Summer has been jam-packed already with trainings and learning! Tons of free Tulsa Model recertifications online, four free Tulsa Model new evaluator trainings scheduled, three days of classroom management bootcamp, two days of learning with Alex Kajitani and Matt Miller, one online book study and a partridge in a pear tree! Who doesn’t want a little Christmas in July? As you can see, summer is a busy time--time we all spend perfecting our craft to ultimately impact student achievement.
The Teaching & Learning team was lucky enough to spend a few days learning even more about the NWEA Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment that many of our member schools use. We have learned so much about using results to close gaps in student learning, creating an “NWEA” culture at your school site and exploring fixed vs. growth mindsets. If you’re a member school and would like to schedule an NWEA MAP training on-site, please visit opsrc.net/pd/catalog. We can’t wait to share what we have learned with you!
Administrators: we know you are thinking about training requirements for yourselves as you prepare for the next school year as well. State-required, Tulsa Model new administrator evaluator training and the Tulsa Model recertification training are free to all of our member schools. These sessions will review the Tulsa Model and background, the rubric, the observation and evaluation process and calibrating using rubric indicators. For recertification training, you can now access all your training materials and assessment online through our members-only portal. You do not need to attend an in-person training for recertification.
The school year is over, summer break has begun and teachers all over are getting a well-deserved break. I hope that you get the rest and relaxation you need to recharge your batteries! If there’s one thing I’ve learned in education, however, it’s that teachers don't really take summer off.
Two questions: Did you realize that customer service within your schools is everyone's responsibility, not just those sitting in the front office? And did you know that DonorsChoose.org is not the only site you can use to raise money for your classrooms?
If you’ve been keeping up with the world of education and tech, you are probably aware that we have some new devices from two tech giants.
Last year Google made an announcement about a new product...