Grant Family Focus
Monday January 4th, 2016
Monday January 4th- School reconvenes
Wednesday January 6th- Staff Meeting 2:15 IMC
Wednesday January 13th- Grant/ Jackson EdCamp 2:30 at Jackson
Wednesday January 20th- Staff Meeting 2:15-3:15
Monday January 18th- No School
Friday January 22nd- Records Day- No School for students
EdCamp Professional Development
EdCamps, often referred to as an "unconference", are growing in popularity in education around the nation. The basic tenets of an EdCamp are:
- Open to everyone
- Created by participants on the day
- Sessions facilitated by anyone
- Reliant on the “law of two feet” that empowers everyone to find session that meet their needs
- Vendor-free events
We will do our best to replicate this powerful practice in our collaboration time with Jackson. We will discuss the session topics at our staff meeting on Wednesday, January 6th.
Adult Crossing Guard Appreciation Week January 11th-16th
PTO Meeting January 14th
My family and I have joined in the last few years and it has become a tradition. I have also used it successfully as motivation for middle school students. There are a few links below if you are interested.
If not, the video is great reminder that the school year is a marathon and for us to remember each day we have an opportunity to change the world.