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February 1, 2016

Greetings to the Britt Elementary School Community!

A sincere thank you for your hard work and dedication! I have observed excellent teaching and learning as I have visited classrooms at Britt. Britt 21st Century learners are accessing learning through their teachers’ eCLASS C & I page which prepares children for future learning. I would like to recognize a few of the eCLASS C & I pages that are designed for learning. As I accessed Andrea Wade’s eCLASS C & I page, I was immediately impressed with the learning modules Andrea has strategically placed there, complete with videos, discussions, and drop box instructions. Choice boards, Thinglinks, ebooks, and “I Can” statements are also used by Ms. Wade’s students for learning. Gentry David’s eCLASS C & I page contains pictures of her students learning and anchor charts which display learning expectations. Angela Lacroix’s eCLASS C & I page is current with learning modules for her students to practice academic skills, as well as anchor charts and “I Can” statements to clarify learning expectations. Thank you for keeping your eCLASS C & I page up to date and instructionally focused with timely learning.

For the past two years, the basic expectations for eCLASS C & I pages at Britt have been that pages are up to date and that they contain learning links. Next year, it is important that we build on the technology learned by creating and maintaining eCLASS C & I pages with learning modules that personalize learning and follow instructional calendars. You have participated in many hours of staff development over the past three years to prepare for this step forward. On Wednesday morning, Safari Montage staff development Part I will provide you with a tool that can help our efforts to transform and personalize learning move forward. I am amazed at the wealth of information available through this program! Part II of this valuable staff development will take place on February 10. Please make sure you come on time and ready to add this tool to your tool box. On Monday, February 15, staff development is planned for all grade level teachers. Please refer to your grade levels’ scheduled time for this important technology staff development where we will learn even more about what good instruction using eCLASS C & I looks like. Additional staff development sessions for eCLASS C & I have been added to the school calendar to support your good work as we prepare to transform and personalize learning for this school year, and beyond. Please refer to the school calendar for dates, times, topics, and audiences.

Let me know how I can best support your good work at Britt Elementary School as we all strive together using effective, innovative practices to transform and personalize teaching and learning.

With warmest regards,


Britt Elementary is off to a fantastic beginning in 2016!

Thank you!

  • Congratulations to Kelli Henderson for receiving the BrITt Factor Award for the month.
  • Thank you to Britt’s custodial team for their great work and for their leadership as they were awarded Shining Comet Awards this month.
  • Thank you to Melissa Madsen, Midge Miller, and Crystal Eplin for attending the PTA Skate Night last week.

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