Instructor: Liz Mackowick

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With the district focus on relationships and the building focus on relationships, it seems natural to start the day building and cultivating those relationships. Using Responsive Classroom's, The Morning Meeting Book, we will be able to have a framework to set up this time with students.
October 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023
The Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST?) is the only solution that combines Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) and Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) to transform the way teachers measure and monitor student progress in reading, math and social-emotional behavior - with faster, more effective results.
August 1, 2022 to June 1, 2023
Teachers facing the challenge of meeting the diverse reading needs of students will find the structure and tools they need in Jan Richardson's powerful approach to guided reading. Richardson has identified the essential components of an effective guided reading lesson: targeted assessments, data analysis that pinpoints specific strategies students need, and the use of guided writing to support the reading process.
December 1, 2022 to April 1, 2023
Teachers provide meaningful, independent work to do when they are not meeting with the teacher at the table. The Daily 5 gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain meaningful independent work, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. By following this simple and proven structure, teachers can move from a harried classroom toward one that hums with productive and engaged learners.
December 1, 2022 to April 1, 2023
This course has been developed in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Instruction and the AIM Institute for Learning & Research. It is designed for educators who are committed to learning about the connection between reading research, theoretical models of reading, and best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom.
December 1, 2022 to June 1, 2023