Professional Learning Communities (PLCs):
- Learning from text protocols from PLC Washington.
Teacher Professional Development:
- Tacoma Education Association Professional Growth Fund paperwork.
- Lincoln High School Inquiry Group Resources.
- John Hattie's Visible Learning for Teachers (2012) - Influences And Effect Sizes Related To Student Achievement (appendix C).
- Tacoma Public Schools OLA: Online Assessments in Performance Plus.
- Tacoma Public Schools EWIS (Early Warning Intervention System; staff login required).
- Madeline Hunter Model.
- "What's Wrong with Madeline Hunter?" by Madeline Hunter - Myths.
Lesson Planning_Lesson Closure:
- Lesson Closure with Examples.
- Edutopia 22 Powerful Closure Activities.
- ActivateInstruction.org: resources, assignments, videos, etc.
- Khan Academy: online tutorials & learning.
- McLeod, Scott: Dangerously Irrelevant (tech, leadership, and the future of schools).
- Plickers: QR code printouts.
- Poll Everywhere: SMS polls and voting, audience response systems.
- Remind: email and messaging reminder system.
- Socrative student response system (and student login m.socrative.com)
- Tacoma Instructional Technology Department.
- Tacoma Technology Instructional Coach Emily Bannon's TPS Tech blog.
- Tacoma Technology Instructional Coaches Ryan Booth and Damon Crump 20+ Tech Tools training links.
- Todays Meet: using backchannels to see what kids are thinking.
- Weebly website creator.
- Wix website creator.
- xc-collaboration.com (this runs through Smart notebook)
- Teacher / Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP).
> CEL 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric 2.0 At A Glance v1.1 (Criteria 1-8) (2 pages).
> FULL RUBRIC (Criteria 1-8) Using 5-D+: CEL 5D+™ Teacher Evaluation Rubric 2.0 by Washington State Criteria (18 pages).
> STUDENT GROWTH RUBRIC: Washington State Criteria Student Growth Rubrics (2 pages). Criteria 3, 6, & 8.
> Same RUBRIC, but w/Critical Attributes (3 pages)
> Sample Student Growth Goal Formats (2 pages).
CEL / UW DOCS.
- Center for Educational Leadership (CEL @ UW) 5D+ Framework (2 pages).
- TPEP's overview of the CEL 5D+ Evaluation Rubric Documents.
> UW/CEL 5D+ Evaluation Rubric w/Possible Observables (39 pages).
> UW/CEL 5D+ Evaluation Rubric (without possible observables) (10 pages).
- An Overview of the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Indicators (5D indicators aligned with WA State 8 criteria) (2 pages).
- Alignment of Washington State Teacher Evaluation Criteria and 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Indicators (WA State 8 criteria aligned with 5D indicators) (1 page).
- Tacoma Certificated Evaluations page (employees log in).
- Tacoma Section 82 Displacement page (employees log in).
- Tacoma employee.tacoma.k12.wa.us/5d-evaluation (employees log in)
- Comprehensive Evaluation Criteria worksheet (TPS) (1 page).
- Comprehensive Evaluation document (TPS): what principals use during long-form evaluations (16 pages).
- Focused Professional Growth Plan (F-PGP) document (TPS) (3 pages).
- Student Growth Goal setting template (TPS) (4 pages).
Logistics for Purdy:
- to submit a workshop / course to HR, click instructor / facilitator forms.
- Accreditation resources and tools.
- Accreditation login with Advance-Ed.
- Tacoma Public Schools "Safe Schools" site for compliance-based training (blood borne pathogens, harassment, intimidation, bullying, etc.).
- Tacoma Public Schools Course Credit Approval Form for submitting clock hours earned outside of the district.
- Pat Cummings Early Warning Intervention System data.
- The Coalition of Essential Schools. Fall Forum conference.
- http://www.takepart.com/teach (TEACH is leading the movement to recruit the next generation of teachers by redefining the profession as a top career choice.)
- TED: "Ideas Worth Spreading" talks.
- TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing.
- "What Students Really Need to Hear" on affectiveliving blog.
- Purdy's administration portfolio made during my program at University of Washington Tacoma: my Google Site.
Cultural Competence / Social Justice:
- Teaching Tolerance - Southern Poverty Law Center.
- "A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching" by R Wlodkowski and M. Ginsberg. September 1998 Educational Leadership.
- "Why Kids Should Grade Teachers" by Amanda Ripley. October 2013 The Atlantic.
- TeachingChannel.org. Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow
- The 74 Million. Nonprofit education news site.
- CSTP New Teacher Support.
- Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic (10/2013).
- Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools (07/2012).
- Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broke school? Lead fearlessly, love hard (05/2015).
- Marc Brackett: Educating the whole child (and adult) with emotional literacy (10/2011).
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story (07/2009).
- Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion (05/2013).
- Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity (02/2006).
- Dan Ariely: What Makes us Feel Good about Our Work (10/2012).
Standards-Based Grading and Practice:
- Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading overview video.
- English / Language Arts common core.
- Math common core.
- Next Generation Science Standards by Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI).
- Common Core in Washington State.
AP (Advanced Placement):
- AP Central Course Home Pages.
- see my separate art links page.
Career and Technical Education (CTE):
English / Language Arts:
- Literacy Design Collaborative: English language arts modules. The Literacy Design Collaborative is a loosely affiliated group of teachers and other partners building out a template-based approach to the literacy demands of college and the workplace, as defined by the Common Core State Standards.
- Scholastic Educator Access (SRI scores): Scholastic Achievement Manager (SAM).
- 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers.
- Tacoma's SpringBoard eBook. (General SpringBoard eBook.)
- Tacoma's SpringBoard Progress Monitoring survey.
- Tacoma's Secondary Literacy Facilitator (E. Duffey) blog.
- Tacoma's SpringBoard video clips. (old site).
- BYU Math Department: weusemath.org
- Dan Meyer TED speech: Math class needs a makeover.
- Engage NY sample (Geometry Module 1).
- Teachers' Development Group.
- Teachers' Development Group Moodle.
- Calculate any Power of i.
- Mathematics Vision Project - CCSS aligned curricula.
- Selecting and Sequencing Thinking / Planning tool.
- Lesson Planning Framework Key Questions.
- KPLU Online Player.
Physical Education / Health:
- Next Generation Science Standards.
- Bozeman Science playlist: describes the Next Generation Science Standards and has video lessons aligned to them.
- teachinghistory.org: National History Education Clearinghouse.
- http://ap.gilderlehrman.org/ (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html)
- Washington Post "Presidential" podcast.
Quizlet http://quizlet.com/: This is a flashcard resource, but there is much more available such as games, quizzes, and learning activities. There are many already built flashcard sets, and students might enjoy thinking of a subject and looking for some vocabulary that is interesting to them. As a universally designed resource (and highly used by students with dyslexia), it will read the words aloud numerous times as students click on the words. You might consider encouraging family to do this at home as well.
Overdrive https://www.overdrive.com/: is a method of accessing free audio books via the public library system. There are no qualifying requirements except to have a public library card. Books are typically read on a device through an app (also free). All middle and high school students are able to use their student id number to access the public library now (http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us/page.aspx?hid=2848). Overdrive typically has a human reader for the audio book.
Moby Max http://www.mobymax.com/: While your students are older, they may still need reading support at a lower grade. This is great for k-8 curriculum building in all areas. This can also be a home or school activity. Many schools use it for math only, but it is great for all areas. There are free and paid portions available.
Read & Write for Google http://www.texthelp.com/north-america/readwriteforgoogle/ I demonstrated this for reading web pages. It is an extension you will need to access through your Chrome or Google accounts.
Newsela https://newsela.com/: I forgot to demonstrate this one, but it is another excellent resource for using current events in their student’s individual reading level to support non-fictional reading. There are free and paid portions available, including some methods of collecting data.
Rewordify http://rewordify.com/: This was the website I demonstrated to show you on how to increase or decrease the Lexile level for your students. It could be powerful for learning vocabulary.
OneNote (http://www.onenote.com/) is a Microsoft Office program available on district computers and through Office 365 for students to use via the internet at home. This will become a very popular teacher tool over the next few years. Think of it as a paperless notebook system that can be accessed by staff and students at the same time, or sent via the student email account. OneNote is also universal so can be used on multiple, and different, devices. The district offers professional development to staff on this product, so check out the PD offerings to get in on the fun.
Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is on all computers in the district, and can be a method of responding to academic questions or prompts. Using this tool to create a WAV file on the computer the student can email it to teachers, or place it in their shared OneNote notebook. Learning to use this can also lead to using a phone, in the future, to create voice notes, or to use Siri (or similar) as a speech to text option. Many adults use this feature all of the time, and the speech recognition on the phone is superb.
Typing Club http://www.typingclub.com/: This is a free (or if desired, very low cost) method of teaching proper keyboarding skill—a necessary skill for SBAC, especially in high school. You can set up your class easily to capture data on letters learned.
World / Foreign Languages:
- Kansas Coaching Project: University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.
- Jim Knight on Coaching.
- The Big Four Learning ning.
- Instructional Coaching Group. (conference info at tlc-conference.com)
- Scholastic Achievement Manager (in-district only).
- Tacoma Schools Coaches Resources website.
- National School Reform Faculty: Harmony Education Center - Adult Learning in the Service of Student Achievement.
- Harvard Graduate School of Education - Project Zero - Visible Thinking (especially the "thinking routines").
- Diane Sweeney's 7 Norms of Collaboration.
- WA OSPI Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) mentoring.
- TPS Early Warning Intervention System data.
Instructional Coaching Articles:
- "Are You Coaching Heavy or Light" by Joellen Killion.
- "Reprising Coaching Heavy and Coaching Light" by Joellen Killion.
- "What Good Coaches Do" by Jim Knight. October 2011 Educational Leadership.
- "The Coach and the Evaluator" by Bob Tschannen-Moran and Megan Tschannen-Moran. October 2011 Educational Leadership.
- "The Year We Learned to Collaborate" by Janice Silva and Kathia Contreras. October 2011 Educational Leadership.
- "How to Talk So Teachers Listen" by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman. September 2007 Educational Leadership.
- "Personal Best: Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?" by Atul Gawande. October 2011 The New Yorker.
- "Adult Learning Theory and Principles." Queensland Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Collaborative.
- "Learning Theories / Adult Learning Theories." Wikibooks.
- "Find your Marigold" by Jennifer Gonzalez.
- "When a Student Hates You" by Jennifer Gonzalez.
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