Curriculum Leadership Academy VII

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 VII is scheduled for six days. Participants will need to attend all six days to complete the certification. To register please click here.

Session Dates & Location:
March 18-20, 2013 
July 11-12, 2013 
November 11, 2013

Region 16 Cleveland Street Center
1601 S. Cleveland 
Amarillo, TX 79102

 

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.

New Essential Curriculum for 21st Century Learners: Short Term - Upgrades for Classroom Instruction; Long Term - New Versions of Schools Program Planning

Dr. Heidi Hayes JacobsPresenter: Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Workshop Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (Two Days)
Registration fee: $385, ($335 for Texas ASCD members)

To schedule this session in your area, contact our office.

Summary: Children entering kindergarten will be the class of 2023.  What year are we preparing our learners for?

Whatever we choose to include in our current curriculum and in our school programs, we are preparing children for their future.  Based on her latest models and strategies in her soon to be released ASCD book- Curriculum 21: New Essential Curriculum for 21st Century Learners, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will share specific practices to provide your learners with a dynamic educative experience.  Over the two days, Dr. Jacobs will show participants how to upgrade content, skills, and assessments with contemporary replacements. She will take a step by step approach to examining each of the disciplines and consider three basic questions: What do we cut? What do we keep?  What do we create?  A special focus will be on new interdisciplinary themes and problems that should be integrated into the classroom ranging from sustainability to media literacy to globalizing the curriculum.

She will go on to challenge participants with new approaches to school program structures including newer schedules, new designs for both physical and virtual space, grouping patterns for students and the adults who teach them.  You will learn about new approaches that range from incremental changes in schools that are helping teachers meet in effective strategic grouping patterns such as targeted vertical teams and cross-disciplinary high school literacy teams.  But, she will also ask us to look to the future and new directions such as virtual learning magnets and new directions in school architecture and schedules.   This will be a cutting edge program  showing  how we can harness technology and new levels of global communication to create a more engaging and personal experience for our 21st century learners.

DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools and districts, K-12, on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum reform, assessment analysis and strategic planning.  She has served as an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, from 1981 to the present.  She has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education Department at Lincoln Center, Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean,  the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments. The fundamental backbone of her experience comes from her years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York.