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I'm sure most of you have heard about the social media website Pinterest. Some use it for finding new recipes, or wardrobe style ideas, or even funny pictures of animals doing kooky things. But I'm here to advertise the website's use for helping us all become better, more organized and effective teachers.
Some think Pinterest will become addicting, and for some that might become the case. I know I am, but I think in a good way. We are all so busy and often do not have the time to "share" the teacher-y ideas we discover on the web, or for that matter, to remember where we found the idea again when we need it. Plus, Pinterest can connect us to a plethora of really great teaching ideas, strategies, center activities, STAAR tips, management tools, and even FREE stuff!
It's easy to join and free. You just need an email address.
If you want a quick tutorial on how to join or how to navigate the Pinterest website on your computer, iPad, or smart phone be sure to email me at email@example.com and I'll be glad to drop by during your planning time or after school and get you started.
Be sure to follow me, too! (*If you search my name and then click "Pinners" you will see my picture.) Happy Pinning!~ Lucie Boyer
Need training? Got comp days to fill? Ask me about our Summer PD offerings!
As we get closer to the finish line for this year, I know many of you are working on making summer professional development plans. And I'm certainly looking forward to spending some time with y'all (and learning from you too!) at the trainings I'll be facilitating including:
-Writing Workshops for Grades 3-5, 6-9, and 9-11
-Vocabulary Development at the Secondary Level
-Rigor and Relevance
I'm also super excited about the TLI Institutes in Dallas and San Antonio.
While making plans, if you have any questions about trainings that have my name on them, or about the TLI Institutes in July, please shoot me an email or give me a call.
Don't forget! Register for Summer PD
Classes are filling up already. Don't forget to login to Eduphoria Workshop and select 2013 Summer Staff Development and browse for a workshop. Simply select the workshop and then click the Register button. Register Today! (How to Register Video)
More details: http://sd.taylorisd.schoolfusion.us
Having trouble navigating through piles of student information? Let the Student GPS Dashboards help make your searching tasks simple. I can visit and help you one on one, or I can create a short training on already suggested topics, such as: How to Use the Student GPS Dashboards to Monitor Attendance and Truancy, Plan an Intervention, Facilitate Student Goal Setting, or Plan for Campus Improvement. I can also create a brief training specialized to your needs.
Contact Nicole Purser at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 352-6361 ext. 4340, for help.
Want to learn more about all things ELL? Check out the following website:
What is the ELL Portal linked above?
This website is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is part of a Limited English Proficient Student Success Initiative (LEP-SSI) which was authorized by Senate Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 62, and Texas Education Code §21.457 and §39.0241(d).
Learn more about assessment, compliance, accountability, teacher certification, and instructional environments and strategies that benefit ELL students. Learn about wonderful professional development opportunities AND find resources and links to Parent Resources!
Need more personalized support? Send me an e-mail! ~Linda