ELA in the afternoon with Cheryl Dodds & Bonnie Gregware
8:30 am – 3:00 pm (Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.)
Cost: $100 per participant, based on 25 participants
Why do we need to change learning standards and how do the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts reflect that change?
This all-day session will allow participants to actively engage in a discussion of the introductory documents to seek answers to those questions. The NYS Next Generation Mathematics and English Language Arts Learning Standards are a result of a two-year exercise in reflective practice that has demonstrated how a collaborative process of review can create a stronger, more focused, and cohesive set of learning outcomes, accessible for all types of learners. Participants will look at how standards are defined, how they relate to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and how they impact student learning. It will also include discussions around how the introductory documents can be used as meaningful tools to guide local decisions about instructional practice, curriculum and local assessment. Each participant will work with grade level colleagues to engage in a conversation around the implications and design a creative way to bring this information back to their district/schools.
Participants will become familiar with the evolution of the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. Participants will focus on the similarities and differences between the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics and the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards and how districts can use the support crosswalk documents to develop a needs assessment with respect to student learning, curriculum, and instruction.
Participants will become familiar with the revisions embedded in the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards and compare the NYS P-12 CCLS for ELA and the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards using the supporting crosswalk document to gauge needs with respect to student learning, curriculum, and instruction. Participants will also be exposed to the basics of how to determine the complexity of a piece of text and presented with additional information from the work of the NYS Early Learning Task Force.
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