This week for PLCs we had a presentation from our RTI (response to intervention) team. We discussed various types of assessments that we use in our classroom (summative, formative, pre-assessment, standard based, etc.) and were able to collect ideas from other teachers.
This week we had an all staff T-CAP training. This is district mandated so that we can properly administer the upcoming T-CAP tests.
We then had team collaboration and planning time in which we looked closely at the standards we are currently teaching to make sure that we are encompassing all aspects. I really value the time in which we can share and get ideas from other teachers. I worked with Ms. Willett so that we could share ideas for our upcoming fractions and earth materials units.
Finally we finished our afternoon with a wonderful video about Spencer who has recently received his service dog. He will begin bringing his dog to school after T-CAP. L
In PLC this afternoon, the Bill Roberts staff met in teams to focus on writing. Mrs. Jackson and I decided to work on goal setting for our students, and we’ll meet regularly to set individualized writing goals for them. We will focus on these goals in both classrooms to provide continuous support to each student in his or her area of greatest need. The students will be aware of the goals we have set, and the goals will also be communicated to you so that you can better support their writing development at home. This directly relates to our schools SIP (school improvement plan) in which our staff is focusing on writing, specifically writing standard 2.
You will find information about what the teachers at Bill Roberts are learning about and exploring during our Early Release each Friday from 1pm-3:30pm.