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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Learner-Centered Staff Development

Session Purpose: The purpose is to provide techniques to increase reading comprehension for students, specifically Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students on the state Reading assessments at the end of the school year.

Learning Objective to Be Addressed: The learning objective is the use of graphic organizers to support reading comprehension for English Language Learners in 4th Grade so that 70% of all 4th Grade low LEP students meet or surpass the state Acceptable Standard on the state Reading assessment at the end of the current school year.
Approving Principal: Cindy Harrison
Presentation Date: January 6, 2013
Grade Level:
4th and 5th Grades (school wide)
Stacy Williams
Underwood Elementary (school site)
Start Time: 3:00 p.m.
End-Time: 3:45 p.m.

Learner-Centered Activity
Estimated Time
Prezi Presentation
Develop comprehension through the use of Graphic Organizers
Overview and Set Objectives/Goals for Graphic Organizer Workshop

Present Goals
2 Minutes
Beginning Rating on Standard
Link Standards to Profession Learning
Rate Level of Teacher Understanding and daily use of organizers in the classroom

Teachers rate themselves according to the provided rubric. Status of overall ratings are summarized.

3 Minutes
Book Discussion
Summarze/share important ideas from professional reading completed by teachers prior to this profession learning.
Use SIOPs book as reference.
Lead discussion of how teachers’  ideas for use of  the Graphic Organizers according to SIOPs reading in selected chapters.
5 minutes
Develop use of Graphic Organizers
Completetion of example Concept Web
Fill a web out together using the different types of graphic organizers and possible uses.
5 minutes
Use Graphic Organizers
Completetion of Concept Webs
Divide teachers into groups of 4 to 6 and use jigsaw method with books brought from their classrooms to fill out various orgainizers.
20 minutes
Graphic Organizers to address ELL student needs
Match ELL  needs with additional strategies
Highlight concepts that ELL students may need additional support and ways to accomplish the support.
5 minutes
Develop use of Graphic Organizer in Classrooms
Reflect on Graphic Organizer Use
Fill out the “What Did You Learn” handout and pair to discuss how the organizers are linked to each other and their uses.
5 minutes