October 11, 2022
THE EPS COMMUNITY
ARE YOU WORKING ON YOUR PAL?
(PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT FOR LEADERS)
Once again, we are supporting EPS educators who are working toward PAL licensure. Participants will receive help collecting relevant district and school data for Task 1, and also help with generating project ideas for Tasks 2, 3, and 4.
Important Massachusetts DESE updates regarding PAL can be found HERE.
This supportive learning network will begin with Zoom sessions in November. If you are interested, please email Director of Remote Learning and Instruction Anne Auger.
JEANS DAY FUNDRAISER
Friday, October 14th
We have a two district-wide Jeans Day fundraiser scheduled for Friday, October 14th. Please make your $5 donations to your building’s administrative assistant. Details are as follows:
Friday, October 14th — To benefit the Chelsea Soldiers Home and its Long Term Care Recreation Fund; final donations should be forwarded to Webster School Administrative Assistant Ella DiPrima.
The Everett High School NEASC Accreditation Steering Committee is creating a new Vision of the Graduate/ Graduate Profile (VOG).
The VOG is a set of transferable skills we want our students to possess by the time they leave high school. In an effort to identify the most important skills, leaders have been collecting input from students, staff, community members, and business and industry leaders. We are looking for more engagement, so please forward the survey to anyone you know (friends, family members, other acquaintances) who might be able to provide valuable insight into what skills are necessary to succeed in today's workforce.
Click HERE to Complete the Survey
NEASC COMMITTEE OPENING
The NEASC Steering Committee is seeking eight EHS staff members to join the Core Values/Vision of the Graduate Committee to analyze the results of stakeholder feedback and use materials from the “Designing the Vision of a Graduate” workshops to develop a coherent and functional Vision of the Graduate document.
Click HERE for complete details.
ESL CURRICULUM COUNCIL
The Everett Public Schools (EPS) is seeking ESL teachers and/or instructional leaders to participate in a curriculum vetting and selecting process. The team will analyze high-quality English Language development programs using a variety of critical factors.
Click HERE for complete details.
Educators Sought to Participate in Virtual PD Day
The 5DP will host its fourth 5DP Shared Professional Development Day on November 8, 2022. The 5DP will continue to explore the theme of Equity for All and are seeking teacher and staff presenters to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom during this virtual PD day. Organizers are looking for a broad range and variety of teacher- and staff-led presentations this year, particularly sessions that focus on racial equity, social emotional learning, strategies for EL and other diverse learners, and wellness. Offerings for specialist teachers and staff (CTE teachers, nurses, counselors, etc.) are also very desirable.
As we did last year, the EPS will offer $300 to any EPS educator who leads a session during 5DP Professional Development Day to help you prepare your presentation.
If you are interested, please apply using the link below.
If you have questions or want to discuss a presentation idea, please contact 5DP Director Becky Wilusz at [email protected]
More details for presenters:
- The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 12, 2022. You will be informed by Friday, October 14, 2022 if your application is accepted. (The PD Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022)
- Sessions should have a connection with the theme of Equity for All. We are looking for sessions on inclusive instruction and assessment practices as well as SEL and self-care for students and teachers.
- Sessions will be conducted virtually (using Zoom or Google Meet). If you do not have a suitable Zoom/Google account, we will find you one to use
- There will be two 60 minute presentations. You can decide if you would like to offer your session once or in both slots.
- You will be compensated for your preparation by your districts in accordance with their rules/procedures for compensation. Please check with your district if you are unclear about these guidelines.
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