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  1. 1. EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Welcome to Edina Public Schools! Learning Acronyms!
  2. 2. E.D.I.N.A. <ul><li>E very </li></ul><ul><li>D ay </li></ul><ul><li>I </li></ul><ul><li>N eed </li></ul><ul><li>A ttention </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  3. 3. What is ECC? <ul><li>Edina Community Center </li></ul><ul><li>Home to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referred to as Building 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Special Ed (ECSE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Library and Professional Development Center (3 rd Floor of ECC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normandale Elementary School (2 nd floor) </li></ul></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  4. 4. What is DMTS? <ul><li>District Media & Technology Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd floor of the ECC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TIS : Technology Integration Specialists: Molly, Mike & Scott </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Technology: Dr. Mike Burke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Support Specialists </li></ul></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  5. 5. What is T & L? <ul><li>Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd Floor of the ECC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of T & L: Jenni Norlin-Weaver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Research & Evaluation: Thel Kocher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOSA’s (what is this? You’ll find out on the next slide) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connie Gastler: CEU Queen (Continuing Education Units) </li></ul></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  6. 6. What is a TOSA? <ul><li>Teacher On Special Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy: Mary Kirchoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math: Scott Woelber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K-5 Curriculum: Isa Punchard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6-12 Curriculum: Mark Laven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Coach: Chad Schmidt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts: Bob Ouren </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifted Coordinator: Deb Richards </li></ul></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  7. 7. What is MCA? And NCLB? And AYP? <ul><li>Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Test given to students in grades 3 rd - 11 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Provides us with Edina’s State Report Card </li></ul><ul><li>NCLB stands for No Child Left Behind </li></ul><ul><li>AYP stands for Adequate Yearly Progress </li></ul><ul><li>If students don’t do well on the MCA, Edina doesn’t meet AYP and we have to deal with NCLB! </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  8. 8. What is NWEA? And MAP? And RIT? <ul><li>NorthWest Evaluation Association </li></ul><ul><li>Company that administers our MAP tests </li></ul><ul><li>What does MAP stand for? </li></ul><ul><li>Measures of Academic Progress: a test given once or twice a year in grades 2-6 </li></ul><ul><li>The MAP test gives each student a RIT score . RIT stands for Rasch Unit . The RIT score shows the instructional level at which the student is currently performing. </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  9. 9. What is RTI? <ul><li>Response To Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>A method of academic intervention designed to provide early, effective assistance to children who are having difficulty learning </li></ul><ul><li>3 Tiers of Service for all students </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  10. 10. What is a ATTPS? And an IC? <ul><li>Alternative Teacher Performance Pay System </li></ul><ul><li>New for the 2008-2009 School Year </li></ul><ul><li>IC’s are Instructional Coaches that will work with you on a personal and school goal </li></ul><ul><li>Replaces what Edina teachers had to do: a PGT: Professional Goal Target </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  11. 11. What is IEP? <ul><li>Individual Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Used for Special Education Students </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  12. 12. What is PLP? <ul><li>Personal Learning Plan </li></ul><ul><li>One of the district initiatives is to have personalized learning </li></ul><ul><li>Not an IEP for each child </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  13. 13. What does TIES stand for? <ul><li>T echnology I nformation E ducation S ervices </li></ul><ul><li>TIES is our Student Information Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Manage our testing Data </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Technology Training during the school year and summer </li></ul><ul><li>Host our Online Report Card and Elementary Electronic Grade Book </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  14. 14. I-Cue not I.Q. <ul><li>I-Cue is our Data Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers enter Reading and Math assessments into I-Cue </li></ul><ul><li>MAP & MCA scores are loaded into I-Cue </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers take Attendance on I-Cue </li></ul><ul><li>Report Card is Housed in I-Cue </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Electronic Grade Book is in I-Cue </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  15. 15. What does ICCCAR stand for? <ul><li>Pronounced “I CARE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I ntegrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C ompassion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C ourage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C ommitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A ppreciation of Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R esponsibility </li></ul></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  16. 16. What is WMEP ? <ul><li>W est M etro E ducation P rogram </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium of 10 urban and suburban school districts in the Minneapolis metropolitan area </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in 1989 to cooperatively address integration issues in the West Metro area </li></ul><ul><li>Open Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Choice is Yours </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  17. 17. What is BRRRG? <ul><li>B udget </li></ul><ul><li>R eduction </li></ul><ul><li>R eallocation </li></ul><ul><li>R evenue </li></ul><ul><li>G eneration </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at how to adjust Edina’s Public Budget! </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  18. 18. What is a NUA? <ul><li>National Urban Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Edina Teachers use Thinking Maps and other NUA strategies to reverse student underachievement. </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  19. 19. What is a FOL? <ul><ul><li>Foundations of Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOL teachers are certified instructors who work with students in Reading and Math during the school day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and Parents receive regular updates on progress via a Continuous Learning Plan, or you guessed it, CLP! </li></ul></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  20. 20. What is a GPA? <ul><li>Grade Point Average </li></ul>EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS