Suamico Staff News
Week of September 16 - September 20
2013-14 School Themes
- As a staff, build capacity to use Schoology to enhance learning experiences
- Discover how a study of guided reading can help enhance our overall reading scores
Ryan's Schedule This Week:
- 7:45 am - Service Team Leader Meeting (Conference Room)
- 9:20 am - Elementary Principal Bridge Call
- 7:40 am - PLC MEETINGS BEGIN!
- 3:30 pm - Technology Training (Maher / Hallam)
- 7:30 am - Weekly Collaboration with Janet
- 3:30 pm - Student Meeting
- 3:30 pm - 1st Grade PALS Training
- FRIDAY SCHEDULE TODAY!
- 8:00 am - Take Myles to School
- 9:15 am - Leader's Professional Development Meeting (TLC)
- 12:30 pm - Meet with Elementary Principals
- 3:45 pm - Educator Effectiveness Workshop (BH Library)
- THURSDAY SCHEDULE TODAY!
- 7:45 am - Transformers Technology Meeting (conference room)
- 9:00 am - Meeting with Amy / Lani (Library)
- 1:00 pm - Pupil Services Meeting (FG)
- 1:20 pm - EARLY RELEASE
9/16 to 9/20 - Bortz
9/23 to 9/27 - Prien
9/30 to 10/4 - Mikle
Tuesday Technology Training
- THIS WEEK'S FOCUS: Movies, YouTube and iMovie
Technology - Thoughts From Ryan
- KEEP LEARNING - think of each little ditty that you learn as a new tool in your toolbox. Continued growth is expected, even if just a little at a time. Ask for help, experiment, succeed with new skills, fail (you learn from failing) and help others when you can.
- EXPERIMENT - try things with your students. They enjoy learning along with you OR teaching you skills that they may know. Be vulnerable and try new things!
- SWITCH OVER - stop making worksheets (or the like) and switch over to using Schoology (or making Schoology resources) instead. Also, Google Docs tie nicely to Schoology...they are partners...and you should allow Google to play a role in your Schoology creations. If you are making something for the first time, force yourself to use Schoology instead of Word / Excel, etc.
I have always been impressed with this staff's ability to push through tough times and to find ways to help students succeed at higher levels. Thanks for all that you are doing! Keep pushing yourself (and others)!
Every person has his/her own preferences. When it comes to my phone, I prefer to have important information texted to me as opposed to e-mail. If you have to get information to me quickly, feel free to send a text (or iMessage through your iPhone / iPad) to my cell number at 920-544-6142 OR through iMessage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On that same note, can I have your cell phone number in my phone? If so, please e-mail (or text or iMessage) me your cell phone number and I will text or iMessage you if I have something important to share. I will only use this sparingly. I have noticed that I tend to get quicker responses to important items when I text teachers. Please let me know your preference!