Data Informed Instruction Sessions

Featured Sessions

Leadership Practices that Support a Learning Environment Conducive to Language Development

Audience: All Campus Administrators, Deans, Instructional Coaches

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes, AISD World Languages Department

Course Description: Campus administrators and school leaders will participate in research based discussions with Senior National Consultant and Author Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes. These discussions will provide the tools necessary to strengthen learning environments that effectively support language development instruction.  Upon conclusion of this session, school leaders will be able to promote instructional practices through collaboration and reflection to maximize learning of all students.

Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes is well known for her contributions in the areas of English Language Development, curriculum design, professional development and parent involvement. Her area of expertise is biliteracy with a focus on academic writing and the organization of instruction for explicit teaching of Spanish to English cross-linguistic transfer.

Dates/Times:

  • July 31st from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • July 31st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • August 1st from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • August 1st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Full-Day Sessions

Canvas Academy @ Summer Impact

Audience: 3rd -12th Grade Teachers (Canvas novices)

Credit Hours: 6 - 7*

Presenter(s): Steve Simpson, Kenny Pinkerton, Jim Holland, AISD Instructional Technology Department

Course Description: In this blended workshop, teachers will learn about core Canvas functionality so that they can design a blended lesson (that provides multiple formative assessment and data-informed intervention/extension opportunities) for use during the 1st Six Weeks of the school year. Be advised that this is a full-day, application-driven session for teachers with little Canvas experience but with big plans for blended learning in their classrooms in '18-'19.

*The face-to-face session is 6 hours long. Participants may earn 1 additional hour of continuous learning credit by completing and uploading evidence of additional learning/application after the session.

Dates/Times:

  • June 12th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • July 31st from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Planning Targeted Interventions with Measurable Outcomes

Audience: Kindergarten - 7th Grade Teachers and Interventionists

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Tracey Mitchell, SCE Support Interventionist

Course Description:  Participants are presented with data tools to help plan for interventions. Participants will be able to closely examine data, select high stakes materials and strategies, plan targeted interventions with  measurable results and goals in place. Attendees will experience each phase of the process as teacher, interventionist, instructional coach/SCE Support Interventionist, or administrator. Bring your own device, if possible.

Dates/Times:

  • June 13th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • July 31st from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Break-Out Sessions

Aligned / Target Questioning = Reliable Data

Audience: KG - 6th Grade Teachers and Campus Leaders

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Susan Loera, AISD Instructional Coach

Course Description: Participants working in collaborative discussions will develop a deeper understanding of alignment and instructional focus for design which produces reliable data. Upon conclusion participants will be able to create an instructional plan for intervention and small groups. Participants will experience examples and non examples of good data, questions and writing purposeful  questioning for reliable data.

Dates/Times:

  • August 2nd from 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • August 2nd from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Edgenuity - 21st Century Learning

Audience: 7th - 12th Grade Edgenuity Credit Recovery Teachers

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Edgenuity Professional Development Specialist

Course Description: Participants will identify motivators that support student engagement, develop systems to facilitate student-led goal setting, access and analyze data to manage student success and establish expectations for student pacing within an Edgenuity Credit Recovery Lab. The learner will apply best practices to guide student achievement through confident conferencing.  Participants will experience each process first as a student, then reflect on how to support each as the teacher.

Dates/Times:

  • June 12th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • August 2nd from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Formative Assessment Using Technology: How do we know they’re getting it? What next?

Audience: All Educators

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): AISD Secondary Instructional Technology Specialists

Course Description: Are your students getting it? Do you proceed with the next steps? Do you stop and re-teach? Are your students Kahooted out? Teachers need simple ways to gather data, provide instant feedback for students, and make informed decisions to guide the next steps in instruction. Upon conclusion of this session, participants will be able to choose the best formative assessment tool for each lesson, then use that data to adjust instruction. Using blended strategies such as online discussions and assignments, participants will experience each option first as a student, then select the best strategy to plan for formative assessment in upcoming lessons in their own classes.

Dates/Times:

  • August 2nd from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Formative Assessment Using Technology in Science

Audience: 7th - 12th Grade Science Teachers

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): AISD Science Department

Course Description: Participants will be introduced to and utilize interactive technology tools that can be integrated into the science classroom.

Dates/Times:

  • June 12th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Getting Started with TI-Nspire™Technology in Middle Grades

Audience: 7th - 9th Grade Mathematics Teachers

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Valerie Hudson, TI Technology Consultant

Course Description: This session, designed for educators who are just beginning to use TI-Nspire™ technology, introduces the TI-Nspire™ handheld and TI-Nspire™ Teacher Software in the context of middle and high school instruction of mathematics. Teachers will learn a wide range of TI-Nspire™ technology skills, and explore how to effectively integrate Math Nspired activities into your middle and high school grades mathematics classroom. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be comfortable using pre-made TI-Nspire™ documents and have basic skills in graphing, geometry and other applications of TI-Nspire™ technology.

Dates/Times:

  • June 13th from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 13th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • August 1st from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • August 1st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Got Goals? Let the Kids Drive!

Audience: KG - 6th Grade Teachers

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Julie Wofford, AISD Instructional Coach; Elizabeth Paletz, Sylvia Ledesma, AISD Teachers

Course Description: The process of setting goals allows students to help determine what they want to achieve and encourages them to take pride in accomplishing those goals. Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to support students to track assessment data, develop academic goals, and monitor progress. Participants will experience the process with modifiable electronic tracking form templates, reflect on the potential benefits of goal setting, and leave with an end product either in paper or electronic form.

Dates/Times:

  • July 31st from 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • July 31st from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 1st from 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • August 1st from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hook Them All with Claim Evidence and Reasoning

Audience: KG - 6th Grade Science Teachers, Bilingual Teachers

Credit Hours: 3 - 4*

Presenter(s): Eric Rodriguez, AISD Science Specialist

Course Description: Using CER and other forms of formative assessment greatly increase the effectiveness of teaching. Upon completion of this sessions, participants will be able to use CER to formatively assess their students and collect data to tailor their instruction to address the students' needs. Participants will familiarize themselves with the theory behind CER and the importance of formative assessment. They will experience CER as students then will design CER using science content. They will modify CER to address the needs of bilingual, ESL and beginner readers and writers. They will finish their session by exploring some of the CER resources availables to them in the IFDs.

*The face-to-face session is 3 hours long. Participants may earn 1 additional hour of continuous learning credit by completing and uploading evidence of additional learning/application after the session.

Dates/Times:

  • June 14th from 8:30 - 11:30 am

IEP Progress Monitoring

Audience: All Special Education Teachers

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Education Service Center 11 Specialists

Course Description: “I know I need to collect data, but I just can’t wrap my brain around it! Someone HELP!” Special education teachers will explore strategies for data collection from multiple sources that can be used to evaluate progress on IEP goals and objectives. Additional discussion will include data collection to determine critical skills regression and recoupment as well as reporting progress to parents, students, and the ARD committee.

NOTE: Participants should bring a copy of a current ARD/IEP and data samples for analysis.  

Dates/Times:

  • June 12th from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 12th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • June 14th from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 14th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • August 1st from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • August 1st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Intentional Decision Making: Planning Supports and Services for Students with IEPs

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): AISD Special Education Specialists

Course Description: Determining supports and services for a student with an IEP shouldn’t be guesswork, as in, “I think he could use 30 minutes of in-class support for Science.”  This determination should be based on the data from the IEP, FIE, and enrolled grade level standards. AISD has NEW guidance on the process of determining supports and services for students.Attendees will participate in a blended learning environment through Canvas as we explore using data decisions to determine how to schedule services and supports.

NOTE: Please bring a fully charged computer, notebook or tablet.

Dates/Times:

  • June 12th from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • June 13th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • June 14th from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • July 31st from 8:30 -11:30 am
  • August 1st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • August 2nd from 8:30 - 11:30 am

MythBusters: What UIL Adjudicators are Really Looking For

Audience: Secondary Music Staff

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): AISD Fine Arts Department, UIL Music Adjudicators

Course Description: UIL Evaluations help music programs track areas of strength and weakness and serve as an organization's summative assessment of learning.  Upon conclusion of this session, participants will be able to understand the rubric used by adjudicators for the evaluation and understand what traditions and/or practices are and are not evaluated.  Participants will experience the evaluative process as a director, as an adjudicator, and finally be able to reflect on best practices for student success.

Dates/Times:

  • June 14th from 8:30 - 11:30 am

Powerful Tools to Create Red-Caped Teachers

Audience: Kindergarten - 7th Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Interventionists

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Dr. Georgia Thompson, Dr. Jane Moore, iStation Consultants

Course Description: Students in Kindergarten - Grade 7 have  access to Istation - an assessment that determines each student's reading level and adjusts in length and difficulty in real-time based on student performance. The program uses assessment data to generate an individualized learning path for reading instruction. The goal of this session is for teachers to leave knowing how to access, understand, and use Istation tools in various ways: Teacher Station, Books, Writing, Assignments, Teacher Resources, Toolbox, Modeling, Teacher Directed Lessons, and the Interactive User's Guide.  

If possible, please bring a computer or device, your headphones or earbuds, and your Istation username and password.

Dates/Times:

  • June 12th from 8:30 - 11:30 am

The Fun Side of Data

Audience: 3rd - 9th Grade Teachers

Credit Hours: 3 - 4*

Presenter(s):  AISD Professional Learning

Course Description: This learning experience will explore the many ways teachers can have fun with data!  If you like problem solving and discovery, this session is for you! Participants will use data to solve problems and explore ways to analyze data that really boost student learning.

The face-to-face session is 3 hours long. Participants may earn 1 additional hour of continuous learning credit by completing and uploading evidence of additional learning/application after the session.

Dates/Times:

  • June 13th from 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • August 1st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

The Power of IStation: Making Sense of the Data to Improve Instruction

Audience: Kindergarten - 7th Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Interventionists

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s):  Dr. Georgia Thompson, Dr. Jane Moore, IStation Consultants

Course Description: Istation's ISIP reveals personalized, actionable data for teachers and students. Participants will leave this session knowing how to navigate the ISIP Summary and how the Priority Report informs needed interventions, how to group students using the Classroom Summary, and how to connect Istation resources to the STAAR Readiness and Supporting Standards.  Participants will utilize technology to interact as both students and teachers in the process of assessing and using data. If possible, bring a laptop or an I-Pad, along with your Istation username and password.

Dates/Times:

  • June 12th from 1:00 - 4:00

 

Online Learning

How to Read & Utilize Instructional Data

Audience: All Educators

Credit Hours:  4

Presenter(s):  Hoonuit Online Learning

Course Description: In an age of seemingly non-stop assessment, no educator is a stranger to the collection of student data – but more mysterious is the utilization of this information. Without an understanding of the fundamental differences in assessment types, effective analysis of student information, and how to use assessment data to inform instructional planning, assessment is useless. In this module, expert Maggie Ekrem reviews a variety of student data sources and assessments, discussing additional assessment strategies to use in order to obtain additional insight on student understanding.

By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:

  • Implement various examples of pre-, formative, and summative assessments.
  • Read, interpret, and use data in an ethical manner.

Follow the link below to begin your learning Log in with your typical AISD login information. After completing the course, download your certificate then upload it into Eduphoria for an exchange time credit review.

https://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/hoonuit/369/read-utilize-instructional-data/#/overview.

Dates/Times: June 12th - August 2nd