Learning from your colleagues is an great way to become better at what you do. This year some of the Specialists are helping to lead PD in their specific building while others are still working with staff on a district wide basis. During our October 3rd inservice the Elementary Specialists helped lead a discussion on common formative assessments in Literacy. The staff started off in a large group setting to learn and discuss the work they are doing and then broke into grade alike groups to continue their work on common formative assessments.
Looking for a new way to spice up your lit circles? Add a +One to that reservation and insert yourself into the literature circle conversations.
Mrs. OZ recently restructured her literature circles to include herself in kids' discussions. Being able to listen has allowed her to hear more, make knowledgeable desicions about their learning, and see what gaps are present. Have a peak at the two videos below or ask Mrs. OZ if you'd like to learn more about how she set this up!
A big thanks to everyone who filled out the survey this past month! Each quarter we meet as a teacher leadership group to discuss the survey's feedback, celebrate successes, and further tailor the program to meet the needs of students and teachers at Jesup CSD. These surveys are extremely helpful to these conversations!
Connectors have been working with teachers more intentionally this year in coaching cycles to support them in their efforts to increase student learning.
However, one thing we learned from the survey was that teachers (at least 50%) are missing the visibility of us in their classrooms. For this reason, we’ve decided to bring back Connector Learning Walks.
Connectors have decided to divide and conquer by focusing on one building a month. We’ll be dropping in for at least 10-15 minutes with the intent of increasing student achievement, reflection, and engagement. Each connector will leave you with a piece of reflective information for you to ponder further. While it’s just a quick piece of feedback based on various tools we're learning about, we’d be more than happy to follow-up, come in multiple times, or work with you in other ways. Below are links to each of the tools we'll be using!
We also wanted to let you know that we are still available for you to connect with even though we’re in coaching cycles. Our coaching cycles look different from quarter to quarter (and sometimes week to week), so we are still here for support and to connect you to others in many ways. Tier I activities are ALWAYS available for you! Need a refresher of what Tier I activities are - here you go!
As always, if you’re looking for support, have a suggestion/concern, or just want to say hi, connect with us!
Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming challenges, specialist focus group updates, and other TLC activities this semester! Thanks for all that you do!