Transition Plus

Finishing MPS Strong!

The Final Stretch

We are at the final stretch. We have just a short time left until the end of the year. There are many things we have to still accomplish between now and the end of the school year. Please help us to maintain structure and routine. Maintain your teaching until the end.

While many of us and our students are excited about the upcoming long summer break, for many of our students this break means uncertainty. Some of our students do not know where they are going to be getting their 2 meals a day they count on and others are going to be lost without the daily structure they receive. With this in mind, please continue to provide our students with the structure and routine they need and deserve up until the end.

Thank You!


Counseling Corner:

The MCTC PSEO Application deadline is on Thursday June 1st. If there are students who want to apply, please send them to Robby ASAP!

Summer Work Proposals

I will be having conversations with groups and individuals that submitted proposals for summer work this week. There may be adjustments needed based on the documents I shared with you last week.

PBL 101 Workshop

Please let me know if you are interested, so I can share with Opal.

PBL 101 is BIE’s foundational three-day onsite workshop. Based on BIE's model of Gold Standard PBL, the workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants are actively engaged in project design, with the expectation that every teacher or teaching team will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both participants and BIE National Faculty. All participants receive a free copy of BIE's highly regarded PBL 101 Workbook, which is exclusively for PBL 101 participants and not sold separately.

Intended Audience: Pre-approved participants, by invite only

eCompass Course: 91344

Facilitator: Buck Institute Faculty

Time and Location: (choose 1 3-day workshop to attend)

Workshop 1: Monday, June 26th through Wednesday, June 28th from 8am – 3pm 800 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, 55411

Workshop 2, 3 , 4 & 5: Tuesday, August 1st through Thursday, August 3rd from 8am – 3pm 800 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, 55411

Payment: This is an unpaid opportunity

Learning Targets: 1. I will develop the skills and knowledge needed to design, asses and manage a rigorous, relevant and standards-based project, aligned with the “Gold Standard" design principles. 2. I will participate in “the project process” to better understand the student perspective of Project Based Learning. 3. I will design a project plan, aligned to the “Gold Standard” design principles to use with students. 4. I will engage in the feedback process with both my peers and BIE National Faculty. Relicensure Req: Not Applicable

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