NOTES FROM THE HEADS' MEETING

May 2014

DATES/ REMINDERS

May 28- Music Night

May 30- Activities Banquet

June 6- Prom

June 16- Last Day of Classes

June 17- Exams Begin

LATE START > EARLY RELEASE- NEXT YEAR

Next year we will have Early Releases instead of late starts. The dates will be as follows.

September 25

October 13

February 19

April 30

8:30- 12:15- classes

12:30- 3:00- P.D.

IBT

Expectations are that all 3 areas are being covered in the curriculum. Please make sure that you are continuously challenging the students with the use of technology and teachinh techniques, particularly in the senior grades.


PD is available to support any time or development you need to prepare. See Angelee.

See Jack if you are interested in learning about project based learning.

Final Exams/ Summatives- Rubrics- COMMUNICATION

ANOTHER reminder that all exams/ summatives need to cover all 4 learning categories. Please make sure that the rubric you are using to evaluate final work also reflects all 4 learning categories.


If you have any questions about how to do this please see me.

SCHOOL CLIMATE- SURVEY

Your Voice Counts Survey- interesting results on some questions.

Data will be shared at the Staff Meeting.

Climate Team will assess and look at how to address next year.

PROJECT COMPLETE

Approximately 70 students were referred to project complete. Many got caught up on missing work.

Happening again in June.

Please use this program for students who will benefit the most by completing work. Ie: pass/ fail

Next year: may have to change some of the requirements of the program to make it most beneficial

Classroom teacher should still have primary responsibility for student's success

HARVARD- GLOBALIZATION- Donna and Kimberley

They shared some of the ideas that came up through the conference.

impact with IBT

Global education works well with IBT and our creed

Need to upgrade the I in our program.

Conversations, planning and PD available for those interested in innovation

It is getting harder to travel with students and give them international exposure, therefore we have to find ways to bring the world to North Park.

ATTENDANCE, ASSIGNMENTS etc.- Remain vigilant

Although we are tired and it is approaching June, it is very important to remain vigilant with expectations. Attendance and completion of assignments, lates and behaviour need to remain a priority. Stay visible in hallways, speak to students who are falling behind, call home etc.

PRINTING

increased print credit for this semester for Special Ed. students.


Will be increased for next year for everyone.

???? Are there ways to decrease need for students to print work? D2L, turnitin, Office 365???

PRANKS- END OF YEAR

The message is that there are to be NO PRANKS. Even ones that seem harmless can quickly get destructive and out of control. If they want some kind of large scale "celebration" on the last day of school then they should speak to admin beforehand.

TIMETABLING

Starting to call students regarding conflicts. Please excuse interruptions.

No teachers have been assigned to courses at this time to avoid "teacher" shopping. Although we are pretty sure what we will be teaching next year ;)