Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thursday Evening Class. . . .

Don't forget that we will all be attending at least one session of the Thursday evening program of the:
10th Annual San Diego Summer Leadership Institute

You will choose to attend one of the two keynote addresses:

Thursday Evening Program Location: Arts 240 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

6:00 – 6:15 “Welcome” – Patricia Prado-Almos– Associate Dean, College of Education

6:15 – 7:30 “Restructuring for caring and effective education: The possible futures of education”

Richard A. Villa (President, Bayridge Consortium Inc., San Diego)

Break

7:45 – 9:00 “RtI: Innovations in prevention and intervention”

Rich Reid (Educational Psychologist, Jericho, VT)

Journal 3 (and perhaps 4): you will summarize the discussion and ask and answer two relevant questions about the presentation. It would be great if you could document your attendance with pictures or some other form of media. . .

Comments: please leave a comment and let me know which of the keynotes you plan on attending!!

Don't forget: I'll be in the lab from 5-6pm to answer any questions you might have about the class or the institute!

23 comments:

Sharon 422 said...

I plan on attending both of semibars. Yet, if I only make it to one I will go to the first one! I will also see you in the class from 5 to 6, you know how I can be with computers :D

~ Sharon

Jsnd08 said...

I will be at the first seminar
6:15 – 7:30 “Restructuring for caring and effective education: The possible futures of education” I also will bring my digital camera to take some photos.

kelciejoiner said...

I plan on attending both seminars so I can get two journals out of the way. I'm bringing my digital camera too. I am also coming into class before to work on my newsletter a little more.

aatwood said...

Both

Jackie said...

I will be attending both sessions. They should both be interesting- Rich Villa is a very entertaining speaker and RtI is a hot topic for us future educators.

Beth said...

I plan to attend both and will bring my notebook and digital camera.

Sarah S said...

I plan to attend both. I will be ready with camera in hand and paper to write on.

Lorraine said...

I plan on attending both as I am concurrently in the law class and it is - required...

I plan on doing the reflection for computer class on Rich's speech as the future of education involves technology. And even if I am resistant to utilization of a mac in jeff's class because it takes me longer to do the assignment:) I love technology.. always have and always will :)

Sarah said...

I plan to attend both. I think that each one sounds like it will offer a lot of useful information. I'll be in class from 5-6 too so I can get started on my power pt. assignment.

Elizabeth Froeberg said...

I am planning on attending the first seminar: from 6:15 – 7:30 “Restructuring for caring and effective education: The possible futures of education”

Andrea Welch said...

I will be attending the first seminar tonight. See you all there!
-Andrea

Jamie Inarda said...

I plan on attending the first seminar from 6:15 - 7:30pm.

Eric Flam said...

I will be attending the first session.

Evette said...

I will be attending the first seminar and then maybe heading back to class to work for a little while...maybe.

Heather said...

I will be attending the 615-730 seminar. See you there.

Carissa Anderson said...

Sydney and I attended the second seminar, as you probably know since we sat right in front of you!

Amanda said...

Sorry I did not see this before but I attended both session. The rest of the institute was awesome and very informative!

Michelle Rivera said...

I attended the first presentation, which was amazing. Photo is posted on my blog :)

-Michelle

Lorraine said...

RtI stands for response to intervention. Philosophically and legally it is an attempt to desegregate special education. It is meant to replace the discrepancy model of assessing a student by evaluating the difference between their ability and their acheivement during the prereferral phase-and then recommending an IEP.

It is a system of early intervention and of performing quick assessments in the general education setting in order to determine why the student is falling behind in reading and intervene with teaching strategies and differentiated instruction accordingly.

The assessments are performed 2 or 3 times a week and the student is graphed over the course of the year (I believe 3 x's).

It is exciting because students receive early intervention as opposed to "waiting to fail" (the name of an article we read in law class) and having an IEP. This is beneficial for the student because as you know there is a stigma attached to being "in special education" (I know that my students were often called stupid by their peers and talked quite candidly about how they felt alienated from the general population of students)

EL students particularly benefit because historically their reading levels lag by 2 years and at the point they are expected to comprehend content (around the 4th grade) they begin to take a turn for the worse acedemically and are then provided services.

There are 3 tiers of RtI (each leading to more intensive interventions) which all take place in the general education setting before a student is referred for an IEP.

The hope is that if we intervene early and often with ascertainable data (the program must be implemented very accurately by experts (a school would bring in an outside consultant so it costs $$$ initially) and have the support of the teachers (both gen ed and spec ed, the principal, the superintendent etc..) we may prevent students from ever needing services.

It's success has been documented. It is 'more successful' in the elementary school setting but I could certainly have used it in my 10th grade ELA class as it is a good guideline especially as it was my first year teaching and my students' attendance was scant.

It is an exciting system which I hope to chat up at every opportunity when I am teaching again.

Eliane's 422 said...

I attended both seminars. But I did not have any picture or video. I will try to find any material to put on my journal. I really liked the first one! Richard Villa was fun to hear!

Justin said...

I attended the first seminar by Richard Villa.

Nazanine said...
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Nazanine said...

I attended the first seminar and toke plenty of notes for my journal.