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ALL RSA TODAY UPDATES: Keep Building Pathways in Oklahoma for Grade Level Reading
A brief explanation of RSA and the importance of students reading will be presented by the Oklahoma State Dept. of Education Literacy Team. The Literacy Team will delve into the importance of early reading, using data to drive instruction, and support for teachers and administrators.
PK-2 Literacy: Great Teaching Happens on Purpose!
There is a difference between Planning and Preparation. Planning is "what" you will teach. Preparation involves thinking through "how" you will engage the students while teaching. Come to this session to learn from a Title 1 teacher and a principal how they have improved student learning by teaching on purpose. This school is using the "walk to intervention" model to teach all students based on what they know and what they need to learn. Two REACH Coaches will demonstrate how to determine what instruction a student needs using videos and specific student samples.
The ABCs of DoK for ELA
This session intends to increase understanding of assessment shifts and provide guidance for shifting instructional practices for English language arts classes aligned to the new academic standards for grades 3-12. Participants will review sample assessment items, share supporting classroom strategies, and discuss alignment to the Oklahoma Academic Standards.
TLE: Nuts and Bolts
In this session, important milestones and next steps for full TLE implementation will be reviewed, and recommendations for strategic planning will be presented. Experts from UPD/Mathematica will review Value-Added Model (VAM), and updates on Student Academic Growth (SAG) for teachers of non-tested grades and subjects (NTGS) will be presented. Finally, recommendations from the Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Task Force will be shared.
This session will focus on raising student achievement by using interim assessments and analysis of data from the assessments to drive instruction. Oklahoma schools will share their data stories. Priority, Focus, and Targeted Intervention Schools are highly encouraged to attend.
Model Draw Math Strategies for 3rd-5th Grade
Model Draw helps students create a pictorial representation of a given math situation. We will be sharing how to set up and solve a variety of word problems from all of the math domains of next school year’s Oklahoma Academic Standards Grades 3-5 using the Model Draw Strategy.
Introduction to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science Part 1: Scientific and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts
This session will focus on exploring the differences between the current Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science and the draft Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science. Included in this session will be analysis of the 3 Dimensions (Scientific and Engineering practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting concepts) incorporated into each of the new draft standards.
Special Education 101
Many regular education teachers would like to become more informed about the role of Special Education in their school. This is an opportunity to learn everything about special education that you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. Teachers attending this session will be provided an overview of special education terminology, forms, classroom accommodations, practical classroom practices, relevant Oklahoma documents, and helpful web-based resources. This session addresses the basic requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the implications of those requirements for your classroom and teaching.
Pre-Kindergarten Standard Sneak Preview
This session will cover the Pre-Kindergarten ELA and Math standards for the 2014-2015 school year. We will discuss how the standards were created, who was involved, how they are organized and the actual standards. These standards will be released for Public Comment soon. Come join us for a sneak preview and provide feedback for improvement.
Elementary Writing Kick Starter
This session intends to increase understanding of the writing expectations for elementary grades. Attendees will have the opportunity to kick start their learning with Oklahoma Pre-K teacher, Dena Doolin, as she shares her writing strategies, student samples, and conducts Q&A. Participants will also analyze vertical representations of the writing standards, learn aligned strategies to incorporate into daily practices, and gain strategies for grading student work.
Best Practices in Educator Effectiveness
In this session, best practices to increase effectiveness of the qualitative component in Year 2 will be presented. The recently-approved qualitative model, TAP (The System for Teacher and Student Advancement) will be introduced, and the element of multiple career paths will be highlighted. A final presentation will provide a review of OAMs (Other Academic Measure) with a focus on appropriate OAM selection, SMART goal development, and scale design. The OAM presentation is designed to be interactive, and participants are encouraged to bring examples of OAMs currently being implemented in their district for peer review/discussion.
Secondary Mathematics - Using Misconceptions to Build Conceptual Understanding
Participants will explore sample assessment items from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Illustrative Mathematics, PARCC, SBAC, and the Mathematics Assessment Project, using them to create exemplar student work and examples of common student misconceptions. Participants will look at research discussing the impact of teaching with misconceptions to build conceptual understanding. This session is perfect in preparation for this year's PASS assessments AND the instructional shifts associated with Common Core.
Introduction to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science Part 2: Translating the new standards to classroom instruction
This session will showcase instructional strategies and tools that support educators in utilizing existing resources to meet the performance expectations embedded in the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science.
Strategies to Combat Chronic Absenteeism
Research on Oklahoma data shows the severity of the impact of chronic absenteeism. Come hear from Elementary Principal, Shelly White, as she shares ways to boost student attendance and parental involvement in a low-income school with a high mobility rate.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your printed ticket with you. Once you arrive at check-in OSDE staff will scan your ticket, which will check you in online. If you lose your ticket OSDE staff will be able to look up your registration via your name.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, this is okay. As long as you have a ticket to be scanned during check-in the name on the ticket does not need to match the attendee. We realize situations arise that require a person other than who orginally registered to attend the event.
When & Where
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