Final PHS Staff Update (for 2014)
December 19, 2014
Please include CAHSEE prep in lesson plans for 10th grade students as you move through January...
Career State Pathways Grant
Some of you have been asking for more details on the Northern California Career Pathway Alliance (NCCPA), also known as the Career State Pathways grant. Please click on the link below for talking points from Stephen Jackson at SCOE who is overseeing the grant. We will be discussing this in more detail in January and beyond..https://drive.google.com/a/petk12.org/?usp=gmail#my-drive
The Holiday Market is in full swing
Valley Vista Visit
Mr. Granger works his magic with robo-submersibles created by future PHS engineers from Valley Vista. These fifth and sixth graders collaborated with Ms. Eaton's engineers!
Wednesdays in the Spring!
January 7th - Open Collaboration general planning meeting
January 14th - Department Wednesday
January 21st, 28th, February 4th, February 18, February 25 - Open Collab Focus Set #1
February 11 - Department Meeting
March 4 - Report Out
March 11 - Department Meeting
March 18, April 1, April 15, April 22, April 29th - Open Collab Focus Set #2
April 8 - Department Meeting
May 6th - Report Out
May 13 - Department Meeting
May 20th - 2015-16 Focus
May 27th - 2015-16 Focus - Wrap Up
During each of the two Open Collab "sets" of time, we propose we look more closely at a problem or challenge we face in teaching students. These might include grading, homework, curricular planning, collaboration practice, peer observation and feedback. Our hope is that the conversations and work is centered on the classroom and what happens there. For homework, please reflect on elements you think we should focus on; you might also consider with whom you would work. Think about ways to collaborate with those who don't normally connect; think outside the department, or inside the department. Bring at least one idea to the meeting on January 7th.
We do have to say that there may be interruptions to this proposed schedule. We have SBAC testing, we will continue PLN work in some fashion, and there are always other unanticipated things that arise. Nevertheless, we hope to run these as sequences (sets) of time to focus, concentrate, solve and move on.
A Glance at January
January 5th - Teacher Work Day
January 6th - District Staff Development @Casa Grande 8:30AM
January 8th - PSAT Scoreback Night
January 12th - Project Grad @ Lagunitas
January 13th - K12 Curriculum/Staff Development
January 13th- PAC
January 15th - Site Council
January 16th - Club Rush - Food Day
January 19th - MLK Jr Day - NO SCHOOL
January 22d - 8th Grade Student Parent Evening
January 24th - Winter Dance
January 26th - Staff Meeting
January 28th - Blood Drive