• Upper Moreland School District

    Title I Professional Development Opportunities


    Upper Moreland Primary School: Literacy

    Location:  UMPS Library

    Facilitators: Mrs. Susan Smith-Principal, Dr. Djang-Assistant Principal, Mrs. Sue Creighton- Reading Specialist, Mrs. Mary Ann Fucich- Reading Specialist, Mrs. Christine Flaherty-Title I Reading Specialist, Mrs. Emily Shuttleworth- 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Kate Greb- 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Shelly Keller- kindergarten teacher

    Time: 7:45-8:25 am

    Resources: Fountas, Irene C. &  Pinnell, Gay Su.  (2017) The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum:  A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching by Heinemann.

    Grade K, 1 and 2:

    September 12, 2018 - Work with grade level groups to gain deeper understanding of management, standards, components and instruction of the Wonders program.  Pre study group survey

    September 26, 2018 - Explore the key skills necessary for success in Wonders first unit of study. Use formative assessment to create flexible groups

    October 10, 2018 - Gain  a deeper understanding of lesson essentials and assessments in the Wonders program

    October 24, 2018 - Writing about reading- Topics: Modeled, Shared, Interactive, Independent and Functional Writing within the Wonders Program

    November 28, 2018 - Using Formative Assessments to create flexible groups and discuss pacing guides

    January 9, 2019 - Aligning report cards with common core standards

    February 6, 2019 -  Differentiating literacy lessons for Tier 1, 2, 3, ELL ad LS

    Upper Moreland Intermediate School –Literacy

    Location: UMIS Library

    Facilitators: Dr. Michael Bair-Principal, Mrs. Dina Davis-Assistant Principal, Ms. Lisa Dudek-Literacy Framework Leader, S. Coram, P. DeCrescente, C. Fiorino, K. Rhoads, A. Sirine, S. Young

    Time: 7:45-8:25 am

    Grades 3-5

    September 6, 2018: Wonders: Deeper Exploration of Materials. Comprehension Skills & Strategies, Close Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing to Sources, Genre Writing. 

    January 31, 2019: Guided Reading: Share Write to Text student samples completed since previous session. Leveled readers, skill lessons, workstation activities, independent learning.

    February 21, 2019: Close Reading. Guide group through a close reading routine: read, reread integrate.

    May 9, 2019: Vocabulary Routines. Share close reading lesson successes and struggles since previous session. Vocabulary routines: protocols introduced to enrich, extend academic language.