January 30-Feb 3, 2017
Also, for this round, I would like to visit as many 4th and 5th grade classrooms as possible. I'm looking forward to learning from you, teachers and students what is working and what are next steps around these grade levels.
By Monday (end-of-day) you will be getting an email from me concerning your site specific projections. As you are aware, this is not an exact science, but we get it fairly close. I use a number of parameters to drive this, with the #1 rule of thumb being FTE follows the students. The great unknown is how many incoming kindergarten students will enroll. As we are prepping to post known internal openings on Wednesday, Feb 1, I will ask you give input (do you see what I see) as soon as possible - within 24 hours. If I do not get a reply from you, I will be assuming you are on board with it (please know I hate to assume...).
As we finish January, thank you for your work and effort toward making 2017 a great year for all you serve. The Springfield community is truly blessed for the leaders that they have in you.
This is related to a Leadership Series that Stephanie Davision, with Phyllis & J, have been hosting. Be watching for this Leadership Series to continue next year if you didn't participate in it this year.
Attitude reflects leadership.
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This Saturday! Two form each site. Review email or connect w/ J for additional support.
Just because it made me laugh...
Delta Team met this week and the agenda is here. Please connect with your feeder pattern rep for details.
During my site visits around Standard 3, I picked up this form that I thought I would share. A colleague uses it for teachers to request supplies.
My next round of site visits will focus on data collection around administrator standards 4, 5, and 6.
In our planning for the February Elementary Learning meeting, our presenters will be Stephanie Young (Cohort and Growth Teams Professional Learning), Courtney Martin (Bullying Updates and Review Meetings), and Stacye Manlove (Student Mentoring Program).
...as more schools, districts, states and even the federal government begin to embrace the idea, personalized learning is coming into conflict with an older movement in American education: standards-based accountability.