Opening Day Agenda
9:00-9:15 Welcome Remarks/Overview
9:15 Break to Individual Meeting Rooms
9:15-10:30 Individual Group
Map Overview: Look at the curriculum map and discuss what the map
represents/time frames/topics on the map (as an attempt to keep grade
levels/content material consistent among teachers and schools)/
importance of pacing/flexibility with testing schedules
UBD/Unit Planner Overview: Look at the sample provided and discuss
each section. Discuss MYP role of planner and the Areas of Interaction as
part of the unit.
Sample Planners: Distribute and discuss existing units in content areas.
Assessments: Distribute and discuss district assessments as well as
teacher assessments in the classroom.
FAQ: Have colleagues complete frequently asked question form and
collect. If time allows discuss. If time does not allow save discussion until
the next session.
10:45 — 11:15 Resume Group Meeting
Practical Use: Discuss FAQ if necessary. Have colleagues begin planning
their first couple days of school. How will they take the existing
curriculum/planners and make them their own?
11:15-11:30 Full group reconvenes to share questions or comments to be addressed at
future professional development.
Picture: Teacher working on curriculum implementation- August 31, 2009