The Friday Extra!

Celebrating excellence and looking at the week ahead!

Celebrations!!

Hillcrest celebrates a legacy of excellence!!!

Instructional Strategies

Questioning Styles and Strategies


Questions are at the heart of teaching and learning. In fact, teachers may spend as much as 60% of their instructional time asking questions, listening to answers, and providing feedback. Studies over the past two decades have shown conclusively that effective questioning leads to significant gains in student achievement. Whats more, using a variety of questions to engage different styles of thought is one of the easiest and best ways for teachers to differentiate instruction.

Dr. Harvey Silver, founder of The Thoughtful Classroom, will guide you through four learning sessions that will help you develop more effective questioning practices for your classroom. For more information on Professional Learning Portfolio Series visit www.thoughtfulclassroom.com/ports

Questioning Styles and Strategies -

Professional Development

Want To Spice Up Your Professional Learning? Try Using Video!! -Check out this Infographic to find out how!

TEI Reminder

Spot Observation Reminder

As a reminder, teachers’ effectiveness levels now dictate the minimum number of spots required for each. Given the importance of timely feedback for coaching purposes, all spot observations must be entered into Schoolnet and shared with teachers within two working days.

Effectiveness Level:

Minimum # of Spots:


No effectiveness level & Progressing II or below

10



Proficient I & DTR-Eligible

8



Distinguished (Proficient II and above)

6

Upcoming Events

Reminders from the WAIP

Mark Your Calendars!

Reading Language Arts Virtual Professional Development

Register Now for PD on 10/19.

For RLA teachers 3-12

Once registered; you will receive additional information on 10/15

Laura Jenkins

lajenkins@dallasisd.org



Reminder-Dates and Session Titles for the School Leader Reading Academy

Register now for training dates:

10/15 and 10/22

Laura Jenkins

lajenkins@dallasisd.org



Accountability Index Training

Training Dates:

11/3, 11/6

12/8, 12/10, 12/14

Federal and State Accountability

cchernosky@dallasisd.org

972-925-6714



Attendance for Credit Training

For Campus Attendance Administrator

9/25 – received registration email (limited seating available)

10/5 – ES Training

10/7 – ES Training

10/8 – MS Training

10/8 – HS Training

Jackie McFarland

jmcfarland@dallasisd.org

972-925-4617



State Accountability Rating on First Report Card

9/28 – Delivered to campuses

Provide copy to each student

Sam IIiya

972-925-3445



Food and Child Nutrition Services (FCNS) After School Meal Program (ASM)

Thursday, October 3rd

(form attached)

Garrett Landry

glandry@dallasisd.org



CPR Instruction Training Requirements – ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TRAINING DATES:

10/19/15 OR 11/9/15

Lance Johanson

johanson@dallasisd.org

972-925-6736



Math Olympiad Goes Viral! Mathematics Video Challenge

10/5 – Begins

12/4 – Concludes

Lucy Ford

luford@dallasisd.org

972-925-6785



Distribution of State Fair Tickets to Schools

ES – 10/5

Secondary – 10/12

Noelia Martinez

noemartinez@dallasisd.org



2015-2016 Bilingual Exception/ESL Waiver Report

10/2 – Campus receives packet

10/9 – Deadline to submit

Amanda Clymer

amreyes@dallasisd.org

972-749-5770



No Child Left Behind – Title I, Part A School Support Team Training

TRAINING DATES:

10/7, 10/8, 10/15, 10/16

Register @ http://www.region10.org/workshop-registration/


Pre-Advanced Placement/Gifted and Talented (Pre-AP/GT) Manager Selection


MIDDLE SCHOOLS

10/8 – Selection deadline

LaTina Branch

lbranch@dallasisd.org

972-925-6431



2015-2016 PEIMS Round 1 Review

Round 1 Deadline – 10/9

Snapshot date – 10/30

Peggy Sullivan

Sullivan@dallasisd.org

972-925-6462



Parent/Teacher Conference Materials

10/12 – High School

10/13 – Middle School

10/15 – Elementary School

Office of Family and Community Engagement

family@dallasisd.org

972-925-3916



District Funding for Formative Reading Assessments and Interventions – ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

Vendors: Achieve 3000, Amplify, or I station

10/15 – Deadline

Seema Tejura

stejura@dallasisd.org



Records Liaison Appointment

10/16 – Deadline (new only)

Districtwide Records Management

972-925-7840



Pre-SAT (PSAT) 8/9 Student Testing Dallas ISD Scholars in Grade 8 – MIDDLE SCHOOL

10/19 – Deadline

Week of 11/16 - Testing

LaTina Branch

lbranch@dallasisd.org

972-925-8935



2015-2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee Registration

Elementary and Middle School Only

Registration Deadline – 10/15

Campus Spelling Bee – 12/4

District Competition – 1/12/16

Dallas County Competition – 3/19/16

Arlena Gaynor

agaynor@dallasisd.org



College Board Advanced Placement Course Audit

10/15

Advance Academic Services – 972-925-4631



Compliance Training for Campus Personnel

10/31

School Leadership



Oncor Dallas Mayor’s Race/3 Months to 3 Miles

12/12 – Race Day

April Hooper

aphooper@dallasisd.org

972-925-6791