This Week in Team

Week of May 9, 2016

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Progress Report Timeline

The final day for the MP6 grading period is Friday, May 6, 2016. Below is a timeline for grade submission:

Tuesday, May 10:

  • Grades due 8:30am
  • Unofficial IPR failure report run

Wednesday, May 11:

  • Teachers print Student Detail Reports for students with grades below a 75

Thursday, May 12:

  • IPRs printed 12:00 noon

Friday, May 13:

  • IPRs distributed during 4th period
  • Official Failure Report (3:50pm)

Monday, May 9

AP/IB Testing Continues

Semester 1 UbD Revision Continues

Tuesday, May 10

GT Only Meets to Discuss Final in D111

UPDATE: Each level will read their exam fully prior to team time Monday, 5/16. Make comments on the document as needed.

GT - I do not have access to your final, so be sure you meet.

English II



Exam Schedules:

May 31

June 1 & 2

Wednesday, May 11

Spring Final Exam Writing

Thursday, May 12

Team Does NOT Meet

Today is a great day for a learning walk! Scroll down for everything you need to know about learning walks.

Friday, May 13

Team Does Not Meet

Have a wonderful weekend!
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End of Year Checkout Procedures

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Try Watchkin for Distraction-free YouTube Viewing

Watchkin is a free service that allows you to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typical of YouTube. Watchkin can be used in a view ways:

  • Enter the direct URL of a video into Watchkin to have the sidebar content removed.
  • Search for videos through Watchkin to find family-friendly results (you can also flag content if you feel it is not family-friendly).
  • Download the browser bookmarklet to click while on YouTube to have the related content disappear from the page.

Watch the video below to learn more.

Have ideas for how to use Watchkin in the classroom? Share in the comments below!

Try Watchkin for Distraction-free Video Browsing
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Schedule a Learning Walk

  • View the master list here.
  • Use this optional form to guide your reflection during/after each learning walk.
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ESL Certification Information

From Mr. Jasso:

I email to provide you with information related to our ESL certification discussion in the English Department meeting this morning. A reminder that CISD is moving towards improved service for ESL students through English instruction. This means that new hires, as well as current staff, will be required to obtain ESL certification by the Spring of 2017. CISD will pay for one exam fee for each teacher impacted (you can elect to take the digital test). The cost of updating your certification status with SBEC would be paid by the teacher, however. Below are resources to help you learn more about this certification and resources to help you prepare for this exam.

Test and Certification FAQs

Study Materials

Register from the Exam

We will pursue face to face training for interested teachers and provide that time and date when available. Thank you again for your positive attitude (and the Diet Cokes)!

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