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GWC 500-29 Purposefully Planning for Success for Incoming Freshmen (Leadership Group) is a Course

GWC 500-29 Purposefully Planning for Success for Incoming Freshmen (Leadership Group)

Ended Jul 31, 2021
3 credits

Full course description

Event Sponsor: *

Century High School/Bismarck Public Schools

Event Contact Name: *

Mary Palmer

Position or Title: *

Instructional Coach

Event Contact Phone: *

(701) 223-4145

Event Contact Email: *

Event Location: *


Event Start Date: *

Monday, June 14, 2021

Event End Date: *

Friday, July 30, 2021

Objective and Outcomes: *

• to be a contributing member of the leadership team that helps determine how to move teachers forward with the work of making our classrooms an inviting place for incoming freshmen
• To understand the needs of students transitioning to high school.
• To establish and understanding and belief in the power of collective efficacy.
• To make changes as teachers to better meet those needs.
• To establish teacher clarity as one way to build confidence, trust, and motivation within our classrooms.
• To apply specific strategies to build relational capacity with our incoming freshmen.
• To focus on the power of process note making as a means for learning how to learn and organizing thought.
• To have an established plan ready to implement when we greet our 2021-22 freshmen.
• To articulate how HRS complements the work we are doing

Resources/Course Materials: *

High Reliability School Workbook (Marzano)
HRS Summit/online workshop
AVID coaches and teachers
AVID resources for relational capacity, process notetaking, and metacognition

Attendance: *

Paper/pencil sign in when face to face, documentation of hours and work produced for independent time

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: *

After this learning and application of this learning, we will see teachers using one-page unit guides with students to establish teacher clarity (what we are learning, how we will learn, why we are learning, and how we will know we are headed toward success questions as our guide).
We will also see teachers deliberately choosing relationship building strategies to implement throughout their time in the classroom as well as in freshmen advisory. Along with those two moves, we will also expect to see teachers explicitly teaching process note taking, helping our new high school learners understand how to take notes and use notes to make meaning and organize thinking.
If we can do all of these things well, we expect to see and easier transition for our incoming students as well as fewer behavior issues and increased learning.
This small group of leaders will also be expected to generate agendas and meet regularly to talk about progress and questions.