Friday, July 29, 2016

Instructional Coaching and MORE

It has been a remarkable week of learning for some of our staff.  We were lead by a great gentleman, from Canada, named Ainsley in the area of Instructional Coaching.  This role was introduced last Spring and will be one that will seamlessly be embedded in the "way we do business" here at Lee.

WHY INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING?  IC gives us a "full-time professional developer, on site, to help incorporate research-based instructional practices." (Knight, 2007)  We will be able to work alongside our coaches in order to work individually to improve our craft as Designers.  Jacque Johnson will serve as our Lead Instructional Coach, but here are additional coaching supports on campus.  We will learn more, together, at our Back to School training and throughout the year, but for those of you that want to learn more, you can check out the CISD Instructional Coach Manual.

New Hire Technology and Badges
New hires will need to take their district technology with you on Tuesday, August 2.  We will be on campus from 7:00-4:00 on Monday, August 1, for you to check out your devices.  Please plan to come by because Ashley also has your design studio and storage room keys and badges ready for you.  THANK YOU, Ashley!!!

New hires also need to go through the following Schoology Course before Tuesday.

Work Hours Update from the District
Please note that there are new work hours for the school year.  We want you to know NOW so that those of you that need to arrange child care, have as much notice as possible.  7:20-3:35 are the Elementary contracted hours.  Please remember that we request that you leave your Wednesday's open until 5:00pm for professional development.  

Please take a chance to fill out this Google Form that includes information about you and your favorites.  This is a tool the office, PTO, and staff uses to treat you and get to know you better.


July 31:  Wendy's Birthday
Aug. 2-5:  New Hire Induction
Aug. 9:  Leadership Meeting
Aug. 10-11:  Kindergarten Assessment Days
Aug. 11:  Residency Verification Day
Aug. 15-19:  Back to School Professional Learning
Aug. 22:  First Day of School

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