October 6, 2014 Teacher eLC Time!

Diving back into Data Analysis!

Welcome back to eLC time together!

It's data time again!

We have worked over the 2013-2014 school year to view daily student progress as data we need to help inform our decisions about the next day's instructional pieces and student direction. That's our daily work.

Last year, we also worked together to analyze our course data in order to make informed decisions about our courses and teaching. So much important change resulted from this eLC time! As we discussed last year, it is so important that we as teachers work in community with each other and not in isolation. We are thankful for you at NCVPS as you are making a difference for the students of NC!

As Henry Brooks Adams wrote, “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.“ How cool that teaching is our profession with so many possibilities for our students. But we need to work as a team to do all we can to provide the best instruction.

We want to continue on this path again this year. With our core mission to improve student learning, eLC time is valuable . Thank you for your commitment to your team and your students!

Week of October 6th, Introduction

Your one hour of eLC time each week is important! Whether you are a team of two or a team of ten, you all need to depend upon each other to accomplish the goals of each week. If one person does not take the eLC work seriously, it impacts the entire group.

Last year, you reflected on the NCVPS shared vision for eLCs. Please go to the NCVPS Vision of eLCs (linked) Google document to review this information.

Below you see an article link and then below this link, a video link. Michelle Lourcey will reference this article in her video to you about why eLCs are important. Please watch Michelle's video!

3 Principles for Authentic PLCs

Week of October 6th, Teaching 1.0 Morphing into Teaching 2.0

We just reviewed why eLCs are important, so now it's time to get started!

For the last two years, we have been working on the implementation of the Three Instructional Pillars. These Pillars are the foundation to our teaching at NCVPS. Please click on the video below to learn more about our NCVPS Teaching 1.0 and the gradual move to NCVPS Teaching 2.0. This will set the stage for the last piece of this week's work!

Week of October 6th, the VTAP!

Now that you have reviewed our goals for this coming year, it's time for you to learn about your new Virtual Teacher Achievement Plan (VTAP) process!

It's time to view the Introduction to the Newly Revised VTAP Form (linked). You will click on the numbers at the top of the page to move through the presentation and click the play button on each page for sound. You will also need to scroll down to see the graphic on each page. You can listen to pages as many times as you like and you will always have this link as a resource for her.

In this presentation, you will learn why the VTAP process was changed, how to think about goal for the upcoming year, how to wrote your goal, and how to take your next steps.

Week of October 6th, Time to Write the VTAP!

Now that you have watched the presentation, it's time to write your own VTAP! The presentation guides you through the process. Your VTAP goal will directly tie to your teaching practices.

Please follow these steps:
1. Your Instructional Leader has already made a copy of the VTAP tab for you. You will find this tab located in your Teacher Portfolio as "2014-2015 VTAP."
2. Complete your VTAP form using the presentation as your guide.
3. Work with your Instructional Leader and Instructional Director as needed.
4. Notify your Instructional Leader when you have completed the VTAP. These are due by October 13, 2014.

You will get feedback from your Instructional Leader and/or Instructional Director! We are excited to be working together to create meaningful VTAP goals.

Coming next week! Hello DATA!

Thanks for all you do!