BJE Online Learning Newsletter

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

PURPOSE

This is a one-stop newsletter for all important information as it pertains to our new online learning environment. It is the responsibility of the recipients to read through the newsletter and its attachments thoroughly in its entirety.

AUDIENCE: ALL STAFF

TOPIC: FBISD Annual Information Security Awareness Training

END DATE: 6/14/2020

DESCRIPTION: HB3834 (86R) requires all active FBISD Staff complete Annual Information Security Awareness Training by June 14, 2020. This annual cybersecurity training is consistent with our FBISD Core Belief “We believe student success is best achieved in a supportive climate and safe environment.” as well as our commitment that “FBISD will provide a supportive climate and a safe learning/working environment.” All FBISD Staff have been enrolled in four online courses which will satisfy our annual cybersecurity training requirement, please refer to the FBISD Annual Information Security Awareness Training Job Aid on how to access the online training.

LINKS: Cyber Security Training

DOCUMENTS: N/A

AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS

TOPIC: Crisis Coding

END DATE: 5/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: TEA has implemented 9 crisis codes to be reported for every student enrolled as of the last day of school. The status will be determined by the level of student engagement for two defined periods during the COVID-19 closure. All English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers are to submit this PEIMS-required student engagement status by Tuesday, May 26th. Campuses will receive a data verification report on Wednesday, May 27th. See attached job aid.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: Crisis Coding Job Aid

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: TAPP Mentors

END DATE: 5/28/20

DESCRIPTION: Applications are now open for teachers interested in supporting new teachers as a TAPP (Teachers Advancing Professional Practice) Mentor. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2020. Notification of acceptance into the TAPP Mentorship program will occur the week of June 15th. Please encourage your teachers to check their FBISD email periodically. In order to be a mentor for the upcoming school year, mentors must complete the online TAPP Mentorship Orientation course and online TAPP Mentor Summer Learning Retreat prior to August 12, 2020. The new TAPP Mentors Orientation online course will launch on June 22nd. For more information, review the attached TAPP Mentorship Application or contact Rachelle Wooten, rachelle.wooten@fortbendisd.com

LINKS:

DOCUMENTS: TAPP Mentor Application 20-21

AUDIENCE: TEACHERS & ADA

TOPIC: Conduct Grades for Term 4

END DATE: 5/27/2020

DESCRIPTION: It has been decided that we will not include conduct grades on Term 4 report cards. Please do not add conduct grades to report cards for Term 4. Remember, An elementary teacher is required to put a narrative comment for Term 4 if the student was marked as DNM. Comments for students who Met Standard are optional during Term 4 reporting.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: N/A

AUDIENCE: ALL STAFF

TOPIC: Contracts and Letters of Assurance

END DATE: 5/28/2020

DESCRIPTION: Contracts and Letters of Assurance (e-forms) will be available for all eligible employees beginning Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Please sign your e-form on or before May 29, 2020, to express your intent to return. The e-form will be open and allow you to sign until the penalty-free deadline, June 29, 2020. If you find the need to resign for the 2020-2021 school year, an exit form must be submitted via My Self-Serve no later than June 29, 2020. For more information, please see the email sent from Mrs. Bond on 5/12/2020

LINKS: SOP – Eforms For Employees

DOCUMENTS: N/A

AUDIENCE: TEACHERS, SPECIALISTS, NURSE

TOPIC: Summer Professional Development

END DATE: 5/28/2020

DESCRIPTION: Monday, May 18 @ 1pm, course registration for 2020 Summer PD will be available for registration through eLearning. The PD for this year is designed to follow the asynchronous learning model, with courses opening June 22-December 4. Classroom teachers: to determine which Module you should register for, complete the self-reflection tool "Which Course Is Right For Me?" The Course Catalog is provided, please note this attachment is the draft form.

LINKS: Course Overview Video_2

Summer PD PowerPoint


DOCUMENTS: Which Course Is Right For Me?, PD Catalog

AUDIENCE: SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS

TOPIC: Streamlined TEKS Professional Development for Elementary Social Studies

END DATE: 5/28/2020

DESCRIPTION: All elementary social studies teachers, including SpEd, will complete a required asynchronous course related to streamlined Social Studies TEKS beginning May 18th through June 21st. This course is in response to professional learning teachers who would have engaged on April 13th, but adjustments were made due to COVID-19. See the attachment for additional details.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: SocialStudies TEKS_PD

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: Grading FAQ

END DATE: 5/22/2020

DESCRIPTION: In collaboration with the Skyward team, the Teaching & Learning department has made a slight adjustment on the end of year grading window. Please see the revised FAQ. There is a note that says NEW next to additions and changes.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: Grading FAQ

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: Summer 2020 ESL Certification Training

END DATE: 5/28/2020

DESCRIPTION: The Multilingual Department will offer an ESL Certification training in June for FBISD employees with a valid Texas teaching certificate. This virtual session will take place over two Saturdays, June 6th, and June 13th. This session will be limited to only 40 participants. The last day to register for this course is Friday, May 29th.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: ESL Certification Summer 2020 Training

AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS

TOPIC: Read Aloud Guidelines

END DATE: 5/27/2020

DESCRIPTION: FBISD Library Services provided clarification & guidelines for using/posting published text within your lessons on Schoology.

LINKS:

DOCUMENTS: FBISD Read Aloud Guidelines

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