Seminars on Quality Lesson Planning for ELA and Mathematics

These sessions are designed to assist teachers in effectively utilizing the MS College and Career Readiness Standards for ELA and Math.  The sessions will also focus on using data to guide instruction. 

Key Offerings:

 

Sessions will employ instructional strategies that engage students at much higher levels. 

Teachers will leave the sessions with strategies that they can immediately use in their classrooms. CEUs will be offered. 

 

Important Session Information:

  • All sessions will held at the JSU e-Cente

  • The cost of each session is $100 per participant.

  • Sessions will be offered from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm with a one hour lunch break.

Desired skills and experience:

 

  • 5+ years teaching and/or administrative experience

  • Current teaching license

  • Demonstrated knowledge of college and career readiness standards

  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills

  • Interpersonal skills such as communication, problem solving, conflict management, and collaboration 

  • A desire to share research-based instructional approaches with teachers and administrators and provide advice, mentoring, and coaching

  • Strong organizational skills

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

As schools implement College and Career Readiness or Common Core State Standards, The Kirkland Group can support your staff with a plethora of research-based strategies and resources aligned with those new benchmarks. Our specially designed College and Career Curriculum Document (C3D) deconstructs standards, provides assessment connections and instructional guidance, and has been proven to maximize teacher instruction and improve student learning outcomes. Contact our office today to find out how you take advantage of this and other resources!

 

 

Do you have questions? We have answers!

Our knowledgable staff is waiting for your call.

Call us today at 601-206-5505.

Participants will engage in building lesson plans and units for math by: 

  • Using data to develop units and lessons that meet the diverse needs of learners

  • Appropriately grouping standards within the unit for maximum instructional impact

  • Employing deeper questioning techniques

  • Consistently incorporating technology and hands-on math activities to encourage authentic student engagement

  • Infusing writing tasks that are connected to the current instructional text

  • Developing formative assessments

Participants will engage in building lesson plans and units for ELA by: 

  • Using data to develop units and lessons that meet the diverse needs of learners

  • Appropriately grouping standards within the unit for maximum instructional impact

  • Selecting appropriate complex text that is relevant to the reader and the task

  • Creating relevant writing tasks that are connected to the current instructional text

  • Using strategies for effective vocabulary and language/grammar instruction

  • Creating text-dependent questions that help students gain a deeper understanding of the text

  • Developing formative assessments

K.O.A.T.

(KIRKLAND ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL)

Strategically created and economically priced, the Kirkland Online Assessment Tool (KOAT) powered by LinkIt, can customize your benchmark assessments for math and English Language Arts (ELA) in grades 3-12. Exclusive test forms may be administered up to four term assessments and can be finished in one class period. 

 

Do you have questions? We have answers!

Our knowledgable staff is waiting for your call.

Call us today at 601-206-5505.

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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

The Kirkland Group is an educational consulting firm that partners with schools and districts to shape norms and facilitate constructive styles of professional development. Using data to inform instructional support and build teacher capacity, The Kirkland Group uses current, research-based best practices and innovative pedagogical strategies to provide unparalleled service. Our educational experts strive to ensure students receive top-notch individual support and educators receive the personalized, professional development needed to revolutionize their instruction while designing rigorous opportunities for student learning. 

PRESS RELEASE

Payment & Expenses

Any applicant who can provide proof of passing all sections of the Praxis on the first attempt will receive

$150.00, and those who can provide proof of passing all exam sections on the second attempt will receive

$100.00. Payment will be rendered after the score is documented by The Kirkland Group.

 

Approved applicants will also receive study books at no cost, and their fee to take the Praxis Core will be paid. Thus, participants will incur no expense. However, no travel will be paid or stipend given for time spent in study groups, face-to-face sessions, or webinars.

Attendance

It is imperative that participants attend EVERY SESSION ON TIME. Any participant more than 15 minutes late will be considered absent and will be subject to program removal. In like manner, any participant who is not present when role is taken will be marked absent and will receive a letter indicating program removal. A picture ID will be required for session entry, and no additional guests will be permitted. Scheduling information is listed on the following page.

As schools implement College and Career Readiness or Common Core State Standards, The Kirkland Group can support your staff with a plethora of research-based strategies and resources aligned with those new benchmarks. Our specially designed College and Career Curriculum Document (C3D) deconstructs standards, provides assessment connections and instructional guidance, and has been proven to maximize teacher instruction and improve student learning outcomes. Contact our office today to find out how you take advantage of this and other resources!

 

 

Do you have questions? We have answers!

Our knowledgable staff is waiting for your call.

Call us today at 601-206-5505.

Reading and Math Praxis Core Sessions (2)
Jul 20, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Families First for Mississippi,
1425 Lakeland Dr, (suite BC) Jackson, MS 39216, USA
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Common Core Workshop

Tonette

I just wanted to drop you a note & thank you for this workshop! It really was so helpful. Dr. Mack was fabulous! Maybe the best I've had. I learned so much in these 2 days about common core and got so many new ideas for teaching, including a wealth of resources ... I met new colleagues and developed great working relationships since we were such a close-knit group… Many, many thank you’s.

Impeccable Job!

Jefferson County Upper Elementary School

Good evening Mrs.Kirkland,


    I wanted to personally thank you and your staff for the impeccable job that is now complete at the Jefferson County Upper Elementary School. Ms.Bradley, Mrs.Green, Mrs.Lockhart, and Mr.Shaft all came into our school and had an immediate impact on classroom instruction. Planning, modeling, coaching, data analysis, and debriefing were all carried out with fidelity.


    We are expecting to show growth on the spring assessment and your staff played an major role in this process. The teachers were receptive to the ideas and strategies your staff suggested we use to have an immediate impact in the classroom. Mrs.Bradley had enough time to assist teachers in planning for the 2017-18 school year. Our math teachers already have their pacing guides and instructional calendars prepared to start school. Our school looks forward to working with the Kirkland Group in the future to continue providing high quality professional development for staff and students.


Keith Moore, Principal 

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Cedric D. Magee

I have been extremely impressed with The Kirkland Group. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. The students love the consultants. Mrs. C. Kirkland has done an outstanding job with the company. Thanks.

 

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Praxis Core Math and Writing Workshops

Location:

Families First for Mississippi

1425 Lakeland Dr Ste BC

Jackson, MS 39216

Phone (601) 366-6405

Program Duration:

Math - 6-Week Course

Writing – 6-Week Course

Session Times:

  • Math-- Six face-to-face sessions will be held on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

  • Math -- Five webinar sessions will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

  • Writing--Six face-to-face sessions will be held on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 10:30 am.

  • Writing -- Five webinar sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Math Session Schedule:

  • (May 26th) Face-To-Face Session 1: Pre-test and Number and Quantity (11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

  • (May 31st) Webinar Session 1 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 2nd) Face-To-Face Session 2: Number and Quantity (11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

  • (June 7th) Webinar Session 2 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 9th) Face-To-Face Session 3: Algebra and Functions (11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

  • (June 14th) Webinar Session 3 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 16th) Face-To-Face Session 4: Algebra and Functions (11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

  • (June 21st) Webinar Session 4 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 23rd) Face-To-Face Session 5: Geometry, Statistics and Probability (11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

  • (June 28th) Webinar Session 5 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 30th) Face-To-Face Session 6: Post-test, Geometry, Statistics and Probability (11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Writing Session Schedule:

  • (May 26th) Face-To-Face Session 1: Pre-test, Language and Research Skills for Writing (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

  • (May 29th) Webinar Session 1 (6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 2nd) Face-To-Face Session 2: Language and Research Skills for Writing (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

  • (June 5th) Webinar Session 2 (6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 9th) Face-To-Face Session 3: Text Types, Purposes and Production (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

  • (June 12th) Webinar Session 3 (6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 16th) Face-To-Face Session 4: Text Types, Purposes and Production (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

  • (June 19th) Webinar Session 4 (6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 23rd) Face-To-Face Session 5: Language and Research Skills for Writing (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

  • (June 26th) Webinar Session 5 (6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.)

  • (June 30th) Face-To-Face Session 6: Post-test, Text Types, Purposes, and Production (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

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