May 6, 2016

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Please remember, No trade time can be used on a required work day. Make sure you communicate this out to your staff members.

Back To School

August Job-Alike will be Monday, Aug. 22.

PD Resources

Canvas & SAMR (fast track series) This was also in the 411. Also notice the tabs across the tab (Home; Analyze & Plan; Design & Develop; Deploy. These might help you and your school as you continue to move forward in Canvas integration.

ELA Resource from NCDPI

Good resource with everything needed

Instructional videos for EOG Review

ELA, Math, Science short instructional videos...might be great for pre-EOG/C review

Customizing Learning with iTunesU

TNL #12932

May 10 @ ADR SD2

May 24 is cancelled

3:30-5:30 (will do all content in 1 session to honor EOY time needs) Discover how to personalize, manage and share learning by creating custom iTunes U courses.


PBL weekly activity

It might be interesting for students to decide which TV shows--past or present--would be fit for the Big Screen. They would have to consider why people would be drawn to a movie based on the show, and what might have to change from the small screen version. Here's a link to this exercise::”

Student Opportunities


There is still time for schools to get involved in this year’s poster contest……
Rules for the 2016 poster contest have been posted on the School Bus Safety Web site. The contest is open to students in grades K-8. More information is available at which is also linked from the home page.
The theme this year is “# STOP ON RED” providing a good opportunity for teachers to discuss this topic as it relates to getting on and off the school bus.
The deadline for submission to the state (through your transportation department) is May 20, 2016.
Last year two North Carolina students won cash prizes as winners at the national competition. Here is a link to the DPI press release announcing this accomplishment:

Summer Camps for Students

Future Engineers Camp (Middle School) see this doc.

Food For Thought

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