Thursday, September 27, 2018

Super Saturday Year 2, NGSS Foundations and Lesson Design

Register for Professional Development 

Super Saturday Teacher Academy - Moving Theory to Action with Equity


Super Saturday Teacher Academy Year II is a continuation and deepening, the work of implementing Equity and Culturally Conscious Teaching Principles (CCTP). The participants will engage in 3 Saturday professional learning sessions, grounded in the research of Teacher Efficacy and Educational Equity, the training sessions will guide site administrators and teacher leaders with aligning; mindset, instructional planning and culturally conscious teaching to reaching the academic and behavior needs of all students. The cohort will examine and implement research-based practices and methodologies through the cycle of a continuous cycle of improvement and racial/cultural consciousness. 


In alignment with key district’s initiatives, many of the training outcomes will provide experiential learning for the participants, the following (but not limited to), will be covered; cultural consideration to multi-tiered system of support (MTSS); techniques to facilitate instructional planning time, understanding the intersectionality of race/culture and teaching practices, implementation of culturally responsive classroom management strategies. 

The professional learning sessions will provide the participants the opportunity to engage in small and large group discussions. Equity article discussions and case study scenarios will guide the participants to practice the training session outcomes. Lastly, the academy will have inter-session assignments to gain key learning in moving educational theory to daily practice. 

These three sessions will build upon one another, each one will be new, unique content. All sessions will run from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM in the Board Room at the Central Office. Click the link to register for each individual session. Search SUPER SATURDAY and register all three!
Saturday, October 13th 
Saturday, January 26th
Saturday, April 6th


NGSS Foundations for Grades 3-5


This three part series will provide a foundational introduction to NGSS in the elementary classroom. The series will build from one session to the next, but you are not required to attend all sessions. Sessions are on the following dates:
October 3, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 7, 2018

  • A demonstration to illustrate the foundational aspects of NGSS instruction in K-8 science classrooms 
  • An interactive session about navigating the NGSS framework and standards documents. 
  • The identification of correlations between Common Core and NGSS 

NGSS Lesson Design for Grades 6-8

This three-part series will provide lesson design support for NGSS in the middle grades classroom. The series will build from one session to the next, but you are not required to attend all sessions. Sessions are on the following dates:
October 3, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 7, 2018

  • An experiential lesson that will show how NGSS instruction can look in a 6-8 science classroom. 
  • An interactive session focusing on navigating the NGSS framework and standards documents and PQM literacy and sense-making framework. 
  • A structured dialogue about a vision for the integrated science classroom. 

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