Rocket Weekly News

MLE-Week of 9/28 through 10/1

Each Day, Each Child, SUCCESS!

DISD Core Beliefs

  • * Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.
  • *Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.
  • *There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.
  • *With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.
  • *Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence
  • Learning Targets, LO's, DOL's, oh my!

    I know this is a sore subject with many , but as we continue in our planning and move to our vertical planning we will be discussing our Learning Targets, or as DISD terms them- LO's and DOL's. At my previous campus, my teachers were required to post their TEK using cards provided by the district. My teachers were required to post a closing task for the students based on how they unpacked the TEK. There are many districts are implementing something similar.

    While I know it is "one more thing", this is important for our students to connect their new learning using their schema. As adult learners we want to know what we are learning when we go to a training, and our kids do too.

    We do a good job of consistently posting LO's and DOL's. If we hit the learning target everyday at the depth of the TEK our kids will be successful :). We do not have to plan anything flashy or showy, simple consistency with hitting the targeted TEK. As a leadership team we want you to know that we are committed to supporting your planning LO's and DOL's, not as an isolated stand alone training, but embedded in all the PD we provide this year.

    SLO's reminder

    Please be sure you have responded to the feedback given so that we can submit the final complete SLO for you. They look really good. You guys have put in lots of thought into ensuring that these are effective targets for your students.

    Week at a Glance

    Monday 9/28

    3:15 Monday Meeting

    Tuesday 9/29

    Lync phone training - during planning periods Rm 104

    8-11:30 New Principal Academy @ Buckner bldg. - Derrick out

    3:15-3:45 Board of Control meeting Rm. 104

    3:15-3:45 LPAC Mtg- Library

    Wednesday 9/30

    12-1 SBDM -Rocket Launcher Project Launch

    Thursday 10/1

    PLC's during planning time

    Friday 10/2

    End of the 1st six weeks!

    12:30-4:30 FASC mtg Allen out