Podcast #20: Teachers College Institute

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Berkley TchrsBerkley School District sent a group of eight educators, administrators, and teachers to the Teachers College Small Group and Conferring Institute. In this podcast, five of these educators discuss what they learned, how they will use this information to improve student learning, and how they will share this with colleagues.

The five educators who discuss their learning on the podcast are:

Stacie Angel. Instructional Support Specialist. [email protected]
Scott Francis. Principal, Pattengill Elementary. [email protected]
Prima Dailey. 1st Grade Teacher. [email protected]
Lauren Wexler. 1st Grade Teacher. [email protected]
Jennifer Griffith. 3rd Grade Teacher. [email protected]

You can listen to the podcast in the player below, or you can find it on iTunes.

 

Writing Pathways Assessment (Grades 3-5), Day 2 of 2

This two day series introduces teachers to Lucy Calkins’ book, Writing Pathways, Grades 3-5 Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions. “Designed as an instructional tool, Writing Pathways will help you provide your students with continuous progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, this practical guide includes performance assessments, student checklists, rubrics, and leveled writing exemplars that help you (and your students) evaluate their work and establish where they are at in their writing development.”

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Sandy Biondo, Ph.D

Writing Pathways Assessment (Grades K-2), Day 2 of 2

This two day series introduces teachers to Lucy Calkins’ book, Writing Pathways, Grades K-2 Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions. “Designed as an instructional tool, Writing Pathways will help you provide your students with continuous progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, this practical guide includes performance assessments, student checklists, rubrics, and leveled writing exemplars that help you (and your students) evaluate their work and establish where they are at in their writing development.”

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Sandy Biondo, Ph.D

Writing Pathways Assessment (Grades 3-5), Day 1 of 2

This two day series introduces teachers to Lucy Calkins’ book, Writing Pathways, Grades 3-5 Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions. “Designed as an instructional tool, Writing Pathways will help you provide your students with continuous progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, this practical guide includes performance assessments, student checklists, rubrics, and leveled writing exemplars that help you (and your students) evaluate their work and establish where they are at in their writing development.”

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Sandy Biondo, Ph.D

Writing Pathways Assessment (Grades K-2), Day 1 of 2

This two day series introduces teachers to Lucy Calkins’  book, Writing Pathways, Grades K-2 Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions. “Designed as an instructional tool, Writing Pathways will help you provide your students with continuous progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, this practical guide includes performance assessments, student checklists, rubrics, and leveled writing exemplars that help you (and your students) evaluate their work and establish where they are at in their writing development.”

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Sandy Biondo, Ph.D

Readers Workshop (Grades 4-5), Day 4 of 5

The series will highlight the development of children as readers as well as the development of teachers as instructors and coaches in reading. Teachers should bring their own copy of the The Art of Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins. Additional teacher resources will be recommended on the first day of class. This series will help teachers understand the structures of Readers Workshop. It will focus on preparing teachers to teach and coach young learners in reading skills and strategies necessary to promote lifelong reading.

Teachers will learn how to develop mini-lessons, explore ways to balance small group differentiated instruction with guided reading and strategy lessons, sharpen their use of one-on-one and partner conferring, along with assessing student reading to plan and modify lessons based on student needs.

This series will also focus on developing units of study, which organize the content of the reading workshop. The developed units of study will help teachers plan for their teaching in a way that moves an entire reading community along while supporting individual learners.

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Shawna Hackstock

Readers Workshop (Grades 2-3), Day 4 of 5

The series will highlight the development of children as readers as well as the development of teachers as instructors and coaches in reading. Teachers should bring their own copy of the The Art of Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins. Additional teacher resources will be recommended on the first day of class. This series will help teachers understand the structures of Readers Workshop. It will focus on preparing teachers to teach and coach young learners in reading skills and strategies necessary to promote lifelong reading.

Teachers will learn how to develop mini-lessons, explore ways to balance small group differentiated instruction with guided reading and strategy lessons, sharpen their use of one-on-one and partner conferring, along with assessing student reading to plan and modify lessons based on student needs.

This series will also focus on developing units of study, which organize the content of the reading workshop. The developed units of study will help teachers plan for their teaching in a way that moves an entire reading community along while supporting individual learners.

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Shawna Hackstock

Readers Workshop (K-1), Day 4 of 5

The series will highlight the development of children as readers as well as the development of teachers as instructors and coaches in reading. Teachers should bring their own copy of the The Art of Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins. Additional teacher resources will be recommended on the first day of class. This series will help teachers understand the structures of Readers Workshop. It will focus on preparing teachers to teach and coach young learners in reading skills and strategies necessary to promote lifelong reading.

Teachers will learn how to develop mini-lessons, explore ways to balance small group differentiated instruction with guided reading and strategy lessons, sharpen their use of one-on-one and partner conferring, along with assessing student reading to plan and modify lessons based on student needs.

This series will also focus on developing units of study, which organize the content of the reading workshop. The developed units of study will help teachers plan for their teaching in a way that moves an entire reading community along while supporting individual learners.

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Shawna Hackstock

Readers Workshop (Grades 2-3), Day 3 of 5

The series will highlight the development of children as readers as well as the development of teachers as instructors and coaches in reading. Teachers should bring their own copy of the The Art of Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins. Additional teacher resources will be recommended on the first day of class. This series will help teachers understand the structures of Readers Workshop. It will focus on preparing teachers to teach and coach young learners in reading skills and strategies necessary to promote lifelong reading.

Teachers will learn how to develop mini-lessons, explore ways to balance small group differentiated instruction with guided reading and strategy lessons, sharpen their use of one-on-one and partner conferring, along with assessing student reading to plan and modify lessons based on student needs.

This series will also focus on developing units of study, which organize the content of the reading workshop. The developed units of study will help teachers plan for their teaching in a way that moves an entire reading community along while supporting individual learners.

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Shawna Hackstock

Writing Pathways Assessment (Grades 3-5), Day 2 of 2

This two day series introduces teachers to Lucy Calkins’ new book, Writing Pathways, Grades 3-5 Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions. “Designed as an instructional tool, Writing Pathways will help you provide your students with continuous progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, this practical guide includes performance assessments, student checklists, rubrics, and leveled writing exemplars that help you (and your students) evaluate their work and establish where they are at in their writing development.”

The Writing Pathways Assessment Book will be released October 30, 2014 by Heineman. Supplemental materials will be provided to assist teachers until the formal release in October. 

Presenters: Michele Farah, Ph.D and Sandy Biondo, Ph.D