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October 21, 2016 ~ District Inservice  
Focus: Project Umiaq

  New Teachers (1-2 years in district) Facilitator Document 1st & 2nd Year Teachers
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8:30-8:45 Opening, Welcome, and Purpose  (VTC)  
8:45-10:15 Overview of Project Umiaq including UbD, Learning Principles and ILF  
Jana, Fannie and Caitlin
10:15-10:30 Break  
10:30-11:15 Activity:  Making personal Connections to the ILF   
(Facilitated via VTC, but occurring at site.  Assistance can provided by ILTs)
11:15-12:00 Activity: Overarching Understandings and Essential Questions  
(Facilitated via VTC, but occurring at site)
12:00-1:00  Lunch  
12:30-3:45 Unit Design Workshop (packet provided) 2016 Project Umiaq Expectations

Accessing Q3 Implementation Maps
* Unit Template
* Stages Overview
* How to get started
* Begin Unit design/brainstorming
(Via VTC with help from veteran teachers at site + CO personnel)
3:45-4:00 Reflection and Q&A’s at site  
  Veteran Teachers (3+ years in district)  Facilitator Document Veteran Teachers
8:30-8:45 Opening, Welcome, and Purpose  (VTC)  
  Expectations for the year (handout) 2016 Project Umiaq Expectations

Accessing Q3 Implementation Maps
** Choice Activity **
Please choose from the following four activities, each is a module from the UbD Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units. (There are likely copies of this book at your site, but we have also included copied versions for your convenience.)
  • ŸActivity Choice 1 – Module I, Unpacking Standards
  • ŸActivity Choice 2 – Module L, Sharpening Essential Questions and Understandings
  • ŸActivity Choice 3 – Module M, Authentic Assessment and Validity
  • ŸActivity Choice 4 – Module N, Differentiating- Tailoring the Learning Plan to the Learners
10:15-10:30 Break  
10:30-12:00 Continue work from above, or if finished, submit the following to your principal, or lead facilitator:  
  • Answer the questions/complete the tasks at the end of your chosen module. You can use the unit you wrote last year, or a unit you are thinking about developing this year.
  • In addition, please write a short statement about how you might use the information from the module to enhance your day-to-day planning and/or teaching process.

Once completed, you have the rest of the day to work on revising your unit from last year, finding and adopting an orphan *O unit, or beginning a new unit.
12:00-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-3:45 –  Continue work from before lunch  
3:45-4:00 –   Reflection and Q&A’s at site  
Last Modified on January 5, 2017