Friday Notes for LMS Staff

March 9, 2018

Link to Lion Share (Parent Newsletter)

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Binder check for Wednesday, March 14 Math

Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, March 12: Leadership Meeting

Wednesday, March 14: No Meeting

Work It Wednesday: CAB planning Time: good time for you to finish your Get It Module #4 (see below for more information)

Flex Time

Flex Time classes must be entered into the following link by today!!!!

A reminder that there will be no intervention in the last quarter of flex this quarter.

Flex classes will be the following for the fourth quarter: March 27 & 29; April 17, 19, 24, 26; May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, & 17. Please be aware of that when planning for the fourth quarter flex time class.

Parent Teacher Conferences & Spring Break

Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, March 15 from 5-8 pm or Friday, March 16 from 8 - noon. There will be no classes for students on Friday, March 16. Spring break is March 19-23. Normal classes will begin on Monday, March 26. PTA will be providing dinner on Thursday in the lounge.

Reminder for alarms

All buildings alarms are working correctly. If you are the first to come in the building, then you will use your employee number as your id to disarm the alarm.
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Rubrics wanted!

If an effort to have how we currently assess for a design team, we are looking for rubrics that are currently being used in classes. If you have one you utilize, please email it to me.

Leadership and Design Team Retreat

Leadership & Design Team Retreat will be on March 29 from 4-8 pm and May 25 from 1-4pm.

iTech Parent Academy

The Norman Public School District will host an iTech Parent Academy to provide information to parents about the student technology initiative. As we develop the agenda, we would like to hear from parents. Please respond to this brief survey and mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will meet at the Administrative Services Center located at 131 S. Flood.

Design Team & Leadership Retreat Invitation

The LMS Design Team would like to invite any LMS teacher that is interested in providing feedback for an LMS common grading and assessment practice to attend March 29 from 4-8 pm. Dinner and a small stipend will be provided. Please RSVP on the google doc by March 16.

iTech Summer Conference Proposals

Your help is needed with the iTech Summer Conference that will take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 4 & 5, 2018 on the NHS campus.

We are looking for presenters. Please encourage educators who you see using technology in innovative ways (or you) to submit proposals by forwarding those educators the information below:

Consider submitting a proposal to present at the iTech Summer Conference that will take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 4 & 5, 2018 on the NHS campus.

This conference will focus on best practice in instructional technology. Areas of emphasis will include:

  • Personalized Learning
  • Guided Inquiry
  • Blended Learning
  • Google Products
  • Teaching in the 1:1 Classroom
  • Teaching with More Devices in the Elementary Classroom
  • And other area

Sessions may be presented individually or with co-presenters. Sessions can be 1 hour 15 minutes, 2 hours and 30 minutes, or 5 hours in length.

Proposals are due by March 16, 2018. These proposal form can be found here. Presenters will be notified by April 12th.

Please let me know if you have questions.

State Testing Information

The Office of Assessments is pleased to provide revised Test & Items Specifications for all Grades 3-8 ELA/Math/Science assessments, included in the revisions are additional sample test items for all Grades 3-8 assessments.

Get it Module #4- Must be finished by March 29th!

Use your district USERNAME and PASSWORD to login into MOODLE. Use the ENROLLMENT KEY listed below for the course you are interested in. Your progress is saved as you go through each Moodle course, so you can log out and then return at any time. However, you cannot exit a quiz in the middle and return to that same quiz session. (Make sure you are enrolled in the technology courses)

FLIPPED LEARNING MINICOURSE SD Points: 2.0 This minicourse will provide an overview of flipped learning for elementary and secondary classrooms. Tips and tricks for successful implementation are included. ENROLLMENT KEY- GetIT

Once you have finished the course, print your certificate and sign the pink sheet with Jennifer Tupper.

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