From the Director of Instruction
Have a great summer!
WUEF Grant Opportunities
Innovation Grant Applications are due on September 9th, 2016
National Teacher Conference Grants are due on September 16th
To access the grant applications, please click here!
Happy Grant Writing!
Did you know?????
- RtI/MTSS efforts across the district
- Coding and Geometry at the High School
- PBL and iBooks initiatives
- Single Gender Kindergarten Classes
- Efforts to support inclusion and least restrictive environment
- Technology integration and use to support student learning
- Our approach to ELA instruction and our upcoming plans for enrichment of ELA curriculum
One phrase that I heard Michelle say several times today was that she would like to “box up” what we are doing and take it to other schools. WE ARE DOING GREAT WORK!
I also shared with her some of the concerns we have from a district perspective, she will take the feedback to Brian Whiston, State Superintendent as he works to make Michigan a Top Ten State in Education in the next ten years. We discussed topics like state testing, teacher certification and highly qualified requirements, educator evaluation, use of data to inform instruction, grant opportunities, professional development opportunities, wrap around services, and school funding,
I think the MDE visit was a great learning experience and an affirmation of all of the amazing things that we work on each and every day!
To learn more about Michigan's goal to be in the Top 10 in 10 years, please read below.
IMPORTANT Flex PD Updates for 2016-2017!
After school one hour FLEX PD sessions will not be offered during the 2016-2017 school year due to low levels of attendance at after schools sessions this year and reductions in the Professional Development budget.
Teachers are still required to acquire six hours of flex pd each year in order to fulfill contractual obligations.
Despite cutting after school PD sessions, there are still a variety of sessions offered by the district that will assist you in earning six hours of Flex PD. Click on this link to learn about opportunities for Flex PD.
Spotlight on Success
Wayland Marching Band
The ever growing Wildcat Marching Band looked and sounded great at the Wayland Memorial Day Parade!
Coding in Geometry
Grace Chandler, a student in Mrs. Nelson's geometry class demonstrates how a Sphero and coding app can be used to model equation changes and scale factor.
Kindergarten teachers work with Julie Oddy to learn about phonics instruction and ELA instructional enhancements for the 2016-2017 school year.