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April 25-26, 2012 Convening in Boston, Massachusetts
"Engaging Educators in Achieving Higher Standards"


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Convening Agenda download files PDF (164K)

Day 1—April 25, 2012

  • Presentation Slide Deck for Day 1 download files PDF (270K)

Experiencing College- and Career-Ready Standards Through Lesson Modeling

State team members internalized the deep instructional shifts required by college- and career-ready standards as well as the changing professional expectations for educators required by new standards.

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • A Close Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address download files PDF (356K)
    Demonstrates instructional shifts for history/social studies and English language arts classrooms to explore the instructional implications of the college- and career-ready standards.

  • Participant Reflection Sheet for Lesson Modeling Exercise download files PDF (115K)
    Helps States reflect on the differences in instruction and learning in the context of the new standards and the consequent implications for changes in classroom instruction.

  • College and Career Readiness Instructional Expectations for Literacy download files PDF (1.2M)
    Helps measure teacher actions that are central to readying students for college and career achievement in literacy.

  • User Guide: College and Career Readiness Expectations for Literacy download files PDF (115K)
    Provides instructions for using the rubric in the "College and Career Readiness Instructional Expectations for Literacy" document.

  • College and Career Readiness Instructional Expectations for Mathematics download files PDF (930K)
    Helps measure teacher actions that are central to readying students for college and career success in mathematics.

  • User Guide: College and Career Readiness Instructional Expectations for Mathematics download files PDF (115K)
    Provides instructions for using the rubric in the "College and Career Readiness Instructional Expectations for Mathematics" document.

  • Sample Key Instructional Shifts of College- and Career-Ready Standards download files PDF (98K)
    Describes three key instructional shifts in literacy and math and was provided as a reference to assist States as they implement college- and career-ready standards.

Panel Discussion on Aligning College- and Career-Ready Standards and Evaluation Rubrics

State teams explored opportunities to emphasize instructional shifts and align evaluation rubrics with college- and career-ready standards.

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • Participant Worksheet for Observation Rubric Tuning download files PDF (90K)
    Helps States reflect on the differences in instruction and learning in the context of the new standards and the implications for changes in classroom instruction.

  • New York City Department of Education 2012-13 Citywide Instructional Expectations (Draft) download files PDF (193K)
    Provides an example of instructional expectations for all teachers when aligning their instruction with college- and career-ready standards.

Day Two—April 26, 2012

  • Presentation Slide Deck for Day 2 download files PDF (131K)

Moving Educators from Knowledge to Participation and Leadership: A Guide on Educator Engagement

Participants developed strategies to engage educators in the successful implementation of college- and career-ready standards and assessments, and teacher and leader effectiveness reforms.

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • Engaging Educators: A Reform Support Network Guide for States and Districts download files PDF (1.3M)
    Provides an overview of a new framework for educator engagement, including detailed information on four main domains in the progression of educator engagement.

  • Worksheet for Educator Engagement Session download files PDF (49K)
    Facilitates State team discussion and brainstorming educator engagement activities that could be done within the context of activities already underway in their States.

"Student Learning Objectives Working Group Meeting"
April 25, 2012

Participants built an understanding across the working group of where States stand with student learning objectives (SLOs) implementation, what their assets are, and the challenges they face.

  • SLO Working Group Meeting Agenda download files PDF (106K)

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • SLOs Working Group Meeting Presentation Slide Deck download files PDF (614K)
    Contains the presentation slide deck used throughout the SLOs Working Group Meeting.

  • Targeting Growth: Using SLOs as a Measure of Educator Effectiveness download files PDF (860K)
    Describes the key elements and challenges of SLOs, providing examples of SLOs and links to additional resources.

  • Measuring the Specials Teacher's Impact on Student Achievement 2011-2012 download files PDF (160K)
    Explains Achievement First's plans to evaluate teachers of special subjects with three measures: skills assessments, group performance videos, and written knowledge assessment.

  • State Self-Assessment Tool download files PDF (164K)
    Helps States identify the stage in which they are implementing SLOs and the assets and challenges their State brings to the SLO Working Group.

  • SLO Sample Resources
    Contains additional resources about SLOs including sample learning objectives. To obtain access to these files please contact the Reform Support Network at info@reformsupportnetwork.org.

This information is provided as an example for the viewer's convenience at this convening and is not generated nor endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. No endorsement by the U.S Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned in these presentations is intended nor should be inferred.

In addition, the instructional practices discussed or shown in the presentations are not intended to mandate, direct, or control a State's local educational agencies' or schools' specific instructional content, academic achievement system and assessments, curriculum or program of instruction.


 
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