2014

Inquiry Institute: Unit and Lesson Planning for Meeting and Exceeding the CCSS

Registration information will be sent out with confirmation of acceptance into workshop

Boise, Idaho – Pre - Institute May 4, 2014 Institute: June 16-20, 2014
Fort Hall, Idaho - Pre - Institute TBD Institute June 23-27, 2014
Coeur D'Alene - Pre - Institute TBD Institute June 23-27, 2014

State Department of Education in partnership with Boise State National Writing Project and Northwest Inland Writing Project:

"Transitioning to Common Core – Preparing Idaho's Students for College and Career Readiness" Narrative Writing

This three day workshop will focus on the integrated nature of the Idaho Core Standards with a special emphasis on narrative text types (including poetry) and writing. Participants of all grade levels and all content areas will engage in activities that help them prepare lessons and a unit plan that is focused on the Idaho Core Standards at their grade level.

Boise, Idaho June 23-25, 2014
Caldwell, Idaho June 30-July 2, 2014
Fort Hall, Idaho June 30-July 2, 2014
Twin Falls, Idaho July 7-9, 2014
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho July 14-16, 2014

Idaho Council of International Reading Association:

Literacy Conference:

The Idaho Council of the International Reading Association (ICIRA) offering: Boise State Literacy Department & the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) bring you: Tell Me a Story Literacy Conference - April 25-26, 2014

Distinguished Voices in Education

Summer Institute at ISU, Charlotte Danielson, Keynote Speaker,
May 28-29, 2014

Supporting teachers across the professional career continuum
Aithor of the book, Enhancing Student Achievement: A Framework for School Improvement.

  • The Framework for Teaching:4 Domains
  • Aligning the Framework resources
  • Implementation of Idaho Core Standards
  • Building capacity for schools

For registration information visit: www.isucu.org
Sponsored by: ISU College of Education & ISU Credit Union

For Principals: Idaho Core Implementation Working Group Led by Mel Riddile

Implementing the Idaho Core Standards means change management for all schools: transforming instructional design and delivery while building a positive culture of learning are tall orders. The SDE is pleased to announce a series of sequenced workshop dates over the coming school year focused on strategic planning and implementation problem solving on an ongoing basis. These dates are not repeats of the same single day workshop but hands on evolving work sessions tailored to the unique needs of the participants. You can still join this ongoing work that will continue into school year 2014-2015.

NIWP's Spring Conference on Common Core Literacy: Growing Confident Readers & Writers

Looking for ways to integrate the Idaho Core into your class? Attending NIWP's Spring Conference on Common Core Literacy: Growing Confident Readers & Writersis the perfect place to gain both Core knowledge & an energy-boost. You'll walk away with classroom-proven strategies, Core-aligned methods, and a new energy that will rejuvenate your teaching this spring.

Who: All K-12 ELA & Content-Area Teachers
Where: Spokane Convention Center
When: March 4-5, 2014
Keynote: Gerry Duffy, author of Explaining Reading: a Resource for Teaching Concepts, Skills, and Strategies
Cost: $95


Idaho Core Standards Professional Development

The Idaho State Department of Education's staff and regional Idaho Core coaches provide quality professional development on the Idaho Core Standards throughout the year. The following is a list of workshops that have been completed as of July 21, 2014:

Key Shifts Open Workshop
Region I July 11, 2014 (Sandpoint)

EQuIP for Teachers
This workshop explored the question "What Makes a Quality Unit?" through the lens of the EQuIP rubric, a tool for evaluating instructional materials and the extent to which they are aligned to the Common Core.
Region II July 9-11, 2014 (Lewiston)
Region III July 15-16, 2014 (Nampa)

EQuIP Part I for Administrators
This workshop explored the question "What Makes a Quality Unit?" through the lens of the EQuIP rubric, a tool for evaluating instructional materials and the extent to which they are aligned to the Common Core.
Region III January 9, 2014 (Boise)
Region V & VI February 18, 2014 (Idaho Falls)
Region V & VI April 10, 2014 (Fort Hall)
Region III April 10, 2014 (Boise)

EQuIP Part II for Administrators
This workshop continues working with the EQuIP Rubric with a focus on text-based questioning. Classroom discussion was explored as well as writing from texts and scoring a complete unit using the rubric.
Region III January 15, 2014 (Idaho Falls)
Region V & VI February 26, 2014 (Fort Hall)
Region III April 17, 2014 (Boise)
Region V & VI April 18, 2014 (Idaho Falls)

Transforming School Culture to Meet the Idaho Core
How does authentic, lasting change happen? This workshop is open to all administrators and district leaders in Region III. Your Idaho Core Teachers from Region III will take you through an exploration of the possibilities for getting all teachers on board with the Idaho Core and teaching for College and Career Readiness. You will be invited to reflect on your progress in this area and to look at next steps for your school and/or district. This will be an interactive workshop with Idaho Core aligned classroom strategies modeled throughout.
Region III February 7, 2014 (Meridian)
Region III February 28, 2014 (Nampa)
Region II May 9, 2014 (Lewiston)
Region VI May 19, 2014 (Rigby)
Region II June 25, 2014 (Lewiston)

Building a Better Paper
For the first portion of the workshop we will look at the Idaho Core Standards. Then we will practice annotation strategies that help students gather text based evidence. Finally, we will practice shaping and organizing that evidence into coherent and meaningful pieces of writing.

Region III February 24, 2014 (Bruneau)
Region III April 21, 2014 (Bruneau)

The following workshops were canceled due to lack of participant registrations:

  • Region III EQuIP Part I for Administrators February 20, 2014 (Nampa) Canceled
  • Region IV: EQuIP Part II for Administrators February 25, 2014 (Twin Falls) Canceled
  • Region III EQuIP Part II for Administrators February 27, 2014 (Nampa) Canceled
  • Region IV: Leading Schools Toward Excellence through the Idaho Core
    This is a hands-on workshop for School Leadership that will explore transforming school culture through effective teacher collaboration and PD, using the opportunities of the Idaho Core.
  • Region IV: March 18, 2014 (Twin Falls) Canceled
  • Region II: Key Shifts of the Idaho Core
    Keeping hearing about the key shifts of the Idaho Core but still wondering what they are? This workshop provides active learning about the key shifts and facilitated work time for embedding a key shift (or more) into your own lesson.
  • Region II: June 10, 2014 (Lewiston)
  • Region II: March 20, 2014 (Lewiston) Canceled
  • Region IV: EQuIP for Administrators May 23, 2014 (Twin Falls) Canceled

2013

Idaho Core Standards Professional Development in October

The Idaho State Department of Education's staff and regional Idaho Core coaches will be providing quality professional development on the Idaho Core Standards during the October in-service days. The following is a list of workshops or conferences that will include quality professional development on the Idaho Core Standards:

Finding a Smarter Balance

Idaho Science Teachers Association, Idaho Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Idaho Science, Math and Technology Coalition
October 3-4, 2013
Century High School, Pocatello
To register, please visit http://www.idscienceteachers.org/register-for-the-conference/
For questions, please contact Earla Durfee at durfeeea@sd25.us.

Crossing the Bridge to Uncertainty: Common Core and Common Practices

The Idaho Council of Teachers of English
October 3-4, 2013
Twin Falls High School, Twin Falls
To register, visit http://www.idahocte.com/Pages/default.aspx.

2013 National Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)/Idaho Partnership Conference

National Division of Learning Disabilities, Idaho Council for Exceptional Children, Idaho School Psychology Association, Idaho Division of Learning Disabilities, and the Idaho State Department of Education
October 3-4, 2013
Sun Valley Inn, Sun Valley
To register, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2013-idaho-national-dld-conference/event-summary-610e9c7c33974e81b9fbcd4295160b4b.aspx
For questions, please contact Richard Henderson at rhenderson@sde.idaho.gov.

Regional ELA/Literacy Regional Workshops

Idaho Core Regional Coaches for ELA/Literacy are hosting regional workshops during October days. Find a workshop near you:

  • Region 1: Idaho Core Standards Overview Workshop
    October 3, 2013 in Mullan. To register, contact Laura Hughes at laurah@mullanschools.org for times and place.
    October 4, 2013 in Calder. To register, contact the Avery School District at (208) 245-2479 for directions and general questions.
  • Region 2: Common Core Literacy: Integrating Writing & Language Usage
    October 3, 2013
    Specifically for K-6 teachers
    Quality Inn, Clarkston, WA
    To register, visit https://idcorelit-region-ii.eventbrite.com/.
    If you have questions, contact April Niemela at idahocore2@gmail.com.
  • Region 3: Boise State Writing Project Conference
    October 4, 2013
    Student Union Building, Farnsworth Room, Boise State campus, Boise
    To register, e-mail dawnbrown1@boisestate.edu or jwilhelm@boisestate.edu
  • Region 4: Crossing the Bridge to Uncertainty: Common Core and Common Practices
    Idaho Council of Teachers of English
    October 3-4, 2013
    Twin Falls High School
    To register, visit http://www.idahocte.com/Pages/default.aspx.
  • Region 5/6: Core-Powered Education
    Idaho Core Regional Coaches
    October 3-4, 2013
    Shoshone-Bannock Events Center, Fort Hall
    To register or for more information, visit https://core-powered-oct-3-4.eventbrite.com/. If you have questions, contact Ann Stevenson at idahocore5@gmail.com or Merri Ann Drake at idahocore6@gmail.com.
Orchestrating Productive Teaching: Statewide Regional Mathematics Academies

The Idaho State Department of Education is partnering with institutions of higher education across the state to host three Statewide Regional Mathematics Academies this year. These free, two-day conferences will focus on professional development in mathematics for K-12 teachers. The emphasis will be on orchestrating productive teaching. Dr. Brad Findell from The Ohio State University, who helped develop the Common Core State Standards that Idaho chose to adopt in 2011, will be a featured keynote speaker. If you have questions, please contact Tena Welfring at twelfring@sde.idaho.gov.

Here are details on the Statewide Regional Mathematics Academies:

Archived Professional Development
Workshops
Webinars
Northwest Inland Writing Project

Spring 2013:

2012

button College & Career Readiness / High School Summit
Common Core State Standards and the road to College and Career Readiness.

What needs to happen to affect school-wide change? Dr. Mel Riddile will assist principals and their leadership teams in answering that question and more as he leads principals in transitioning to the Common Core State Standards.

Associate Director for High School Services
Mel Riddile is the Associate Director for High School Services. He is the former Principal of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia and T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Riddile was the 2006 Met Life/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year and the 2005 Virginia High School Principal of the Year. His work as a high school principal in diverse, high poverty high schools has earned him both national and international recognition.

High School Mathematics and Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

How will it look and where to begin? Dr. Bradford Findell will assist high school mathematics teachers with practical steps in making the shift to the Common Core State Standards.

Bradford Findell, PhD, was a member of the Mathematics Work Team for the Common Core State Standards and is Past President of the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics. He has taught mathematics courses and lessons in elementary through graduate school, focusing mostly on high school and undergraduate mathematics and on the preparation and professional development of teachers.

When: October 4th & 5th - 8:30am to 4:30pm each day (Breakfast & lunch are included)
Where: Boise State University, Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom

There is no registration fee. Please register at this link.

English Language Arts and Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

Want to improve your teaching with Informational and Argument Texts in ways that will meet and exceed the Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing in grades 3-12 and across the curriculum?

The SDE will be teaming up with the Boise State Writing Project to help teachers explore resources and techniques to assist them in the implementation of the ELA CCSS. This two-day workshop will introduce you to new ideas and strategies for the explicit teaching of argument and informational texts, as well as show participants where to find some on-line resources to help in the implementation of the CCSS.


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button 2012 MTI - CCSS Math Webinars

The 2012 MTI webinars are designed to support school personnel in implementing the concepts and instructional strategies from the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI) course. In addition, the webinars focus on building familiarity and understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by examining strategies, models and contexts that support their implementation. Please Click Here for more information and to register for the webinars.


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