E-Staff Weekly for 1/19/15
Embedded Technology Coaching - January 20th
Below is the Sign-Up Genius link for our technology coaching session with Brandon Lutz on January 20, 2015. He will be stationed in the faculty room, but will be more than happy to come to your classroom to discuss any questions you may have. I would also like to encourage to begin the conversation about the Nearpod application. As discussed at our faculty meeting last week, teachers that implement this next year will get a free subscription to the application and an iPad mini. If you have any questions, please let me know.
The Way Back Bulletin Board
Penny Wars for New Playground Equipment
Please encourage your students to participate!!!
PENNRIDGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM 2015
Below is a link to the application form. This is a great way to fund a technology tool you would like to purchase or purchase more of. Feel free to send your application to Miles for review/tips as he has experience in grant writing. It would be great for our building (more importantly...our students) to have several winners!
Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 7:30am
820 Callowhill Road
What's Your Why?
Louise Moyer - Food/Nutrition Manager
I began working at Seylar, in Food Service, when my youngest daughter began Kindergarten at Seylar Elementary. Having school-age children, this was a great job, spending summers and holidays home with them. The rewarding part of the job is more than just serving a nutritional meal but seeing the students smiling faces and getting to converse with them. Greeting students with a smile and wishing them a good day helps my day be rewarding as well. My goal is to make a difference in their day.
Martha Lambert - Teaching Assistant, Primary Learning Support
I am in teaching because that’s all I ever wanted to do. In High School I did a teaching internship and that sealed my fate. Then I went to college to become a Special Education teacher and taught when special education was in the farthest corners of the building. I started in challenging locations, Newark and Camden. After taking many years off to raise my children, I returned to the career that I knew. I spent my first year learning how to work the new technology in school that didn’t exist 15 years ago. Despite the changes in education since I was a teacher, one thing remains constant for me. I still enjoy helping students learn and watching them grow to be more productive students.
Sherry Orr - Personal Care Assistant
I have spent my entire professional career working with children and youth. I have found that there is no greater reward than knowing that you have shaped, molded, influenced, uplifted, or motivated a child. It is important to instill a sense of value, self-worth, and confidence to help children reach their full potential. Children never forget people who have helped them, showed interest and been patient with them. Working with children has been and still is my passion. Making a difference in a child’s life is priceless.