Elementary ELA Cadre Opportunity – for Elementary Administrators
Social Studies Cadre Opportunity – for Elementary Administrators
Principals, please read and forward to your ESL Staff??- for All Principals
Student Count – Very Important – for All Principals
Elementary ELA Cadre Opportunity
From Jen Fergerson
ELA Cadre will be starting up again and I would appreciate you taking the time to recommend teachers from your building.
Learning Goal for ELA Cadre 2015-2016: Develop supports for planning Rigorous units of study in Writing
??? understand reading like a writer
??? understand the process of planning a rigorous unit
??? understand the role of learning goals/standards within a unit of study
??? understand workshop model (Whole Class Lesson-[mini-lesson-demonstration, conversation, inquiry], Independent Writing and Conferring, Share Time)
??? understand genre specific units of study
??? use characteristics of text to develop understanding of units of study
??? identify professional texts that support the implementation of writer???s workshop
Criteria for Selection
??? Is open to new learning and is a great model of what is meant by “be a learner”.
??? Has attended Writer???s Workshop Professional Learning Sessions with District consultants (Isoke Nia, Matt Glover)
??? Has experience or some basic knowledge about most of the Foundational Targets
??? Has experience with unpacking standards
??? Can operate as a leader and support others
To ensure equity among buildings, teacher application does not guarantee acceptance into cadre. If you have teachers that are interested, please feel free to forward them this communication, along with this link.
All applications are due by Wednesday September 23rd.
Social Studies Cadre Opportunity
From Teri Fulton & Jen Fergerson
Social Studies Cadre will be starting up again and we would appreciate recommendations for teachers from your building.
Learning Goal for Social Studies Cadre 2015-16:
Determine the cognitive complexity of learning goals and their alignment to Performance Tasks
Criteria for Selection: Teachers who???
*Have experience and learning involving Rigorous Unit Planning
*Are currently using Learning Goals and Standards, Unit Maps, and Performance Tasks to plan for Social Studies instruction
To ensure equity among buildings, teacher application does not guarantee acceptance into cadre. If you have teachers who are interested, please forward them this message, along with this link.
Please have teachers respond no later than October 1 in order to be considered.
Principals, please read and forward to your ESL Staff
From Kristin Scott
Good Morning ESL Team,
Pre-K and Elementary, all of your teacher schedules and push-ins in websilk should have been approved by your principal and the ESL teacher. Keep in mind, that you only split teacher???s schedule as needed to adjust the push-in times, and create individual student schedule as needed for pull-out.
Secondary, all of your push-ins should already be entered in websilk. Principal or ESL teacher do not need to approve schedules.
If you have not entered the push-in or pull-out, these need to be done ASAP or no later than this Friday, Sept. 18th (this is the last day you can enter any schedule). DO NOT touch any schedule after Sept. 18th. Websilk will be locked on Sept. 21st.
If you are done with the schedules, you can start working on your ILPs. ILPs are due October 15th, and it is ongoing for the rest of the year.
All of your Weekly meeting logs should be up-to-date in websilk. We still show a lot of school have not entered your meeting log yet. This is ongoing for the rest of the year.
All current ESL students should be identified by now and entered in websilk by this Friday as well. This too is ongoing for the rest of the year.
If you have any questions about Sept. 20th count, please contact Connie. If you have questions about student’s code, please contact Chavonne.
Student Count – Very Important
From Bridgette DeSmet
This is a reminder that there is one more practice count scheduled for Friday, September 18. It is imperative that we receive your accurate count in a timely manner. Please remember that the counts is more than just a head count. The numbers reported should reflect the inclusion of all students who attended at least one day since the beginning of the school year. Students that have transferred, dropped or withdrawn should not be included in this count.
Our final count will be Monday, September 21.
Please contact me if you have any questions.