Presentation on theme: "Common Core Professional Development March 2012. Learning Targets Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge of Collaborative Group Work and Literacy."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Targets Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge of Collaborative Group Work and Literacy Groups, two of the strategies of the Common Instructional Framework. Participants will apply knowledge of Collaborative Group Work and Literacy Groups by creating learning activities containing those strategies.
Collaborative Group Work (CGW) & Literacy Groups Powerful Teaching and Learning
Collaborative Group Work (CGW) and Literacy Groups “Key ingredient to creating the kind of school culture in which everyone shares a deep commitment to one another’s success” (UPCS). Prepare every student academically and professionally for any college or career. Allow for the use of academic content to teach 21 st century survival skills.
Collaborative Group Work (CGW) and Literacy Group Planning Assigning groups – Teacher selected vs. student selected – Strategic grouping to ensure diversity Change instruction not just the structure – Pre-determining group size Modifying classroom layout Incorporating CGW in the lesson plan Utilizing the CGW Group Monitoring Tool
Group Norms Collectively establishing and posting ground rules for collaborative group work – Importance of adherence – Consequences—conversations tied to the norms 1 st occurrence: Group conference (students only) 2 nd occurrence: Group conference (with teacher) 3 rd occurrence: Student assigned independent work—they leave contributions with the group Sample norms
Group Roles Establishing group roles – Importance of rotating Traditional (Samples) – Group Leader/Facilitator, Recorder, Timekeeper, Materials Manager, Task Master, Reporter Innovative (Samples) – Discussion Director, Vocabulary Connector (Word Wizard), Illuminator (Passage Master), Investigator, Connector (Creative Connector), Artful Illustrator, Summarizer
Collaboration Cubes Activity Discussion Director will record evidence of collaborative problem solving while group discusses the cube. Discussion Director shares out the answer, one “rule” that gave them the answer, and one point from the Group Monitoring Tool. – Rules and skills translate into the types of critical thinking and collaborative discussions that should occur in every classroom.
Literacy Group Activity Play the Role protocol Select and explore group roles Read “Learning as Collaboration: Group Work at University Park Campus School” Take notes based on your role Discussion Director leads the conversation in response to everyone’s comments. – Group discussion not individual presentations Summarizer reports out for each group
Common Instructional Framework Resources Sample lessons/videos – Do you see evidence of the Common Instructional Framework? Remember the “How” not the “What” Visit www.newschoolsproject.org and the RttT Team Resources website for more exampleswww.newschoolsproject.org Classroom Walk-Through Form
Tuning a Lesson Plan Protocol Focus Question: What evidence exists in the lesson that students will read, write, think, and talk and how might I increase those opportunities during the lesson or unit of study?