Getting Prepared for the Common Core
October 18, 2012
Nigh University Center
University of Central Oklahoma
700 E. Main
Sorry, there is no child care available for this event. Due to limited seating, we cannot allow children or guests in the sessions. Registered OEA members only.
Parking is just $1 for this event in the visitor lot just east of the Nigh University Center. All other campus parking requires a UCO permit.
8 a.m. -- Registration, 2nd Floor, Nigh University Center
8:45 a.m. -- 1st Breakout Sessions (see descriptions below)
Highly Engaged Classrooms
Literacy Across the Curriculum
10:45 a.m. -- Break
11 a.m. -- 2nd Breakout Sessions (see descriptions below)
Writing Across the Curriculum
Mathematics and Numeracy
1 p.m. -- Adjourn
(Lunch on your own.)
OEA's 2012 Fall Professional Development Conference is devoted to preparing our members for the Common Core State Standards. This year, our event is for OEA Members Only. You will need to present a current membership card (which includes your name and member ID number) to registration the day of the event.
Common Core will require higher-order thinking and teachers will be charged with taking students to a new level of subject-matter understanding. Members of the OEA CCSS cadre will help you get ready the standards that are set to take effect in 2014-15.
Highly Engaging Classrooms
The purpose of our Highly Engaging Classroom presentation is to improve student engagement, as this is the key to effective teaching. Student engagement happens when teachers purposefully create an environment that is physically, mentally, emotionally and socially secure and engaging.
CCSS Literacy across the Curriculum
While modeling highly motivating classroom strategies, this cross-curricular presentation introduces teachers to best practices in developing literacy skills. Some of the topics covered include:
• Literacy – not just for English/Language Arts Teachers
• CCSS Anchor Standards
• Literacy and Differentiation Strategies
• Suggestions for Additional Resources to Help Grow Literacy Strategies
Leveraging Technology for the CCSS
This informative presentation is designed to introduce educators to using technology in the classroom, and it includes technology best practices and specific ideas for implementation.
Project-Based Learning for the CCSS
Project-Based Learning is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world. PBL teaches skills as well as content, including communication and presentation skills, organization and time management skills, research and inquiry skills, and self-assessment and reflection skills.
CCSS Writing Across the Curriculum
This presentation allows teachers in all subject areas and grade levels to not only teach writing to increase content knowledge, but to also meet CCSS anchor standards. Teachers will learn:
• The three modes of CCSS writing and the revised writing process;
• How to integrate, assign, and teach writing within their curriculum;
• How to evaluate and assess student writing;
• Writing strategies to begin implementing immediately; and
• How PARCC envisions writing in their assessments.
Mathematics and Numeracy for CCSS
This mathematics presentation includes an overview of the K-12 Mathematics Standards with emphasis on their organizational structure and suggested time lines for implementation. The session will enable elementary and secondary mathematics teachers to better understand the expectations of the Common Core Standards and provide instructional and assessment strategies that can be used immediately in their classrooms.