Eatonville School District

Teaching & Learning

This is the place to find updates for Teaching and Learning and information about current PL offerings.



Dear Staff,


I would like to thank everyone for the support for students and families during the power outage. Super thanks to office staff in the buildings and the district office for their incredible management of a dump of emails, phone calls, and logistics. AND again our food service staff were amazing under pressure.


Now that we are back in the buildings and we have a lot of new people please take the time to introduce yourself to new staff and make sure everyone feels welcome.


In the world of T & L , Ed Tech and IT, we are truly working hard to make sure you are supported. We have been ordering materials. Travis is meeting with the Blended Learning Team and is working with individual teachers to maximize the technology for their instruction. He is also working on IT tickets when he can. IT is also working very hard to respond to massive amounts of tickets, new phones, power outages etc. Please know that they are working extremely hard to prioritize and complete each ticket.


The data coming in from the Equity Training has been very positive. Thank you to everyone that has filled out the survey and completed the class. Please continue the conversations with colleagues regarding the work you did in the class. The intent is that this is not a one and done and check off the box but a starting place for support to ALL students and staff to feel welcomed and that they belong in the Eatonville School District. Enjoy your weekend. Renew and Relax.


Fondly,

Diane

Thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Relationships before rigor

Grace before grades

Patience before programs

Love before lessons

~Brad Johnson


One of the best things a teacher can do for their students is to find little ways for them to experience success. Success is one of the best motivations there is. It increases the likelihood students will keep working when things get a little tougher. ~Danny Steele



"We do our students no favors or justice when we make assumptions, and when we don't challenge them. Making things easy isn't the answer. Making challenges accessible and achievable is the answer."

~Ethan Lee



Collective Teacher Efficacy

The collective belief of teachers in their ability to positively affect students, and their willingness to climb over barriers.

Equity Training / CCDEI Directions

Click here for the overall process for clock hours and Certificate of Completion.

OSPI Virtual Trainings in October

OSPI’s Equity and Civil Rights Office will be providing free webinar trainings this school year regarding civil rights protections and obligations in Washington public schools, starting with three opportunities in October

OSPI Environment and Sustainability

Please click the buttons below for different Professional Learning Opportunities

Travis Rush Technology Education Lead

Well it’s been another exciting start to the year! Just a little note to let everyone know what is going on in the world of Technology Education. We are getting ready for our first BLTT Professional Development. The topic will be Google Classroom and Differentiated Instruction. Clock hours will be available, and a final date will be set soon. The PD will be recorded as well so that it can be accessed at a later date.

I will be hosting a parent Technology Information night for Elementary Parents on the night of October 7th at 6 pm, and for the Middle School Parents October 6th at 6 pm. (Information is below.) If anyone is interested in having input into these evenings, please let me know.

Meanwhile if you would like to know what is new with Chrome, please check out this video: https://youtu.be/xcDbg5isgBw

EMS Parent Night:

EMS Parent Information Night (virtual)

Wednesday, October 6 · 6:00 – 7:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/poj-zozg-dxz

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 513-788-1392‬ PIN: ‪674 891 157‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/poj-zozg-dxz?pin=1870657226985

Elementary Parent Night:

Elementary Parent Tech Night

Thursday, October 7 · 6:00 – 7:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fky-fjgm-xcm

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 260-383-1223‬ PIN: ‪224 570 739‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/fky-fjgm-xcm?pin=1971844832675


UDL/ Inclusionary Practice Corner

What is UDL?


In Its most basic definition, UDL is thoroughly knowing the concept you're going to teach and presenting that concept in different ways while engaging the students and encouraging them to express their knowledge in different ways.


The "universal" Concept means we can design a lesson with enough flexibility to work for all learners that remains focused on the same firm goals.


David Rose-"Most curricula are designed and developed as if students were homogeneous, and the most common approach to curriculum design is to address the needs of the so-called "average" student.