Druid Hills High School
Red Devil Reflections 9/2/15
About Rigor...Introducing the Rigor Meter
We also discussed the first expectation - ensuring teachers are regularly using the Curriculum Resources group for instructional planning and implementation. They haven't come by for a Druid Hills High School visit yet to conduct focus walks addressing the following questions:
- Is use of the Course Curriculum consistently (TKES level 3) or continually (level 4)
- evident in my lesson plans?
- evident in my teaching?
- evident in student interactions and work
Dr. Green has also indicated that he is very interested in advancing the district-wide conversation regarding rigor in the classroom. On both occasions I have heard him speak, he has discussed the thoughtful utilization of a Rigor Meter. He hasn't provided the full details yet, but here is an example of a Rigor Meter taken from Clayton County.
Terrific Ten Activity - Due Friday!
I have included a general overview of SLDS, plus how to access it in Infinite Campus. Finally, you will be completing the Terrific Ten Activity (note: while you are expected to make data-driven decisions for ALL of your students, I am asking you to focus on 10 per class for this activity).
Note: The state/district expectation is that you are regularly using the information in SLDS to inform teaching and learning. The percentage of Teachers utilizing the SLDS is a CCRPI Exceeding the Bar Indicator.
From Dr. Jackson
Congratulations Ms. Steffen
10/9 Staff Development Day -- Introducing EdCamp
Our department chairs will be leading the afternoon training (1:30-3:50)
Ms. White (Jenkins) is planning a wonderful year of mentoring activities. She has graciously agreed to continue the program Ms. Massey and her committee worked so hard to establish at the end of last year. Please contact Ms. White if you are interested in being a mentor to one or some of our at risk students.
If you are already a mentor, see Ms. White for an update handout if you did not visit her last week.
Ms. White is continuing to look for a motivational speaker for the mid-October and mid-March mentoring programs.