Resources for the January 28, 2010 ELA Forum

8:00 - 8:30 Registration/Coffee/Networking
8:30 - 8:50 Introductions/Review of Agenda Items
8:50 - 9:00 News & Notes from NYSED
Common Core Standards
Common Core Standards Presentation

Today's topic: The Novel in the Classroom

9:00 - 10:00 District Round-table
· How do you presently use novels in the classroom?
· Does using novels supplant the use of a basal?

While we do this we can assist Jim Burke's English Companion Ning with a research study.
We will record ideas for those unable to attend:
EtherPad instructions at:

10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:30 Lisa Wolski: BOCES Resources for use in the classroom
· support materials for using specific novels in the classroom
· Using videos as thinking devices in the classroom
· Downloading videos
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 Technology Talk Time
· Google Docs & Cloud Computing

1:00 - 2:30 Breakout by Grade Level Session
3:30 - 3:00 Debrief and Future Planning

Other Resources
Wikis in the classroom
MiddleWeb: Of Particular Interest
One Love - From the award-winning documentary, "Playing For Change: Peace Through Music", comes an incredible rendition of the legendary Bob Marley song "One Love" with Keb' Mo' and Manu Chao.