Sunday, March 31, 2019

iACT Announcements - Week of 4/1

Upcoming Dates
*April 1 - STAAR Alt 2 Window Opens
*April 2 - Asst. Principal Meeting, TELPAS Submission Day for Holistic Ratings @ RCHS (ESL) 8:30-3:30, Deadline for TELPAS Alt. ratings to be submitted (CTC/Test Admins), Fountas and Pinnell Info session for 5th/6th grade teachers @ 3:30 (Training Room) #TxEdTuesday - More Than A Test
*April 3 - Relay Cohort Meeting in Dallas
*April 4 -
*April 5 - Go Blue for Child Awareness Day, Statewide TELPAS Window Closes
*April 8 - Board Meeting (Recognize Teachers of the Year), Ruth Cherry Presentation
*April 9 - STAAR (Writing 4,7; Math 5,8, English I)
*April 10 - STAAR (Reading 5,8)
*April 11 - STAAR (English II)
*April 12 - All make-up testing complete by today

To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement!
Using movement to enhance learning is effective from preschool all the way through college. Here’s some information about what the research says about movement-based learning, and six different ways you can add more movement to your instruction -

10 Ideas for Digital Exit Tickets
How can we make the most of the end of class? How can we tie a bow on a day of class to wrap everything up?
An exit ticket gives us that opportunity — much like bell-ringer activities help us kick class off effectively.
The name “exit ticket” makes it sound like you need a ticket to exit the room, but exit tickets are final quick check-ins with students before class wraps up. See this link for 10 great ideas for exit tickets -
This WONDERFUL resource is provided through the library resources purchased through the district. Be sure to check it out!

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