TLC Newsletter

September 2015

Teacher Leaders

Each month we will highlighting some of our teacher leaders who will be helping our staff throughout the year.

UMS/UHS Professional Development: Growth Mindset

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UMS and UHS staff are working on Growth Mindset and AIW scoring. Both buildings are doing a book study.

Elementary Professional Development: Benchmark Literacy

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Elementary Teachers participating in a Benchmark Literacy workshop.

Helping Teachers

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Michelle and Corindy are helping Brook Carey set up her Mimio for her Middle School English class. This technology will help enhance her curriculum. Corindy is giving her some tips on how she can incorporate students into the lessons.
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Vada Elliot is wanting some advice on how she can incorporate Code.org into her curriculum. She found some great lesson plans for elementary students.
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Kerri Michael is attending an AIW meeting. She is explaining to the participants what the term "Parking Lot" means!
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Tom Laures is looking at how he can do a pre-assessment test using Canvas. He is using a new math curriculum and he wants to incorporate a bank of math questions that will help him determine what levels his students are at.
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Corindy is showing Tracie Grosse's 3rd grade class how to use the Mimio.
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Lois Long is learning how to use Google Classroom to manage her student's assignments and give good feedback.
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Corindy and Cheryl Larison are looking at some student data.
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Joe Walleser (HS Shop) is experimenting with sharing software in his new CAD computer lab.
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This kindergarten student is receiving a language arts intervention by Terri Donlea (PE). She is incorporating PE skills to help this student with sounds.
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Students in Angie Bechthold's 5th grade class are using her new Chromebooks to re-enforce math concepts with Everyday Math Online.
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Tracie Grosse (3rd Grade) is learning how to use her Mimio. She will be using it for Everyday Math.
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Michelle and Corindy are helping Miranda Sellers and Sara Steuk with Fountas and Pinnell.
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Corindy and Michelle are working with Ryan Slater (HS) on comprehension and vocabulary strategies to help with his reading classes based on his classroom data.
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Cole Moody is learning how to use Google Forms for Homecoming King and Queen voting.

celebrations

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Twins Day. Dale did not get the memo.
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Corindy and Michelle have been helping Justin Parson with some of his Math Standards. It looks like they are doing a great job!!
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Michelle and Corindy are helping Heather Williams incorporate reading/writing workshop into her 6th grade reading classroom.