The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Your Schools: Are You Ready?

May 9-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor | 300 Light Street | Baltimore, MD 21202

The Institute for Learning presents:

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Your Schools: Are You Ready?

  • Building Teaching Effectiveness: A Focus on How To Teach the CCSS
  • Building Assessments: A Focus on How To Teach the CCSS
  • Building Accountability Systems at the Local Level: A Focus on How School Leaders and District Leaders Will Do This

Featured Speakers

Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
  • Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University, UK; Visiting Professor, MIT Media Lab
  • Bonnie Hain, Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
  • Joseph L. Willhoft, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

Location

IFL Annual Conference & Partner Meeting
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
300 Light Street | Baltimore, MD 21202

Agenda

Day 1 — Wednesday, May 9th - Partners Meeting

TimeContentRoom
12:00 - 1:00 PMPartners Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 PMPartners Meeting: Success with the CCSS: Curriculum Reform is Not Enough, Mathematics Teaching Practices Must ChangeConstellation Ballroom F
5:30 – 7:00 PMPartners Reception and DinnerPisces

Day 1 — Wednesday, May 9th - National Conference

TimeContentRoom
7:15 - 8:15 PMWith continuous and fast access to the Internet at all times, can you 'pretend' to be educated? Is traditional education now obsolete?

Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University, UK;
Visiting Professor, MIT Media Lab
Constellation Ballroom F
8:15 PMDessert Reception

Day 2 — Thursday, May 10th - National Conference

TimeContentRoom
7:15 – 8:30 AMBreakfastPisces
8:30 – 10:00 AMConcurrent Sessions:
Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The CCSS and Close Reading in Elementary LiteracyAnnapolis
Adding it Up in Math Classrooms: Building for Success with CCSS in Elementary MathematicsFredrick
It's Elementary Science, Dr. Watson: Unpacking the Clues to Accelerate Science Learning and Master the CCSSColumbia
10:00 – 10:15 AMBreakBallroom Foyer
10:15 AM – 12:00 PMGetting Ready for the New Assessments

Bonnie Hain, PARCC
Joseph Willhoft, SMARTER Balanced
Constellation Ballroom E & F
12:00 - 1:00 PMLunchPisces
1:00 – 2:30 PMConcurrent Sessions:
Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The CCSS and Close Reading in Secondary English Language ArtsAnnapolis
Exponential Growth in Math Classrooms: Building for Success in CCSS in Secondary MathematicsFredrick
Reaching New Horizons in Secondary Science: Building Capacity to Achieve Accelerated STEM LearningColumbia
2:30 – 2:45 AMBreakBallroom Foyer
2:45 – 4:45 PMConcurrent Sessions:
Strategic Innovation: Accountability for the Transition to the Common Core State StandardsConstellation E
Case Study: Developing Teacher & District Capacity in Prince George's County Public SchoolsConstellation F
Dinner on Own

Day 3 — Friday, May 11th - National Conference

TimeContentRoom
7:00 – 8:30 AMBreakfastPisces
8:30 – 10:00 PMIFL Technical Coaching & Consultation Click here to see topics covered
English Language Arts Coaching & ConsultationConstellation F
Leadership Technical Coaching & ConsultationConstellation E
Mathematics Technical Coaching & ConsultationFredrick
Science Technical Coaching & ConsultationColumbia
10:00 – 10:15 AMBreakBallroom Foyer
10:15 – 12:00 PMIFL Technical Coaching & Consultation Click here to see topics covered
English Language Arts Coaching & ConsultationConstellation F
Leadership Technical Coaching & ConsultationConstellation E
Mathematics Technical Coaching & ConsultationFredrick
Science Technical Coaching & ConsultationColumbia
12:00 - 1:00 PMBoxed LunchBallroom Foyer

IFL Technical Coaching & Consultation

Technical coaching and consultation sessions are an opportunity for you to have a discussion about one of the following topics with colleagues from the IFL. Feel free to bring some artifacts of practice from your district in order to help focus the discussion and advance your work.

You will be asked to select a Technical Coaching & Consultation session upon registration. The session topics are listed below:

English Language Arts Technical Coaching & Consultation

  • How Do You Work with the Resources You Have and/or Get The Resources You Need to Support Implementation of the CCSS? (Elementary)
  • CCSS-Aligned Curriculum: Buying It or Building It? (Secondary)
  • Standards into Practice Through Professional Development for CCSS Implementation (Elementary and Secondary)

Leadership Technical Coaching & Consultation

  • District-wide theory of action and coherence of other initiatives with IFL approach to improvement
  • District design for implementing the CCSS
  • Text, Talk, and Task: English Learners (ELs) Access to the CCSS
  • Strategies for implementing performance-based assessments district-wide
  • Strengthening principal leadership development for 2012-2013
  • District professional development processes and structures
  • Implementing Accountable Talk® practices district-wide as a foundational strand for IFL work

Mathematics Technical Coaching & Consultation

  • Aligning Curriculum with the CCSS
  • Designing professional development targeting the CCSS in mathematics
  • Building understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Science Technical Coaching & Consultation

  • Supporting Students to Read Complex Text in Science
  • Planning for Success in the Science Classroom
  • Rethinking Science Curricula to Meet CCSS and Next Generation Science Standards