SATURDAY 09.24.16

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Accord Education Summit Fall 2016 Jessica Makowske


Trainer | Center for Student Achievement

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This training is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of how to incorporate ELA Common Core standards and literacy into all subjects and disciplines. Attendees will learn what it means to be an insider on a certain topic and how students can be encouraged to strive to become insiders. It provides a brief overview of the Common Core Standards and the rationale behind why the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards should be incorporated into every content area. Teachers will leave with the tools necessary to prepare their students for college and/or careers in their disciplines.

  • Understand the definition of literacy and its role in all disciplines
  • Promote knowledge, skills, and confidence in students to take on new identities in order to access texts of all disciplines
  • Identify attributes of their specific content area texts

When: Saturday Morning (9:00am – 12:30pm)

Where: Room 201

Who: Teachers, Grades K-12


Examine the benefits and purposes for writing in math class, explore opportunities to incorporate writing to support mathematical understanding, and discuss how to provide effective feedback on student writing. Supporting the ELA Writing Standards 2, 5, and 10, these writing opportunities will include writing explanatory texts, strengthening writing based on feedback, and writing routinely in the math classroom.

  • Participants will identify the need for integrating writing into math instruction
  • Participants will find opportunities to incorporate writing into their math instruction
  • Participants will practice giving effective feedback on students’ writing

When: Saturday Afternoon (1:30pm – 5:00pm)

Where: Room 201

Who: Teachers/Coaches/Mentors, Grades K-12


Jessica joined the team from the classroom, where she most recently taught biology. Throughout her time in the classroom, Jessica taught students from diverse populations, including at Sanders Middle School, in a rural area of the Navajo Nation, and at Phoenix Collegiate Academy in south Phoenix. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. Jessica’s teaching experience extends outside the classroom. She previously worked in outdoor education at the Grand Canyon with National Geographic Expeditions. Wanting to incorporate her knowledge from the field and kinesthetic learning into lessons in the classroom, Jessica entered the classroom as an Arizona Teaching Fellows 2012-2013 Corps member. In 2014, after her second year of teaching, Jessica was named Apache County Teacher of the Year. In addition to preparing her students with rigorous academic instruction, Jessica has also served as a department chair, head boys varsity basketball coach, head girls volleyball coach and district science fair coordinator. Jessica has served as a mentor teacher for many students from Arizona State University and is passionate about working with administrators and teachers to open pathways of opportunity for students from underserved communities.


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