Monthly Archives: January 2013

Teacher Tip Video: Mrs. Benz Differentiates Instruction through Self Assessment

Differentiated Lessons Based on Self Assessment (GCSD Teacher): Mrs. Benz shares a lesson in which students use a pretest to determine what stations they will complete in order to differentiate the instruction.   Advertisements

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Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District

The concept of 21st Century Learning Skills are one of three philosophical foundations of the new APPR system and the NYSUT Rubric we are using for teacher evaluation. A recent blog post on the http://www.edutopia.org site by Ken Kay on … Continue reading

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Free WiFi Access for Athena Student!

Staff: If you would like to access the district networks, please complete the personal device use form (click here to download). Students: Please use the following instructions to access the Athena student wifi network.  If you have found an unauthorized … Continue reading

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Staff Update – Week 21

We are now officially more than half way through the school year.  With the January Regents week behind us we can set our sights on the second semester and begin the push towards June.  Here are the things you need … Continue reading

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Help the “Light Up Athena” Campaign

Light Up Athena is a project raising funds to purchase a digital sign on Long Pond Road.  There are two ways you can help out now, without any cost to you: Clip, Save and Bring In Box Tops for Education found on … Continue reading

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Respect Posters: “Give it to Get it!”

Click the link below to view the powerpoint containing all the different posters in the “Respect: Give it to Get it” campaign. Click here: GIVE IT POSTERS

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21st Century Learning Skills Resources

We continue to look for ways to improve our professional practice as educators and more fully understand the new APPR process as laid out in the NEw York State Reform Agenda. One of the major focal points of this initiative … Continue reading

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Staff Update – Week 20

Need to Know: Tuesday’s Shortened Schedule: Please use the following times for the shortened schedule.  Anna will be on the announcements to provide reminders as the bells will not align with the passing times for this day.  Block 1: 7:20-8:00 … Continue reading

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10 Research Based Principles of Instruction

10 Research Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know This is a summary of a recent article in American Educator by Barak Rosenshine. Each of the following principles of effective research based pedagogy is thoroughly supported in both the research … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Great by Choice (by Jim Collins)

Overview: This incredible book tackles the question of why in spite of uncertainty, chaos and market volatility, some companies thrive and others flounder.  Collins tackles this question by comparing companies who out performed their competitors by a factor of 10 … Continue reading

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