Welcome to our Team & Family

During New to KIPP training, you’ll attend sessions to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to have a successful first year.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NEW TO KIPP ORIENTATION - JULY 25-27, 2017

8:00am – 4:30 PM
KIPP NYC College Prep High School [MAP]

NEW TO KIPP TRAINING - JULY 28-AUG 4, 2017

8:00am – 4:30 PM
KIPP NYC College Prep High School [MAP]

SCHOOL-BASED PD - AUG 7-10 & 17-18

Contact your principal directly for more details.

OPENING CEREMONIES - Aug 11, 2017

Cheers, games, teamwork, awesomeness!

KNOWLEDGE WEEK - AUG 14-16

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - AUG 21

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

FINGERPRINTING

Please complete your fingerprinting before the New to KIPP Talent Orientation. Use this LINK for more information.

INDENTIFICATION

Bring valid forms of identification and citizenship status. You can bring your US Passport or a combination of  Driver’s License/State ID plus your Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, or Permanent Resident Card.

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CERTIFICATION

Please fill out this FORM
– If you are not NYS Certified, please create a TEACH account and complete your profile.

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TRANSCRIPTS

Bring official copies of all your transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) to New to KIPP Talent Orientation.

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PRE-WORK

New To KIPP Pre-Work (July 25 – Aug 4)

Session Date Participants Session Name Pre-Work
7/28 All  History & Foundations of KIPP Read Work Hard, Be Nice by Jay Mathews. You should have received this from HR/Recruitment.
7/28 All Character 51% Take 15′ survey: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey. Bring completed survey results to session (printed or on a device you can reference)
7/28 All A Day in the Life Of Teacher Panel Bring questions to ask team and family members.
7/31 All Opening Session: Who We Are & Commitment to Excellence

Read and mark up the Commitment to Excellence for students, teachers and families. Please read the document that aligns with your grade band. Please note that these are examples; each school’s Commitment to Excellence differs slightly to reflect the values and unique aspects of each school.

How does this document reflect the history and values of KIPP?
What “KIPPisms” are reflected in this document?

Elementary School Commitment to Excellence
Middle School Commitment to Excellence 

7/31 All Growth Mindset Watch this Ted Talk by Carol Dweck about the power of growth mindset.
7/31 K-2 CGI 101 Part 1 Read Addition and Subtraction: Problem Types.
7/31 3-4 Text Study 101 Please read all 4 passages.
8/1 All Race & Equity PD

Watch Racism is Real video.

Read Lens of Systemic Oppression & Children are not Colorblind.

8/2 All Opening Session: High Expectations – Sweat the Small Stuff Read and review the KIPP NYC 6 Week Checklist.
8/2 All Strong Voice and Precise Directions Read Strong Voice and Precise Directions excerpt.
8/3 – 8/4 K-2 Developing a Strong Literacy Foundation: Reading Mastery Part 1 Greasing the Wheel
8/3 – 8/4 5-8 Math MS Math 101

5th Grade: Read NBT Progressions

6th Grade: Read RP Progressions

7th Grade: Read NS Progressions

8th Grade: Read Geometry Progressions

8/3 – 8/4 K-8 Science K-8 Science 101 Read Effective Science Instruction.
8/4 3-4 Becoming an Even Stronger Literacy Teacher Read Wiggling Worms At Work

Knowledge Week (Elementary) (Aug 14 – Aug 16)

K-4 ELA & MATH

K-4 Science

**Please allocate approximately 3 hours to complete this pre-work.

Science

  1. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012). Read Pages 102 – 119
    • Purpose: We will use ‘A Framework…” as a resource for building a common unit assessment during knowledge week.
    • Question: What structure guides the section of reading you have been given?
  2. How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom (2005). Read Pages 515-561
    • Purpose: To be able to discuss the evolution of science from the “Hands-On” revolution to more specific modes of developing student understandings.
    • Question: According to the authors of the chapter-why does Model-based Inquiry work?
  3. Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom (2017). Read pages 33-90
    • Purpose: Exploring how assessment directly correlates to the unit tasks and introduce the concept of three-dimensional learning
    • Question: What are the three elements of three dimensional learning? What is one key example of three dimensional learning?

Knowledge Week (Middle School) (Aug 14 – Aug 16)

5th – 8th Grade ELA

**Please allocate approximately 8 hours to complete this pre-work. 

Writing – 

  1. Read the Wheatley Unit 1 anchor text for your grade (see below for resources).
  2. Write an exemplar “Common Performance Assessment” essay (see below for resources).
  3. Save the CPA response with the following naming convention: G#_U1_Your Name and email to both Mia Hood (mhood@kippnyc.org) and your coach by August 11 at 8am.
  4. Procure a writer’s notebook* for yourself to use throughout the year and bring it to your first session on Monday

*The most common kind of writer’s notebook is a marble composition book. If you want something nicer, you might look into Moleskine notebooks. Your notebook could also be a slim binder with loose leaf. Whatever you choose, make sure your notebook has paper that’s at least 8x10. You can decorate the cover of your notebook, if you’d like.

Reading – 

  1. Read the Unit 1 anchor text for your grade. (see below for resources)
  2. Download the Intellectual Prep template from the resource suite found in the Unit 1 Wheatley “Unit Prep” folder for your grade. (see below for resources)
  3. Complete the “Know the Text,”“Know the Unit,” and “Common Performance Assessment” portions of the Intellectual Prep template.
  4. Save the Intellectual Prep template with the following naming convention: G#_U1_Your Name and email to both Mia Hood (mhood@kippnyc.org) and your coach by August 11 at 8am.
  5. Print, read, and annotate Chapter 1 of Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings by Jeff Zwiers with the following guiding question in mind: Consider the list of “Advantages of Conversation” put forth by Zwiers. Which advantages resonate with you most? Why?
  6. Print, read, and annotate the following, and come ready to “discuss”:
    1. Full Speech Transcript: Mitch Landrieu on Removing Confederate Monuments in New Orleans

Links to resources by Grade:

Writing Teachers: complete the the CPA Prompt. Reading Teachers: complete the Intellectual Prep Template.

5th – 8th Grade History

**Please allocate approximately 1 hour to complete this pre-work.

  1. Print, read, and annotate Chapter 1 of Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings by Jeff Zwiers with the following guiding question in mind: Consider the list of “Advantages of Conversation” put forth by Zwiers. Which advantages resonate with you most? Why?
  2. Print, read, and annotate the following, and come ready to “discuss”:
    1. Full Speech Transcript: Mitch Landrieu on Removing Confederate Monuments in New Orleans
  3. Gather any materials needed for a curriculum planning work day (e.g., books, scope & sequence documents, standards, primary documents, etc.) and come with a fully charged laptop.
5-8 Math

Read 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Margaret S. Smith and Mary Kay Stein.

NOTE: This book will be delivered to your school by June 26.

5-8 Science

**Please allocate approximately 8 hours to complete this pre-work.

5th Grade: U1 Intellectual Prep – Answer all questions and read unit texts provided in the document.

6th Grade: U1 Intellectual Prep – Answer all questions and read unit texts provided in the document.

7th Grade: U1 Intellectual Prep – Answer all questions and read unit texts provided in the document.

8th Grade: U1 Intellectual Prep – Answer all questions and read unit texts provided in the document.

Knowledge Week (K-8) (Aug 14 - Aug 16)

SALTS Read your assigned article and come prepared with a summary (3-5 key points) to share with the team.  Use information from the article to develop an argument for one improvement we can make to the RtI Phonological Awareness program for the 2017-2018 school year.  Create specific action steps that we will need to accomplish to implement this change before September.
SPED Directors Read Five Keys to Co-Teaching and Welcome to Co-Teaching 2.0.
Social Workers N/A
After School Directors N/A
Specials N/A