AZVA/ISAZ Blended Learning

Weekly Newsletter 10/17-10/21

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Blended Learning Staff Highlight (Cindi Shikles)

Cindi is starting her 7th year with K12! She will be helping Chandler launch on November 7th in the HS room. She loves to read, be outdoors, spend time with family and her dog, help others and shop:) She is married with one daughter (Hubby and daughter shown in picture above) She loves to eat - Preferably Italian or steak...She's a meat & potatoes kind of gal! She is originally from Canton, Ohio.

Blended Learning Week At a Glance

Monday
Mobile Blended Learning Center- MBLC (West Valley)
Queen Creek Support
Weekly CBLC Staff Meeting

Tuesday
FAST Support
Queen Creek Support
Weekly QCBLC Staff Meeting
BL Staff Meeting

Wednesday
Mobile Blended Learning Center- MBLC (West Valley)
Queen Creek Support
Weekly CBLC Staff Meeting

Thursday
Queen Creek Support (Tucson Staff)
SPED Support
FAST Support
Weekly KBLC Site Meeting (Natalie and Kathy)
Weekly one-n-ten Site Meeting (Natalie and team)

Friday
Queen Creek Support (Tucson Staff)
MBLC - West Valley
TBLC (Tucson Staff)

Blended Learning Center/Site Updates

Queen Creek K12 Blended Learning Center: https://www.facebook.com/QueenCreekBLC/

18477 S. 186th Way

Queen Creek, AZ 85142


Onsite Staff:

Melissa Hochrine (AZVA/ISAZ High School)

mhochrine@k12.com


Heather Woolery (AZVA/ISAZ Middle School)

hwoolery@k12.com


Michael Cubillo (AZVA 4th-5th Grades)

mcubillo@k12.com


OPEN to AZVA/ISAZ students 4th grade through 12th grade starting October 11th, 2016

Monday through Friday, open hours 8am to 5pm

Full time available, part time 2-3 days per week limited but available.

Email Banji Judge bjudge@k12.com to schedule a tour and/or enroll students now


Chandler K12 Blended Learning Center: https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerBLC/

300 E. Chandler Blvd.

Chandler, AZ 85225

East Valley Boys & Girls Club: Compadre Branch Partnership


Onsite Staff:

Shaun Minogue (Certified BL Teacher)

sminogue@k12.com


Cindi Shilkles (AZVA/ISAZ 8th-12th Grades)

cshikles@k12.com


Vincent Benedict (AZVA/ISAZ 4th-7th Grades)

vbenedict@k12.com


OPEN to AZVA/ISAZ students 4th grade through 12th grade starting November 7th, 2016

Monday through Friday, open hours 8:00am to 2:30pm, then can sign up to be a club member and/or sign up for clubs

Full time available, part time 2-3 days per week limited but available.

Email Banji Judge bjudge@k12.com to schedule a tour and/or enroll students now


Tucson K12 Blended Learning Center: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonBLC/

Broadway & Beverly Rd. main cross streets

FINAL Negotiations underway for contract then waiting for Tenant Improvements to be completed.


Onsite Staff:

Adriana Bachmann (AZVA/ISAZ 8th-12th Grades)

abachmann@k12.com


Brandis Heimann (AZVA/ISAZ 4th-7th Grades)

bheimann@k12.com


Tentative start date December 2016 or January 2017

OPEN to AZVA/ISAZ students 4th grade through 12th grade

Monday through Friday, open hours 8:00am to 5pm

Full time available, part time 2-3 days per week limited but available.

Email Banji Judge bjudge@k12.com to schedule a tour and/or enroll students now


West Valley K12 Blended Learning Center: https://www.facebook.com/AvondaleGoodyearBLC/


Onsite Staff:

Kristin May (AZVA/ISAZ High School)

kmay@k12.com


Dreametta Campbell (AZVA/ISAZ Middle School)

dcampbell@k12.com


Janeen Belden (AZVA 4th-5th Grades)

jbelden@k12.com


Two possible locations in review and in early stages of negotiations

Tentative start date December 2016 or January 2017

OPEN to AZVA/ISAZ students 4th grade through 12th grade

Monday through Friday, open hours 8:00am to 5pm

Full time available, part time 2-3 days per week limited but available.

Email Banji Judge bjudge@k12.com to schedule a tour and/or enroll students now


Kingman K12 Blended Learning Center: https://www.facebook.com/KingmanBLC/?ref=bookmarks

2475 Beverly Ave

Kingman, AZ 86401


Onsite Staff:

Kathy Roddy (Site Administrator)

kroddy@k12.com


Mark Wyble (Certified BL Teacher/ HS Site Coordinator)

mwyble@k12.com


Kellie Lepore (AZVA /ISAZ Middle School)

klepore@k12.com


Graciella Castillo (AZVA 3rd-5th Grades)

gcastillo@k12.com


Kathy Harris (AZVA/ISAZ Support 3-12th Grades)

kaharris@k12.com


Jarred Bowens (AZVA/ISAZ Support 3rd-12th Grades)

jbowens@k12.com

Now Open

OPEN to AZVA/ISAZ students 3rd grade through 12th grade

Monday through Friday, open hours 8:00am to 5pm

Full time available, part time 2-3 days per week limited but available.

Email Banji Judge bjudge@k12.com to schedule a tour and/or enroll students now


Phoenix K12 Blended Learning Center: https://www.facebook.com/OneNTenBLC/

3660 N. 3rd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85012

One N Ten Partnership LGBTQ Community


Onsite Staff

Chelsea Cassidy (AZVA/ISAZ 7th-12th Grades)

ccasssidy@k12.com


Now Open

OPEN to AZVA/ISAZ students 7th grade through 12th grade

Monday through Friday, open hours 8:00am to 4pm

Full time available, part time 2-3 days per week limited but available.

Upcoming Blended Learning Events

Queen Creek STEM Event

Makerspace CLUB time: October 18th 3pm-5pm!!!

Program: Soldering Touch Sensitive Robots

Event Description:
Join us for a hands-on make and take soldering project. You will make your own fun robot figure that lights up when you touch it's heart. This robot is a great demonstration of how transistors work to boost the signals from a sensor. Don't miss the fun!

The robot is a demonstration of how transistors work which are a fundamental part of electronics and computing. The fact that you get to see it in action is pretty cool.


Parent Ambassador Meeting

Location:

Queen Creek Blended Learning Center

18477 S 186th Way, Suite 101

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Date:

October 25, 2016

Time:

5pm-6pm


Chandler Trunk or Treat

Location:

Chandler Boys and Girls Club

300 E Chandler Blvd.

Chandler, AZ 85266

Date:

October 28, 2016

Time:

6pm-10pm


Chandler Blended Learning Center Open House

Location:

Chandler Boys and Girls Club

300 E Chandler Blvd.

Chandler, AZ 85266

Date:

November 2, 2016

Time:

11am-12pm


Queen Creek Blended Learning Center Ribbon Cutting Event

Location:

Queen Creek Blended Learning Center

18477 S 186th Way, Suite 101

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Date:

November 3, 2016

Time:

11am-12pm

Free Onine Training!!

Increasing Engagement in
Your Afterschool Program or Classroom

Monday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
REGISTER HERE

Classroom Management Resource

Thank you Michelle Morales for sharing this wonderful behavior management website! Please take some time to go to this website and check out the strategies for managing behaviors in the classroom. Below is just one example I found on rewards for good behavior broken out into categories:

http://www.interventioncentral.org/behavioral-intervention-modification

Jackpot! Ideas for Classroom Rewards


Read through this list for reward ideas that will motivate your students.

Academic Activities

  • Go to the library to select a book
  • Help a classmate with an academic assignment
  • Help the teacher to present a lesson (e.g., by completing sample math problem on blackboard, reading a section of text aloud, assisting cooperative learning groups on an activity)
  • Invite an adult "reading buddy" of student's choice to classroom to read with student
  • Listen to books-on-tape
  • Play academic computer games
  • Read a book of his/her choice
  • Spend time (with appropriate supervision) on the Internet at academic sites

Helping Roles

  • 'Adopt' a younger student and earn (through good behavior) daily visits to check in with that student as an older mentor
  • Be appointed timekeeper for an activity: announce a 5-minute warning near end of activity and announce when activity is over
  • Take a note to the main office

Praise/Recognition

  • Have the teacher write a positive note to the student's parent/guardian
  • Post drawings or other artwork in a public place
  • Post writings in a public place
  • Receive a "good job" note from the teacher

Prizes/Privileges/Rewards

  • Allow student to call parent(s)
  • Draw a prize from the class 'prize box'
  • Earn behavior-points or -tokens to be redeemed for prizes or privileges
  • Have first choice in selecting work materials (e.g., scissors, crayons, paper) and/or seating assignments
  • Have lunch in the classroom with the teacher

Recreation

  • Be selected by the teacher to accompany another student to a fun activity
  • Get extra gym time with another class
  • Get extra recess time with another class
  • Listen to music
  • Play a game with a friend

ALP Updates

News from the ALP Corner

Students are signing up for the ALP classes for 2nd quarter which starts the week of October 24th, 2016.

If you have any students you would like to recommend for ALP, please log in your referral at this link for the 2016/2017 school year. http://goo.gl/forms/s7uB5R4esU

Students referred at this time would join in the 2nd quarter classes.

The Robots Are Here!! Come join in on the Fun and Excitement of Robotics!

A new quarter has started! What a great time to join in the fun with robots and programming them! (This is not limited to ALP)

AZVA has VEX-IQ Programming Classes online for Virtual Robotics. You will have an opportunity to learn the programming, and see your robot follow your directions virtually. See the robot take turns, go over obstacles, and carry objects to where you want them. These activities will prepare you for the physical robots.

We will meet at blended learning centers as they open. Teams will practice and prepare for competition. This competition is geared to Middle School, but if you have a real passion and are in 5th grade, you could be on the team.

To join, please fill in this survey, https://goo.gl/forms/G40WaArEfZ6XIgGn2