Curriculum and Instruction (Core Subjects)

Dr. Marcelo Cavazos
Superintendent

Dr. Steven Wurtz
Chief Academic Officer

Mrs. Connie Wallace
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Director’s Welcome

wallace-connieWelcome to the Arlington Independent School District’s annual back to school professional learning event. The Curriculum and Instruction Department has partnered with various district departments to provide learning opportunities intended to set you up for a successful school year. This is a premier event for educators throughout Arlington ISD.

One of the most important aspects of this day is the level of professional learning opportunities available and the connection to the Summer Institutes (June and August). Here, too, we are focused on data informed instruction, social and emotional learning, and differentiation. These represent focus areas threaded throughout Domains I, II and III of the T-TESS rubric, which is a tool used to promote continuous learning of educators.

According to Leithwood, Seashore-Louis, Anderson and Wahlstrom, teachers not only matter, they are the single most important school-related factor when it comes to impact on student learning. Therefore, our team is dedicated to providing teachers with a guaranteed and viable curriculum as well as professional learning to support successful implementation for sustained success.

We hope that today’s learning experience provides you with exactly what’s needed to launch a great school year. Our department’s vision is to be a trusted partner that ensures growth and success for all learners. I am here to support and serve you. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In the interest of children,

Connie Wallace
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction Coordinators

Kandi Hunter – Mathematics
Danielle Reynolds – Science
Angela L. Davis Henry – Social Studies
TBD – English Language Arts
Alison Larance – Instructional Design Support

All Secondary Core Teachers

Date and Time: August 15th; 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM

Location: Martin High School

General Audience Sessions are included at the end of each subject's table.

Secondary Core Subjects

Use the links below to "jump" to a subject area:

English Language Arts Sessions (Including Journalism and Speech)

Day at a Glance

Room

Session 1
8:00-9:30

Session 2
9:40-11:10

Lunch
11:10-12:40

Session 3
12:40-2:10

Session 4
2:20-3:50

Auditorium

ELA Keynote: Creating Exemplary Literacy Instruction: Differentiation in the Reading Workshop

       

120/121

 

8th Grade Content Conversation

 

English II Content Conversation

English III Content Conversation

122/123

REQUIRED:
English I

Deep Thinking Through Close Reading

7th Grade Content Conversation

 

English I Content Conversation

English IV Content Conversation

130

 

Connecting Reading and Writing With Mentor Texts

 

Connecting Reading and Writing With Mentor Texts

Connecting Reading and Writing With Mentor Texts

131

     

Building Reading/Writing Connections in the Secondary ELA Classroom

Building Reading/Writing Connections in the Secondary ELA Classroom

132

 

Increasing Writing in the Secondary Classroom

   

Increasing Writing in the Secondary Classroom

133

 

My Literacy Backpack

My Literacy Backpack

My Literacy Backpack

134

 

Independent Reading

Independent Reading

 

135

 

Pear Deck

 

Pear Deck

136

 

Virtual Reality: Bring the World into Your ELA Classroom

 

Virtual Reality: Enhancing Engagement and Creating Original Work Through Virtual Reality

 

137

 

Building Independent Reading into the Secondary Classroom

 

Building Independent Reading into the Secondary Classroom

 

193

   

Rigor in English Language Arts

138

Basics of Speech Communication

Speaking and Learning With Others

 

Debate Roundtable or Square-table?  Let's Debate about it!

 

260B

Improving Publication Photography

Coaching Winners

 

Journalism--Leading with a Plan

General Audience

192

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

 

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Little Theater

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

 

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

191 Downstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

291

Upstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

125

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

 

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

126

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

 

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

165B

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

   

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

165C

Classroom Website in Canvas

   

Classroom Website in Canvas

Classroom Website in Canvas

165D

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

   

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

190

The Power of a Protocol

The Power of a Protocol

 

College Board Tour

Using Technology to Support Inquiry

194

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

 

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

For detailed session descriptions and registration instructions, please view this brochure.


Mathematics Sessions

Day at a Glance

Room

Session 1
8:00-9:30

Session 2
9:40-11:10

Lunch
11:10-12:40

Session 3
12:40-2:10

Session 4
2:20-3:50

Library

John Van De Walle
Problem Solving - Part 1 of 2

 

John Van De Walle
Problem Solving - Part 2 of 2

200B

Imagine Math

Imagine Math

 

Imagine Math

Imagine Math

201

TI-Nspire for Intermediate Users

TI-Nspire for Intermediate Users

 

Ti-Nspire for Novice Users

202

Grade 7 and PreAP Grade 7 Content Conversations

Grade 7 and PreAP Grade 7 Content Conversations

 

PreCalculus Content Conversations

PreCalculus Content Conversations

203

Geometry Content Conversations with the IFD

 

Geometry Content Conversations with the IFD

210/211

Language of Mathematics

Language of Mathematics

 

Language of Mathematics

Language of Mathematics

212/213

Algebraic Reasoning

 

Engaging in Math Content w/Process Standards

Engaging in Math Content w/Process Standards

214

Algebra 2 Content Conversations with the IFD

 

Algebra 2 Content Conversations with the IFD

220/221

Problem Solving for HS

 

Modeling w/Manipulatives

222/223

Statistics Content Conversations

Mathematical Models and Applications Content Conversations

 

Rigor in Mathematics

General Audience

192

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

 

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Little Theater

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

 

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

191 Downstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

291

Upstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

125

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

 

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

126

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

 

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

165C

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

   

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

165B

Classroom Website in Canvas

   

Classroom Website in Canvas

Classroom Website in Canvas

165D

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

   

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

190

The Power of a Protocol

The Power of a Protocol

 

College Board Tour

Using Technology to Enhance Inquiry

194

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

 

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Ave. A

   

Lunchtime Technology Showcase

   

For detailed session descriptions and registration instructions, please view this brochure.


Science Sessions

Day at a Glance

Room

Session 1
8:00-9:30

Session 2
9:40-11:10

Lunch
11:10-12:40

Session 3
12:40-2:10

Session 4
2:20-3:50

270

Rigor in Science

     

271

Utilizing Assessments

Positive Classroom Culture

 

Positive Classroom Culture

Utilizing Assessments

272

Unlocking Meaningful Instruction through Data

Unlocking Meaningful Instruction through Data

 

Unlocking Meaningful Instruction through Data

Unlocking Meaningful Instruction through Data

273

 

Talk Science

    Talk Science

274

Claims, Evidence and Reasoning (CER)

   

Claims, Evidence and Reasoning (CER)

 

281

Intervention Strategies within STEMscopes for Grade 7, 8 and Biology

Intervention Strategies within STEMscopes for Grade 7, 8 and Biology

 

Intervention Strategies within STEMscopes for Grade 7, 8 and Biology

Intervention Strategies within STEMscopes for Grade 7, 8 and Biology

283

Environmental Systems Content Conversations

   

Chemistry Content Conversations

284

Getting Started with the TI-Nspire for New and Intermediate Users

 

Getting Started with the TI-Nspire for New and Intermediate Users

286B

Thinking Tools in Middle School Science: A Practical Approach to Building a Thinking Classroom

 

Thinking Tools in High School Science: A Practical Approach to Building a Thinking Classroom

287C

IPC Content Conversations

   

Physics Content Conversations

292

Science Safety
Recertification

 

Science Safety
Recertification

293

Biology Content Conversations

 

Differentiating Science Using Menus

294

Formative Assessment in Science

Formative Assessment in Science

 

Science Grade 7 Content Conversations

Science Grade 8 Content Conversations

Band Hall/267

Astronomy / Earth and Space Content Conversations

     

General Audience

192

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

 

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Little Theater

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

 

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

191 Downstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

291

Upstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

125

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

 

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

126

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

 

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

165B

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

   

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

165C

Classroom Website in Canvas

   

Classroom Website in Canvas

Classroom Website in Canvas

165D

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

   

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

190

The Power of a Protocol

The Power of a Protocol

 

College Board Tour

Using Technology to Support Inquiry

194

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

 

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Ave. A

   

Lunchtime Technology Showcase

   

For detailed session descriptions and registration instructions, please view this brochure.


Social Studies Sessions

Day at a Glance

Room

Session 1
8:00-9:30

Session 2
9:40-11:10

Lunch
11:10-12:40

Session 3
12:40-2:10

Session 4
2:20-3:50

110/111

World History Content Conversation and New IFD

 

Differentiation Strategies in SS

7th Grade Content Conversations

112/113

World Geography Content Conversations

U.S. History Content Conversations

 

8th Grade Content Conversations

Social Studies Strategies 201

106

Google Expeditions

Differentiation Strategies in SS

 

Google Expeditions

Social Studies Strategies 101

107

Quick Writing Strategies

Social Studies Strategies 201

 

Supporting AP History Students

Peardeck 2.0

102

Social Studies: Supporting Pre-AP Students

   

Social Studies Strategies 101

Economics, Sociology, Psychology Content Conversation

103

Government Content Conversation and New IFD

 

Building Citizenship through Social Studies Extracurricular Activities

Texas History Day/National History Day

104

Developing Historical Inquiry Through Primary Sources 101

  Social Studies: Effective Questioning Strategies

115

Great Depression

Fiscal Responsibility

 

Personal Financial Literacy

Mercantilism

105

Picture This! Developing Visual Literacy in Social Studies

 

Developing Historical Inquiry Through Primary Sources  201

193

Rigor in Social Studies

     

General Audience

192

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

 

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Questioning Strategies and Critical Thinking

Little Theater

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

 

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

Rigor Makes the Future Possible

191 Downstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

291

Upstairs

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

 

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

Collaborative Teaching and Supplemental Aids for the Struggling Learner

125

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

 

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

Supporting Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for English Learners

126

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

 

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

Creating Learning Mindsets 7-12

165B

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

   

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

Formative Assessment with Quizzes.Next

165C

Classroom Website in Canvas

   

Classroom Website in Canvas

Classroom Website in Canvas

165D

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

   

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

190

The Power of a Protocol

The Power of a Protocol

 

College Board Tour

Using Technology to Support Inquiry

194

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

 

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Ave. A

   

Lunchtime Technology Showcase

   

For detailed session descriptions and registration instructions, please view this brochure.