ILPs for EL students – for All Administrators
Teacher Transfer Window – Opened March 18th – for All Administrators
Surplus Items Available – for All Administrators
Classroom Libraries – for All Administrators
Summer Opportunity for All Educators: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Project 2019 Summer Intensive Seminar – for All Administrators
Save the Date: KCKPS 2019 Continuing Education Fair – for All Administrators
ILPs for EL Students
from Kristen Scott
Just wanted to update you on this compliance item for all EL students. All that is required by the state at the end of the year on ILPs is to log their current KELPA scores.
Our plan is to have this information automatically populated on the ILP once we receive the scores in May. Thus, your staff will not have to do anything with ILPs at the end of the year!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you.
Teacher Transfer Window – Opens March 18th
from Ariel Kitting
As a reminder, the Teacher Transfer Window opened March 18th, 2019 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on March 29th, 2019. A separate and more detailed notice will go out to teachers via email on the 18th.
To be eligible, teachers must have completed 3 or more years of service in KCK by the start of the 2019-20 school year and they must hold appropriate licensure for the position(s) they wish to be considered for.
Once applications are submitted, you may begin to receive candidates for consideration if you have open ATF???s in Talent Ed. If you select an internal candidate to recommend for hire, please follow the same, standard recommendation for hire protocol as you would for any hire.
Surplus Items Available
from Beth Porter
The following items are available on a first come first serve basis. Please email Beth Porter if you would like to claim any of these items.
1. Black Lateral File Cabinets
2. Black Rolling Task Chairs
3. Podium/Presentation Cabinet
4. Round classroom tables
5. Cherry Wood 2 drawer executive desk
6. Cherry Wood 4 drawer executive desk
7. Black & Silver lobby chair
8. Black Executive Desk Chair
9. Brown Wooden Executive Desk
10. Brown Rolling Computer Desk
11. Light blue lobby chair
12. Wooden 6-drawer locking file cabinet
13. Pedestal Desk
14. Tall Black Metal Storage Cabinets
15. Black & Grey Pedestal Desk
16. Black Metal Bookcase
17. Black Rolling AV Cart
18. Various Student Chairs
19. Clover tables
20. Clover table with dry erase top
21. Kidney tables
22. Rectangular classroom table
23. Tall Cream Colored Storage Cabinet
Black rolling task chair
Podium-presentation cabinet on wheels 1
Podium-presentation cabinet on wheels 1.1
Cherry wood 2 drawer executive desk
Cherry wood 4 drawer executive desk (2)
black and silver lobby chair
Brown 4 drawer executive desk
Rolling computer desk 1.1
Rolling computer desk 1.2
Rolling computer desk 1.3
Wooden locking file cabinet
2 drawer pedestal teacher desk
Tall lateral file cabinet 2
Black metal bookshelf 1.5ftx34inx41in
2 Tall black metal cabinets 6ftx3ft
Clover table 3ftx3ftx23in
Clover table with dry erase board on top
rectangular table 4ftx2ftx28in
Tall cream colored storage cabinet 1.1
Tall cream colored storage cabinet 1.2
from Kristi Chalk
It???s that time of year. Spring is here, and with that comes the opportunity to think about reorganizing many classroom items, resources, and materials. Questions have recently started to surface concerning the management of classroom libraries. Here are a few suggestions when thinking about how to preserve, repurpose, and purge the literature that is available to our young readers:
Old books or no books?
Consider the condition of the books in the classroom library and whether or not they still hold interest for young readers. If books are gently used, and students are still engaging with them, devise a plan with a content PLC or a grade level team to decide what might work best. Students might be interested in a particular series or genre. Individual teachers might also formulate a plan for what types of books their students might want to have access to. Give yourself (and teachers) the permission to reshuffle and redistribute, based on what works best for your building needs.
Time to Purge?
Whether keeping books or redistributing them, remember that the goal of the classroom library is to cultivate the love of reading and continue to foster habits of good, independent readers. Here are more specific examples of how classroom libraries could be redistributed (not a complete list): ?? Offer books at a parent night or a school event.
- Consider offering books as prizes for students.
- Consider individual student interests. Most students would welcome the opportunity to select specific books that they could hold onto. Let students choose the books they would like to take home.
- More specifically, ELA teachers might be inspired and energized to organize books for literature circles.
To summarize, sites should consider the condition of the books and interest level for use in the building in whatever capacity the site chooses. It is highly encouraged that the books selected, which are not remaining in the building, should be offered to students/families before discarding them. Any books that are in poor condition should be discarded. It is important to note as well that books which are given away will not be replenished.
“. . . remember why we build classroom libraries in the first place: so our students will fall in love with reading and find the right book at the right time. We cannot offer our students meaningful book access with damaged, outdated, or uninteresting materials.”
-from The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller and Susan Kelley
Summer Opportunity for All Educators: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Project 2019 Summer Intensive Seminar
from Kristi Chalk
Please forward this information to all staff members. Culturally relevant pedagogy will be addressed through multiple-lenses during this four-week learning opportunity.
Seminar Information PDF
Save the Date: KCKPS 2019 Continuing Education Fair
from Kim Smith
This week, I will send out the attached flyer to all buildings regarding our upcoming continuing education fair. The envelope is addressed to building secretaries, so please thank your secretaries for me, for distributing the flyers to all staff!
We have invited 17 Universities and Colleges to Central Office for a Continuing Education Fair. This is an excellent opportunity for certified and classified staff to receive information from multiple colleges about continuing education opportunities (some colleges offer discounted tuition rates). There will be representatives available to speak with staff interested in the following programs:
- Continuing Education Courses for Licensure
- Adult/Accelerated Bachelors and Masters Programs
- Programs for adding additional endorsements to current teaching license (Ex. ESOL, SPED)
- Programs for adding leadership endorsements (Ex. School Leadership)
- Alternative Routes to the Classroom/ Transition to Teaching Programs
- Para/Aide to Teaching Programs
- Programs for Associate Degrees
- Dual Bachelors and Masters Programs
- Terminal Degrees
- Non-Degree Seeking Professional Development Opportunities
Please share this information with your staff. We would like to garner support for this event by having great district-wide attendance!
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Professional Workforce Development team.
Continuing Education Fair Flyer PDF