Project C.Y.C.L.E.

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Project C.Y.C.L.E. Newsletter

This communication will serve to keep the lines of communication open for our group. This will be emailed to teachers and mentors involved in Project C.Y.C.L.E. You have the ability to respond or ask questions at the bottom of every newsletter. Feel free to share it with your administration to keep them updated with important information

Upcoming Project C.Y.C.L.E. Support Meeting Dates

Our next Project CYCLE meeting is next Wednesday, April 1st form 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The remaining Project C.Y.C.L.E. meetings times are listed below. These final meetings will be held at PDC, 2500 Northern Parkway. Please let us know if you anticipate any conflict with attending. Please be reminded that successful completion of this program awards 6 AUs for mentors and 3 AUs for teachers. Attendance at meetings is required. If you have missed more than one meeting, please email Shanna Warburton-Barnes at your earliest convenience.

Wednesday, February 25th at PDC - 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1st at PDC - Please invite your teachers to this meeting soon so they can schedule it on their calendars. - 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20th at PDC - 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Evidence Collection for Project C.Y.C.L.E. Mentors

New Teachers in Project C.Y.C.L.E. - The details for mentoring evidence collection were outlined in the last B-More Mentor Newsletter. If all of your teachers are participating in Project C.Y.C.L.E. then you have documentation and evidence (through CASTL) of your support with those teachers. For this reason, you are excused from completing Part 3 of the process with any teacher participating in Project C.Y.C.L.E. You will still need to complete Part 1 for yourself and Part 2 for each new teacher you are working with at your school. If you would still like to do Part 3 for any of these teachers, please feel free to turn in other evidence of your supports.

New Teachers not in Project C.Y.C.L.E. - Any teacher who is not participating in Project C.Y.C.L.E. and is being supported by you must have evidence submitted to verify mentoring supports. You will need to complete Part 3 in addition to Part 1 and Part 2 for each new teacher you are working with at your school who is not a participant in Project C.Y.C.L.E.

Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year

Nominate an outstanding teacher for recognition as the 2015 City Schools Teacher of the Year!

Baltimore City Public Schools is committed to ensuring excellent teaching and learning for every student, in every classroom, in every school. As part of this commitment, it is time to celebrate and recognize those exceptional educators working in our schools by nominating them for the 2015 City Schools Teacher of the Year by January 29th.

Teachers can be nominated by their peers, administrators, district office personnel, parents, students, and other community partners; a teacher can also nominate his or her self.

Teacher nominees must be able to meet the following requirements:

- Has completed a minimum of (5) years teaching experience by June 2015
- Is currently a full-time classroom, resource, or media teacher who spends the majority of their time teaching
- Demonstrates leadership
- Plans to remain in the classroom for the 2015-2016 school year
- Serves as a role model in his/her school and community
- Embodies strong communication skills (oral and written)

Nominated teachers will be contacted and invited to submit an application to compete for the 2015 City Schools Teacher of the Year. The winner of the 2015 City Schools Teacher of the Year will compete for the honor of the 2015 Maryland State Teacher of the Year.

Use the link below to complete the nomination form:

Teacher of the Year Nominations

*If you are nominating a teacher, please obtain his or her permission to do so prior to completing this nomination form.

Project C.Y.C.L.E. Support

Sharon Deal

Research Scientist

Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning

University of Virginia

2200 Old Ivy Way

Charlottesville, VA 22903

434.924.3772 telephone

434.243.0533 fax

Shanna Warburton Barnes

District Mentor

City Schools Induction Program

Teacher Support & Development

Office of Teaching and Learning

443-386-7983 cell

Next Project C.Y.C.L.E. Support Meeting???

Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 4-6pm

PDC, 2500 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21214

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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