Franklin County Schools High Yield Practices for a Successful RtA Summer Camp The Team Dr. Stacy D. Stewart [email protected] Director of Elementary Education and Federal Programs Ashley Cooper Director of Testing and Accountability [email protected] Stephanie Brooks Assistant Principal [email protected] Maria Collins Instruction and Technology Coach [email protected] Karen McKeithan Instruction and Technology Coach [email protected] Kari Ragland 3rd Grade Teacher [email protected] Desired Outcomes Gain knowledge of an effective process used by FCS toward the creation of an ideal RtA summer camp that yield high results for both students and staff Understand the importance of staff identification as well as the establishment of essential roles, responsibilities and expectations for student success Acquire strategies for ensuring and evaluating the camp’s overall effectiveness Unified Commitment An affinity group of more than 20 school district members committed to a broad vision for summer learning-one that engages children, boosts academic achievement, and influences teaching and learning throughout the year 1. Established Summer Camp Offering • One week after the ending of the school year • 3 weeks • 4 days (Monday - Thursday) • 72 hours – June 22 through July 9 – 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 2. Established RtA Steering Committee • Goals • Theme • Teacher/Instructional Assistants/Bus Drivers’ Application • Lesson Plan Template 3. Daily Schedule Established 8:00 - 8:15 8:15 - 8:30 8:30 - 9:00 9:00 - 10:40 10:45 - 12:00 1200 - 12:30 12:30 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:00 2:00 - 2:45 2:45 - 3:00 Arrival/Breakfast/Bathroom-Teachers meet students in the cafeteria to pick up and walk to classrooms Read Aloud title; skill/standard to address; Guided Reading Questions; Think Alouds; Graphic Organizers to include Whole Group Lesson included the resources and strategies Stations(comprehension; phonics; fluency; vocabulary & PM) Lunch/Restroom/Recess Reader’s Theater/Discovery Ed/Technology Integration/ Achieve 3000 Read to Achieve Instructional Passages (QAR)/Phonics Instruction Novel Study/Literature Circles/Guided Reading/Small groups Comprehension Review (tied to daily stations) Restroom/Buses The Human Resources Administrators • Administrator--Mrs. Brooks • Administrator Assistants-– Karen McKeithan – Maria Collins 1. Provided Administrative Support • • • • • • • • • Conducted walkthroughs, daily Provided announcements, daily Communicated with faculty/staff Ensured timely communication with parents Organized student transportation Addressed behavior and medical issues Provided access to technology Served as RTA Testing Coordinator Provided RtA Passages & Amplify/mclass 2. Made Data Driven Decisions • Utilized individual student data to establish “skill level specific”student rosters • Selected specific instructional resources to differentiate student learning • Strategically placed students in small classrooms for individualized instruction and optimal learning The Human Resources Instructional Staff • Classroom teachers (12) • Instructional assistants (12) 1. Served as Facilitators of Learning • Planned, strategically and intentionally, prior to camp • Taught students the skills to improve reading fluency and comprehension • Instilled confidence in students’ abilities • Enhanced critical thinking skills through class experiences and self-introspection • Provided a rigorous and engaging curriculum with technology that optimized student learning • Instilled knowledge and behaviors that would allow children to participate and succeed as productive members in society. • Ensured timely communication to parents 2. Created high impact lesson plans • Examples – Week 1 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnJYP-wOkoKc9FII4dijeE5EKksflRLPksGICYrBfk/edit – Week 3 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bBEgImjLQ8JM3Veaq4l3B0LOr0P1WsM6HrCCuTrV94/edit • Teacher Activity with Audience Purchased Instructional Resources • SmartPal Sleeves; fluorescent set of 10 • Lakeshore Readers Theater Scripts • Sundance Grade 3 Leveled Readers Kit • Fluency partner scripts from Lakeshore Learning • Access to technology (chromebooks, desktop computers and Achieve 3000) • Focus Books (e.g. drawing conclusions) Additional Resources TRC Question Stems for Sundance Grade 3 Leveled Readers Teacher Novel Study Fry Phrases TRC Question Stems for Levels F-U Expectations for Student Behaviors • PBIS system created The Impact Students • Transportation • Attendance • Pictures of Learning in Action • Results The Impact Staff • Summer Camp Survey • Teacher Survey Results • Continued use of instructional materials in schools across the district The Impact Next Steps... • RtA Student Status Sheets (Testing & Accountability • Incorporate student and parent surveys • Utilize survey results and RtA committee recommendations to continuously improve camp • Continue RtA committee meetings to address all initiatives associated with RtA legislation (K-5) Pre-Planning Your RtA Camp (Activity) 1. Know and comply with RtA guidelines/law 2. Identify student population to serve 3. Establish camp dates, times, and location(s) 4. Establish criteria for identifying staff members 5. Determine student-teacher ratio 6. Research instructional resources for use by students and staff 7. Evaluate effective practices of current committee used to organize RtA Summer Camp Questions and Comments Thank you!