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CFN 112 Summer Institutes

Applications Now Being Accepted

CFN 112 Presents our 3rd Annual

Summer Institutes

for Teachers, Coaches, APs and Principals

August 18 - 22, 2014 -- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Click on the Section Title to be linked to the Application.

Applications will be accepted through July 14, 2014.

Early acceptance emails will be sent by June 25, 2014.

Final acceptance / wait list emails will be sent by July 17, 2014

 

Each session begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm – 1 hour lunch break.

Breakfast will be provided from 8:30 am to 8:50 am. 

For lunch, participants may bring a lunch or visit any of the many neighborhood restaurants. 

 

All institute sessions are FREE to all CFN 112 schools.  Due to budgetary constraints, CFN 112 is not able to offer Per Session to Institute participants. 

 

 

Elementary School

 

Elementary Math "Mathematics: An Elegant Cohesion"  First Year and Returning Participants (3 days - August 18, 19, 20)

The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) define progressions of learning that develop the major content of school mathematics over grades Pre‐K through 12. When those standards are further connected to each other within a grade and throughout a sequence of lessons, a coherent story emerges of mathematics as an elegant subject in which the collective body of knowledge results from reasoning from a cohesive set of principles. The 2014 CFN 112 Summer Institute looks to deepen teacher’s pedagogical understandings of the notion of coherence. This institute focuses on strategies to help elementary math teachers develop student knowledge and skills, through reasoning and investigation.

 

5th Grade Literacy "Teaching Nonfiction Reading and Writing with Rigor and Joy -- First Year Participants  (5 days - August 18-22) -- Session Full

This one week course will help middle school teachers (ELA, SS, Science), Literacy coaches, APs, & Principals develop the curriculum and teaching methodology necessary to support students in meeting the Common Core Standards for Informational Text Reading and Writing.  We will write mini-lessons, plan instructional read-alouds, plan predictable small-group lessons, create our own nonfiction learning journals and write our own mentor texts for argument essays and informational texts.  Educators will leave the institute with FOUR FULL UNITS (about 80 lessons) for Reading to Learn (general nonfiction reading), Close Reading of Nonfiction (focus on inference and interpretation), Informational Writing (all-about articles) and Argument Writing (argumentative essays on a selected topic).  Attendance for all 5 days is expected.

 

Middle School

 

Middle School Literacy "Teaching Nonfiction Reading and Writing with Rigor and Joy -- First Year Participants  (5 days - August 18-22) -- Session Full

This one week course will help middle school teachers (ELA, SS, Science), Literacy coaches, APs, & Principals develop the curriculum and teaching methodology necessary to support students in meeting the Common Core Standards for Informational Text Reading and Writing.  We will write mini-lessons, plan instructional read-alouds, plan predictable small-group lessons, create our own nonfiction learning journals and write our own mentor texts for argument essays and informational texts.  Educators will leave the institute with FOUR FULL UNITS (about 80 lessons) for Reading to Learn (general nonfiction reading), Close Reading of Nonfiction (focus on inference and interpretation), Informational Writing (all-about articles) and Argument Writing (argumentative essays on a selected topic).  Attendance for all 5 days is expected. 

 

Middle School Literacy - "Reaching New Heights:  Building on the Curricula Begun during the 2013 Institute" -- Returning Participants Section - (3 days - August 18, 19, 20)

This section is exclusively for returning participants to our CFN 112 Summer Institute.  We will study the Year Two units for Reading to Learn (focus on inference and interpretation), Close Reading of Nonfiction (focus on interpretation and critique), Informational Writing (cause and effect essays) and Argument Writing (nonfiction text analysis/critique essays).  These are FOUR NEW UNITS (about 80 lessons) designed to build on the work begun with last year's units!  Our pedagogical work will focus on planning targeted small group lessons and facilitating student-led discussions.  Attendance for all 3 days is expected.

  

Middle School Math “Developing Mathematical Skills and Conceptual Understanding”  - First Year and Returning Participants (3 days - August 20, 21, 22) 

We will be doing a deeper dive into the Common Core math work and really work on developing tightly aligned Common Core units and math tasks, as we reflect on what was expected of the students on this past April/May’s Math state exams.  Attendance for all 3 days is expected.

 

Middle School Science Intensive (1 day Workshop - August 18)

The Next Generation Science Standards is the NEW measure of what students know and are able to do in Science content and its inter-reliability to technology, engineering and mathematics.  This session is designed to:   unpack the expectations of the NGSS and integrate technological, engineering and mathematical concepts to create an interdisciplinary approach, thus providing students with a hands-on and minds-on science experience necessary.  New and returning participants will create/add/revise the performance based assessments designed to assess previous years’ work.

 

Special Education Intensive—Meeting the Demands of the Special Education Reform through the School Implementation Team - (1 day Workshop - August 21)

This one day intensive is designed for School Implementation Teams to prepare for the work on the 2014-2015 school year.  We will be focusing on protocols for welcoming incoming students and parents, inclusive programs, and structures for monitoring progress.  Additionally, will review the role of PBIS in a school community. We will be exploring both the instructional and the compliance side of the work, including budget and the CORE Checklist. This professional development is intended for all SIT members, including Special Education APs and coordinators, teachers (general and special education), deans, programmers and guidance counselors.  Principals are encouraged to attend.

 

Tech for Teachers  (1 day Workshop – August 20) -- Session Full

This one day intensive is for middle and high school teachers and has been designed to provide strategies for integrating technology into your daily instruction. We will focus on the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities.  In addition, participants will explore multiple resources that will essentially enable them to use the internet more effectively in order to support learning and enable collaboration within their classrooms.  All participants are requested to bring IPads. However, IPads are not mandatory to participate in this course.

 

 

High School

 

High School Math "Secondary Mathematics: An Elegant Cohesion"  First Year and Returning Participants (3 days - August 20, 21, 22)

The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) define progressions of learning that develop the major content of school mathematics over grades Pre‐K through 12. When those standards are further connected to each other within a grade and throughout a sequence of lessons, a coherent story emerges of mathematics as an elegant subject in which the collective body of knowledge results from reasoning from a cohesive set of principles. The 2014 CFN 112 Summer Institute looks to deepen teacher’s pedagogical understandings of the notion of coherence. This institute focuses on strategies to help high school math teachers reinforce student knowledge and skills, rather than solely developing completely new knowledge and skills.

 

High School Literacy - (3 days - August 18, 19, 20)

This section is for all high school teachers and administrators in literacy-based subjects such as English, social studies, science, humanities, and ESL. We will focus on informative writing and reading along with designing appropriate strategies, scaffolds and formative assessments throughout the unit.  All participants are expected to develop or upgrade a unit of study that culminates in a text-based written performance assessment. (Attendance for all 3 days is expected)

 

High School English - (2 days - August 21, 22)

This section is for all high school teachers and administrators of English and ESL and is open to everyone, including those who attended the HS Literacy session earlier in the week.  We will focus on planning for the new English Regents, take a look at narrative writing, and reading independently at the high school level.  All participants are expected to develop or upgrade a unit of study that culminates in a text-based written performance assessment. (Attendance for both days is expected)

 

High School Social Studies - (1 day - August 21)

This section is for all high school teachers of social studies or humanities and is open everyone, including those who attended the HS Literacy session earlier in the week. We will focus on the new SS curriculum guidelines from the state, advanced literacy strategies specific to social studies, and scaffolding SS texts to aid student comprehension. All participants are expected to develop or upgrade a unit of study that culminates in a text-based written performance assessment.

 

Special Education Intensive—Meeting the Demands of the Special Education Reform through the School Implementation Team - (1 day Workshop - August 21)

This one day intensive is designed for School Implementation Teams to prepare for the work on the 2014-2015 school year.  We will be focusing on protocols for welcoming incoming students and parents, inclusive programs, and structures for monitoring progress.  Additionally, will review the role of PBIS in a school community. We will be exploring both the instructional and the compliance side of the work, including budget and the CORE Checklist. This professional development is intended for all SIT members, including Special Education APs and coordinators, teachers (general and special education), deans, programmers and guidance counselors.  Principals are encouraged to attend.

 

High School Science Intensive (1 day Workshop - August 22)

The Next Generation Science Standards is the NEW measure of what students know and are able to do in Science content and its inter-reliability to technology, engineering and mathematics.  This session is designed to:   unpack the expectations of the NGSS and integrate technological, engineering and mathematical concepts to create an interdisciplinary approach, thus providing students with a hands-on and minds-on science experience necessary.  New and returning participants will create/add/revise the performance based assessments designed to assess previous years’ work.

 

Tech for Teachers  (1 day Workshop – August 20) -- Session Full

This one day intensive is for middle and high school teachers and has been designed to provide strategies for integrating technology into your daily instruction. We will focus on the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities.  In addition, participants will explore multiple resources that will essentially enable them to use the internet more effectively in order to support learning and enable collaboration within their classrooms.  All participants are requested to bring IPads. However, IPads are not mandatory to participate in this course.

Supports for Common Core Standards

 

 

Rubrics to Assess Student Writing

 

Argument Writing

MS Rubric - Argument Writing - Web Posting.pdf

HS Rubric - Argument Writing - Web Posting.doc

 

Informational Writing

MS Rubric - Informative Writing.pdf

HS Rubric - Informative Writing - Web Posting.doc

 

Narrative Writing

MS Rubric - Personal Narrative Version 2.pdf

 

 

Task Alignment Grids -- Assignment Analysis

 

MS - Argument Task Alignment.doc

HS - Argument Task Alignment.doc

 

MS - Informative Writing Task Alignment.doc

HS - Informative Task Alignment.doc

 

Task Alignment Grid - Math.doc

 

 

Model Tasks from CFN 112 Teachers

 

ELA  - 

Teen Issues - ELA Task MS - Argument - Gamoran.pdf

Issues Concerning Food Choices - ELA Task MS - Argument - Garry.pdf

Tragic Hero Study - ELA Task MS - Argument - Schwach Barget and Circo.pdf

Human Rights - ELA Task MS - Informational - Garry.docx

 

Social Studies - 

U.S. Imperialism - Social Studies Task MS - Argument - Greene.pdf

U.S. Industrialization - Social Studies Task MS - Argument - Mayers.pdf

 

Science 

Rock Study - Science Task MS - Argument Herlihy.pdf

Boiling Point Study - Science Task MS - Informational - Abramson.pdf

 

Annotated Tasks to Use in a PD on Task Development

ELA Task MS - Informational Garry -- Annotated.pdf

Social Studies Task MS - Argument Mayers - Annotated.pdf

 

 

Exemplary Writing from Students in CFN 112 Schools

 

Middle School Informational Writing

 

Lauren Turnowski's classroom at MS 442 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation - Informational Writing - Eating Disorders.pdf

Nicole Bastone's classroom at School for Global Leaders - Informational Writing - Fast Food.pdf

Erin Garry's classroom at School for Global Leaders - Informational Writing - Prepubescent I Do's.pdf

Lauren Barth's classroom at Brooklyn Environmental Exploration School - Informational Writing - Lab Report.pdf

 

Middle School Argument Writing

 

Jeannie Herlihy's classroom at School for Dance, Ballet Tech - Argument Writing - Animal Adaptations.pdf

Jeannie Herlihy's classroom at School for Dance, Ballet Tech - Argument Writing - Rock Types and Structures.pdf

Erin Garry's classroom at School for Global Leaders - Argument Writing - Killer Meat.pdf

Hannah Edwards classroom at MS 442 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation - Argument Writing - Child Labor.pdf