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2 Endings and Beginnings May 9, 2011

3 Congratulations and Thanks

4 Reflections and Planning

5 Significance and Urgency

6 How Much Time Do I Actually Have to Teach Each Student?  38 potential class periods at once a week (35 hours/yr)  With holidays, field trips, testing and other interruptions class periods ( hours/yr)  Take away transitions, behavior, book checkout, etc— (22-28 hours/yr)  Compare with reading instruction (330 hours/yr)—  Your time is equal to about 2 ½ weeks of reading!

7 Focused Instruction

8 Atlas Rubicon  Unit 1:Orientation to the Media Center Environment Unit 1:Orientation to the Media Center Environment  Unit 2: Expanding Literacies--Lit/Author Studies Unit 2: Expanding Literacies--Lit/Author Studies  Unit 3: Expanding Literacies--Media Literacy Unit 3: Expanding Literacies--Media Literacy  Unit 4: Inquiry, Research and Problem-Solving Unit 4: Inquiry, Research and Problem-Solving

9 Atlas Rubicon  Technology Use and Concepts: Lesson Repository Technology Use and Concepts: Lesson Repository  Expanding Literacies: Lesson Repository Expanding Literacies: Lesson Repository  Inquiry, Research & Problem-Solving Lesson Repository Inquiry, Research & Problem-Solving Lesson Repository  Ethical Participation in Global Society Lesson Repository Ethical Participation in Global Society Lesson Repository

10 Stronger Content and Stronger Instruction

11 What is Lesson Study? a process for creating deep and grounded reflection about the complex activities of teaching that can then be shared and discussed with other members of the profession.

12 What is Lesson Study? a process for creating deep and grounded reflection about the complex activities of teaching that can then be shared and discussed with other members of the profession.

13 What is Lesson Study? a process for creating deep and grounded reflection about the complex activities of teaching that can then be shared and discussed with other members of the profession.

14 What is Lesson Study? a process for creating deep and grounded reflection about the complex activities of teaching that can then be shared and discussed with other members of the profession.

15 What is Lesson Study? a process for creating deep and grounded reflection about the complex activities of teaching that can then be shared and discussed with other members of the profession.

16  Lesson Study Video Lesson Study Video

17 It’s Time For a Change From “teaching as telling” to “teaching for understanding.”

18 Today’s Mission Thoroughly examine and improve one lesson for CONTENT  Fits in with standards  Is significant for the student’s growth as a learner  Is significant for their necessary knowledge base  Is age and stage appropriate  Is rigorous and leads to higher order thinking  Is memorable and applicable beyond the day of instruction

19 Today’s Mission Thoroughly examine and improve one lesson for PROCESS  Has clearly stated learning targets (students know what they’ll be learning and be expected to know)  Designed to engage learners  Designed to manage behaviors and student actions/interactions  Provides for assessment/evaluation by both teacher and learner  Provides differentiation for multiple modalities of learning—visual, aural, kinesthetic and for different skill levels

20 Today’s Mission View the lesson through an observer’s eyes  What would they see the teacher doing?  What would they see the students doing?  What would a student tell them about their learning?

21 How To Proceed  Discuss every element of the 55 minutes, from the moment the students arrive to the moment they leave.  How do you greet them, seat them?  What do you say? Questions you ask—how students are expected to respond (orally, written, raising their hands, discuss with their neighbor, etc.) what would be the strongest and best way to get the most out of the lesson and into the kids creating curiosity, memory, solid knowledge, vital connections, enhanced skills etc.  Analyze how the technology you use supports rigor or merely appeases the kids desire to use it

22 Hopes for Next Year  Lesson Study will be focus of Media PD in  Engage in Lesson Study four times  Form the Basis for District-Wide PLCs  Become part of your PDPs  Videotaping of cooperatively developed lessons  Use Curriculum Connect to reinforce this work  Incorporate lessons into Atlas Rubicon

23 Today’s Agenda  8:00 am Arrive and sign in (please register in eCompass if you haven't yet) Get some treats  8:30-9:00 Greeting, skit and announcements (auditorium)  9:10-9:30 Introduction to Lesson Study and divide into today's work groups (media center)  9:30-11:10: Work in small groups to focus on one lesson  11:15-11:30 Reconvene in media center to share "aha's"


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