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Arkansas Math Standards and Next Generation Assessment

Audience: math teachers, instructional facilitators, curriculum leaders

Length: 6 hours

 

Description: Participants will deepen their understanding of the shifts required in math instruction. Are conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and real-world applications part of your daily math routines? Participants will explore several sources for content-rich tasks as outlined in the Arkansas Standards.

 

Results: Participants will create their own chart showing them areas of strength and areas that need additional instructional planning.

 

 

Are You Hitting the Target? Analyze Your Literacy Block to be Sure

Audience: K-11 Literacy teachers, instructional facilitators, curriculum leaders

Length: 12 hours

 

Description: Participants will receive a copy of our Zoom! Document so that they can take their Literacy Units and make sure they are meeting the text requirements, reading and writing expectations, research tasks, and performance tasks as outlined in the Arkansas Standards in preparation for next-generation assessment item types.

 

Results: Participants will create their own chart showing them areas of strength and areas that need additional instructional planning.

 

 

Value of Rich Content: Do You Know the Hidden Treasures?

Audience: K-11 ELA, Art, or Social Studies teachers

Length: 6 hours

 

Description: Discover the strengths of teaching skills using rich content! Why is it important? What does it look like?

 

Results: Participants leave with a deep knowledge of the resources available, why they are important, and how to use them.

 

 

Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the K-8 Science Classroom

Audience: K-8 science teachers, instructional facilitators

Length: 6 hours

 

Description: The heat has been turned up on expectations for science.  Our students need rich experiences and exposure, but we don’t have materials/resources.  Let’s take a look at FREE digital resources that will make our classrooms engaging and meaningful.  We will spend the day exploring OERs for science, learning how to save and organize files, and planning for the year ahead.

 

As a result of this work participants will…

  • be able to locate free science resources for the purposes of planning and utilizing with students.

  • be able to save and organize a variety of file types.

  • beginning compiling resources specific to their grade level(s).

 

 

Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom

Audience: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

Length: 1 day each

 

Description: How do you fuse Arkansas Literacy Standards and Social Studies content?

We’ll take a look at these topics:

Analysis - Close Reading - Presentation - Research - Text Types - Vocabulary – Writing through the lens of a Social Studies teacher.



Results: Participants will explore resources and develop lesson plans that address both content and literacy expectations.



 

Literacy in the Science Classroom

Audience: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

Length: 1 day each

 

Description: How do you fuse Arkansas Literacy Standards and Science content?

We’ll take a look at these topics:

Analysis - Close Reading - Presentation - Research - Text Types - Vocabulary – Writing through the lens of a Science teacher.

 

Results: Participants will explore resources and develop lesson plans that address both content and literacy expectations.

 

 

Literacy in the Arts

Audience: Teachers of art, music, drama

Length: 1 day

 

Description: How do you fuse Arkansas Literacy Standards and the Arts?

We’ll take a look at these topics:

Analysis - Close Reading - Presentation - Research - Text Types - Vocabulary – Writing through the lens of an Art teacher.

 

Results: Participants will explore resources and develop lesson plans that address both content and literacy expectations.