Podcast On Your Plan ep 38 with the ELA Task Force

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 8.35.58 PMThe ELA Task Force is composed of Oklahoma teachers from across the state. This team has been collaborating on Curriculum Frameworks to support the successful implementation of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts. The First Drafts are currently available for public comment via Google Drive (CLICK HERE)

In this episode, you’ll get to know a few members of the team! We discuss the work done so far, implementing the new standards, driving change, assessment, pedagogy, growing old, and so many more profound topics you’ll want to tweet about!

Check out the first drafts of the Curriculum Frameworks and share your feedback! Be sure to follow some of the Frameworks Writers on Twitter for more fun!

twitter miniAmber Donaldson, Drew Price, Jennifer Williams, Juli Gatlin, Kelli Anglley, Lara Searcy, and Shanna Mellott!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!

Standard 1: Speaking and Listening

Speaking and Listening

Students will speak and listen effectively in a variety of situations including, but not limited to, responses to reading and writing.

Reading

Students will develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening.

Writing

Students will develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening to create individual and group projects and presentations.

BONUS LINKS

KBumReading.com – Kathy is a literacy consultant and come highly recommended by Dr. Meiller for strategies, manipulative, and sentence starters to help students grow as listeners and speakers.

Standard 8: Independent Reading and Writing Short

Independent Reading and Writing

Students will read and write for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, academic and personal, for extended periods of time.

Reading

Students will read independently for a variety of purposes and for extended periods of time. Students will select appropriate texts for specific purposes.

Writing

Students will write independently for extended periods of time. Students will vary their modes of expression to suit audience and task.

BONUS LINKS

Jason’s Blog – DCJason.WordPres.com

Kelly Gallagher – one of Jason’s recommended resources for strategies on fostering independent literacy practices in students.

Penny Kittle – another recommended resource for strategies on fostering independent literacy practices in students.

Donalyn Miller – one more recommended resource for strategies on fostering independent literacy practices in students.

Podcast On Your Plan ep 37 with Aimee Myers

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Aimee Myers collaborates with teachers across Oklahoma as a member of the K20 Center. With over a decade of classroom and instructional leadership experience, she is continuing her personal and professional growth by taking the next big step this school year!

In this episode we chat about her teaching style, approaches to working with teachers and students, and the importance of making learning experiences meaningful for every audience.

Follow Aimee on Twitter at twitter mini@AimeeCMyers!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!

Standards-aligned At-A-Glance Template

The following document was developed by Ginger Howe of Moore PS. It is intended to provide guidance for aligning current materials and supporting teachers to develop new units aligned to all eight standards of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts. Please download the template and samples below.

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197 kBHowe-Meiller Unit at a Glance Template 926 kBGrade 3, Unit 3, Week 2 Sample 926 kBGrade 6, Unit 3