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Marysville School District

April 2017 (ES)


Time  Topic Format
Part 1: Finding your Place Padlet
What challenges are you facing with teaching & learning with Chromebooks in the ES
Part 2:  Adding your Mark Activity: Read Jeff’s Post
SAMR Rubric
SAMR Observation Protocol
4 Ways SAMR
SAMR for APLE FlowchartKey Findings(Cohort 3 ES) – April 25, 2017
 Part 3: Creating Your Story  LucidPress
Collaborative Google Doc
Part 4: Finding your Direction

Introducing the APLE Unit Planner

Authentic purposeful learning

Review an “authentic unit” using the APLE See, Think, Wonder
What does authentic, purposeful, learning look like

Reviewing Teacher Unit Planners
See, Think, Wonder

 Reflection / Goal Setting
 Wrap up  Feedback Survey


March 2017
Time Topic Format
Warm-up: 4 Corners The School Principal’s Role in Teacher Professional Development

(Commented Doc)

 Window into Teacher Training The Journey to 1:1

Explore QR codes & GIFs
Formative Assessment

 Brainstorming  Brainstorm Common Language and Initiatives District Wide
 Key Findings – March 22, 2017  Key Findings – March 22, 2017
 Introducing the APLE Unit Planner Example of authentic purposeful learning

Activity: Review an “authentic unit” using the APLE See, Think, Wonder
Activity: Brainstorm / discuss as a group: what does authentic, purposeful, learning look like?

 Reviewing Teacher Unit Planners  See, Think, Wonder reviewing teacher unit plans
 Leader vs Manager  Activity Part 1: Brainstorm: what makes a good leader?
Activity Part 2: Progressive Notes → Gallery Walk
Leader vs Manager

Jigsaw (part 1)

Jigsaw read:

  1. Principals as Leader Managers (EdWorld)
  2. Leadership & Management (David Truss)

Activity: Headlines

 Leader vs Manager Jigsaw (part 2)  Share discussion from previous group
Activity: reflect: what’s your plan as a leader?
 Leader vs Manager: Activity + Reflection  Activity Part 2: Brainstorm + T-chart → Gallery Walk
Activity Part 3: Socratic seminar fishbowlActivity Part 3: private self reflection using this Google Draw template
 SAMR-ize TPEP Round 4 Part 1  SAMR-ize TPEP Round 4 Part 1
 SAMR-ize TPEP Round 4 Part 2  SAMR-ize TPEP Round 4 Part 2
 Goal Setting
 Wrap up   Feedback Survey


November 2016


Time  Topic Format
 8:00 – 8:30 Warm-up: Concentric Circles to Progressive Notes

What are we seeing now? We’ve been 1:1 for a year. Share 1 success and 1 challenge.

Warning: we will be using these at different parts of the day.

Share successes at your table group & nominate 1 you want to hear more about later – that person will then be a speedgeek leader later in the day.

 8:30 – 9:00 Solution Focused Progressive Notes

Wrap up: how can you use Solution Focused Progressive Notes in your faculty meeting

 9:00 – 9:45 Introducing Project Based Learning & Remix

Videos & Resources:

 9:45 – 10:00  Break
 10:00 – 10:15  4-corners: Shifting from Managing to Leading
 10:15 – 11:00 Jigsaw: Article Read Part 1


  1. Principals as Leader Managers (EdWorld)
  2. Leadership & Management (David Truss)
  3. Are You A Leader or a Manager (Connected Principals

Other, longer options:

  1. Schools Need Leaders Not Managers: It’s Time for a Paradigm Shift
  2. 5 Key Responsibilities -The  School Principal as Leader (includes quotes from 4 corners)
  3. Changing Role of School Leadership (An NEA Policy Brief)
 11:00 – 11:30  Jigsaw: Article Read Part 2
 11:30 – 12:00 Key Findings & Discussion

What’s one new thing you’re seeing?

What’s one thing you see every time?

What’s one thing you can do to support MSD moving forward?

 12:00 – 1:00  Lunch
 1:00 – 1:45  SpeedGeeking: Sharing Successes
 1:45 – 2:00  Break
 2:00 – 2:30 SAMR-ize TPEP Round 3 – Part 1

SAMRize a Section

 2:30 – 3:00 SAMR-ize TPEP Round 3 – Part 2

Jigsaw Share results from section

 3:00 – 3:45 In division based groups: reflect on SpeedGeeking:

Reflect & Taking Action: What are the new “look fors” as you go into classrooms?


March 2016


Time Topic Format
 8:00 – 8:15 Warm Up Stickie note
 8:15 – 9:15  T-Chart Activity
What does learning look like?Discuss & connect to personal experience

  • What have you been learning lately? What does that look like?
  • Compare to an experience where you’ve been forced to learn?
 Video- Jot down quote that sticks with you
Personal Connection
T-Chart activity on paperReading:Students, Not Stuff3 Level of text protocolOther protocols you can use with staff – Free Resources – Protocols
 9:15 – 9:45 Effective Teaching Practices

Activity: Brainstorm on chart paper:

  • What are the essential elements of successful learning environments? (first round respond without tech, then respond with tech & compare/discuss)
  • After each group makes their own chart paper brainstorm, share back to the whole group for a district wide list
Chart paper


 9:45 – 10:00  Break
 10:00 – 11:30 Student centered learning session (same as what we did with teachers)

SAMR-ize Observations

ZPD template

Scenarios from Walk Through


 11:30 – 12:00  Individual reflection time: take the full group list & rank them in order of priority for you – “survivor style” – one gets kicked off the island & justify priority & ranking Google Draw Template

Admin click and drag the items into order & kick one off the list

 1:00 – 2:15 Activity: Return to Effective Teaching Practices using Observations:

  • Each table group receives a slip from the January observations. Have a conversation about:
  • What should you see in the classroom?
  • What questions would you ask about the learning?
  • What would these questions elicit in order to help the observer understand the learning that’s happening in this classroom?
  • In reflection with the teacher, what questions could prompt your conversation?

Senior leadership does L4L walkthrough
Reflect on L4L

  • What was it like to be asked questions about your learning?
  • Was it hard to think about your thinking?
  • Did the questions prompt you to think more deeply about your learning?
  • Were there any questions you couldn’t answer?
  • Could this work in the classroom – both for teachers and students & admin and observations?
Looking for Learning Observations

Conversation point:

Looking for Learning in the 21st CenturyClassroom

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge with Common Core

 2:15 – 2:30  Break
 2:30 – 3:30 Action:

Plan a staff meeting (or series of staff meetings) that focuses on a CEL 5D Framework standard (from a selected list)

 Key Findings from Eduro
 3:30 – 4:00 Wrap-up
  1. Activity: Video Journal Reflection / Action Plan
  • Observation goals
  • Staff meeting goals

2. Elevator Pitch / Concentric Circles sharing of your action plan

3. Share on a social network using #msd25

Admin Feedback/Evaluation Form

June 2016

Time Topic Format
 8:00 – 8:30 Warm-up Compass Points
 8:30 – 9:00 Reflection Share
 9:00 – 9:45 What’s the story? Activity: See, Think, Wonder: collaborative notes Discuss:
  • What’s the story being told?
  • Who’s telling it?
  • What’s missing?
 9:45 – 10:00 Break Facebook Live Events
Feedback form
 10:00 – 10:45 4 A’s Text Protocol






  • Author Perspective
  • Agree
  • Argue
  • Aspire


  1. School Leaders Who Master Social Media Reap Huge Benefits
  2. 6 Ways to Use Twitter to Enhance In-School Professional Learning



  • Why do you need to tell your story?


10:45 – 11:15 What can we share? Evidence of Learning: Brainstorm
  • What are some examples of great learning experiences on an average day at your school?
  • Who sees those great learning experiences?
  • How could you document and share those experiences with the wider school community?


11:15 – 12:00 What’s already being shared at MSD? (Erin)  


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • Author Perspective
  • Agree
  • Argue
  • Aspire


  1. School Leaders Who Master Social Media Reap Huge Benefits
  2. 6 Ways to Use Twitter to Enhance In-School Professional Learning



  • Why do you need to tell your story?


1:00 – 2:00  

Exploring Connected School Communities: Twitter










See, Think, Wonder


  1. #LeydenPride & principal Jason Markey
  2. VIDASHARKS (one specific example – and this was a *tough* school)
  3. PUHSD & #ScholarPlus
  4. #EdChatMe (not a district hashtag, but a big one for districts in ME)
  5. FortWorth_ISD – interesting because of its size
  6. Chris Lehmann‘s school – #SLA (gets mixed with other stuff because it’s a common hashtag) & the new #SLABeeber (Philly)
  7. #RichlandTwo and #R2Innovates (SC)


  1. Lewis Elementary School, Portland, Principal Tim Lauer
  2. MSD: Penguin Manufacturing
  3. Highline Schools


  1. Everett Public Schools
  2. Highline Public Schools


  1. Scott Beebe


  • Characteristics
  • Pros/Cons
  • Potential Challenges
2:00 – 2:15 Break  


2:15 – 3:00 Create Your Action Plan Google Doc Template

What’s the message Padlet

3:00 – 3:30 Sharing Action Plans
  • Author Perspective
  • Agree
  • Argue
  • Aspire


  1. School Leaders Who Master Social Media Reap Huge Benefits
  2. 6 Ways to Use Twitter to Enhance In-School Professional Learning



  • Why do you need to tell your story?


3:30 – 4:00  

Wrap up


  • Feedback Survey


August 2016

Time Topic Format
 8:00 – 8:30 Warm-up  Presentation Link
 8:30 – 9:30 SAMR-ize TPEP Round 2  (SAMR-ize TPEP Round 1 for reference)
 9:30 – 9:45 Break
 9:45 – 10:15 Action Plan Reflection  How can you document teachers or student learning “in action” that demonstrate the M&R levels of SAMR for the standards we have already SAMR-ized (SAMR-ize TPEP Round 1 and Round 2)?Paddlet Messages (Stage 2)
 10:15 – 11:00 Image-Rich Resources to Explore




Deconstructing Images Worksheet


Tools and techniques to add text to images:





Images to Deconstruct (select your own, or try one of these):


Additional Resources

 11:00 – 11:30 Key Findings (June 30, 2016)

Classroom Management in the digital age

Classroom Management in a digital age the book (by one of our consultants)

 11:30 – 12:00 Google Classroom Extension
 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
 1:00 – 1:45  




Presentation Zen Resources:






Tool for presentations that allows use of web pages without leaving the presentation!

Presentation Exploration (COETAIL)


1:45 – 2:00 Break
 2:00 – 2:30 Google Slides Hands on Exploration
 2:30 – 3:30 Presentation Prep time
3:30 – 4:00 Presentation Share & Wrap Up

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