aligned to Comparative Religious Teachings Zimmermann Telegram Standards: NCES WH.H.7.1 & AH Standards: NCES WH.H.2.4 & 2.5 Summary: Lesson plan from National Archives

25 Using Data to Improve Learning Data Resource Guide Designed for administrators, teachers and support staff –establish Data Teams –increase data literacy –use school data to in decision-making process NC FALCON –will remain on NC Education for now –New Student Ownership Module ( PCs and Macs)New Student Ownership Module –Interactive game –teaches responsibility of learning using formative assessment strategies –driving a racecar is compared to learning in the classroom

26 Facilitated Use: Contact the Learning Systems Staff for Support

27 Questions


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