ELPA Professional Learning for ESL Staff – for All Administrators
Sign Up for Hour of Code Dec 7 – 13 – for All Admins to Share with Teachers
ESL Praxis Practice Classes – for All Administrators
STAR Teacher Nominations ??? Due December 10th – for All Administrators
ELPA Professional Learning for ESL Staff
From Kristen Scott
This is a heads up to all building principals that we will be pulling ESL staff on specific Wednesdays to provide training on the ELPA test (the new KELPA test).
High school ESL staff will be pulled Wednesday, February 24th from 1 to 3.
Middle school ESL staff will be pulled Wednesday, March 2 from 1:30 to 3:30.
EC5 3:30 release buildings ESL staff will be pulled Wednesday, February 24th from 2 to 4. And EC5 4:00 release buildings ESL staff will be pulled on Wednesday, March 2 from 2:30 to 4:30.
This information will come out again in mid-January.
Sign Up for Hour of Code Dec 7 – 13
From Alan King
Principals, please share this with your teachers:
The ability to code is becoming the essential skill of the 21st Century!
We would love for you to get involved in this year’s Hour of Code event!!
The Hour of Code asks students, teachers, parents and community members
to spend one hour coding during the week of December 7-13, 2015!!
Anyone who registers their event will be issued a $10 iTunes, Amazon, or the
Windows store as a thank you!
Please register on the Hour of Code website & email Julie Leach or Audrey Fryar to let us know your class/school is participating!
For more information on how to get involved go to: http://tinyurl.com/kckhourofcode
ESL Praxis Practice Classes
From Kristen Scott
Please forward this link to your staff.?? We are gathering information on when to specifically have Praxis Practice Classes and need to also know who is interested.?? We need this first step completed by December 11th.
STAR Teacher Nominations ??? Due December 10th
From Gail Taylor
Many thanks to all of you that have submitted your STAR Teacher nominations.
Requirements for STAR Teacher:
The teacher must have a minimum of five years of teaching experience, strong pedagogy, should have professional affiliations and be involved in the community through service or volunteer programs. The five years of teaching experience that we list on the application is a combination of USD#500 and the state of Kansas teaching experience.
The teacher should be exceptionally skilled, dedicated, and inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.
The candidate should have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues and should play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school.
The award carries with it a number of public appearances; therefore, the nominee should be poised, articulate, and possess the energy to with stand a busy schedule.
The nominee must be committed to serving as a leader in efforts to improve schools, student performance, and the teaching profession in Kansas.
The state nominees must be classroom teachers; however, the district STAR teachers can be licensed professionals covered by the teachers bargaining unit (such as librarians, counselors, school nurses, speech language pathologists, school psychologists, occupational therapists, etc.).
December 10th will be here before we know it; please remember we need only the names at this time.