“The internet is a part of contemporary public life. Engagement with technology is key to helping youth understand the world around them.”
Our main goal from the outset of this new teacher evaluation system has been to create more conversations around teaching and learning. Please keep this in mind as we head into the unchartered waters of “unannounced observations” in Burlington. This is not intended to be a game of “gotcha” where evaluators walk into teachers classrooms when they least expect it. This is intended to be an opportunity for all of us to share examples of the Burlington Public Schools Great Eight in action. We look forward to sharing in those discussions!
Stay tuned for the next post which will share a few of the logistics of Unannounced Observations.
THE EVENT THAT STARTED IT ALL RETURNS TO BURLINGTON THIS APRIL!
9AM-12PM1:1 School Visits at elementary, middle, and high school locations
Marshall Simonds Middle School which is fully 1:1 iPads in grades 6, 7, and 8.
Burlington High School which is currently an Apple Distinguished 1:1 iPad School for grades 9-12.
8AM-4:30PMThe New England 1:1 Summit at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington
One of my colleagues asked me today about embedding a Google calendar on her blog. Since I made the screen captures of the steps to share with her, I figured I would share them here as well in case anyone else is interested.
Step one: Click on the cog on the right hand side of your calendar and choose settings.
So I recently had to make a call to a relative regarding his son’s Twitter account because I had come across some pretty disturbing material on the 15-year old’s feed. When my relative answered the phone I asked, “Have you ever checked (his) Twitter feed?” Not surprisingly, my relative responded, “never.”