The Elementary IDSS News
Issue #11, February 1st, 2019
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Strategies and Tools You Can Use - Dry Erase Place Holders
TDE Checklist - Are you on track?
Have you signed up for the 2nd peer observation with your Instructional Coach? Years 1 and 2 only
Have you watched your 2nd peer? Benchmark demo lessons counted for ONE. Years 1 and 2 only.
News you Need - Changes in Relicensure
EML has very good news! We have received confirmation from the MDE that to satisfy the "reflective statement" requirement for re-licensure, our members only need to submit their TDE e-folio to the Continuing Ed. committee and that will be sufficient to satisfy the requirement!
It has been determined that the reflective quality demonstrated in the Lakeville efolio clearly meets the statutory requirements and intent. This is exactly what the local committee intended in the design. No more need to cut and paste, just submit. More information on how to submit will follow.
Please note: There is a "New" requirement that will be effective for anyone renewing for July 1, 2020 and later (not required for those renewing in 2019), It is
"Cultural Competency". This training is defined as:
A program that promotes self-reflection and discussion including but not limited to all of the following topics: racial, cultural, and socioeconomic groups; American Indian and Alaskan native students; religion; systemic racism; gender identity, including transgender students; sexual orientation; language diversity; and individuals with disabilities and mental health concerns.
Training programs must be designed to deepen teachers' understanding of their own frames of reference, the potential bias in these frames, and their impact on expectations for and relationships with students' families and the school communities.
Bethany - IAOLE & CVE
Janet - OHE & EVE
Michelle - LME & LVE
Bob - CHE & JFK