August 2014 NTI: Opening Session and NYSED Presentations

NTI Participants at July 2013 NTI

Opening Session and NYSED Presentations

Leading Change
Kate Gerson, Opening Presentation, Tuesday, August 5, 2014
We’ll discuss the challenges facing school leadership teams as they guide their school communities deeper into the work of the Common Core. The conversation will include Ron Heifetz’ work as well as the priority moves each teacher and principal can make to foster development for all students.

Balancing Rigor and Support
Kate Gerson, NYSED Presentation, Wednesday, August 6, 2014
One of the challenges we face in Common Core implementation is where to draw the line between maintaining high expectations for all students and scaffolding their learning from where they are. We’ll address our daily decision making regarding support for students and consider Carol Dweck’s work on Growth Mindset.

What Does it Take to Succeed in the Era of the Common Core?
Thursday, August 7, 2014
David Liben, Senior Content Specialist of the Literacy and English Language Arts team, Student Achievement Partners
This talk addresses the changes needed to be made to ELA curriculum to succeed with the Common Core Standards

Rhetoric to Reality
Kate Gerson, NYSED Presentation, Friday, August 8, 2014
How can we use the critical levers of professional development, instructional coaching, collaborative planning, and peer observation to move  our Common Core practice from simply honoring the “shifts” to truly changing our practice. We’ll discuss the causes and signs of students  “doing the thinking.”


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