School Improvement in Maryland

MSDE College and Career Readiness Conferences

 

The Maryland College and Career Readiness Conferences are designed to ensure that educators in every public school in Maryland are supported in their professional learning needs for effectively implementing all aspects of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards. The focus of these conferences is to build leadership capacity and examine differentiated instructional approaches to the implementation of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.

Sessions organized around these strands:
LEA / Teacher Presented
Content & Curriculum
Differentiation, Intervention & Enrichment
LEA / Teacher Presented Sessions
LEA Presented Sessions
Leadership
Learning Designs & Resources

Sessions are offered for administrators, central office staff, and teachers of English/language arts (ELA), mathematics, social studies, science, special education, English Language Learners (ELL), and Gifted and Talented.

OTHER INFORMATION

Materials from the Conference Sessions

In 2014 eight conferences were held around the state, presenting similar information, to accommodate all Maryland Educators.


expandClassroom-Focused Improvement Process (CFIP)

The Classroom-Focused Improvement Process (CFIP) is a multi-step, data dialogue technique for increasing student achievement that is planned and carried out by teachers meeting in grade level, content, or vertical teams as a part of their regular lesson planning cycle. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.

CFIP EXIT TICKET.pdf (102.1 KB)
CFIP Overview for Master Teachers.ppt (892.5 KB)
CFIP Six Steps.pdf (447.7 KB)
CFIP Template A.docx (32.2 KB)
CFIP Template B.docx (28.8 KB)
CFIP Template C.docx (34.8 KB)
CFIP Template SLO.docx (39.5 KB)
Six steps of CFIP BLANK.pdf (434 KB)
Underlying assumptions of data analysis.pdf (326.5 KB)
CFIP FAQs.docx (137.6 KB)

expandDisciplinary Literacy

E107 - How to Read a Text like a Historian or Scientist
Participants will examine strategies and skills that support the understanding of Social Studies and Science texts through close reading.

Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_7of8.v1.doc (78 KB)
Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_8of8.v1.doc (433.5 KB)
Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_1of8.v1.PPT.ppt (3.544 MB)
Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_2of8.v1.doc (93.5 KB)
Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_4of8.v1.doc (47.5 KB)
Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_5of8.v1.doc (108.5 KB)
Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_6of8.v1.doc (39 KB)
Elem_DL_HowToReadTexts_3of8.v1.doc (563.5 KB)

E108 - Integrating Literacy in the Science and Social Studies Classroom
Participants will explore examples of best practices of meaningful integration of literacy in the Social Studies and Science classroom. Using models and text resources provided, participants will develop an integrated learning sequence that supports the understanding of content (concepts/standards/core ideas/objectives).

Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_7of15.v1.doc (24 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_5of15.v1.doc (1.083 MB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_2of15.v1.doc (92.5 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_13of15.v1.doc (505.5 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_8of15.v1.doc (92 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_15of15.v1.pdf.pdf (1.83 MB)
YouTube Links to be uploaded.doc (24.5 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_6of15.v1.doc (23 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_11of15.v1.doc (49 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_9of15.v1.doc (158 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_10of15.v1.doc (110 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_12of15.v1.doc (120 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_3of15.v1.doc (108.5 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_14of15.v1.doc (71 KB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_1of15.v2PPT.ppt (8.204 MB)
Elementary_DL_IntegratingLiteracy_4of15.v1.doc (42.5 KB)

S102 - Choosing a Text Worth Reading in Science and Social Studies
Participants will identify the components and tools used to assess text complexity. Work time will be provided to practice using text complexity tools to select an appropriate text for a science or social studies classroom. This session will discuss strategies through grades 6-12.

Qualitative Dimensions of Text Complexity HistorySocial Studies.docx (39.162 KB)
Reader and Task Considerations for Text Complexity.docx (149.407 KB)
Science Literacy Standards with Tabs.doc (923.5 KB)
Text Complexity Diagnostic Tool.doc (62.5 KB)
US Wind Farms Practice Text.doc (28.5 KB)
Introduction to Text Complexity ppt CCR Conference.ppt (5.801 MB)
Literacy Standards with headings.doc (923.5 KB)
Social Studies Literacy Standards with Tabs.doc (904 KB)
What Makes a Text Complex.doc (31.5 KB)
Qualitative Dimensions of Text Complexity Tool Science.doc (85.5 KB)

S103 - Developing Text Dependent Questions for a Close Reading in a Science Classroom
Participants will identify how to construct text dependent questions for a close reading of a science text. Work time will be provided to create a close reading lesson with text dependent questions. This session will discuss strategies through grades 6-12.

Considerations for Writing Text.doc (140.5 KB)
TextComplexityDiagnosticTool (1).doc (63 KB)
NGSS Science and Engineering Practice 8.doc (37.5 KB)
Practice Text 1 US Wind Farms.doc (28.5 KB)
Categories of Text Dependent Questions.doc (2.549 MB)
Task Question DNA and Wind Farms.doc (21.5 KB)
Constructing Text Dependent Questions for the Science Classroom Final.pptx (4.428 MB)
Science MCC-R Literacy Standards with Tabs.doc (923.5 KB)
Text Bits of Mystery DNA.doc (32 KB)

S104 - Developing Text Dependent Questions for a Close Reading in a Social Studies Classroom
Participants will identify how to construct text dependent questions for a close reading of a social studies text. Work time will be provided to create a close reading lesson with text dependent questions. This session will discuss strategies through grades 6-12.

Secondary_DLSocial Studies_TDQs for Social Studies_3of3_v1 - Copy.docx (143.273 KB)
Secondary_DLSocial Studies__TDQs for Social Studies_1of3_v1.pptx (1.364 MB)
Secondary_DLSocial Studies_TDQs for Social Studies_2of3_v1.docx (13.792 KB)

S107 - Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy
Participants will explore the role of disciplinary literacy in the content classroom. This session is intended to be an introduction for participants new to disciplinary literacy instruction. This session will discuss strategies through grades 6-12.

Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy.pptx (1.45 MB)
9-10 side by side.docx (56.723 KB)

S110 - Writing in the Science Classroom
Participants will explore the role of writing in the Science classroom using the College and Career Readiness Literacy Standards in Writing and Next Generation Science Practices. The components, best practices, and progression of explanatory and argument writing in Science will be examined. This session will discuss strategies through grades 6-12.

NGSS Science and Engineering Practice 8.doc (37.5 KB)
Scaffolding for Explanation.ppt (293.5 KB)
Argument Graphic Organizer.doc (32.5 KB)
Critreia for Evaluating a Science Explanation.doc (36.5 KB)
NGSS Practice 7 - Argument from Evidence.doc (34.5 KB)
STUDENT_SAMPLES_Python Explanation.docx (12.242 KB)
Argument Framework.doc (29 KB)
Writing CCR Science_revised 6-4-2014 donna.ppt (8.741 MB)
Argument Writing Standard for Science and Technical Subjects 6-12.doc (35.5 KB)
NGSS Practice 7 - Argument from Evidence.doc (34.5 KB)
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER_CLAIMS~EVIDENCE~REASONING_1.doc (24.5 KB)
NGSS Practice 6 - Constructing Explanation and Design Solutions.doc (35 KB)
Explanation and Informational Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12.doc (37.5 KB)

S111 - Instructional Implications of the PARCC Sample Assessment Items for Disciplinary Literacy
PARCC sample items and protocols provide educators with a valuable picture of the format and content of the PARCC assessments. Participants in this session will have an opportunity to view these items and discuss the instructional implications for the science and social studies classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own technology. This session will discuss strategies for disciplinary literacy in grades 6-12 related to the assessments.

PARCC aand Disciplinary Literacy pptx..ppt (1.81 MB)
Parcc gr 11 Social Studies Sample Items.doc (748.5 KB)
PARCC gr 9 Science Sample Items for Text Fingerprint.doc (259 KB)
PARCC gr 9 Science Text Fingerprint.doc (29.5 KB)
PARCC gr 11 Social Studies Text - Abigail Adams.doc (35.5 KB)
PARCC Review and Discussion Questions.doc (40 KB)

expandEnglish Language Arts

E112 - Speak up! Listen to me! Speaking and Listening in the Elementary Classroom
Participants will engage in a Speaking and Listening session in order to implement CCRS strategies and methods to effectively collaborate in a range of discussion with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, while building on others’ ideas and expressing ideas clearly.
Elementary_SpeakingandListening_SpeakingandListeningintheElementaryClassroom_1of6_v1.PPT.ppt (1.99 MB)
Elementary_SpeakingandListening_SpeakingandListeningintheElementaryClassroom_3of6_v1.doc.doc (36 KB)
Elementary_SpeakingandListening_SpeakingandListeningintheElementaryClassroom_4of6_v1.doc.doc (30.5 KB)
Elementary_SpeakingandListening_SpeakingandListeningintheElementaryClassroom_5of6_v1.doc.doc (240.5 KB)
Elementary_SpeakingandListening_SpeakingandListeningintheElementaryClassroom_6of6_v1.doc.doc (351 KB)

E118 - Writing in the Elementary Classroom
Participants will examine Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards in order to analyze types of writing and components of each by applying best practices for writing instruction, such as developing vocabulary usage and grammar skills. They will evaluate scoring rubrics and student samples as well as develop CCRS aligned writing prompts.
Elementary_Writing_WritingintheElementaryClassroom_1of7_v1.PPT.ppt (37.0 MB)
Elementary_Writing_WritingintheElementaryClassroom_3of7_v1.doc.doc (56.5 KB)
Elementary_Writing_WritingintheElementaryClassroom_4of7_v1.doc.doc (42 KB)
Elementary_Writing_WritingintheElementaryClassroom_5of7_v1.doc.doc (31 KB)
Elementary_Writing_WritingintheElementaryClassroom_6of7_v1.doc.doc (53.5 KB)
Elementary_Writing_WritingintheElementaryClassroom_7of7_v1.doc.doc (39 KB)

H112 - Writing in the College and Career Ready Standards
Participants will engage in a writing session in order to examine the components of a written argument using College and Career Ready Standards State Standards and student samples. Participants will identify best practices of teaching writing.
HS Writing HO 1 Standards Participants.docx (20.2 KB)
HS Writing HO 2 Prompt Participants.docx (33.9 KB)
HS Writing HO 3 Sample w out C Participants.docx (14.9 KB)
HS Writing HO4 Sample w C Participants.docx (44.6 KB)
HS Writing Lowery Video.mov (3.62 MB)
HS Writing PPT Participant Copy.ppt (3.44 MB)
SL_Chart_Standards9-12.docx (17.1 KB)

H108 - Speaking and Listening in the College and Career Ready Standards
Participants will engage in a speaking and listening session in order to learn how students should initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, integrating multiple sources to evaluate a speaker’s point of view.
HS Speaking LS CCRC Video Links.docx (13.1 KB)
HS Speaking LS HO 1 Toolkit Participants.doc (325 KB)
HS Speaking Ls HO 2 LP Participants.pdf (403.9 KB)
HS Speaking Ls PPT Participants.pptx (2.22 MB)

M111 - Writing in the College and Career Ready Standards
Participants will engage in a writing session in order to examine the components of a written argument using the College and Career Ready Standards State Standards and student samples. Participants will identify best practices of teaching writing.
CCR Writing MS PPT FINAL Participant Copy.ppt (3.48 MB)
MS Writing Arg_Prt_6-12 Participants.doc (55.5 KB)
MS Writing Lowery Video.mov (3.62 MB)
MS Writing Sample w-Com Participants.doc (52.5 KB)
MS Writing Sample w.out Com Participants.doc (25.5 KB)
MS Writing 5-8 argument standards2.doc (60 KB)

M107 - Speaking and Listening in the College and Career Ready Standards
Participants will take part in a speaking and listening session in order to learn how students should engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, analyzing the purpose of information to delineate a speaker’s argument and present claims and findings.
MS SP&L HO1 Toolkit Participants.doc (325 KB)
MS Speaking LS CCRC Video Links.docx (12.9 KB)
MS Speaking LS PPT Participants.ppt (3.4 MB)
SL_Chart_Standards5-8.docx (25.3 KB)

expandEnglish Language Learners

A110 - The Power of Two: Collaboration to Support ELLs
Content and ESOL teachers will share practical tips and tools to enhance collaboration and the academic achievement of ELLs in meeting rigorous content standards This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
1 The Power of Two Presentation.pdf (391.4 KB)
2 The Power of Two Note-Taking Sheet.pdf (197.0 KB)
3 The Power of Two Coffee Talk Tool.docx (34.9 KB)
4 The Power of Two Admin-ESOL Mtg Notes Tool.docx (17.9 KB)
5 The Power of Two Planning Template.docx (14.2 KB)
6 The Power of Two Participant Links.docx (14.7 KB)

A111 - What’s in a Word? Academic Vocabulary Development for ELLs
Academic vocabulary development is essential for ELLs success in schools, and this session shares types of academic vocabulary as well as practical strategies to support the learning and application of academic vocabulary. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
_2013 Science K-HS vocab.xls (4 KB)
_Copy of 2013 ELA K-HS Vocab.xls (4 KB)
_Copy of 2013 Math K-HS vocab.xls (4 KB)
_Copy of 2013 Social Studies K-HS vocab.xls (4 KB)
DEBATE Station - Elementary & Secondary.pdf (30.4 MB)
FOLDABLE Station.pdf (322.0 KB)
GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS Station.pdf (549.8 KB)
PICTURE WORD INDUCTION METHOD Station.pdf (181.3 KB)
SONGS AND RHYMES Station.pdf (194.2 KB)
1 What's in a Word Presentation.pdf (653.3 KB)
2 What's in a Word 6-Step Process.doc (25 KB)
4 What's in a Word K-HS Vocabulary.pdf (210.7 KB)

S109 - Writing for ELLs: Supporting the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
The session will focus on fostering the development of writing skills for ELLs in all content areas. Specific ideas and strategies will be shared to support both argumentative and narrative writing. This session will discuss strategies through grades 6-12.
1 Writing for ELLs-Supporting the MdCCRS Presentation.pdf (584.7 KB)
2a Can DO Descriptors gr 6-8 2012.pdf (493.2 KB)
2b Can DO Descriptors gr 9-12 2012.pdf (492.4 KB)
3 Writing for ELLs-Supporting the MdCCRS Do What Tool.pdf (304.9 KB)
4 Writing for ELLs-Supporting the MdCCRS Connecting the Ideas Tool.doc (24.5 KB)
5 Writing for ELLs-Supporting the MdCCRS Quote Sandwich Tool.docx (17.4 KB)

expandFormative Assessment

A114 - Using Technology to Facilitate the Formative Assessment Feedback Process
Gone are the days of spending weekends scoring papers long after the students completed them. Technology now provides many free and easy to use options for providing immediate teacher-to-student and student-to-student-feedback. Learn how Maryland teachers are using this free technology in their classroom to enhance the formative assessment feedback process.
Participant Agenda
MT_AllLevels_LeadershipC_Technology_1of5_V2.pptx (2.1 MB)

A113 - Standards Align vs. Standards Based Assessment Tasks: Using the Assessment Passage and Item Quality Criteria Checklist to Evaluate Assessment Materials
Navigating today’s educational resources can be overwhelming. How do you know if a product/tool for teachers is worth the investment? Student Achievement Partners has published the TOOKLKIT for Evaluating Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to Common Core State Standards. In this session participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use the Quality Criteria Checklist in the Toolkit in order to evaluate classroom assessment materials.
Standard Aligned Standard Based Powerpoint.pptx (2.744 MB)
Putting Toolkit into Practice.pdf (110.426 KB)
Toolkit Scavenger Hunt.pdf (121.042 KB)

expandGifted and Talented

E104 - Differentiating the Mathematics MCCRS for Advanced/Gifted and Talented Students: A Problem-Based Learning Approach (Grades 3 – 5)
Participants will be introduced to fully developed GT/MCCRS Mathematic curriculum units which model acceleration and enrichment strategies to meet the learning needs of advanced/gifted and talented students.
ES_GTMath_DiffCCRS_1_of_6.pdf (3.62 MB)
ES_GTMath_DiffCCRS_2_of_6.pdf (272.4 KB)
ES_GTMath_DiffCCRS_3_of_6.pdf (16.9 KB)
ES_GTMath_DiffCCRS_4_of_6.pdf (18.1 KB)
ES_GTMath_DiffCCRS_5b_of_6.pdf (22.9 KB)
ES_GTMath_DiffCCRS_5_of_6.pdf (198.3 KB)
ES_GTMath_DiffCCRS_6_of_6.pdf (677.2 KB)

ES_GTMath_Units
Place You Go
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LP_1.docx (1.32 MB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LP_1.pdf (532.5 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_1.docx (105.0 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_1_PBL.pdf (106.3 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_2_Through_Maryland.docx (380.7 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_2_Through_Maryland.pdf (150.0 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_3_To_The_Boardwalk.docx (57.9 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_3_To_The_Boardwalk.pdf (62.2 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_4_To_the_Zoo.docx (67.2 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_4_To_the_Zoo.pdf (116.0 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_5_Rock_Around_the_Clock.docx (42.9 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_5_Rock_Around_the_Clock.pdf (85.5 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_6_Fundraising.docx (426.1 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_6_Fundraising.pdf (97.1 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_7_Restaurant.pdf (35.6 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_8_Choice_Board.doc (131 KB)
Grade_1GT_Math_Places_LS_8_Choice_Board.pdf (81.1 KB)
Grade_1GT_Places_Unit Plan.docx (639.3 KB)
Grade_1GT_Places_Unit Plan.pdf (204.1 KB)

Olympic Field Day
Grade 3GT_Math_Olympics_LS_5_Area.docx (95.0 KB)
Grade_3GT_Math_Olympics_LP_1_Fractions.docx (611.0 KB)
Grade_3GT_Math_Olympics_LS_ 1_PBL.docx (748.3 KB)
Grade_3GT_Math_Olympics_LS_2_Time_Distance_Number_Line.docx (975.9 KB)
Grade_3GT_Math_Olympics_LS_3_Silver_and_Gold.docx (139.4 KB)
Grade_3GT_Math_Olympics_LS_4_Gymnastics.docx (207.8 KB)
Grade_3GT_Math_Olympic_Field_Day_Unit_Plan.docx (284.0 KB)

Third Bridge
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_Lesson_Plan_1.docx (64.3 KB)
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_LS_1.docx (552.8 KB)
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_LS_2.docx (595.0 KB)
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_LS_3.docx (68.7 KB)
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_LS_4.docx (206.2 KB)
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_LS_5.docx (70.5 KB)
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_LS_6.docx (122.1 KB)
Grade_4GT_Math_Third_Bridge_Unit_Plan.docx (91.3 KB)
Landing Pages for Grade 4 GT Math.docx (16.9 KB)

Armour for All
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_LP_1.docx (128.6 KB)
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_LP_2.docx (1.11 MB)
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_LS_1.docx (3.87 MB)
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_LS_2.docx (64.7 KB)
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_LS_3.docx (21.9 MB)
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_LS_4.docx (1.04 MB)
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_LS_5.docx (65.2 KB)
Grade_5GT_Math_Armour_for_All_Unit_Plan.docx (109.3 KB)

E103 - Differentiating the English Language Arts MCCRS for Advanced/Gifted and Talented Students (Grades 3 – 5)
Participants will be introduced to fully developed GT/MCCRS ELA curriculum units which model effective differentiation practices to meet the learning needs of advanced/gifted and talented students. They will learn design principles and key instructional strategies that can be applied to other units.
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_1_of_9.pdf (2.89 MB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_2_of_9.pdf (272.4 KB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_3_of_9.pdf (16.8 KB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_4_of_9.pdf (18.1 KB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_5_of_9.pdf (124.9 KB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_6_of_9.pdf (95.4 KB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_7_of_9.pdf (127.1 KB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_8_of_9.pdf (114.5 KB)
ES_GTELA_DiffCCRS_9_of_9.pdf (197.9 KB)

ES_GTELA_Units
Concept of Change
Grade_3GT_ELA _Change_Point_of_View_LS_6.docx (65.2 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change_Character_Motivation_LS_8.docx (93.1 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change_Close_Read_LS_5.docx (82.4 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change_Concept_LS_1.docx (98.6 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change_Innovation_Strategy_LS_7.docx (2.91 MB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change_Performance-Task_LS_9.docx (151.5 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change_Unit_Calendar.docx (65.7 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change_Vocabulary_Web_LS_4.docx (104.2 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Change__A_Taste_For_Writing_LS_3.docx (80.6 KB)
Grade_3GT_ELA_Inventors_LS_2.docx (123.7 KB)

Authenticity
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_2_Research.docx (67.6 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_3_Shared Inquiry.docx (65.3 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_4_Hero's_Journey.docx (694.3 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_5_Monologue.docx (67.7 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_6_Monologue.docx (68.5 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_7_Art_Interpretations.docx (65.6 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_8_Unit Closure.docx (70.7 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_Unit_Overview.docx (66.7 KB)
Grade_5_GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_1_Concept.docx (64.6 KB)
Landing Pages for Grade 5 GT ELA.docx (16.8 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity.pdf (1.54 MB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_2_Research.pdf (176.1 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_4_Hero's_Journey.pdf (260.0 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_5_Monologue.pdf (398.6 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_6_Monologue.pdf (178.1 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_7_Art_Interpretations.pdf (167.0 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_8_Unit Closure.pdf (176.6 KB)
Grade_5GT_ELA_Authenticity_Unit_Overview.pdf (203.5 KB)
Grade_5_GT_ELA_Authenticity_LS_1_Concept.pdf (165 KB)
Hero's Journey.pdf (104.5 KB)

M102 - Differentiating the English Language Arts MCCRS for Advanced/Gifted and Talented Students (Grades 6-8)
Participants will be introduced to fully developed GT/MCCRS ELA curriculum units which model effective differentiation practices to meet the learning needs of advanced/gifted and talented students. They will learn design principles and key instructional strategies that can be applied to other units.
MT_MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_PPT.pptx (1.98 MB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_10_of_10.pdf (113.2 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_1_of_10.pdf (4.51 MB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_2_of_10.pdf (272.4 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_3_of_10.pdf (16.8 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_4_of_10.pdf (18.1 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_5_of_10.pdf (142.9 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_6_of_10.pdf (113.3 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_7_of_10.pdf (265.4 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_8_of_10.pdf (232.0 KB)
MS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_9_of_10.pdf (174.4 KB)

MS_GTELA_Units
Perspectives
Grade_7GT_Perpectives_LS_2_Playwright's_Toolkit.docx (72.0 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_1_Duplicity.docx (66.8 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_3_Shakespeare's_Women.docx (69.3 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_4_Puns.docx (65.1 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_8_Multiple_Interpretations.docx (64.0 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_9_Sociological_Approach.docx (70.9 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_Unit_ Calendar.docx (58.4 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_Unit_Overview.docx (71.1 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_10_Cutural_Norms_Research.docx (86.7 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_5_Shrew_or_Falcon.docx (64.4 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_6_Subtext.docx (64.9 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_7_Socratic_Seminar.docx (70.9 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perpectives_LS_2_Playwright's_Toolkit.pdf (100.6 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_1_Duplicity.pdf (83.0 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_3_Shakespeare's_Women.pdf (93.1 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_4_Puns.pdf (80.8 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_8_Multiple_Interpretations.pdf (78.1 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_LS_9_Sociological_Approach.pdf (100.1 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_Unit_ Calendar.pdf (79.1 KB)
Grade_7GT_Perspectives_Unit_Overview.pdf (109.5 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_10_Cutural_Norms_Research.pdf (146.8 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_5_Shrew_or_Falcon.pdf (80.6 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_6_Subtext.pdf (80.2 KB)
Grade_7_GT_Perspectives_LS_7_Socratic_Seminar.pdf (101.0 KB)

H103 - Differentiating the English Language Arts MCCRS for Advanced/Gifted and Talented Students (Grades 9-10)
Participants will be introduced to fully developed GT/MCCRS ELA curriculum units which model effective differentiation practices to meet the learning needs of advanced/gifted and talented students. They will learn design principles and key instructional strategies that can be applied to other units.
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_10_of_11.pdf (327.7 KB)
HS_GTELA_DIffCCRS_11_of_11.pdf (130.3 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_1_of_11.pdf (3.71 MB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_2_of_11.pdf (272.4 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_3_of_11.pdf (16.8 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_4_of_11.pdf (18.1 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_5_of_11.pdf (92.7 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_6_of_11.pdf (87.3 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_7_of_11.pdf (160.5 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_8_of_11.pdf (178.2 KB)
HS_GTELA_DiffCCRS_9_of_11.pdf (255.1 KB)

HS_GTELA_Units
Concept of Identity
Grade_9GT_ELA_ Unit_At_A_Glance.docx (68.8 KB)
Grade_9GT_ELA_Identity_LS_6.docx (95.2 KB)
Grade_9GT_ELA_Identity_LS_7_Logical_Fallacies.docx (95.4 KB)
Grade_9_GT_ELA_Idenity_LS_9_Mock_Hearing.docx (64.8 KB)
Grade_9_GT_ELA_Identity_LS_1.docx (97.6 KB)
Grade_9_GT_ELA_Identity_LS_2.docx (96.1 KB)
Grade_9_GT_ELA_Identity_LS_3.docx (94.5 KB)
Grade_9_GT_ELA_Identity_LS_4.docx (104.2 KB)
Grade_9_GT_ELA_Identity_LS_5.docx (93.3 KB)
Grade_9_GT_ELA_Identity_LS_8_Propaganda.docx (698.2 KB)

Diversity
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_1.docx (79.3 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_10.docx (79.8 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_11.docx (89.5 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_12.docx (77.8 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_13.docx (93.7 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_2.docx (82.7 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_3.docx (81.4 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_4.docx (81.7 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_5.docx (84.2 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_6.docx (76.7 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_7.docx (75.6 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_8.docx (80.5 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_LS_9.docx (80.9 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_Unit_Calendar.docx (67.4 KB)
Grade_10GT_Diversity_Unit_Overview.docx (76.1 KB)

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A109 - The Power of Digital Resources
Power Level 1: Discover digital resources within the MSDE’s Blackboard Learn site Power Level 2: Power up the beginning of your school year by electrifying a lesson with authentic, engaging, and meaningful digital content. In this session participants will navigate MSDE’s Blackboard Learn to discover the wealth of resources available to Maryland educators, students, and parents and integrate digital resources into a lesson to make it more engaging for students This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
Maryland_Blackboard login flyer2.pdf (70.778 KB)
Public_Maryland_Blackboard login flyer2.docx (212.046 KB)
All_InstructTech_PowerofDigitalResources_1of2(2).ppt (8.479 MB)

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A102 - Coaching Skills Matter for Current and Future School Leaders
Explore coaching strategies that: support another person in taking action toward his/her goals; use highly effective skills of listening and speaking; practice using powerful questions, become skillful in using communicative feedback; and recognize that “Advice is Toxic”. Discover of the power of coaching for yourself during practice labs. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
All_Leadership B_Coaching_5of8_v1.docx (13.254 KB)
All_Leadership B_Coaching_7of8_v1.docx (13.189 KB)
All_Leadership B_Coaching_6of8_v1.docx (14.925 KB)
All_Leadership B_Coaching_8of8_v1.docx (14.239 KB)
All_Leadership B_Coaching_4of8_v1.docx (12.729 KB)
All_Leadership B_Coaching_1of8_v2.pptx (851.486 KB)
All_Leadership B_Coaching_3of8_v1.docx (17.485 KB)
All_Leadership B_Coaching_2of8_v1.docx (20.394 KB)

A103 - Instructional Implications of the PARCC Sample Assessment Items
PARCC sample items and protocols provide educators with a valuable picture of the format and content of the PARCC assessments. These items include UDL components, accommodations for students with disabilities and English Language Learners, and accessibility features. Participants in this session will have an opportunity to view these items and discuss the instructional implications. Participants are encouraged to bring their own technology. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
PARCC Practice Test
PARCC Sample Items Prototypes
Leadership D Secondary.pptx (2.233 MB)
EEA Leadership D Elementary Day 1 & 2 HCC.pptx (4.939 MB)
EEA Leadership D Elementary Day 2 HCC (revised).pptx (14.402 MB)

A105 - Introduction to Instructional Leadership & CCR Standards (Achieve the Core)
This session is designed to guide school-level instructional leaders in beginning the work of understanding and implementing the CCR Standards. It will address the following four areas: 1) Knowledge of the shifts, 2) Setting a vision for college and career readiness, 3) Building capacity in the school, and 4) staying engaged in the work. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
MT_All_Leadership B_Instructional Leadership_1of4_v2.pptx (143.943 KB)
All_Leadership B_Instructional Leadership_3of4_v1.docx (12.809 KB)
All_Leadership B_Instructional Leadership_4of4_v1.docx (52.514 KB)
All_Leadership B_Instructional Leadership_2of4_v1.docx (24.863 KB)

A106 - Managing Change for all Levels of School Leadership
Change is often the elephant in the room when implementing College and Career Readiness Standards. This session provides a practical approach to building a positive school culture that supports change, and unpacking the components of complex change. This is an interactive session where dialogue and networking opportunities are provided. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
All_Leadership B_Managing Change_3of5_v1.docx (165.927 KB)
All_Leadership B_Managing Change_4of5_v1.docx (11.995 KB)
All_Leadership B_Managing Change_5of5_v2.doc (63 KB)
All_Leadership B_Managing Change_5of5_v2.docx (55.607 KB)
All_Leadership B_Managing Change_1 of 5_v2.pptx (877.51 KB)
All_Leadership B_Managing Change_2of5_v1.docx (55.078 KB)

A108: EQuIP Student Work Protocol
This folder contains the materials for the Session on the EQuIP Student Work Protocols for ELA and mathematics. Your instructor will give you direction on which files to use for your session.

The EQuIP Student Work Protocol is used to examine the alignment of assignments to the College and Career Readiness Standards by using as evidence, the student work produced as a result of the assignment. The last step of the protocol includes criterion-based suggestions for improving the assignment and related materials.

A112 - Emphasizing the “L” in Professional Learning Communities
In this session, participants will explore the key components of Learning Forward’s Learning Communities standard and gain insights into how to establish and maintain learning communities that increase teacher effectiveness. Topics include an overview of the critical attributes of successful professional learning communities and the cycle of continuous improvement. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
All_Leadership B_PLCs_3of5_v2.docx (34.019 KB)
All_Leadership B_PLCs_2of5_v2.docx (11.49 KB)
All_Leadership B_PLCs_5of5_v2.docx (33.773 KB)
All_LeadershipB_PLCs_4of5.v2.docx (3.95 MB)
All_LeadershipB_PLCs_1of5_v2.pptx (4.627 MB)

A115 - The Art of Facilitation for All Leaders
Facilitation is the art of leading people through processes to improve your school/offices ability to sustain Career and College Ready Standards in a manner that encourages participation, ownership, and creativity from all involved. In the session you will learn what facilitation is and is not and discover how the four flows of facilitation will improve your leadership skills. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
All_Leadership B_Facilitation_5of6_v2.docx (139.965 KB)
All_Leadership B_Facilitation_4of6_v2.docx (137.161 KB)
All_Leadership B_Facilitation_2of6_v2.docx (15.344 KB)
All_Leadership B_Facilitation_1of6_v2.pptx (219.663 KB)
All_Leadership B_Facilitation_6of6_v2.docx (29.383 KB)
All_Leadership B_Facilitation_3of6_v2.docx (29.387 KB)

S112 - Building capacity of content teachers through a comprehensive literacy initiative
The success of the new CCR literacy standards will depend heavily on the ability of school leaders to implement school wide literacy initiatives in their schools. In a literacy-rich school environment, cross-content or school wide literacy instruction has moved from an option to a necessity. This session will address strategies for building capacity of content teachers through a comprehensive literacy initiative.
Example Action Plans for Literacy Across Content.doc (131.5 KB)
Start the Discussion Activity Cards.doc (244 KB)
Evidence to Support School-wide Initiative - Information Cards.doc (798 KB)
Building Capacity of Content Teachers - Final.ppt (1,002.5 KB)

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L103 - Deconstruction of Standards for Instructional Planning
This professional Learning session will focus on a process for deconstructing and reconstructing ELA and Math Common Core State Standards for the purpose of instructional planning. Participants will identify what students should know, understand and be able to do to attain the standards of the Common Core. Exploration of anchor standards, grade specific standards and the progression of standards will be included in this professional Learning. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-12.
5.NTB.1,2,3_Lesson Plan.docx (36.768 KB)
Deconstruction Task.doc (39 KB)
Deconstruction_6-25-14.notebook (11.74 MB)
Progressions NBT.5 Deconstruction Task.doc (42 KB)
UNIT1_5.NBT.1,2,3 Deconstruction Task.doc (46.5 KB)
UNIT1_ELA_Deconstruction Task.doc (49.5 KB)

L108 The A's and B's of RTI
As all educators are moving to a growth model for student achievement, structures need to be put in place to ensure that students' needs are being met. Bay View is a large Title I school in Cecil County. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and many were presenting a variety of ACADEMIC and BEHAVIORAL concerns. Our team collaborated to develop a research-based, Multi-Tiered System of Support for teachers and staff to plan for student needs through systematic support, problem solving, and data analysis.
RTI, A Support Matrix.docx (16.893 KB)
RTI, B Support Matrix.docx (16.893 KB)
RtIA Intervention Plan_S. Adams.docx (20.066 KB)
RtIB Intervention Plan.docx (14.354 KB)
The A's and B's of Intervention.pptx (5.972 MB)

L102 - Formative Assessments Aligned to MCCR and PARCC Standards
Participants in this session will walk away with a deeper understanding of the formative assessment development process. The session will cover assessment item and rubric development aligned to the Maryland College and Career Readiness and PARCC Frameworks. Participants will also walk away with a deeper understanding of the data collection process and how formative data is used to guide instructional decisions.
5th_anchor_opinion_papers.doc (32.5 KB)
5th_opinion_writing_rubric.docx (26.6 KB)
CBA_5.3_PCRAnchors.docx (20.5 KB)
CCR Conference.pptx (562.6 KB)
gr3_CBA3_Dog Friendly Parks.docx (23.8 KB)
gr3_CBA3_Keep Dogs on a Leash!.docx (31.6 KB)
gr3_CBA3_Let Dogs Run Free.docx (30.6 KB)
Gr4_5_PCR_rubric.docx (23.8 KB)
gr5_CBA3_ScoringKey.docx (24.5 KB)
gr5_CBA3_Source 1.docx (16.2 KB)
gr5_CBA3_Source 2.docx (17.0 KB)
gr5_CBA3_Source 3.docx (17.1 KB)

Arts Integration and the MCCRS
Creativity, Collaboration, Problem-solving and Communicating, the skills we strive for through the implementation of MDCCRS, have always been integral in any fine arts class. With the high demands of the MDCCRS and time constraints in the school day, administrators have concerns about increasing arts time, at the expense of other subjects. So, without changing time allotments for fine arts programs, let’s explore how ARTS INTEGRATION can be the key to success in MDCCRS reading and math.
ArtsIntegrationandtheMCCRS.pptx (5.533 MB)

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E101 - A Quick Look at Critical Topics in Elementary School Mathematics Reform from Past Academies
This session will review the critical highlights of the elementary school mathematics reform from the past three academies.
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look Buses Vans and Cars.doc (216 KB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look CCSSI_Math Standards.pdf (1.19 MB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look Deer in the Park.doc (58.5 KB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look Mariana's Fractions.doc (196.5 KB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look PP for Participants.ppt (5.24 MB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look School Mural.doc (417 KB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look SMP Behavior Cards.docx (40.3 KB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look SMP.doc (44.5 KB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look SMP_placememat.docx (19.9 KB)
Math_ELEM_ Quick Look What's the Problem.doc (35.5 KB)

E111 - Some Elementary School Standards are More Difficult to Interpret and Understand in Mathematics
This session will examine standards that teachers typically have difficulty understanding what is expected content-wise and instructionally. Examples of how these standards could be integrated with the Standards for Mathematical Practice in Elementary School and ideas on how to use Universal Design will also be included.
Math_ElemDiff Stan_Group 1 StudyPkt.docx (149.7 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 1 Resource Sheet 1.pdf (171.8 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 2 Resource Sheet 1..docx (19.3 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 2 StudyPkt.docx (128.2 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 3 Resource Sheet 2.pdf (167.3 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 3 StudyPkt.docx (136.6 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 4 Resource Sheet 1.docx (182.8 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 4 Resource Sheet 2.docx (180.8 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 4 Resource Sheet 3.pdf (164.6 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 4 StudyPkt.docx (73.2 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 5 Resource Sheet 1.pdf (100.8 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 5 Resource Sheet 2.pdf (68.6 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 5 Resource Sheet 3.pdf (63.1 KB)
Math_ElemDiffStan_Group 5 StudyPkt.docx (101.7 KB)
Math_Elem_DiffStanards_NoteForm.docx (18.7 KB)
PPT_ElemDifficult Standards_Participants.pptx (451.8 KB)

E116 - The Importance of Coherent Lessons in Elementary Mathematics
This session focuses on a thorough examination of the elementary school progressions to highlight related content skills/concepts from prior grades, instructional connections between prior knowledge with middle school content in this Major Domain, and with content from relevant to Supporting and Additional Clusters.
Math_ElemCoherence_ Act 4Fract Equival.pdf (50.7 KB)
Math_ElemCoherence_ Foldable 8.5 x 11.pdf (116.3 KB)
Math_ElemCoherence_Assessment_Pencilbox.pdf (55.9 KB)
Math_ElemCoherence_PPT_Participants.pptx (807.9 KB)
Math_ElemCoherence_TeachCh Notes.pdf (60.1 KB)

H101 - A Quick Look at Critical Topics in High School Mathematics Reform from Past Academies
This session will review the critical highlights of the high school mathematics reform from the past three academies.
Math_HS_ Quick Look CCSSI_Math Standards.pdf (1.19 MB)
Math_HS_ Quick Look Coherence Prototype Item.doc (234.5 KB)
Math_HS_ Quick Look PP for Participants.ppt (4.62 MB)
Math_HS_ Quick Look Procedural Skills.doc (236.5 KB)
Math_HS_ Quick Look SMP Behavior Cards.docx (40.2 KB)
Math_HS_ Quick Look SMP.doc (44.5 KB)
Math_HS_ Quick Look SMP_placememat.docx (19.9 KB)

H107 - Some High School Standards are More Difficult to Interpret and Understand in Mathematics
This session will examine standards that teachers typically have difficulty understanding what is expected content-wise and instructionally. Examples of how these standards could be integrated with the Standards for Mathematical Practice and ideas on how to use Universal Design will also be included.
Math HS PP for Difficult Standards .pptx (1.57 MB)
Math HS Stat Activity for Difficult Standards.docx (55.3 KB)

H111 - The Importance of Coherent Lessons in High School Mathematics
This session focuses on a thorough examination of the progressions to highlight related content skills/concepts from prior grades, instructional connections between prior knowledge with middle school content in this Major Domain, and with content from relevant to Supporting and Additional Clusters.
Math HS Clothesline Problems for Coherence .pdf (721.1 KB)
Math HS Functions Overview for Coherence.docx (13.5 KB)
Math HS It's Option Problem for Conherence.docx (22.8 KB)
Math HS Parking Lot prob for Coherence.docx (19.4 KB)
Math HS Powerpoint for Participants for Coherence.pptx (2.2 MB)
Math HS Resource CCSSI_Mathematics_Appendix_a_overview.pdf (739.4 KB)
Math Hs Resource for Coherence CCSC_Math_gr8 functions.pdf (197.0 KB)

M101 - A Quick Look at Critical Topics in Middle School Mathematics Reform from Past Academies
This session will review the critical highlights of the mathematics reform from the past three academies.
Math_MS_ Quick Look Cake Weighing B.doc (253 KB)
Math_MS_ Quick Look CCSSI_Math Standards.pdf (1.19 MB)
Math_MS_ Quick Look Coherence.OverlapSquaresMT.docx (30.2 KB)
Math_MS_ Quick Look GASOLINE COMSUMPTION PROTOTYPE TASK.doc (313.5 KB)
Math_MS_ Quick Look Math Practices word.doc (107.5 KB)
Math_MS_ Quick Look PP for MS Quick Look Participants.ppt (5.63 MB)
Math_MS_ Quick Look SMP Behavior Cards.docx (19.2 KB)
Math_MS_ Quick Look standards_for_mathematical_practice_placemat.docx (31.1 KB)

M106 - Some Middle School Standards are More Difficult to Interpret and Understand in Mathematics
This session will examine standards that teachers typically have difficulty understanding what is expected content-wise and instructionally. Examples of how these standards could be integrated with the Standards for Mathematical Practice and ideas on how to use Universal Design will also be included.
Math_MS_Difficult Standards.pptx (1.76 MB)
Math_MS_Difficult Standards_CCSSI_Math Standards.pdf (1.19 MB)
Math_MS_Difficult Standards_Math Practices word.doc (107.5 KB)

M110 - The Importance of Coherent Lessons in Middle School Mathematics
This session focuses on a thorough examination of the progressions to highlight related content skills/concepts from prior grades, instructional connections between prior knowledge with middle school content in this Major Domain, and with content from relevant to Supporting and Additional Clusters.
Math_MS_Coherence.pptx (608.3 KB)
Math_MS_Coherence_CCSSI_Math Standards.pdf (1.19 MB)
Math_MS_Coherence_Math Practices word.doc (107.5 KB)

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E106 - Evaluating NextGen-Aligned Materials Using the Equip NGSS Rubric
The EQuIP NGSS Rubric is a tool for educators and education leaders to use in identifying high quality, NGSS-aligned instructional materials through a criterion-based, peer-review process. Specifically the Rubric will allow users to evaluate materials based on their alignment to the dimensions of the NGSS, the strength of instructional supports and the use of regular assessments of both teaching and learning.
ES_Science_EvaluateNGSSAlignedMaterialsUsingEQuIpRubric_1of3.v2.pdf (818.9 KB)
ES_Science_EvaluateNGSSAligned_Chia sc1304_55 - Copy_3of3.pdf (452.8 KB)
ES_Science_EvaluateNGSSAligned_EQuIPRubricScience&ResponseForm2of3.pdf (623.6 KB)
Kent_MT_ES_Science_EvaluateNGSSAlignedMaterialsUsingEQuIpRubric1of2.v2.pdf (1.6 MB)

E110 - NextGen101: Introduction to NGSS/Model Lessons
Develop and understanding of the collaborative, state-led process, which lead to the development of the new K–12 science standards that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. Provide examples of strategies classroom teachers can use to ensure that the NGSS are accessible to all students using the 5E model.
ES_Science_NGSS 101_1of5.v2.pdf (2.33 MB)
ES_Science_NGSS101_ExplanationOfVennDiagram_4of5.pdf (310.4 KB)
ES_Science_NGSS101_PE5EWorksheet_2of5.v1.pptx (57.0 KB)
ES_Science_NGSS101_Timeline_5of5.v1.pptx (576.7 KB)
ES_Science_NGSS101_VennDiagram_practices_3of5.pdf (118.6 KB)
Kent_MT_ES_Science_NGSS 101_1of6.v2.pdf (5.87 MB)

E115 - Summative and Formative Assessment for Next Generation Science Standards
Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards will incorporate an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). New assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science.
assessment_probes_uncovering_student_ideas.pdf (756.1 KB)
ES_Science_SummativeandFormativeAssessmentNGSS_1of3.v2.pdf (937.6 KB)
ES_Science_SummativeandFormative_Chia sc1304_55_3of3.pdf (452.8 KB)
ES_Science_SummativeandFormative_Developing Assessments for NGSS Report Brief (Pellegrino)_2of3.pdf (1.87 MB)
Kent_MT_ES_Science_SummativeandFormativeAssessmentNGSS_1of5.v2.pdf (2.89 MB)

H104 - Evaluating NextGen-Aligned Materials Using the Equip NGSS Rubric
The EQuIP NGSS Rubric is a tool for educators and education leaders to use in identifying high quality, NGSS-aligned instructional materials through a criterion-based, peer-review process. Specifically the Rubric will allow users to evaluate materials based on their alignment to the dimensions of the NGSS, the strength of instructional supports and the use of regular assessments of both teaching and learning.
HS_Science_EvaluateNGSSAlignedMaterialsUsingEQuIpRubric1of3.v2.pdf (751.7 KB)
HS_Science_EvaluateNGSS_Antarcticas Pine Island Glacier_3of3 - Copy.pdf (289.1 KB)
HS_Science_EvaluateNGSS_EQuIP Rubric for Science & Response Form_2of3.pdf (623.6 KB)

H106 - Introduction to NGSS/Model Lessons
Develop and understanding of the collaborative, state-led process, which lead to the development of the new K–12 science standards that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. Provide examples of strategies classroom teachers can use to ensure that the NGSS are accessible to all students using the 5E model.
HS_Science_NGSS 101_1of5.v2.pdf (2.31 MB)
HS_Science_NGSS101_ExplanationOfVennDiagram_5of5.pdf (310.4 KB)
HS_Science_NGSS101_PE5EWorksheet_3of5.v1.pptx (57.0 KB)
HS_Science_NGSS101_Timeline_2of5.v1.pptx (576.7 KB)
HS_Science_NGSS101_VennDiagram_practices_4of5.pdf (118.6 KB)

H110 - Summative and Formative Assessment for Next Generation Science Standards
Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards will incorporate an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). New assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science.
HS_Science_SummativeandFormativeAssessmentNGSS_1of3.v2.pdf (912.6 KB)
HS_Science_SummativeandFormative_Antarcticas Pine Island Glacier_2of3.pdf (289.1 KB)
HS_Science_SummativeandFormative_Developing Assessments for NGSS Report Brief (Pellegrino)_3of3.pdf (1.87 MB)

M103 - Evaluating NextGen-Aligned Materials Using the Equip NGSS Rubric
The EQuIP NGSS Rubric is a tool for educators and education leaders to use in identifying high quality, NGSS-aligned instructional materials through a criterion-based, peer-review process. Specifically the Rubric will allow users to evaluate materials based on their alignment to the dimensions of the NGSS, the strength of instructional supports and the use of regular assessments of both teaching and learning.
MS_Science_EvaluateNGSSAlignedMaterialsUsingEQuIpRubric_1of3.v2.pdf (799.0 KB)
MS_Science_EvaluateNGSS_EQuIPRubricforScience&ResponseForm_2of3.pdf (623.6 KB)
MS_Science_EvaluateNGSS_Straws and Air Pressure ss1408_23 - Copy_3of3.pdf (751.5 KB)

M105 - NextGen101: Introduction to NGSS/Model Lessons
Develop and understanding of the collaborative, state-led process, which lead to the development of the new K–12 science standards that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. Provide examples of strategies classroom teachers can use to ensure that the NGSS are accessible to all students using the 5E model.
MS_Science_NGSS 101_1of5.v2.pdf (2.35 MB)
MS_Science_NGSS101_ExplanationOfVennDiagram_4of5.pdf (310.4 KB)
MS_Science_NGSS101_PE5EWorksheet_2of5.pptx (57.0 KB)
MS_Science_NGSS101_Timeline_5of5.pptx (576.7 KB)
MS_Science_NGSS101_VennDiagram_practices_3of5.pdf (118.6 KB)

M109 - Summative and Formative Assessment for Next Generation Science Standards
Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards will incorporate an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). New assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science.
MS_Science_SummativeandFormativeAssessmentNGSS_1of3.v2.pdf (934.1 KB)
MS_Science_SummativeandFormative_Developing Assessments for NGSS Report Brief (Pellegrino)_3of3.pdf (1.87 MB)
MS_Science_SummativeandFormative_Straws and Air Pressure ss1408_23_2of3.pdf (751.5 KB)

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A104a - Introduction to C3: Elementary
This session will provide an overview of the C3: College, Career and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies. Highlights will include an introduction to the Inquiry Arc pedagogical approach, designing social studies lessons and integration with current state curriculum and Maryland’s College and Career Ready Standards. This session will discuss strategies in grades K-5.
Elementary_Social Studies_Introduction to C3_1of6.v1.pptx (1.459 MB)
Elementary_Social Studies_Introduction to C3_3of6.v1.pdf (299.825 KB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Introduction to C3_5of6.v1.pdf (1.385 MB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Introduction to C3_2of6.v1.pdf (352.497 KB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Introduction to C3_6of6.v1.docx (14.397 KB)
Elem&Sec_Introduction to C3_4of6_v1.pdf (2.476 MB)

DISCLAIMER: Some of the Master Teachers have made small changes to the PowerPoints in order to accomodate their teaching styles and experiences. Please be advised that the PowerPoint for this presentation may be different than this resource. All of the PowerPoints for this session, including those edited by Master Teachers. will be made available at the end of all the conferences.

A104c - Introduction to C3: Secondary
This session will provide an overview of the C3: College, Career and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies. Highlights will include an introduction to the Inquiry Arc pedagogical approach, designing social studies lessons and integration with current state curriculum and Maryland’s College and Career Ready Standards. This session will discuss strategies in grades 6-12.
MT_Secondary_Social Studies_Introduction to C3Secondary_1of6.v3.pptx (21.174 MB)
Elem&Sec_Intro to C3_3of6_v1.pdf (2.476 MB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Intro to C3_4of6.v1.pdf (1.385 MB)
Secondary_Social Studies_Intro to C3_6of6_v1.pdf (80.83 KB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Intro to C3_2of6.v1.docx (155.748 KB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Intro to C3_5of6_v1.docx (14.391 KB)

DISCLAIMER: Some of the Master Teachers have made small changes to the PowerPoints in order to accomodate their teaching styles and experiences. Please be advised that the PowerPoint for this presentation may be different than this resource. All of the PowerPoints for this session, including those edited by Master Teachers. will be made available at the end of all the conferences.

E117 - Using Primary Sources
Using primary sources will provide elementary teachers with tools, models and guidelines for incorporating primary sources in the classroom. The session will allow time for teachers to create lesson plans using primary sources.
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Using Primary Sources_3of7_v1.doc (307 KB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Using Primary Sources_5of7_v1.doc (121 KB)
Elementary_Social Studies_Using Primary Scources_6of7_v1.pdf (2.476 MB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Using Primary Sources_4of7_v1.pdf (1.385 MB)
Elementary_Social Studies_Using Primary Sources_2of7v1.doc (155 KB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_Using Primary Sources_7of7_v1.docx (14.4 KB)
Elementary_Social Studies_Using Primary Sources_1of7_ v1.ppt (8.48 MB)

DISCLAIMER: Some of the Master Teachers have made small changes to the PowerPoints in order to accomodate their teaching styles and experiences. Please be advised that the PowerPoint for this presentation may be different than this resource. All of the PowerPoints for this session, including those edited by Master Teachers. will be made available at the end of all the conferences.

H102 - C3 & the HSA
This session will focus on how the new C3 framework can enhance instruction in the HSA government course. Special emphasis will be given to aligning the HSA assessment with C3.
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_C3&HSA_4of8_v1.pdf (1.385 MB)
Elem&Sec._Social Studies_C3&HSA_2of8.v1.docx (155.752 KB)
Secondary_Social Studies_C3&HSA_8of8_v1.pdf (736.704 KB)
Secondary_Social Studies_C3&HSA_7of8_v1.pdf (788.933 KB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_C3&HSA_5of8_v1.docx (14.39 KB)
Secondary_Social Studies_ C3&HSA_6of8_v1.pdf (146.263 KB)
Secondary_Social Studies_C3&HSA_1of8_v1.ppt (4.158 MB)
Elem&Sec_Social Studies_C3&HSA_3of8_v1.pdf (2.476 MB)

DISCLAIMER: Some of the Master Teachers have made small changes to the PowerPoints in order to accomodate their teaching styles and experiences. Please be advised that the PowerPoint for this presentation may be different than this resource. All of the PowerPoints for this session, including those edited by Master Teachers. will be made available at the end of all the conferences.

S106 - How to Plan Historical Investigations
Historical investigations are one of the ideal methods for teaching social studies through a problem-based, inquiry arc approach. In this session teachers will learn how to plan historical investigations, including finding primary source documents, crafting compelling questions and designing HI tasks and assessments. This session will discuss strategies through grades 6-12.
Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_8of9_v1.docx (1.377 MB)
Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_2of9_v1.pdf (1.403 MB)
Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_3of9_v1.doc (34.5 KB)
Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_7of9_v1.docx (1.364 MB)
Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_6of9_v1.docx (932.754 KB)
Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_5of9_v1.pdf (444.994 KB)
Secondary_SociaL Studies_Historical Investigations_9of9_v1.docx (1.187 MB)
Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_4of9_v1.docx (634.671 KB)
MT_Secondary_Social Studies_Historical Investigations_1of9_v2.pptx (1.889 MB)

Below is an Addendum to the Historical Investigations PowerPoint with a list of resources.

http://sheg.stanford.edu/rlh
http://web.wm.edu/hsi/
http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/educators/
http://www.archives.gov/education/special-topics.html
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era
http://www.umbc.edu/che/arch/samples.php
Dbq project
AP Free Response Questions

DISCLAIMER: Some of the Master Teachers have made small changes to the PowerPoints in order to accomodate their teaching styles and experiences. Please be advised that the PowerPoint for this presentation may be different than this resource. All of the PowerPoints for this session, including those edited by Master Teachers. will be made available at the end of all the conferences.

expandSpecial Education

E102 and S101 - Ensuring student access to CCRS instruction
Outcome: Participants will engage in discussion of the effective implementation of inclusive practices as a means for ensuring access to the general education curriculum by students with disabilities.

Session Description: Through a Community of Practice (CoP) format participants and facilitators will provide perspective and share insights across the State as well as solutions to challenge(s) around the implementation of inclusive practices and access to instruction and assessment that students with disabilities might face in learning the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).
UDL Self Ck – Assessment.docx (78.9 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Goals.docx (60.1 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Materials 1.docx (135.1 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Methods .docx (74.6 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Methods 2.docx (86.8 KB)
Critical ElementsIRN.pdf (138.2 KB)
Guidelines_2.0_Educator_Checklist (1)_0.pdf (261.7 KB)
UDL Worksheet 5.14.docx (14.3 KB)
updateguidelines2_0.pdf (175.5 KB)
CCRS-Ensuring Access.pptx (5.72 MB)
I don't want to forget.docx (27.6 KB)

E105 and S105 - Specialized Instruction
Outcome: Build the capacity of specialized educators to ensure instruction and assessment implementation of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS) and STEM Education that meets the diverse learning needs of ALL students. Through universal design for learning principles, appropriate strategies will be discussed for scaffolding, accommodating and modifying the learning tasks.

Session Description: Through a Community of Practice (CoP) format participants and facilitators will provide perspective and analyze scenarios to address diverse learning needs with tools and resources that support effective implementation of the CCRS.
CCRS-Specialized Instruction LT.pptx (9.17 MB)
CCRS-Specialized Instruction Tech.pptx (4.53 MB)
I don't want to forget.docx (27.6 KB)
Specialized Instruction Handout rev 6-27-14.pdf (666.0 KB)
terminology.pdf (95.0 KB)
The AIMing for Achiev Series 1.pdf (570.6 KB)
The AIMing for Achiev Series 2.pdf (398.7 KB)
The Aiming for Achiev Series 3.pdf (211.4 KB)
vendor resources May 2014.docx (18.7 KB)

E113 and S108 - Assessment
Outcome: Facilitate critical conversations regarding the achievement of students with disabilities as Maryland moves forward with the implementation of the CCRS and Standards Based IEPs.

Session Description: Through a Community of Practice (CoP) format participants and facilitators will provide perspective and share insights across the State. Solutions to challenge(s) around formative and summative assessment that students with disabilities might face in sharing their learning of the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and considerations for allowable accommodations in Standards-Based IEPs will be generated.
UDL Self Ck – Assessment.docx (78.9 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Goals.docx (60.1 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Materials 1.docx (135.1 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Methods .docx (74.6 KB)
UDL Self Ck – Methods 2.docx (2.41 MB)
CCRC Assessment.pptx (2.41 MB)
I don't want to forget.docx (27.6 KB)

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E109 - Integrating Standards through STEM Education for Elementary Teachers
Elementary School teachers will explore an integrated approach to instruction. Using real-world context and collaborative interaction, participants will work together to develop an outline for a potential lesson or unit that integrates standards from multiple content areas.
Elem STEM Integ Participant Resources_2of2.v1.doc.pdf (1.553 MB)
ELEM_STEM_Integ Stds Thru STEM Ed PPT _1of2.v1.ppt.pptx (3.323 MB)
Elementary Integration Model.pdf (424.965 KB)
earthquake resources.docx (193.851 KB)

E114 - STEM 101: Elementary Version
This session is designed to provide a review of STEM Education for elementary school teachers who need a refresher or want to know more. The session will focus on the what, why, and how of STEM Education, present a foundation for Maryland’s vision for STEM, and provide the participant with the background necessary to begin implementing STEM-Centric learning experiences in the classroom.
ELEM_STEM 101 PPT_2of2.v1.doc.pptx (4.88 MB)
ES STEM 101 Participants Resources_1of2.v1.doc.pdf (1.553 MB)

H105 - Integrating Standards through STEM Education for High School Teachers
High School teachers will explore an integrated approach to instruction. Using real-world context and collaborative interaction, participants will work together to develop an outline for a potential lesson or unit that integrates standards from multiple content areas.
HS STEM Integ Participant Resources _2of2.v1.doc.pdf (1.553 MB)
HS_STEM_Integ Stds Thru STEM Ed PPT _1of2.v1.ppt.pptx (3.323 MB)
High School Integration Model.pdf (407.23 KB)
earthquake resources.docx (193.851 KB)

H109 - STEM 101: High School Version
This session is designed to provide a review of STEM Education for high school teachers who need a refresher or wants to know more. The session will focus on the what, why, and how of STEM Education, present a foundation for Maryland’s vision for STEM, and provide the participant with the background necessary to begin implementing STEM-Centric learning experiences in the classroom.
HS STEM 101 Participant Resources _1of2.v1.doc.pdf (1.553 MB)
HS_STEM 101 _2of2.v1.doc.pptx (4.88 MB)

H113 - Maryland’s STEM Innovation Network - STEMnet
In 2010, at the Governor’s request and in partnership with MSDE, local school districts, and STEM teachers across the state, MBRT took the lead in planning and developing STEMnet – Maryland’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Innovation Network. STEMnet provides the platform that ensures universal access to Maryland’s vast STEM resources. In this session, participants will analyze resources available on STEMnet aimed at accelerating teacher and student growth in STEM.

M104 - Integrating Standards through STEM Education for Middle School Teachers
Middle school teachers will explore an integrated approach to instruction. Using real-world context and collaborative interaction, participants will work together to develop an outline for a potential lesson or unit that integrates standards from multiple content areas.
MS STEM Integ Participant Resources_2of2.v1.doc.pdf (1.553 MB)
MS_STEM_Integ Stds Thru STEM Ed PPT _1of2.v1.ppt.pptx (3.323 MB)
Middle School Integration Model.pdf (453.76 KB)
earthquake resources.docx (193.851 KB)

M108 - STEM 101: Middle School Version
This session is designed to provide a review of STEM Education for middle teachers who need a refresher or wants to know more. The session will focus on the what, why, and how of STEM Education, present a foundation for Maryland’s vision for STEM, and provide the participant with the background necessary to begin implementing STEM-Centric learning experiences in the classroom.
MS STEM 101 Participants Resources_2of2.v1.doc.pdf (1.553 MB)
MS_STEM 101_1of2.v1.doc.pptx (4.88 MB)