Please share 2-3 of your big take-away's from today's experience.
This is SOME team! Thank you, Megan, Renee, Valerie, Cheryl, Jennifer!! We missed you, Rebecca and Jenn.
Our work today will make its way to every staff member as soon as we can arrange a time. Stay tuned.
Our Literacy Team has reflected on our 2012-13 Literacy Action Plan by using an MCLP rubric to assess literacy across the content areas. We're "mostly" there. Based on our assessment using the rubric, we have listed these as possible topics for next year...our 2013-14 Literacy Action Plan:
- Assignments which require higher order critical thinking about content: using Performance Tasks from Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium AND using these released items as exemplars for creating our own (Text, Task, Standards).
- Develop a plan for bringing more technology opportunities to K-5: i.e. Buddy Grades and Projects which allow for presenting researching findings; Planning 6 week units for each grade with IT support; getting an iPads into K-5 students' hands.
- Big need! We hope to plan opportunities for all teachers to regularly use a variety of print and electronic texts as sources of content info in addition to textbooks.
- Big need! To implement consistently opportunities for all students to routinely conduct research and draw conclusions based on critical evaluation and synthesis of multiple sources.