Weekly C.U.B.

Central Update Bulletin - Issue 21

Focus Point: Code

We've all heard the buzz about coding in the classroom. This weekend I had the oppurtunity to attend a coding training and dip my feet into what we could do to bring coding to our students. My take away was how it was all about LOGIC and Reasoning....This is something I've heard everyone say our students struggle with and we now have a tool to help them with it, Coding. www.code.org has lesson plans and activities which are code related and could be used for R-Time lessons and even brain breaks. Please take the time to watch the video below and contemplate how you could incorporate coding in the classroom.

Staff Meeting...Wednesday, January 27th.

We will continue our discussion about student engagement on Wednesday. Please bring your completed class rosters with engagement levels to the meeting. A general knowledge of which subject area you tend to see the lowest level of engagement from your students, and an upcoming unit plan from the subject area you have the lowest level of engagement in.

In addition please read this excerpt from Engaging Students by Phillip C. Schlechty: https://goo.gl/th6Bbt

SNAP Meetings

SNAP Meetings will be held February 8, 9, and 11th. You can find your scheduled time here: https://goo.gl/5rRKa9. We will be discussing any concerns you have with students. Please make sure to have all relevant information you may need to discuss your students.

AMP Time

The next two weeks during AMP we will continue our discussion on lesson design and engagement. Please come prepared to discuss how you plan to design your upcoming lesson or unit in an subject area in which your students are struggling with engagement. If you have questions feel free to let me know.

Twitter Challenge of the Week

This Weeks Challenge:

Tweet about a design element you or a colleague added to a lesson which helped to make it more engaging for students. #CentralEngagement

There will be a drawing for a prize for anyone who completes this weeks Twitter challenge.

Last Weeks Winner: Thank you to Amy Romero, Olga Rodriguez, and Brooklyn Galloway for keeping last weeks challenge by participating in a twitter chat. Thank you for showing dedication to continuing your professional development through the use of Twitter. All three of you are winners this week and as a prize you will get a Personal Day of PD! Take a day to go watch other teachers, study upcoming lessons, catch up, and/or work on anything you feel will move your teaching along. I will pay for the sub and you enjoy the learning day!!!

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 1st

  • Math Monday - 1st and 2nd Grade

Future Dates To Remember:

Monday, February 8th

  • New Teacher Academy @ 3:15-4:15 in Conference Room

Tuesday, February 9th

  • PTA Meeting 4:00-5:00
  • Math Night 5:30-7:00

Wednesday, February 10th

  • Faculty Meeting

Friday, February 12th

  • Friendship Day Celebrations
  • PTA Pizza Patron Day
Why you should code!