Today was spent getting acquainted with the California ELD Standards with Anna from VCOE. I got to spend the day learning and collaborating with all of the Science teachers from the middle schools in Rio.
2) I learned several protocols that I look forward to using in my classroom. The Dual Text Protocol is when participants read 2 different texts and share what they read with a partner, they then compare similarities and contrasts differences from the texts. The 1-2-4 (or 1-3-6) Protocol is when a person reads alone, then shares with 1 or 2 other students, and finally the 2 or 3 students meet with another group and share information. Mingle and Match.
3) We used the Geometric Reflections strategy which I've seen in the past, but haven't used with students. I like this one.
*Bonus Positive for the day: Gerrit tweeted to me re: Dictionary.com Word of the Day.