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									                        Hardie Fellowship Diary – Claire Ackerly.


Wed. February 1    Arrived Boston late evening.
Thur. February 2   City orientation/overcome jetlag.
Fri. February 3    Meeting with Glenn Mitchell, co-ordinator of the Boston Writing Project
                   (BWP) and Teacher Education, University of Massachusetts. Discussion
                   of Fellowship aims and possible contacts.
Mon. February 6    Move into/clean/furnish apartment. Set up Internet and e-mail/telephone
                   contacts. Plan week ahead.
Tue. February 7    Meeting with Bruce Rettman, joint co-ordinator of BWP. Discussion of
                   interests and possible links to current projects.
Wed. February 8    Meeting with Cathleen Kral, Instructional Leader for Literacy in the Boston
                   Public Schools (BPS). Formalise involvement in an eight-week cycle of the
                   Collaborative Coaching and Learning (CCL) professional development
                   program.
Thur. February 9   Research and reading relevant to the Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE)
                   and the National Writing Project (NWP). Update e-mail contacts and plan
                   week ahead.
Fri. February 10   Tour of Boston Latin School with English teacher Nancy O’Malley. Sit in
                   on two senior English classes. Observe classroom questioning techniques
                   and student participation.
Mon. February 13   Snow Day – BPS closed! Attend workshop at University of Massachusetts,
                   taken by Nancy O’Malley. Course title ‘Schools and Classroom
                   Structures.’
Tue. February 14   Three-hour meeting with Cathleen Kral, Shannon Maul, Anne Slater and
                   Oneida Fox Roy. Discussions centred on CCL programs currently
                   operating in BPS.
Wed. February 15   ‘Ask with Education Forum’ with teacher of the year Jason Kamras.
                   Longfellow Hall, Harvard. Discussion of equity issues in Massachusetts
                   and beyond.
Thur.              Research and reading in preparation for day-long professional
February 16        development (CCL – strategies for English teachers).
Fri. February 17   Professional development hosted by Cathleen Kral, Shannon Maul, Anne
                   Freeman and Oneida Fox Roy. Held in West Roxbury, attended by all
                   practicing BPS Literacy Coaches. Discussions centred on Reading
                   Process Analysis (RPA).
Mon. February 20   Public holiday – President’s birthday.
Tue. February 21    February Vacation – schools closed. Wrote a 1000 word ‘Profile of a
                    Teacher’ to present at the ‘Schools and Classroom Structures’ workshop
                    on February 27.
Wed. February 22    February Vacation – schools closed. Organised trip to Sacramento.
                    Finished Teacher by Mark Edmondson, required reading for ‘Schools and
                    Classroom Structures’ and completed associated coursework.
Thur. February 23   February Vacation – schools closed. Read chapters 1-5 of Reading for
                    Understanding by Schoenbach, Greenleaf, Cziko and Hurwitz. Initiated e-
                    mail contact with professional development coordinators, schools and
                    teachers from the Bay Area, San Francisco in preparation for trip to the
                    west coast.
Fri. February 24    February Vacation – schools closed. Read chapters 5-8 of Reading for
                    Understanding. Research Bay Area literacy programs.
Mon. February 27    Meeting with Jo Ann Rogers – literacy Coach at Charlestown High School.
                    Final week of literacy coaching cycle; observation of teachers undertaking
                    literacy coaching professional development.
Tue. February 28    Workshop at the University of Massachusetts, taken by Ann Freeman.
                    Course title ‘Understanding Reading: principles and practice.’ Workshop
                    based on backward design and reading developmental continuums.
Wed. March 1        Meeting with Jo Ann Rogers– Collaborative planning for literacy coaching.
                    Purpose of meeting: Supporting English Language Learners (ELL).


                    Attend workshop at University of Massachusetts, taken by Nancy
                    O’Malley. Workshop topic: Curriculum Structures.
Thur. March 2       Background reading of document; Introduction to CCL: Collaborative
                    Coaching and Learning. Catch up on e-mails to plan for coming weeks.
Fri. March 3        Read chapters 9 – end of Reading for Understanding text.
Mon. March 6        Meeting with Jo Ann Rogers – Final session of this CCL cycle. Reflections
                    on success of cycle and suggestions for future improvement.
Tue. March 7        Jeanne S. Chall Lecture and Award Presentation. ‘Words worth teaching
                    and where they came from’. Discussion of vocabulary development from
                    elementary school to junior grades. Gutman Conference Centre, Harvard.
Wed. March 8        Attend workshop at University of Massachusetts, taken by Nancy
                    O’Malley. Workshop topic: Structures for Classroom Organization
Thur. March 9       Class observation at Charlestown High School with Christine Gentry.
                    Observation of Grade 9 English class novel study.
Fri. March 10       Reading and research (current educational journals and periodicals) at
                    Gutman Education Library, Harvard.
Mon. March 13    Fly to Sacramento, California.
Tue. March 14    Depart Sacramento, travel to Petaluma, site of Miwok Valley Elementary
                 School.
Wed. March 15    Observation of Cindy Brown’s ‘Writing by Design’ program at Miwok
                 Elementary School. Morning observation of Author’s Chair in Gr. 4
                 classroom, afternoon observation of Gr. 6 literature response task.
Thur. March 16   Sacramento. Reading and research day.
Fri. March 17    Depart Sacramento, connecting flight at JFK airport.
Mon. March 20    Reading and research – Gutman Education Library – Harvard.
Tue. March 21    Meeting with Bruce Rettman (Boston Writing Project) at JFK Library.
                 Observation of student engagement with classic texts, i.e. Hemingway
                 manuscripts.


                 Workshop at the University of Massachusetts, taken by Ann Freeman.
                 Course title ‘Understanding Reading: principles and practice.’
Wed. March 22    Travel to Sturbridge for MRA conference.
Thur. March 23   2006 Massachusetts Reading Association annual conference. Sturbridge
                 Hotel and Conference Centre, Sturbridge.
Fri. March 24    2006 Massachusetts Reading Association annual conference. Sturbridge
                 Hotel and Conference Centre, Sturbridge.
Mon. March 27    Sick day – head cold.
Tue. March 28    Workshop at the University of Massachusetts, taken by Ann Freeman.
                 Course title ‘Understanding Reading: principles and practice.’
Wed. March 29    Attend workshop at University of Massachusetts, taken by Nancy
                 O’Malley. Workshop topic: Class Management - Inclusion
Thur. March 30   Reading and research at Gutman Education Library – Harvard.
Fri. March 31    Begin planning an integrated ELs reading skills unit, to consolidate
                 teaching strategies observed in Boston Public Schools.
Mon. April 3     Continue work on integrated ELs unit. Arrange school visits for upcoming
                 weeks.
Tue. April 4     Class observation at Malden High School with Maggie Pettit. Sit in on Gr.
                 9 & Gr. 12 English classes.


                 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Burton and Inglis Lecture – ‘Inspiring Our Students for
                 Success: There Are No Shortcuts’. Harvard: Longfellow Hall.
Wed. April 5     Attend workshop at University of Massachusetts, taken by Nancy
                 O’Malley. Workshop topic: Parents and Community.
Thur. April 6    Travel to Amherst for Writing, Teaching and Technology K-12 Conference.
Fri. April 7     Writing, Teaching and Technology K-12 Conference. Hosted by NEATE.
                 Amherst, Massachusetts.
Sat. April 8     Writing, Teaching and Technology K-12 Conference. Hosted by NEATE.
                 Amherst, Massachusetts.
Mon. April 10    Observation (student exhibition) at Boston Latin School. Followed by
                 ‘Schools and Classroom Structures’ weekly workshop.
Tue. April 11    Workshop at the University of Massachusetts, taken by Ann Freeman.
                 Course title ‘Understanding Reading: principles and practice.’
Wed. April 12    Continue work on integrated ELs unit. Reading and research – Gutman
                 Education Library.
Thur. April 13   Continue work on integrated ELs unit. Reading and research – Gutman
                 Education Library.
Fri. April 14    Good Friday – public holiday.
Mon. April 17    Easter Monday – public holiday.
Tue. April 18    Spring vacation – schools closed. Continue work on integrated ELs unit.
                 Reading and research – Gutman Education Library.
Wed. April 19    Spring vacation – schools closed. Continue work on integrated ELs unit.
                 Reading and research.
Thur. April 20   Spring vacation – schools closed. Continue work on integrated ELs unit.
Fri. April 21    Spring vacation – schools closed. Continue work on integrated ELs unit.
                 Reading and research – Gutman Education Library.
Mon. April 24    Class observation at Another Course to College High School. Grade 10
                 English class with teacher Rob Oakes.
Tue. April 25    Workshop at the University of Massachusetts, taken by Ann Freeman.
                 Course title ‘Understanding Reading: principles and practice.’
Wed. April 26    Lecture at Brown University, Rhode Island.
                 Barus Hall, Dewey Conference Room, 2nd Floor.


                 ‘Schools and Classroom Structures’ weekly workshop at Boston Latin
                 School, facilitated by Nancy O’Malley.
Thur. April 27   Presentation at UMASS workshop ‘Teaching English with Technology.’
                 Present perspective on Technology, English teaching and ESL students in
                 Tasmania.
Fri. April 28    Observation at Fenway High School with Natalie Jaeger, English teacher.
Mon. May 1       Final day – depart Boston.

								
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