Opening HMS Staff Meeting 2009


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Opening HMS Staff Meeting 2009

  1. 1. HMS Opening Staff Meeting August 31, 2009 Starting a new adventure for the next half-century... 1 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  2. 2. Donna’s favorite teacher 2 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  3. 3. Schedule for the rest of the day Lunch is scheduled for 11:45 Prep for first day: 12:50-2:50 We’ll finish up tomorrow after school. 3 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  4. 4. Staff Changes Jackie Kleiner Becky Perkins Tracy Hughes Erin McMyne Christine Ball Dick Fortier Adrienne Peters-Methods student from Colby-Sawyer SAU changes: Steve, Jean Eaton, Ann Gater, Nancy Tanner Moving on: April Lakevicius, Laura Wuellenweber, Rich Schaefer, Amanda Rucci, Heather Ciance 4 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  5. 5. Essential Questions for the Year Truly “Changing the World” What do we want our students to learn? (Curriculum) How will we know if they learn it? (Assessment) What will we do if they don’t learn it? (Instruction) How do we continue growing professionally? (PD) How do we continue building partnerships with the community? (Communication) How do we balance teaching our students and keeping the “trains running on time”? (Logistics) 5 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  6. 6. Stuck on an Escalator 6 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  7. 7. What do we want our students to learn? 7 Saturday, September 5, 2009
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  10. 10. A Place for UbD Think about its place in your teaching. Review/Overview sessions will be given. Resources available on HMS Wiki 10 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  11. 11. Subject area Curriculum Focus Math-Math academy this year Power Standards Year 1 of Science 11 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  12. 12. Work of the Assembly Committee Members: Dott Blanchard, Kathy Forgiel, Bonnie McAuliffe, Holly Patterson Goal: To organize and develop overall plan of school wide assemblies for the Harold Martin School academic year that support the district philosophy and the Harold Martin 3 B’s Positive Behavior Plan as well as work together as a community to teach and develop student’s character, citizenship, social and emotional responsibility. 12 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  13. 13. How will we know if they have learned it? 13 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  14. 14. The Role of Data Balance in an era of standards and testing: On the one side: You don’t fatten the calf by weighing it (G.Wiggins) On the other side: If you want to improve it, measure it. The trend toward more outputs than inputs Alfie Kohn weighs in. Achievement vs. Learning Common Assessments 14 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  15. 15. What about Technology? Enduring Understanding: Technology initiatives have to improve upon the instructional, curricular, or assessment practices we already value. Our students are changing. The Role of DPs this year The Harold Martin School Wiki Report Cards on X2 New web site 15 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  16. 16. Web 2.0 Try one thing! Podcasts Twitter Blogs Web Site Wikis Video 16 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  17. 17. Digital Portfolios This summer: DP Manual with Directions and Timeline for the year Goal for the year: not add new components but utilize the tool. Month of Sept., check out your class. 17 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  18. 18. What will we do if they do not learn it? 18 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  19. 19. RTI Summer Curriculum work from Bonnie Early staff meeting A brief reading ahead of time A bit of review of what RTI is An understandable, workable procedure Plenty of resources available 19 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  20. 20. How do we continue growing professionally? 20 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  21. 21. PD for the Year Math Web 2.0/Technology X2-report cards Strong plan for IAs Utilizing Staff Meetings CPI Hillsboro/Hopkinton Day 21 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  22. 22. TEP and Classroom Observation a bit more choice... Coaching-collegial observation Walk-Throughs Video-Taping A bit more prep prior to TEP Development 22 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  23. 23. TEP Planning Questions How will I examine my math instruction this year, given that we are in the year of “study” for math? Considering the PD I received last year in writing, what changes am I going to make to my writing instruction this year? (This includes the Exit Skills Checklist) What role do the concepts of UbD have on my practice? What is one thing I am going to change in regards to technology? How do I see myself implementing the expectations around spelling instruction? 23 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  24. 24. Staff Meetings Sharing The Craft Different classroom for each non-IA meeting Briefly sharing after every workshop that is attended Tuesday Schedule First: Building Wide Staff Meeting/Professional Development Second: Department Meetings, i.e. Special Education, and Team Meeting PLC Time Third: Teacher staff meeting/Professional Development Fourth: District and School Committees 24 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  25. 25. How do we continue building partnerships with the community? 25 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  26. 26. New Web Site haroldmartinschool 26 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  27. 27. How do we balance teaching our students and keeping the “trains running on time”? 27 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  28. 28. Facility Changes MPR Floor Walkway-Celebration on Oct. 8 Door locks Rm. 203 Baseball Field Working with Lowes 28 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  29. 29. Health Topics Health forms-updated CPR and EPI-pen training for field trips Allergies Anaphylaxis H1N1 29 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  30. 30. Tech Talk-Karen Ezen 30 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  31. 31. Food Service Chat 31 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  32. 32. First Day of School Long Tailed Monkeys Reminder for tomorrow morning-have everyone outside Lineup by class as usual? 32 Saturday, September 5, 2009
  33. 33. Nut and Bolts United Way-need an HMS rep. NEC Methods, Student Teachers Free stuff: Trap tables, small book case Bulletin Board by main stairs-anyone? Handbook/Confidentiality sign-off First Day AM/PM bus by 1 PM Spelling Corrections to office Send home: student insurance, emergency card for parents to edit, medical info sheet, hot lunch menu HMS going green Attendance logged at the latest by 8:30 Reimbursement for purchases needs to be approved except for the $200 classroom $$-that needs cancelled check and or receipt. Workshops: MLP first, submit reg. to office and once P.O. is approved (and not before) register for the course. Be tidy in the supply room Let office know if you have not enough workbooks, desks, missing order, schedule conflict Second Step schedule sing-up on office window. 33 Saturday, September 5, 2009