Staff Development Services (84-002.05A)Notes:
Grand Island Public Schools would like support with Canvas office hours in June 2021. They have requested potential Canvas support with choice sessions for teachers on May 25, 2021.
Assessment- On-site- Focus: Assessment Literacy (common formative assessment in PLC)
Current district work: Formative assessment with weekly verifications
Blended Learning- On-site- Focus: Using Canvas within face-to-face instruction
Would like support with Canvas office hours in June
May 25th is a snow day make-up for teachers would like some Canvas choice sessions
Interested in google classroom support as well
New staff will have to take 4 hours of asynchronous training this summer prior to 2.5 days of face-to-face new teacher training. May need support with this training.
CIP- On-site Potential support with goal writing, data retreats, NWEA data training with PLCs
Reading and Math district and building goals
2023-2024 (Year 3 in 2021-2022)
If possible, send CNA tool to GIPS prior to end of May. They would like to use it with their administrators the first week of June 2021
Curriculum- On-site- Focus: Working with Curriculum Coordinators to support needs in both core and non-core curricular areas
Focus on literacy across the content area
Distance Learning- Yes- Focus: virtual instructional delivery for K-12
GIPS will continue to have a virtual school with a principal. The principal will serve as Stolley Park’s principal and the virtual principal.
GIPS may need support with instructional strategies, Special education and EL support for virtual learners.
Middle school has 60 kids attending virtually
High school is moving to a competency based online environment for the high school virtual school
Instruction- On-site- Focus: student engagement, conditions for learning
Instructional Coach Support- Yes- Focus: Questioning techniques for instructional coaches
Their focus for next year is to work on questioning strategies.
Instructional Supports- On-site- Focus: PLC development, PLC Facilitator training
Leadership- On-site- Focus: Equity training
Math- On-site- Focus: Training around core shifts, scaffolding learning in math, building strong student math identity, develop aligned and relevant professional learning for math K-12
Dianah may be involved in their Marzano Research grant: Developing Algebraic Thinking Toolkit Project
New math curriculum coordinator is being hired
Working on Prek-12 math common commitments and academic vocabulary consistent across the district
MTSS- On-site- Focus: Consultation in the development of GIPS’ MTSS Framework and accompanying professional learning
GIPS will have two new positions; one focused on Academic MTSS and one focused on Behavior
May need support with building their MTSS processes especially at the high school level.
NWEA MAP- On-site- Focus: NWEA data review and training with PLC teams K-12, how to establish action steps using the NWEA data
GIPS using DIBELS for early screener; piloted MAP Reading Fluency but went with DIBELS
Steve Underwood has been asking GIPS to pilot some work for them. Dr. Palmer will let Steve know that Denise is interested in being a part of this work
Interested in support on the Insights reports and curriculum connections to identify gaps in curriculum based on MAP results.
Non-Core- On-site- Focus: Fine Arts, Career Education, PE
Para- On- site- Focus: paraprofessional training with high expectations, provide supports without enabling students, growth mindset, relationships and basics of support academics (reading and math)
Interested in providing half day district wide paraprofessional trainings
May ask for support with facilitating choice sessions on the science of reading and equity
Reading- On-site- Focus: Training around core shifts, scaffolding learning in reading, develop aligned and relevant professional learning for 6-12 ELA, cross curricular reading connections
May need support for this grade band in the science of reading
Science- on-site- Focus: Literacy within Science, scaffolding reading and writing supports
STEM Trailer- will reach out if interested in the future
STEM/STEAM- on-site- Focus: support for gifted specialist
Writing- on-site- Focus cross curricular writing supports, developing literacy assessments with a focus on writing rather than multiple choice
Technology Integration- on-site- Focus: Canvas, Synergy?, training for integration specialists (standards, common assessment writing)
Would like ESU 10 to begin investigating Synergy especially the assessment component. Would like support in this area in the future.
Student Activities- yes will participate