I hope that you enjoyed a fun, relaxing and energizing Thanksgiving Vacation.
We DO meet as a staff this week. Please see detailed schedule below for the time which we expect you to join us.
1:45-2:45 Interim Benchmark Assessments (grades 3-6)
2:45-3:00 ELPAC Overview (all grades)
3:00-3:15 Dr. McNamara (all grades)
Learning and Innovation Writing Labsite (one day):
On Wednesday, November 29, members of the Learning and Innovation team will visit Emory and host a writing labsite. The purpose is to support our work implementing writing workshop. Please bring your questions. We will have roving subs and you will be released for a pre- meeting, labsite observation and debrief. Please leave plans for your absence.
|Session 1||Location and Session||Participants (5/6)|
|8:10- 9:00||Lesson Observation||25 Goulding||Shelly||Angelica|
|9:00- 9:40||Lesson Debrief||23||Melinda||Don|
|Session 2||Location||Participants (3/4)|
|10:25- 11:15||Lesson Observation||14 Castellanos||RoseAnn||Erika|
|11:15- 11:50||Lesson Debrief||23||Leslie||Tracy|
|Session 3||Location||Participants (TK-2)|
|12:40-1:25||Lesson Observation||2 Acosta||Christy||Sharon|
As you can see, on Wed. Nov 29, we will meet in room 23 for our labsite. For this day, we will need to re-locate PLC to room 24. Please see Eunice or Carlos to obtain a key for day or to have the room opened.
We are excited to continue to host students from Point Loma Nazarene. As a reminder, these students are enrolled in an art class and this will be their first time teaching students. We are excited to for these students to provide two lessons about a famous artist to our students. Thank you Dene, Sharon, Georgina, Maria, Rebecca, Jeanne, RoseAnn, Leslie, Aranzazu, Monica and Erika!
First Lesson Nov 28 1:30-2:25
Second Lesson Dec 5 1:30-2:25
Employee of the Year Breakfast:
We are very excited to learn the names of the Emory certificated and classified employees of the year. Please join us this Thursday, Nov 30 at 7:40 a.m in the lounge for breakfast and our celebration.
Hour of Code:
Again, Emory will participate in international event- The Hour of Code….. Dec 4-10 during International Computer Science Week. I suggest finding time on Friday, Dec 8th, however, any hour during the week that works best for your class is good, too.
Check out this link for student tutorials and videos.How to teach one hour of code
Dec 6th Network Wednesday:
Our next network Wednesday is Dec 6th at Emory. I need volunteers to host PD in classrooms. Please let me know if you are interested. This is the day when the members of our Professional Learning Network (Bayside, Emory and Central) come together to learn as a network. We expect to have four or five sessions available for you to choose one to attend. I will update you as I have more information available.
Teachers’ College Visit:
On Thursday and Friday, Dec 7 and Dec 8. Beth Hickey will lead professional development for teachers in grades TK-2. We will have roving subs release you, please plan to provide lesson plans. Christine Ilkin’s first visit to Emory is Jan 22-24 to support teachers in grades 3-6.
ILT January Visit:
The District will host a traditional Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) meeting on Thursday, January 11 at the District Office. Before we leave for winter break (Dec 15), I need to know the name of the person who you would like to represent your grade level/specialist team. You may maintain the previous representative or your may select someone new. Please let me know if you need assistance selecting a representative.
Leveled Literacy Intervention:
Google Expeditions- now what:
Thanks so much for helping make the Expeditions Augmented Reality happen!!
You may wish to complete the Pioneer Program feedback form
While the Expeditions AR feature hasn’t been generally released, in the meantime, you can still take your students on virtual field trips with Expeditions! Here are some helpful links to get you started.
***I’m not sure how easy or translatable to chromebooks this will be, but wanted to share in the event that it helps you.
- Download the Expeditions in the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.
- We recommend a tablet for the guide and smartphones with Cardboard, a virtual reality viewer, for the explorer. You can purchase a kit with the recommended devices. If you want to put together your own kit, you can use the app with tablets and phones. The devices need to meet the followingspecifications.
- List of available [VR] Expeditions
- Need Help? Please visit the Expeditions Help Center.
- Want to see how other teachers are using Expeditions?
Report Cards in Cum Folder:
Reminder– please place a copy of each trimester one report card into your students’ cum folders.
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