Going Digital

October 2015

Congratulations on being a National Blue Ribbon school; an Outstanding school Reaching for Excellence for One and all! It's the "collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in the school and with your [our] community, " noted by Secretary Duncan that makes me feel lucky to be a Pine Grove teacher.

Learning Walks

Learning walks are great opportunities for job-embedded professional development. This month we will take some ghost walks through the building. It's a chance to see something new, reflect on our classrooms, consider implications, and plan for new practices. As the year continues, we will take learning walks in the day and even video moments from classrooms to share during ETMs and faculty meetings.

D.I.Y. PD...In 5 minutes

View this TLC video to see the benefits of a learning walk in a BCPS school.

"While you might go in with one focus, you come out with seven different ideas of things you can take into your own classroom," Sean McComb, Patapsco Center for the Arts teacher.

Niffy FInds at PGE!

Sites to Bookmark

Pine Grove's Wiki: The one-stop shop to our PGE resources. If you cannot find a resource, the search feature works quite well.

BCPS One Manual: Great videos and directions for everything BCPS One related.

Wiki-teacher: Thanks to Jenise for sharing. This breaks down the Common Core standards for math and ELA like I've never seen before. Select "unwrapped standards" on the top right and follow to your specific standard. Amazing resources!

Do you have a favorite site worth sharing with the staff? If so, email it to Amy.


Friday, October 16: No Students, MSEA Convention

Monday, October 26: TLC Meeting

Friday, October 30: 3 Hour Early Closing, 1st Marking Period Ends

ETMs this month:

K: Thursday, the 29th

1st: Thursday, the 22nd

2nd: Monday, the 19th

3rd: Friday, the 23rd

4th: Monday, the 26th

5th: Thursday, the 15th