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Comprehension ToolKits are Here!
In December, I informed you that we were purchasing Comprehension Toolkits! This is an excellent resource. I encourage you to check these out from the library. We will have more training and indepth discussion about this resource, but you are more than welcome to use the kits! Here is a brief explanation of the toolkits:
From Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, known for their work with schools and educators on teaching comprehension strategies, the Comprehension Toolkit series provides everything needed to help students understand, respond to, and learn from nonfiction text. The lessons in the Comprehension Toolkit series model research-based strategies and give you an explicit framework for your teaching. Through carefully crafted learning tools including language, lessons, and professional support, the Toolkit helps you to design your own strategy lessons to develop independent readers and learners across any content or curriculum.
Digital Resources Carnival! Hope to see you there!
January 19, 2016
Pizza, door prizes, scavenger hunt, photos and plenty of devices for participants to play and learn.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
at Curtis Culwell Center 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
Garland, TX 75040
Students, staff, parents and community members are invited to this free night of family fun.
A "digital petting zoo" will feature tablets, laptops and other devices in use throughout GISD. Students will also showcase their favorite educational software and staff will provide tips on how to stay safe online. Be sure not to miss the interactive science exhibits from Discovery Education, as well as the opportunities for at-home technology training for parents...Learn more
Dinner, prizes and photo opportunities are included at no cost.
Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Sign up now through Eventbrite.
Painting the Cafeteria!
Monday, January 18
NO SCHOOL MLK, JR Day
Tuesday, January 19 POSTPONED--no staff meeting
Staff Meeting 3:30-4:30: Amy Clark will be here to present on dyslexia.
Digital Resources Carnival 6-8 at CCC
Wednesday, January 20
District Lead4Ward training 3:30-4:00 in library for all teachers who access core content; bring Ipads
Friday, January 22
Donuts with Dad 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 26
Barbara Springs will be here during conference times to assist with digging through data in SchoolNet. We will focus on looking at MOY assessment data. Please send at least 2 team members to the conference room.
Campus Improvement Team Meeting 3:30-4:30
Thursday, January 28
Friday, January 29
PLC Meetings-self directed as teams-this will be time to work together as a team-you choose the topic and let me know if you need assistance
SAVE THE DATE:
Tuesday, February 9
Perot Museum Family Science Night---we will need numerous volunteers!