Iowa ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy - April 24, 2015

Agenda     Friday   April 24

8:00 – 8:30

Registration                   Enjoy coffee, juice, fruit and pastries           Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center

8:30 – 9:15

 

Break-out sessions Choose the one that best fits your needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:15 – 9:30

Break

"Essential Learnings and a New Standards-Based Report Card."

Rudi Hamiester, Principal;  Jacque Lahr, Literacy Strategist/Instructional Coach: West Delaware CSD

Our school, Lambert Elementary, struggled to develop a New Standards Based Report Card until we started aligning the core and identifying our "Essential Learnings" for each grade level. As we worked through the process our new Standards Based Report Card naturally evolved. Our new report card has become an important tool in the communication of our learning objectives to both students and parents.

Presiding: Allan Eckelman, Iowa ASCD Board Member, Past President                                                        

Banquet 1 

PowerPoint Presentation:  "Essential Learnings and New Standards-Based Report Card"

 

“Developing a 21st Century Learning Community for All Stakeholders”

John Carver, Superintendent; Tim Felderman, Principal: Howard Winnishiek CSD

Howard-Winneshiek CSD is developing a student centered learning environment that is addressing grading systems, gaps in knowledge, and student pacing. Students, teachers, school board members, post-secondary educators, and community members are developing this system while engaging today’s students in 21st Century skills via global connections.  Learn the protocols and philosophies behind this unique learning environment.

Presiding: Jason Ellingson, Iowa ASCD Board Member                                                                                       

Banquet 2  

Presentation of Howard-Winneshiek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

“Standards-Based Practices: One District’s Story”

Dr. Jill Urich, Chief Academic Officer; Dr. Sharon Ingebrand, Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Professional Learning; Amanda Neitzel, Coordinator of Curriculum: Ankeny CSD

The Ankeny Community School District has been on the standards-based journey since 2009.  Highlighted examples of the work include implementation of Professional Learning Communities, a focus on the formative assessment process, development of summary rubrics, a district stance on homework, establishment of guiding principles, development of policy, and stakeholder involvement.  Hear Ankeny’s story and learn about the multi-year process of work that is still underway.

Presiding: Leslie Moore, Iowa ASCD Board Member, Secretary                                                                          

Banquet 3    

PDF of PowerPoint:  Ankeny's Story

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

602.02:  Instructional Practices

604.00:  Interventions to Support Individual Students' Educational Improvement

9:30 – 10:15

 

Break-out sessions Choose the one that best fits your needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






10:15 – 10:30

Break

Keeping the Focus on the Learning

Kelsey Strope, MS Math; Michelle Bacon-Curry, HS English; Shannon Bucknell, HS Principal; Sara Oswald MS Principal/PK-12 Director of Innovation, Curriculum and Assessment: West Branch CSD

Over the past 4 years, West Branch Community Schools has been on a journey to transform our grading practices district-wide.  We will share our journey - the highs and low of changing mindsets and expectations in teachers, students and parents.  Note: This session will be repeated.

Presiding: Jason Ellingson, Iowa ASCD Board Member                                                                                       

Banquet 1   

Presentation of West Branch Community School District

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Additional Information Shared by West Branch Community School District

Standard-Based Grading: Tales from the Fork in the Road

Kerry Newman, Director of Secondary Education: Council Bluffs CSD

Council Bluffs Community School District is well down the road with standards- based grading.  This presentation will focus on the recent adjustments we made to grading guidelines and practices.  See how minor retooling created a focus on learning.  Resources and processes that were critical along our journey will be shared.

Presiding: Veta Thode,  Iowa ASCD Board Member                                                                                             

Banquet 2   

Council Bluffs Presentation on Grading Practices                      

Grading Practices Resource Manual

Bringing Focus to Standards-Based Grading

Betsy Nefzger, Curriculum Director, Jeannie Krambeer, Reading/Language Arts Teacher: North Fayette Valley CSD

This session will focus on the beginning stages of SBG implementation, including creating a long-range plan, maintaining a focus and ensuring teacher buy in throughout the planning process.  We will give a step by step process for school leaders to facilitate teacher development of a first-time standards based report card.  This session will focus on SBG implementation in grades K-8.      

Presiding: Ottie Maxey, Iowa ASCD Board Member                                                                                              

Banquet 3     

North Fayette Presentation

                                                                                                                   

 

10:30 – 11:15

Break-out sessions Choose the one that best fits your needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:15 – 11:30

Break

Keeping the Focus on the Learning   (Repeat Session)

Kelsey Strope, MS Math; Michelle Bacon-Curry, HS English; Shannon Bucknell, HS Principal; Sara Oswald MS Principal/PK-12 Director of Innovation, Curriculum and Assessment: West Branch CSD

Over the past 4 years, West Branch Community Schools has been on a journey to transform our grading practices district-wide.  We will share our journey - the highs and low of changing mindsets and expectations in teachers, students and parents.  

Presiding: Jason Ellingson, Iowa ASCD Board Member                                                                                         

Banquet 1

Presentation of West Branch Community School District

Additional Information Provided by West Branch Community School District

Why Standards-Based Grading? A Launchpad to Focused Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Practices"

Dr. Mary Cooksley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Tim Veiseth, 3-5 Principal;  Jayme Braida, teacher; Denise Morris, teacher;  Angie Grubb, teacher;  Danielle Francois. teacher; Kirsten Stek, teacher and Jeanne Clark, teacher: Oskaloosa CSD

Oskaloosa Community Schools shares their journey from the beginning of the process, why they and how chose to go to SBG at the Elementary and Standards-Referenced Grading at the MS and HS. The presentation will share how they use the data they get to impact instruction and feedback - and change our culture to focusing on learning rather than just grades. Districts will be given some tools and ideas how to implement SBG/SRG successfully. This session is targeted at teachers and administrators

Presiding: Diane Campbell, Iowa ASCD Board Member                                                                                      

 Banquet 2  

 PowerPoint Presentation: "Why Standards-Based Grading? A Launchpad to Focused Curriculum, instruction, and Assessment Practices"

Standards Based Grading-Montezuma Unit Scales

Brian Moretz. Secondary Principal; Allison Pargeon, Secondary Math Instructor; Cory Nikkel, 8-12 Language Arts; Lindsey Schanbacher, 7-12 Agriculture: Montezuma CSD

In this presentation we will show the process in which Montezuma uses the Common Core/Iowa Core/Got To Knows to grade our students at Montezuma.  We will be presenting in the three disciplines of math, language arts, and an elective non-core subject.  The process works for Montezuma and we hope to enhance your understanding through our presentation and questions.

Presiding: Karen Sandberg, Curriculum Academy Planning Committee Member                                           

Banquet 3  

Montezuma Presentation in PDF format

  

      

11:30 – 12:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:15 – 1:15

Buffet Lunch

A Focus on Learning: Standards-based Instruction, Assessment and Reporting at the Secondary Level

Susan Hope, Waukee Middle School Instructional Coach; Beth Brewer, South Middle School Instructional Coach; Jill Kasparbauer, Prairieview Instructional Coach; Mark Stallman; Waukee High School Instructional Coach; Adam Shockey, Waukee Middle School Principal; Kirk Johnson, Waukee High School Principal; Michelle Lettington, Executive Director of Curriculum and Professional Learning: Waukee CSD

Learn how one district's journey to focus on learning led them to standards-based instruction, assessment and reporting. Engage in conversations about resources, professional development and tools that helped support change in practice and transitions as students move through the grade levels at the secondary level. 

Presiding:, Susan Pecinovsky, Iowa ASCD Board Member                                                                                    

Banquet 1  

PowerPoint Presentation: "A Focus on Learning:  Standards-Based Instruction, Assessment and Reporting at the Secondary Level"

Our PK-12 Journey to Standards Based

Jo Prusha, Andrea Townsley, Laurie Donald, Cynda Mehlert, Alex Olson, Lois Deerberg: Benton CSD

Standards-based is grounded on the principle that feedback should convey how well students have achieved on a set of defined concepts, skills and standards. In other words, learn. To what degree do you and your colleagues believe that? If you do agree, what are the advantages to you and to your students? If you don't agree, why not? That's the discussion will have.

Presiding: Kym Stein, Iowa ASCD Board Member                                         

Banquet 2    

Presentation of the Benton Community School District

Building Flexibility into Education Through the Structure of Core Standards

Shawn Hyer, Renee Martin, Adam Lamoureux, and Deron Durflinger:  Van Meter CSD

Van Meter teachers will share how they have used Core Standards to personalize instruction and assessment of student learning through Standards Based Grading and Project Based Learning.

Presiding: Becky Martin, Iowa ASCD Board Member, President-Elect        

Banquet 3     

                                                       

Resource for PowerPoint for Van Meter Presentation

1:30 – 2:30

Standards Based Grading: Moving from 'silos of some' to an 'arsenal of everybody’

Keynote Address: Matt Townsley, Director of Instruction and Technology: Solon CSD

Standards-based grading is taking hold across Iowa!  Together, we will explore the benefits and challenges of moving from a few teachers implementing SBG to an entire system.  Lessons from Solon Community Schools' multiple year journey will frame this keynote.  

Presiding: Kevin Vidergar, Iowa ASCD Board Member, President                  

Banquet 1, 2, 3    

Resources of Matt Townsley for this presentation