Friday Notes for LMS Staff

March 30, 2018

Link to Lion Share (Parent Newsletter)

Binder check for Wednesday, April 4 Social Studies

Upcoming Meetings:

No planned meetings next week.

iTech Parent Academy

The Norman Public School District will host an iTech Parent Academy to provide information to parents about the student technology initiative. As we develop the agenda, we would like to hear from parents. Please respond to this brief survey and mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will meet at the Administrative Services Center located at 131 S. Flood.

Design Team & Leadership Retreat Invitation

The LMS Design Team would like to invite any LMS teacher that is interested in providing feedback for an LMS common grading and assessment practice to attend March 29 from 4-8 pm. Dinner and a small stipend will be provided. Please RSVP on the google doc by March 16.

ELL Training Video

If you did not attend the last staff meeting, please watch the ELL video that is linked in the google classroom. The pink sheet is in Spannagel's office when you have viewed it.

State Testing Information

The Office of Assessments is pleased to provide revised Test & Items Specifications for all Grades 3-8 ELA/Math/Science assessments, included in the revisions are additional sample test items for all Grades 3-8 assessments.

Testing Days and locations for the first week:

The information below is tentative but will give you a good look at the first few days of testing. Please note when and where you are testing. Let me know ASAP if you see an error or an issue.

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iTech Summer Conference Proposals

Your help is needed with the iTech Summer Conference that will take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 4 & 5, 2018 on the NHS campus.

We are looking for presenters. Please encourage educators who you see using technology in innovative ways (or you) to submit proposals by forwarding those educators the information below:

Consider submitting a proposal to present at the iTech Summer Conference that will take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 4 & 5, 2018 on the NHS campus.

This conference will focus on best practice in instructional technology. Areas of emphasis will include:

  • Personalized Learning
  • Guided Inquiry
  • Blended Learning
  • Google Products
  • Teaching in the 1:1 Classroom
  • Teaching with More Devices in the Elementary Classroom
  • And other area

Sessions may be presented individually or with co-presenters. Sessions can be 1 hour 15 minutes, 2 hours and 30 minutes, or 5 hours in length.

Proposals are due by March 16, 2018. These proposal form can be found here. Presenters will be notified by April 12th.

Please let me know if you have questions.