Continuing Contact Timeline for Beginning of the Year:

 

September 4 -12: First Round Children need to be screened, selected, parent permission granted, and summaries written.

Screen 2 Random Sample children in each building and input data on the web.

September 12-18: Begin Roaming Around the Known with ALL four children

September: Plan & schedule Reading Recovery Building Team Meetings for the year with the teacher leader.

September – November: Submit first two pages on the web for ALL first round children

Continuing Contact Timeline for Second Round:

February 3-7: Final week for most first round children.

Reminder: ALL first round children must have 20 weeks unless they discontinue.

February 10-14: Test Second Round Children, get parent permission, and write summaries.

Administer Random Sample screening to the same 2 children in your building.

February 17-21 or February 24-28: Begin Roaming Around the Known with ALL four children this week.

(Depending on School Breaks)

February- March: Submit end of first round data and second round entrance data.

April – June: Submit Random Sample information on the same 2 children, Longitudinal, and End of the Year Data

ALL data must be submitted to the Teacher Leader by June 19, 2003.

*A Word of Caution…DON’T WAIT UNTIL JUNE TO SUBMIT DATA…Submit it on a continuous basis throughout the year!

Website for Data Submission: http://ndec.reading-recovery.org

Our site’s web: www.leroy.k12.ny.us/facultywebs/brongo/index.htm

Continuing Contact Menu for 2002-2003

"Improving Our Teaching Day to Day"

It is your responsibility as trained teachers to…

-have a total of 6 points at the end of the year

-receive a minimum of 1 Teacher Leader visit for the year

-come prepared for each Continuing Contact session with the necessary materials (read the description of each session for the assignment)

-submit monthly reporting form via email at the beginning of each month

 

*All teachers have been assigned to bring a child behind the glass or bring a videotape for Continuing Contact this year.

 

September 12: Session 1 Kick-Off Session ALL DAY…MANDATORY FOR ALL

(Counts as 1 point) 9:00 – 3:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Getting to Know Our Colleagues

The Calendar for the Year

Random Sample Procedures

Writing Rubrics

(Bring one set of OS tasks for a first round child)

LUNCH 12:00 – 1:00 (Bring a dish to pass…from a RR book)

What does the data tell us about our teaching?

7. Just out of training teachers to the computer lab to learn about the . monthly monitoring form

September 26: Session 2 Book Making

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Observe 2 children BTG (1:15 – 1:45) Paula Mosman & (1:45 – 2:15) Denise Dunbar

Bring teacher made books and your records for your most difficult first round child. This session will focus on making and taping books for accelerative learning. Plan to leave with 2 teacher made books in your hands. Bring some stickers to share.

 

*All trained teachers will participate in a cluster visit between October and December. Groups will be formed in class based on need.

October 10: Session 3 Planning the Lesson Using Observations from Records

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Observe 1 child BTG ( 1:45 – 2:15) Kathy Weber

The teacher going behind the glass will bring 5 of the past running records and lesson plans. Colleagues will plan the lesson to be observed BTG. After the lesson, they will evaluate their teaching plan. Then with a partner, you will plan tomorrow’s lesson for your most difficult child. Bring all lesson records for the child you find most challenging.

November 7: Session 4 Sharing from the Northeast Conference

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Prepare and plan to provide a 10-15 minute presentation of a new understanding from the conference. Make the necessary copies of your materials for your Reading Recovery colleagues (12). Presentations can be made individually or with a partner. Activities or getting the audience interactive in the presentation is encouraged!

December 5: Session 5 Coding Behaviors During the Writing Component

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Observe 1 child BTG (2:15 – 2:45) Kristina Clark

Video: A recent lesson, of Ann Nichols teaching during the writing component

New ideas will be shared in regards to how to improve your lesson records during the writing component. Using a child’s stories we will discuss how the teacher should be thinking before the story is recorded in the journal. Using a video will put into practice the "new" coding of specific behaviors. Then we will observe a lesson BTG and try to put our new understandings into action again as we code the behaviors during the writing component of the lesson.

January 9 Session 6 Teaching for Success in Writing

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Observe 1 child BTG (1:45 – 2:15) Judy Winston

Video: Judy with child on previous day’s lesson of the writing component

In groups, we will discuss what makes it hard for some children to write and what successful RR teachers do during the writing component. Using a video of the child to be taught BTG previous lesson of the writing component, we will be looking for what the child controls, what the child needs to learn next, and the teaching that needs to occur. A second look at the child BTG will help us to see if our plan worked.

January 30 Session 7 Teacher Student Interactions During Writing

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Video: Dan Farrell teaching a recent lesson during the writing component

Using videotape of the writing component, we will analyze the interactions between the teacher and the student in groups. Then we will share our new understandings from this analysis. Each teacher will bring an audiotape of a recent writing component. We will listen to the tapes in small groups and analyze the interactions and draw conclusions.

February 20 Session 8 Sharing from the National Conference

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Prepare and plan to provide a 10-15 minute presentation of a new understanding from the conference. Make the necessary copies of your materials for your Reading Recovery colleagues (12). Presentations can be made individually or with a partner.

March 6 Session 9 A Talk Over Tea

(Counts as ˝ point) 3:45 – 5:00 Genesee Valley BOCES Room B

Read Chapter 5 in Change Over Time ‘Self-Correction in text reading’

While you read record questions you have. These will be used to feed our discussion of the chapter.

*Call your TL to RSVP by March 3.

March 20 Session 10 Teacher Language

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Observe 2 children BTG (1:30 – 2:00) Elizabeth Shooshan & (2:00 –2:30) Sara MacKenzie

Utilizing the language in the Guidebook, we will analyze the prompts as to general verbal instruction, specific verbal instruction, providing information, or demonstrating. Using our new information we will listen to the teacher’s language behind the glass and discuss it in relation to our new awareness.

April 3 Session 11 A Talk Over Tea

(Counts as ˝ point) 3:45 – 5:00 Genesee Valley BOCES Room B

Read Chapter 6 in Change Over Time ‘Lessons in becoming constructive and the link with prevention’

While you read record questions you have. These will be used to feed our discussion of the chapter.

*Call your TL to RSVP by March 31.

May 8 Session 12 Writing Rubrics Revisited

(Counts as 1 point) 1:00 – 4:00 Reading Recovery Training Room

Observe 2 children BTG (1:30 – 2:00) Elaine Widener & (2:00 –2:30) Allison Grant

Going back to our rubrics introduced at our kick-off session, we will look back at our first round children and see how their writing has progressed in the classroom. We will also take a look at second round writing samples and rate them on the rubrics. Bring a current classroom writing sample from 1 first round child. Bring a writing journal for a second round child.


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