Seeds of Knowledge

VOL. 2, Issue 23 March 18, 2016

A weekly newsletter from Liz and Betty Jo--Planting the Seeds!!

Fluffing Your Branches

KUDOS to all of those who

  • have completed the online survey!!
  • attended the JEPL for PARCC information!!
  • attended the Probationary Teacher Professional Learning session offered by Ms. Beser regarding Mindfulness!
  • And HUGE KUDOS to Ms. Beser for taking on a number of extra duties this week!

Cultivating Knowledge

  • PARCC Testing questions should be directed to Mr. Holley and Ms. O'Hara.
  • Be sure to look at the 2 PAID Professional Learning opportunities listed below!
  • We would love to analyze student work with you and use it to plan up coming lessons. Please reach out to your mentors. 
  • We are also looking for creative ways to engage and motivate all students. Let us know if you would like to chat more about this!
  • How are your SLOs progressing? Schedule a data collection or a conversation with your mentor to prepare for the end of year SLO analysis.

Organizing Your Growth

3/21 JEPL - BYOT--bring your device to authenticate to the network

3/21 RELA Planning (after school)

3/22 Differentiated Planning-PD opportunity--(SIT PD Committee)

3/24-28 Schools closed--Spring Break!!

3/29 Department Meetings

4/1 First Friday

4/5 Faculty Meeting

4/6 Goucher College Cohort Info. Session: 5 pm @ CEO, RSVP requested (click for link)

4/8 End of 3rd Quarter

5/1 Resignation deadline for Untenured Teachers (click for link)

NEW OPPORTUNITY--Introduction to ActiveInspire

The instructional technology team is happy to announce a workshop specifically designed for teachers in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year with HCPS: Introduction to ActivInspire Workshop.


This workshop is designed for participants who have limited or no experience with interactive whiteboard technologies and are interested in developing a basic understanding of the Promethean ActivInspire software.

Workshop Details:

Location: BAHS Computer Labs A219 and A220

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

This will be a PAID experience ($20/hr.)

Dates: Participants MUST attend all three workshop dates

· Tuesday, April 5th

· Tuesday, May 3rd

· Tuesday, May 17th

To register for the workshop click here.

Registration NOW OPEN--Spring Professional Learning Workshop

Wednesday, April 13th, 5-8pm

1301 North Fountain Green Road

Bel Air, MD

Sign up by clicking here!

Finally...a little spring motivation...

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