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April 2023

Differentiated Assessment for Secondary Newcomers: Progress Monitoring & Giving Feedback in Writing

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Middle and high school Entering and Emerging newcomer MLLs/ELLs face a big challenge in demonstrating their learning in their new language. In this session, participants will analyze a writing rubric developed specifically for secondary Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) and Newcomers. This rubric was designed by Bridges in partnership with the Center for Applied Learning (CAL) to help teachers monitor writing in English at the word, sentence, paragraph and essay level, while also recognizing ideas in home language and…

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Intro to Observing Instruction for Special Populations Accessibility

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Are you tasked with supporting staff to provide access to ALL students to grade-level instruction? Then this learning opportunity is for you! In this session, we’ll introduce participants to key “look fors” when observing instruction with a lens for special populations accessibility. From learning targets and lesson launches to student grouping and assessment, we’ll cover essential opportunities for staff to provide access to students. Participants will walk away with concrete tools and strategies to make sure staff is planning intentionally…

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Creating Secondary Schedules that Maximize Student Support (Part 3)

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this three part-series*, middle and high school-based teams will use data to develop schedules that maximize student support and resources through the school year. The first two days of the series will include a review of student data. Part 1 will focus on a holistic view of reviewing data and identifying trends. Part 2 will examine a variety of sources (such as, IEPs, student work, and assessment data) to build a deeper understanding of the needs of specific students,…

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Lunch & Learn: Retention vs. Promotion?

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Retaining a student (or not) can change the trajectory of a student’s life for better or for worse. Is there a “right” decision when considering retention or promotion? And if so, how do we make it? At this Lunch & Learn, Collaborative Specialist Ali Apfel will discuss evidence-based pros and cons of grade level retention, talk about factors beyond academics and the importance of seeing a child holistically, and explore a tool that can be used in tandem with schools’…

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May 2023

Lunch & Learn: SY23-24 Onboarding Considerations

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

You want your staff to be ALL IN for your school. When done with intention, onboarding can be the moment when that happens- when you invite staff participation in something greater than themselves, connect them to a community to share in the journey, and outline the path to mission fulfillment. Yet all too often, onboarding instead presents as an amalgamation of disparate sessions that leave staff feeling overwhelmed, uninspired and directionless. At this SEAT-FREE Lunch & Learn, author of "All In" and…

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Standards to Practice: Writing Standards Aligned IEP Goals

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Participants will learn how to align current educational standards to IEP goals through viewing exemplars, and practice writing SMART goals. Participants will also review a simple 4 step process on how to use those goals in inclusive classrooms to deliver the IEP in general education. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding on Specially Designed Instruction and the requirement of "meeting educational standards" (IDEA) Exemplars of how to align standards to various goal areas. Practice writing SMART…

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MLL/ELL Compliance: Closing Out The Year & Planning Your Summer

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

It's never too early to begin planning MLL/ELL programming and supports for next school year. MLLs/ELLs are a population of students that have been disproportionately affected by COVID academically. It is vital that schools get their MLL/ELL programming and supports launched ASAP in Fall 2023 following the initial MLL/ELL Identification window. In this session learn the various tasks that can be done at the close of the school year and throughout the Summer to ensure MLL/ELL identification and programming compliance,…

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