News and Notes
February 5, 2016
Our Awesome Educator of the Week is:
The future is ours because of what you do
Now you get the Lucky Longhorn Spot too!
The Future Is Ours...
Remember to tweet and hashtag :)
Don't forget to follow @lakesidecoppell
Here are several sites you can try....
Thanks Ana for sharing these formative assessment links!
Located in your drive
Located in your drive
Last Week I Shared...
The teacher poses a question or a task. Students then individually respond on a scrap piece of paper listing at least 3 thoughts/responses/statements. When they have done so, students stand up. The teacher then randomly calls on a student to share one of his or her ideas from the paper. Students check off any items that are said by another student and sit down when all of their ideas have been shared with the group, whether or not they were the one to share them. The teacher continues to call on students until they are all seated. As the teacher listens to the ideas or information shared by the students, he or she can determine if there is a general level of understanding or if there are gaps in students’ thinking.”
Trainings & Curriculum Updates
In an effort to keep you fully informed I'm including a link to the Curriculum Courier (admin newsletter). This link will give you access to current and past issues of the newsletter. The Courier will provide you with pertinent information for your grade and content area. Although some weeks are more informative than others you should try to review it regularly.
Some good updates and links included.
Some of our deadlines are different than their deadlines - please adhere to our deadlines.
Gema to TEPSA Meeting 2/4&5
Coaches Meeting on 2/10
Annelise to AP meeting and Content Specialists to theirs on 2/11
Literacy Academy - 2/24 or 2/25
Math Academy for K-2 Rep (Valerie) on 2/16 and 3-5 (Kelly) on 2/18
Kelly to Global Connections on 2/25
KN2K (Knows & Need to Knows)
Some things to REFLECT on...
During our Curriculum Audit Site Visit the following things (among others) were noted:
- Classroom Management & Structure
- Digital Tools
- Grade Level Alignment
Please reflect on what you were doing when we visited and whether the points above reflect on you as a "strength" or as an area in which to improve upon. I'd love to discuss your thoughts - please feel free to let me know if you'd like to.
During our ESL Site Visit we looked for some of these things:
- Academic Vocabulary
- Learning Objectives
- Visual Cues
- Anchor Charts
- Descriptive Language
- Learners "labeled" as ESL for 4+ years (and why)
If you have ESL learners in your classroom please reflect on the strategies you have put in place to support them. Do you know why your learners are still classified as ESL? What is holding them back from exiting the program? What do you need to do to support them? Are you following the expected SIOP strategies in your room (including the visuals listed above)? Are you using Ana as a resource? Why not?
UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN - UbD
The Latest and Greatest Update:
WE HAVE TWO TRAINERS - YAY!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
UBD LAKESIDE SUMMER CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 9TH AND 10TH!
- You will earn 12 hours of FLEX for this training
AUGUST 11TH WE WILL PLAN A PD DAY
- This can be used to "trade out" for your June (2017) PD day
AN UPDATE ON THE UPDATE:
LISA HAS AGREED TO CREATE A 6 HOUR GT UPDATE (RELATED TO UBD)
- This is slated to take place on August 11th
- This should fulfill our 6 hour gt requirement for next year
THE REALLY GREAT NEWS IS:
AT THE END OF THESE 3 DAYS YOU WILL BE IN GREAT PD SHAPE
- BUT YOU WILL STILL NEED TO EARN 6 HOURS OF PD/FLEX ON YOUR OWN
I've created the summer course in Eduphoria- feel free to sign up when you are ready! This link should take you directly to the registration.
Our friend and former parent (Christi Greene) shared this information with us:
Please help spread the word. Do you know someone who is a teacher in a DFW area public school? The MetroTex Association of REALTORS will award grants from its Charitable Trust for a tangible project that must be used for the enrichment of all students in that school. The grant application deadline is April 1, 2016 and the winners will be announced sometime in late April. The online application can be found at http://www.mymetrotex.com/publiceducation. Or for questions, please contact Susan Kaplan at email@example.com or 214-540-2726.
2/5 101 Day Kinder Parade
2/8 Staff Meeting
- On the agenda: David Noel (Science)
2/9 Gema to Principal's Meeting
2/10 GT Folder Review (Library)
2/12 2nd grade Poetry Celebration and Valentine Parties at 2pm plus Kinder to Kroger
2/15 Professional Learning Day - No Kids on Campus
- On the agenda:
- 8:15am-10(ish)am Michael Wesch presentation at CHS (all staff)
- 10:30-11:30 am TELPAS training with Ana (most of us) @ Lakeside OR
- 10:00-4:00 Knezek Training for Special Education (K&S)
- 11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
- 1:00-3:00 Diversity Training with the Hindu University of America @ Pinkerton
- 3:00-4:00 Debrief and Team Planning
2/18 Parent Learning Walks @ 9 & 1
2/22 Staff Meeting (LONG ONE)
- On the agenda: TELPAS Calibration and PTO Sustenance
2/25 5th grade program at 8:15 and 6
2/29 Math Course Needs to be completed
3/1 Voting in the gym - stay tuned for location changes
3/4 Purchasing requests (including startup for next year) are due
3/8 Gema to Principal's Meeting and TELPAS for 4th/5th in the lab
3/9 TELPAS for 3rd in the lab
3/10 TELPAS Writing Due and OPEN HOUSE from 6-7pm
Some seriously long term planning:
4/1 Half Day Winners will rule the school
4/14 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
4/22 Deadline for your summative reflections
6/4 DO YOU HAVE YOUR FLEX HOURS TO ACCOUNT FOR TODAY?
- You need to have a total of 24 hours for all the flex and pd this year
8/9 & 8/10 UbD Training
8/11 UbD GT Update (and June 2017 Trade Out)
8/15 Official first day back for most of you
22) Frankie Robertson
$2 Tuesdays with a Twist:
- AHA passes can be used between Jan. 11th and March 21st.
Wednesdays will be College Days for staff and students
Fridays with a Lakeside or CISD Tee