Tag Archives: Robert Pondiscio

Literacy Unit Project, Session 3

Third through fifth grade teachers continued to make progress on developing literacy units, mapped to essential understandings, that stretch across all three grades. Those EUs have been finalized and include: How does conflict and compromise shape culture? How does setting … Continue reading

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November 4th Presentation Materials–with Pondiscio Video Links

As part of the November 4th Professional Learning Day, K-3 educators from 18 different sites gathered for a Core Knowledge Rendezvous. The day focused on a taped presentation by Robert Pondiscio (part 1 here and part 2 here) followed by … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Professional Development ‘Sessions’

Washoe’s elementary teachers worked through a number of Common Core sessions as part of the district’s professional development launch. The sessions, all of which can be accessed on Edmodo (group link here) include content to connect to CCSS in the … Continue reading

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Recent Trainings

We have conducted a number of training over the last three workdays and those materials are listed below. These included activities around the Core Task Project and work with Shift 1—Building a Coherent Body of Knowledge. Core Task Project PowerPoint … Continue reading

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School Psychologists Review Shift 1

School district psychologist learned more about the “instructional shifts” with specific attention to shift 1—building a coherent body of knowledge with rich non-fiction text. The videos, which included a review of a MetaMetrics study and a presentation by Robert Pondiscio, … Continue reading

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Administrators Complete First Session of, “Leading the Core: ELA CCSS”

District leaders participated in the first session of, Leading The Core: ELA CCSS. The course is designed for administrators interested in supporting teachers, parents and community partners as they work with the ELA Common Core State Standards.  Through a lens … Continue reading

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6th Grade Teachers Train on Shift 1 and the BAP

On Election Day, 6th grade middle school teachers gathered to learn more about Shift 1—building a coherent body of knowledge—and the Basal Alignment Project. The 6th grade BAP code for Edmodo is 4k33tz. If you are unfamiliar with Edmodo, you … Continue reading

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