Curriculum Leadership Academy XI

To identify and prepare the next generation of curriculum and instructional leaders.

Purpose:
Texas ASCD, as the premier professional organization for curriculum and instruction in Texas, is committed to the identification and professional development of individuals who currently provide leadership or aspire to be in positions of leadership in the areas of curriculum and instruction.

Audience:
Central office personnel with curriculum leadership responsibilities. However this session is beneficial for anyone involved in curriculum development and implementation regardless of the experience (lead teachers, department heads, principals, superintendents, curriculum directors, and central office support staff).

Outcomes
• Develop a deep understanding of the concepts, processes, and skills required to organize, lead, and systemically improve curriculum design and delivery.
• Know how to use data to improve student academic performance using conceptual tools and processes for decision-making.
• Provide research-based best practices necessary to align, design and delivery in ways that engage students in meaningful, authentic learning.
• Establish professional networks where professional learning and job alike dialogue is promoted and supported.

Focus
• Systemic Approach to Curriculum Development
• Curriculum Design
• Assessment FOR Learning
• Curriculum Delivery-Instruction
• Technology and the Digital Learner
• Accountability of Learning
• Connecting the Dots

The Curriculum Leadership Academy XI is scheduled for six days. Participants will need to attend all six days to complete the certification. To register please click here.

Session Dates:
September 23-24, 2014
October 16-17, 2014
January 12-13, 2015

Session Location:
Region 7 Education Service Center
1909 N. Longview St.
Kilgore, TX 75662

Expectations:
1. Attend and participate actively in all scheduled academy sessions.
2. Develop a Curriculum Management Plan
3. Complete and submit final evaluation of the academy

6-day Academy Registration Fee:
$1,500
This includes all six days of the academy, continental breakfast/lunch, a notebook of materials, and certification.

Active Literacy


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Active Literacy

Presenter: Jeanne Tribuzzi

Workshop Times: 9 am - 4 pm
Registration Time: 8:30 am
Registration Fee:
One Day Institute: $175 ($150 Texas ASCD members)
Two Day Academy: $349, ($295 for Texas ASCD members)

For more information of to schedule this workshop at your district cal 512-477-8200.

Establishing the components of an effective literacy program is a structural cornerstone for improving student performance across the grades and subject areas. Jeanne Tribuzzi will facilitate hands- on experiences as participants view models of best-practice curriculum and instruction, focusing on the foundational levels of literacy, literacy across all levels and disciplines, and skills needed to be critical consumers and creators of media.

Participants will:

  • Identify ways to establish a rigorous literacy program to benchmark and increase student performance in K-8 literacy, as well as in the content disciplines
  • Create process and product expectations to allow for flexibility and consistency within a language arts program
  • Integrate active literacy strategies across the disciplines to equip every teacher as a language teacher
  • Expand articulated curriculum to include the components of 21st century literacy

Jeanne Tribuzzi is the Director of English Language Arts, ESL and Second Language in the West Seneca Central School District in West Seneca, NY. She has been an educator in West Seneca, NY for 23 years.  Having served in a variety of roles, Jeanne has been a primary classroom teacher, a middle school English teacher, the Director of Staff Development and is now the Director of English Language Arts, ESL and Second Language.  She completed her MS and BS in Elementary Education and English and earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration at SUNY Buffalo.  She is a doctoral candidate at the University at Buffalo in NY and is a faculty member of Curriculum 21 with Dr. Heidi Hayes-Jacobs. Jeanne works with schools both nationally and internationally, in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment and has worked extensively in the area of literacy to help schools meet rigorous standards.  She presents at the ASCD conference each year and at the Curriculum Mapping conference each summer.

Designing the 21st Century Classroom

Anne Shaw

Presenter: Anne Shaw
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Two-Days)
Registration fee: $349, ($295 for Texas ASCD members)

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this academy at your location.

Workshop overview:
“Education is serious, but that doesn’t mean it has to be grim.”  “I don’t think we’re in Kansas any more.”  “Schools are killing creativity.”  These quotes by William Glasser, Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) and Sir Ken Robinson illustrate the philosophy of 21st Century Schools which is incorporated into all our professional development and curriculum design.  The way we are educating children worldwide must change, and this is why:

Diversity - Globalization and immigration have created a society of increased diversity. Old and new social issues demand an informed, concerned and empowered citizenry.

Standardized testing mania has made meaningful curriculum an endangered species. Find out why it's not an "either-or" situation - you can still teach the way you know you should and your kids will excel on their standardized tests! Read the research!

Technologies and Multimedia – our students were born into a media-saturated world.  Utilize these 21st century tools as the vehicles to implement your curriculum!

Media Literacies - Rapid developments in technology have brought many exciting changes to life in the new millennium, presenting new challenges for schools. Multiple new literacies are required to navigate the “forest of signs and symbols” of our globalized media culture. (Douglas Kellner, UCLA)

In this workshop we will address these issues, and more, as you . . .

Learn Curriculum Design and Classroom Strategies to:
  • Meet the needs of your students – differentiated C&I,
  • Bring your classroom into the 21st century,
  • Exceed the standards,
  • Raise standardized test scores,
  • Maintain meaningful, authentic curriculum!

Anne Shaw Ms. Shaw has extensive teaching experience including first grade through the sixth in public and private schools, directing and teaching high school youth groups and summer programs, supervising student teachers at the University of Texas at Austin, and teaching undergraduate courses at UT Austin. Anne served as the district Staff Development Coordinator for Calhoun County ISD during her internship for her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at the University of Houston at Victoria, Texas. Ms. Shaw is a recognized international consultant.  In addition to working with schools and districts across the United States, her workshops have been attended by educators from Canada, India, Denmark, Australia, Chile, Russia and Mexico.  Anne Shaw is the Founder and Director of 21st Century Schools, a professional staff development and curriculum design consulting company.

Greening the Classroom and the Curriculum

Anne Shaw


Presenter:
Anne Shaw
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (One-Day Institute)
Registration fee: $175, ($150 for Texas ASCD members) 

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this academy at your location.

Workshop overview:
Discover how an integrated curriculum and enriched school environment link student learning and well-being and enhance student understanding about the natural world.  As John Dewey said more than 100 years ago, school lessons should be tied to the values and skills of the “real world”. 

Find out how to design a school, a classroom and a curriculum that is good for children AND ensure that, in this era of NCLB, content standards and 21st century knowledge and skills are learned to higher levels.  From school gardens, kitchen classrooms, and the lunch room to biodiversity, the environment, cultures, history and more – the content and connections are all there.   See real-world examples of what schools around the United States and the world are doing.  Receive an up-to-date list of excellent resources and current research to help you design your unique Green School and Classrooms.

Attend this one-day institute to learn the answers to these and other questions:
  • What is "green" education?
  • How do we create place-based curriculum?
  • How can my students meet their content standards and achieve high test scores through "green" education?
  • What about standardized testing?
  • How can I use "green" education to create a 21st century classroom?
  • What are some specific activities and projects I can do with my students to teach about nutrition, food, gardening, and various environmental issues - from food to alternative energies?
  • See examples of what other schools, teachers, students and communities are doing to make their education rigorous, relevant and real-world through Green Education.

 

Anne Shaw. Ms. Shaw has extensive teaching experience including first grade through the sixth in public and private schools, directing and teaching high school youth groups and summer programs, supervising student teachers at the University of Texas at Austin, and teaching undergraduate courses at UT Austin. Anne served as the district Staff Development Coordinator for Calhoun County ISD during her internship for her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at the University of Houston at Victoria, Texas. Ms. Shaw is a recognized international consultant.  In addition to working with schools and districts across the United States, her workshops have been attended by educators from Canada, India, Denmark, Australia, Chile, Russia and Mexico.  Anne Shaw is the Founder and Director of 21st Century Schools, a professional staff development and curriculum design consulting company.

Meeting the Challenge of Curriculum Alignment

Dr. Janis Jordan

Presenter: Dr. Janis Jordan
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration fee: $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this academy at your location.

Summary: Curriculum Alignment is a process that ensures the written, taught, and tested curricula are nested, coherent, and research-based.  This session will explore the essential steps of curriculum alignment within grade levels and content areas of the TEKS, while also uncovering "points of integration" that are aligned between content areas.   Participants will experience the steps of alignment as well as explore a plan to create systems in districts and schools to support this process through focused professional development experiences, the development of leadership layers, and data analysis.

Dr. Janis Jordan is currently the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Corpus Christi Independent School District.  She is responsible for the development and alignment of PK-12 curriculum at 62 campuses and serves as liaison to post-secondary institutions and business and industry.  In addition to having held teaching and administrative positions in small, medium, and large districts in Texas, Dr. Jordan is a nationally-recognized expert in curriculum integration, curriculum alignment, and curriculum development and has worked with numerous schools, districts, and state departments across the nation in implementing these and other innovations.

Who Should Attend: Administrators, Principals and Classroom teachers

 

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