The Art of Creating Personalized Learning Environments
FMS Edition - January, 2016
Happy New Year!
- Reflections and Goals -- This tool asks students to reflect on the previous year and set some goals, for the new year.
- Goals "Craftivity" (foldable template) -- The hands-on activity has students create a flip book with up to 5 goals outlining the steps to achieve that goal
- 2016 Goals -- This tool asks students to list personal goals in a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 format.
My schedule this year is:
Monday and Tuesday - Ferndale
Wednesday and Thursday - JSGS
Friday - WSA
I will be out of town for a conference January 9 - 17. I may not be able to answer emails right away, but I will try to answer them as I can.
Ferndale Student Digital Leaders - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
I RECEIVED ONLY ONE RESPONSE TO THIS BEFORE THE BREAK. PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN ASAP.
We're starting a student tech team to assist with tablet issues. The intent is to have at least one person per homeroom who is the first line of tablet trouble-shooting. A lot of issues can easily be solved right in the classroom, if you know what to do. We want to train students to know this!
Student Digital Leaders will meet every other Monday in the Lower Lab during lunch. They will learn some basic and advanced troubleshooting, how to use various apps, digital citizenship, and other topics.
Meeting times will be (overlapped times will give incoming students a chance to eat):
o 6th – 10:50 – 11:20
o 7th – 11:10 – 11:40
o 8th – 11:55 – 12:20
HOMEROOM TEACHERS: Please use the survey below to submit the name of your student representative. A letter will be sent home with each, explaining this role to parents.
GCS and Amplify Will Part Ways
I will answer any questions that I can when we have our PACE day on Jan. 19th during grade level meetings.
For now, it's time to start thinking about moving your Amplify Playlist elsewhere. The district strongly encourages you to use Canvas for this. We'll talk more about this on the 19th, also. Don't panic, though - Amplify is working on a way to make it as easy as possible to get all of your items from Playlist Builder.
Just For Fun
Formative Assessment Emojis
Formative assessment gives such valuable information about immediate student needs and informs instruction for the next day/week. Therefore, why make it a chore? Here is a fun way to make formative assessment something students look forward to!
- Emoji Exit Ticket (pictured below) Click here for the .doc version.