Workshops Scheduled for 2014

Structures to Support the Implementation of Common Core State Standards


California ASCD and the Charter Oak Unified School District Present a workshop for general and Special Education teachers, psychologists and other service providers

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Royal Oaks Middle School, 303 S. Glendora Avenue, Covina  91724



Dr. Gail Angus is currently the Assistant Director for Riverside County SELPA. Gail supports 23 local education agencies (LEAs) with providing compliant special education services to eligible students. Her current focus has been assisting the LEAs with the implementation of Common Core State Standards and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.


This full day workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to explore classroom structures and procedures that will support with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for students with disabilities. Topics to be covered include:

· Inclusive instructional strategies that can be built into a lesson

· Grading students with special needs based on the Office of Special Education Programs recommendations and best practice

· Review of research on accommodation, especially in the area of 1:1 para-professionals

· Explore inclusive instructional environments to support students with disabilities as well as meet the needs of all learners






 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics



                    Presenter:  David Foster, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative

                    Friday, May 30, 2014 -- Hosted by Glendora Unified School District, Glendora



David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of 91 member districts across the United States.  Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia.  SVMI is affiliated with programs at University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and San Jose State University.  David established SVMI in 1996 working as Mathematics Director for the Robert N. Noyce Foundation. Foster consulted with PARCC and develops exemplars for SBAC.

He is also Co-Chair of the advisory committee of the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service/Balanced Assessment. David is Co-Director of the Santa Clara Valley Math Project and a consultant to the Urban Math Leadership Network that works with the 25 largest school districts in America.  Foster is the author of Interactive Mathematics: Activities and Investigations.  This publication is an innovative mathematics program for middle school students, grades six through eight. Currently he is the head writer on a new high school curriculum for the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. 

Workshop Description:

The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics call for significant shifts in teaching and learning.  This workshop will provide a short overview of the CCSS-Math and the new SBAC assessments.  The presentation will introduce teachers to SVMI curricular tools and assessments.  These include MAC performance tasks, Problems of the Month, Math Talks and Formative Assessment Lessons.  The participants will experience these tools as learners and use them to assemble transition units of instruction. 

Goals and Objectives

The math institute is designed to:

· Strengthen teachers’ mathematical content and pedagogical content knowledge

· Develop understanding and knowledge of the Common Core State Standards in mathematics

· Deepen participants’ instructional skills and provide them with resources to be used in their classrooms

· Enhance participants’ ability to use high-quality mathematics tasks to assess their students’ mathematical understanding

· Prepare teachers for the SBAC and share curricular tools for the transition to the CCSSM.


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Remodeling the Curriculum:  Creating Common Core-Aligned Instruction

                  Friday, May 30, 2014  |   8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                 

                  Presented by Sue Beers

                 Hosted by Glendora Unified School District in partnership with California ASCD


An educator for 36 years, Sue Beers has been a teacher, administrator, curriculum director and consultant. Beers currently serves as Director of the Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium, a non-profit organization serving 160 school districts in Iowa.   She also conducts professional development for schools, districts, states and other organizations both nationally and internationally. Currently Sue is presenting CCSS workshops nationally for ASCD.

Beers' areas of focus include literacy across the content areas, school improvement planning, effective instructional strategies, and assessment planning and development. She is the co-author of the ASCD action tools Reading Strategies for the Content Areas, Volume 1; Reading Strategies for the Content Areas, Volume 2; Using Writing to Learn Across the Content Areas, and Literacy in the Content Areas.  Beers is also the author of the ASCD action tool Strategies for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Professional Development.




In this workshop, participants will examine how to plan instruction that brings together all of the key elements inherent in Common Core-aligned instruction.  A model unit plan template will be used to process how various components fit together in designing instruction.  After examining the big picture of CCSS instructional planning, participants will delve into a key piece of the instructional design – developing high quality text-dependent questions. 



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