TMS BLIF Update
June 5, 2015
Last Week of School!
All Hands On Deck For Duty During the Last Week of School
MacBook Collection Teacher Information
6th Grade Awards
8th Grade Awards
From Brady Johnson: Need your input on the I-SS Mission and Vision
Monday, June 15th Is a Required Work Day.
6/16-18 Curriculum Review Week
Using Schoolnet Classrooms After Testing
If you’re struggling to keep your students who passed EOG engaged, while tending to the remedial needs of others, look no further. Use the instructional materials in Schoolnet to enrich classroom experiences those last few days of instruction. To locate these resources, follow the classrooms tab in Schoolnet to Instructional Materials. From here, you can assign students resources that will enrich and prepare them by searching through materials for the next grade level. If you need more instructional tools to support remediation after testing, you can strengthen grade level standards and improve weak skills by using Schoolnet Instructional Materials to provide remediation and practice. Students access Schoolnet the same way teachers do — through their PowerSchool login. Resources assigned to students will show up on their landing page when they login. Find a resource and assign the resource, so that students can view the resource. Simple. For more information, visit our website training materials page here. Then Assign resources to students, use lesson plans for enrichment and remediation after testing. And be sure to tell us about your experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Opportunities
New Summer Opportunities—Facilitated Online Courses
Looking for high quality professional development and the opportunity to interact with peers? Summer is a great time to take online courses at your own pace. Below please find the list of facilitated online courses offered this summer.
Registration opens June 1 and courses start Monday, June 22.
Digital Literacy in the Classroom (7 weeks) 1.5 CEUs Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects: Part 1 (5 weeks) 0.5 CEU
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects: Part 2 (7 weeks) 1.5 CEUs
Introduction to Data Literacy (5 weeks) 1 CEU Data
Literacy in Action (6 weeks) 1.5 CEU
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (4 weeks) 1 CEU
Universal Design for Learning: Part 2 (4 weeks): 1 CEU
Connecting with our 21 st Century Learners (5 weeks) 1 CEU
North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards (6 weeks) 2 CEUs
Building and sustaining PD (6 weeks) 1 CEU
Responsibilities of the 21st Century Educator (7 weeks) 1.0 CEUs
For a full description of the courses and associated CEUs visit our website https://rt3nc.org/.
These online courses are available at no cost to North Carolina educators and will be facilitated by the NCDPI professionals. Participants are expected to meet all weekly deadlines in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given. Registration is limited to 35 participants per section. To register, follow the instructions below to log into Home Base and self register for a course.
From Dr. Blattner
Set up "claim" your IAM account
Who: All staff that use HomeBase (If you have a UID you should do this, if not sure see instruction sheet for UID information)
Action: Set up "claim" your IAM account
Due: By June 15, 2015
The state is in the process of creating a "single sign-on" dashboard that will house all of your HomeBase items along with other digital resources that we will be able to add. Before you leave for summer, I will need for you to "claim" your new IAM account. It is a simple process and will take about 5 minutes. I have included in this email a video link to a how to video and a one page instruction guide. You will need to have your UID, your birth date, and the school system number which is 490. If you do not have your UID the one page instructions show you how to get that number.
Teachers with Mac devices that are wanting to upgrade to Yosemite may do so. Be sure to backup all of your files prior to the upgrade. Also, in this update it will upgrade your Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. This will require you to save it as a previous version of the program if you are going to send anything to students since they will not have the upgrade until next year. You are administrators of your computers, so you can use your Apple ID and your username and password to install the upgrade. If you are not comfortable with making the upgrade, backup your files and place a work order. We will make arrangements to pick it up upgrade it and get it back to you. We can usually get it back to you the same day depending on volume and time of day received.
There has been some confusion about teachers and adding software to the computer. Teachers are admins of their computers. If a teacher is wanting to add software to the computer. The teacher can use his/her work Apple ID and the his/her username and password to add software. Teachers are not required to use the filewave Kiosk to install software.