Date

PLC Topic

Important Dates

Comments/Notes

9/3/2015

Norms & Expectations


PLCs 2015-16
  • 9/4 BOG Practice Activity
  • 9/7 Labor Day- No School
  • 9/9 3rd Grade BOG Test
  • 9/10 Curriculum Night 5:00-5:30 (Food) 5:30-6:30 (2 sessions)
    Washington DC meeting 6:30-7
  • 9/11 Day of Remembrance
1. What materials do you want in your data notebooks?
2. What materials and/or support do you need for Curriculum Night?
3. Need to have built in data notebooks days- possibly complete during BARK the week after testing is complete.
9/8/2015

Standards-Based Grading

Standards-Based Grading 2015-16

5 Learner Centered Questions:

* What will you teach based on the SCOS?

  • How will you teach it?

  • How will you know if the students learned it?

  • What will you do if they already know it?

  • What will you do if they didn’t learn it?

  • 9/10 Curriculum Night 5:00-5:30 (Food) 5:30-6:30 (2 sessions)
  • 9/11 Remembrance Day- Wear red, white, and blue
  • 9/12 Global Transformation Day (8 to 12)
  • 9/14-18 Grandparents Week
  • 9/15 ESL Night Info Night (5:30-6:30)
  • 9/17 mClass Window ends
  • 9/18 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra
1. How do you analyze student work now?
2. What is mastery?
3. What work samples do I keep in the portfolio?
9/17/2015

Instructional Rounds

  • Set expectations
  • Review form
  • Visit classrooms (20 minutes)
  • Debrief

  • 9/18 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra
  • 9/21 (K-2) meet with Cynde Gilmore & Boy Scout Meeting
  • 9/21 Science kits delivered
  • 9/24 Teacher of the Year Banquet- GO MRS. RECKER!!!!
1. Did you see evidence of our school focus in the classroom visit?
2. Did you see evidence of EQ's or I can... In the classroom? Were they aligned to instruction?
3. Were anchor charts used and/or posted? What subject were they aligned to?
4. What are your take-aways?
9/24/2015

mClass Data Analysis


North Newton

Create:
SMART Goals
Tracking Triangle
  • 9/24 Teacher of the Year Banquet- GO MRS. RECKER!!!!
  • 9/28 mClass window closes for kindergarten
  • 9/30 Positive contacts and field trip information due to Mr. Whitener
1. What strategies will I implement in my classroom to improve student learning?
2. How will I assess student learning?
3. How will BARK look in my grade level?
10/1/2015

Science

Super Scientists
  • 10/2 Teacher Workday- Digital Day (8 to 12) and Global Kick-off (1 to 4)
  • 10/2 Taco Bar starting at 12:15
  • 10/6 Math Night (5:00 to 5:30 food and 5:30 to 6:30 2 sessions)
  • 10/19-10/23 CASE 21 1st Qtr. Benchmark tests
1. Who will be willing to do eportfolios through Canvas?
2. How super are you with science instruction?
10/8/2015

Core Instruction

  • Multi-Tiered System of Support
  • Layering of Support
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Tier 1
  • Evidence Based Practices
  • MTSS Team


MTSS
  • Go over district, school, and teacher DIBELS & TRC
  • Revisit SMART goals and make adjustments





  • 10/13 3rd Grade Naglieri beginning at 8:45
  • 5th will go to specials during 3rd
  • 3rd will go to specials during 5th
  • 10/16 Fall Pictures
  • 10/19-10/23 CASE 21 Assessments
  • 10/26 Optional Teacher Workday
  • 10/27 Read to Achieve Test for transition students
1. What does the mCLASS data tell us?
2. What does it tell us about the Core Instruction in your grade level and classroom?
3. What are our strengths and weaknesses?
10/15/2015

Module 1: Globalizing Your Classroom


Third Grade Global Lesson: Module 1
Second Grade Global Lesson Plan: Module 1
First Grade Global Lesson Plans
Fourth Grade Lesson Plans
Wright's Global Lesson Plan
Arndt's Global Lesson Plan
Tharpe's Global Lesson Plan
Kindergarten Global Lesson Plan
Fifth grade global lesson plan
Special Area Global Lesson Plan
  • 10/16 Fall Pictures
  • 10/20-10/23 CASE 21 Assessments
    • Tues.-Reading
    • Wed.- Math
    • Thurs.- 5th Science
    • Frid.- Make-ups
  • 10/26 Optional Teacher Workday
  • 10/27 Read to Achieve Test for transition students
1. How can I continue to make my classroom more global?

2. How can technology be integrated in my global lesson plan?
10/29/15

Module 1: Globalizing Your Classroom

Continue working on Module 1 Global Lesson Plan

Third Grade Global Lesson: Module 1
Second Grade Global Lesson Plan: Module 1
First Grade Global Lesson Plans
Wright's Global Lesson Plan
Arndt's Global Lesson Plan
Tharpe's Global Lesson Plan
Kindergarten Global Lesson Plan
Fifth grade global lesson plan
Special Areas Global Lesson Plan

Global Resource:


handprint flag.PNG
  • Tonight- Dance Performance 5:30-6:30
  • 10/30- Awards Assembly (K-2) 1:15 & (3-5) 1:45 & HALLOWEEN DANCE
  • 11/2-10/24 Toy Drive
  • 11/3- Report Cards Go Home
  • 11/4 Ident-a-Kid Pictures
  • 11/10 Rai Robinson's Shower & Painting of the Flag in music room in honor of Veteran's Day
  • 10/11- Veteran's Day- No School
  • 11/16-11/20 Classroom Spelling Bee
1. When will this global lesson plan be taught?
2. How will this lesson impact global awareness in the school?
3. What follow up will you have after the lesson is complete?
11/5/15

Data Analysis (3-5) & mClass Progress Monitoring (K-2)

CASE 21 & DOK Review
District Data
Data Analysis CASE 21
  • 11/10 Rai Robinson's Shower
  • 10/11- Veteran's Day- No School
  • 11/16-11/20 Classroom Spelling Bee

11/12/15

Data Analysis (3-5) & Standards Based Report Cards (K-2)

CASE 21 & DOK Review
District Data
Data Analysis CASE 21
  • 11/16-11/20 Classroom Spelling Bee
  1. What kind of formative assessing are you currently doing?
  2. What are you doing to reteach?
  3. How do you maintain progression through standards?
11/19/15

Explicit Instruction: Part 1

Explicit Instruction

EdSphere
EdSphere for struggling 3rd grade and 3/4 transition students (Must happen for 30 minutes a day for these students)

  • We can only use the Reader and Paragraph edit sections.

Teacher accounts-
Username -
first name_last name
Password - readlastname

Student accounts -
Username -
first name_last name
Password - student id #
  • 11/19-11/20 Classroom Spelling Bee
  • 11/24 Career Day & Toy Drive Ends
  • 11/25-11/27 Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/16 School Spelling Bee
  • 12/17 Christmas Around the World
  1. Why is explicit instruction so important?
  2. How does explicit instruction fit in the MTSS model?
  3. How does explicit instruction look in your classroom?
12/3/2015

Explicit Instruction: Part 2

Explicit Instruction

For next week:
Complete Module 2: Culture in the Classroom
  • Complete questionaire
  • Watch videos
  • Be thinking about Christmas Around the World
  • 12/8 Progress Report
  • 12/16 School Spelling Bee
  • 12/17 Christmas Around the World

1/28/16

Writing Analysis & CASE 21 Data Analysis

District Data
CASE 21 Data by teacher
Teacher Review

Create SMART goals
Tracking Triangles

GLT Updates:


Culture Kits: Are ready and will be kept in the lower building
for 3-5 in the lounge and the K-2 kits in the teacher’s lounge

  • Make an i-movie commercial with the kids to showcase our event!
  • Each class put together a 30 second video of a dance for another country and put together as one i-movie to showcase in the office and email out (due February 12th). Use the green screen (Baker & Greaser) in the library or in your classroom
  • Email final videos to Kelly Jarvis by February 12th
  • Use the song “__We are all connected__

Example Dance Video
  • 1/29 District Spelling Bee @ NCMS
  • 1/29 Awards Assembly
    • K-2 (1:15)
    • 3-5 (1:45)
  • 2/1 Read Across America t-shirt orders due
  • 2/2 Report Cards go home
  • 2/5 mClass window closes
  • 2/9 Music Performance (6-7)
    • GLT meeting at 4:00 in Brown's room
  • 2/12 iMovies due for International Festival
Consider these questions as you look at you writing:
  • What strengths and weaknesses do you see from your writing scores?
  • What instructional strategies can you use to improve writing?
  • How is writing taught in your classroom?

Consider these questions as you look at your CASE 21 Data:
  • What strengths and weaknesses do you see?
  • What ah-ha moments were there for you?
  • “Let’s look at question _. Why did the students get it wrong?”
  • “What did the students need to be able to do the get that question right?
  • How was this more than what they are able to do with you in class?”
  • “What’s so interesting is that they did really well on question # but struggled on question #__ on the same standard. Why do you think that is?”
2/4/16

Data Analysis

**

NNE Historical TRC Data
  • 2/5 mClass and K-2 math assessments due
  • 2/9 Music Performance
  • 2/12 iMovies due
  • 2/15 Regular School Day
  • What do you see in your data?
  • Think about what you are currently doing. Is it working?
  • What do we need to do differently to improve our mClass results in our class?
  • Are you doing progress monitoring with fidelity?
  • Are your stations individualized?
2/11/16

Standards Based Grading

  • Rate yourself
  • Review SBG
  • Watch video
  • Discuss issues and positives so far from using SBG
  • Analyze student work
  • Next Steps

SBG Rubric.PNG

K-1: Finish working on writing math SMART goals
  • 2/12 iMovies due
  • 2/12 Valentines Dance
  • 2/15 Make-up Day
  • 2/19 School-wide Music Performance (9:00-10:00)
  • 2/22-2/26 PE Week
  • 2/25 K-2 Parent Reading Night
  • 2/29-3/4 Read Across America Week
  • 3/1 Reading Under the Stars (5:30 to 7)
  • 3/4 Reading Cafe & Visiting Readers
1. How do you analyze student work now?
2. What is mastery?
3. What work samples do I keep in the portfolio?
2/18/16

Passport: Module 3- Beyond Your Classroom


  • Complete Module 3 Videos
  • Discuss plan for PBI Project for the International Festival
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
  • 2/19 School-wide Music Performance (9:00-10:00)
  • 2/22-2/26 PE Week
  • 2/25 K-2 Parent Reading Night
  • 2/29-3/4 Read Across America Week
  • 3/1 Reading Under the Stars (5:30 to 7)
  • 3/4 Reading Cafe & Visiting Readers




2/24/16

Instructional Rounds

  • 2/25 K-2 Parent Reading Night
  • 2/29-3/4 Read Across America Week
  • 3/1 Reading Under the Stars (5:30 to 7)
  • 3/4 Reading Cafe & Visiting Readers

Important Announcement:

K teachers:

  • 4/20 KEA meeting @ North Newton

  • All 5 domains (9 constructs) must be completed next year


3/3/2016

Balanced Literacy


Balanced Literacy PPT
Important Dates:* 3/4 Reading Cafe & Visiting Readers
  • 3/8 Battle of the Books @ North Newton (9:00)
  • 3/15 ESL Egg Hunt (5:30-7:00)
  • 3/21-3/24 CASE 21 Assessments
  • 3/23 (3-5) Teachers have math training
  • 3/25-4/1 Spring Break
  1. What is balanced literacy?
  2. What parts of balanced literacy can be identified in my lesson plans?
  3. How will I differentiate my literacy stations to fit the 5 Components of Literacy?
4/14/2016

3-5 Data Analysis

Data Analysis
Data Analysis by Teacher

Kindergarten- Kindergarten Registration Plan


1st & 2nd- Go over 3rd Qtr. Writing Prompts and look for common themes

2015-16 Writing Prompt Analysis

Complete Marzano & Teacher Empowerment survey!

Important Dates:

  • 4/16 International Festival
  • 4/19 Report cards go home
  • 4/20 5th Grade Science Comprehensive Test
  • 4/21 Tossed Away Play 3rd & 4th Grade @ 12:30
  • 4/22 Little Read Performance at LR @ 9:30
  • 4/23 Little Read Awards Ceremony
  • 4/26 KEA Meeting @ 3:30 at Shuford & Science Night from 5:30-6:30
  • 4/28 SIT Meeting at St. Stephens Elementary for PBRC @ 5:30
  • 4/29 Arbor Day
1. What strategies will I implement in my classroom to improve student learning?
2. How will I assess student learning?
3. How will BARK look in my grade level?
4/21/16

3-5 Data Analysis

Data Analysis
Data Analysis by Teacher

K-2 EOY Math Assessments

Important Dates:
  • 4/21 Tossed Away Play 3rd & 4th Grade @ 12:30
  • 4/22 Little Read Performance at LR @ 9:30
  • 4/23 Little Read Awards Ceremony
  • 4/26 KEA Meeting @ 3:30 at Shuford & Science Night from 5:30-6:30
  • 4/28 SIT Meeting at St. Stephens Elementary for PBRC @ 5:30
  • 4/29 Arbor Day
1. What strategies will I implement in my classroom to improve student learning?
2. How will I assess student learning?
3. How will BARK look in my grade level?
5/12/2016

EOY Reminders & Roster Verification


Instructional Coach EOY Checklist
Cumulative Folder Checklist
__Letterland Intervention Form__
-due by the end of May

mClass:
  • EOY mclass written comprehension papers need to be put in the writing folder
  • Print mclass student reports to file in cumulative folder
  • Print mclass Home Connect letters to go home (start printing on May 23rd)
K-2 State Math Assessment:

  • EOY K-2 State Math Assessment- booklet and summary sheet
  • Send Tammy EOY K-2 Math Assessment class summary sheet


Writing folders:
  • Take up writing folders by grade level
  • Send writing folders to the middle school


Reminders:
  • Make sure there is an RTI form placed in all cumulative folders for students currently in RTI (Ashley will place these in the cumulative folder)
  • Teachers are responsible for checking cumulatives at the BOY next year to look for RTI interventions so they can continue them
  • File EOG Individual Student report in cumulative folders (Cindy will give us 2 copies- one for home and one for cumulative folder)
  • Update __Technology profile sheet__ (gray) Copy these for kinders!
  • PEP’s need to be placed in red folder inside the cumulative folder