BLAZER NEWS * HIGHLIGHTS *

12 DECEMBER 2016

Technology - All students will be provided quality instruction using appropriate technology

SAMR ... As we move forward in integrating more technology to our teaching practices, curriculum, and use of online apps ...

A third goal for our SIP is to increase this practice ... taking our students and learning practices to the next level ...


https://sites.google.com/a/msad60.org/technology-is-learning/samr-model


In 2014-2015, most school-wide technology PD was provided by non-classroom teachers.

SAMR: Substitution phase was used by 57% of staff according the Educational Technology Profile (ETP) report from Apple


Focus/Goal: 2015-2016 SAMR: Decrease Substitution by 25% and Increase by 25% the following Augmentation, Modification, and Remodification


In 2014-2015, teacher implemented and used Google Classroom and/or other digital platforms for student instruction

Focus/Goal: 2015-2016, increase by 14 teachers who will implement Google Classroom and/or digital platforms for student instruction

PARCC STUDENT REPORTS

Please keep your student PARCC Reports until Monday: you may turn them back in to the Counseling Center afterwards.

8 Steps for Calling Home

Phone calls to parent bearing bad news is never a fun situation ...

However, the best communication is a person-to-person call: take a look at 8 Steps on the link below ...


http://thissavvylife.com/8-tips-calling-home/

Winter Drivers Safety

Tips for driving in the snow:

  1. Accelerate and decelerate slowly. ...
  2. Drive slowly. ...
  3. The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. ...
  4. Know your brakes. ...
  5. Don't stop if you can avoid it. ...
  6. Don't power up hills. ...
  7. Don't stop going up a hill. ...
  8. Stay home.