IE Team Weekly Update

Edition #8 February 22-29

the 411 - Things to Know

1. Please register for required and requested summer professional learning in Keep Certified this week. Discuss optional opportunities with your principal and then let Michelle know if you plan to attend. Specifically if you plan to attend the PBL 101 for Coaching since we need to register participants.



Coaching for Excellence

Instructional Excellence Look For's

Each coach was assigned a look for category and asked to bring evidence to our next districtwide PLC. We will be sharing these examples at our next coaching meeting instead at the districtwide PLC.

Please review the look for’s list and see what evidence you can find of this happening in EPS. What does it look like? Is there an artifact you can bring to March 25th coaching meeting? If you’re not seeing the look for in our schools, what could it look like? Can you find an example online or some research of a best practice?

On March 25th we will narrow the number of look for's under each category and spend some time discussing each category.

EC-12 Comprehensive Balanced Literacy

Elementary Update for April 1st PD Day

During the April 1, 2016 professional development day, we will launch the next coaching cycle of Authentic Independent Reading. The CBL leadership is recommending we hold the learning within the site teams rather than in cross district grade level teams. The learning of this cycle will ask teachers to examine their beliefs about independent reading. We believe these conversations will be best served with the coaches with whom teachers have relationships with. We certainly value the cross district grade level time and will plan to incorporate this into the PD days next year. We believe this change will best serve the teachers across the system. On March 9th we will design this learning together at our CBL Learning & Planning.

March 2nd Interventionist Meeting 1:00-4:00pm

The Interventionist team will meet for learning around the resources for intervention from Reading A to Z. Any instructional coach not in an interventionist role is encourage to also attend this learning. Please obtain a Reading A to Z / RAZ kids login from a teacher you work closely to use on this day. Also bring your fully charged iPad and MacBook.

NEW DATE! May 20th - Words Their Way Training 8:00am-4:00pm

On May 20th we will be holding a Words Their Way training hosted by Pearson. We are requesting all EC-6 coaches and interventionists attend this learning. Previously this was only a 1:00-4:00 Interventionists meeting. We’d like to expand it to be a full day of learning (8:00-4:00) and include all coaches. From this training we will design learning for teachers available this summer as well as next fall.

Instructional Excellence

Districtwide PLC Update

The district wide PLC meetings scheduled for March 1 and March 29 from 4:00-5:30pm have been cancelled. We will meet as a district IE team on May 17 4:00-5:30. During this meeting we will articulate the purpose and format for our district wide PLC meetings for 2016-2017 school year.

Interventionist Team Meeting

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1-4pm

ASC - Eagles Development Center

All teachers in an Interventionist role are asked to attend we will be learning about Reading AtoZ and RAZ kids.