LCE Collaboration Day Summary October 28th, 2016

First Grade:  The 1st grade team met to review report and finalize plans for their upcoming Wild Things parade. They then headed to the District Office to hear presentations on potential ELA pilot curriculum and discuss the implementation of the upcoming ELA pilot.

Second Grade:  K -6th went to the District Office to listen to presentations for the ELA Adoptions. They heard from McGraw Hill Education’s Journeys Program as well as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
All Grade Level leaders will be picking up kits to have at their site as well as technology codes to use.

Third Grade:  K -6th went to the District Office to listen to presentations for the ELA Adoptions. They heard from McGraw Hill Education’s Journeys Program as well as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
All Grade Level leaders will be picking up kits to have at their site as well as technology codes to use.

Fourth Grade:  K -6th went to the District Office to listen to presentations for the ELA Adoptions. They heard from McGraw Hill Education’s Journeys Program as well as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
All Grade Level leaders will be picking up kits to have at their site as well as technology codes to use.

Fifth Grade:  K -6th went to the District Office to listen to presentations for the ELA Adoptions. They heard from McGraw Hill Education’s Journeys Program as well as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
All Grade Level leaders will be picking up kits to have at their site as well as technology codes to use.

Sixth Grade:  Sixth grade science and math teachers met to research materials for the implementation of the NGSS, review students’ progress using the Math in Focus program and collaborated on ways to support students struggling in mathematics.  The team also discussed the progress of the implementation of the science notebooks.

Sixth grade ELA teachers attended the publisher presentations at the district office.

PE:  Physical Education focused on activities and methodologies for the various grade levels. Time was spent on assessments.

Special Education:  The RSP teacher met with her RSP partner to discuss various special education issues. The most important topic discussed with how to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies with students who have not, or possibly will not qualify for special education.

ELD:  The three elementary ELD teachers met with the director.  They discussed the updating of the reclassification criteria. More information is needed to determine inclusion of DWA scores and Fountas and Pinnell data.  A meeting will be arranged to gain more expertise with Fountas and Pinnell.  A variety of successful supplemental materials were reviewed and considered for re-purchase this year.  Pass/fail grading policies for students at CELDT level 1 or 2 in grade levels 3-6 should be decided as a team with parents involved on an individual basis.

Library Specialists:  The library specialists met to read and report on new books. They discussed new holiday books, what they are planning for the election, and they discussed some of the character actions in children’s books.

Computer Specialists:  The computer specialists met at PCY and organized the lab. They discussed the 3D printer lessons that they are going to cover and the Google CS First lessons.  It was decided to have the rep from MakerBot printers meet with them on the next Collaboration day in November.