Acton Weekly Update: 10/6/2017
T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More
1. Mini Lesson
2. Guided Reading
3. Word Study.
We are only asking you to focus on mini-lessons.
October 30 Introduction to a mini-lesson,
November 8th mini lesson review and working PD
Three weeks to observe Matt doing mini- lessons and to have him come watch your mini-lessons.
December 11th discuss how mini lessons are going and working PD to plan for second semester.
Developing our Instructional Practices
1. Stated Objective
2. Gradual Release Model
3. Check for Understanding
I will provide you with more information as the quarter progresses!
Nuts and Bolts
You can wear jeans on any of the days that you participate in the dress up attire.
Friday- Acton Shirts
Students can purchase NED show Yo Yo's in the cafeteria during lunch all week.
OPEN ENROLLMENT - REQUIRED!!!!!
The open enrollment portal will be available beginning Monday, September 25, 2017. The portal will be available 24/7 from any computer device. Please remember all benefits eligible staff must complete the process even if an individual declines Franklin Township benefits and even if you just completed this process because of being a new staff member in 2017.
2018 Open Enrollment will only be available to be completed online and will be held from September 25, 2017 - October 19, 2017 for benefits effective January 1, 2018. AFLAC representatives will also be available during the onsite schedule attached above. Please read the information carefully and review the information in this email. The deadline for signing up or to make changes to your benefits is October 19, 2017. If you miss the deadline you will be unable to make changes to your benefits until open enrollment the following year. Below is the link to the information online via our website at:
If there are further questions please feel free to contact Kendra Diehl or Jill Britt.
Per Tyler's email--Pearson has changed the way we roster students in their online resources. This has also changed the way we access content. There is now a user portal for accessing content in Realize, SuccessNet, Essay Scorer, digital textbooks, and others. The IT department imports rosters nightly and ensures content is assigned to your classes. Please email helpdesk if you are missing students, classes, or content.
Beginning October 13th, Teachers and Students MUST access these resources from within EasyBridge, as the individual logins for each service will be disabled by Pearson on that date. EasyBridge is linked to teacher and student Google accounts, so you don’t have to remember separate usernames and passwords. You can access EasyBridge from the following URL (https://sso.rumba.pearsoncmg.com/sso/login?service=https://k12integrations.pearsoncmg.com/ca/dashboard.htm&idpmetadata=http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us). Alternatively, you can access it via the “waffle menu” in Google.
Per Cindy Stafford email: Good morning, over Fall Break, Infinite Campus will be updated and this update contains some changes for teachers. Campus documents are attached that explain in detail. Please forward to teachers.
Ø Campus Instruction - the menu to the left has been updated and is now called ‘Control Center’
· From the Control Center screen, you will see all your sections listed, attendance links, score assignments links
Ø Planner – will be removed after 17-18 school year
Ø Reports (Planner) – will be removed after 17-18 school year
Ø To switch between Campus Tools and Campus Instruction, that area has moved to the link called ‘Instruction’…located right above the Control Center menu
Ø Creating assignments – the set up screen has been reorganized
· The new set up screen now allows a teacher to align an assignment to any section they teach (not just ‘like’ sections)
· On the Assignment Editor screen the Teacher Notes and Portal Description boxes have been removed by Campus
Ø Account Settings and the Log Off links - moved to the top right corner in the ‘person’ icon
If there are any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Team Meeting Notes:
What's Coming Up
23-27 Red Ribbon Week
24 1st Grade Field Trip-Kelsay Farms
24 Grade 1-5 CoGat Trng
25 SpEd Elem Data PLC
27 4th grade field trip-Conner Prairie
30-11/17 COGAT Testing Window
30- 11/4 School Store Fundraiser
31 Book Character Dress up day-KDG and staff
1 ENL PLC @ BH
1 60’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser
2 Picture Retakes
6-10 College Go Week
6 Evacuation Drill
7 CPI Refresher
7 Counselors Meeting
9 District Tech Team K-12
10 Midterm Ends
10 Veteran’s Day Program
15 midterm grades posted
15 70’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser
16 Major Saver Campaign Kick Off
16-Dec 2 Major Saver
17 All Pro Dads
Reaching All Learners
(From Lindsey Elliott)
We are continuing with Following the Rules
Some social thinking vocabulary definitions that we can add are:
Social Smarts: The type of "smarts" in our brains that we use whenever we are around other people. Social smarts help our brains to know that others are having thoughts about us and we are having thoughts about them. We use social smarts in school, at home, and EVERYWHERE!
School Smarts: Different types of "smarts" in our brains that we use for school learning. Thinks like math smarts, computer smarts, music smarts, science smarts, and many more.
Social Detective: Every one of us is a Social Detective. We are good Social Detectives when we use our eyes, ears, and brains to figure out what others are planning to do next or are presently doing and what they mean by what they say and do.
Remember, we can discuss these specific vocabulary terms with the students on a daily basis. Everyone has both social smarts and school smarts. When we use our social smarts we become social detectives! Social detectives use their eyes and ears, along with what they know in their brains to figure out what is expected and even what may happen next.