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.
Friday, October 2
5th grade assembly (Don't Meth with me)