BW HAL Services

A Support System for Teachers by Teachers

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Need To Know

  • Registration Forms for Next Year: Teachers-In January, HAL students should be coming to consult with you regarding their upcoming registration. On the form that we have provided them, students will be filling in their class choices. Please review their choices and include your own input on the classes that they have selected. Encourage rigor and growth mindset as the bulk of HAL services occur in the advanced level classes. It is of utter importance that these students are placed appropriately. We have attached links to the registration forms for each grade level in this newsletter.
  • Peer Tutoring Alive and Well: Thank you to all teachers who have taken advantage of the peer tutoring program. Nearly on a daily basis, we have had students working with tutors. If you want to sign a student up for tutoring, write them a pass in their passbook to room 351 and enter their name and subject to be tutored in the peer tutoring google calendar.

Coming Soon

  • Sharing Successful Individual Strategies: In January, we will be asking teachers to submit strategies that they have used with their HAL students. We will email teachers a form to make submitting these strategies a quick and easy process. This information will then be included in a document similar to the IEP in Power School. This will be an important resource for teachers to gain information about servicing current and future HAL students. Teachers will have until May to submit strategies for each of their HAL students. This is a new document, so your contributions are in great need. Thank you very much for your time and for your reflective responses.
  • Directions For Accessing a List of Your HAL Students in View Point:

-log in: first name.last name

-generic password (if you haven't changed it): password

-click on "student demographic explorer" (on the left side menu)

-scroll over to "gifted"

-click the icon next to gifted and select "yes" to filter

-click save

-This will produce an alphabetized list of your HAL students

  • Directions For Accessing Individualized "HAL Services Information" in Power School:

Feature Video

This month's short video features a strategy that can be used to support gifted learners when reviewing material for tests or quizzes. The strategy can be individualized or incorporated into the class as a whole.
Gifted students: teaching strategy

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