The Lion's Pride

Instructional News and Events at LMS

Vol 1, Issue 5

This Week...

We're following the A Schedule (1-2-3-4-5)
"Way Back WIN"

Monday, 9/29: 50's Day

Tuesday, 9/30: 60's/70's Day

Wednesday, 10/1: 80's/90's Day

Thursday, 10/2: Pink Out the Panthers!

Friday, 10/3: Fan Day

Show Me The Data!

On Wednesday, September 17, we had our first Data Meeting of the year. The core subject teachers discovered new ways to use STAR data for instructional grouping.  They used a graphic organizer to help plan instructional activities and resources for one of their classes.  Also, the report used was under "Record Book"

September Collaborative DAy

We were able to spend Friday, 9/26 together for 1 of 4 collaborative half days for this school year.  Our focus for this year is differentiated instruction.  We spent half of our time together discussing RTI: Response to Instruction.  The other half of our time was spent in content area groups.  Departments were able to share Tier I strategies that prove to be successful for differentiation via Padlet.  

Instructional Spotlight:
Mrs. Breeden

Mrs. Breeden is beginning her 8th year here at Liberty Middle.  She teaches Pre-AP World History, World History, coaches Soccer, cheerleading, and is the assistant Athletic Director. She is extremely organized, enthusiastic, and uses strategic teaching methods to reach all learners. She enjoys using the six thinking hats strategy .  Connect in room 110 with Mrs. Breeden to learn how this strategy can work for you!

Mrs. Breeden and her Pre-AP World History class during a Socratic seminar.

Tech Tool Spotlight

Have you ever used Padlet?  It's a quick and Easy way for students to collaborate.  It's free, and you are able to Save Padlets for future reference. Check it out!

What is an example of Tier 1, 2, and 3 instruction? Email me first for a prize!

Last Week at LMS...

Lots of Lions Learning!

Click through my Instagram album from last week to see what's happening in the halls at LMS!  I was at an Instructional Partners Network Retreat  with Mr. Brown in Florence September 18-19, so some pictures are from the retreat!

Twitter Tuesdays!

If you haven't already, join the hashtag #mcslearn for all things Madison City Schools!  

On Tuesday, 10/23, please participate in the #MCSLearn Twitter Chat: "Desert Island Tech Tools: What you can you not live without?"  It's easy!  If you're new to Twitter, come by room 119 during your planning and I'll set you up!  It's amazing what you can gain by becoming a part of a Twitter Professional Learning Network! (PLN).

Connect with me!

Courtney Horton
Instructional Partner
Liberty Middle School
281 Dock Murphy Drive
Madison, Alabama 35758
256.430.0001 ext 119