Evaluation & Assessment Newsletter January 2016 Issue 2

TKES: Formative #2

Thirty minute observations continue. We are still trying to get them done by the end of this week. You will need to sign off in the Platform on Formative #2. Please do not do sign off until your evaluator tells you or you receive an email that your observation is being shared with you. If you sign off too soon, or on the wrong container, contact has to be made to Cynthia Davies to contact someone at the state to reopen the container.

TKES Standard 10: Communication

Please be sure you are keeping your www.schoolrack.com up to date. Updated information should be posted for the week by Monday at 12pm. This is a requirement for every teacher and lends to your rating for standard 10.

Upcoming PL

  • 1/26/16 - Debating Differentiation (Computer Lab)
  • 2/2/16 - SLDS. Please plan to be in PL for both planning periods on this day. (Computer Lab)

Revised Social Studies & Science Standards

The social studies and science standards are under revision from Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) to Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). The Crosswalks links at the bottom of the page show a comparison between the GPS and the proposed GSE. I encourage you to give your feedback through the survey which closes on March 14, 2016.

Go here to learn more. https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Proposed-Revisions-to-Science-and-Social-Studies-Standards.aspx

Differentiation Tip - START SMALL

Start Small.

Pick one area that you feel is the most difficult for you and make a conscious effort to differentiate your next activity or assignment in that one area.

Click on thumbnails below: Differentiating content, process & product.