Week of February 12
THE BIG 4: Targets for 2017-2018
- Instructional Technology
- Personalized Learning
- Progress Monitoring
- Making Connections
Important Dates This Week:
Bucket Session Week
10th Grade IGPs continue
2/13- Bucket Session during all plannings in C109. 4th will be at 12:00
2/13- Google Certification in MC 4:00
2/14- Connections Schedule
2/14- Q3 Progress Reports Due by 4:00
2/14- 7:45 Google Calendar Training with Mr. Horn in his room
2/14- Donaldson will present to 9th graders in the auditorium during Connections
2/15- Fostering Resilency PD with Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Taylor
2/15- Fire Drill 2nd
2/16- Exchange Day
CONNECTIONS- FEBRUARY 14- WEDNESDAY
10th Grade- Return the PSAT results and show videos. Links below:
PSAT information from Ms. Caldwell (Thank you):
A few bullet points:
The test is made for juniors to take during fall of their junior year in order to prepare for the SAT that they are supposed to take in the spring of junior year. Our county chooses to give the Junior PSAT to the sophomores.
Also, because of this, please let the kids know that they are being compared to JUNIORS nationwide as far as any percentiles on their score sheet.
Lastly, there is a lot of algebra 2 on the PSAT and most sophomores have not had that class yet so.....again, tell them not to worry!
The MOST IMPORTANT thing for them to know is that on the front of their score report, there is a website and a personal access code for them to go in and look at their test scores in MORE detail.
Let them know that the answers are on the back of the form and they are getting back the actual book they used on test day so they can even look back at the questions comparing to their answers.
PLEASE tell them not to over worry about these scores as no one sees them except them...and us.
YOU MIGHT NOTICE THAT SOME OF THEIR NAMES ARE WRONG ON THEIR SCORE REPORT---MIS BUBBLED OR ADDED LETTERS....CollegeBoard has been contacted.
11th Grade and 12th Grade Options:
LOVE YOUR MONEY (Optional)- A lesson on money (Bringing it In, Giving it Away, and Uniting the Love (Information gathered from Life After School Explained: The Definitive Reference Guide)- There will be a link added once presentation is completed. You may choose to do it over two sessions)
See Padlet or use the button for a Connections Lesson Idea
If you would like to prep for Feb. 14 or add your own great ideas, here is the link.
Old but GREAT INFO AND STILL APPLICABLE- IC UPDATE- sent via email 2/2
The portal has been updated for the February PD offerings. Make sure you check the CATapult calendar to see what you can earn credits for and sign up in the portal! Don’t forget that Backwards by Design is next Tuesday during all planning periods (except 1st) and Wednesday at 7:45. Sign up in the portal by clicking here!
Q3 Progress Reports are due on February 14th by 4:00. I sent directions in a separate e-mail, but here they are again just in case.
Summer Academy will be July 23-26 at Mauldin High School. They are accepting presenter proposals now: https://goo.gl/VQx8BU . Proposals are due by February 23rd.
I received information from SCVirtual regarding spring online offerings. I have copied the information below:
Spring session registration will begin on February 20, 2018 and end on March 12, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Spring session courses will start on April 02, 2018 and end on May 21, 2018.
VirtualSC PD Courses Available for Spring 2018:
40 Renewal Credit Courses
1. Today’s Classroom: The Co-Teaching Approach
2. Using Google for the 21st Century Classroom
Need renewal credits right away? Try one of our Self-Paced courses for Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel or Open Education Resources (20-40 renewal credits).
1. R2S: Assessment of Reading
2. R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Administrators and Non-Instructional Staff
3. R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Career and Technology (CATE) Teachers
4. R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers
5. R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Fine Arts Teachers
6. R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Media Specialists
7. R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle and High School Teachers
8. R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for School Counselors, School Psychologists, and Speech Language Pathologists
9. R2S: Foundations of Reading
10. R2S: Instructional Practices
11. R2S: Instructional Practices – Understanding Dyslexia and to Support Struggling Learners - (new)
1. 21st Century Teacher: Authentic Assessment
2. Children of Poverty: The Implications for Learning and Teaching
3. Collaboration in the Digital Classroom
4. Differentiated Instruction: Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes
5. Facilitating Learning in an Online Environment
6. Online Awareness: Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship
Working on a Masters +30? Our graduate credit courses are for you! Remember if you do not have a Master’s degree, 60 credits need to be graduate credit to renew your teaching certificate.
Interested in starting or continuing work on the Online Teaching Endorsement to add to your certificate?
Online Teaching Endorsement Courses
1. Differentiated Instruction: Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes - (Elective)
2. Facilitating Learning in an Online Environment - (Required)
3. Online Awareness: Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - (Elective)
Potential course offering for spring 2018: Interested in ESOL? We may have a new course! ESOL: Introduction to Teaching English Learners. Check our course offerings page here during the spring registration period to see when it is available!
Have any questions? Please contact us!
Customer ServiceCustomer Service(803) 734-8988VirtualSCPD@ed.sc.gov
Sharee BurnsCustomer Service/Support - Password Recovery and Graduate Course Questions(803) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen WhittleProgram Coordinator - Cohort Assistance(803) email@example.com
Bonnie McMurrayInstructional Trainer/ Coordinator 1(803) 941-3984BMcMurra@ed.sc.gov
Catherine MusgroveInstructional Trainer/ Coordinator 1(843) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy HeglerTeam Leader(803) email@example.com
If you need your initial technology proficiency certification, make sure you check out the district’s technology proficiency website! They have new course offerings for ALIVE and Intel II; registration is in the portal. FYI, these classes fill up fast!
Remember that in order to receive credit for participating in your PLC, you must register on the portal every month and your PLC must submit a Data Driven Decisions form. Here is the link for February PLC’s.
If you have been an instructor of a PD session this year, follow this procedure to get your 1.5 hours of credit:
In the new portal, to receive credit for instructing a class, the instructor needs to use the Out of District Option for Instruction ~ Option #5.
This will allow the instructor to apply for 1.5 hours of credit for every hour taught.
The new system does not allow for instructor credit because you cannot make it more than the number of hours in a session so we are using the ODO for every instructor wishing to get credit.
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