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I really loved Professional Developer Tools session-Patty Graner. The SIM landscape has changed and I appreciate a look at what is new.

Small hannah image hannahsacra19 Almost 2 years ago

Using CE Graphics for Essay Writing

The session with Jan Bulgren regarding using CE Graphics for Essay Writing was very insightful. Writing has not been a required component of District Assessments in Iowa in the past, but writing will become a requirement in 2018-19.  I expect districts will be more thoughtful and spend more time on writing skills. The idea of using CE Graphics for Essay Writing will be very helpful as districts work to prepare students to have the writing skills to be successful on the new state assessments.
Small photo on 8 20 18 at 1.46 pm presley Over 2 years ago

I attended the Proficiency inTheme Writing (Narrative) Strategy session. I love the writing strategies!

I attended the Proficiency inTheme Writing (Narrative) Strategy session.  I love the writing strategies!  This one has a wonderful template for building the writing.
Small d0486fcb5e02e309649790f57898ffb2 syoungers Over 2 years ago

Cue Do Review...it's not just for devices

Excellent presentation about the Cue Do Review routine of the Content Enhancement Routines.  One thing that struck me was, Cue, Do, Review is key to make this more student-centered as opposed to teacher-centered. This is a big paradigm shift for people. Janice shared a Padlet that has a wealth of resources that I hope to return to often.  This padlet will be most helpful in planning professional development for me.
Small me clee99 Over 2 years ago

Differentiated Visual Tools

The DVT session was interesting. I would have liked to know more about getting training on the DVT and if there are any major differences in the Cue Do Review process for these as opposed to the Routines. 
Small img 20170308 181345 cbeachboard Over 3 years ago

Coaching approaches

The coaching discussion shows how different perceptions of coaching are among coaches themselves. We have several directive mindsets and several dialogical mindsets, and that mindset has a direct effect on coaching interactions from the start. The issue of fidelity to the SIM strategies becomes a tricky facet for coaches who want to follow that model with fidelity but also want to foster a sense of independence in teachers as they grow as professionals. There's a balance to be had there, but I don't think that balance is easy to articulate. 
Small photo sharon-thomas Over 3 years ago

Block Party! Neal Kingstson's Keynote

Key points from Neal Kingstson's Keynote were given to each participant to discuss in pairs, small groups, and whole group formats.

Blue statement: "We have a problem in assessment and we need to admit we have a problem."

Green statement: "I think sometimes educators are lost..."

Pink statement: At one point Neil talked about accessibility as opposed to accommodation and referenced universal design. My question is: how can we move more toward universal design for Strategy Instruction? ~ D. Mossburg
Small photo melissa-fazzino Over 3 years ago

I liked Patty's group exercise for discussion of the Keynote speaker. It was also good to see the comparison of Fusion and Xtreme.

Small fb1e567b5c0244700d63c3d5382c3f82 retired6 Over 3 years ago

I enjoyed listening to the presenters that talked about a checklist for teachers who are trying to earn badges for the different levels.





Small img 0930 203 tinaspen213 Over 3 years ago

Theme writing Informative

It was great having Jean "Zoom" in to share the information. She presented the information in a concise way, and I feel I could take the information back to my district and provide the professional development for staff in my district.
Small profile photo maggie_davis Over 3 years ago

Proficiency in Theme Writing for Informative Essays. I would like to incorporate this into our undergraduate strategies instruction course.

Small b3aa62f8b9ec9d5e5f12057e10436d6c dberlinghoff Over 3 years ago