This Week in Team
Week of May 2, 2016
Reminder: Mandatory EOC Training
Be sure to complete the following prior to EOC testing:
Below are the links you will need to view the video and docs on your computer. My apologies for the links not working earlier. I have relinked the excel docs as well for those who could pull them up earlier. If you have any questions, please e-mail Melissa or Sam.
Click here for the video Melissa sent out (It is mandatory that everyone views this)
Complete additional active monitoring training. There are three modules.
You are able to advance slides prior to the ending of the recorded part. The quiz for each module is located in the last few slides of each module. These need to be completed by each staff member (in order to print certificates) prior to our next EOC. Certificates can be turned in to Amy Stroh in SSS. In addition, you must also sign another oath prior to testing. These are with Amy as well.
Click on the link below to access the trainings.
Monday, May 2
AP/IB/EOC Testing Begins
APQC with DC Kelly
Though the meeting will still take place in Sam's room, Sam will be proctoring the AP Psych Exam.
Tuesday, May 3
Semester 1 UbD Revision Continues
Mandatory Department Meeting
Tuesday, May 3rd, 4pm
Wednesday, May 4
Thursday, May 5
Unit 5 Common Assessment Grade Calibration for English II
Friday, May 6
Team Does Not Meet
The Teaching Channel
Want to watch another teacher present a lesson outside of school time? The website below allows you to watch inspiring teachers in action!
These short videos (anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes) are searchable by content and grade level, are a fabulous source for professional development!
Have ideas for how to use this to influence your classroom? Share them in the comments below!
ESL Certification Information
From Mr. Jasso:
I email to provide you with information related to our ESL certification discussion in the English Department meeting this morning. A reminder that CISD is moving towards improved service for ESL students through English instruction. This means that new hires, as well as current staff, will be required to obtain ESL certification by the Spring of 2017. CISD will pay for one exam fee for each teacher impacted (you can elect to take the digital test). The cost of updating your certification status with SBEC would be paid by the teacher, however. Below are resources to help you learn more about this certification and resources to help you prepare for this exam.
We will pursue face to face training for interested teachers and provide that time and date when available. Thank you again for your positive attitude (and the Diet Cokes)!