RCS Faculty ~ News and Notes
December 2, 2014
Information & Updates from Dr. Ormsby
I will be handing out the PLC/Curriculum approvals this week.
Great NEWS –School Improvement Grant Doubles!
Out of Town
I will be out of town from December 5th –December 12th. I will be attending the National Expeditionary Learning conference in Boston from Saturday – Tuesday, touring a New Tech School on Wednesday in Albany, then staying in Albany for the Network Team Institute (NTI). As much as I do not like leaving my family (or work) for this long, the conference COULD NOT BE more timely and valuable for us. Conference topics include student led conferences, celebrations of learning, grit and perseverance in math, family engagement…and so on. The conference includes a visit to an EL school too.
The conference itinerary can be found here: http://elschools.org/sites/default/files/EL%20National%20Conference%20Catalog%20Boston%202014%20(7).pdf
If you have a minute, check it out for yourself. Michelle, Erin and Karen will be attending as well, so be sure to let me know if there is a specific topic you are interested in and we will make sure someone attends the session. We will be sharing on twitter throughout the conference so if you “tweet”…you can check it out there. The conference will be using #ELNC14.
On Thursday and Friday I will be in Albany for NTI. Michelle, Erin, Karen and Lizzie will be in attendance as well. The focus of this NTI is DDI. How perfect is that? Wish you could go? I have one open spot for NTI. Travel would be Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 12 and returning Friday, Dec. 12 at 8 ish. Let me know ASAP if you are interested. If not this time please let me know if you are interested in any of the travel opportunities in the PD menu. I have a few people that are interested in the TLAC PD…but do not want to go alone.
In my absence, Mrs. Krause will be in next week Monday – Friday as my substitute. Stop in and say hi and let her know if you need anything. I have a small list of jobs she will be working on throughout the week so she may be contacting you for one thing or another.