MS Literacy: Literacy Routine Combinations
September 28, 2017: Teachers learned about literacy routine combinations to target specific subskills. Schools also shared developing tools around reading and discourse habits to track progress over time.
MS Literacy: Writing Across Content Areas - Thought Bubbles
May 18, 2017: Teachers used the Annotation routine to unpack the new Thought Bubbles routine, planning its incorporation over the next month with a continued consideration of John Hattie’s data for improving student achievement.
Middle School Math Instructional Routines - Connecting Representations: Part 2 of 2
February 13, 2017: In Part Two of this series, math teachers experienced and learned the Connecting Representations instructional routine: identifying how instructional routines support ambitious teaching, analyzing tasks to use it for specific instructional purposes, and problem solving potential challenges during implementation.
MS Literacy: Writing Across Content Areas - Growing Statements
January 26, 2017: Teachers considered commonly used elements of statement writing, such as ‘fact’, ‘kernel’ and ‘reaction’ in an introduction to Growing Statements, and then debriefed using the Paraphrase routine. Then, they planned an incorporation of the new writing routine over the next month.
Assistant Principal Literacy Routines Afternoon
December 6, 2016: Participants used the Annotation, Silent Graffiti and Silent Carousel routines to consider the definition, purpose and potential of instructional routines in literacy across all content areas.
Middle School Math Instructional Routines - Contemplate then Calculate: Part 1 of 2
November 8, 2016: In Part One of this series, math teachers considered the purpose, definition and potential of instructional routines. They experienced and learned Contemplate then Calculate: rehearsing its facilitation, analyzing tasks to use it for specific instructional purposes, and problem solving potential challenges during implementation.
MS Literacy: Writing Across Content Areas - Note-Taking
November 3, 2016: As an introduction to the new Note-Taking routine (Sort-Connect-Reflect), teachers participated in Silent Graffiti and Silent Carousel routines, and then planned incorporation of the note-taking writing strategy over the next month.
MS Literacy Handbook Workshop - Writing: Part 3 of 3
June 6, 2016: Teachers concluded the literacy workshop series with an introduction to Sentence Cards and Word Bank, presenting their use of a discourse strategy in their classroom and then planning a literacy strategy incorporation for the following school year.
MS Literacy Handbook Workshop - Discourse: Part 2 of 3
May 19, 2016: At the second workshop in this series, teachers were introduced to the discourse section of the literacy handbook, learned about the process of adapting a strategy, and co-planned with a partner to incorporate the strategy over the next month.
MS Literacy Handbook Workshop - Reading: Part 1 of 3
March 8, 2016: Teachers joined us for a first glimpse of the cross-content literacy handbook, deep diving into a reading strategy of their choice.