January 20, 2018

UPDATES – WEEK OF JAN. 14TH

2ND QUARTER & 1ST SEMESTER REFLECTIONS: Reminder that teachers’ reflections are due Friday – Jan 18th. Please use the attached template as it also addresses literacy feedback.  Reminding everyone of our 3 focus areas: Standards-based Instruction aligned with Common Core Literacy based instruction; and Assess student growth data per PLC sessions KAUAI MATHEMATICS SUMMIT: Pleased to share that all three high school math teachers including a teacher from each middle school and Kauai Community College will be participating in an island-wide partnership. Beginning late January, this 2 – 3 year partnership will target the four areas listed resulting in a stronger pedagogical alignment and hopefully using…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF JAN. 7TH

2ND QUARTER & 1ST SEMESTER REFLECTIONS: Reminder that teachers’ reflections are due by Friday, Jan. 18th. Literacy updates have been added to the template to get a more comprehensive picture. I will provide a comprehensive report shortly after the 18th. Please note that while there may be always a number of initiatives to be addressed, we will remain focused on these 3 key targets. My commitment is to stay focused and it is also clearly reflected within our AC/FIN plans. Bottom-line, let’s remain focused on these three areas and it will result in positive student growth! Standards-based Instruction aligned with Common…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF JAN. 2ND

                                                              Happy New Year!!!   WE are truly blessed with that opportunity and common bond in providing our students an education second to none.  We have a strong team of adults willing to make that difference, students with their own special ways of learning, and strong community/business support.   In this new year may we all continue to be grateful and hopeful in knowing that we are making that positive…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF DEC. 10TH

FINALS WEEK: With the end of the first semester upon us, let’s go that extra step in being considerate throughout this entire week. Students need to be in their classes on time, minimize excusing students out of your classes, keep noise levels reasonable and there should be no class parties happening during any class time. To ensure ample time addressing finals, correcting students’ work, grades, and providing counselors list of identified students for next week’s intercession classes, teachers may use Wednesday’s morning TDPPT and the afternoon SLC Team HUI/ACADEMY time. REGISTRATION: As of last Friday, there are a good number of students’…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF DEC. 3RD

OAL 1 – STUDENT SUCCESS: LITERACY: Want to express my appreciation as per meeting with teachers, the students’ samples really provided a good picture as to the level of literacy focus. As you are aware, Common Core State Standards is very clear about literacy instruction across all disciplines and with the upcoming end-of-course exams that’s literacy based, strongly recommending that PLC (especially within TDPT) discussions are focused in sharing and learning from each other. Should you need further support, please feel free to ask your team leaders and/or administration and we’ll be sure to follow-up. Reminder to please be sure…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF NOV. 26TH

GOAL 1 – STUDENT SUCCESS: LITERACY: Administration will continue meeting with teachers to review student literacy progress & products. Reminder to keep some students’ work samples that reflects various degrees of quality. As we transition to Common Core State Standards, literacy instruction is an expectation across all disciplines. As accountability for student growth model will be measured per formative & summative assessments, end of course exams, and student surveys, strongly recommend PLC time is documented strategically especially within TDPT.  GOAL 2 – SYSTEM SUCCESS: Session with Michelle Swanson: Michelle Swanson will be working with HUI/ACADEMY leaders, counselors, and administration all…

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