JJH IRS Update 9/5/14
AKA: What I've been up to this week!
Tuesday, Sept. 2nd
3 hours - I spent the afternoon with Tarah and the new teachers. Tarah explained Edline and Skyward while I shared my knowledge about BYOC! Hopefully they will all be able to find what they need in BYOC now!
Wednesday, Sept. 3rd
1 hour - I prepared and then met with 8th grade Language Arts Data Team! We talked about our favorite writing lessons and how those can still be incorporated into the Units of Study! I shared the rubric, checklist and progressions for the narrative unit. We determined how the On Demand Performance Assessment will be handled in each class. I'm looking forward to our norming meeting next week!
Thursday, Sept. 4th
Friday, Sept. 5th
2 hours - I met with 7th grade social studies during their data team time and then started working on a real world experience that incorporates geography and higher level thinking skills. Even though it still needs some tweaking, I think the kids will love deciding what colleges to visit and what they can do in the surrounding area!
2 hours - while not technically for JJH, I worked with Christine Heatherington and Scott Dixon on the standards based report card for grades 3-6. Using what is on the writing rubrics, we revised the wording and the descriptors. Wondering if we can start conversations about that for the junior high writing...hmmm......
40 minutes - I met with Science for the first time and shared my "menu" with them! I hope to share that with all teams in the very near future! Got some one on one time scheduled with Meg Rademacher! My years of teaching special education will come in handy! They don't call me resource for nothing!
40 minutes - 7th grade Language Arts was the last data team for the week. We also talked about the On Demand Performance assessment and how that will work. We discussed the norming session a bit and what our next steps will be afterward.