Wednesday, November 26, 2014

11/26 ERS

Started the day welcoming kids in with the morning drive.

Interviewed staff for safety and security.

Worked through keys in the office to find resources to lock up staff's personal belongings.  This took hours.

Created report for building principal.

Submitted work orders for locks and doors missing key safety and security features.

Shoveled snow for dismissal.

11/24 Social Justice Workshop

Facilitated workshop with 2nd year teachers and Educational Equity Consultants.

After school went over to Hixson for department meetings.

Friday, November 21, 2014

11/21 WGHS, ERS

Started the day at the Coordinator meeting where we discussed:

  • Board retreat
  • books
  • bookshelves
  • Cabinets and organization
  • Tax Levy and Bond
  • Venture Cafe and more

Headed over to ERS to write yesterday's blog post :-)

Clean out emails

Do math with a 3rd grader

Remade the Safety and security form for next week: 

Worked on the "Culture of Yes!"

Drafted Letter of Recommendation for teacher

11/20 WGHS, DLT, VPP

Started the day meeting with 5th grade Science facilitators.  We discussed the agenda:

They completed:

I also facilitated a conversation at Central Office DLT meeting around "Moonshot Thinking"

I headed back over to the Science facilitators to check in and provide guidance

I then met with the district director of Technology and a staff member at Avery to discuss the Volume Purchasing Program.  I alter repeated that same meeting with the district's director of instructional technology.

I then met with the MYSCI staff and the 5th grade team to discuss the units they are piloting.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

11/18 ERS, SS Vertical Team 2

Started the day COLD!  Welcoming students into the school.

Set up for the Aides Meeting with the following agenda:
Minutes found here.

Met with Kindergarten student about behavior in the classroom.

Printed resources for SS vertical Team

Wrote this blog post:

Made Wednesday folder checklist...

Worked on Cross referencing the NGSS with the GLEs
High School
Middle School
Elementary School

Headed over to set up for Social Studies Vertical Team. Minutes taken here.

11/17 Steger Computer School, My Sci

Spent the day in and around classrooms with the Steger/Computer school staff.

Only a few "Official" meetings when teachers signed up here.

After school I went over to WGHS to prepare for the My Sci training and workshop.

Monday, November 17, 2014

11/14 Lutheran South, CO, SSLC

Started the morning with a presentation for 45minutes on flip teaching at Lutheran South.

After had a meeting at Central Office to discuss a communications matrix.

Delivered materials over to WGHS for meetings and shipped Makey Makeys over to Clark.

Headed down to Academy of Science for the St. Louis Science Leadership Consortium.  Where 8th grade shared their unique was of giving students power and ownership of their learning.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11/13 Central Office, ERS

Started the day at central office for the yearly staffing meeting.  I met with the building principal, director of H.R. and the Superintendent.

Met with the director of human resources about talentED and the hiring process when a job is posted.

Headed over to Edgar Road to:
1.  Meet with building principal
2.  worked on Science sites for 6th grade and started on 7th grade.

Met with Mentor to tour the school, discuss leadership and have lunch.

Headed over to Hudson to work on job fair activities and advertising.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11/12 ERS

Got the message about email storage being full.  Had to figure out how to empty the trash.

Checked out the DOME theatre and the shows they are offering.

Talked to two parents about attendance letters that were sent home.

Watched an episode in "THE DOME."

Talked with the St.Louis Rams Street Team coordinator about EdcampWG.

Met with Assistant Supt to discuss:

  • Subs for Friday
  • My Sci Survey
  • Days of the week to split responsibilities
Met with Kindergarten students about a pencil incident that happened in the dome

Worked with a kiddo on solutions to some problems that were happening in the classroom.

Helped in 4th grade Science

Assisted with dismissal

Sent out Aides meeting agenda

edited MYSCI surveys and sent them out

Called back Cardinals and Kendeo

11/11 ERS

Started the day with an interview for the school secretary position at Edgar Road School.

worked on Aides Agenda, met with some aides to get topics for the agenda

read ASCD magazine on Student voice

Met with Webster University staff about Alumni activities.

Met with 5th grade teacher about EdcampWG.

Went into classrooms to help and watch learning.

Ended the day with an interview for the school secretary position.

Monday, November 10, 2014

11/10 Chesterfield Day School, Edgar Road School

Started the day touring the Chesterfield Day school.  I met with their Director of Academics and student services.  The tour focused on learning spaces for students and partnering with classrooms to give students a natural audience for work they are doing.

Headed over to Edgar Road afterwords.

Worked on School Reach phone call.

Worked on a schedule for attending conferences tonight.

Met with 5th grade teacher about EdcampWG

Met with 4th grade teacher about classroom space planning.

Worked on Absent and Tardy Data and letters home.

Worked with a student on disciplinary actions.

Assisted with dismissal.

Attended parent/teacher conferences.

Friday, November 7, 2014

11/7 Computer School, Avery, Central Office, WGHS

Started the day dropping off laminated Studies Weekly to Avery and Computer School.

Then attended the Coordinator meeting at Central Office which overlapped with the

Headed over to WGHS to:
Work on HS Science Course progression:

Ordered materials for kindergarten

Worked on HS Math Course progression:

Watched EntreLeadership videos:

Developed a Kindergarten My Sci Evaluation form:

Developed 4th grade MySci Evaluation form:

After school met with the leaders of the Saint Louis Science Leaders Consortium to plan 11/14 meeting.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11/6 Avery, DLT, ERS

Started the day at Avery helping 4th grade with their electricity unit.  Students investigated using Makey Makey's

Attended the DLT PD group on "JOY at work."  We toured WGHS and watched for evidence of "JOY" at work and in the workplace.  We saw teachers and classrooms demonstrating joy.  Met and discussed Joy in the workplace.

I then headed over to ERS
Worked through some shipments.
Answered emails

Read "School for Today" report and wrote out comments/questions.

Met with a student about something that was said at recess

Assisted with dismissal.

Afterwords headed over to WGHS to facilitate MYSCI pilot workshop.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

11/5 Avery Day

Teachers signed up for times here.

Attended PLC meetings for 3rd grade

Prepped MAP Science conversation with 5th grade and made this document.

Attended 4th grade Science where kids were working on Circuits.  I then introduced MAKEY MAKEYS

Participated in Science lesson on Sand, Silt and Rocks.

Wrapped up with some Social Studies in Kindergarten

Wrapped up the day with Science Vertical Team

11/4 Powersearching, Hixson, DLT

Started the day giving a presentation on PowerSearching.

Toured Hixson and reviewed progress on meetings in Science and Social studies.

Headed over to Edgar Road to clean up and move things around from one pile to the other :-)

Ended the day with a District Leadership team about safety.

Monday, November 3, 2014

11/3 ERS

Started the day welcoming students into school.  Checked in with every teacher.

Worked in the main office as the principal and secretary were both out.

Performed a Safety and security assessment by talking with every staff member.

Shared results with building administrator.

Updated iObservation for teacher.

Sent email on Social studies vertical team.

Worked front desk from 2-end of school.