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Thursday, February 5, 2015

CCRS Quarterly Meeting # 3

February 10, 2015 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Opening Session begins at 8:30 AM

The Lincoln Professional Development Center

901~ 9th Avenue North ~ Birmingham, AL 35204

Don't forget your work samples! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy New Year from ARI Region 5!

ARI Region 5 Coach Internship 2015

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Please email completed form by February 13, 2015 to:
Deborah Fitzgerald -

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Coaching Community #2 Resources

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Joyce and Showers Professional Development Research

Flaherty's Flow of Coaching Explanation:

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Reflecting on Coaching Article

Planning Questions:
1.  What standards are you teaching today?
What are your student-friendly outcomes?
2.  How will you know your students have met the 
daily outcome?
3.  What steps will you take to ensure your students 
meet the daily outcome?
4. What will you do if they do NOT meet the daily outcome? 
5.  What will you do if they DO meet the daily outcome?

4 Steps to Analyze Student Work

1.  What standard or standards are addressed?
2.  What do you consider a proficient response for this formative assessment?
3.  What do you see in the work samples? Strengths?  Weaknesses? 
4.  What do students’ needs indicate for designing instruction to move their learning forward? 

Monday, November 10, 2014

A great day of learning at 
Fairfield High Preparatory School!

Vertical Professional Learning Community 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Region 5 CCRS Quarterly Meeting #2 Recap:

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CCRS Implementation Team Resources 2014-2015

Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in 
History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects contains annotated writing samples to illustrate the criteria required to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for particular types of writing—argument, informative/explanatory text, and narrative—in each grade. The samples, which are actual writings from Grades K-12 students who attended school in a number of states and districts across the country, should be a valuable resource in interpreting the level of writing demanded by the standards.(page 104)

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2013 Alabama ELA Course of Study

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Curriculum Guide to the Alabama Course of Study: ELA K-12

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Grades 3–5
What it is: A collection of replacement lessons for the most commonly used basal readers.
How to use it: Use these high-quality, Common Core-aligned questions and materials
with your existing textbook.
How it's organized: Lessons are organized by grade level and listed under the title of the
basal reader with which they are used.

Fisher and Frey's Text-Dependent Questions article:
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Collaborating to Review Student Work Video:
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CCRS Quarterly Meeting #2
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 
The Lincoln Professional Development Center
901~ 9th Avenue North ~ Birmingham

CCRS Quarterly Meeting ELA K-5 Take it Back:

  • Take the EQuIP rubric review tool back to your school and use it to analyze a unit of study from any content area.
  • Use the analysis results to determine what needs updating to meet the criteria of the unit.
  • Bring back findings to share with others.
  • Begin to use The Curriculum Guide to the Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts K-12 to provide differentiated support for special populations in Tier One instruction.

To view the calendar dates for all of the CCRS Quarterly Meetings:

Review the 2014-2015 CCRS Implementation Team Resources: