Principal's Corner #31

April 8, 2019

Social Studies Liaison Meeting Information from Natalie Morris

  • A team from the Performance Improvement Office is creating a CCSD version of the CDE Standards Modules. CCSD modules will be available prior to the 19/20 SY. This will be put in Schoology. The new standards move away from generic reading skills and focus more on discipline specific reading skills, i.e. how to read and think like an historian, like a scientist, etc.


  • Resource alignment and timeline for K-5 Social Studies

    • 2019/20 Study

    • 2020/21 Pilot / Adoption

    • 2021/22 Implementation


RESOURCES




  • Denver Art Museum- Art Lives Here Traveling Exhibits can be placed in your building. https://denverartmuseum.org/art-lives-here

    • “Art Lives Here”—mini exhibition that travels to schools for a month, with connections to social studies. Website gives more info on this.

      • PAST & PRESENT: NATIVE AMERICAN ART

    • The museum offers free PD

    • Will be developing new field trip experiences.



  • Tentative Offerings at Summer Edventures

    • Deliberations Course 1 credit

    • Tech Playlist Offerings 5 mini courses = 1 credit

    • Inquiry through Primary Sources 1 credit

    • DBQ Workshop 1 Credit

    • Tech Tools for the SS Classroom (Online) 1 Credit

    • TPS Workshop 1 Credit

    • PBL with the Buck Institute

Final Summative Assessment Conferences

Final Summative Assessment Conferences are just around the corner, so please take a moment to review this information. If you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to come see me or Ashley.


All observation cycles must be completed prior to scheduling your Final Summative Assessment Conference. Please be sure to see Joan/Angel ASAP to schedule any remaining formal observation cycles and/or your Final Summative Assessment Conference.

During your Final Summative Assessment Conference we will discuss the updated Effectiveness Rubric in Google and discuss the final outcome and reflection of your SLO goal.


As a reminder, you will be evaluated on your reflection of your impact on the learning and achievement of our students, not on the percentage of students who meet the goal. Therefore, the reflection piece of the SLO Goal is essential to our discussion in order to determine a final rating. Please come prepared to discuss these questions:


  • To what extent did your students meet the learning goal? Please bring data to help guide this conversation.
  • Did the instructional practices you used result in equitable learning experiences for all students?
  • How will this learning process inform your teaching practices going forward?


Probationary Staff

· Please complete all observations cycles by April 5.

· Final Summative Assessment Reports and Conferences due April 12th.

· Please schedule your Final Summative Assessment Conferences the week of April 8-12.

· Final Ratings and Sign-Off due to Human Resources April 15th.


Non-Probationary Staff

· Please complete all observation cycles by April 12th.

· Final Summative Assessment Conferences are due April 26th.

· Please schedule your Final Summative Assessment Conference between April 15-26.


SSP

· Please complete all observation cycles by April 12th.

· Final Summative Assessment Conferences are due April 26th.

· Please schedule your Final Summative Assessment Conference between April 15-26.


Classified Staff

· Final Conferences are due June 14th.

· Please schedule your Final Conference between May 6-10th.


If you have any questions/concerns, please reach out to me or Ashley. We want this to be a smooth meaningful process.

Printing Inventory

On Monday, May 13th, the district will be at COT to conduct a detailed inventory of all printing devices, including Xerox devices, desktop printers, fax machines and any other miscellaneous printers (wide format, 3D, etc.). This process will require a walk-through of every room. They are doing this at every school. The walk-through will be conducted by a small team from Lewan and a representative from Fiscal Services.

CMAS TESTING SCHEDULE

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Specials Schedules for this week

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CHANGE IN SCHEDULE: We will not have PAC this week. Instead we will have a STAFF meeting. PAC will be next week.

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Upcoming Testing Windows

CMAS: March 25-April 19

Other Important Dates

  • Thursday, April 11th at 12:15, weather permitting, Cottonwood Creek will launch a weather balloon into near space! We will gather in the ball field at 12:00 to view the launch
  • April 19: Katie and Ashley Out ALL DAY
  • April 25: Katie Out in the AM
  • April 29-May 1: Katie Out (High Trails)

Use the form below to sign up for a PST Pre-Referral Meeting

CMAS Testing Starts April 2nd! Please be mindful that students will be testing throughout the building and remind students to be quiet in the hallways.