ENSC Family Notes
January 4, 2016
Just a few quick reminders or notes:
1. We will be using eLearning when weather prevents us from bringing students into school buildings. An exception to this would be Monday, Jan. 4. When the call is made to cancel school, teachers will post student assignments to Google Docs (Grades K-4) or Canvas (Grades 5-12) by 9 a.m. that day. Please refer to earlier Family Notes for additional directions or contact your child's teachers.
2. Plans for the 2016-2017 school year begin now. If you have any suggestions for principals or central office to consider, please contact us and share your ideas.
3. Whenever you have a question or concern, please contact your child's teacher ASAP. Your child's success is important and a partnership between the school and home is critical to that success. You can call the school or email the teacher. If you do not have that information, telephone numbers and email addresses can be found on school websites. Go to www.eastnoble.net to find the school you need.
4. Representatives from AdvancED will be visiting our district in March to evaluate our district for accreditation purposes. If you have an interest in participating in the accreditation process, please contact your child's building principal.
5. If you have a child who is in grades 8-11, in the next few weeks, these students will begin selecting courses and planning their schedules for the next school year. It is important for you to be involved in this process. Check in with your child toward the end of January for information.
Welcome to 2016. I am happy you are a part of East Noble School Corporation!
Perspective from a Student
The below link will take you to a sophomore's perspective on blended learning along with a few messages to teachers. While this is a secondary student, there are several comments that apply to elementary also. This is worth taking a few minutes to read through. I have shared this with our teachers as a reminder of what students want and need to be successful.
While ENSC students each have a technology device, we do not believe it should drive instruction 100 percent. We want a blended learning environment where students are interacting with their peers and teachers in an educational setting that is enhanced by the power of technology.
Death by PowerPoint
When your child shares their need to create some sort of presentation to show mastery of a topic or concept, have then consider a new method called Pecha Kucha. This presentation style has students create 20 slides, timed at 20 seconds each, with images only. This style forces students to know what they are presenting and discussing!
Below is a link to a one page, ESSA Primer.