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Administration day ppt

  1. 1. ADMINISTRATION DAY JULY 30, 2013 Hale Kula Elementary School
  2. 2. Our Theme for this Year: Making Connections, Building Relationships
  3. 3. Building Relationships ALOHATO OUR NEW TEACHERS!
  4. 4. Why are We Educators? We are here for the children, because we believe we can make a positive difference in their lives.
  5. 5. How We Respond to Our Challenges at Hale Kula  Students are transient and come in at all times of the school year. We have a transition program which ensures that all students and their families are welcome. Some teachers have included a classroom orientation slide show on their classroom web page.  Students may be impacted by a parent’s deployment or training schedule. We have 4 counselors and a PSAP child associate who work with students individually or in small groups to address concerns.
  6. 6. Challenges Continued . . .  Students may have gaps in their learning as a result of being in several different schools before coming to HKES. We have a strong Response to Intervention program which tracks student progress and provides early interventions prior to referral.  Parents may have a negative view of Hawaii’s public school system. We do the best we can to work with and communicate with our parents to ensure student success in our classroom.
  7. 7. Challenges Continued . . .  Students may have social, emotional, or behavioral needs that impact their success in school. We have a strong system of support: a school-wide Positive Behavior Support system and implementation ofTribes; 4 counselors and a School-Based Health Therapist; and a partnership with the complex psychologist andTriplerArmy Medical Center
  8. 8. Challenges Continued . . .  Communication with our school community can be challenging. We communicate in many different ways: Wednesday Folder, school website (, classroom website, Hale Kula Highlights (, P/T conference (9/9/13 to 9/13/13), Student-led conference (2/10/14 to 2/14/14), Facebook page (join Hale Kula Eagles), and communication from teachers and other staff
  9. 9. So Let’s See What’s New for This School Year 
  10. 10. Making Connections/Building Relationships  Educator Effectiveness System ~ Student Learning Objectives ~ Danielson observations ~Tripod Survey with RosterVerifications ~ State-wide assessment with RosterVerification ~ Core Professionalism plan  DataTeams  AVID  CommonCore State Standards implementation  Classroom management  Organizational skills  Professional Development Plus the inconveniences due to our facilities project!
  11. 11. EES and . . . •Common Core State Standards ~ Danielson Framework - 2b (Culture for Learning), 3b (Questioning and Discussion), 3c (Engaging Students), 3d (Using Assessment in Learning), ensuring rigor in the curriculum •DataTeams – assessing, analyzing, determining instructional strategies, reassessing to develop Student Learning Objectives Plan •AVID – focus on skills and strategies to be college and career-ready
  12. 12. EES and . . . • Classroom management – Danielson Framework 2b (Managing Student Behavior) •Organizational skills – Danielson Framework Domain 2 (Classroom Environment), AVID (promoting academic self-management) • Professional Development – Focus on supporting teachers throughout the EES process, Danielson Framework 4f (Showing Professionalism) Our Hale KulaVision – Working, learning, and succeeding together!
  13. 13. Why are We Here Again?  
  14. 14. Problem-Solving Activity Get into your 4 or 5-man teams. Listen to instructions 1. Build the tallest freestanding structure. 2. The entire marshmallow must be on top. 3. Use as much or as little of the kit. 4. Break up the spaghetti, string, or tape. 5. You will have 18 minutes to complete your task 6. Any questions? Ask now!
  15. 15. The Marshmallow Challenge 1) When time is up, you will have some debriefing time with your team. 2) Each person should complete a feedback form at or  a_tower.html
  16. 16. Opening of the School Year Packet  Your group has 1 hour to review the information in the Opening of the SchoolYear Packet.  At the end of the hour, discuss what you read and what was most important to you.  Go to  User name – halekula Password – eagles  Post a comment on “Opening Packet.” You can add a new post-it or respond to another comment.
  17. 17. The Afternoon  Watch required videos.  Copy machine training – strongly suggested that all teachers sign up and attend (15 minute blocks)  Complete summer assignment if you have submitted it already.
  18. 18. Schedule for the Rest of the Week  Wednesday, July 31 – Breakfast at 7:30 in the cafeteria, teacher work day New student/parent orientation , 3:00 in the cafeteria with class list postings to follow at 4:00  Thursday, August 1 –Training on EES and SLOs in the cafeteria with Jan, 8:00-12:00; Meet and Greet event from 2:00-3:00.  Friday, August 2 –Teacher-directed day; grade levels to determine the agenda.
  19. 19. Final Thoughts  “PullingTogether”