Staff Newsletter » October 29, 2021

October 29, 2021

FROM THE DISTRICT

FINAL REMINDER FROM THE 5DP

The 5 District Partnership is in the final stages of preparing for the 5DP Shared Professional Development Day on November 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More than 3,000 teachers registered! 

You should all have registered and received a confirmation of your courses from the 5DP.  If you have not registered you need to email cdavis@chelseama.gov as soon as possible and someone will register you. 

Click HERE to see courses with availability. You need to pick courses for both sessions. 

On Tuesday you will access both the keynotes and your session through THIS PORTAL.  The password to access the page with links and other information is "5DP".

 

MANDATORY TRAINING

A reminder to all staff that you need to complete the state’s mandatory 51A and ethics training courses. This applies to all teachers and employees, with the exception of those who completed the courses as part of our New Teacher Training in August.

Please print out the certificates of completion and give a copy to your building’s Administrative Assistant. 

To complete the 51A Mandatory Training, click HERE.

To complete the Commonwealth’s ethics training, click HERE.

TECH TALK

YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST 

Seesaw, an easy-to-navigate online learning platform perfect for younger learners or learners with low literacy, is now available on Clever for grades 1 through 5.  

Using Seesaw's tools, teachers can:
1. Find ready-made assignments and create interactive assignments with audio and visual scaffolds.
2. Upload assignments that they already have and embed scaffolds for differentiation.
3. Quickly add audio and visual instructions to assignments, enabling even low literacy students to access these tasks independently.

Students can also creatively use Seesaw's tools to respond to assignments with drawings, writing, pictures, and audio or video recordings.

For tutorials on how to use Seesaw, please click HERE.

SPOTLIGHT ON EPS STAFF

HELPING HANDS

Madeline English School teachers Danielle Nadeau and Jen Nigro are selling bracelets to raise money for one of our students who is currently battling cancer. Please consider participating in this worthwhile cause. Details HERE.

A group of staff members, two rows, in a gymnasium, all wearing red

WEAR RED FOR BRANDON!


Parlin School teachers and staff were enthusiastic participants in Wear Red for Brandon Day on Friday, September 22nd. Thanks to the countless EPS employees who have joined the effort to help support Brandon.

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