October 2014 NTI: Grades 9-12 ELA Turnkey Kit for Principals - Sessions 1-5

NTI Participants

Session 1: Principals' Session: Student Engagement in the ELA Classrooms

Time:
90 minutes

Description:
Principals will review the framework for change reflected in Heath and Heath Switch. Participants will focus on the practice of student thinking.


Session 2: Principals’ Session: Standards, Instructional Moves and Student Engagement

Time:
90 minutes

Description:
Participants will engage in conversation about what they should see in an ELA classroom, based on the Achieve the Core, “Instructional Practice Guide”.


Session 3: Principals’ Session: Identifying Elements of Change in the ELA Classroom

Time:
90 minutes

Description:
Participants will use the Switch framework to identify where to focus in changing student outcomes through effective instruction that provides opportunity to think.


Session 4: Principals’ Session: Problem-Solving Identified Change -Elements in the ELA Classroom

Time:  
105 minutes

Description:
Through the use of Switch framework, participants will identify how to change the situation, encourage habits and spread the best practices in teacher instruction for student thinking.


Session 5: Teacher Thinking on Student Thinking

Time:
90 minutes

Description:
Participants will review the examples of student learning from the teacher session on the prior day to identify instances of best practices around instruction that allows for student thinking.