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Use Less Time with 4 New Resources on Pk3TeachLeadGrow.org

As busy educators ourselves we know how precious time is SO we have put together a  “Resources” section in Pk3TeachLeadGrow.org to give you MORE TIME to use these great early learning resources and use LESS TIME trying to locate them.  Let’s take a look…

 

RESOURCE # 1 is for the busy evaluator: Consider using the ideas and strategies in Building an Effective Teacher Evaluation Process to focus on the non-negotiables of

1) Unannounced observations;

2) Announced observations; and

3) Collaborative Planning and Reflection Conversations.  

Take a peek and INCREASE YOUR IMPACT with these tips about Early Learning Evaluation…

RESOURCE #2 is for when you say “I’ve got to know about _____ (fill in the blank) really fast!”:  If you have an early learning topic that you REALLY want to have ideas, videos, and resources for IMMEDIATELY, then Finding the Right Path for You on PK-3 Teach Lead Grow is just right for you.  Scenarios for novice teachers, veteran teachers, and principals are organized around the following topics:

1) Planning Conversations

2) Classroom Environment

3) Classroom Culture

4) Classroom Management

5) Classroom Instruction

6) Classroom Assessment

7) Reflection Conversations

8) Professionalism Conversations

WOW…lots of possibilities ALL organized in one place.  Have fun focusing in on that JUST RIGHT ______ (fill in the blank) early learning topic ☺!

RESOURCE #3 is REALLY for the start of the school year BUT it is never TOO EARLY to start planning:  Let’s say that you really want PK3TeachLeadGrow.org  to be a “GO TO” professional learning resource for your WHOLE STAFF.  The School Rollout Kit takes you and your leadership team through the steps to do just that!  Here’s a preview…

Step 1: Assemble Your Team to Debut PK3TeachLeadGrow.org

Step 2: Answer Frequently Asked Questions

Step 3: Explain How the Danielson Framework Informs PK3TeachLeadGrow.org

Step 4: Tell Staff How to Navigate the Website

Step 5: Encourage Regular Use of the Platform

Just 5 steps so gather up your leadership team and start planning today ( or in the next few weeks) for how to introduce the PK3TEACHLEADGROW.org to your staff for learning success!

RESOURCE #4 is BEST PLACE to START for REALLY BUSY EDUCATORS:  So you have visited PK3TeachLeadGrow.org  BUT you got a little overwhelmed by all the resources.  The Look and Listen Guide it a great place to start with JUST ONE VIDEO ☺!  This resource has you focus on one video that has piqued your interest AND then provides you guiding questions to reflect and connect this video to your instructional priorities.  Do it by yourself with a beverage of choice at the beginning or end of a busy teaching day OR use with your teaching team to capture many ideas and possibilities! Remember, just start with one and see where it leads you and your colleagues from there!!!

National Association of Elementary School Principal’s (NAESP) 2018 PreK-8 Principal’s Conference

Lisa Hood, of Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy, and Pam Rosa, of Rosa Educational Consulting and the Danielson Group, will present at the National Association of Elementary School Principal’s (NAESP) 2018 PreK-8 Principal’s Conference in Orlando, Florida being held July 9-11, 2018. For more information about the conference please see: http://www.naespconference.org/ We will provide more updates about this session as the event gets closer.

Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) Annual Higher Education Forum

On April 19th-20th, 2018, at the DoubleTree Inn in Bloomington, Illinois, the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) is holding its annual Higher Education Forum. Lisa Hood will be presenting to college and university faculty and staff about how the videos and resources available through this project can be used to advance the learning of our future pipeline of early childhood teachers.