Humanities Lunch 4/30/2015

posted Apr 30, 2015, 7:55 AM by Kay O'Dwyer   [ updated May 7, 2015, 8:20 AM ]
Attendees: Carol Solomon, Pam Miller, Molly Wright, Meghan Hale, Alanna Shone, Matt Cronin, Kay O'Dwyer

*Mon 5/4- Charter Presentation Ceremony event 11- 1:00 - students and work?

*Educator Evaluation
    - focus on goals...evidence for these should meet the elements on rubric.....Suggestions for quality examples to use...
    - final meeting/summative eval. with evaluator by end of May

*Formal Observations - every one will receive one this term...(BoT had initially requested one per teacher per term) 

*Enrichment next year - what about a dedicated day to math/writing/reading vs. an independent study? -focus on skills - taught by classroom teachers rather than volunteers? - C Block and Enrichment combo?
Recommendation - teachers make themselves available to assist/reteach students rather creating an additional lesson for instruction. Using a Tues./Thurs 2:30-3:15 would be an option.

*Writing Support next year?

*Combining global studies and writing to a single humanities grade on report card?

*'c' level assignments in writing  - conversation  to be cont.  What about acceleration in writing? How do we build up stamina? How do we develop greater self-editing skills?