Happy Staff Appreciation Week!
I appreciate you! Have a great week!
Schedule your Final Evaluation Meeting
Dia de las Madres and Mother's Day Celebration
Learning Team Tuesday, May 3rd
May 4th Schedule Committee Meeting 3:15pm
Angela and Karla Out
2016-2017 Requests for Additional Adult Assistance are due to the Special Education Office no later than 5/6/16.
Google Translate now available on the Beaverton School District website
In an effort to make District information more accessible and to offer information in multiple languages to cater to our diverse students and families in the Beaverton community, Google Translate has been added to our District website.
The Google Translate drop-down menu can be found throughout the entire website in the top right-hand corner of each page next to the Search box. The widget allows users to select a desired language (there are currently 21 languages to choose from). The language preference is saved via a cookie on the web browser during your browsing session, and all pages that are viewed will be automatically translated into the selected language. Google Translate allows users to easily change language translation preferences any time or simply disable the service.
The languages that will be available for translation include: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Marathi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Once you have selected a language, you can manage your language preference and return back to English by using the Google Translate tool at the top of the screen.
Highlight your school’s STEM programming
May 1st through the 8th is STEM Week Oregon, a statewide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Why celebrate STEM? Quality STEM education is critical for our students’ academic and professional success. Engaging students, families, and community members in STEM related activities will help promote the importance -- and fun -- of STEM!
Ways for school/teachers to participate:
Register your class, school, organization or activity - By registering, you allow the Portland Metro STEM Partnership to measure statewide impact and participation. Plus, you’ll show up on a map and be eligible for prize giveaways!
Share engaging, hands-on STEM activities that others can use - We’ll add it to our toolkit and your school or program will be highlighted: Consider yourself published! (Submit your activities by April 16th to be included in the toolkit)
Create your volunteer profile on Oregon Connections to connect to volunteer opportunities in your community during or after STEM Week Oregon
Get Social! Use the hashtag #STEMWeekOregon and tell is how you plan to celebrate. Pictures and videos are encouraged!
Post the STEM Week Oregon logo on your blog or website to let other’s know you’re participating.
Building the Future Spring Summit
Save the date and register now! Please join us for inspiring and practical learning sessions led by LITT's, Innovation Strategists, District Librarians and Future Ready teachers from Beaverton Schools. Open to all schools. Breakfast included. Stipend available for certified staff. Bonus stipend if you lead a session. Brought to you by your Instructional Innovation team.
May 14 from 9am - 1pm @ Aloha High School
Opportunity for NGSS professional development for elementary teachers through Portland State University Math Science Partnership (MSP) Grant.
Tuition reimbursement with direct invoicing available. MSP Grant funds to support participants who've exhausted BSD tuition reimbursement funding. Hybrid course format combining in-person and online learning experiences.Explore, engage and connect with the Next Generation Science Standards. Increase your capacity to support students in developing their conceptual understanding through 3-dimensional learning, integrating disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. Investigate the intersection of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and English Language Proficiency (ELP) in supporting language-rich learning environments for all students.
Registration begins: 5/2 Course dates 6/18-8/17
Opportunity for NGSS/CCSS professional development for elementary teachers through the Private Eye Program.
Teachers will apply crosscutting ideas of analogies, patterns, scale and proportion, systems and models, and structure and function throughout science, math, and literacy. The focus will be on embedding the use of a jeweler's loupe and questioning strategies into STEM content areas, as well as scientific and mathematical practices to enhance students' ability to: 1) develop motivational bridges between content areas; 2) make investigation into content areas simpler, but sophisticated and scholarly; 3) develop students who naturally write-across-the-curriculum with high-level results.
Course dates: 7/25-7/29