Humanities Dept

Lunch  Mtg. February 23, 2016
Attendees:

Agenda: generic writing rubric across content areas



Lunch  Mtg. February 9, 2016
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright,  Tony Palladino,  Meghan Hale, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda c level assignment grade 4 discussion


Lunch  Mtg. January12, 2016
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright,  Tony Palladino, Matt Cronin
Agenda
*midcycle check in ...Rubric Ed Eval
*c level assignments...Validation protocol
*generic writing rubric - feedback? amendments? usefulness/transferability?




Lunch  Mtg. January 5, 2016
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright,  Tony Palladino, Matt Cronin
Agenda
c, d, i assignments...

Lunch  Mtg. 8  Dec 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Matt Cronin
Agenda
*Sharing writing @ Comm Mtg.
-prompt at table (creative)..complete in Humanities class, teachers vet & select some for students to share at another mtg...
*Sign up Comm Mtg.
January 14 2016 - Matt
               21          - Chris
               28          - Colleen & Molly
February 11 - Molly
Writing across the Curriculum
*reintroduce CHOPS to all teachers outside of Humanities dept. to help establish shared common expectations for any piece of writing


Lunch  Mtg. 1  Dec 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda
 Work on Comments/grading

Lunch  Mtg. 17  Nov 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda
Review writing rubrics for all grades.
Action Item: Use your grade level rubric to grade a piece of writing after Exhibition.

Lunch  Mtg. 10  Nov 2015

Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin

Lunch  Mtg. 3  Nov 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin

Lunch  Mtg. 27  Oct 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda
Next week - identify students for goal and ...rubrics (generic writing)

1. Department Goal - review
2. Writing
Lunch  Mtg. 20  Oct 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda
1.WRITING
2. Data Post Mortem....takeaways, action plan...comments...
3.Dept GOAL

Lunch  Mtg.  13  Oct 2015
Professional Dev. Day

Lunch  Mtg.  4  Oct 2015
Meeting Canceled

Lunch  Mtg.  28 Sept. 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda
1. writing - Building/Designing a Writing Support Program
*needs in writing...identifying students...using CCSS
*needs in reading
etc
2. powerschool..set up.
For next week - identify some core skills that students in your grade should be demonstrating.....
what can they do/what should they do
Writing support - complementary to not separate from class




Lunch  Mtg.  22 Sept. 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott,  Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda
1. writing
- Sharing writing: what is new? what are the students writing?
2. preparing for Back to School night:
*parent phonecalls? *folders? *presentation on the night
3. Other business - agenda items for next week?
newsela.com
Please check out...articles to read at different lexile levels....by topic and grade level....al nonfiction.

Note - Comm Mtg. 9/24/15 "Molly and the Constitution"...this time for real!


Lunch  Mtg.  15 Sept. 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott, Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller, Matt Cronin
Agenda
1. writing
- Sharing writing across the grades so far...strategies? suggestions to support consistent writing?

2. self-assessment on Teachpoint completed?

3. preparing for Back to School night (parent phonecalls?)

4.other business
strategies for teaching vocab....puzzlemaker.com, quizlet. cartoons using words...How to help students acquire and "own" the words....
In small group - Ann and Tony both working on using highlighters and test taking strategies...

Note - Comm Mtg. 9/17/15 "Molly and the Constitution"


Lunch  Mtg.  8 Sept. 2015
Attendees: Colleen Parenteau, Kay O'Dwyer, Chris Synnott, Molly Wright, Ann Chandler, Tony Palladino, Pam Miller
Agenda
1. icebreaker - thanks Molly
2. writing
   "Writers need regular, frequent chunks of time they can count on, anticipate, and plan for. When they have sufficient time to consider and reconsider what they have written, they're more likely to achieve the clarity, logic, voice, conventionality, and grace of good writing."
                                Nancie Atwell, In the Middle 1998
*quantity and quality in class
*skills - strengthening vertical alignment
*in class support and acceleration
*Writing Support
3. Developing a department goal around writing
4. Reading
*how do we support/encourage student reading
*time allotted to reading and talking books
5. Sharing Resources
6. Other Business
Task for 9/15/15
Bring one piece of writing to share (from first weeks)
Comm. Mtg. 9/17/15...Molly


Humanities Notes

  • Humanities Lunch 6/11/2015 Attendees:Carol Solomon, Pam Miller, Meghan Hale, Alanna Shone, Matt Cronin, Kay O'DwyerTopics - Summer Reading List?              Supply List?              GS and Lang Arts combined into Humanities grade next year
    Posted Jun 11, 2015, 8:20 AM by Kay O'Dwyer
  • Humanities 6/4/2015 No mtg due to MAP conferences
    Posted Jun 11, 2015, 8:16 AM by Kay O'Dwyer
  • Humanities Lunch 5/28/2015 Attendees:Topics1. Writing Support - no update on scheduling for next year...                              - letters to parents - next week?2.Educator Evaluation - evidence and final meetings?3. Summer reading list - update?4 ...
    Posted May 28, 2015, 8:57 AM by Kay O'Dwyer
  • Humanities Lunch 5/21/2015 Carol Solomon, Pam Miller, Jesse Malloy, Molly Wright, Alanna Shone, Matt Cronin, Kay O'Dwyer*Writing Support - students identified                           - response from Nina about schedule?                           - grade 7&8 combined?Educ. Evaluation ...
    Posted May 28, 2015, 8:28 AM by Kay O'Dwyer
  • Humanities Lunch 5/14/2015 Attendees:Topics -1. Meetings for End of Year Eval. - schedule them!2. Writing Support next year3. Curriculum Map work 4. Update summer reading list. Also revise supply list ready ...
    Posted May 14, 2015, 9:29 AM by Kay O'Dwyer
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Humanities Lunch Mtg. 9/11/2014

Attendees:Carol Solomon, Pam Miller, Jesse Malloy, Molly Wright, Meghan Hale,
Matt Cronin.
Topics: Community Meeting Sign Up - Molly 9/16/14
            Classroom visits - go and see a colleague in action..even if only for ten
             mins. 
            Writing - how do we differentiate? what is accelerated? 
            Writing Support - how to best do this? Is scheduling it against math 
               support the most effective?
             Difference between grades at MCCPS and MCAS scores...is this 
            discrepancy a matter of concern?
            Goals......last year the performance assessment validation protocol was
             one component of performance assessment cycle - can our goals in
             Humanities Dept. be aligned to this? 
            How to make Curriculum Maps a more user-friendly, useful, useable
             document?



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