Teacher Times #6
October 13, 2015
Birthdays of the Week
Danielle Fenderson 10/17
All meetings that take place must be memorialized with a “decision sheet”.
A copy of the “decision sheet” must be uploaded to the appropriate folder on DropBox by the end of each week, and include:
It is part of all staff’s (not only teachers’) professional responsibility to make sure whatever meetings are held have a record that delineates an action plan.
Additionally, a lot of important dates and resources get shared on a daily basis through the DOE email. Please get into the habit of checking your DOE email accounts DAILY.
Failure to do so may result in disciplinary actions.
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
Teacher's Choice Program Renewed
Like last year, teachers and other eligible staff will have the opportunity to purchase instructional materials and supplies for use in their classrooms through the Teacher's Choice Program. To view the titles of teachers and staff who are eligible for the program, and for specific allocation levels in place during the 2015–16 school year, see the Teacher’s Choice Eligibility Requirements. As noted in the eligibility requirements, high school assistant principals who teach at least one class, certain full-time regular substitute teachers, and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) instructors are also eligible for these funds and must submit required certification forms by October 16. In addition, any staff members who do not want to participate in the Teacher’s Choice Program should complete and submit this Request for Non-Participation (i.e. Opt-Out Form) by October 23. For other key program dates, see here.
For updated program guidelines and related forms, see the Teacher’s Choice website. You may also access program FAQs here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-935-4000.
Pic Of The Week
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
Professional development and student opportunities are posted on the PD and Student Opportunities page. This week’s highlights include:
Elementary and Middle Schools:
Middle and High Schools: