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Acton Weekly Update: 5/19/2017

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Brook Wessel-Burke

Cell: 317-331-1920

Twitter: @bwesselburke

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Daily Transportation

PLC FEEDBACK FORM LINK

Click on the link below for this week's PLC Feedback Form.


PLC FEEDBACK FORM

SOS FORM

Link to the SOS Form for any students you need to start the SOS process.

SOS FORM

Fourth Quarter PD and PLC schedule

Click HERE for the PD and PLC Schedule.

All dates are subject to change if necessary.

Nuts and Bolts

Preparing your room and the hallways for the summer:

Mike Kremer will be sending you an email with specific requirements. Here are a few items. 1. Take down hallway bulletin boards so walls can be cleaned. 2. Cover technology so they don't aquire dust. 3. Put up as many items off the floor (stack and store).



Awards Week RA schedule.


May 22 and 23

Monday and Tuesday

9:30-10:15 Awards

10:15-10:45 5th grade RA

10:45-11:15 4th grade RA

11:15-11:45 3rd Grade RA

11:45-12:45 RA Lunch and Prep

12:45-1:15 2nd grade RA

1:15-1:45 1st grade RA

1:45-2:15 K RA

2:30-3:15 Awards


May 24

Wednesday


9:30-10:15 Awards

10:15-10:45 5th grade RA

10:45-11:15 4th grade RA

11:15-11:45 3rd Grade RA

11:45-12:45 RA Lunch and Prep

12:45-1:15 2nd grade RA

1:15-1:45 1st grade RA

1:45-2:15 K RA

2:15-3:00 Awards

Curriculum and Instruction

From your Sped Department:

According to the DOE, special education resource teachers and I.A.s are not allowed to give initial instruction on academic standards because we are not "accountable" for students. This means that we are not putting student grades on their report cards. We should be giving instruction according to student goals in their IEPs and meet inclusion services by supporting students with the standards and curriculum that has already been taught. When thinking about how to use special education staff during inclusion time, it would be helpful to have a list of inclusion students that struggle with specific grade level standards (fluency, comprehension, math skills, math computation, or even more specific cause and effect, etc.) This will help special education staff meet the needs of students with special needs. Special education staff can help support general education students as well, but the focus should be on the students that have an IEP. Also know that special education staff must be flexible with their time as case conferences and individual student needs arise. We will do our best to communicate when we will not be in during our scheduled times and would appreciate communication about changes during the daily schedule. Please keep this in mind for next school year, especially since there is a large population of special education students at Acton.



PIVOT Goals: If you have your PIVOT growth goal data, you may go ahead and submit it into PIVOT. If you are waiting on DIBELS EOY data or another piece of data, that is fine but please put it in as soon as it is available.


Follow the link below to Smekins Video PD's.

www.webPD.tv




username: Melissa.morris@ftcsc.k12.in.us

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Reaching ALL Learners

The Importance of Relationships --SOME FACTS TO PONDER

  • 51% students comes to our public schools from poverty, thus emotional crisis and barriers to learning.
  • Our brain is built for connection, survival, emotions first.... and then learning can occur.
  • If a human is not feeling positive emotion, learning cannot happen.
  • If you lack a deep memory of feeling safe and loved, the receptors in the brain that respond to human kindness fail to develop.
  • IF WE FEEL SAFE AND LOVED, OUR BRAIN SPECIALIZES IN COLLABORATION, PLAY, AND COOPERATION.
  • We know that children that experience: poverty, addiction, high level stress, incarceration, social rejection, bullying, all have a higher risk of suicide, depression, heart disease, high risk behavior as they grow older. Google Nadine Burke-Harris and the ACE study for more information!
  • IF a student lacks a deep memory of feeling safe and loved, the receptors in the brain that respond to human kindness fail to develop.
  • Connection + purpose = fulfillment (readiness to learn)
  • Movement and breath are the two ways to truly allow a person to calm down.

Technology


From Nadine and Mark: Folks our EdCamp will be on June 1st at Franklin Central Freshman Academy from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The morning will consist of breakout sessions based upon the needs teachers have requested. (Google Classroom, Hyperdocs and Canvas have been requested several times by teachers via our survey). The afternoon will have Matt Miller (the author of Ditch that Textbook) giving a presentation to all who attend. Sean Fahey, teacher in Paoli and Hyperdoc guru will be a part of the breakout sessions in the morning discussing Hyperdocs more in depth.




WHAT IS AN EDCAMP??

An EdCamp is a professional development conference designed around the specific needs of its attendees.

Please fill out the following survey so we can begin to discuss what sessions would be most helpful to our teachers. https://goo.gl/forms/V233LqEFanSDDiVv1

Click on the video below to learn more about EdCamp.

https://youtu.be/gr7teMAk-hA

What's Coming Up

Weekly Updates 2016-2017


22 Kindergarten (AM) and First Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations

23 Second (AM) and Third Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations

24 Fourth (AM) and Fifth Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations

25 Grading period ends

25 Last Student Day

26 All Grades posted & Verified


June

2 Report cards mailed


*All events are tentatively scheduled and could change throughout the school year. Please follow the newsletters, Facebook posts and Teacher updates for possible changes.