Transition Plus

Working, Learning, Living full Lives

Consistency Reminders

As we approach the end of the year it is important to maintain schedules and routines. Our students need this as it may be one of the few things in their lives they can count on to stay the same. Let's end the school year MPS Strong.

Along those same lines:

- If there is going to be a change in busing or students missing classes or work sites for some reason please make sure to inform the appropriate individuals- teachers, work coordinators, buses, etc.

- Please continue to do your lesson plans and place them in the shared folder you have with me. I do check them and there are a few people who have not been submitting lesson plans

Mandatory Inservice

There will be a mandatory in service for all staff on discrimination and harassment

Non-licensed staff need to attend

Friday May 19 - either 2-2:30 or 2:30-3 in room 200

Licensed Staff need to attend

Tuesday May 23 8 am in computer lab

Take Care of Yourself

Kelli Skoog, our EAP on-site counselor, will be doing a short presentation on self-compassion on Wednesday at 8 am-8:30 am in room 200.

She will share some strategies for you to help end the school year MPS Strong

Scheduling for 2017-18

Returning student schedules are due to Robby by Friday May 19th.

The 2017-2018 1st semester master schedule is posted to the Licensed Staff/Teacher Folder - Schedules on google drive

Workshop Details -PBL 101 Workshop

Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in this:

PBL 101 is BIE’s foundational three-day onsite workshop. Based on BIE's model of Gold Standard PBL, the workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants are actively engaged in project design, with the expectation that every teacher or teaching team will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both participants and BIE National Faculty. All participants receive a free copy of BIE's highly regarded PBL 101 Workbook, which is exclusively for PBL 101 participants and not sold separately.

Intended Audience: Pre-approved participants, by invite only

eCompass Course: 91344

Facilitator: Buck Institute Faculty

Time and Location: (choose 1 3-day workshop to attend)

Workshop 1: Monday, June 26th through Wednesday, June 28th from 8am – 3pm 800 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, 55411

Workshop 2, 3 , 4 & 5: Tuesday, August 1st through Thursday, August 3rd from 8am – 3pm 800 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, 55411

Payment: This is an unpaid opportunity

Learning Targets:

1. I will develop the skills and knowledge needed to design, asses and manage a rigorous, relevant and standards-based project, aligned with the “Gold Standard" design principles.

2. I will participate in “the project process” to better understand the student perspective of Project Based Learning.

3. I will design a project plan, aligned to the “Gold Standard” design principles to use with students.

4. I will engage in the feedback process with both my peers and BIE National Faculty. Relicensure Req: Not Applicable

A Great Resource

Here is a great resource:

It is a Postsecondary Resource Guide: Successfully preparing students with disabilities for the postsecondary environment.

Click here

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