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 Common Core Workshop Series, September 2012
Introduction to the Common Core
Wednesday, Sept 12, 8:30am-3:00pm  In July 2010, the NH Department of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Come learn about three aspects relating to implementation of the CCSS. First, we will explore the background to the development of the standards and spend some time looking at the standards (structure and content). Second, we will look at the instructional and assessment shifts that are needed in literacy and mathematics. Three shifts are required in literacy and three in math. These shifts are necessary to ensure a change in the learning of students. Finally, we will explore the NH DOE Implementation Framework as a strategic planning tool for schools and districts to support transitions to the Common Core. Participants will leave this session with: (1) being able to describe the background and structure of the standards, (2) explain the shifts that will be required to effectively implement the standards and what these look like in the classroom, and (3) be able to identify some first steps for their school or district to take in the implementation of the standards. Who Should Attend: Teachers, principals, and superintendents. Your instructor, Dr. Joseph Miller is currently a educational consultant (independent and with SERESC) living in Lyme, NH working with schools and districts in New Hampshire and Colorado on issues related to Common Core implementation, special education performance, school turnaround, teacher quality, and program improvement. Dr. Miller most recently served as Director of Instruction for the New Hampshire Department of Education overseeing the department's Common Core implementation effort. Prior to moving to New Hampshire Dr. Miller served as Chief Accountability, Evaluation and Strategy Officer in the Adams 14 School District in Commerce City, Colorado. In this capacity he was responsible for Assessment and Research, Technology and Strategic Planning. Dr. Miller served Adams 14 for seven and half years prior to relocating to New Hampshire in the summer of 2010. Level: Beginning (very little background on CCSS and have not yet attended any sessions by NHDOE on CCSS) Registration will begin at 8:30am and we will begin promptly at 9am. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. The cost for this workshop is $100 and checks or purchase orders should be made payable to ERCSD-SPDC.
Common Core Strategic Planning
Wednesday, Sept 19, 8:30am-3:00pm  This session is designed to guide school and district -level instructional leaders in the work of leading the understanding and implementation of the Common Core. This session is designed to support teams of district and school personnel (e.g. superintendents, principals, content supervisors, central office leaders, and coaches) in the work of planning and carrying out the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The session is designed in three parts: • • Key shifts in the CCSS Strategic planning using the NHDOE implementation framework o Leadership o Curriculum and Assessment o Accountability o Measuring implementation Engaging stakeholders • Participating teams that attend this session will leave with a written plan that includes priority objectives, measurements for implementation, and a strategic communications plan for addressing the "transition". Who Should Attend: Teams from schools or districts that are developing Common Core State Standard implementation plans. Level: Intermediate (some background on the standards will be shared, but the majority of the time will be spent developing a plan for implementing the standards in your system). Your instructor, Dr. Joseph Miller is currently a educational consultant (independent and with SERESC) living in Lyme, NH working with schools and districts in New Hampshire and Colorado on issues related to Common Core implementation, special education performance, school turnaround, teacher quality, and program improvement. Dr. Miller most recently served as Director of Instruction for the New Hampshire Department of Education overseeing the department's Common Core implementation effort. Prior to moving to New Hampshire Dr. Miller served as Chief Accountability, Evaluation and Strategy Officer in the Adams 14 School District in Commerce City, Colorado. In this capacity he was responsible for Assessment and Research, Technology and Strategic Planning. Dr. Miller served Adams 14 for seven and half years prior to relocating to New Hampshire in the summer of 2010. Registration begins at 8:30 and the session begins promptly at 9am. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. The cost for this workshop is $100 per person and checks or purchase order should be payable to ERCSD-SPDC.
Common Core Local Assessment Development
Wednesday, Sept 26, 8:30am-3:00pm  With the transition to the Common Core State Standards (adopted 2010) comes new assessments aligned with these standards. New Hampshire is a governering state in the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). SBAC assessments will be rolled out in Spring 2015 and they represent a significant change in assessment approach (computer adaptive and include performance tasks) and also content (aligned with new standards). This session will address two content areas: • Update on SBAC o What is it? o How is development progressing? How are items being developed? Developing local assessments aligned with SBAC • Participants that attend this session will leave with a good understanding of the current state of the SBAC assessment development and with several aligned assessments items and a protocol for developing new items in their school or district. Who Should Attend: Teams from schools or districts that are developing Common Core State Standard implementation plans. Level: Intermediate (some background on the standards will be shared, but the majority of the time will be spent developing a plan for implementing the standards in your system). Your instructor, Dr. Joseph Miller is currently a educational consultant (independent and with SERESC) living in Lyme, NH working with schools and districts in New Hampshire and Colorado on issues related to Common Core implementation, special education performance, school turnaround, teacher quality, and program improvement. Dr. Miller most recently served as Director of Instruction for the New Hampshire Department of Education overseeing the department's Common Core implementation effort. Prior to moving to New Hampshire Dr. Miller served as Chief Accountability, Evaluation and Strategy Officer in the Adams 14 School District in Commerce City, Colorado. In this capacity he was responsible for Assessment and Research, Technology and Strategic Planning. Dr. Miller served Adams 14 for seven and half years prior to relocating to New Hampshire in the summer of 2010. Registration will begin at 8:30 and the session begins promptly at 9am. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. The cost for this workshop is $100 and checks or POs should be payable to ERCSD-SPDC.
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Contact:  Jennifer Middaugh
jmiddaugh@sau16.org
603-775-8693
Seacoast Professional Development Center • 30 Linden Street • Exeter, NH 03833
http://www.spdc.org
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