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  2. page CCRS edited ... LDC template tasks are fill-in-the-blank “shells” that allow teachers inserting the texts to b…
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    LDC template tasks are fill-in-the-blank “shells” that allow teachers inserting the texts to be read, writing to be produced, and content to be addressed. When filled in, template tasks create high-quality student assignments that develop reading, writing, and thinking skills in the context of learning science, history, English, and other subjects. Template tasks are built off of the Common Core State Standards. They specify the subjects and levels of student work for which they can be used, and they come with rubrics that can be used to score the resulting student work. Template tasks may also include Level 2 and Level 3 additions that can be used or omitted to vary the task demands. LDC teaching tasks are student assignments that teachers create by using LDC template tasks and filling in their choices of texts to be read, writing to be produced, and content to be addressed. A typical LDC teaching task is designed for students to develop their responses over two to four weeks of classroom time.
    This template task collection supports all three writing types specified by the Common Core State Standards (argumentation, informational or explanatory text, and narrative) and provides opportunities for work with nine text structures. The summary table that follows indicates the content areas for which each type of template is likely to be appropriate.
    NORTH CAROLINA ELA COMMON CORE TOOLS
    *ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATH UNPACKING STANDARDS: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/acre/standards/common-core-tools/#unpacking
    Below you will find unpacking standards documents to support teachers in their understanding of the common core and essential standards. The unpacking documents demonstrate at a granular level the knowledge and skills students are expected to master at a particular grade.
    English Language Arts Unpacking Standards
    Kindergarten (pdf, 276kb)
    1st Grade (pdf, 274kb)
    2nd Grade (pdf, 286kb)
    3rd Grade (pdf, 278kb)
    4th Grade (pdf, 282kb)
    5th Grade (pdf, 298kb)
    6th Grade (pdf, 315kb)
    7th Grade (pdf, 300kb)
    8th Grade (pdf, 340kb)
    English I & II (pdf, 303kb)
    English III & IV (pdf, 302k

    Vertical Alignment Charts - Great way to see how each standard evolves each year.
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Wednesday, August 30

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    Etowah County Schools District Leadership, 2007-2015
    Advanced Placement, 2007-2105
    AssistAssisted in purchasing and approveapproved AP PO’s. WriteWrote grants to
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    the year. AttendAttended specialized training. MaintainMaintained and updated AP website: http://www.ecboe.org/advancedplacement. ProvideProvided frequent support for schools. CompleteCompleted necessary paperwork for ASLDE. AttendALSDE. Attended Saturday Study
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    Approximately $250,00-$300,ooo eacheach.
    694 students currently enrolled in
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    enrollment since 20102010.
    Every high school has offered AP
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    and through ACCESS)
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    five years prior)prior).
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    Advanced Placement WebsiteWebsite.
    Facilitate and
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    Vertical Team WebsiteWebsite.
    Newspaper Articles About Program:
    AP Scores Show Program Making a Difference , Gadsden Times, 2014
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    Etowah County Juniors, Seniors Excel on AP Exams, Gadsden Times, 2011
    District-Wide Vertical/Horizontal Planning and Teaming, 2010-2105
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    and Foreign LanguageLanguage.
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    lead teachers
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    per content area.
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    Vertical Teaming WebsiteWebsite.
    Dual Enrollment, 2007-2015
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    high schools. AdviseAdvised parents and schools. SendSent grades to
    Helped rewrite board policy to reward students for participating in college prep and dual enrollment courses.
    Met with the University of Alabama to partner with ECBOE for both dual enrollment and early college opportunities. Received Board approval to do so.
    MaintainMaintained Dual Enrollment
    Newspaper Articles About Program:
    Woman Graduates Auburn at 20, Thanks to Dual Enrollment - Gadsden Times, 2013
    High School, College Program Growing in Popularity - Gadsden Times, 2013
    Distance Learning, 2007 - 2015
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    learning classes. AssistAssisted with scheduling, purchasepurchased necessary texts, supervisesupervised and traintrained facilitators, maintainmaintained VCI equipment. EvaluateEvaluated facilitators during
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    high schools are now participating. District
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    locations)
    Students are currently enrolled in over 50 courses.courses in 2014-2015. List of courses
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    courses.
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    Distance Learning WebsiteWebsite.
    Article About Program: Schools Participate in ACCESS Distance Learning Week, Gadsden Times, 2011
    Technology Professional Development, 2007-2011
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    Newspaper Article - School Systems Set Guidelines on Social Media Use by Personnel, Gadsden Times, 2011
    Secondary Textbooks, 2010-2015
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    and adoption.
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    teacher resources).
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    English Learners, 2011-2015
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    teachers, including one team meeting per month. Completemeetings. Completed Educate Alabama
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    for them.
    Coordinate

    Coordinated
    summer EL program.
    Maintain

    Maintained
    EL Website.
    Newspaper Articles About Program:
    Extra English: Kids Improve Language Skills at English Learner Summer Program -,Gadsden Times, 2014
    UAB Grant Helps Teachers Help English Learners, Gadsden Times, 2012
    Continuous Improvement, 2011- 2015
    ConductConducted school visits
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    20 schools (try(tried to visit
    Designed internal digital instructional rounds tool aligned to each school's CIP. Teachers received immediate feedback.
    WriteWrote system-wide CIP and assistassisted the schools
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    their plans.
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    Provided
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    all schools.
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    Maintained
    Continuous Improvement
    Grants - Total to date: $2.4 Million
    2008-2009: $30,815 (Title II, Part D: $16,569, Advanced Placement Grants: $14,246)
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    Jacksonville State University, 1997-2015
    Curriculum and Professional Development Provider for area school districts, such as Oxford City Schools, Cherokee County Schools, St. Clair County Schools, and Faith Christian School.
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    (10 years). WorkWorked with teachers
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    levels (k-12). CoordinateCoordinated best practice
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    peer reviews.
    Created the first NBCT mentoring program in northeast Alabama in 1999 and continued to oversee the program until 2015.

    National Board Certification
    One of two teachers to first Nationally Board Certify in Etowah County Schools (2000).
    SuperviseSupervised and/or supportsupported those going
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    since 1999.
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    Maintained
    NBCT Website.
    Article: Seven Etowah County Teachers Receive Board Certification, Gadsden Times, 2010
    Supervise School Librarians, 2007-2015
    ApproveApproved purchases, provideprovided support and training.
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    ECBOE librarians.
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    school librarians.
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    Library website.
    Creative Writing Contest, 2007-2015
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    20 schools. Recently addedAdded a Blog/Website category.
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    Creative Writing
    Career Tech Research Project for Leadership Etowah
    In 2009, I conducted a year-long research project to explore effective means to encourage more students to take advantage of Career Technical studies. I consulted with the ECBOE Career Tech Principal, local organizations, and public records/data to complete this study. See PowerPoint presentation below:
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    Nationally Board Certified (2000 and 2010) for Grades 4-8, English Language Arts
    Have taught Language Arts (Grades 5-12), History and Geography (Grades 9 and 11), Spanish (Grade 6), and Bible (Grade 7)
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    Administrator Experience, 811 years
    Considerable Experience with Federal Programs and eGAp
    Strong Working Relationship with All Schools and Administrators
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Wednesday, August 16

  1. page Virtual Vitae edited ... Professional Development Wiki Share My English Classroom Blog ... Department of Education…
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    Professional Development Wiki
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    Department of Education Education, 2015-present
    Work closely with schools in two regions toward their school improvement efforts, prioritizing my time and supports with those schools with the highest needs. Also serve as a liaison between the schools and the SDE, workforce development groups, and community agencies (including Bold Goals of Central Alabama).

    Etowah County Schools District Leadership, 2007-2015
    Advanced Placement, 2007-2105
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    Professional Social Media Spaces:
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    Share My English Classroom BlogLinkedIn
    Professional Development Wiki
    Share My English Classroom Blog
    Alabama Department of Education
    Etowah County Schools District Leadership, 2007-2015
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    Articles About Our Program:
    Etowah County Schools Expand Classroom Technology, Gadsden Times, 2011
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    Stakeholders (I still update daily)updated daily.)
    ECBOE Twitter
    ECBOE Facebook
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    Articles About Our Program:
    Etowah County Schools Expand Classroom Technology, Gadsden Times, 2011
    Etowah County Classroom Go High-Tech, Gadsden Times, 2010
    Created Social Media Resources for Parents and Stakeholders (I still update daily)
    ECBOE Twitter
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    Bachelor of Science Degree in English and Psychology (JSU, 1991)
    Master's Degree in Language Arts (UA, 1996)
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    Add-An (UA, 2007) and2007), Ed.S. (UA, 2014)
    Current doctoral student at the University of Alabama, Educational Administration (Expected Graduation Date - December
    2014), Ed.D. (UA, 2016)
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    for Grades 4-8 4-8, English Language Arts
    Have taught Language Arts (Grades 5-12), History and Geography (Grades 9 and 11), Spanish (Grade 6), and Bible (Grade 7)
    District Administrator Experience, 8 years
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    Alabama Department of Education
    Etowah County Schools District Leadership, 2007-2015
    Advanced Placement, 2007-Present2007-2105
    Assist in purchasing and approve AP PO’s. Write grants to support program, most recently the A+ College Ready grant. Supervise the various deadlines for teachers, counselors, and principals throughout the year. Attend specialized training. Maintain updated AP website: http://www.ecboe.org/advancedplacement. Provide frequent support for schools. Complete necessary paperwork for ASLDE. Attend Saturday Study Sessions for math, science, and English students (9 per year).
    Received six A+ College Ready Grants (one for each of our six high schools). Approximately $250,00-$300,ooo each
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    Sardis Recognized in Montgomery for Successful AP Results, Gadsden Times
    Etowah County Juniors, Seniors Excel on AP Exams, Gadsden Times, 2011
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    and Teaming, 2010-Present2010-2105
    Initiated district-wide vertical and horizontal teaming, grades 6-12, for Science, Math, English, History, Library Media, and Foreign Language
    Teaming sessions occurred quarterly, led by myself and two designated lead teachers
    Maintained Vertical Teaming Website
    Dual Enrollment, 2007-Present2007-2015
    Serve as liaison between participating colleges (UA, GSCC, JSU, Snead State) and high schools. Advise parents and schools. Send grades to schools.
    Helped rewrite board policy to reward students for participating in college prep and dual enrollment courses.
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    Woman Graduates Auburn at 20, Thanks to Dual Enrollment - Gadsden Times, 2013
    High School, College Program Growing in Popularity - Gadsden Times, 2013
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    2007 - Present2015
    Supervise ACCESS and internal distance learning classes. Assist with scheduling, purchase necessary texts, supervise and train facilitators, maintain VCI equipment. Evaluate facilitators during site visits.
    Enrollment tripled in last four years. Over 700 students enrolled in 2013-14.
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    Personal Twitter
    Newspaper Article - School Systems Set Guidelines on Social Media Use by Personnel, Gadsden Times, 2011
    Secondary Textbooks, 2010-Present2010-2015
    Organize textbook committee meetings and adoption.
    Order books and disseminate them (including all teacher resources).
    Provide training and ongoing support.
    Budgets, 2007-Present2007-2015
    Have been responsible for maintaining the following budgets (reconciling, signing PO’s, budget reports, and/or confirming line items): Advanced Placement, A+ College Ready, ACCESS, Technology, E-Rate, Appalachian Regional Commission Grant, EETT ARRA Competitive Grant, EETT Formula Grant, and Formula Grant.
    English Learners, 2011-Present2011-2015
    Supervise EL program for system.
    Work closely with the three EL itinerant teachers, including one team meeting per month. Complete Educate Alabama evaluations for them.
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    Extra English: Kids Improve Language Skills at English Learner Summer Program -,Gadsden Times, 2014
    UAB Grant Helps Teachers Help English Learners, Gadsden Times, 2012
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    Improvement, 2011- Present2015
    Conduct school visits and classroom observations for all 20 schools (try to visit all 500+ classroom by end of year).
    Designed internal digital instructional rounds tool aligned to each school's CIP. Teachers received immediate feedback.
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    2013-2016: $500,000 (Advanced Placement Grants for Sardis and Gaston High )
    2014-2017: $500,000 (Advanced Placement Grants for West End and Glencoe High)
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    State University, 1997-Present1997-2015
    Curriculum and Professional Development Provider for area school districts, such as Oxford City Schools, Cherokee County Schools, St. Clair County Schools, and Faith Christian School.
    Serve as the C0-Director each summer at the JSU Summer Writing Project (10 years). Work with teachers from all content areas and grade levels (k-12). Coordinate best practice demonstrations, round table discussions, and peer reviews.
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    Maintain NBCT Website.
    Article: Seven Etowah County Teachers Receive Board Certification, Gadsden Times, 2010
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    School Librarians, 2007-Present2007-2015
    Approve purchases, provide support and training.
    Currently updating district LMS Policy with a group of ECBOE librarians.
    Serve as liaison between ALSDE and school librarians.
    Maintain Library website.
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    Writing Contest, 2007-Present2007-2015
    Coordinate yearly Creative Writing Contest for all 20 schools. Recently added a Blog/Website category.
    Maintain Creative Writing website.
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    In 2009, I conducted a year-long research project to explore effective means to encourage more students to take advantage of Career Technical studies. I consulted with the ECBOE Career Tech Principal, local organizations, and public records/data to complete this study. See PowerPoint presentation below:
    {Leadership Etowah ppt.ppt}
    Curriculum Guides, 2010-Present2010-2015
    For the past four years, I have been developing and/or coordinating curriculum maps for English, History, and Math (grades 5-12). In doing so, we are creating a more seamless curriculum, one that more fully addresses the State Courses of Study (and CCRS). As the curriculum maps are completed, I am posting them on our website for other teachers to replicate.
    Math Website (with Curriculum Maps, Best Practices, and Resources)
    English Language Arts Website (with Curriculum Maps, Best Practices, and Resources)
    Article About Program: Start the Conversation: Why Does Digital Writing Matter?, Digital Is
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    Website, 2007- Present2015
    Post best practices, curriculum advisement, and activities for all content areas.
    Maintain/Update Professional Development Wiki and Ning for best practices, workshops, blogs, and online book studies, 2007- Present
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