Understanding PARCC in Grades K-2 (Gr K-2)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
UNDERSTANDING PARCC IN GRADES K-2
Norming Instruction to Set Students Up for Success with Complex Reading and Writing

Now more than ever, K-2 teachers feel responsible for making sure that students are equipped with the foundational skills and competencies to be successful in the elementary grades, while also ensuring that students acquire the proficiencies related to high-stakes assessments such as the PARCC.

With PARCC having been administered for the past three years, Schillinger Educational Consultants is now able to identify the priority proficiencies that students must master in order to be successful on this assessment. In this workshop, participants will be trained in how to “norm” these priority skills and strategies so that students benefit from years of exposure to, and experience with, core complex Reading and Writing understandings. Participants will become well-versed in developing Close Reading lesson sequences to incorporate into their existing resources to ensure appropriate text complexity and questioning rigor. Participants will be trained in how to facilitate and scaffold “writing to sources,” blending existing strategies with close, analytical reading to prepare students for the challenges of PARCC and beyond.

TAKE AWAYS
Teachers will gain an understanding of how to provide day-to-day exemplary instruction that is research-based and appropriately complex, and also acquire methods for norming sets of crucial instructional expectations linked to the high-stakes testing students are already responsible for as early as third grade. To “get a jump” on ensuring that students are confident readers and writers of complex text, this workshop will strike a balance in order to provide “the best of both worlds” to participants.

AUDIENCE
Grades K-2 Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Aides, Teaching Assistants, Tutors, Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists and Administrators

PRESENTER
Rene Schillinger, President, Schillinger Educational Consultants

TIME
9:00am – 3:00pm

LOCATION
Gran Centurions

440 Madison Hill Road
Clark, New Jersey 07066
For directions click here.

REGISTRATION FEE
$175.00
. Fee includes classroom-ready materials, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and a certificate for 6 NJDOE PD hours.

REGISTRATION FORM
To download a registration form click here.

To download a complete description of all workshops click here.

If you have any questions, please call us at 845.626.1429.