Presentation on theme: "If this is your first day, please write the following on the index card provided: your name teaching assignment your school years of experience (on back."— Presentation transcript:
If this is your first day, please write the following on the index card provided: your name teaching assignment your school years of experience (on back of card) “best hope” & “worst fear” for teaching this fall E ffective I nstruction S eries 2011-2012 July 26-29 October 4 December 1 June 4 Welcome to ESU 6!
Bell Ringer Returning Participants Review your Craft Knowledge record. Select one strategy especially important and relevant to your professional practice. Share Write on name tent Share with table group New Participants Make a name tent Prepare to introduce yourself Name School Teaching Assignment (grade level, subject) Years of Experience
Bell Ringers “class introductory strategy that asks the learners to recall information that was previously learned” Criteria Based on previous learning Facilitates checking for understanding of previous learning Occurs (briefly) at beginning of class / lesson episode Actively involves learner (Sharer, Anastasio, & Perry, 2007, p. 68)
Bell Ringer Craft Knowledge Project Demonstrate understanding of a craft technique using a tech tool. Name it Describe it / Exemplify it Say why it’s good Apply it to your context
Series Goals Participants will… Utilize assessment, reporting, and grading practices based on current research and literature. Utilize instructional routines and strategies based on current research and literature. Implement classroom management practices based on current research and literature.
Today’s Objectives You will… Identify and explain research-based ways to boost retention Apply active participation techniques to engage more students more often with more purpose Discuss the role of curriculum and clear learning targets
Honoring Thoughts & Keeping Focus Parking Lot Record your questions and comments. We will get to them during the presentation or at the end of the presentation. This can be used in your classroom as a way to allow students to ask questions about the assignment due in class that day.
Focusing the Class 5-4-3-2-1 Countdown 5—start finishing sentence 4—well on way to finish sentence 3—sentence is over 2—look at people still talking 1—look harder at people still talking 0—talking magically stops
Focusing the Class Clap Once… Teacher: Clap once if you hear my voice. Students: (clap once) Teacher: Clap twice if you hear my voice. Students: (clap twice) Repeat if necessary.
Student Grouping Clock Partners Provides efficient, varied partner groupings 1.Provide Clock Partners template. 2.Designate partners for each time. 3.When prompted, students quickly find designated partners. Let’s set up partners for 12:00, 3:00, *6:00, 9:00!
Student Grouping Clock Partners 1.Find your 12:00 clock partner. 2.Discuss the value of state changes. 3.Share state changes possibilities. “State Change” is the intentional teaching action of periodically varying the students’ mode, task, or focus.
Changing States As your body gets numb-er, your brain gets dumber! changes of mode, task, focus Pre-adolescents, 5-10 minutes Adolescents – Adults, 10-20 minutes refocus attention activate other parts of brain increase blood flow replenish dopamine level
What is one of the most important factors affecting student achievement? Find your 6:00 Partner. Answer the question by texting your response(s). Please return to your seat. http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/LTEyMzA wOTEwODE