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Important Information for Everyone
  • Please Welcome Carrie DeWaters: Ms. DeWaters will be the new Differentiation Coordinator for Englewood Schools. Read more...

Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • Google Apps on iPads: Professional Development Series. Read more...
  • Unity Training: Training for all K-5 teachers who use Unity and elementary building leaders. Read more...
  • Professional Development: DLM/CoAlt Training for teachers of special needs students that give the assessments. Read more...
FYI
  • ELA Receives Bronze Award: ELA was part of a team that created a TabaccoFree303.org campaign that won a bronze award at the Colorado Healthcare Communicators' Gold Leaf Awards ceremony. Read more...



 
Important Information for Everyone
 
 

Meet Carrie DeWaters

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Carrie DeWaters, Englewood’s new “Differentiation Coordinator.”
 
Carrie will support our district’s Gifted Education programming as well as English Language Education. Carrie comes to us with a wide breadth of experience from being a classroom teacher, a district level instructional trainer and most recently an Instructional Coach at a Title 1 School in Brighton. Carrie is experienced in supporting teachers with increasing the quality and effectiveness of classroom instruction through collaboration, co-planning, modeling, co-teaching and observing. She understands how to lead data driven dialogues that support decision making around how to best differentiate, accelerate and/or scaffold instruction.
 
Carrie has a strong understanding of how to support teaching and interventions through the MTSS framework.  She uses best practices, including the Gradual Release of Responsibility model and Backward Planning. She has experience planning and supporting teachers in providing differentiated activities and aligned performance assessments within the plan. She is currently working toward her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Assessment, and her thesis work is focused on English language learners and their access to common core curriculum.
 
Carrie’s enthusiasm for the art of teaching and her desire to support teachers with helping all students learn made her a strong fit for this position.  We are very excited to have Carrie in Englewood.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to Carrie to introduce yourself and to help her feel welcome in Englewood Schools.
 
You can reach Carrie at carrie_dewaters@engschools.net or extension 7027. 
 
 
 
Englewood Schools has been a Google Apps for Education District for a number of years now. But we have a number of new staff and others who need some professional development on how to use Google apps for teaching and learning. This series is focused on teacher use of Google Apps with students. Nonetheless, all staff are welcome to participate. These are hands-on classes so bring your laptops/iPads. Relicensure credit will be offered for each session except June's. These are optional sessions. Attend as few or as many as you need. If registered participants exceed room capacity, a second session will be scheduled.

To register for a session, just find the event on the 2015-16 District Professional Development Calendar at http://www.englewoodschools.net/Page/4188. Then click on the event – more details. Then below the session description, find the attached link to the registration form, click on it, fill it out, and submit. You can also copy the event to your calendar. From within the details of the event, click on more actions – copy to [your calendar]. Alternatively, you can click on the event below to take you directly to the registration form for that session. These sessions will be team-taught by teachers and Technology Department staff. We hope to see you there. (There will be chocolate!)

January 21st – Google Calendar & Gmail
February 18th – Google Sites
March 17th – Google Slides
April 20th – Google Chrome & Extensions
May 19th – Google Hangouts
June 2nd – Preview of iPad Apps for 2016-17

This PD series is aligned to Colorado Teacher Quality Standards 3.D. and 4.B and Colorado Licensure Standards 7.1-7.5.
 
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Unity Training
 
Unity Training by David Woodward, the creator of Unity. This training is for all K-5 teachers who use Unity and elementary building leaders. The training will be held in the Venue at TEC, from 1:00pm-3:30pm on Friday, January 29, 2016.
 
 
DLM/CoALT Training
 
This training is primarily for teachers of special needs students that give the assessments. DLM/CoAlt Training is scheduled for the half release day on January 15, 2016. The training will be at RDAB from 1:00pm-3:30pm.
 
 
 
FYI
 
ELA Receives Bronze Award
 
Our community’s TobaccoFree303.org campaign received a Bronze award at the Colorado Healthcare Communicators’ Gold Leaf Award ceremony. This is a great accomplishment for our entire community, and I want to extend congratulations to Taylor Roberts for his work on TCHD’s end for this project, but also to the kids at Englewood Leadership Academy, Kearney Middle School Boys and Girls Club, Arapahoe County CSU Extension, and Glendale Sports Center who actually created and made the campaign. And of course a huge thanks and congrats to our friends at Evolution who made it happen. -Julie White
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