January 19, 2017

Social Emotional Learning - Academic Integration for Site Based Leadership Teams

Leadership teams from Washoe County School District schools gathered on Thursday & Friday to continue their professional learning on site-based Social Emotional Learning implementation.  Part of the day included a focus on the integration of SEL and classroom instruction. Participants engaged with instructional moves aligned to both SEL standards and the Common Core and reflected on how they might implement these strategies at their own school sites. The session began with a TED talk on the growth mindset by Carol Dweck, participants then used Shared Annotations and Evidence Ranking to dig deeply into and prepare to write about Dweck's talk. Materials for the session are linked below.

January 10, 2017

Preparing for Discussion and Writing at RISE Academy for Adult Achievement

This week educators at RISE Academy for Adult Achievement will be working on using evidenced-based discussion and writing strategies in their classroom. On Tuesday, teachers used Jigsaw Socratic Seminar to engage with various articles on 21st century learning. On Thursday, teachers used the same text to explore Using Quotes Effectively. Participants then worked in small groups to prepare to use these instructional strategies in their classes during the current semester. Resources for the session can be found below.