1. Student Continued Engagement Plans when Systems are Down
Here are the updates for this week: http://utvamsteam.weebly.com/k8-updates/teaching-time
K-5 Update on last week's data:
Middle School Update on last week's data:
The Legislature made changes to the reimbursement amounts for Teacher Classroom Materials.
This is a short, but great article on teacher evaluation for Becky, Desi, Angie, Heather, Melanie, and Deb!
Student Data Spreadsheets
Natalie Roberts gave the HS teachers an amazing gift - a specially designed spreadsheet that each teacher can use to generate a student data spreadsheet. Columns include student information, LC info, 504 or SPED.
Natalie made a jing of how to use the spreadsheet and what report to run from TV:
Tasks for this week:
I thought you'd like quick access to some valuable google docs:
I found some crazy awesome TECH tips/sites/apps over the weekend on some pinterest scrolling.
I did find 4 students who have siblings that are in the EL program that I need to contact about screening. Two are Kindergarten, one 2nd grader, and one 9th grader.
Every Friday Megan Nordstrom sends out a Data Compliance Tracker email to our special education faculty. You are all cc:ed on that email. The purpose of the tracker is to be transparent on IEP Compliance. We will be adding two additional tabs to the tracker for Child Find and Evaluations once school starts. Please watch the recording so you know how this tracker can support you in your positions.
Data Compliance Tracker - password is utvase
In addition to grade level/content PLCs, special education teams meet in a PLC. So you are aware of their additional PLC requirements, here is what they review.
Special Education PLC
"How Leaders Can Improve Their Thinking Agility" by Jesse Sostrin.
I've included the first 2 paragraphs for you:
Leaders operate with near-constant deficits of time, energy, resources, and focus, which keeps them locked in a perpetual state of catch-up. This reality erodes quality contemplation. Although there are strategies to help you react to the urgencies of the day without sacrificing time to reflect, the value and impact of your thoughts are not simply a measure of minutes. Rather, they can be measured by the thinking agility you apply to changing priorities and circumstances.
More specifically, your capacity to reflect dynamically amid the constantly shifting work landscape is what counts most. The strongest lever you, as a leader, have over how you manage your people, projects, and priorities is your own thinking. Yet worry about being able to equip a new generation of leaders with this ability is keeping a majority of the world’s CEOs up at night.
On Wednesday, August 16th, K12 will deliver the latest Students First update to all employees and school teams. To accommodate busy schedules and time zones, there will be three dedicated viewing times throughout the day.
2:00pm | 4:00pm | 7:00pm
You will be able to access to webcast using the following link:
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User ID: students2017
K12 has always been about putting the students we serve - and their academic success - first and foremost in everything we do. To achieve that goal, we must foster a culture of professionalism, service, transparency, accountability, and most important, the highest level of integrity at every level of our organization - from our schools and support structures to our leadership and corporate governance.