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?

Curriculum Maps

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 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?

Pathways to the Common Core

Humanities MAP Goal 2012

Humanities Web Resources

Current Language Arts Curriculum Map