Learning-Centered Instruction

Includes brain research, etc.

Success at the Core

Toolkit: 
Handbook
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Success at the Core is a website that provides free leadership team modules, classroom strategies, and videos. The primary audience of the website is middle school leadership teams and teachers.

Boy Readers, Boy Writers: Using Brain Research to Boost Student Success K-12

Spend a day considering all things...boys!  Update your knowledge of brain research, explore techniques to support boys in your classroom, and learn strategies to create successful readers and writers.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast and all materials

Presenter:  Kimberly Skach, David Douglas School District

Register at:  http://pcira.wordpress.com/

Cost (if any): 
$125
Contact Name: 
Penny Plavala
Contact Email: 
pplavala@mesd.k12.or.us
Host/Sponsoring Organization: 
MESD & The Portland Reading Council
Major Learning Outcomes: 
- Update your knowledge of brain research - Explore techniques to support boys in your classroom - Learn strategies to create successful readers and writers - Discover great resources to add to your classroom library
How is the proposed event aligned with NSDC quality standards?: 
- Prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning environments, and hold high expectations for their academic achievement. -Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately.
How will the proposed event assist schools in meeting school improvement objectives?: 
Reading Improvement Objectives: All students in grades K-12 will be able to apply comprehension strategies to their reading and respond to their independent reading in a manner that holds them accountable. ELA Improvement Objective All students in grades K-12 will be able to write with a clear focus, coherent organization and sufficient detail. Additional objectives related to improving literacy skills of K-12 students using research-based strategies.
This organization agrees to provide feedback, and grants permission to OEPDC to post that feedback: 
Yes

The Oregon DATA Project - Certification Training

Contact Name: 
Megan Monson
Host/Sponsoring Organization: 
The Oregon DATA Project
This organization agrees to provide feedback, and grants permission to OEPDC to post that feedback: 
Yes

Easy CBM Institute

Julie Alonzo, a CBM developer from University of Oregon will provide an overview and hands on practice using the EasyCBM program.  This program provides districts with an online formative assessment system which includes reading and mathematics screening and progress measures for grades K-8, and planning to expand to K-12.  Participants should bring a laptop computer, or at least have one computer between three people.  She will also answer questions specific to local context during the last half hour of the presentation.

Contact Name: 
Jodi Vizzini
Contact Email: 
Jodi_vizzini@soesd.k12.or.us
Host/Sponsoring Organization: 
Southern Oregon ESD
Major Learning Outcomes: 
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding about the computer-based program, how to effectively operate the system, implementation with students and how to use the data to inform instruction.
How is the proposed event aligned with NSDC quality standards?: 
•Requires skillful school and district leaders who guide continuous instructional improvement. •Requires resources to support adult learning and collaboration. •Uses disaggregated student data to determine adult learning priorities, monitor progress, and help sustain continuous improvement. •Prepares educators to apply research to decision making. •Uses learning strategies appropriate to the intended goal. •Prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning environments, and hold high expectations for their academic achievement. •Deepens educators' content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately.
How will the proposed event assist schools in meeting school improvement objectives?: 
Effective use of EasyCBM assists schools in confirming skills in tier I, and determining effectiveness of intervention strategies for tier II and III. Allows school to examine progress toward high academic achievement for all students.
This organization agrees to provide feedback, and grants permission to OEPDC to post that feedback: 
Yes

Credit by Proficiency

This workshop is hosted by Southern Oregon ESD with guest presenters Scott Reed and Julie Lafayette from Taft 7-12 in Lincoln City.  Their school has had significant success with implementation of proficiency based education and their willingness to share is a great opportuntity for other Oregon educators.


Location:
Rogue Community College
Table Rock Campus
7800 Pacific Avenue
White City, OR 97503
Room 184
 

Contact Name: 
Jodi Vizzini
Contact Email: 
jodi_vizzini@soesd.k12.or.us
Host/Sponsoring Organization: 
Southern Oregon ESD
Major Learning Outcomes: 
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of proficiency based education and reports, the successes and challenges of implementaton, and concrete examples of processes and documentation.
How is the proposed event aligned with NSDC quality standards?: 
•Requires skillful school and district leaders who guide continuous instructional improvement. •Requires resources to support adult learning and collaboration. •Uses disaggregated student data to determine adult learning priorities, monitor progress, and help sustain continuous improvement. •Uses multiple sources of information to guide improvement and demonstrate its impact. •Uses learning strategies appropriate to the intended goal. •Prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning environments, and hold high expectations for their academic achievement.
How will the proposed event assist schools in meeting school improvement objectives?: 
Regardless of individual school improvement goals, proficiency based education provides a higher level of individual data and focus, and allows school to give students credit for knowledge acquired in non-traditional classroom teaching. This allows for greater flexability in school design to meet student's needs and school improvement goals.
This organization agrees to provide feedback, and grants permission to OEPDC to post that feedback: 
Yes

Teaching the way children learn

Citation: 
Falk, B. (2008). Teaching the way children learn. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. ISBN: 978-0807749289

Aimed at pK-5 teachers, this book provides examples of effective, project-based, interdisciplinary curriculum, teaching for understanding through active learning, strategies to involve families in schools, and alternative methods of preparing children for standardized tests.

Teach like a champion: 49 techniques that put students on the path to college

Citation: 
Lemov, D. (2010) Teach like a champion: 49 techniques that put students on the path to college. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0470550472

This book explains specific, practical techniques that the best teachers employ to help all kids be successful learners. Contains DVD of 25 video clips of teachers demonstrating the techniques in the classroom.

Center on Continuous Instructional Improvement (CCII)

CCII is engaged in research and development on tools, processes, and policies intended to promote the continuous improvement of instructional practice. In particular, CCII investigates four ideas that are central to instructional improvement: 1) learning progressions, 2) formative assessment, 3) adaptive instruction, and 4) knowledge management in support of continuous improvements.

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