Wolcott's Weekly "What's Up"

Office of Teaching & Learning 9.22.2014

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September 19 School Improvement Day CPDUs

YES! All staff will receive CPDUs for school improvement activities held on September 19th. A building specific Google form evaluation will be emailed to all staff during the week of September 22nd. Once the evaluation form is completed, staff will be directed to the Evidence of Completion certificate for their personal records.

CPDU Reminders

  • Activities that increase an educator’s knowledge and/or skills to become better educators will be acceptable. Universities, for instance, may offer credit to teachers supervising student teachers because the activity of supervising a student teacher helps the supervisor reflect on, and improve his or her own teaching. School districts may offer PD credit for in-service days in which PD was provided, or for research projects conducted in buildings or district-wide dealing with student progress. Regional offices may offer workshops and conferences if they choose. The important thing is that any activities being offered must align to the Learning Forward Standards www.learningforward.org/standards/index.cfm and State standards (Illinois Administrative Code, Section 1.Appendix D State Goals for Learning) http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/oneark.pdf.

  • CPDU's will be issued for all in district professional development including institute days, school improvement trainings sessions, professional development sessions and internal university work.

  • As of July 1, 2014 all CPDUs have to be entered within 60 days.

  • Teachers have until December 31st to enter CPDUs that occurred before July 1st of this year.

Tuition Reimbursement

A number of questions have come up recently regarding Tuition Reimbursement and the new Professional Agreement with WEA, all centering round eligibility. Only staff maxed out on the salary scale and not looking to receive salary lane advancement are eligible for Tuition Reimbursement. This will greatly limit those getting reimbursed. Please make sure before signing tuition reimbursement forms and sending them to our office the staff member understands this newly negotiated item. Further clarification of this and other Professional Agreement topics should be directed to Pat Broncato.

Upcoming Calkins' Norming Sessions

Monday, September 29 8:00-11:00 am

  • Kindergarten: Edgewood, Sipley, Willow Creek

Monday, September 29 12:30-3:30 pm

  • First Grade: Edgewood, Sipley, Willow Creek (Katie Matthews)

Tuesday, September 30 8:00-11:00 am

  • Bilingual Self-Contained: All Elementary Schools

Tuesday, September 30 12:30-3:30 pm

  • Sixth Grade: Edgewood, Sipley, Willow Creek

Wednesday, October 1 8:00-11:00 am

  • Second Grade: Edgewood, Sipley, Willow Creek

Wednesday, October 1 12:30-3:30 pm

  • Third Grade: Edgewood, Sipley, Willow Creek (Don Mrozik)

Thursday, October 2 8:00-11:00 am

  • Fourth Grade: Edgewood, Sipley, Willow Creek

Thursday, October 2 12:30-3:30 pm

  • Fifth Grade: Edgewood, Sipley, Willow Creek (Tanya Hughes)

Monday, October 6 8:00-11:00 am

  • Kindergarten: Meadowview, Murphy, Goodrich (Regina Leeberg)

Monday, October 6 12:30-3:30 pm

  • First Grade: Meadowview, Murphy, Goodrich

Tuesday, October 7 8:00-11:00 am

  • Sixth Grade: Meadowview, Murphy, Goodrich (Justin Warnke)

Wednesday, October 8 8:00-11:00 am

  • Second Grade: Meadowview, Murphy, Goodrich (Sue Futterer)

Wednesday, October 8 12:30-3:30 pm

  • Third Grade: Meadowview, Murphy, Goodrich

Thursday, October 9 8:00-11:00 am

  • Fourth Grade: Meadowview, Murphy, Goodrich (Paul Scaletta)

Thursday, October 9 12:30-3:30 pm

  • Fifth Grade: Meadowview, Murphy, Goodrich

Important ISBE and PARCC Updates

Teaching and Learning Team Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 2-3:30pm

7925 Janes Ave

Woodridge, IL


  • Celebrations
  • September 19 School Improvement Day Sharing
  • ISBE Updates from Title 1 Directors' Conference
  • ELL Student Service Guidelines
  • 95% Group Phonics Materials
  • October 31st School Improvement Day Planning
  • Other

If you have other items you would like added to the agenda, please email me.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Principal To Do List

  • Upload School Improvement Day Agendas to Administrative Evaluation Folder by 9/22
  • Social Studies/Science Grading Policies to Greg by 9/22
  • After School Programming list by school to Greg by 9/22
  • Seven Keys Two-Day Event names to Kim by 9/24 (PS... We have plenty of space if you want to send more than 2 or 3)
  • Thank your staff for their hard work and effort making our schools great places for students to learn and grow!

On the Radar

  • Professional Growth Group Meeting regarding Internal University 9/22
  • ECRA Data Pull, Wednesday 9/24
  • Skyward State Uploads 9/24
  • Principal Goal Setting Meeting- 9/24 & 9/26
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