Staff Weekly

Published November 17th

Staff Spirit Days

Friday: Stretch Pants Day and Staff Potluck. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J1EjlefRQh_-NYbPyH6SVyK9R27HvXImJsyMJQaV2Tg/edit?usp=sharing


Monday: Black Friday Attire


Tuesday: Dress Like Your Favorite Relative

This Week's Meetings

Monday: ELA Unit Planning Day, Faculty Circle After School


Tuesday: Science Unit Planning Day Social Studies PLC after school


Thursday: Math Unit Planning Day


Friday: Sped PLC Day/Data Meetings

Upcoming Planning Meetings

UNIT PLANNING DAYS

ELA: November 18th

Science: November 19th

Math: November 21st

Sped: November 22nd

Social Studies: November 25th


December 3: Dissecting Questions--Staff PD

December 4: Dissecting Questions--Implementation Day in Tutorial

December 5: Dissecting Questions--Staff Data Disaggregation/Calibration of Practice


December 10: Behavior PLC

December 11: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

December 12: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie


December 18: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

December 19: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

Vertical Team PLCs Goals

ELA

  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of writing that matches the unit expectations. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3.
  2. Create a school writing plan focusing on one component of the plan each month. Begin with the school writing policy.



Math


  1. Complete CUBES word problems 4 times per week and complete 1 written writing prompt per unit explaining how to correctly solve a math problem with appropriate vocabulary.
  2. At least weekly, use CASE question bank to administer checks to maintain rigor of priority standards/calibrate.



Science


  1. Implementation of 3D instruction as evidenced in lesson plans.
  2. Collaboratively write summative assessments that measure mastery of disciplinary core ideas through the practices and cross-cutting concepts.



Social Studies


  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of inquiry practices. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3. (QFT, DBQ, extended response, because, but, so).

PLC Notes

Science


  • Discussion of the CASE data analysis.
  • Eye-opening to look at writing for another grade.
  • Discussion about science collaborating with the math teachers to emphasize the math for the unit that's also used in science.
  • Need to practice timed writing. Kids are not handling timed writings well.
  • Need to practice giving kids a set amount of space to put their answer in.


Team Leader


  • Work skills report--will do like we did last year though Google Form.
  • Behavior adjustments to make: Full school reward, visiting classrooms to unveil new BF, adjusting points
  • Teams need to identify what they would like the PTSO to purchase for them this year
  • ipads and doc cameras are ordered for those who requested them




Math


  • Based on CASE data, going to begin giving kids CASE questions to dissect and answer weekly and score together.
  • Also looking for other ways to up the rigor into the DOK 2 and 3 levels.