Bronco Bulletin

September 4, 2015

Blended Learning...What is it?

Over the course of the next few weeks you will be hearing the term "Blended Learning". Take a look at this video for very brief and basic explanation. The first 5 people to email Messenger how blended learning can look in their classroom will receive a free jeans pass.
What is blended learning?

REQUIRED E-Courses

A reminder that all teachers and staff members are REQUIRED to complete the Beginning-of-the-Year E-Courses. The deadline to complete these course is SEPTEMBER 15th. The links are listed below. **Exception is PDAS 1 hour update.


1. Sexual Harassment Law Training (2015-2016)


This eCourse will discuss Sexual Harassment Law

https://eduphoria.pasadenaisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=42076


2. F.E.R.P.A. and the Public Information Act Training- (2015-2016)


This eCourse will discuss F.E.R.P.A./ Public Information Training

https://eduphoria.pasadenaisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=42073


3. Bullying Training (2015-2016)


This eCourse will discuss bullying as it relates to a school environment

https://eduphoria.pasadenaisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=42071

4. Ethics, Confidentially, Responsible Use (2015-2016)


This is the Ethics, Confidentially, Acceptable Use course

https://eduphoria.pasadenaisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=42072



5. Required Annual Health Services Update (2015-2016)


This course provides information to all employees on the use of Standard Precautions, HIV/AIDS confidentially, CPS reporting, and the recognition of signs, symptoms, and care of students at risk for anaphylaxis.

https://eduphoria.pasadenaisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=42070


6. PDAS Update (General) 2015-2016


This is the one hour required update for PDAS. Click on the Course Content tab to begin the e-course.

https://eduphoria.pasadenaisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=42074


7. Reporting Child Abuse (2015-2016)


This course provides information to all employees on the legal requirements of reporting child abuse.

https://eduphoria.pasadenaisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=42075

Professional Learning Communities

It is important to remember that we are all coming from different campuses with different experiences planning. To allow for curriculum discussion and planning, we purposefully scheduled common planning periods for each core areas. It is important to respect one another, their ideas and their opinions. It is okay to respectfully disagree or offer a suggestions on teaching an idea or concept, but planning meetings should not be spent being counter productive. We expect all teachers to act like the trained professionals you are and work toward a common goal of educating ALL of our students. Remember the 4 key questions when planning with your team:

1. What is it the students are supposed to learn?

2. How are students going to learn it?

3. How do we know if students have learned it?

4. What do we need to do if a students hasn't learned it?

Take some time to reflect and ask yourselves about your planning meetings thus far. Has your team been focusing on the above 4 questions. If not, how will you refocus yourselves to ensure the curriculum and student learning is the focus of the meeting.

The Week at a Glance...

  • 9/7 Labor Day -- No School
  • 9/8 Book Fair Opens
  • 9/8 Tech Tuesday -- Rescheduled
  • 9/10 Kendrick Open House -- 5:30-7:30
  • 9/11 Lesson Plans Due
  • 9/11 Progress Report Grades due by 3:00
  • 9/11 Deadline for PDAS 1 Hour Update completion
  • 9/11 Orchestra Instrument Drive -- 5:00-7:00
  • 9/12 Band Instrument Drive -- 9:00-12:00

Where's My Administrator?

  • 9/9 Axtell out (all day), Pena out (all day), Morton out (all day)
  • 9/9 Barras (9:00-10:30)
  • 9/10 Messenger out (all day), Rios out (all day), Compton out (all day)
  • 9/11 Pena out (a.m. only)
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