2013-14 Instructional Strategy Team Grants

Getting Ready to Learn

Members

Strategy Description

Business Partner

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Coach:
Laura Ishikawa: SBCEO (pictured at right)

Team Members:
Kana Thomason, Zaca Preschool
Jeanette Hatfield, SBCEO
Penelope Joaquin, Adam School
Fatima Landeros, Sanchez School
Cheryl Spence, Benjamin Foxen School
Kelley LaCasse, SBCEO
Justine Cassaro, Alvin School (not pictured)

Team Members learn specific strategies to support and give direct teaching instruction on social emotional skills (emotion management, self-regulation, problem solving) in order to reduce challenging behaviors and increase academic learning in their programs. The strategies will reduce stress in children and adults and create a safe and effective learning and working environment. More information can be found here.

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Icons of Depth and Complexity

Members

Strategy Description

Business Partners

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Coach:
Robin Palmerston, Family Partnership Charter School (pictured center)

Team Members:
Stefanie Poland, Family Partnership Charter School
Linda Mayer, Santa Ynez Valley Charter School
Mary Cullen, Robert Bruce School (not pictured)

Coach Robin Palmerston shares a method of differentiating instruction using icons to represent depth and complexity in challenging content. More information can be found here.

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Incorporating Depth and Complexity

Members

Strategy Description

Business Partners

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Coach:
Gina Danley: Santa Maria-Bonita School District (pictured fourth from left)

Team Members:
Stacy Sherwood, Kunst Jr. High
Sarah Hebert, El Camino Jr. High
Judith Morris, Arellanes Jr. High
Laura Stenzel, Tunnell School
Juanita Garcia, Sanchez School
Richard Rowe, Taylor School (not pictured)

Team Members learn how to incorporate depth, complexity and creativity in the elementary classroom. More information can be found here.

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Model Drawing to Solve Story Problems

Members

Strategy Description

Business Partner

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Coach:
Trinity Hamilton, Miller School (not pictured)

Team Members:
Theresa Reilly, Santa Ynez Valley Charter School
Sonya Morris, Arellanes Jr. High
Carol Gillespie, Kunst Jr. High (not pictured)

Team Members learn a unique math problem solving approach that incorporates drawing and critical thinking. More information can be found here.

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Open Source Learning

Members

Strategy Description

Business Partner

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Coach:
David Preston, Righetti High School

Team Members:
Alexander Jauregui, Righetti High School
Colin Rodriguez, Righetti High School
Matthew Markstone, Santa Maria High School

Open Source Learning is an emerging education practice that allows students to capitalize on the scope and power of the Internet to create and manage their own learning experiences, ultimately producing interactive material that is available online to everyone. For more information, click here.

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Reading Strategies That Work!

Members

Strategy Description

Business Partners

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Coach:
Heather Dean, Vandenberg Middle School (not pictured)

Team Members:
Kelly Ayer, Vandenberg Middle School
Bree Valla, Vandenberg Middle School
Barbara Courain, Vandenberg Middle School (not pictured)
Michael Eppley, Vandenberg Middle School (not pictured)
Julia Pustizzi, Fesler Jr. High (not pictured)

Team Members learn four unique strategies to improve reading comprehension with challenging texts. More information can be found here.

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Word Problems? No Problem!

Members

Strategy Description

Business Partners

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Coach:
Michael Scott Gillespie, Ontiveros School (not pictured)

Team Members:
Aimey Adams, Kunst Jr. High
Ayndrea Pengilley, Ontiveros School
Kelly Demarest, Ontiveros School
Nicole Brady-Barton, Ontiveros School

Coach Michael Gillespie shares strategies to integrate Common Core standards for mathematical thinking and problem solving skills. For more information, click here.

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