Friday, August 22, 2014

8/22 ERS

Started the day recording this video in preparation for Grade Level Team Meetings on 8/29:

Then met with Math and ELA coordinators to plan the Hudson MAP data day FOUND HERE

I then met with building principal to discuss the days events.

Supervised 4th grade recess.

Went outside with 2nd grade PE

Went outside with 4th grade PE.

Supervised conversation with community member.

Worked on iObservation schedule for the staff.

Logged in to iObservation.

Reviewed comments about settings on a google community.

Sent email about 8/29.
"Hi all,

Just wanted to give you some more details and set expectations for the morning of 8/29.

FYI:  We will be joined by the staff from Clark Elementary.  

IMPORTANT:  We will start right at 8am.  Please join us at 7:45 for a light breakfast in the atrium area outside the gym.
THOUGHT:  This experience is active so please come dressed comfortably.

Below is the experience we had as a district leadership team this past summer. Hopefully this will give you an idea of what to expect.

The morning will start with a presentation from the WG police department.  They will set the stage for the experience of the day and go over statistics, objectives, strategies, details, etc.  They have an extensive powerpoint.

Next you'll join a team and learn a valuable strategy for an active shooter situation called "Barricading a door."

You'll come back together in a large group and discuss the experience and prepare for the next experience.

Afterwards you'll head back to the team room and be faced with an active shooter simulation.  During this experience you will be required to make a decision based on information as to whether or not to once again barricade the door or exit the building.

We'll wrap up and process the experience, discuss what happened, discuss emotions and ask questions.

Please understand this whole experience is set up to inform and arm you with knowledge.  This experience will also allow you time to think about how we'll protect our kids should a crisis situation like this happen at our school.

Any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask."

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8/20 DLT, ERS

Started the day at DLT (District Leadership Team) discussed:

  • VICC program
  • Involving Senior Citizens
  • August 29th PD day
  • Criteria for Distinction
  • Debriefing 1st day of school
  • Supt Update
headed over the Edgar Road to:
  • Have lunch with 3rd grade
  • get photo taken for Stlmag
  • Meet with counselor and building principal
  • draft 8/29 email to staff
  • checked email
  • emailed dese about a report
  • helped 3rd grade class with FAST plants
  • Assisted with dismissal
  • Read through mail from mailbox

Stuck Around for Open House

Office: ERS
ERS: 95
CC: 5

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8/19 WGHS

Started the day making the slides for the Flip Teaching meeting next week.

Made Slides for Social Studies Vertical Team

Made copies of Timeline, learning goals and content alignment for vertical team.

Created Summary of MAP data for Hudson found here.

Processed MAP data for Clark, Bristol, Computer School.

Made sample site for 8th grade Forces and Interactions unit.

Wrote script for facilitators for the 8/29 date.  Sent it on to them.

Arranged for copies for 8/29.

Organized MAP data for Hixson over the last three years to notice trends in the data by standard.

Read through comments of the Social Studies Curriculum.

Started editing draft 56 of Culture and Cultural Diversity

Facilitated SS Vertical Team 1

Office: WGHS
ERS: 0

8/19 Hixson, WGHS, Hixson

Started the day meeting with colleague planning 2nd year social justice email.

Sent the email.

Added dates to calendar for the year approved by Asst. Supt of CNI.

Made slides for Grade Level:




Sent email request for volunteers for 8/29 K-5 PD.

Met with Coordinator for Gifted Programs about supporting Science and Social Studies in the K-5 classroom.

Made copies and packets for Avery MAP PLCs next week.

Processed Hixson MAP data. Sent to building admin.

Processed Hudson MAP data. Sent to building admin.

Attended 8th Grade Science Department Meeting.

Monday, August 18, 2014

8/18 ERS

Started the day answering emails, welcoming kids.

I walked around and welcomed every teacher and some classes to a new week.

Printed Avery MAP data for future conversations.

Met with Principal to plan:

  • Observation spreadsheet
  • MAP data designations
Pulled down MAP data in Math, Communication Arts and Science.  Disaggregated the data and sent to teachers.

Got into SIS to pull down student information for this year.

created report of last years MAP dat with this year's student list.

Got into classes
4th grade
1st grade
5th grade

After School took the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

8/15 Coordinator Retreat

Discussed Summer Joys

Reviewed August 8 presentation

The Collaborative - Draft Concepts

Planned August 29 pd

reviewed Preschool - 12th Grade New Teacher Program including summer orientation

Revised the program evaluation process

Office: CC
ERS: 0
CC: 100

Thursday, August 14, 2014

8/14 ERS,CO

Started the day at Edgar Road.

Entered classes to share the "about me" slide

At 9:30am I headed over the CO to meet about the Science Curriculum

I finished introducing myself to all the classes.  I just have Kindergarten on Monday.

I met with the principal to go over tasks of:

  • New student folders
  • Mandatory Training
  • Reading
  • Tardies
Began drafting curriculum revisions for Monday's submission. reviewed:
  • Scale, proportion and quantity
  • Structure and function
  • Stability and change
Office: ERS
ERS: 95
CC: 5