In a previous post, Summer Learning 2017 – Flyer and Choices, I describe our summer learning plans and choices. We make a commitment to read and learn every summer. This year, in addition to books and a stream of TED talks, Voices of Diversity, we offer the opportunity to read children’s literature and design learning intentions around character and values.
Here’s the data on what we selected to learn:
Another way to consider the data:
- 33 selected The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
- 13 selected Voices of Diversity TED Talks
- 11 selected Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
- 11 selected Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
- 10 selected Heart!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life As a Teacher and Leader
- 10 selected The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook, Grades K-2 (or 3-6): Four Steps for Turning Assessment Data into Goal-Directed Instruction
- 7 selected Beyond Answers: Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children
- 5 selected Using Children’s Literature to Build Character Foundation
- 2 selected Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom
Throughout the year, the Academic Leadership Team has been working with teacher-teams in many ways in support of our team goal shown below.
We can design and implement a differentiated action plan across our divisions to meet all learners where they are.
Tier 1 Differentiation: Learner Choice and Voice
Our plan involves using the Visible Thinking Routine Sentence-Phrase-Word across all selections to notice and note important, thought-provoking ideas.
Tier 2 Differentiation: Level Up Pathway to Success
To meet our expectations, learners should read, view, or plan closely using the Visible Thinking Routine Sentence-Phrase-Word when engaging with their selection. To exceed our expectations, learners again have choice. They can use both Sentence-Phrase-Word and Connect-Extend-Challenge for deeper, connected thinking. Or, learners can learn and share publicly using #TrinityLearns, #TrinityReads or posting comments on the connected blog pages for reading a book, viewing the TED talks, or using children’s literature to build character foundation.
Be together, not the same. Learn and share. Level up when you can.