BTNT Meeting Sept. 16, 2014

Goals:
  1. Collaborate with Mentor and Peers
  2. Determine Efficient and Effective Solutions to Daily School and Classroom Challenges
  3. Access Thinkgate and Understand Formative Assessment Process
  4. Understand Progress Report Process

Agenda

Classroom Management Scenarios

Travel around the room with your mentor to look at the posted scenarios. How would you resolve the various issues?  When you return to your table, discuss as a group how best to handle each.  Elect a scribe to post your responses in the Padlet.  See what the other groups have to say and refer back to the responses when the situations arise.

Formative Assessments

Formative Assessments start next week.  English and Social Studies are on Tuesday 9.23 and Math, Science and World Language are on Thursday 9.25.  Here's everything you need to know about how to login to Thinkgate and give an assessment.

We track data for the 4.5, 9 and 13.5-week assessments in one huge Google spreadsheet.  You will fill in your own data and then it will be discussed as an ELT.  Here's the spreadsheet from the Spring if you want to see what it looks like.

Progress Reports

Progress reports will go home to students on Thursday, Oct. 2.  This is a carbon copy quadruplicate form.  You will receive them in your mailbox the day before.  You should fill out the tops with names and your course info the night before.  For your first block, you can also fill out the grade and any comments.  Have a printout of your Angel grades (you have to use the 1st Quarter report to see overall grades) so you can collect the forms each block and quickly fill them out during class.  Most teachers attach a grade to the signed return of one of the sheet.  You can also attach a printout of a progress report (helpful for those with D or lower grades), tutoring options or other parent communication.  Make sure you follow up with any parent from whom you don't get back a signed report.  The progress report should not be your first communication with the parent of a student who is failing your course!  Here are directions on how to print a progress report for individual students.