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2018 Foxborough Summer Institute has ended
FOXBOROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
OUR 2-DAY 2018 SUMMER INSTITUTE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 & THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Cost:
  • $100 for 1 day
  • $150 for 2 days

Checks/Purchase orders should be made out to Foxborough Public Schools and mailed to FPS Summer Institute, 60 South Street, Foxborough, MA 02035. For questions please contact Alison Mello, Assistant Superintendent at 508-543-1675.
When registering be sure to schedule your choice of one (1) Keynote for each day that you are attending, and two (2) breakout sessions for a total of 5 hours of PD each day. Coffee, water, morning snacks and lunch are included!!!

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Literacy [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 27
 

9:15am

"Let's Talk!" Student Centered Conferences in Readers/Writers Workshop **Participants are encouraged to bring their own device to this session.
That next teaching moment is just a conference away! Join us in this session as we explore the framework for effective reading and writing conferences that put students at the center. Learn how you can incorporate that next layer of teaching in cycles of discussions with students about their progress and goals. As teachers feel squeezed for time with their students, conferring creates opportunities for one on one time that can yield the greatest results with your students.

Speakers
SS

Susan Shea

K-8 ELA, Social Studies and Title I Director, Foxborough Public Schools


Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 108

9:15am

Giving Close Reading a Closer Look (appropriate for Grades 3-8)
Close reading is more than a Common Core fad! It is a method of instruction that "fosters independent readers who are able to who are able to plumb the depths of a text [across content areas] by considering only the text itself." Participants will leave with a better understanding of what this means and how to integrate close reading into their practice so that students are doing the heavy lifting, not teachers.  Tips, templates, and lists of helpful resources will be provided for immediate use in participants' classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Breda Annis

Breda Annis

Literacy Specialist (Grades 5-8), Foxborough Public Schools


Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 104

9:15am

Helping Students Deepen Comprehension of Text through Conversation and Debate
Even our youngest learners are capable of engaging, rich conversations and purposeful debates given the right parameters and structures. In this presentation, videos students debating texts will be shown and discussed as well as principles for implementing routines and structures for optimizing students’ academically productive talk. Planning tools will be provided as well as a recommended bibliography of selected titles appropriate to deepen students' understanding of fictional texts.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Giso

Richard Giso

Grades K-5 FLEX Teacher/Senior Instructor: Childhood Education and Care, Salem Public Schools/Salem State University
Hello there! I'm a proud teacher with 21 years of teaching experience. I began my teaching career as a fourth grade teacher at the Bates Elementary School in Salem, Massachusetts. Since then, I have taught fourth grade for eight years. From there, I moved to a job as a reading coach... Read More →



Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 107

9:15am

The CAFE - A Dynamic System for Reading Strategy Instruction!
This research based structure supports explicit literacy teaching and cycles of goal setting and conferring with students. For teachers new to or already conversant around The CAFE system, this session will address the components of well rounded strategy instruction for all readers. Participants will work with a range of engaging resources to assist implementation or further development of The CAFE in the classroom!


Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 109

12:30pm

Planning and Implementing a Successful Guided Reading Lesson During Your Reading Workshop
This session will begin with reviewing principles of the Reading Workshop model, its structure, and its planning process.  From there, the main focus will be on both planning and implementing a guided reading lesson which can highlight your Reading Workshop focus skill of the day.  How to utilize information gained from administering the DRA and running records will be incorporated into the planning process.  Text selection, prompting during the "whisper read," how to "debug text" and how to hold a comprehension conversation across all thee levels of comprehension will be explained.  Videos will accompany all instructional strategies presented. Templates for successful guided reading planning will be provided as well.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Giso

Richard Giso

Grades K-5 FLEX Teacher/Senior Instructor: Childhood Education and Care, Salem Public Schools/Salem State University
Hello there! I'm a proud teacher with 21 years of teaching experience. I began my teaching career as a fourth grade teacher at the Bates Elementary School in Salem, Massachusetts. Since then, I have taught fourth grade for eight years. From there, I moved to a job as a reading coach... Read More →



Wednesday June 27, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 107

12:30pm

The Daily 5 Delivers! **Participants are encouraged to bring their own device to this session.
Join in this engaging, interactive session as the "how" and "why" of The Daily 5 explored.  Discover how this structure for your literacy block; incorporating reading, writing and word study in timely, engaging ways can support your students' literacy progress.  Participants will actively experience The Daily 5 first hand and will have access to textual and online resources to support ongoing work or initial implementation in their classrooms!


Wednesday June 27, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 106
 
Thursday, June 28
 

8:00am

Keynote: It's All About the Books: Organizing Texts to Support Student Choice and Development
Books are a teacher's tool to instruct, engage and help students develop a reading identity.  The way we organize texts and teach students to choose books influences growth, dispositions and reading habits.  Join us to discuss how to organize texts with both instructional needs and student identity in mind.


Thursday June 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 155

9:15am

"Let's Talk!" Student Centered Conferences in Readers/Writers Workshop **Participants are encouraged to bring their own device to this session.
That next teaching moment is just a conference away!  Join us in this session as we explore the framework for effective reading and writing conferences that put students at the center.  Learn how you can incorporate that next layer of teaching in cycles of discussions with students about their progress and goals.  As teachers feel squeezed for time with their students, conferring creates opportunities for one on one time that can yield the greatest results with your students.

Speakers
SS

Susan Shea

K-8 ELA, Social Studies and Title I Director, Foxborough Public Schools


Thursday June 28, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 108

9:15am

Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies to Introduce, Build, and/or Strengthen Literacy Every Day
This session will introduce basic, moderate, and advanced strategies that can reach across all curriculums to help strengthen your students' reading and writing abilities within your content. Focus will be on everyday routines and strategies that place the responsibility for learning on the students and push students to think and learn more deeply about the subject matter through an emphasis on literacy. Examples from every subject, blank templates, and other resources will be provided. Attendants should expect to learn about and practice these strategies during the session.

Speakers
DP

David Pierce

Foxborough Public Schools


Thursday June 28, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 112

12:30pm

The CAFE - A Dynamic System for Reading Strategy Instruction!
This research based structure supports explicit literacy teaching and cycles of goal setting and conferring with students.  For teachers new to or already conversant around The CAFE system, this session will address the components of well rounded strategy instruction for all readers.  Participants will work with a range of engaging resources to assist implementation or further development of The CAFE in the classroom!


Thursday June 28, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 109