On August 8th, Washoe will launch its K-6 CCSS professional development calendar with a day devoted to literacy outcomes. Site leads worked with personnel from Curriculum & Instruction to preview “sessions” (here) and get a basic feel for the structure of the day. August 8th will include a keynote, work with the Instructional Practice Guides, and content that is relevant and fits the focus on a school’s School Performance Plan.
Schools chose three sessions, from fifteen offerings, that were in keeping with a school’s goals. Each session explores items related to the instructional shifts and the Instructional Practice Guides The sessions are all self-contained and require no background before engaging in the content.
The sessions are diverse exploring the Basal Alignment Project; Social Emotional Learning; Formative Assessment; English Language Learners; Writing to Sources; Speaking and Listening; Building a Coherent Body of Knowledge; Interactive Notebooks; 5 Big Ideas within CCSS; SBAC; 21st Century Learning; Depth and Complexity Icons, and Text Complexity. You can gain full access to the sessions by joining the August 8th Edmodo group here.