Breakout Session 4
12:05 - 1:05
4.1 Addressing the Common Core Standards in the Math Classroom Utilizing Literacy Strategies (Pebble Beach)
Implement specific vocabulary, writing, and metacognitive strategies in math class? Yes, you will learn about ideas for writing assessment, bell- ringer activities and other projects for next Monday’s math class.
Emily Halter, math teacher, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL and Joann Purcell, math teacher, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL
4.2 Common Core Demands Teachers Shift From Telling to Asking Questions (South Pavilion 6)
Shared Inquiry learning enable the “rich and rigorous conversations…dependent on a common text” called for by the Common Core Standards. Come discuss a complex informational text and learn to employ this proven apporach to using questions across the curriculum.
Denise Ahlquist, VP for Training, Great Books Foundation, Chicago, IL
4.3 Implementing Vocabulary Notebooks Effectively in the Content Area Classroom (South Pavilion 5)
After realizing students were not internalizing crucial vocabulary words, the presenter turned to implementing vocabulary notebooks to build academic vocabularies. Following Marzano’s 6-step process, a dramatic increase was seen in test scores in a special education freshman Global Connections (world history) class. Attendees will learn how to select essential vocabulary terms, implement Marzano’s 6-step process, and utilize a vocabulary notebook throughout the school year.
Dawn Sprengel, special services teacher, literacy liaison, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL
4.4 Integrating Informational Text Into a Language Arts Curriculum Ticket required (S. Pavilion 4)
The CCSS challenges teachers to integrate informational texts into their curriculum. This workshop will offer suggestions for ways to make this happen without abandoning literature by pairing powerful nonfiction texts with poetry and prose. Carol Jago will demonstrate how informational texts help to build background knowledge and academic vocabulary, preparing students to be college and career-ready.
Carol Jago, teacher in middle and high schools for thirty-two years
4.5 Adventure Writing Workshop Ticket required (S. Pavilion 3)
The author will run participants through a workshop he frequently conducts with students, focusing on creating exciting scenes for adventure novels.
Gordon Korman, young adult author