Welcome New Staff
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Reading Workshop Bootcamp
This is a mandatory training for all new hires to West. We adopted the new version of Lucy Calkins Reading Workshop this past year. The current staff received a week long training from Lucy's team. These three days will be packed with information you need to know on the framework for the workshop, as well as what you will be teaching.
If you absolutely cannot attend please let me know as soon as possible. We will need to schedule something for you at a later date.
This is an optional curriculum writing event. All those that attend will receive a stipend. Our goal is to take the newly adopted Missouri Standards and write curriculum using our current resources. Each person in the grade level will work on a different subject area. We will begin together with a kickoff and spend the remainder of the week working vertically to write curriculum for all subjects. We will also begin working on editing our summative assessments and creating formative assessments.
Most have let me know that they are coming or had vacation plans. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can turn names into our assistant superintendent, Jennifer Hecktor.
All new staff is registered for Kagan Cooperative Learning training from July 18-21st.
Below is the information you will need. If you absolutely can't attend please let me know as soon as possible. We will have to find another training during the year to send you to.
Kagan Cooperative Learning, July 18-21, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Education Plus, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63146
We will have a form return night in August. Date to be announced soon. This is optional as far as attendance. Students come in to find out who their teacher is and return all the normal back to school paperwork.
Open House is scheduled during this back to school week as well. This is required for all teachers. Students will bring in their supplies and get to meet you and see the classroom.
All new staff reports on August 3rd at 8am at West Elementary School. In early July you will receive an update with specific times and dates.