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  • Inquiry Action Plans
    It is time to begin thinking about what you want to research in your classroom!  Inquiry Action Plans will begin in mid-February and finish up in March.  Your Support Provider will guide you on your path as you:
    • Assess your students and reflect on their current status
    • Plan and prepare instruction that is differentiated to meet their assessed needs
    • Teach and assess students' learning related to the inquiry
    • Analyze and reflect on the results and process
    Can't wait to read about what you try in your classrooms!  Wishing everyone success!
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 2:31 PM by Cathy Fong
  • Your Individual Learning Plan will Guide Your Path!
    During the months of September and October, new teachers and their mentors should self-assess on the essential California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). After documenting their strengths and areas for growth, new teachers will select a professional goal for each CSTP.  Be on the look out for professional development that will help you grow in the area you self-selected!  Will you observe another teacher? Participate in a book share?  Attend a training?  Participate in a module on the Iris Center?  Where will your ILP take you?
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 3:45 PM by Cathy Fong
  • Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!
    It's an exciting time of year as we meet our new students and continue our journey as teachers!  

    A few dates to save:
    Participating Teacher Year 2 Orientation will be Wednesday, September 23, from 3:30 - 5:30 in the boardroom at the district office. 

    Participating Teacher Year 1 Orientation will be Wednesday, September 30, from 3:30 - 5:30 in the boardroom at the district office.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and to a great school year together!
    Posted Sep 14, 2015, 4:01 PM by Cathy Fong
  • Inquiry Action Plan
    You should currently be well into implementing your Inquiry Action Plans! Completed plans are due by the end of March.  A complete submission will include a Pre-Assessment Inquiry Action Plan tool, initial student work you assessed, a Post-Assessment Inquiry Action Plan tool, and end student work you assessed.  Looking forward to reading all about what you tried!  You will be asked to briefly share your inquiry at our year-end colloquium so start thinking now about things you can share.
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 1:27 PM by Cathy Fong
  • Mid-Year Portfolio Check
    Congratulations on making it halfway through the year! Hopefully you are feeling more comfortable in your classroom, designing lesson plans, assessing student work, and teaching in general.

    I'd like to offer to meet and do a mid-year portfolio check for any interested PT/SP Team. I would like to review what you have completed thus far and sign off anything I can. If you're interested, decide on a few days that work for both of you and email me at cfong@busd.k12.ca.us.

    Keep up the great work! You are changing lives.
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 2:24 PM by Cathy Fong
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