January 4 - 8, 2016
I have created a Padlet (#OneWord - link below) for you to post your name and one word! You may include a graphic with your one word, or list your word with no graphic embellishment as I have done.
If you know my focus, you can help me target my path in 2016 with your ideas. We can all do that for one another. It's not so much about accountability as it is about building capacity in one another. I look forward to knowing your @OneWord!
The Weekly Scoop
Schedule for January 4th, 2015
Your grade level/planning partners may need to work on the following: unpacking TEKS, writing lesson plans, and creating assessments. All need to evaluate together the alignment and rigor of plans. There are guidelines for that under professional development below.
Here is our day:
- 8:00 - Pick-Me-Up Breakfast in Cafeteria
- 8:20 - The Fundamental 5 Review/Short Faculty Meeting (Teachers only)
- 9:30 - 11:30 Work in your rooms; plan with your teams
- 11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
- 1:00 - Work in your rooms; plan with your teams
- 2:00 Required Confidentiality Training for Teachers and Paras - Joyce Thompson, presenter (cafeteria)
- 3:00 - 4:00 Work in your rooms; plan with your teams
Wednesday, 1/6/15, 3:20 PM in Cafeteria - Required Staff Meeting for Teachers and Paras
"Once you stop learning, you start dying." ~ Albert Einstein
This section of my flyer is the most important to me because of its potential to improve what we do for kids within our walls. We live in an age where we must continue to grow our vision, our skills, and our understanding of how students learn best. Without timely information for what we need personally, we are less effective. Consider putting yourself in the driver's seat. Join Twitter to connect with other educators and experts. Unlike links that you get on Pinterest, most Twitter links and resources are free. See what innovative schools and teachers do to improve learning, and start to envision how you might implement new best practices in your own classroom. Twitter does not cost you anything monetarily, and you can personalize who you "follow" to meet your needs as an educator, so your time is efficiently used, too. (Click "Twitter" for links to separate articles on using Twitter for professional development.)
I love going to a good workshop, and we are fortunate to be located so close to Region 7. Did you know that Region 7 has a Facebook page? It is available by clicking here. You might check it periodically for specially advertised workshops that fill up fast.
All teachers have a copy of The Fundamental 5. It is a short read, so please make sure you are ready to discuss the book with one another on Monday! The Prezi I sent you in my last Smore is a good review. We will do a jigsaw activity to see what you valued in the book.