CIES Wednesday Envelope

for Elementary Staff ~ June 3, 2015

In This Newsletter:

  • Final Student Stakeholder Survey Results
  • Update: Summer Institute Openings and Waitlist
  • Update: Optional Schoology Training this Summer
  • Reminder: Optional Apple Trainings
  • Correction from Last Week
  • "In Summer"

Final Student Stakeholder Survey Results

We can now get final student survey results that include the students you surveyed on the Stakeholder, Engagement or Homeroom Survey. These reports contain color coding based on district results for your grade range. Here’s how to access your reports:


1. Log in to the Student Survey Site using your regular district username and password.


2. Click on the Report icon on the left side of the page (see side image).


3. Click on 2014/2015 Comprehensive Reports and then on the specific report that appears to the right (see image below).


4. At the K-2 level, the best indicator of how students responded is the “Student Engagement Survey" (all questions) row at the top of the report. Given the age of the students and the small number of questions, we should interpret the scale and question results with more caution.


5. With all of the survey results, it is important to remember that this was one day in one class. Be sure to compare these results with other sources of evidence of student engagement (observations, other surveys, student feedback, etc.)


Contact Pam Brandt or Tom Watkins if you need further support.

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Update: Summer Institute Openings and Waitlist

Spaces have been added to some sessions. If you were previously on a waitlist, we have worked to fill open spots from the waitlist. From this point on, the waitlist will no longer be managed, so check back frequently for openings.


There are still courses with openings. Check it out!

Contact your SDAS with questions.

Update: Optional Schoology Training this Summer

Next year, 3rd Grade teachers will be working in Schoology during Social Studies, 5th Grade teachers will be working in Schoology with 1-1 iPads, and other teachers might be interested in using Schoology in their classrooms. In order to ensure that everyone gets the training they need, we are offering 3 options. All options will cover the same material.


Optional In-Person Training:
choose one of these three dates to learn face to face with supported work time

  • June 12th, 8:00-11:00 training and 11:00-1:00 supported work time
  • August 13th, 8:00-11:00 training and 11:00-1:00 supported work time
  • August 18th, 8:00-11:00 training and 11:00-1:00 supported work time


Self-Paced Online Training:
navigate through the course at your own pace

  • Look for an email from your SDAS with a code to join the course


Training During the School Year:
teachers in grades 3 and 5, who have not yet been trained, must attend a session during the 2015-16 school year


Participation is optional and unpaid. Participants will earn CEUs.

Please register in KeepCertified.

Optional Apple Professional Development

This summer, all licensed staff have the opportunity to participate in training with an Apple Professional Development Specialist. A variety of sessions focused on supporting teaching and learning with technology will be offered.


Participation is optional and unpaid. Participants will earn CEUs.


Registration is open through Keep Certified.


Click here to view session offerings.


All sessions:

  • Require an iPad
  • 3 hours long (8:00-11:00 or 12:00 -3:00)
  • At the ESC
  • Limited to 16 participants per session

Correction from Last Week

We apologize for the video links that were misplaced in Karen Kieser's article. The videos were actually from Beth Albrecht, 6th grade teacher at Rush Creek. Here is the link to the fix.


Title 1 at Crest View: Karen Kieser is using technology at Crest View Elementary with her students in Title 1 groups. Click this link to see how she is using technology: Title 1 at Crest View

HAVE A WONDERFUL, RELAXING SUMMER!

In Summer (from "Frozen")
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