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Reminder you will be building your own credit at the close of this event.  Each session will count 1.2 hours towards your credit.  You will collect certificates throughout the event to submit in MyLearningPlan at the conclusion of reIGNITE 2019. Digital Sessions will require the Digital Learning Artifact: bit.ly/jcpsdlcartifact.

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Literacy [clear filter]
Monday, August 12
 

10:35am

My Perspectives Secondary Core Curriculum Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: Participants will gain an understanding of JCPS beliefs of Core curriculum, understand strategies used in core curriculum, and explore core curriculum resources.

Description: This session is a condensed version of the summer half day ELA PD.  It offers an overview of the JCPS beliefs about core curriculum and balanced literacy, an introduction to teaching strategies and routines used in the secondary curriculum, My Perspectives, and a look at the online materials and resources of the program. Participants will leave with the brief overview of the secondary core curriculum.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 226

1:40pm

First Read, Close Read Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
In this session participants will have an understanding of first read and close read.  Participants will practice this strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.

Description:
In this session participants will understand and practice the first read, close read strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.  Participants will engage in conversation about how this strategy will help to deepen student thinking in regards to text. 


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 226

1:40pm

Reading/Writing Workshop in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Student choice is essential for student engagement. Giving students choice in what they read, write, and how they present their learning allows for students to show the extent of what they’ve learned. How can this model be incorporated with our new curriculum? Let’s sift through resources, discuss ideas, and plan.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 222

3:05pm

Addressing Literacy Standards Using Memes
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Middle and high school educators

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description:
Memes are a common form of expression for teenage students. Learn how to combine student interest in memes using Google Docs and Drawings in order to address literacy standards in a fun and engaging manner. Materials will be provided to ensure students do not encounter inappropriate content when creating memes. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Using the Common Core State Standard Progression Tool, participants will explore literacy standards and how they progress K-12. Lesson materials will be provided that allow students to safely use memes without fear of encountering inappropriate material. Participants will then learn how to create memes using Google Docs and Drawings that address the standards that they explored with the progression tool.  Sample lesson templates from multiple grade levels and subject areas will be shared that address the literacy standards. Materials will incorporate literature commonly used in schools, relevant science articles and primary source social studies documents.
Participants will practice what they learned by creating their own memes in a sample lesson template and have the opportunity to share them with others. As time permits, they can then modify the lesson materials to meet the personal needs of their students.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hinrichs

Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 220

3:05pm

Launching your Year with My Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand how a unit is set up and begin to plan for unit 1 using the tools in My Perspectives as well as proficiency scales.

Description: 
Launch your year right!  In this session participants will spend time exploring the set up of the first module of My Perspectives for their grade level, by exploring the theme, essential question and texts used in the first module. Participants will also understand how proficiency scales can be used to help gauge student progress throughout the unit. It is recommended that participants have attended either the half day Curriculum PD over the summer (July 9, 16, or 30) or have attended the reIGNITE session,  Secondary ELA Curriculum Introduction. 

Speakers
avatar for Dorlisa Johnson

Dorlisa Johnson

Executive Director of Middle School Education


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 225

3:05pm

Motivating Middle School Students To Read
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
It is my goal to find a way to bridge the gap between student’s virtual world and the classroom, in doing so, the benefits are endless. Students will begin taking ownership of their learning through reflection of their learning habits, students’ motivation to read will increase causing a domino effect at our school and in our community, and lastly students will foster a flame for learning by igniting reading.  

Description: 
As a middle school English Language Arts teacher, I am challenged with getting my students to read for pleasure; I am competing with a virtual world. I imagine most of my students getting home at the end of a school day, throwing their book bag on the couch, and logging on to their favorite video game. For some students, this is where they will settle in for a few hours and possibly play virtually with friends. Through different modes of research, studies have found a close link between reading motivation and student’s academic achievement (Falter Thomas, p. 46). If we can motivate students to read on their own and to enjoy reading, then we would take part in molding future life-long learners.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
The different modalities that will be used is Wix Website, Google Classroom, EdPuzzle, Hosting Book Tastings, Literature Circles, and Authentic Audiences.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Stilley

Chelsea Stilley

ELA Teacher, Innovation Academy Smithfield NC
I have been teaching elementary level for 6 years. This will be my first year teaching middle school! I am very excited about PBL and can't wait to kick off the new school year!


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 226

3:05pm

Reading/Writing Workshop in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Student choice is essential for student engagement. Giving students choice in what they read, write, and how they present their learning allows for students to show the extent of what they’ve learned. How can this model be incorporated with our new curriculum? Let’s sift through resources, discuss ideas, and plan.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 222
 
Tuesday, August 13
 

8:15am

"ELA Done Write:" Teaching Writing in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Writing is essential to the learning process and is used to enhance the cognitive skills of our students. Whether the writing is informal or formal, students need to understand the process in order to be academically successful. By understanding the writing process and giving multiple strategies, students can become writers.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 237

8:15am

Book Bites Cafe: Food for the Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Through a book tasting experience teachers will gain understanding on how to select "good fit" text selections to target standards and integrate content across all areas.

Description: 
Are you hungry for a good book?  Do your students struggle to choose books that target their interests and are within their reading level? Come and engage in a blended book tasting experience that will allow you to preview books both digitally and in print while integrating content literacy.  As you preview texts, you will use digital tools such as Google Forms, Flipgrid or Seesaw to critique whether or not a book is a good fit for instructional purposes.  To extend your learning you will be given resources that will allow you to create a book tasting event for your students, or to vet instructional resources during PLC meetings.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 

Google Slides Presentation
Print Material (books)
Digital Books
Google Forms

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Slomiany

Rachel Slomiany

English Teacher, Cleveland High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 220

8:15am

My Perspectives Secondary Core Curriculum Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: Participants will gain an understanding of JCPS beliefs of Core curriculum, understand strategies used in core curriculum, and explore core curriculum resources.

Description: This session is a condensed version of the summer half day ELA PD.  It offers an overview of the JCPS beliefs about core curriculum and balanced literacy, an introduction to teaching strategies and routines used in the secondary curriculum, My Perspectives, and a look at the online materials and resources of the program. Participants will leave with the brief overview of the secondary core curriculum.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 215

9:40am

Fire Up Your Vocabulary Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
In this session, participants will be able to (1) articulate the research behind word-consciousness and varied vocabulary instruction and their roles in building students’ interests in words; (2) explain the role of students in growing and shaping their own vocabulary through metacognitive practices; (3) describe the purpose and function of using vocabulary games, activities and digital tools to challenge students to reflect, think critically and communicate their ideas through participation in collaborative activities. (4) intentionally select vocabulary and create three activities for content area instruction. 

Description: 
Vocabulary acquisition and application are paramount to the building of student literacy skills, and often, even with our good intentions, we fall short in providing ample time for students to routinely interact and connect with new words.  In this session, participants will learn ways to cultivate word-consciousness in their students by integrating vocabulary investigation in daily classroom routines. Participants will leave with tools to enhance vocabulary instruction while empowering students to embrace the love of language.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
 
Kinesthetic, Visual, Written, Listening/Speaking (Whole group, small group, & individual exploration)

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 308

9:40am

First Read, Close Read Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
In this session participants will have an understanding of first read and close read.  Participants will practice this strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.

Description: 
In this session participants will understand and practice the first read, close read strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.  Participants will engage in conversation about how this strategy will help to deepen student thinking in regards to text. 


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 215

2:00pm

"ELA Done Write:" Teaching Writing in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Writing is essential to the learning process and is used to enhance the cognitive skills of our students. Whether the writing is informal or formal, students need to understand the process in order to be academically successful. By understanding the writing process and giving multiple strategies, students can become writers.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 237

2:00pm

Launching your Year with My Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand how a unit is set up and begin to plan for unit 1 using the tools in My Perspectives as well as proficiency scales.

Description: 
Launch your year right!  In this session participants will spend time exploring the set up of the first module of My Perspectives for their grade level, by exploring the theme, essential question and texts used in the first module. Participants will also understand how proficiency scales can be used to help gauge student progress throughout the unit. It is recommended that participants have attended either the half day Curriculum PD over the summer (July 9, 16, or 30) or have attended the reIGNITE session,  Secondary ELA Curriculum Introduction. 

Speakers
avatar for Dorlisa Johnson

Dorlisa Johnson

Executive Director of Middle School Education


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 215

2:00pm

Purposeful Alignment: Grants and the New ELA Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants should gain confidence in applying for grants to help them purchase resources that will enhance the new ELA curriculum.  Grant proposals should be aligned such that any requested resource directly relates to student learning and literacy objectives.

Description: 
This session will support teachers' general ability to write grants and will then focus specifically on writing grants to obtain resources to support the new ELA curriculum.  Teachers or other personnel should write proposals for resources that will enhance reading instruction for and be relevant to students (i.e., enhance what is readily available through the core curriculum).

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
 
In addition to providing general information, I will provide resource pathways based on need and/or interest for participants to explore.  Thus, the experience the participant has in the session is personalized and relevant to him/her.

Speakers
avatar for Cherry Johnson

Cherry Johnson

Director of Research and Grant Development
Before becoming Director of Research and Grant Development, Cherry served as one of the district's MTSS/CIA specialists. She has taught middle school Language Arts and Social Studies as well as English and Technical Writing at the college level. Cherry is passionate about leadership... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 220