February 5, 2015

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Personal Learning Network (PNL) Opportunities

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year/Spring Festival is Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 3pm to 8:30pm at Mac Gray Auditorium, Statesville High School. 2016 Chinese New Year falls on February 8. It is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. It will be a great chance to experience the traditional folk customs!

Edutopia-Resources Growth Mindset

This resource toolbox from Edutopia contains resources for finding information about growth mindset, discovering how learning mindsets can affect student performance, and exploring strategies that support student confidence. Users can browse according to topic, including "Understanding Growth Mindset," "Strategies for Addressing Mindsets," "Growth Mindset Within Math," and "Giving Better Student Feedback."

Professional Development

Gardner-Webb University to Host Free "Keep Learning Alive!"

Come join Gardner-Webb University's School of Education for free professional development. "Keep Learning Alive!" is a one day conference held Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an overall theme of teacher advocacy and leadership. Sessions will be offered on technology integration, reading strategies, conflict management and much more. To find out more about this event, or to register online, click here.

Grant Opportunity

Adopt a Classroom Grants

Partner with donors and get classroom resources you need.

April ERPD for Athletic Coaches

April ERPD-Athletic Coaches Session

April 20th , Jeff Duke from 3-D Coaching to be your guest speaker. More details to follow.

Revised Calendar

Revised I-SS Schedule 2016

With student days and work days.

Food for Thought

CAP Report Calls for Better, Fairer and Fewer Standardized Tests

While ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act signed into law in December, removes some of the testing pressure from schools and districts, one organization believes the transition from federal influence to state influence would be an opportune time to reform student assessment in multiple ways. Summary of CAP report

99 Reasons Teachers Rock: 51-55

51. Teachers are entertained by their students’ antics, even though they pretend not to be.

52. Teachers make up mysterious alias for their facebook or social networking accounts, all in the name of alluding student friend requests.

53. Teachers inspire film greatness (Part 2) Oscar nominees who played teachers – Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society, Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland’s Opus

54. Teachers make dream field trips happen and open up students’ eyes to new experiences.

55. Teachers know how to really enjoy summer break.


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