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Oct staff mtg

  1. 1. Staff Meeting October 3rd, 2012 Senator Duffy Public School “My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” Sir Ken Robinson
  2. 2. Agenda      Safety Spotlight - Machine Guarding Learning Skills Focus School Improvement Goals and work Writing Reflecting/Student Voice
  3. 3. Safety Spotlight - Guarding  http://www.tvdsb.ca/videos.cfm?vid =380
  4. 4. Look for safety hazards Put away extension cords after use. Do not “daisy-chain” power bars. Use a step ladder at all times for putting up high items. Report possible Health & Safety problems immediately to David.
  5. 5. Learning Skills Focus      Responsibility Cooperation How will you instruct students in these skills ? How will you measure these skills What are the learning goals for these ?
  6. 6. Learning Skills Responsibility Organization Independent Work Collaboration Initiative Self-Regulation
  7. 7. All teachers shall  implement a daily comprehensive "Balanced Literacy Program" in K - 8 consisting of read aloud, modeled writing, shared, guided and independent reading and writing.  implement a comprehensive "Balanced Math Program" to include teaching through and about problem solving.
  8. 8. Guiding Documents Balanced Literacy Junior Intermediate Achievement Charts found in curriculum docs Growing Success Know this document and shape your program accordingly—this is a key document that explains expectations for your grade. Use extensively as you plan your assessment and evaluation—be able to back up your grade by reference to the document. Ont. Government policy on Assessment , Evaluation and Reporting—consistent with TVDSB Policy and must be followed Know them, use them, refer to them…they are your key documents.
  9. 9. Photocopy Winner  Forrest Gump – 14,997 copies
  10. 10. School Improvement  # of students writing at level 4 will improve by 10% in each grade as measured by report cards and EQAO   Writing – 27% at level 4 on EQAO Increase the reflective component in all areas of the program to enhance student learning
  11. 11. Reflection Activities  Teams works on activities to share
  12. 12. Writing Goal  handout
  13. 13. Writing Improvement       Ideas that are interesting and important. Ideas are the heart of the piece — what the writer is writing about and the information he or she chooses to write about it. Organization that is logical and effective. Organization refers to the order of ideas and the way the writer moves from one idea to the next. Voice that is individual and appropriate. Voice is how the writing feels to someone when they read it. Is it formal or casual? Is it friendly and inviting or reserved and standoffish? Voice is the expression of the writer's personality through words. Word Choice that is specific and memorable. Good writing uses just the right words to say just the right things. Sentence Fluency that is smooth and expressive. Fluent sentences are easy to understand and fun to read with expression. Conventions that are correct and communicative. Conventions are the ways we all agree to use punctuation, spelling, grammar, and other things that make writing consistent and easy to read.