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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Changes to the website

Example of personalization

If anyone is looking for evidence of student work that integrates reading, writing, speaking and multimedia; if anyone is looking for evidence of personalization; if any is looking for outstanding application of technology to curriculum, have I got a website for you.

Check it out, but beware: there is a bit of salty language here and there.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Evidence collection & more

We spent some time today planning for evidence collection.

We placed evidence boxes in four department offices. Each box is labeled with its respective standard. We will add more as we collect more boxes.

We also revised the evidence submission cover sheet, merging elements from the CAS-provided template and the form used by the science department during its recent Tri-State visit.

We set up a YouTube channel, and cloned our blog, giving all certified faculty editing rights.

We also created 60 posters of our Core Values/Beliefs and Learning Expectations - one for each classroom. We will distribute them to the department chairs at next Tuesday's meeting.

Finally, we are working on developing a digital companion form to the hard-copy evidence submission cover sheet. There is still some debate as to how this will be used, but we feel there is sufficient justification to warrant creating the form.