UnboundED Summer 2024 Standards Institute

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Event Details

  • Jun 10, 2024 to Jun 13, 2024
  • Colorado Convention Center
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About Standards Institute

Standards Institute is an immersive and transformative four-day in-person learning experience appropriate for teachers, coaches, and leaders. This highly interactive experience focuses on the mindsets, planning, and instructional actions required for implementing grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM™) instruction. They will identify specific mindsets and practices that embody GLEAM instruction for their chosen pathway. Throughout the sessions, participants will reflect on and commit to specific action steps aligned with GLEAM instruction in their chosen pathway. Participants leave Standards Institute with a repertoire of practical strategies and a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life.

What to Expect from the Standards Institute™

During the experience, participants will explore the impacts of racist and biased instruction on students of color. They will identify specific mindsets and practices that embody GLEAM™ instruction for their chosen pathway. Throughout the sessions, participants will reflect on and commit to specific action steps aligned with GLEAM instruction in their chosen pathway. Participants leave Standards Institute with a personalized action plan that identifies context-specific opportunities to ensure students receive GLEAM instruction.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Lacey Robinson

President and CEOUnboundEd

About the Pathways

There will be opportunities to learn with educators along grade bands and content-focused pathways.

When you register, select from the following pathway options.

  • ELA: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Leadership: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Math: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Science: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • UnboundEd Planning Process (UPP): K-5, 6-12
  • Multilingual Learners (MLLs): K-5
  • CORE Learning: Elementary Reading Academy: K-6
  • CORE Learning: Leadership for Literacy: K-5

ELA

During Standards Institute ELA sessions, participants learn and practice crafting supports and scaffolds that help address students’ unfinished instruction for reading foundational skills and ELA while maintaining the rigor and demands of the standards and curriculum and the tenets of the science of reading. Participants explore the commitment, knowledge, and skills necessary to use ELA standards, texts, and tasks to provide all students access to GLEAM instruction. Participants leave Standards Institute with a repertoire of practical strategies and a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life in their ELA classrooms.

Leadership

During Standards Institute Leadership sessions, participants learn key concepts of ELA and math instruction in order to develop a deeper understanding of each subject area. Participants will consider key components of planning, instructional delivery, and coaching that lead to GLEAM instruction. They also unpack their roles as leaders in educational equity and operationalizing GLEAM within a school system. Participants leave Standards Institute with a repertoire of practical strategies and a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life in their schools.

Math

During Standards Institute Math sessions, participants learn through an interactive, hands-on experience that focuses on planning and implementing GLEAM mathematics instruction. Participants reflect on math identity and its impact on GLEAM math instruction. They deepen their understanding of the Mathematical Shifts to support GLEAM math instruction. Participants also learn a new approach to address students' unfinished instruction that supports GLEAM math instruction within their school contexts. Participants leave Standards Institute with a repertoire of practical strategies and a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life in their math classrooms.

UnboundEd Planning Process (UPP)

During Standards Institute UnboundEd Planning Process™ (UPP) sessions, participants learn a set of powerful practices for bringing each aspect of GLEAM instruction to life in ELA and math classrooms. For each practice, participants explore what it is, learn a step-by-step recipe for using the strategy with any lesson, and apply it to a set of high-quality lessons. Participants leave Standards Institute with a repertoire of practical strategies and a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life in their lesson plans.

Note: K-5 participants will use both ELA and math lessons during the week; participants in grades 6-12 will use lessons in their preferred subject area — either ELA or math.

Science

During Standards Institute Science sessions, participants learn and apply the principles and key strategies of instruction that embody the three dimensions of GLEAM science instruction: disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. These hands-on sessions involve a balance of exploring new ideas and seeing how they work through lessons and investigations across scientific domains. Participants leave Standards Institute with a repertoire of practical strategies and a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life in their science classrooms.

Multilingual Learners (MLLs)

During Standards Institute Accelerating English Language for Multilingual Students sessions, teachers and coaches receive research-based, high-leverage, immediately applicable resources, processes, and strategies to accelerate academic English development and build knowledge across content areas in the primary classroom. Participants adapt standards-aligned lessons to support multilingual students in instruction for reading foundational skills, ELA, and math to ensure all students have access to grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM) instruction. Participants leave Standards Institute with a repertoire of practical strategies and a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life for multilingual students.

CORE Learning: Leadership for Literacy

The Leadership for Literacy pathway provides participants with transformative instructional practices to develop a foundational understanding of the Science of Reading and create a literacy system to accelerate student literacy. Through CORE's Leadership for Literacy course, educators (leaders) will:

  • Develop a foundational working knowledge of the Science of Reading and how it can be implemented in a system through transformative instructional leadership
  • Utilize tools and processes to evaluate schoolwide literacy programs
  • Identify leadership actions that build schoolwide professional capacity to remove barriers and increase opportunities for students to become successful readers and communicators

CORE Learning: Elementary Reading Academy

The Elementary Reading Academy gives educators fundamental knowledge of standards-aligned and evidence-based reading practices rooted in the Science of Reading. At the end of the Elementary Reading Academy, educators will be able to:

  • Deliver standards-aligned and evidence-based reading instruction
  • Articulate the research on reading instruction and link research to practice
  • Employ high-leverage instructional routines

Registration

Event Registration Check-in

Registration Table

Stop by our Registration Check-in kiosk and tables to let us know you’ve arrived and pick up your UnboundEd Swag!

Sunday - 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday - 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 7:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Special Events

We will have events throughout the week and would love to meet you!

Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

Be our guest! During this networking event relax and connect with your fellow participants. We enjoy meeting our amazing educators!

Sunday - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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