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Understanding the Standards

On August 26, 2011, NCDPI released the Understanding the Standards module.  This module provides an overview of the new standards, instructional support tools, and timeline.  After a brief overview, content-area teachers can complete specific module sections on the subject areas of their choice.  These content-specific sections provide clear examples of the major differences in the standards as well as the difference in student expectations.

Understanding the Standards lends itself to a blended approach of professional development.  The module provides interactive activities and questions best explored in small groups.

Access Understanding the Standards by using your NC Registration ID at https://center.ncsu.edu/nc.  Click “New Standards” and “Understanding the Standards.”  This module will help you get started in your journey to understand and implement the new Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards.

If you have questions, please contact me!  heather.mullins@dpi.nc.gov

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Upcoming DPI Training Sessions for Region 7

NCDPI will be conducting a variety of training sessions at Northwest RESA for teachers, administrators, and other leaders in Region 7.

September 7:  Teacher Evaluation Process Professional Development: Support for Principals and Assistant Principals (Half Day — Choose Morning or Afternoon)

Audience:  Principals, Assistant Principals, and selected District-Level Administrators

The purpose of this meeting is to provide principals with a conceptual perspective of each of the NC Professional Teaching Standards.  Participants will explore how to:

  • Describe how the elements of a 21st Century classroom relate to the NCPTS.
  • Use data to distinguish among the ratings.
  • Organize the evaluation process and/or assume their role in the process.
  • Apply coaching strategies to help teachers grow in their effectiveness.

Register Here

September 12:  Math Common Core Support

Audience:  Maximum of 8 teachers/leaders per district responsible for professional development – K-2 (2), 3-5 (2), 6-8 (2), and 9-12 (2)

RESA Professional Development for Mathematics will focus on specific content from each of the 4 grade bands.  Content lessons will be modeled with participants being the students.  After debriefing the mathematics we will have participants examine the lesson structure used.  Connections will be made to Van de Walle’s Before, During, and After Lesson Plan.  Additional connections to the Common Core State Standards For Mathematical Practice, 21st Century Skills, New Teacher Evaluation Standards, Universal Design for Learning, Professional Learning Communities, English Language Learners, and Exceptional Children will be emphasized.

Register Here

September 13:  Process Support

Audience:  District/Charter PD Leadership Team Members (up to 13 participants)

This session will provide your Summer Institute Professional Development Leadership team with an opportunity to work on your professional development roll out plan.  Feel free to bring any or all members of your team that attended Summer Institute.  At minimum, bring your math folks to continue the work on your math Common Core State Standards roll out.

Register Here

September 28:  Teacher Effectiveness and New Accountability Model Meetings

Session will be 9-4 and will be presented by Leadership from DPI

November 16, March 21:  Repeat Sessions

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together groups of teachers and leaders to learn about the State’s educator effectiveness initiatives, as well as provide feedback on proposed policies; and to discuss the proposed new school accountability model, why we believe it will lead to better outcomes for students in North Carolina and gather feedback on the proposed model.

Audience:  Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Group Size:  50-60

Time:  9-4

No CEUs given for this workshop.

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October 25:  Phase II – Principals’ Training Implementing the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards

Audience: Principals

This training will provide site-based administrators with an broad overview of the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards.  Principals will also have an opportunity to engage in formative assessment to determine how to support implementation in their schools.

Register Here

November 3:  District-Level and Charter Team Fidelity Check

To facilitate follow up sessions with local leadership teams that will gather information on their progress with their implementation plan as well as provide continued support for their district leaders.

Audience:  District/Charter PD Leadership Team Members (up to 6 participants)

The purposes of this session include establishing and maintaining consistent information regarding knowledge and expectations, promoting and facilitating cross-team collaboration and dialogue, and providing protected planning time for the leadership core of each LEA team.

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November 14:  ELA Common Core Support Session

Audience:  Maximum of 8 teachers/leaders per district responsible for professional development – K-2 (2), 3-5 (2), 6-8 (2), and 9-12 (2)

RESA Professional Development for English Language Arts will focus on the Six Shifts in ELA /Literacy in the Common Core State Standards.  Brief segments of videos explaining the shifts will be shared with time for group discussions of each shift. Consultants will follow-up with suggested resources, “Less is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts” by Kimberly Hill Campbell and “Deeper Reading” by Kelly Gallagher.


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November 15:  Process Support Session

Audience:  District/Charter PD Leadership Team Members (up to 13 participants)

This session will provide your Summer Institute Professional Development Leadership team with an opportunity to work on your professional development roll out plan.  Feel free to bring any or all members of your team that attended Summer Institute.  At minimum, bring your math folks to continue the work on your ELA Common Core State Standards roll out.

Register Here

November 16:  (Repeat Session) Teacher Effectiveness / New Accountability Model Meetings

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together groups of teachers and leaders to learn about the State’s educator effectiveness initiatives, as well as provide feedback on proposed policies; and to discuss the proposed new school accountability model, why we believe it will lead to better outcomes for students in North Carolina and gather feedback on the proposed model.

Audience:  Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Group Size:  50-60

No CEUs given for this workshop.

Register Here

January 19: Science/Social Studies Professional Development Support Sessions

Audience:  Maximum number of teachers/leaders per district responsible for professional development TBA

Science:  RESA Professional Development for Science will focus on North Carolina’s Transition to the new NC Science Essential Standards. This training extends and builds upon the initial kick-off 2011 Summer Institutes.  The purpose of the follow-up training is to delve deeper into the Science Essential Standards by engaging in dialog and activities that will assist LEAs with refining and implementing their transition plan to the new Science Essential Standards.

 

Social Studies:  RESA Professional Development for Social Studies will focus on developing rigorous and engaging assessments and learning experiences to support the new Social Studies Essential Standards.  Participants should bring a copy of a unit that they have developed along with a computer with internet access.

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January 20: Process Support

Audience:  District/Charter PD Leadership Team Members (up to 13 participants)

This session will provide your Summer Institute Professional Development Leadership team with an opportunity to work on your professional development roll out plan.  Feel free to bring any or all members of your team that attended Summer Institute.  At minimum, bring your math folks to continue the work on your science/social studies North Carolina Essential Standards roll out.

Register Here

March 8:  Process Support

Audience:  District/Charter PD Leadership Team Members (up to 13 participants)

This session will provide your Summer Institute Professional Development Leadership team with an opportunity to work on your professional development roll out plan.  Feel free to bring any or all members of your team that attended Summer Institute.  At minimum, bring your math folks to continue the work on your K-12 Programs and Healthful Living North Carolina Essential Standards roll out.

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March 9:  K-12 Programs and Healthful Living Essential Standards Support Session

Audience:  Maximum number of teachers/leaders per district responsible for professional development TBA

RESA Professional Development for Arts Education will give Arts Education leaders continued training on the NC Arts Education Essential Standards, designed to provide more in-depth implementation strategies in preparation for full implementation of the standards in the 2012-13 school year.   The newest instructional tools, including graphic organizers that will assist with implementation of the common clarifying objectives that area aligned with social studies content, and other support tools will be used, and there will be opportunities for collaboration and sharing of implementation strategies and plans.

RESA Professional Development for World Language will focus on the sharing of information, resources, and activities that can be used locally to help educators teach and assess for proficiency in the classroom.  Research-based presentation materials, online training resources, and assessment tools will be discussed, and program-specific adaptations will be explored.

RESA Professional Development for ESL will provide an overview of WIDA’s Guiding Principles of Language Development which have guided the development of the 2012 edition of the WIDA English Language Development Standards. ESL will discuss the new elements added to the strands of model performance indicators and the changes in the Performance Definitions, and Speaking and Writing Rubrics. In addition, we will continue to show connections with the English Language Development Standards (ELD SCS) and the Common Core State Standards.

RESA Professional Development for Healthful Living will extend and build upon the initial kick-off 2011 Summer Institutes.  The physical education topics will include, but are not limited to motor skills, movement concepts, health related fitness.  Health topics will include nutrition, mental/emotional health, personal/consumer health, and interpersonal communications and relationships.

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March 14:  District-Level and Charter Team Fidelity Check

To facilitate follow up sessions with local leadership teams that will gather information on their progress with their implementation plan as well as provide continued support for their district leaders.

Audience:  District/Charter PD Leadership Team Members (up to 6 participants)

Register Here

March 21:  Teacher Effectiveness/New Accountability Model Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together groups of teachers and leaders to learn about the State’s educator effectiveness initiatives, as well as provide feedback on proposed policies; and to discuss the proposed new school accountability model, why we believe it will lead to better outcomes for students in North Carolina and gather feedback on the proposed model.

Audience:  Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Group Size:  50-60

No CEUs given for this workshop.

Register Here

May 2:  DSW Meeting for District/Charter RttT Leadership Team Members

Register Here

May 3: ELA and Math Common Core Support Session

Audience:  Maximum of 8 teachers/leaders per district responsible for professional development – K-2 (2), 3-5 (2), 6-8 (2), and 9-12 (2)

RESA Professional Development for English Language Arts will focus on the Six Shifts in ELA /Literacy in the Common Core State Standards.  Brief segments of videos explaining the shifts will be shared with time for group discussions of each shift. Consultants will follow-up with suggested resources, “Less is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts” by Kimberly Hill Campbell and “Deeper Reading” by Kelly Gallagher.

RESA Professional Development for Mathematics will focus on specific content from each of the 4 grade bands.  Content lessons will be modeled with participants being the students.  After debriefing the mathematics we will have participants examine the lesson structure used.  Connections will be made to Van de Walle’s Before, During, and After Lesson Plan.  Additional connections to the Common Core State Standards For Mathematical Practice, 21st Century Skills, New Teacher Evaluation Standards, Universal Design for Learning, Professional Learning Communities, English Language Learners, and Exceptional Children will be emphasized.

Register Here

May 4:  Process Support Session

Audience:  District/Charter PD Leadership Team Members (up to 13 participants)

This session will provide your Summer Institute Professional Development Leadership team with an opportunity to work on your professional development roll out plan.  Feel free to bring any or all members of your team that attended Summer Institute.  At minimum, bring your math folks to continue the work on your ELA and math Common Core State Standards roll out.

Register Here

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