MiELA Network Institutes

MiELA Network Institutes
Please select 1 full day session OR 2 half day sessions. You will be in the same breakout sessions all 3 days.
When:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
Where:
Lansing Center
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

 
Participants will begin to see the big picture of the writing units and how they work together. They will develop an understanding of the importance of balanced literacy, formative and summative writing assessments along with goal setting while conferring
    Learning Targets:
  • I can locate and navigate the website to find the MAISA Kindergarten writing units, the graphic organizers, lesson plans and resources.
  • I will begin to understand the importance of balanced literacy, immersion lessons, along with the scope and sequence of the units.
  • I will begin to integrate conferring and goal setting along with formative and summative writing assessments.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
In this three day workshop we will learn what integrated reading workshop looks like in a Kindergarten classroom. Be prepared for hands-on, active engagement as we cover topics including: daily routines, reading tool kits, anchor charts, conferring and assessments. Come learn with us!
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
  • I understand the structure of a mini-lesson and can use it to improve student learning.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my reading instruction.
  • I understand the role of interactive read alouds and shared reading to support student learning.
  • I can use reading assessments to inform the next steps of reading instruction for individual students, small groups and my whole class.
  • I can create and effectively use Reading Tool Kits to help students grow as readers.
  • I can create and effectively use anchor charts to improve student learning.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Recommended for first time attendees.
In this three day workshop, participants will be immersed in the writer’s workshop structure and gain a deeper understanding of the MAISA writing units. This workshop is geared toward those just beginning to use the MAISA writing units and those searching for a deeper understanding of how to use the workshop model as a way to enhance student writing.
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
  • I can use the architecture of a mini-lesson to accelerate student learning.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I can use mentor texts to demonstrate authentic writing as a way to support student learning.
  • I can use student work, assessment, and the workshop model to inform the next steps of instruction.
  • I can modify my instruction for individual students, small groups, and my whole class.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Recommended for first time attendees.
In this three day workshop, you will earn to inspire the LOVE of reading by helping kids become avid, engaged, skilled life long readers through a readers workshop approach. Learn about purposeful and meaningful strategies of proficient reading. Move children forward in their reading development through direct explicit assessment based instruction. The only prerequisite for our exciting session is to come with an open mind to learn, share, and collaborate with fellow colleagues
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
  • I understand the architecture of a mini-lesson and can use it to accelerate student learning.
  • I understand the role of student independent practice and provide for it in my classroom structure.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I understand the role of interactive read alouds and shared reading to support student learning.
  • I can use reading assessment to inform the next steps of reading instruction.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
In this three day workshop, participants will understand how MAISA fits into a balanced literacy framework.  They will create a network of ideas for all parts of the framework with a focus on the MAISA units.  In addition, participants will learn the basics of how to launch a reading workshop in their classrooms.
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
  • I understand the architecture of a mini-lesson and can use it to accelerate learning.
  • I understand the role of student independent practice and provide it in my classroom structure.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I understand the role of mentor texts to support student learning.
  • I can use student work, self and formative assessment, and the workshop model to inform the next steps of instruction.
  • I can then modify my instruction for individual students, small groups, and my whole class.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Just jumping into Writer's Workshop? Need some direction with the MAISA Writing Units? This three-day session will break down the Workshop style and MAISA units in grades 3-5. This interactive session with also include the integration of the many pieces of our ELA curriculum (grammar, spelling, vocabulary). Learning Targets:
  • I can implement Writer's Workshop effectively to improve student writing.
  • I can understand the structure of the MAISA Units well enough to use them with my students
  • I can integrate MAISA into my broader ELA curriculum (grammar, spelling, vocabulary).
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
This course is designed for third- to fifth-grade teachers entering their first or second year of Readers' Workshop. Teachers will learn how Maisa workshops are planned and implemented, and will also learn how to use technology resources to assist student learning. There will be plenty of time for collaboration and discussion Learning Targets:
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
  • I understand the architecture of a mini-lesson.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I can use student work, assessments, and the workshop model to inform the next steps of instruction.
  • I can use technology tools to assist instruction
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 4:15 AM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Are you getting the most out of your K-1 reading assessments? Are they aligned with your balanced literacy curriculum and research based? In this three ½-day workshop, we will be presenting early elementary reading assessments and strategies that you can take back to your classroom. Collaborative discussions, demonstrations, and presentations will guide our learning.
*If you work with older readers who are reading at K-1st grade levels, feel free to join this group.

Learning Targets:

  • I can create a scope and sequence of balanced literacy assessments aligned to current CCSS that effectively monitors and measures reading growth in students.
  • I can access multiple assessment tools to determine my students' current reading strengths and needed next steps.
  • I can create a system of record keeping.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
In this half day session, we will explore the unique needs of struggling readers. Special populations including; English Learners, children living in poverty and other students at risk will be considered. We will share how MAISA units and the workshop model can meet the needs of readers at all levels. This session will be appropriate for K-2 classroom teachers, interventionists, reading specialists, and literacy coaches.
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use research supported instructional practices to promote growth for struggling readers. (SIOP)
  • I can use a workshop model to implement essential best practices of literacy. (Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy).

  • Within this model:
  • I can support small groups of readers with various instructional strategies.
  • I can meet the motivational and behavioral needs of reluctant readers.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Have you enjoyed implementing MAISA ELA units and watching your students grow as readers, authors, and thinkers?  Do your students ask for more reading time and want to share their reading and writing with their peers?  And yet, your have a few struggling readers who want to read like everyone else but just can’t.  Are the effects of living in poverty impacting your students' ability to read and write well? And are you pulling your hair out trying everything you can think of and still not getting the outcomes you desire? If you are searching for effective strategies to help your struggling readers and writers achieve success, we will share powerful research-informed strategies which build literacy skills. We will also share tips for growing literacy confidence in your students.
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use research supported instructional practices to promote growth for struggling readers.
  • I can use a wide range of questioning strategies to promote deeper levels of thinking and understanding for developing readers.
  • I can meet the motivational and behavioral needs of reluctant readers.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Looking for innovative ways to use technology to enhance your teaching practice in readers and writers workshop? In this three ½-day workshop, you will walk away with a plethora of Ideas and apps to use with technology. Come learn with teachers who are using iPads and Chromebooks.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of scope and sequence of readers and writers workshop as modeled through the MAISA units.

Learning Targets:

  • I can demonstrate and foster creative thinking and innovation.
  • I can promote communication and collaboration with digital media.
  • I can assist my students in applying digital tools for research.
  • I can assist my students in understanding the importance of digital citizenship.
  • I can use my own knowledge of the workshop model and incorporate my technology where I see fit.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Have you been wondering where the Language Standards are mysteriously hiding? Look no more! This is NOT your Grandma's Grammar. In this three day workshop, we will focus on embedding grammar into our MAISA Writing Units, or other student centered writing workshop, through the exploration of additional mini-lessons to raise the bar of your students' writing. Participants will engage in the craft of using assessments to lift student writing through intentional instructional practices. Participants are encouraged to bring student On Demand writing assessments for each text type from the 2015-2016 school year.

Learning Targets:

  • I can articulate the Language Standards that are required of my students.
  • I can use the Grammar Glossary as a resource.
  • I can use the Grammar Curriculum Calendar to support my use of the MAISA Writing Units or any student centered writing workshop.
  • I can embed the Grammar Lessons within the MAISA Writing Units, or any student centered writing workshop, to raise the quality of student writing.
  • I can communicate to students how to lift the quality of their writing through grammar revision and the editing process.
  • I can create, with intentional purpose, other student learning opportunities through embedding grammar into my Balanced Literacy.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
In this three ½-day workshop, we focus on conferring as the "heart" of reading and writing workshop! It informs and guides instruction, monitors student growth, and provides timely feedback. "Conferences aren't the icing on the cake, they ARE the cake." - Carl Anderson

Learning Targets:

  • I can learn strategies to engage effectively and collaboratively with students through conferring.
  • I can use formative assessments to guide the focus of my student conferences.
  • I can develop a culture and routines to support effective conferring
  • I can creative effective and practical record keeping systems in conferring.
  • I can support a collaborative community of readers and writers
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Now that you are comfortable teaching reading using the workshop model, are you ready to for the next steps? This session will explore the components of balanced literacy such as: word work, interactive writing/ read aloud, and close reading with shared reading. How does this fits into an already packed day. Together, we will discuss and develop ways to integrate the components of balanced literacy across our day, week and unit. The highlight is work with Visible Thinking!

Learning Targets:

  • Defining and sorting through the different components of balanced literacy and how they fit across your day and week.
  • Identifying ways Reading, Writing, science, and social studies units can intersect and support one another.
  • Investigating how students can use accountable talk to push their thinking a develop big ideas
  • Learn how to use Visible Thinking to support reading, writing, and thinking work in the content area.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
In this session, participants will focus on the informational essay unit, learning how to move from the traditional informational essay to a multimedia project that includes the student creation of an infographic. Participants will learn how to help students analyze and understand print and multimedia resources to determine credibility as they decide how to visually incorporate this information into their final product. This session will be best suited for participants who have access to technology in their buildings and who have a working knowledge of the MAISA informational writing unit.

Learning Targets:

  • I understand the reciprocity of reading and writing as they support literacy growth and critical thinking.
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
  • I understand the role of student independent practice and provide for it in my classroom structure.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I understand the role of discourse to support student engagement and depth of thinking.
  • I can teach students to analyze various types of media to determine credibility and discern what information can be used in their work
  • I can teach students how to analyze and understand features of nonprint texts
  • I understand how the research, information gathering, and organization processes are similar in both a traditional essay and a multimedia project
  • I can use various tools for creating multimedia projects
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Welcome to MiELA! Are you new to the MAISA Units? Are you in need of support for launching the units or matching them with classroom needs and expectations? If yes, than this session is for you.

Learning Targets:

  • I understand the connection between reading and writing as they support literacy growth and critical thinking.
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
  • I understand the architecture of a mini-lesson and can use it to accelerate student learning in both reading and writing.
  • I understand the role of student independent practice and provide for it in my classroom structure.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I understand the role of read alouds, mentor text analysis, daily journaling and modeled writing as supports for student learning.
  • I understand the role of student talk, peer feedback and conferring to support student engagement and depth of thinking.
  • I can use formative and summative assessment of reading and writing to inform the next steps of instruction.
  • I can use a variety of strategies to support reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Do you cringe at the thought of grading a pile of student papers? Are you frustrated with collecting data and wondering how to use it effectively? What is assessment really about, anyway? To learn how to engage students in the assessment process and make it more meaningful for everyone, come learn with us in this three ½-day workshop.

Learning Targets:

  • I can use a learning progression as the backbone of my assessment tools.
  • I can assess my students’ work in a variety of ways, both formative and summative.
  • I can use formative assessments to plan my instruction.
  • I can use a learning progression to teach my students to assess themselves.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
In this three ½-day workshop, participants will learn the advantages of using close reading strategies to build deeper student interaction with text. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to learn, practice, and develop multiple close reading activities that can be taken back and used effectively with students. Time will be provided for reflection and planning in addition to learning the research based strategies.

Learning Targets:

  • I can specify the level of depth needed for students to make logical inferences and cite text evidence to support conclusions drawn about text.
  • I can develop lessons and activities that allow students to interact with text in order to analyze development of characters and summarize key ideas and details.
  • I can analyze a text on multiple levels in order to help students synthesize the moves an author makes to communicate the overall message conveyed to the reader.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Recommended for attendees new to or with limited experience with the MAISA Units. Participants will learn how to concurrently launch the first two recommended MAISA Units (Launching the Writer’s Notebook and Independent Reading) and how to create a community of writers.
    Learning Targets:
  • I can lead my students in creating a safe community of writers and readers through Capturing Kids Hearts, PBIS, effect size, etc.
  • I can lead student-centered activities that increase my student’s critical thinking, writing and reading skills through a balanced literacy approach.
  • I can understand the interconnected nature of the foundational MAISA Units.
  • I can adapt the MAISA Units to fit my classroom’s and my needs.
  • I can incorporate grammar and vocabulary instruction into my adaptation of the MAISA Units.
  • I can apply the MAISA Units to fit my personal time frame and curriculum needs
  • I can apply the MAISA Units to increase my student’s SAT achievement.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
In this session we will focus on close and critical reading skills students need to be successful. The session will talk about strategies used in the MAISA units themselves, and some extras that the presenters have found to be successful. Participants can expect to see student examples and lesson modifications that have been used in teaching grades 9-11, mini-lessons adapted to the workshop classroom, and other useful resources. Also, some time will be spent connecting the learning in the classroom to standardized tests such as the SAT.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I understand the balanced literacy approach to reading and writing as they support literacy growth and critical thinking.
  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom
  • I understand the architecture of a mini-lesson and can use it to accelerate student learning in both reading and writing
  • I can model for students how to make careful and deliberate use of evidence as they read and write
  • I can understand how the MAISA units support skills needed for the PSAT/SAT
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Teachers who teach about the Holocaust or other incidents of genocide, trauma, or injustice, or who assign narrative texts that deliver a story of traumatic history, take on the difficult challenge of balancing how much historical context to pass along during instruction, versus how much representation students need to make the learning personal and powerful. These teachers also often discover that teaching about the Holocaust and other traumatic histories can be some of the richest and most rewarding teaching that they ever do. Participants in this three-day workshop will be asked to think about the difficult histories and narratives of this content as both teachers and students. They will learn a number of pedagogical approaches to the content that allows them to meet the literacy standards of both English/Language Arts best practices, and the best literacy practices of social studies instruction. This workshop is interdisciplinary and process-focused in nature, so it is appropriate for both E/LA teachers and SS teachers.

Learning Targets:

  • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of inquiry and learning in my classroom.
  • I understand how the reading, writing, and other assignments of a genocide unit require a consideration of instructional balance between historical context and personal relevance.
  • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
  • I understand that texts for Holocaust and genocide education can include fiction and non-fiction print and non-print media, and my text choices should meet grade-level and content area objectives.
  • I can understand how the MAISA units support skills needed for the PSAT/SAT.
  • I understand the USHMM guidelines for Holocaust Education.
  • I understand how the performance and assessment tasks of a genocide unit can include personal or formal tasks, and my performance and assessment choices should meet grade-level and content area objectives.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Learning Targets:
  • I can demonstrate and foster creative thinking and innovation.
  • I can promote communication and collaboration with digital media.
  • I can assist my students in applying digital tools for research.
  • I can assist my students in understanding the importance of digital citizenship
  • I can use my own knowledge of the workshop model and incorporate technology where I see fit.
Time:
6/27/2017 8:30 AM - 6/29/2017 12:00 PM
6/27/2017 8:30 AM
Are you getting the most out of your K-1 reading assessments? Are they aligned with your balanced literacy curriculum and research based? In this three ½-day workshop, we will be presenting early elementary reading assessments and strategies that you can take back to your classroom. Collaborative discussions, demonstrations, and presentations will guide our learning.
*If you work with older readers who are reading at K-1st grade levels, feel free to join this group.

Learning Targets:

  • I can create a scope and sequence of balanced literacy assessments aligned to current CCSS that effectively monitors and measures reading growth in students.
  • I can access multiple assessment tools to determine my students' current reading strengths and needed next steps.
  • I can create a system of record keeping.
Time:
6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 1:00 PM
In this half day session, we will explore the unique needs of struggling readers. Special populations including; English Learners, children living in poverty and other students at risk will be considered. We will share how MAISA units and the workshop model can meet the needs of readers at all levels. This session will be appropriate for K-2 classroom teachers, interventionists, reading specialists, and literacy coaches.
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use research supported instructional practices to promote growth for struggling readers. (SIOP)
  • I can use a workshop model to implement essential best practices of literacy. (Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy).

  • Within this model:
  • I can support small groups of readers with various instructional strategies.
  • I can meet the motivational and behavioral needs of reluctant readers.
Time:
6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
6/27/2017 1:00 PM
Have you enjoyed implementing MAISA ELA units and watching your students grow as readers, authors, and thinkers?  Do your students ask for more reading time and want to share their reading and writing with their peers?  And yet, your have a few struggling readers who want to read like everyone else but just can’t.  Are the effects of living in poverty impacting your students' ability to read and write well? And are you pulling your hair out trying everything you can think of and still not getting the outcomes you desire? If you are searching for effective strategies to help your struggling readers and writers achieve success, we will share powerful research-informed strategies which build literacy skills. We will also share tips for growing literacy confidence in your students.
    Learning Targets:
  • I can use research supported instructional practices to promote growth for struggling readers.
  • I can use a wide range of questioning strategies to promote deeper levels of thinking and understanding for developing readers.
  • I can meet the motivational and behavioral needs of reluctant readers.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    Looking for innovative ways to use technology to enhance your teaching practice in readers and writers workshop? In this three ½-day workshop, you will walk away with a plethora of Ideas and apps to use with technology. Come learn with teachers who are using iPads and Chromebooks.

    Prerequisite: Working knowledge of scope and sequence of readers and writers workshop as modeled through the MAISA units.

    Learning Targets:

    • I can demonstrate and foster creative thinking and innovation.
    • I can promote communication and collaboration with digital media.
    • I can assist my students in applying digital tools for research.
    • I can assist my students in understanding the importance of digital citizenship.
    • I can use my own knowledge of the workshop model and incorporate my technology where I see fit.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    Have you been wondering where the Language Standards are mysteriously hiding?  Look no more!  This is NOT your Grandma's Grammar.  In this three day workshop, we will focus on embedding grammar into our MAISA Writing Units, or other student centered writing workshop, through the exploration of additional mini-lessons to raise the bar of your students' writing.  Participants will engage in the craft of using assessments to lift student writing through intentional instructional practices.  Participants are encouraged to bring student On Demand writing assessments for each text type from the 2015-2016 school year.

    Learning Targets:

    • I can articulate the Language Standards that are required of my students.
    • I can use the Grammar Glossary as a resource.
    • I can use the Grammar Curriculum Calendar to  support my use of the MAISA Writing Units or any student centered writing workshop.
    • I can embed the Grammar Lessons within the MAISA Writing Units, or any student centered writing workshop, to raise the quality of student writing.
    • I can communicate to students how to lift the quality of their writing through grammar revision and the editing process.
    • I can create, with intentional purpose, other student learning opportunities through embedding grammar into my Balanced Literacy.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    In this three ½-day workshop, we focus on conferring as the "heart" of reading and writing workshop! It informs and guides instruction, monitors student growth, and provides timely feedback. "Conferences aren't the icing on the cake, they ARE the cake." - Carl Anderson

    Learning Targets:

    • I can learn strategies to engage effectively and collaboratively with students through conferring.
    • I can use formative assessments to guide the focus of my student conferences.
    • I can develop a culture and routines to support effective conferring
    • I can creative effective and practical record keeping systems in conferring.
    • I can support a collaborative community of readers and writers
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    Now that you are comfortable teaching reading using the workshop model, are you ready to for the next steps? This session will explore the components of balanced literacy such as: word work, interactive writing/ read aloud, and close reading with shared reading. How does this fits into an already packed day. Together, we will discuss and develop ways to integrate the components of balanced literacy across our day, week and unit. The highlight is work with Visible Thinking!

    Learning Targets:

    • Defining and sorting through the different components of balanced literacy and how they fit across your day and week.
    • Identifying ways Reading, Writing, science, and social studies units can intersect and support one another.
    • Investigating how students can use accountable talk to push their thinking a develop big ideas
    • Learn how to use Visible Thinking to support reading, writing, and thinking work in the content area.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    In this three day workshop, as a participant, you will be immersed in a reading/writing workshop model, while learning engaging ways to integrate the reading/writing MAISA units. You will walk away with strategies to weave the units together in an authentic way, while also learning how this work will help your students with skills needed for the PSAT/SAT.

    Learning Targets:

    • I understand the reciprocity of reading and writing as they support literacy growth and critical thinking.
    • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom.
    • I understand the architecture of a mini-lesson and can use it to accelerate student learning in both reading and writing.
    • I understand the role of student independent practice and provide for it in my classroom structure.
    • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
    • I understand the role of interactive read alouds, shared reading, mentor texts, and modeled writing as supports for student learning.
    • I understand the role of discourse to support student engagement and depth of thinking.
    • I can use assessment of reading and writing to inform the next steps of instruction for individual students, small groups, and my whole class.
    • I can use a variety of strategies to support reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction.
    • I can understand how the MAISA units support skills needed for the PSAT/SAT
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    Do you cringe at the thought of grading a pile of student papers? Are you frustrated with collecting data and wondering how to use it effectively? What is assessment really about, anyway? To learn how to engage students in the assessment process and make it more meaningful for everyone, come learn with us in this three ½-day workshop.

    Learning Targets:

    • I can use a learning progression as the backbone of my assessment tools.
    • I can assess my students’ work in a variety of ways, both formative and summative.
    • I can use formative assessments to plan my instruction.
    • I can use a learning progression to teach my students to assess themselves.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    In this three ½-day workshop, participants will learn the advantages of using close reading strategies to build deeper student interaction with text. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to learn, practice, and develop multiple close reading activities that can be taken back and used effectively with students. Time will be provided for reflection and planning in addition to learning the research based strategies.

    Learning Targets:

    • I can specify the level of depth needed for students to make logical inferences and cite text evidence to support conclusions drawn about text.
    • I can develop lessons and activities that allow students to interact with text in order to analyze development of characters and summarize key ideas and details.
    • I can analyze a text on multiple levels in order to help students synthesize the moves an author makes to communicate the overall message conveyed to the reader.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    The session will feature a participant-centered style where participants are encouraged to bring and share their most effectives lessons, ideas, activities, etc. It is recommended for attendees experienced with the MAISA Units.  Participants will collaborate on their experiences and practices that support the MAISA Units.  Participants will also learn techniques for enhancing their current work with the MAISA Units.
      Learning Targets:
    • I will participate by sharing how I deliver and execute the MAISA Units.
    • I will learn the following featured techniques:  
      • Community
      • Notebooks
      • Anchor Charts
      • Anchor Texts
      • Coaxing and Cueing
      • Conferring
      • MAISA Unit Personalization
    • I will acquire at least one new effective lesson, idea or activity that I will apply in my delivery and execution of the MAISA Units.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    What writing skills do we insist that students know? What resources do we use to support our students? Please join your presenters for this session as they walk you through the writing that is essential in the MAISA units. Participants will learn strategies that are related to argument and informational writing to help develop the lessons in their own way. Student samples and subtle modifications will be shown . Also, some time will be spent connecting the learning in the classroom to standardized tests such as the SAT
    • I can use the MAISA Model Unit documents to plan my instruction.
    • I understand the balanced literacy approach to reading and writing as they support literacy growth and critical thinking.
    • I can use workshop routines to develop a culture of learning in my classroom
    • I understand the architecture of a mini-lesson and can use it to accelerate student learning in both reading and writing
    • I can model for students how to make careful and deliberate use of evidence as they read and write
    • I can understand how the MAISA units support skills needed for the PSAT/SAT
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM
    Learning Targets:
    • I can demonstrate and foster creative thinking and innovation.
    • I can promote communication and collaboration with digital media.
    • I can assist my students in applying digital tools for research.
    • I can assist my students in understanding the importance of digital citizenship
    • I can use my own knowledge of the workshop model and incorporate technology where I see fit.
    Time:
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM - 6/29/2017 4:15 PM
    6/27/2017 1:00 PM

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