TMS BLIF Update

December 4, 2015

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Duties 12/7-12/11

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Christmas Lunch-Friday, December 18, 2015

Paslay will provided the BBQ (yum), Beans, and Slaw. Please sign up to bring a dessert.

Ugly Sweater Day for Students and Staff

Friday, December 18, 2015. Get out your ugly (or cute) Christmas Sweaters! Remember, one man's trash is another man's treasure!
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Inspire! Ignite! Innovate! Middle School Summit

Inspire, Ignite, Innovate Summit

The 2015 Inspire, Ignite, Innovate Summit is Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 1:00 to 4:30. This year’s summit will be for all middle school teachers and will be held at West Iredell Middle School.

Thank you to our teachers who will be presenting exciting and innovative strategies!

We are excited to announce that we will have a guest speaker to deliver the keynote presentation opening our day of learning. Steven Anderson, a renowned educational technology author and visionary, will deliver an energizing half hour keynote on “Why We are Learning in the Best Times Ever”

As parking is limited at West Iredell Middle School, it is imperative that participants carpool to the Summit. The parking lot at West Iredell High School has the parking capacity to accommodate more cars; as such, we suggest parking at West Iredell High School and carpooling to West Iredell Middle School.

Don’t forget to bring your charged laptop with you to the summit and enroll in the Canvas course for the summit. You must enroll in the Canvas course prior to Wednesday by clicking here. On the Canvas course, you will find the agenda, session summaries and more located in the modules.

Keynote Speaker

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Early College information

Applications available online from the Early College websites - December 1st.

CCTL Open house - Thursday, Jan. 7th 6 pm and Saturday, Jan 9th 10 am

VPAC (Crossroads) Open House - Tuesday, Jan. 5th 6 pm

Due date for applications to be submitted - February 4th

Acceptance/ waiting list letters go out April 15th.

CFAs

  • CFA 2 window-Administer December 1-11.

  • CFA 2 Data Analysis due December 18.

  • CFA 2 scores posted in spreadsheet by December 18.

Resources

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This interactive fair for middle school students and their parents is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Passport to STEM

NCLOR

What is NCLOR?

The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) collects documents, audio/video clips, simulations, learning modules, assessments, and more – virtually any type of learning resource that can be digitized and processed. Teachers from around the state can then search the NCLOR, find materials appropriate to the classes they are teaching, and use them as is or modify them to suit their needs. This concept of sharing and reusing is the core of the NCLOR philosophy. Teachers can become more productive and efficient. If quality course or digital materials exist and are free for North Carolina faculty, why reinvent the wheel?

The NCLOR is managed by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) but is a collaborative effort between the NCCCS , University System of North Carolina , NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Virtual Public Schools, and Independent Colleges and Universities.

How can you access NCLOR?

NCLOR is available to every teacher right now! It is also free with over 130,000 resources!!! There are two ways to access NCLOR. This can be done through Canvas, which is a learning management system, recently purchased by Iredell-Statesville Schools or you can access NCLOR through an Internet Browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.). Please visit the links below as a guide to access NCLOR in one of these formats and browse for the content you are searching for.

Using NCLOR via Canvas (tutorial)

Using NCLOR via Web Browser (tutorial)

Questions? If you have questions regarding this new resource for your classes please contact your school Instructional Technology Coordinator for support!

Just For Fun!

99 Reasons Teachers Rock-31-35

31. Nearly three out of four (73%) enter teaching because of their desire to work with young people.

32. Because we touch the future through our kiddos we teach! :O) They pave the way - it's their choice whether to use what we give them! :O) TEACHERS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~ Patricia Covarrubias

33. Teachers fight hunger. Check out how teachers are getting involved in Schools Fight Hunger.

34. Teachers are super fit, what with all that racing to the top and whatnot.

35. Like Pavlov’s dogs, teachers have learned to salivate at the sound of a bell (specifically the final school bell of the day).

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