Coker Coach Notes

January 6, 2016

Common Planning TOMORROW

Starting this week, we will be having our common planning meetings on Thursdays for ALL grade levels. We will be meeting in my room for these each week unless otherwise noted. Please try to not schedule RTI meetings for me on Thursdays in the future.

Tomorrow, please bring an electronic device with you as we will be entering some things in the TKES platform. An iPad should work for this. You will also need your TKES platform username and password. I will need to see EVERYONE tomorrow. Grade level reps have the schedule of parapros that will be covering classes for each grade. Below is the meeting schedule:

7:30 - 8:00 am - ESS & Specials

8:00 - 8:45 - Kindergarten

8:45 - 9:30 - 1st grade

9:30 - 10:15 - 2nd grade

10:15 - 11:00 - 3rd grade

11:05 - 11:45 - 6th grade

1:00 - 1:45 - 4th grade

1:45 - 2:30 - 5th grade

Also, I will have the Keurig ready for anyone who wishes to bring a coffee cup!

1st Coker Tech Cafe

I am pretty excited about this announcement! On February 4th, we will be having our first Coker Tech Cafe during our common planning times. Dr. Rachelle Terry will be here with us and at our disposal all day! The cafe will be a time for you to come and work on building your own tech resources while we have the expert here in the building to help us! I know that one of the main things we all need is more time, so we are hoping this will help meet a need! To help us prepare, between now and February 4th, we have a todaysmeet chat set up so that you can let Rachelle know what questions you have for her, or programs you want to use that day, questions about your new tablets, or really any information at all that would help us to prepare. There will be no "sit and get" that day from Dr. Terry or myself. Instead, we will have coffee and uninterrupted time and space for you to come and work on tech resources, lessons, games, quizzes, whatever you want - and you will have tech help here in the room to assist you! I'm pretty excited about this and having Rachelle on board, so I hope you are too!

Here's the link to the chat:

PLEASE go on and ask questions & leave comments for Rachelle and me so we can make sure we have whatever you will need ready for you on February 4th. I think this is gonna be a GRRREAT session!

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Fitness Challenge

As we begin a new year, I know that one of my goals is to focus more on my health and being more "fit." Wondering who might be interested in joining me in a friendly challenge? Maybe to start out a "Most Steps" Challenge. You will need a device that counts your steps daily. I am currently researching an app by under armor called "Record" that is available & compatible to most smartphones and activity trackers so most everyone could participate regardless of device. I'll have the details tomorrow. Maybe we could do weekly challenges and announce winners/prizes on Thursdays. Be thinking! We will discuss tomorrow!