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Learning Interchange
National Writing Institute

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Day 1: Thursday, January 24th
  8:00   Online registration and Coffee
S. Koba 8:30 Introduction to work
Content Specialists 9:00 Sample units: Where are the standards?
S. Koba 9:30 What does it mean to align with standards?
  10:00   Break 
W. Clarke 10:15 What does it mean to understand?
10:45 Work Session #1
Standards Clarification
Standards to understandings
Essential questions
Knowledge and skills
Team critique within groups
12:15 Lunch
   1:00   Continue Work Session #1 
W. Clarke 1:30 Air and share poster session
2:00 Review feedback and rethink work
W. Clarke
G. Breaz
3:00 Introduction to CGLI site and Unit of Practice template
3:15 Enter work to point into the template
4:00 Closure
Assignment: Anticipation Guide
Readings in inquiry
Day 2: Friday, January 25th
W. Clarke 8:00 Coffee
Dialogue Groups: What is effective assessment
W. Clarke 8:45 Overview of assessment
9:00 Work Session #2
Map formative and summative assessments
Develop Summative Performance Assessment
Team critique within groups 
Modify based on feedback 
Enter work into template 
W. Clarke
J. Drummer
Is this inquiry-based?
Introduction to Inquiry
Study a sample
Reflect on the tools
12:15 Lunch
B. Pawloski 1:00 Technology Infusion
Overview of Resources
2:00 Work Session #3
Logically sequence the concepts students must connect to gain understanding.
Brainstorm activities that you have used that address these concepts.
Order the activities to match the conceptual sequence.
Determine lesson development responsibilities (who does what).
3:30 Closure
Day 3: Saturday, January 26th
W. Clarke
G. Breaz
8:00 Coffee
Introduction to Lesson Plan Organizer and Template
8:15 Begin Work Session #4
Critique activities & identify ways to make them more inquiry-based.
Critique activities & identify ways to make effectively infuse technology.
Review the draft lessons to determine additional formative assessments that would enhance student learning (will they develop the knowledge and skills?)
Review the draft lessons and fine-tune the summative performance assessment you wrote (will they reach understanding?)
Develop rubrics.
Write lesson abstracts to complete your extended unit of study.
Fully develop individual lessons to allow students' construction of understanding through inquiry and technology infusion.
11:15 Share and Critique
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Continue Work Session #4
3:30 Closure


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