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Curriculum & Education Update October 14, 2013. 1.Continuation of Vertical Teams in Math, Science & Gifted 2.Launch of Vertical Teams in English/Language.

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1 Curriculum & Education Update October 14, 2013

2 1.Continuation of Vertical Teams in Math, Science & Gifted 2.Launch of Vertical Teams in English/Language Arts & Technology Education/Computer Science 3.District-wide professional development for skills related to rigorous lessons, assessments and expectations. 4.Updated and expanded New Teacher Induction 5.Sustained, targeted professional development in Critical Literacy 6.Continued alignment of elementary school programs Curriculum & Education

3 Vertical Teams ReviewDevelopImplementMonitor Math Vertical Team: Math in Focus at SHMS Science Vertical Team ELA Vertical Team Tech/Comp Sci Vertical Team Math Vertical Team: Math in Focus at Elementary Gifted Vertical Team

4 Math in Focus Implementation at Elementary Schools 2013: Teachers began spring training2013: Teachers began spring training Implementation K-5Implementation K-5 Cathy Stambaugh – Teacher on Special AssignmentCathy Stambaugh – Teacher on Special Assignment

5 Math in Focus Elementary Math Parent Night: Strath Haven Middle School “Numerous parents left very excited about where we are headed in the area of math in elementary school.”

6 Science Vertical Team Irene Buecheler, SRS Joseph Buecheler, Administration Michael Haines, SRS John Lincke, SHHS Bernadette Kutufaris, NPE Lowyn Morris, WES Chrissy Smith, WES Christine Riggio, SHHS Sheryl Ursillo, SHHS Brian Ward, SHMS

7 ELA Vertical Team Jennifer Conahan, SRS Dawn Dankanich, WES Marc DeJong, SHMS Miriam Drew, SHHS Tara Gallagher, WES Tara Irey, WES Jeanette Kaplan, WES Stephanie Lehman, SHHS Martha Lambertsen, WES Reagan Lattari, SHHS Richard Law, SHMS Sandra Liacouras, SHHS Jen McGaffin, WES Marianne Murphy, SHMS Daniel Peterson, SHHS Jeannie Pietrzak, SHHS Carol Prendergast, SRS Donna Ranere, NPE Christine Riggio, SHHS Barbara Rudy, NPE Eleanor Salgado, SHMS Maria Thomas, NPE Martha Trzepacz, SHMS Bridget Welsh, SHMS Robert Zakrzewski, SHHS

8 ELA Vertical Team Writing across the curriculum Program and skill alignment Diversity of literature Reading Comprehension A sequenced approach to research instruction

9 Gifted Vertical Team Jennifer Conahan, SRS Debbie Wile, WES Bernadette Kutufaris, NPE Kate Jones, NPE Roberta Shapiro, SRS Kristin Dunning, SHHS Maria Klumpp, SRS Marc DeJong, SHMS Ellen Yarborough, SHHS Colette Sabatina, NPE, Jacqlyn Zarabba, WES

10 Gifted Vertical Team To help all learners reach their full potential, the GVT will: Continue to act as a long term leadership team to increase effectiveness of instructional designs and enrichment opportunities across environments Research and recommend best practices to support gifted learners as well as students needing enrichment

11 Technology / Computer Science Vertical Team Jennifer Hole, WES Michael Marano, Administration Dan DeMara, SHMS Stephanie Cairone-King, SHMS Mike Ciavolo, SHMS Xaras Collins-Brown, District Eric McElroy, SRS Dave Mendell, WES Dan Zimmerman, SHHS Kathleen McLead, SHHS Caitlyn Locke, alternate

12 TCS Vertical Team STEM Program and skill alignment Real World Applications Educational Technology vs. Technology Education Cross-curricular connections

13 Education Vision Team Bryan Neuber, SRS Dave Mendel, WES Jennifer Brown, NPE Karen Hirt, SHMS Claudia Carlsson, SHMS Josh Peterkin, Administration Dina Dormer, SHHS Suzanne Stadnicki, SHHS Patrick Keaveney, SHHS John Shankweiler, SHHS

14 ACHIEVEMENT -CENTERED Focused on student learning and benchmarks for progress ENGAGING Student- centered, active, and experiential RIGOROUS Appropriately challenging for all students

15 Curriculum and instruction is Rigorous when it is robust enough to challenge all students to… think critically perform in an arena of high expectations seek opportunities that expand their potential beyond the standard.

16 Professional Development August: Presenters from DCIU on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge November & February: AM: Workshops on rigorous practices and strategies PM: Vertical Team Meetings

17 Professional Development Essential Questions PA Core Standards Open-ended / Real World Inquiry Debate in the Classroom Rubric Development Scaffolding for Rigor Performance Task Development Webb’s Depth of Knowledge 2.0 Rigorous Writing Q & A for Higher-order Thinking Reader’s Workshop Strategies Various I-pad Apps

18 Professional Development Strath Haven High School Design and update Moodle webpages for all classes Strath Haven Middle School & Elementary Schools Training in Danielson’s Framework for Teacher Effectiveness Using Teachscape Modules

19 Teachers as Scholars Courses Great Ideas in Mathematics Cults of Personality & the Twentieth Century Cracking Visual Codes

20 Curriculum & Education November Update Data on PSSA, PVAAS, SAT’s, AP, Keystones


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