4 Who are we? How far is your home from this facility? Less than 1 hour More than 1 hourAbout an hourAsk participants to sort themselves according to the criteria on the screen. Explain they will have to talk to others to determine who they are and determine where the group will gather.When the group has gathered, share individual responses to the question.Regroup when next question is displayed.
5 Who are we?Which job title describes how you spend the majority of your time?Classroom teacherCentral office personnelCoach/resource teacher/lead teacher/etc.other
6 Who are we? What is the first letter of the county in which you work? A to FG to HI to RS to Z
7 Who are we? When did you begin your teaching career? Before 1980 1980 to 19901991 to 2001After 2001
8 AGENDA Introductions Mathematics Leadership Network Overview Establishing Group NormsCommon Core State Standards OverviewCharacteristics of Highly Effective Teaching & LearningAssessment LiteracyBlackboardReflection & Closure
11 Warming Up You and your “match” will discuss our warm-up question. At the signal, your pair will form a “square” with the nearest pair to continue discussing and sharing opinions and ideas.Jot down your thoughts onto the index card provided.
12 Pairs Squared Responses Choose at least one of the four areas below and write down what you would like to learn within your chosen area(s).With your pair, and then square, discuss your response(s).ASSESSMENT LITERACYCOMMON CORE STANDARDSHIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNINGLEADERSHIP?
14 Kentucky Leadership Networks Why are we here? Why am I here?
15 Big Picture Learning Targets I can clearly articulate the vision and goals of the leadership networks.I can explain how the networks will work together to improve teaching and learning.I can identify and describe the four components of the leadership networks’ work.I can articulate my role in the leadership network.
16 Big Picture SB 1 Focus on college / career readiness Revise standards Revise assessment systemCollaborate across all groups / levelsImprove the effectiveness of teaching and learning
17 Leadership Network Vision Every school district in the Commonwealth of Kentucky has a knowledgeable and cohesive leadership team that guides the professional learning and practice of all administrators, teachers, and staff so that every student experiences highly effective teaching, learning and assessment practices in every classroom, every day.
18 Content Leadership Network Long Term Goals Ensure that every participant has a clear understanding of how to translate Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards into clear learning targets in order to design high quality formative and summative assessments and to plan/select rigorous and congruent learning experiences.The network approach is designed to build knowledge and leadership capacity within the district. Districts should utilize the membership of the networks to scale up pd at the local level.
19 OVEC Math Leadership Network Regional Facilitators: Dr. Bill Bush Dr. Maggie McGatha Kricket McClureRegional Math Content Specialist: Seth HunterKDE Consultant: Robin HillDistrict Teacher Leaders
20 District Leadership Teams Content Teacher-LeadersSchool/District LeadersMathematics Leadership Networks- 3 Teacher Leaders per districtEnglish Language Arts Leadership Networks-3 Teacher Leaders per districtKLA – 3 school level leaders per districtInstructional Support Leadership Networks –up to 3 district leadersSuperintendent
21 C I ACurriculum / What Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards Instruction / How Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning Assessment / How Well Balanced Assessment / Assessment Literacy Kentucky Leadership Networks
22 KY Leadership Networks Standards no matter how well-written, will NOT, by themselves, improve student achievement and motivation to learn.
23 Standards, Assessments, Highly Effective Teaching and Learning Standards alone will not change classroom practice. They must be understood and contextualized in effective practice.Standards aren’t written for students.Teachers must be able to transform standards into the classroom level ‘targets’ that students must ‘hit.’
24 Standards, Assessments, Highly Effective Teaching and Learning Targets allow students to build knowledge/skills/reasoning/products over time to a place where they are ready to demonstrate the proficiency required by the standards.Targets enable teachers to design quality assessments and to plan/select congruent learning experiences.
25 Leadership Networks Student learning is at the core of this work. Capacity building vs. a “train the trainer” modelAll stakeholders need to operate from a common understanding of key concepts and ideas related to implementation of Senate Bill 1.Network participants will study the new standards deeply in order to translate them into highly effective instructional and assessment experiences.
26 As a Teacher Leader, your responsibility is to collaborate with other leaders throughout your region to hone your own practices / knowledgework collaboratively within your district to scale up highly effective practices in every classroom
28 Setting Group NormsGroup norms are agreed upon ways in which we will work together so that productivity is maximized.They are posted and reviewed (verbally and in writing) at all meetings.Let’s work together to set the norms that we will abide by.
29 Group Norms Be present and be engaged in the work We are all equal partners in this workSeek first to understand, and then to be understoodothers?Think individually, write down 3 norms that you feel should be included on our list (2 minutes).Share with your team, designate a recorder/synthesizer and share your 3 Norms and come up with a group list. Your group should be prepared to share one Norm that should be considered for our list (5 minutes).
30 Questionnaire and Break We have about 10 minutes to do a baseline questionnaire, which we will use to inform/ improve our practices.When you are finished, give the questionnaire to Seth and take a 15 break.
32 Learning Targets:I can explain the development, purpose, and organization of the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.I can compare and contrast:the Standards for Mathematical Practice with the Standards for Mathematical Content, andthe new Common Core State Standards with other state and national standards.
33 Where did the Common Core State Standards come from? For the first time a group of state associations have decided consistent, common standards would be beneficial to us all.launched by Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).Parents, teachers, school administrators and experts from across the country together with state leaders, through their membership in the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) are leading the effort to develop a common core of state standards.
34 Support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative National Education AssociationACT, Inc.American Federation of Teachers (AFT)Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)American Statistical AssociationCoalition for Student AchievementNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsThe College BoardU.S. Department of EducationCouncil of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)Partnership for 21st Century SkillsInternational Reading AssociationIf you go to the website for the CCSSI you will find a list of many, many organizations that are in support of this initiative.These are just some of those organizations. These organizations and others have statements of support on the website.Alliance for Excellent EducationNational Parent Teacher Association (PTA)Coalition for a College and Career Ready America (CCCRA)Association of American Colleges and UniversitiesNational Council of Teachers of MathematicsNational Association of State Boards of EducationAchieve
35 The Process - Common Core State Standards Initiative State-led effort to establish consistent and clear education standardsWritten by content experts, teachers, researchers and othersNearly 10,000 comments from the publicValidation committee reviewed the standardsEach state chooses to adopt, NOT led by federal government23 states have adopted the common core state standards; KY was the first!
36 By what criteria were the standards developed? Are aligned with college and workforce expectations;Are clear, understandable and consistent;Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;Are informed by standards in other top performing countries, andAre evidence-based.How Students Learn – National Research Council
37 Introduction to the Common Core: What Does it Mean to Understand? Jake is a GeniusEach person will need 4 post-it notesSilently read pages 3, 4, and 5.Using one post-it note per page, write down your Most Important Points for each page.We are about to begin to explore the new math standards. The introduction provides background on the purpose & vision with the emphasis on understanding.Before we start to explore the standards, let’s take a look at a typical student’s math understanding from our pop culture: Jake is a Genius on youtube from Two and a Half Men
38 Introduction to the Common Core At your table groups, share your Most Important Points (MIPs) about each page.MIPLet’s have one table share an idea from Intro, another understanding, etc.
39 Standards for Mathematical Practice Important “processes and proficiencies” and describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students (p. 6).the strands of mathematical proficiency specified in Adding It Up:adaptive reasoningstrategic competenceconceptual understandingprocedural fluencyproductive dispositionthe NCTM process standards:problem solvingreasoning and proofcommunicationrepresentationconnectionsThe first standards located in this new document are not the Content Standards. The 8 Mathematical Practices come from two places.The NCTM standards had 5 content & 5 process standards. You can look up references to the process standards in the introduction our Ky core content, but the major emphasis is on the content. The practices are also based on the proficienies from Adding It Up. These new standards seem to integrate the mathematical practices into the content better than what we have had, but it is our job to make sure to stress the importance of teaching the content through these.
40 Standards for Mathematical Practice - pgs 6-8 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.Reason abstractly and quantitatively.Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.Model with mathematics.Use appropriate tools strategically.Attend to precision.Look for and make use of structure.Look for and express regularity inrepeated reasoning.These 8 practices more visable throughout this document.A strong focus on these may be part of what we have been lacking in the past. Students being able to meet these standards for mathematical practice will require different teaching.
41 Standards for Mathematical Practice – pgs 6-8 Silently read the mathematical practice assigned to your group and highlight your MIPs.On chart paper, your group will represent your mathematical practice in words and pictures.Be prepared to share out.Assign each regional group one of the mathematical practices. Have groups read the practice individually and write down the ideas they find most important about this practice to share with their group. On chart paper with their assigned practice written at the top, the group is to decide depending on their practice if they want to list essential vocabulary, give specific examples, write a summary in their own words, and/or illustrate the practice with a graph, icon, or drawing that describes it. Each regional group share out with whole group.
42 Standards for Mathematical Practice – pgs 6-8 Cut out your foldable and write one mathematical practice on each front flap.As each group presents their mathematical practice, use your foldable to record ideas about the meaning of each practice.The foldable needs to folded in half when the paper is in portrait direction. The lines help to make the fold easier. Use scissors to cut the eight front flaps. As each group takes 2-3min to share their mathematical practice, write the practice on the front flap, then record your thoughts and ideas you get from listening as the group describes it.foldable
43 Standards for Mathematical Content, p. 5 NOW_ the CONTENT STANDARDSDirect participants to page 5 - How to read the grade level standards.-Standards define what students should understand and be able to do.-Clusters are groups of related standards. Note that standards from different clusters may sometimes be closely related, because mathematics is a connected subject.-Domains are larger groups of related standards. Standards from different domains may sometimes be closely related.
44 Summary Pages For each grade in K-8 and each topic in high school Grade 5, page 33High School, Number and Quantity, page 58Every grade K- 8th has a written summary description like page 13 and an overview page like page 14.Note Domains, Clusters, no standards – but mathematical practices always listed.
45 Overview Pages Grade 5, p. 34 High School, p. 59 Domains Clusters Note Domains, Clusters, no standards – but mathematical practices always listed.DomainsClustersStandardsNot on overview page
46 Standards for Mathematical Content DomainClusterThis is an example from 7th grade, but they all look very similar.Elementary & middle – page 35; high school – page 60Domain (gray): Notice abbreviation for grade and domain. In HS, no number but N for number then RN for Real NumbersCluster title – boldStandards – numbered.Note: high school, page 60, you will notice + and * explained on page 57Standards
47 Domain & Cluster Progression For K-8, domains read across the page and grade levels read down the page.For high school, domains and clusters are arranged by topic and read down the page.
48 Math Topic Time LineUsing the topic assigned to your group, identify where the topic starts and stops in the CCSS using the Cluster & Domain Progression handout.Discuss with your group any differences you notice between the progression of your topic in the CCSS and the KY POS.Be prepared to share your findings.Elementary =1 finger; middle school =2 fingers; high school = 3 fingers.Have participants form groups of five with a at least one person from each grade level band with people not at their table. They will need to take the handout, the standards, and a pen or pencil with them. Hand a topic card to each group. (addition & subtraction; multiplication & division; place value; volume, area, fractions, decimals, 2-D shapes, 3-D shapes, functions, equations, probability)Have each group record their progression on the time line and discuss any differences they recognize.Ask groups to put their topic card in the center of the table. Collect.Remain in these groups for the next activity.
49 CrosswalkKDE has developed a crosswalk between the Common Core State Standards and the KY Program of Studies.KDE > Instructional Resources > Curriculum Documents & Resources > Program of StudiesIt is over 150 pages so you probably don’t want to download the entire document!
50 Standards for Mathematical Practice – Final Reflection Why is it important that the standards for mathematical practice be the lens through which we look at the content?What implications do these standards for mathematical practice have on:The way we need to teach?The way students learn?The way curriculum is designed?The way assessments are designed?The way we structure these network meetings?Think, Pair, Share with a partnerWe spent time in groups coming up with a good way to remember each of the mathematical practices and we recorded all the ideas on a foldable. Hopefully this along with looking for examples of the mathematical practice in specific content standards will help teachers to see these as important. How can we make sure to continue to emphasize these as much or more than the content standards throughout the year?
52 Highly Effective Teaching and Learning Target:I can provide information concerning the components and utility of Kentucky’s Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning.
53 Independent TaskWrite one paragraph describing a success you’ve seen in the last year as a result of improved teaching and learning. Explain the factors or conditions that contributed to the success.The success could also be an area in which progress is being made even if you don’t consider it a ‘success’ yet.
54 Success Analysis Protocol (from Power of Protocols, p. 60) In teams of 4, the first person shares his or her paragraph of successful practice. (1 min.)All participants analyze the success, focusing on what seems to have contributed to the success. (2 min.)Repeat. (12 min. total)Compile a list of common characteristics of the successes in the team. (3 min.)Discussion/Debrief (5 min.)20 minutes total for this task
55 Enhancing LearningWhat factors, within the control of a school districts and schools, have the most significant influence on student learning?High quality instructional practicesWell designed curriculum, assessments and instructional materials aligned to standardsStrong school leadershipHarvard’s Public Education Leadership Project
56 Do we share the same language and vision? Do we all agree on what these interactions between teachers and students around content should look like?Do we have a clearly articulated consensus on good teaching?If the answer to either of these questions is “no” what implications does this have for collaboration within a network?
57 Looking for Highly Effective Instruction 1’s will be given a list of Characteristics to use while observing a video of a science classroom while 2’s will observe the same classroom video without the Characteristics.Both groups should record observations.Provide descriptive feedback to this teacher about her classroom climate. What will you say to her? What evidence will you use to support your feedback? What suggestions might you provide?#1’s get the video viewing companion; estimated time 30 minutes
59 Looking for Highly Effective Instruction 1’s will be given a list of Characteristics to use while observing a video of a science classroom while 2’s will observe the same classroom video without the Characteristics.Both groups should record observations.Provide descriptive feedback to this teacher about her classroom climate. What will you say to her? What evidence will you use to support your feedback? What suggestions might you provide?Pair up with your neighbor—did your answers vary? How?#1’s get the video viewing companion; estimated time 30 minutes
73 The Space Between is Virtual Blackboard will allow us to:share resources and experienceslearn and teach one anothersupport one another throughout implementationenhance our current practices between face to face (f2f) meetingsLearning TargetsDevelop awareness of the resources within our virtual PLC.Identify what kinds of resources can be found within various “tabs”.
74 Activities Register as a user for the OVEC Math Leadership Network (4) Explore the following tabs:AnnouncementsOrientationGeneral InformationDiscussionsf2f Meetings
76 Key 1: Clear purpose Before our next meeting: Focusing on the purposes, users, and uses of classroom assessment, read chapters 1 and 2 of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right – Using It Well (CASL).Take some time to reflect on your own practice and complete the self-assessment “Determining Where I Am Now” in Figure 2.3 on page 51.
77 Meeting datesSeptember 15thOctober 20thNovember 17thJanuary 19thFebruary 16thMarch 16thJune (TBA)All meetings will be held at the Oldham County Arts Center in Crestwood.
78 Reflection on the day…Please take a few minutes to reflect on the four components:Kentucky Core Academic StandardsHighly Effective Teaching and LearningAssessment LiteracyLeadershipOn the lavender sheet, for each component write one key learning you will take away with you today and one key question you still have in that area.