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Tuesday, August 15

  1. page Curriculum Documents & Resources edited DPS High School English Curriculum Resources Google Folder Course Overviews English I & I…

    DPS High School English Curriculum Resources Google Folder
    Course Overviews
    English I & II
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  2. page Curriculum Documents & Resources edited ... "Skinnying" the Standards into Six Buckets- Classroom Strategy/Routine to help stude…
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    "Skinnying" the Standards into Six Buckets- Classroom Strategy/Routine to help students take ownership of the standards
    Unpacked Standards- This resource has all 10 reading standards and 1-3 of the writing standards unpacked into know/understand/do.
    Planning Calendars- Includes holidays, early release days, suggested CDA deadlines and performance task deadlines
    ELA Scaffolding Guide for ESL Intervention {ELA Scaffolding Resource Guide Revised.pdf}
    Lit Charts- Interactive graphic organizers that provide summary and theme information on many commonly taught texts.
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  3. page Electives District Resources & Materials edited ... Taught an elective for years? Teaching a new elective now? Join the discussion to build out s…
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    Taught an elective for years? Teaching a new elective now?
    Join the discussion to build out some curriculum supports for all HS English elective teachers in DPS...
    High School English Electives Curriculum Supports Webinar
    September 2, 2015
    4-5pm
    Use the link above to join the webinar.
    As a district, DPS is not far from requiring district curriculum for electives. I want to be sure English teachers have the founding voice in how district curriculum for electives is written.
    This is by no means an attempt to standardize these electives. In fact, all curriculum documents will be created collaboratively by those actually teaching the courses, not by me. This is a attempt to provide support in the form of guidance and teacher contacts for all elective teachers and curate a meaningful arsenal of evidence for advocacy purposes.
    I have created a partial list of the electives most commonly taught by English teachers. Please email me with other electives currently taught that are not on this list.

    If you are interested in helping forge the path for DPS electives curriculum, please email me.
    Electives most commonly taught by English teachers.
    Journalism
    Newspaper
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    Contemporary Literature
    Critical Analysis
    Single Gendergender

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  4. page English IV & AP Lit and Comp PLC edited English IV & AP Lit and Comp PLC- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    English IV & AP Lit and Comp PLC- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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  5. page English III & AP Lang and Comp PLC edited English III PLC & AP Lang and Comp- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    English III PLC & AP Lang and Comp- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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  6. page English II PLC edited English II PLC- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    English II PLC- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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  7. page English I PLC edited English I PLC- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    English I PLC- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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  8. page District PLCs edited High School English Early Release Best Practices Work session Wednesday, December 7, 2017 Agend…
    High School English Early Release Best Practices Work session
    Wednesday, December 7, 2017
    Agenda
    Topic
    Point Person
    Notes/Resources
    Welcome & Information Updates
    Heidi Elmoustakim
    Sign in using google form
    K-12 NC Literacy Standards Draft
    Poetry Out Loud School/District/State Updates
    Data Literacy for High School English Teachers
    Heidi Elmoustakim
    Essential Question:
    How can EVAAS predictions help guide me and my PLC to plan quality common assessments and aligned classroom instruction?
    Quantitative VS. Qualitative Data of Student Growth
    EVAAS Custom Student Reports (Paper copies of student rosters for 2nd semester classes will be helpful.)
    Collecting Quantitative VS. Qualitative Data to Accelerate Student Growth
    Look Ahead:
    For next semester's students, how can I use class roster EVAAS reports to support whole class and increase/improve targeted differentiation in my classroom?
    Course PLC
    English I- Shellena Atlas
    English II- Maureen White
    English III- Monica Skipwith
    English IV- Amy Swain
    Essential Question:
    How can I clarify daily learning goals throughout a lesson plan that spans more than one class period?
    Course Curriculum & Unit Maps
    Planning for end of semester
    Planning for EOC & NCFE Exams
    Look Ahead:
    What sessions do high school English teachers need/want for February's Out of the Box day?
    Early Release Best Practices Session
    September 14, 2016, 2:30-4:30pm
    Staff Development Center, Cafeteria
    Topic
    Point Person
    Notes/Resources
    Welcome & Information
    Heidi Elmoustakim
    Sign in using google form
    CEUs for District Sessions
    Textbook Adoption Process 2017-2018
    Skills Workshop- Main idea in Poetry
    James Hatzopolous
    Jordan High School
    Main idea in Poetry
    Skills Workshop- Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing
    David Kayler
    Northern High School
    Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing
    Goals & Tasks for PLC Breakouts
    Heidi Elmoustakim
    Unit 1 & Unit 2
    Clear Learning Goals
    dps912english wiki- Resources by Standard
    Course PLC Breakout Sessions
    English I- Shellena Atlas
    English II- Maureen White
    English III- Monica Skipwith
    English IV- vacant
    Essential Question:
    For differentiation and/or intervention, do the learning goals change, or does the instruction change? How? Why?
    Look Ahead:
    What sessions do high school English teachers need/want for October’s Out of the Box day?
    Submit an Out of the Box Proposal now
    Closing
    Heidi Elmoustakim
    DPS Instructional Text Diversity Survey
    Next Early Release Best Practices Session
    Reflection & Feedback- Google Form
    (https://goo.gl/forms/aGwUzujtKBzEtSws2)
    What did I observe?
    What did I learn?
    What does this learning mean?
    What will I do differently as a result of this learning?

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  9. page home edited ... 2016-2017 Durham Public Schools High School English Instructional Focus Durham Public Schools…
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    2016-2017 Durham Public Schools High School English Instructional Focus
    Durham Public Schools high school English teachers are expected to support the academic growth by engaging students in
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    for advanced decoding and deeperword attack, deep understanding of texts.
    2. increasingly independent use of appropriate graphic organizers as
    texts, and rigorous text analysis.
    2. purposeful interaction with texts which represent
    a cognitive processing tool throughout the readingrich diversity of voice, experience, perspective, ethnicity, and writing process.genre.
    3. close
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    of a wide range and variety of appropriately complex texts.
    Durham
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    on classroom instruction on these student learning goals.
    Access information about the planned monthly supports
    instruction, collaboration, and current issues in this living Google document
    2016-2017 High
    education.
    Durham Public Schools
    High
    School English Mission Statement & Literacy Supports.Program Philosophy
    Through an integrated study of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, the goal of English language arts education is to prepare students to be strategic consumers and producers of information and literature as scholars, employees and citizens, acquiring the necessary knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to become lifelong learners and thinkers.
    English language arts courses provide learning opportunities to build students’ ability to transfer their classroom learning as critical thinkers and effective communicators. A standards based English language arts curriculum provides an instructional framework that guides teachers and administrators as they plan, implement, and support meaningful literacy instruction.
    Program Beliefs
    To support our mission, we accept the following beliefs to guide our professional learning, planning, implementation and professional reflection.
    · All students learn through a variety of relevant experiences.
    · Research shows that active learning is essential.
    · Instruction should be rigorous yet scaffolded to respond to student needs.
    · Students must be prepared to thrive with flexibility and creativity for a future not yet
    conceived.
    · Cultural perspective is a key component in all communication.
    · Assessment should be ongoing, diagnostic, and aligned with instruction.
    · Meaningful writing and reading habits are essential to literacy.

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Monday, August 14

  1. page Durham Poetry Out Loud edited ... The Durham County Poetry Out Loud coordinator works with other schools in the county to plan a…
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    The Durham County Poetry Out Loud coordinator works with other schools in the county to plan and conduct the Durham County Poetry Out Loud competition.Voyager Academy participates in the Durham County Poetry Out Loud Competition coordinated by the Durham Public Schools Poetry Out Loud Coordinator.
    Durham Public Schools School Site Coordinators
    Northern High SchoolSchool-
    Southern School of Energy & Sustainability- Selena Oliver
    Riverside High SchoolSchool-
    Durham Performance Learning CenterCenter-
    Durham School of the Arts- Alexa Garvoile
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    High School- Emmalea Couch
    Hillside

    Hillside
    High School- Ray Harrison
    Hillside

    Hillside
    New TechTech-
    JDC Early College- Alice Dominguez
    Middle College High School- Jaclyn Turnwald
    City of Medicine Academy- Taylor Whitfield
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    for Creative StudiesStudies-
    Voyager Academy- Carly Connor
    2016-20172017-2018 Timeline Durham
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    Loud
    September 20162017
    Poetry Out Loud information available to N.C. teachers (online) http://www.ncarts.org/Education/Poetry-Out-Loud
    October 2016-2017- January 20172018
    Classroom and School Competitions held.
    Classroom Winner forms must be submitted to School Coordinator according to the school deadline.
    UPDATE* December 15th, 2016
    Deadline for school registration extended-
    October 2017
    School Registration Deadline

    Schools interested in participating in the official N.C. program, must register with the North Carolina Poetry Out Loud coordinators. After registration, schools and participating teachers will receive a Teachers Guide in the mail. You can also download the Poetry Out Loud Teacher's Guide.
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    SurveyMonkey link
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LR8BTKR
    (2017-2018 link will be posted here as soon as it available.)
    North Carolina Poetry Out Loud Coordinators
    Melissa Hassard at melissa@melissahassard.com
    Steve Sumerford at ssumerford@triad.rr.com
    January 30, 201719, 2018
    School winner
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    by January 30, 201719, 2018 to be
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    separately.
    February 8, 2017___ 2018 at 6:00pm-
    Durham County Poetry Out Loud Competition
    Hayti Heritage Center Performance Hall
    804 Old Fayetteville St.
    Durham, NC 27701
    Performance Judges- Dr. Alisa McLean, Dr. Daniel Kelvin Bullock, and Jacqui Batts
    Accuracy Judge- Melissa Watson
    March 4, 2017
    March 2018 (tentative)
    Statewide Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals
    May2nd-4th, 2017May 2018
    Poetry Out Loud National Finals at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C., George Washington University
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