Agenda & Notes
ELA Forum, March 17, 2011
LoGuidice Educational Center, Large Group Room

Note: Internet access will be available. Please feel free to bring your laptop.
Resources will be available on the ELA Forum wiki: e2ela.wikispaces.com

8:00 - 8:30 Registration/Coffee/Networking
8:30 - 8:50 Introductions/Review of Agenda Items
8:50 - 9:15 News & Notes from NYSED (link)
  • ELA Scoring: Changes in Procedures
  • Guide to the NYS 3-8 Testing Program
  • PARCC – Latest information: Common Core Learning Standards Assessments (3/3/2011) Presentation
  • Graduation Requirement Change Proposal
  • NYSED Curriculum & Instruction E-Blast newsletter for February

9:15 - 10:00 District Round Table
Today's topic: Technology Teaching Tools
How does technology impact your instruction?
What tools do you use?
What suggestions can you share to help your colleagues?
What challenges have you met? How were they overcome (or haven't they)?

10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Center Time: Technology

11:00- 11:20 Shelfari in the classroom (Mrs. DiBernardo, Glendale Elementary via Skype)
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch (yay)
12:30 – 1:30 Center Time: Session 2
1:30 - 2:30 Center Time: Session 3
2:30 - 3:00 Debrief
  • Findings & Questions regarding the technology
  • Planning for next year's forums
  • Evaluation (use the paper copy or click on this link)
  • New important test about me