The Network Team Institute: Overview and Agenda

OVERVIEW OF TRAINING

July 7-11, 2014
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OVERVIEW OF TRAINING

The July 2014 Network Team Institute (NTI) is a differentiated professional development training for Network Teams, Network Team Equivalents, and Network Team-selected ambassadors from across the state, held at the New York State Museum and Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY on July 7-11, 2014. The July Institute includes learning experiences that:

  • Prepare for a new year of implementation - building instructional skills for Common Core aligned intervention around student work and student responses
  • Share the 2014-2015 New York State Metrics & Expectations for teachers, principals, and Network Teams (the updated 2014-15 document is not available yet but will be soon, please refer to the 2013-2014 New York State Metrics & Expectations document for additional information)
  • Continue to deepen content knowledge associated with the Common Core State Standards
  • Apply deeper knowledge of standards, paired with tools and resources, to diagnose and meet needs of struggling learners
  • Leverage tools and guidance around change management, strategic planning, and feedback for growth around the Common Core

A Call for Principal Participation

 In response to strong and consistent feedback from the field, NTI will again be offering differentiated learning experiences for principals and principal supervisors. 

Principal ambassadors and principal supervisors who choose to participate will attend parallel sessions focused on building their capacity to establish and maintain systems to support high quality, rigorous, and deeply aligned implementation.  We are differentiating the entire Institute to provide principals with the tools they need to lead implementation of the Common Core Standards.  We are seeking a dramatic increase in principal participation.  Please reach out to principals in your district/region to participate in the July 2014 Network Team Institute. 

 An example of an elementary principal schedule might include any or all of the following:

  • Monday and Tuesday: Common Core Essentials: K-2 ELA and K-5 Math (one day each)
  • Wednesday: Principal Symposium (4 selections)
  • Thursday: Leading through Change Seminar

 A Call for Superintendent Participation

In addition to principal participation, we are also seeking to increase superintendent participation on July 9 so they can better support their principals with integrating implementation of APPR and Common Core with fidelity.  The activities and learning experiences on that day will be focused on district wide implementation of the Regents Reform Agenda.  Superintendents will have an opportunity to engage with each other, NYSED staff, and professional developers around high quality implementation of Common Core, APPR, and Data Driven Instruction.  Please reach out to superintendents in your district/region to encourage them to participate in trainings provided on July 9 at this summer’s Network Team Institute. 

 An overview of July NTI sessions can be found in the table below.  

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

NTs & NTEs
Teacher Ambassadors
Day Content Covered

July 7-8

Choose from:

  • K – 2 ELA Common Core Implementation (Core Knowledge)
  • K – 2 ELA Common Core Implementation for Non-CK Adopters
  • 3 – 8 ELA Common Core Implementation
  • P – 5 Math Common Core Implementation

Monday Evening - Choose from:

  • Action planning around 2014-15 Metrics and Expectations
  • Tips and Tools for Intensive Family Engagement Around the Common Core
  • COMBINED SESSION: Leveraging Resources: ENY 1.8 and Video Professional Development - Common Core in Action

July 10-11

Choose from:

  • 9 – 12 ELA Common Core Implementation
  • 6 – 12 Math Common Core Implementation

Thursday Evening - Choose from:

  • Action planning around 2014-15 Metrics and Expectations
  • Tips and Tools for Intensive Family Engagement Around the Common Core
  • COMBINED SESSION: Leveraging Resources: ENY 1.8 and Video Professional Development - Common Core in Action

 

Elementary Principals
Day Content Covered

July 7-8

Choose from:

  • K – 2 ELA Common Core Implementation (1 day)
  • 3 – 8 ELA Common Core Implementation (1 day)
  • P – 5 Math Common Core Implementation (1 day)

Mondy Evening - Choose from:

  • Action planning around 2014-15 Metrics and Expectations
  • Tips and Tools for Intensive Family Engagement Around the Common Core
  • COMBINED SESSION: Leveraging Resources: ENY 1.8 and Video Professional Development - Common Core in Action
July 9

Leading through the Common Core Symposium
Build your own training by registering for four sessions from a variety of selections across the day such as:

  • Standards Setting for Regents and Communicating Performance Level Descriptors
  • Adult culture: An introduction to Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset and an opportunity for reflection on the role our beliefs about development in this work.
  • ELL resources and support
  • Sustainability planning and Common Core Bright Spots Near You - Highlights of spring visits
  • Action planning around 2014-15 metrics
  • Community Culture of Growth: Communicating growth to Parents
  • Video Professional Development - Common Core in Action\
  • Tips and Tools for Intensive Family Engagement Around the Common Core
  • Leveraging Resources: ENY 1.8
  • Using SLO's as a framework for school wide conversations about student growth

July 10

Leading Change in Times of Uncertainty Intensive Seminar (limited capacity) (1 day)

 

Secondary Principals
Day Content Covered

July 8

Leading Change in Times of Uncertainty Intensive Seminar (limited capacity) (1 day)

July 9

Leading through the Common Core Symposium
Build your own training by registering for four sessions from a variety of selections across the day such as:

  • Standards Setting for Regents and Communicating Performance Level Descriptors
  • Adult culture: An introduction to Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset and an opportunity for reflection on the role our beliefs about development in this work.
  • ELL resources and support
  • Sustainability planning and Common Core Bright Spots Near You - Highlights of spring visits
  • Action planning around 2014-15 metrics
  • Community Culture of Growth: Communicating growth to Parents
  • Video Professional Development - Common Core in Action\
  • Tips and Tools for Intensive Family Engagement Around the Common Core
  • Leveraging Resources: ENY 1.8
  • Using SLO's as a framework for school wide conversations about student growth
July 10-11

The Essentials: Common Core Content for Instructional Leadership

  • 9-12 ELA Common Core Implementation (1 day)
  • 6-12 Math Common Core Implementation (1 day)

Thursday Evening - Choose from:

  • Action planning around 2014-15 Metrics and Expectations
  • Tips and Tools for Intensive Family Engagement Around the Common Core
  • COMBINED SESSION: Leveraging Resources: ENY 1.8 and Video Professional Development - Common Core in Action

 

Superintendents
Day Content Covered

July 9

Leading through the Common Core Symposium
Build your own training by registering for four sessions from a variety of selections across the day such as:

  • Standards Setting for Regents and Communicating Performance Level Descriptors
  • Adult culture: An introduction to Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset and an opportunity for reflection on the role our beliefs about development in this work.
  • ELL resources and support
  • Sustainability planning and Common Core Bright Spots Near You - Highlights of spring visits
  • Action planning around 2014-15 metrics
  • Community Culture of Growth: Communicating growth to Parents
  • Video Professional Development - Common Core in Action\
  • Tips and Tools for Intensive Family Engagement Around the Common Core
  • Leveraging Resources: ENY 1.8
  • Using SLO's as a framework for school wide conversations about student growth

 July 7 

7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Day Sessions (lunch and dinner provided*)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: EVENING SESSION

July 8
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Day Sessions (lunch provided*)

July 9
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Day Sessions (lunch provided*)

July 10
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Session
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Day Sessions (lunch and dinner provided*)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: EVENING SESSION

July 11
7:30 – 8:30 AM: REGISTRATION (breakfast provided*)
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Day Sessions (lunch provided*)


DETAILED AGENDA

Common Core Implementation Sessions – Teachers and Professional Developers

Below you will find more detail about the activities and take-home materials participants can expect within each Common Core Session option:

July 7-8

K-2 ELA: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Core Knowledge) 
Teachers/Professional Developers
This two day training is designed as a curricular kick-off to support teachers who plan on implementing Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) in the coming school year.  While this training module is a new launch, individuals who have participated in previous CKLA sessions can use this as a regrounding opportunity.  This module will not extend beyond the content of previous trainings.

The first day will orient participants to the program and make an explicit link between CKLA, the Three Pillar Model, and the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Participants will also learn about the design principles of the two CKLA  strands as well as have an opportunity to review materials of the Listening & Learning strand and see implementation in action.  The second day will orient participants to the Skills strand of the CKLA.  Participants will have an opportunity to use materials, curricular lesson types, and support tools critical to high-quality implementation (including tools for assessment, placement, grouping, and monitoring of students).

3-8 ELA: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Expeditionary Learning)
Teachers/Professional Developers - Novice
Expeditionary Learning’s July NTI training for novice participants will focus on the rationale and ways to implement each foundational component of the ELA modules.  The foundational components include the structure of the modules, using protocols to enhance collaborative conversations, student-engaged assessment, close reading, using models, critique and descriptive feedback to strengthen writing, and recommendations for a cohesive literacy program. Additionally, the diverse needs of all learners will be addressed through training on scaffolds and accommodations. Teacher Ambassadors will walk away with a deepened understanding of the building blocks of the ELA curriculum along with strategies to meet the needs of all learners.  Network Team Members will leave prepared to support teachers in the implementation of the ELA curriculum modules.

Teachers/Professional Developers - Advanced
The focus of the NTI for Advanced Strand Grades 3-8 ELA will focus on full implementation of the Common Core Literacy Standards across the instructional day. Participants will learn how to address “teachable moments” as well as more planful interventions while still maintaining the shifts and Standards in ELA and other content areas.  Teacher Ambassadors will leave prepared to do the work of implementation of the common core standards across the instructional day in all content areas.  They will leave with a better understanding of appropriate spontaneous and planned scaffolding and other interventions to support ELL students and students with disabilities.  Network Team Members will leave prepared to lead literacy standards implementation throughout the instructional day in all content areas. They will leave with a better understanding of supporting teachers as they meet the needs of all learners, in particular ELL students and students with disabilities.

K-5 MATH: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Common Core, Inc.)
Teachers/Professional Developers
This NTI is designed to support teachers as they prepare to implement the Common Core math standards for Grades PK-5. In this session, we’ll launch a new series that will illustrate the coherence embedded in this curriculum within and across grades. This deep study of coherence will enable teachers to develop the deeper understanding needed to provide planned and spontaneous interventions to support students. 

July 10-11

9-12 ELA: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Public Consulting Group)
This Network Team Institute for 9-12 ELA focuses on deepening the capacity of educators to leverage their expertise to use the curriculum modules effectively. Learning will center around how to support student learning while keeping students doing the thinking and avoid the temptation of thinking for them.  The Institute will include instruction around instructional planning, supporting large group and small group discussion.

Teachers/Professional Developers
Teachers will learn how to develop planful interventions within an existing curriculum and how to move student learning forward during instruction. This work will provide teachers and network team members with a model for how to think about planning for instructional success and keeping students thinking “in the moment.”

Coaches/Professional Developers
Instructional coaches who spend time in classrooms will learn and practice a model of learning-centered coaching that can be used to support teachers’ implementation of the curriculum modules.  Note:  This strand is specifically for participants who are (or who will be) actively engaged in coaching work.  NT members whose primary responsibility is to turnkey NTI materials or deliver professional development will find the strand for teachers a better fit.

6-12 MATH: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Common Core, Inc.)
Teachers/Professional Developers
This NTI is designed to support teachers as they prepare to implement the Common Core math standards for Grades 6-12. In this session, we’ll launch a new series that will illustrate the coherence embedded in this curriculum within and across grades. This deep study of coherence will enable teachers to develop the deeper understanding needed to provide planned and spontaneous interventions to support students.

Common Core Essentials Sessions - Principals

K-2 ELA: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Core Knowledge)
Principals
This one day training is designed to support administrators who intend to implement Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) in the coming school year. The training will focus on the role of instructional leadership and tools available to administrators, or other designated instructional leaders, in supporting CKLA implementation. Participants will develop a deep understanding of the guiding instructional design principles around which the two strands of CKLA (Listening & Learning and Skills) were created. “Lessons learned” from the field will also be shared and participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the instructional implications.  Participants will also examine the structure of lessons (from both strands), and identify how the CCLS are addressed. Finally, participants will be provided resources to facilitate home-to-school connections about CKLA.  This includes a turnkey presentation for a back-to-school night, answers to key frequently asked questions, and a highlight of embedded curricular materials to support connections between the home and classroom.

3-8 ELA: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Expeditionary Learning)
Principals
Expeditionary Learning’s July NTI training for principals will enable principals to differentiate professional development in order to deepen module implementation and to use multiple instructional coaching techniques to increase student achievement. 

K-5 MATH: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Common Core, Inc.)
Principals
The focus of this NTI for K-5 Math is on deepening the capacity of educators to leverage their expertise to use the curriculum modules effectively.  Learning will center around how to support student learning while keeping students doing the thinking and avoid the temptation of thinking for them.  The Institute will include training around evidence and feedback on real-time instruction aimed at remaining aligned to the standards.
Principals will learn how to support teachers to teach to the standards, learning both the skills teachers need for both planned and “on the ground” interventions as well as structures that support teachers to use them.

July 10-11

9-12 ELA: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Public Consulting Group)
Principals
This Network Team Institute for 9-12 ELA focuses on deepening the capacity of educators to leverage their expertise to use the curriculum modules effectively. Learning will center around how to support student learning while keeping students doing the thinking and avoid the temptation of thinking for them.  The Institute will include instruction around instructional planning, supporting large group and small group discussion.
Principals will learn how to support teachers to enact the curriculum, learning the skills teachers need for both planned and “on the ground” interventions as well as structures that support teachers to use them.

6-12 MATH: Common Core Implementation and Adaptation
(Common Core, Inc.)
Principals
The focus of this NTI for 6-12 Math is on deepening the capacity of educators to leverage their expertise to use the curriculum modules effectively.  Learning will center around how to support student learning while keeping students doing the thinking and avoid the temptation of thinking for them.  The Institute will include training around evidence and feedback on real-time instruction aimed at remaining aligned to the standards.
Principals will learn how to support teachers to teach to the standards, learning the skills teachers need for both planned and “on the ground” interventions as well as structures that support teachers to use them.

Questions

Network Teams: Please direct participants from your districts to contact you with any questions they may have regarding the upcoming Institute.  

All questions can be sent to ntinstitute@mail.nysed.gov or you may call the NTI Desk at 518-474-5520.


MATERIALS AND INSTITUTE PREPARATION:

  • Materials for this Institute will be posted here on engageNY.org as they are received from the Institute presenters. Participants are expected to download all materials to a laptop computer or tablet PRIOR to the training.
  • Meals will not be paid for with Race to the Top funds.
  • Please be advised that no federal ARRA funds may be used to pay the registration fee as a portion of the registration will be applied toward the cost of food.
Last Updated: June 11, 2014