March 16-20, 2015
Spring is on the Horizon
Spring for teachers signals the beginning of the end. We've surpassed the first semester, the 100th day of school and are looking to Spring Break! As you contain your enthusiasm, I know there is much work to be done. Many of you are making preparations of the final push toward EOGs, EOCs, ASWs, etc. Now is a great time to employ many of those personalized learning strategies in order ensure that all students' needs are being met in preparation for their final assessments. There is also time to try something new if you are in pursuit of additional data or just not seeing the results you'd like. Remember, there are several tools on the tablet (class management tools) that give immediate feedback (i.e. Quick Poll, Short Answer, etc.) in order to group/regroup students or simply gather data.
Thank you to the teachers who continue to use the Amplify Classroom Management tools. Remember the value of formative assessment and the ease in which Amplify helps you accomplish this goal throughout a class period. Here is the breakdown from March 9-13.
Bring your charged tablet to every workshop
Monday: Davis @ Guilford (Zscaler launch)
Tuesday: Davis @ Guilford (Zscaler support)
Wednesday: Davis @ Allen AM/Guilford for Early Release PD
Thursday: Davis @ Allen
Friday: Davis WSA AM/Allen PM
Great Teaching and Learning Spotlight
Great teaching and learning is occurring in every classroom in your building. Your peers are your greatest resources. Visit their classroom during planning to keep your ideas fresh. If you have something you'd like to share, email it to me and I'll feature it in my weekly updates.
Need to Knows
- YouTube is gone for students ! I know this is bittersweet for some, but remember that we have Gaggle to access YouTube videos. You'll find a how-to guide from @SunshinePLEF below. Be sure to contact your media spec for additional guidance.
- Student Tablet Refresher Course: The PLEFs have created a refresher course if you'd like to review with your team of students. Click HERE for the link. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like me to help you co-teach this lesson.