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Workshop Descriptions for Both Events
Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence and Increasing Academic Accountability
Gail and Joan present their most current thinking regarding The Daily 5, an elegantly simple structure designed to motivate and support students to be highly engaged in independent acts of reading and writing. Astounding growth and high achievement are absolutely possible when assessment leads to focused, intentional, and differentiated instruction.
The Daily 5 structure makes it completely possible.
The day will include:
Immersion into research that supports Daily 5
Tips for adjusting the structure for primary, intermediate, middle and high school students
Suggestions for supporting barometer children
Launching information for each of the Daily 5
Discussing how and when to layer on the next Daily 5
Introducing the foundation lessons for each of the Daily 5
Learning when, why and how we add Choice
Video demonstrations depicting the principles of Daily 5
Explanation of how CAFE fits into Daily 5
Participants will gain knowledge about the Daily 5, as well as practical tools they can immediately implement in their own classrooms.
CAFE: Utilizing Assessments to Inform Instruction for Greater Student Achievement
Joan and Gail share their practical approach for analyzing student data, organizing results and managing instructional plans. The approach allows for focused instruction based on each student's greatest areas of need through their CAFE Menu, making optimal growth and high academic achievement possible for all. The Sisters will share their system as well as their various CAFE menus, lessons and much more!
The day will include:
Presentation of the CAFE Menu as a visual aid to support student learning
Acquainting participants with the background and research of the CAFE goals and strategies
Introduction to the new strategies on the CAFE and Emergent Menus
Demonstrating how to assess a student while utilizing the CAFE Menu to determine next instructional steps
Discussion of how to develop strategy groups and determine their focus
Revealing the structure for teaching students in small groups and one-on-one
Suggestions for recording progress in small groups and one-on-one conferences
Articulating when, why and how we monitor student progress and teaching
Discussing whole school applications for using The CAFE System
Video demonstrations depicting one-on-one and small group CAFE principles
Explanation of how CAFE fits with Daily 5
Participants will gain knowledge about the CAFE system, as well as practical tools that can be immediately implemented in their own classrooms, schools and districts.
Who Might Benefit
Special Education Teachers
English Language Learners Teachers
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About the Workshops
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration - Coffee, tea, and muffins provided
8:30-11:30 a.m. Workshop
11:30-12:45 p.m. Lunch break on your own -- pack a lunch, or enjoy one of the hotel's restaurants or one of the dozens of cafes, delis, and restaurants nearby.
12:45-3:00 p.m. Workshop
Cancellation and Substitution Policy
We understand that unexpected situations sometimes occur, so substitutions are always welcome. Ask your replacement to find your name tag at the registration table on the day of the event, hand the name tag to us and we will have all the supplies for them to fill out their own name tag.
Refunds are not issued within 30 days of the event, but if cancellation occurs prior to that, a full refund will be issued. Registrants who do not cancel prior to the cut off and are unable to provide a substitution may request to have the workshop materials and DVD mailed to them.
Photos and videos may be taken and used in upcoming workshops