Included with your HIVE 2020 registration is a chance to choose your own adventure with 1-hour flex sessions over two additional days—Thursday, July 9 and Thursday, July 16. With 20+ open sessions designed for leaders and teachers, all attendees have an opportunity to customize their experience.
Below is just a sample of the programming in development. Registrants will receive session details and instructions on participating in flex sessions.
Reading with Relevance: Uniting Equity Work, SEL & Common Core Literacy Instruction
Lacy Asbill and Elana Metz, Authors, Reading with Relevance
Are you looking for ways to seamlessly integrate English Language Arts instruction with your students’ social and emotional development? Present your students with reading experiences that are culturally relevant and help them explore their identities? Save time prepping thoughtful lesson plans that help young people make meaning of real-world topics like bullying, inequality, and social justice? Come learn more about Reading with Relevance: an evidence-based, best-in-class solution for uniting equity work, social/emotional learning, and common core literacy instruction!
What’s Your Take Away?
Authoring Team of Open Up Resources High School Math
Make sure that students connect mathematical discussions and their experiences engaged in rich tasks to enduring mathematical understandings. This is often referred to as “anchoring.” The authors of OUR High School Mathematics will share how the materials are incorporating “Takeaways” for every task. Routines that support students as they summarize, synthesize and reflect on their learning will be shared. This process promotes the development and meaningful connection of both conceptual understanding and procedural skill.
Realize the Promise of Blended Curriculum: Change Management Strategies to Support the Transition
Jennifer Wolfe (former partner, the Learning Accelerator) and Abbas Manjee (co-founder and CAO, Kiddom)
In order to realize the promise of digital high-quality curriculum, teachers and administrators must develop change management strategies to support their learning community’s transition towards innovative learning models. Utilizing small groups, we will engage in a rich discussion about what is necessary to manage the transition towards blended, personalized learning models. We’ll begin with a framework for planning, and dig deep into implementation and reflection. We will discuss how to build systems, structures, supports, and processes. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a clear change management goal and a framework to support their blended and/or distance learning program for summer and fall 2020.
EJ Lofton, OUR Community Coach
It is your turn to put on the student hat with this fun, engaging and informative session! If you have struggled with implementing and differentiating Skills Block, this session will help set you up for success Led by an experienced teacher from an Atlanta Public Schools Turnaround Title I school, who have successfully improved student academic growth using the EL Education Reading Foundations Skills Block. In this session, you will experience hands-on learning that will grow your confidence in using cycle lesson and implementing differentiated small group instruction using microphases to meet students’ needs.
Open Up Resources 6–8 Math Assessment Roundtable
Morgan Stipe & Jen Arberg, OUR Community Coaches
Let’s talk assessments, from pre-unit diagnostic assessments to formative Cool Downs to end-of-unit assessments. Pose questions and brainstorm with a group of teachers experienced with the curriculum, just like you! Collaboration is key, and we are all better together.
Getting Down with the Cool-Down
Tashima Price & Sara Vaughn, OUR Community Coaches
Dive into the cool-down, a closing structure for a lesson utilized in the Open Up Resources 6-8 Math curriculum, with us, and see how we gain insight into learner understanding that informs targeted instruction.
Martin Joyce & Morgan Stipe, OUR Community Coaches
Anchor charts support instruction and are a great visual aid that lends to deeper connections across skills and content. Learn about planning, executing, and synthesizing with anchor charts, and the importance of purposeful color. Unpack examples of great anchor charts used in Open Up Math classrooms across the country!
Experience a High-Quality Curriculum Firsthand - EL Education K-5 ELA
Teaching LabParticipants will experience the ways in which EL Education's K-5 ELA curriculum supports accessibility for all students. Participants will also understand what high-quality professional learning looks like in service of high-quality curriculum implementation.
Teaching the OUR 6-8 Math Curriculum at a Distance
Ideally, students would engage in the OUR 6-8 Math Curriculum by working face-to-face with a small group of peers to grapple with tasks, and then learn from each other’s thinking in a whole class discussion facilitated by the teacher. Given the current necessity of distance or blended learning, in this session we will explore how creative teachers have been using distance learning tools to help students engage with the content and spirit of the curriculum from their own homes.
OUR Math - Final Lesson in a Unit “Let’s Put it to Work” Activities
(Individual Flex Sessions for Grade 6 / Grade 7 / Grade 8)
Discuss and experience one or more unit summary lessons (“Let’s Put it to Work” lessons) from the Grade 6 Open Up Resources 6-8 Math curriculum. Discuss ideas for how to utilize these activities within a unit.
About HIVE 2020
More information about what to expect can be found here.*
The event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Kristopher J. Childs, will lead the conversation on HIVE 2020’s theme: Reimagining Education. Dr. Childs has created a movement to inspire all who are involved in academic endeavors globally to pursue excellence and academic success. Additional speakers include: Natalie Wexler, Rashad Slade, Principal Baruti Kafele, Dr. Amanda Jansen, Sara Van Der Werf, and D. Lacy Asbill.
HIVE 2020, originally planned to take place in New Orleans, went virtual March 31 in response to school closures and community stay-in-place orders. The professional learning conference will now take place over five days starting June 23. Programming will be synchronous and interactive with recordings of all sessions provided to participants after the conference for future viewing. Additional information on pricing and registration can be found here.
*Full schedule subject to change.
About Open Up Resources:
Open Up Resources is a 501c3 that exists to increase equity in education by making the highest quality curriculum freely accessible to educators and providing implementation supports to the broadest number of teachers, empowering them to effectively and sustainably improve student outcomes in pre-K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics. To learn more about Open Up Resources' mission and work, click here.