Rountree Report

September 24, 2015

Engaging, Relevant, Personal

As you know, the district’s new catchphrase is: Engaging, Relevant, Personal. Here is a good blog post concerning why personalized learning is important for students (http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2015/09/why-personalize.html ). The author references a working defintion for what personalized learning might look like (http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/personalized-learning-special-report-2014/a-working-definition.html ). Notice the learner profile column!


**PTA is in a position to provide some teacher wish list items. Please keep in mind the items you put on your list need to support our district/building focus of guided and fluent reading. Many of you have expressed an interest in book sets. If you want to put grade levels together we can look into buying a package with several book titles from one of our vendors. Please create a wish list and place it in my mailbox. I will review lists for greatest need and alignment with building focus. Lists need to be turned in by next Friday, Oct. 2nd.


The week at a glance below is a live link to the ishare calendar for your convenience.

I will be out all day tomorrow for Principals of Leadership.

For your planning purposes note the following dates;

**Staff meetings in October will be on October 13th and October 20th due to the availability of the presenters. October 13th will be a presentation on Poverty with Dr. Anderson. October 20th will be a presentation on verbal de-escalations skills.

**October 27th will be the late night for conference week.

Monday, September 28

Valic representative here in ALC 9-11:30. If you have any questions about retirement, 403b/457 accounts, or buying back years you should schedule a time to meet with him. It is never too early to plan:)

I will be out in the afternoon for training.

Tuesday, September 29

3rd grade field trip 1:15

Coreship meeting 4pm

Kdg Prep 6:30

Wednesday, September 30

I will be out in the morning at a Field site visit.

Thursday, October 1

I will be out in the morning for evaluation training at Jeffries.

Early dismissal

Friday, October 2

5th grade assembly (Don't Meth with me)

Autism Technology

Check out this new autism technology!

Student-Led Conferences

Here is a video with a great example of student-led conferences. We are planning to hold our student led conferences in the Spring. You might already be planning and thinking about what you want yours to look like and what you want to have students share.
Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership