Curriculum Leaders | February 20

Instructional Topic | Next Generation Science Standards

AGENDA
  1. Addressing NGSS course sequencing at the high school level, by Nicole Duncan of Albany School District
  2. Shifts in state assessment, presentation by Bryan Toller, an ODE Assessment Specialist
  3. Professional development opportunities to improve NGSS Implementation, by Maddy Ahearn
  4. Display of NGSS-friendly Curriculum. CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE AGENDA.

Resources  | Contact Maddy Ahearn

STEM Equity

Assessment

Professional Development

Course Sequencing & Curriculum Selection

Curriculum Leaders | January 2018

On January 16, the department of Instruction, Equity and Partnerships is hosting an information sharing and gathering convening exclusively for Curriculum Leaders from Lane ESD Component Districts. We invite you to come and share with us and with each other your questions, concerns and needs. Our job (Lane ESD Staff) is simply to “host the topic, gather information, make sure folks have equal air time when giving their input, and keep the conversation going.” As we have done in the past, you are welcome to join us for networking, coffee, and pastries at 9:30 am. Meeting starts promptly at 10:00 O’clock and ends at 11:30. SEE FULL AGENDA

The following are proposed topics for discussion.

  • Re-evaluate symposium topics, structure of the symposium and informational meetings
  • Where are you on NGSS Implementation? What would you like offered in the February Symposium?
  • What would you like to see showcased at April’s/STEM/CTE Summit?
  • Measure 98 – Districts’ Update (What’s working for you, challenges, etc.)
  • Skillful Teaching, feedback from prior participants, future needs, Spring offerings?
  • Math K-12 PD needs/wishes
  • Future CTE Teacher Recruitment: Needs, tactics, strategies.
  • Beginning CTE teacher instructional support
  • PD or PLC groups for CTE teachers
  • MediaNet Services (Media Library, Science Kits, STEM/CTE resources, etc.)
  • Health and PE Curriculum Adoption – Who’s adopting? Mandatory PE hours?
Every other month, we will continue to host symposium-style meetings to discuss Instructional topics similar to the symposia we have held in the past. Coming UP:
  • February 20 Symposium Instructional Topic: Planning for Successful NGSS Implementation
  • March 20: CLs Information Sharing/Gathering
  • April 17: Annual Lane ESD and Component Districts CTE/STEM Summit
  • May 15: CLs Information Sharing/Gathering
Thanks again for your collaboration!

Curriculum Leaders | December 2017

FROM: Maddy Ahearn, Lane ESD STEM Specialist

We look forward to welcoming you to our December 12th Curriculum Leaders Symposium focused on Instructional Technology. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of research-based methods for improving the integration of instructional technology and have ample opportunity to hear about efforts in districts in our county and across the state. This symposium will include an option for staying for lunch and attending two break-out sessions to dig deeper on topics of choice (see options below).

You are encouraged to bring district/building admin as well as teachers that represent leaders in instructional technology. Districts are encouraged to bring teams of 2-4. Registration HERE.

We are thrilled to have a dynamic presenter joining us, Jennifer Gingerich. Jennifer was a classroom teacher turned instructional technology trainer and works with ODE’s Statewide Ed Tech Cadre as well as districts across the state and county. She will facilitate conversations and explorations of equity in instruction technology and three technology lens: TPACK, ISTE and SAMR.

Participants will select two of the following break-out sessions to learn more:

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Single-Sign On (SSO) facilitated by our Beaverton and Eugene partners so they can share their lessons learned in selecting and implementing these tools.
  • Open Education Resources (OERs) where you can collaborate about free online tools and hear cautions and advice about the implementation of these tools.
  • Technology for increased accessibility where you can learn about Springfield’s integration of Google Read & Write and other powerful technologies that have worked to include more of our students.

Curriculum Leaders | November 2017

Jeff Todahl The October Curriculum Leaders Symposium featured a presentation by Dr. Jeff Todahl on the topic “Trauma informed instructional practices that build a safe and caring school culture as well as the impact on child/teen behavior and learning.” A second session was facilitated the following week by Bethel’s central office administrators, Superintendent Chris Parra and Special Education Director, Amy Tidwell . They shared their district’s  journey, processes, strategies, and systemic approach to implementing Trauma Informed Instructional Practices. See October 17, Curriculum Leaders Agenda.

Dr. Tina Gutierez-Schmich We are happy to announce this month’s CLs’ Symposium topic “Restorative Practices, through a practitioner’s lens.” Dr. Tina Gutierez-Schmich, Bethel’s Equity Director, will be helping facilitate the conversation. She will give a brief introduction to Restorative Practices, provide a brief overview of Bethel’s journey, the district’s approach and theoretical framework.

Following Tina’s presentation, a panel of district and building administrators will share their own experiences with implementing Restorative Practices and discuss the implications for their staff, student and the parent community. Go to the November 21 Curriculum Leaders Google Agenda to access list of resources to deepen your knowledge and understanding on Restorative Practices. Today’s Power Point Presentation.

SAVE THE DATE | Curriculum Leaders | December 12

We look forward to welcoming you to our December 12th Curriculum Leaders Symposium focused on Instructional Technology. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of research-based methods for improving the integration of instructional technology and have ample opportunity to hear about efforts in districts in our county and across the state. This symposium will include an option for staying for lunch and attending two break-out sessions to dig deeper on topics of choice. You are encouraged to bring district/building admin as well as teachers that represent leaders in instructional technology. Districts are encouraged to bring teams of 2-4. Registration HERE.

Curriculum Leaders, September 2017

We are kicking off this year’s Curriculum Leaders Symposium Topics with Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain.  See September 19 | Curriculum Leaders Agenda.

Photo of Zaretta Hammond

During her two-day visit in Lane County, Zaretta will deliver a comprehensive introduction to Culturally Responsive Teaching and the neuroscience behind it. Zaretta, a former writing teacher, is an education consultant who supports schools around the country in creating more culturally responsive instruction.

Throughout Zaretta’s equity-focused professional development and school support of over 18 years, she dispels the urban myths and misconceptions about culturally responsive teaching. She affirms that “a big myth is that CRT is about motivating students of color by mentioning cultural facts or naming famous people of color.” She also offers that “culturally responsive teaching” is less about “motivating disengaged students” and more about “rebuilding trust with them through a learning partnership, using that rapport and trust to get permission from students to push them into their zone of proximal development.” …Continue reading

Quick Reads for Instructional Leaders

Read Ken Marshall’s review of the article “Four Characteristics of High Performing Leaders.”  Although written for the business community, Ken offers concepts that are applicable to educational leaders looking for ways to set new professional goals for building principals and/or staff in leadership positions. Enjoy.

Effective leaders decide with speed and conviction, engage for impact, adapt proactively, and deliver reliably on their commitments

PS. Don’t miss our end of the year Curriculum Leaders Symposium, Tuesday June 20: Effective Ways of accessing, utilizing, and sharing data for systemic change.

Curriculum Leaders | May 2017

John Niebergall

Hi Tech Manufacturing Showcase | Advanced Manufacturing Technology

On May 16, Lane ESD and the Curriculum Leaders Forum hosted special guest, White House Champion of Change and Oregon Fab Lab Expert John Niebergall.  John shared with us about his adventures aboard the Oregon Fab Lab bringing High Tech Skills to students all across Oregon.  Also, local CTE teachers extraordinaire Polly Kohl (Thurston HS) and Chris McGowan (Willamette HS) with several of their students demonstrated the skills developed in their Career and Tech Education Courses. Discussion Topics Included: Advanced Manufacturing Technology, High Tech Software and Hardware in the Classroom, Computer Assisted Design (CAD), 3D Printing, Robotics, Digital Vinyl Cutting, Lean Manufacturing, MakerSpace How-To, And Much More!

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