Shepard Staff Friday Flyer
"Together We Can"
Dear Shepard Staff,
I hope all of you are relaxing and enjoying the last few days of some well-deserved time off! Ben and I have been working full speed ahead to have everything ready for our first Teacher Professional Learning Day on August 10. Paraprofessionals return on August 11. Here is a brief summary of times. I'll add a detailed *tentative* plan for our professional learning below.
Mark your calendars for the following dates:
***Dress code will be casual (shorts) for all days, unless otherwise noted.
Aug 7 New to PISD teachers at Shepard 8:00 AM
Aug 8 &9 New to PISD Teachers at Sockwell Center 8-4:30 PM
Aug 8 Leadership Team meeting in the Shepard conference room beginning at 9:00 AM
Aug 10 All professional teaching staff return….no paraprofessionals yet! Please meet in the library at 8 a.m. for a great day of learning and planning.
Aug 11 ALL Shepard staff members return to campus. We will provide a light breakfast.
Aug 14 District Curriculum PDH (Shepard and Plano Centre) 8:30 am-4 pm.
Aug 15 District Curriculum PDH at Shepard 8 am-4 pm.
Aug 16 & 17 Professional Learning on Campus. You will have the some time to work with your grade level/department teams.
Aug 18 Classroom preparation 7:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Aug 18 Meet the Teacher Event….meet and greet students! 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM
Please wear a Shepard shirt.
If you need anything, Kristin's cell phone number is 469-951-2613. Text is the quickest way to catch me. Depending on if my kids are awake, I may not get back to you right away.
Looking forward to a great year!
Kristin and Ben
TENTATIVE Professional Learning Schedule
August 10th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 - 8:20 = Administration Introduction in Library (Kristin and Ben)
8:20 - 9:00 = Introductory Activity (Kristin and Ben)
9:30 - 11:00 = Bowling at Plano Super Bowl
11:00 - 1:00 = Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 = Simon Sinek “Why” activity in library (Kristin)
2:30 - 4:00 = Work in rooms & with teams. Buy Spirit Wear- only chance this week.
August 11th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 - 8:30 = Warm Up in library (Ben)
8:30 - 8:50 = Bullying, Crisis Response, Suicide (Erin)
9:05 - 9:45 = Social Emotional Learning and What it means to kids
9:45 - 11:45 = Nitty Gritty Business (Kristin)
What is the staff going to do Monday morning?
11:45 - 1:00 = Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 = Finish up the morning/Work in Rooms/Team Time
August 14th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
District Planned Training
8:30-11:30 3rd grade and Julie at Plano Centre
8:30-11:30 Everyone else at Shepard for reflection and instructional planning
1:00-4:00 Everyone at Plano Centre for Curriculum Speakers
“The Power of a Teacher” by Adam Saenz
“The Neuroscience of Learning and Social and Emotional Health” by Rhonda Vincent
August 15th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
District Planned Training in library
August 16th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 - 8:30 = Share learning from previous 2 days in library
8:30 - 10:00 = Mindset (4th Grade)
10:00 - 11:30 = Cultural Competency (Ben)
11:30-11:45 Eclipse Talk (Theresa)
11:45 - 1:00 = Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 = Work in Rooms/Team Time
August 17th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00 = Planning for Social Emotional Learning in library
9:00 - 10:00 = All in Learning
10:00 - 11:30 = TTESS
11:30 - 4:00 = Lunch/ Anything else that needs to be done (Hopefully working in rooms!)
August 18: 7:30 am- 3:30 pm
Meet the Teacher 8-9 am
Work Day rest of day!
Julie will review 504 and CMIT plans during “Work in rooms/Team Time”