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2 The Middie Mile From Here to There with Pride

3 NWEA MAPs This NWEA MAPs testing window is over today. You did a FANTASTIC job; we couldn’t have done it without you! You will start to see directions on how to access your beautiful data in your inbox next week.

4 Google Tips Find Resources by File Type! 1.Start at 2.Put your search term in quotes (i.e. “French Revolution”). 3.Add Filetype:ppt to search for PowerPoints. [pdf (PDF), ppt (MS PowerPoint), xls (MS Excel), doc (MS Word), rtf (Rich Text), swf (Shockwave)]

5 On Rigor Rigor is the goal of helping students develop the capacity to understand content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative, and personally or emotionally challenging. -Richard W. Strong, Harvey F. Silver and Matthew J. Perini, ASCD, 2001 “ ”

6 ProgressBook and Grade Cards End of the grading period timeline: Parent Access All parents and students need to register using the personal registration code received in the mail. Usernames and passwords from last year are invalid. ProgressBook support for parents: End of the Grading Period Window Opens to Enter Final Grades Window Closes to Enter Final Grades Report Cards Posted/Sent Home 10/18/1310/11/1310/23/1310/28/13

7 Upcoming PLCs: Elementary October 23 PLCs in Buildings October 30 With Coaches Instructional Strategy: Conferencing (DQ 2: 10, 12 journals/response logs; DQ 3: 14, 19 workshop activity while conferencing)

8 Upcoming PLCs: MMS, HV, Central October 23 Grade Levels Central K-5: grade levels working with subject areas 6-8: Math - Christina Sherman: PARCC overview; continue mapping sequence of Go Math SS & Science – course of study ELA - mini lesson work/formative assessments Read 180 and System 44 – correlate to common core Music/Art – Course of study; strategies PE/Health – SLO/assessment work

9 Upcoming PLCs: MHS October 23 PLCs in Building Content Focus HCESC – PARCC Allison Curran – Social Studies Steve Geresy – Science Lisa Campbell – ELA Kelly Wagner - Math

10 In education it isn't how much you have committed to memory or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know and it's knowing how to use the information you get. William Feather William A. Feather was an American publisher and author, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Jamestown, New York, Feather relocated with his family to Cleveland in “ ”

11 Characteristics of Good Questioning Q —Quality Don’t waste time on questions that are unclear, confusing, or irrelevant. U —Understanding Make sure your questions lead to an understanding of content. E —Encourage Multiple Responses Questions with more than one answer lead to higher levels of thinking. S —Spark New Questions If your question encourages students to ask more questions, you’ve stuck gold.

12 T —Thought-Provoking Prompting students to think is the truest aim of good questions. I —Individualized Customize questions to your content and to your students. O —Ownership Shifted to Students Give students the opportunity to create their own questions. N —Narrow and Broad Some questions are focused, some more open-ended. Use a balance. S —Success Building Remember the goal of all questioning; successful student learning. Wow, these really support rigor in my classroom!

13 Middie Voice Survey Students 4-9 should have taken the Middie Voice Survey yesterday or today. Students 3-12 who have not yet taken the survey may do so next week. A staff version of the survey is also in the works, so watch your mailbox to have your Middie Voice heard!

14 Really Good Ideas Stick Around Chinese Proverb I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. Gradual Release Model I do. We do. You do. [ 8 Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction ]8 Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction

15 Community Activities Get your Middie Pride on at the MHS Library October 19 at 9:00 a.m. for Voter Blitz Day! Invest in Tomorrow is looking for volunteers on: October 19 October 26 November 2 Please contact Mark Kerns at

16 What s the fuss? Mathematics literacy is essential for every child’s future.” ‘ [ National Council of Teachers of Mathematics ]National Council of Teachers of Mathematics “ Fantastic interactive learning tools to use with your BrightLink or Eno Board! This week, take a peek at Illuminations [http://illuminations.nctm.org]http://illuminations.nctm.org Khan Academy [www.khanacademy.org]www.khanacademy.org

17 Happy Birthday this Week to: Adrienne VanArsdall Amy Cerminaro Andrea Alexander Angela Tannreuther Candy Parsons Kristi Joseph Leslie Allen Lisa Rowland Mary Chandler Michele Kipp Susan Bidwell Carol Jameson Gretchen Martin Jonathan Brunner Karl Gaston Keri Hensley

18 See you next week!


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