EV Staff News

August 1, 2018

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Activist Moment

“The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.”
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed”
Paulo Freire

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Teaching Tools

Revision Padlet for writing

IEP Padlet recources

Understood.org offers great insight into students with special needs

Child Mind Institute another great resource learning needs and mental health

Jeff Bezos eliminated power points and is using narratives to tell the story.

School district is using tech to document their work.

Revision Padlet

Revision tools for writing.

IEP Padlet

IEP information

At some point on any given day......

I am likely to say one of the following....

Best leadership advice I have ever been given are these simple statements.

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Videos about Inclusion and Celebrating Differences

Below are some amazing videos I was able to view this summer. Much of my professional development this summer was about students with IEPs and individualizing learning for students with special needs. There is some amazing work happening out there.

A couple of take aways:

1. If students need it make it an IEP goal

2. Use strength based goals. This is happening in 5 states. I am learning more about this work.

3. Scaffolds versus tools - we often put a scaffold in place that isn't removed and then becomes something the student depends on. Tools are permanent.

4. Important to develop a communication tool between Special Ed Team and Gen Ed teachers.


Apps and Tech

Here are some options for students who need support in writing.

EV Gear

PTO will be ordering EV Gear for the EV community from now on. Order forms will be available soon.
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Coming Up


Mon. 6 Principals TK-12 - Maite

Tues. 7 Maite at UCD all day

Fri. 10 New Teacher Orientation

Tues. 14 Restructuring Team

Wed. 15 Staff Development

Wed. 15 Welcome BBQ for Families – 5:30pm

Thurs. 16 Teacher Work Day & Lunch

Fri. 17 All Employee Welcome & Lunch

Fri. 17 Principals TK-12

Mon. 20 First Day of School

Mon. 20 Staff Check in 2pm

Wed. 22 On your Own Wed

Thurs. 23 Leadership Meeting & Elementary Principals

Fri. 24 Staff Party 4pm

Sat. 25 Red and White Ball

Mon. 27 Staff meeting

Wed. 29 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 1

Fri. 31 EV Family BBQ & ELAC 6pm