Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Started the day at Edgar Road School.

Worked with guidance counselor on tech issue.

Solved a sub shortage issue

Sent out Arcade Details to teachers to proof.

2/26 Hudson:

2/27 Avery:

I worked with the Science Fair team to organize the space for Science Fair displays.  Those choir risers are hard to move!

At 9am I attended a leadership workshop at Litzinger Road Ecology center.  We discussed:

See Lrec as a resource for classroom teachers and as apartment to classroom teachers.

Bring classrooms here, they provide busses.

Utilizing the local community to best utilizing the school yard and surrounding area.

Focus on supporting the curriculum not adding to.

Schoolyard habitat focus on what's around the school.

Teachers join Lrec staff over the summer to do a 3 day workshop on outdoor education

Also think. About how we can use the school year and surrounding community.

Outdoor place-based education - authentic learning experiences

David Sobol (author)

Presentation given by John Roberts at covenant Christian school.

Sustainable schoolyards

Outdoor sensory space

Afterwords, headed over to Edgar Road to:

Emailed Director of finance regarding the addition of an office space.

emailed facilitators about DLT update

Sent email to Avery and Hudson about Arcade.

Printed resource for Timeline conversation

Watched this video:

Met with building principal

Scheduled Summer PD dates

Watched some of the Hixson Choir performance

Sent emails about summer work to:
K-5 Social Studies facilitators
K-5 Science facilitators
6-8 Science department chairs
6-8 Social Studies department chairs

Sample email read like this:
Hey Team,

In the next couple weeks a sign up form will be coming out advertising summer curriculum work.  We have budgeted for 5 days and for 25 people (invite your colleagues) to be able to work on curriculum.

This summer we’ll be focusing on finishing the work from this year, seen below:
Inventory Resources
Create/Share Common "Assessments"
Revise curriculum document as needed
SWAP PD day (resources/Assessment/Activities)
Create Equality of resources
Determine CORE experiences
Purchase Resources
Create Teacher Training DayS at Schools (End school Year)
And completing our summer work, seen below:
Have Teacher Training Days at Schools
Develop Reporting Process for Summative Data
Revise curriculum document as needed
Change report cards indicators
Revise student experiences
Although we’ve always been flexible with dates, this summer will be a little less flexible than in years past due to budgeting.

Every “day” will be counted for no more than 6 hours.

If you and your team want to work on the dates offered, GREAT!

If you or your team want to work on different dates, we will still try and be flexible with that as much as possible.  What I will ask of you and the team is if you plan to work 4 days, but those 4 days will happen on different dates, just sign up for the 5 dates offered and work with me to finalize details of when/where.  The importance of signing up for what’s offered is for budgeting purposes.

Any questions?  Send them my way!

Wrapped up the day meeting with the director of personnel.

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