Rochester Regional Supporting All Students Conference: March 28, 2018
New York State Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics
Dr. Zoila Morell
From the Introduction to the New York State Early Learning Standards, written by Dr. Morell: “Standards represent a belief that equitable outcomes among diverse populations are possible when we focus our instruction and programming on who children are and what they need.” This session will focus on the Next Generation Learning Standards and the role of the standards in the individualized, differentiated, and personalized instruction that all learners from all backgrounds deserve. As we prepare our children for a literacy- and knowledge-based society, we understand that standards—rather than prescribing uniformity of expectations—are aspirational tools which guide learning objectives that are responsive and tailored to the individual needs of all students.
Morning Break-out Sessions
English Language Arts Session:
Let Me Introduce Myself: The Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards Introduction
Presenters: Dawn Shannon, Assistant Superintendent for The Center of Educational Support and Technology at Broome-Tioga BOCES; Ani Rosario, Middle School Teacher and Reading Specialist, Dansville Central School District.
Let Me Introduce Myself: The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Introduction
Presenter: Teri Calabrese-Gray, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and 21st Century Learning at Champlain Valley Educational Services; with help from Tricia Husul, Allison Peet, Jody Popple, Jessica Sheridan, and Christine Willmart.
The Next Generation Mathematics and English Language Arts Learning Standards are a result of a two-year exercise in reflective practice that has demonstrated how a collaborative process of review can create a stronger, more focused, and cohesive set of learning outcomes, accessible for all types of learners. Why is there a need for change, and how do the Next Generation Learning Standards reflect this need? The morning session will allow participants to actively engage in a discussion of the introductory documents to seek answers to those questions. Participants will look at how standards are defined, how they relate to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and how they impact student learning. The session will also include discussion around how the introductory documents can be used as meaningful tools to guide local decisions about instructional practice, curriculum, and local assessment.
- Let Me Introduce Myself: The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Introduction Presentation (Without Notes)
- Let Me Introduce Myself: The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Introduction Presentation (With Notes)
- Let Me Introduce Myself: The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Introduction: Task Cards
- Let Me Introduce Myself: The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Introduction: Squares Upon Squares Worksheet
Developing a Standards-Based IEP
Presenter: MaryAnn White, OTR/L, MS.Ed., Regional Special Education Training Specialist at the Western Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)
What is a standards-based IEP? How do we develop a standards-based IEP? Join us in a collegial conversation and review of various resources and tools to develop students’ IEPs that:
- ensure “access, participation and progress” in the general education curriculum;
- consider the standards students are expected to meet at their grade level;
- provide students with the opportunity to receive specifically designed instruction to support achievement of grade-level expectations; and
- provide information for teachers to effectively provide accommodations, supports, and instruction to students with disabilities to address the needs of the student to positively impact academic performance.
Family Engagement and the Next Generation Learning Standards
Presenters: Luarben (Lulu) Bencosme, M.S.Ed., Bilingual Information and Outreach Specialist at the Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center and Lower Hudson Early Childhood Direction Center; Beverly Guity, Resource Specialist for the Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network.
Parent and family engagement in the educational process is critical to the success of all of our students. As NYSED shares the Next Generation Learning Standards, we invite you to consider how you may engage or strengthen engagement with families of students from diverse backgrounds and provide guidance in understanding the learning standards, where to look for resources, how to foster family support for students’ academic goals and effective techniques for school-family communication.
Presenter: Lisa Tabaku, Principal Researcher and Technical Assistance Consultant, The Center for English Language Learners at American Institutes for Research
This session provides Grade 3 to 12 teachers with scaffolding strategies and routines for helping ELs access and produce language required to meet challenging English language arts standards while respecting and building on the students' first languages and cultures. Using a narrative excerpt, teachers will employ conceptual and lexical scaffolds and discussion techniques for helping ELs understand more complex text.
Let’s Talk Crosswalk: How to Utilize the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Crosswalk Documents
Presenters: Kim Louttit, Math Coordinator, Staff and Curriculum Development, Differentiated Instruction and Data Analysis for Erie 1 BOCES; Tricia Husul, Math Coordinator, Staff and Curriculum Development for Erie 1 BOCES
In this session, participants will become familiar with the evolution of the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. The focus of the presentation will be on the similarities and differences between the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics and the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards and how districts can use the support crosswalk documents to develop a needs assessment with respect to student learning, curriculum, and instruction.
- Let’s Talk Crosswalk: How to Utilize the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Crosswalk Presentation
- Standard Progression Analysis Template for Crosswalk
- Let’s Talk Crosswalk: How to Utilize the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Crosswalk: Card Sort
- Let’s Talk Crosswalk: How to Utilize the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Crosswalk Presentation: Card Sort Categories
The Lifelong Practices for Readers and Writers: What are the Practices and How Should They Be Implemented in the Classroom?
Presenter: Dawn Shannon, Assistant Superintendent for The Center of Educational Support and Technology at Broome-Tioga BOCES; Ani Rosario, Middle School Teacher and Reading Specialist, Dansville Central School District.
The Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards include the new Lifelong Practices for Readers and Writers, which articulate important lifelong literacy practices. Why were the Practices added to the Next Generation Standards? How can school district leaders use the Practices to inform curriculum and instruction? How can teachers use these practices to improve student learning? This workshop will be interactive and will include time for table discussion and questions.
The Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards: What is New and What Do I Need to Know?
Presenters: Erik Sweet, Associate in Instructional Services (English Language Arts) in the NYSED Office of Curriculum and Instruction and John Harmon, member of the ELA Standards Committee
The Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards were developed over a two year period with educators and parents from across New York State. What is new with the revised standards? During this presentation, Erik Sweet from the NYSED Office of Curriculum and Instruction, and John Harmon, a member of the ELA Standards Committee, will present an overview about what is new, how the new standards connect to New York’s rich history of standards, and share an overview of the ELA crosswalks that are available for each grade. This interactive session will include a full presentation, as well as small group discussions.
Specially Designed Instruction and the Next Generation Learning Standards
Presenter: Ann Narcisse, Lower Hudson Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is the foundation upon which special education is built. Educators are responsible for implementing and reviewing IEPs to ensure that students are meeting their annual goals. During this workshop, participants will explore current New York State Education Department (NYSED) Part 200 regulations related to SDI, develop an operational understanding of the definition of SDI, and review the role of standards in SDI. These essential understandings are indispensable to ensure access to the general curriculum through accommodations and modifications so that students can meet the same academic standards as their all of their peers, and to ensure progress toward meeting IEP goals and objectives.
Participants in both the English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessment workshops will see an overview of the test development process, which is a multi-year process that relies on educator involvement at many stages. Participants in the Mathematics Assessment workshop will then consider Reference Sheets for the Grades 3-8 math assessments and Regents exams, and how information is selected for inclusion, while participants in the English Language Arts Assessment Workshop will learn about the passage selection process. Following both presentations, workshop participants will be asked to complete a survey to provide the Office of State Assessment with feedback on these topics, which will be considered in preparation for the development of future State examinations and assessments.
Presenters: Paul Anderson, Craig Blowers, Mike Drozdowski (NYSED Office of State Assessment)
- New York State Mathematics Assessments – Educators and the Test Development Process Reference Sheets
- Math Assessment Survey
English Language Arts
Presenters: Robin Boone, Emily Bryans, Wendy Dury-Samson, Rosie Heinegg, (NYSED Office of State Assessment)
- New York State ELA Assessments – Educators and the Test Development Process Presentation
- ELA Passage Packet for 4th Grade
- ELA Passage Packet for 6th Grade
- ELA Passage Packet for 8th Grade
- ELA Passage Packet for High School
- ELA Assessment Survey
Presenters: Sarah Hughes, Senior Research Associate at RMC Research Corporation and the early learning lead for the federal Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC); Lynnette Pannucci, Associate in Instructional Services, NYSED Office of Early Learning; Meg McNiff, Associate in Education Improvement Services, NYSED Office of Early Learning
Over the past several years, many educators and parents have raised questions about New York’s learning standards, state assessments, and locally-determined curriculum, instruction, and assessment. For example, is a standards-based curriculum compatible with developmentally-appropriate instructional practices? How do we ensure progress towards ELA and Math goals in the early grades while supporting the other key domains of learning and development? With a specialized focus on prekindergarten through 3rd grade, participants will be presented with a tool for understanding and communicating the relationships and distinctions between learning standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the early grades; engage in discussions about implementation; and, work through a process that can be used at the local level to support effective planning across all domains of learning in the earliest grades.
- Standards and the Instructional Cycle: A Tool for Prekindergarten-Grade 3 Presentation
- Standards and the Instructional Cycle: A Tool for Prekindergarten-Grade 3 Handout
- Standards and the Instructional Cycle Discussion Scenarios - Set 1
- Standards and the Instructional Cycle Discussion Scenarios - Set 2
- Standards and the Instructional Cycle Discussion Scenarios - Set 3
Presenter: Shannon Logan, Coordinator of Technology Policy at NYSED); Dr. Taweepon Siminski, Director of Educational Services for Akron Central School District
Technology is a powerful tool that should be utilized in everyday instruction, across all subjects, to enhance teaching and learning in order to prepare students for success in college, careers, and citizenship in the 21st Century. Join the NYSED Office of Educational Design and Technology as well as educational technology leaders from New York State in exploring the ways in which teaching and learning the Next Generation English language arts and mathematics standards can be enhanced through the use of technology. This session will identify specific connections between educational technology and the NGLS standards, and will provide strategies for utilizing technology to support increased student achievement and engagement.
Understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act
Presenter: Ira Schwartz, Associate Commissioner for Accountability with the New York State Education Department
Signed into law in December, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESSA both builds upon and departs in significant ways from the previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind Act. With an increased focus on equity and transparency, a well-rounded education for students, support for effective teaching, and multiple measures of accountability for schools and districts, ESSA provides opportunities for educators across New York. This workshop is designed to inform educators regarding the key features of New York’s approved plan, what ESSA means for educational practices, how schools and districts will be held accountable for performance and supported in their improvement efforts, and how New York’s plan is intended to assist educators to improve educational outcomes for all students.
Utilizing the New Teacher-Support Features Built Into the New Math Standards Document
Presenter: Brian Cohen, K-12 STEM Coordinator for Skaneateles Central School District
In this session, participants will learn how the new Next Generation Mathematics Standards document can be used to inform districts’ and teachers’ curriculum and instruction. The focus of the presentation will be on understanding the numerous resources built into the Next Generation Mathematics Standards document and how they can be fully utilized. The new document will be showcased with the audience interacting with the presenter to become familiar with the way this resource can be utilized to support teaching and learning.
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
March 28, 2018 from 7:30am to 4:00pm
For more information call 518-474-5922 or email NextGenCon@nysed.gov