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Workshop Sessions Details

Concurrent Workshop Session 1

Using Co-Teaching to Support English Language Learners and Special Education Students

Although Co-Teaching has its roots in Special Education, the co-teaching models have been expanded to describe any classroom setting where two teachers share responsibility for a group of students. In this session, we will focus on some key strategies for truly harvesting the “power of two” to foster learning and success for students who may struggle with language proficiency and/or learning issues in the same classroom. See how two teachers can work and plan together to create a seamless learning environment for both students and teachers.

Presenters: Jennifer Kellogg, Teacher, Grade 1 ICT/BIL, P.S. 1 & Katrina Garcia, Teacher, Kindergarten BIL, P.S. 1 (MATH-UP Alumna – Cohort 2)

Presentation Materials: Co-Teaching Presentation [PDF]

Using Manipulatives to Make Math Come Alive!

With the advent of the Common Core and new math programs, students are required to think in ways that may be different from what was required in the past. Teachers are always looking for new ideas to make math concepts meaningful and appropriate to the developmental levels of students they teach. Math manipulative are a perfect solution to both of these challenges. Join us for a fun session where you will get some great ideas for helping your students interact in small groups while learning some key math concepts.

Presenter: Rogelio Herrera, Math Coach, P.S. 1

Keeping Learinig on Track (KLT) and Formative Assessment in Action!

Keeping Learning on Track (KLT) has been a signature practice of MATH-UP since its inception. While KLT has over 100 techniques as part of its program, these techniques may look different depending on the age of students. Come see and hear real classroom examples of how an upper elementary teacher uses these techniques and how a kindergarten teacher modifies the techniques for younger children. Learn how you can utilize KLT techniques with your students and in the process boost your skills in 3d: Using Assessment in Instruction in the Danielson Framework.

Presenters: Melissa Allman, Teacher, Grade 3, P.S. 1 & Leoney Jarvis, Teacher, Kindergarten, P.S. 1

Presentation Materials: Coming Soon!

Utilizing Ready Gen in the Balance Literacy - Writer's Workshop Model

Introducing the stages of Balanced Literacy Writer's Workshop, participants will be able to assess students' writings with a given rubric and provide feedback in the form of conferencing for possible next steps and mini lessons.

Presenters: Deborah Morgan, Teacher, Grade 5, P.S. 55 & Comfort Quarshie, Teacher, Grade 4, P.S. 55


Concurrent Workshop Session 2

Working with English Language Learners (ELLs)

During this workshop we will determine what we know about English Language Learners (ELLs) in our population by examining data related to our students. We will explore strategies for working with ELLs using the SIOP model. During this session we will also have an interactive close reading lesson related to the CCLS. We will identify the components of a close reading lesson and the skills that our students should be learning; and how helpful close reading is to ELLs.

Presenters: Charlene Cabrera, Teacher, Grade 3 BIL, P.S. 114 (MATH-UP Alumna – Cohort 1) & Diana Villa, MATH-UP Intern (Cohort 4), P.S. 73

Presentation Materials: Working with English Language Learners (ELLs) [PDF]

Effectively Planning for Instruction Using the Workshop Model

In this session I will explain the importance of planning for instruction using the Workshop Model. I will demonstrate the different components of each lesson using the craft of the mini lesson and the “to, with, by” modeling strategy.

Presenter: Dayna Kaltman, Teacher, Grade 2, P.S. 291

Presentation Materials: Coming Soon!

Classroom Behavior Management for Grades K-1

The purpose of this workshop is to provide strategies and examples of how to effectively manage classroom behavior for grades K-1.

Presenters: Brendalyn Lopez, Teacher, Grade 1, P.S. 1 & Piarina Rosa, Teacher, Grade 1, P.S. 1 (Both MATH-UP Alumni – Cohort 1)

Presentation Materials: Effective Classroom Management Strategies [PDF]

Developing & Using Student Created Rubrics

While teachers understand the value of having students use rubrics and other self-assessment techniques, time does not always allow us the opportunities to incorporate these techniques in our daily instruction. So the idea of having students actually create rubrics might sound like a scary and time-consuming proposition. Join us as we share our journey in learning to create rubrics with our students and the surprising learning benefits to both students and teachers. This session aligns with 3d: Using Assessment in Instruction of the Danielson Framework.

Presenters: Lydia Cooper-Fall, Teacher, Grade 2, P.S. 73, Jeanette Officer, Teacher, Grade 2 SPED, P.S. 73 & Shawn Barnwell, MATH-UP Intern (Cohort 4), P.S. 73

Presentation Materials: Developing and Using Student Created Rubrics [PDF]

Concurrent Workshop Session 3

Managing Student Behavior

Charlotte Danielson states what all teachers know, “Learning cannot occur where students are out of control.” Respectfully managing student behavior, setting clear behavioral expectations and responding appropriately to student misbehavior are important skills that teachers must master before they can effectively engage students in important learning. This workshop will address these issues and more! Learn how such things such as room arrangement, proximity, rewards, consequences, and many other factors contribute to a safe and respectful learning environment for students and teachers. This workshop aligns with 2d: Managing Student Behavior of the Danielson Framework.

Presenters: Christopher Greene, Teacher, Grade 4 ICT, P.S. 73 & Hector Cabrera, MATH-UP Intern (Cohort 4), P.S. 73

Using Read-Alouds to Promote Student Developed Questions & Discussion

Read-alouds are a staple part of good literacy instruction. While read-alouds expose student to rich language, expand vocabulary and encourage students to delve more deeply to important literature, read-alouds have other hidden benefits. We know that teachers often search for ways to get students to take the reins in posing questions and engaging in discussion without teacher intervention. Learn how to use Read-Alouds to accomplish this goal. If you’re aiming for improving your skills in questioning and discussion through read-alouds, this is the workshop for you!

Presenter: Giselle Rasuk, Teacher, Grade 2 Dual Language – English, P.S. 73

Presentation Materials: Bloom's Critical Thinking Questioning Strategies [PDF]

Quick Check Assessments to Differentiate Learning for All Students

It is vital to continuously assess your students during the lesson in order to move learning forward. During the lessons, I collect assessment data through questioning and quick check assignments. I use the data to pull 4 – 5 students for focused group work, while the rest of the class works independently. Students are very aware that I walk around the room questioning, watching and collecting information that informs my small group work. They are also very responsive when I call them to work with me. Join me to learn the value of this strategy.

Presenter: TeSean Fleming, Teacher, Grade 4, P.S. 304

Presentation Materials: Quick Check Assessments to Differentiate Learning for All Students [PDF]