Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to share a summer professional development opportunity with ESE teachers.  Join us for a hands-on session in which we will discuss strategies and resources to use when supporting Math instruction with your ESE Students.

When: June 26th, 2018

Where: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123

K-5 ESE Teachers: 8:00 – 11:30 am

6-12 ESE Teachers: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Seats are limited, so please register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com to secure your spot.  A stipend will be paid for this training.  If you have any questions about the training please contact Laurie Boyer at Laurie.Boyer@stlucieschools.org

Summer PD Opportunity – Online Learning Pathways

Summer PD Opportunity – Online Learning Pathways

Are you interested in increasing your use of technology in your classroom to help engage students?  The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to provide Online Learning Pathways that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.  If you would like to learn to use Microsoft tools to enhance your classroom, then choose the online learning pathway that best meets your needs.  We offer a beginner, intermediate and advanced track.  Pathways open in May and close July 20th.  Register online via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Summer Professional Development

Summer Professional Development

The Office of Teaching and Learning invites you to join us for the Math Standards Institute sessions this summer.  Below is a description of the sessions.

Standards Institute Session 1: This training is designed to introduce the learner to the three shifts of instruction in mathematics.  We will explore standards to see the connection between multiple grade level standards.  The three levels of rigor will be used in the standards and tasks.  Mathematical practices will be discussed to understand the “how” of teaching standards and learners will leave with materials and resources they can use for instruction in their classroom.

 

Standards Institute Session 2: This training is designed to make the connection between grade level materials and the district support documents.  The shifts of instruction will be addressed through standards-based tasks as the learner looks for rigor and coherence in a grade level and throughout the grade levels.  There will be tasks to take back and utilize in the classroom.

You can register in Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Summer Professional Development – DBQ

Summer Professional Development – DBQ

The Office of Teaching and Learning is offering a DBQ (Document Based Questions) training for Social Studies teachers in grades 4 – 11 this summer.  You will be trained in all six steps of DBQ’s which helps connect literacy and social studies learning for students.  You can register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Summer Professional Development Learning Sessions

Summer Professional Development Learning Sessions

Engagement Strategies & Critical Thinking

Participants will learn how to engage students in their learning using cooperative learning structures and high yield instructional strategies. The learning will occur online via Canvas so you can learn virtually.

Target Audience: All Teachers K-12

 

  • Date: Monday June 10th
  • Location: Online via Canvas
  • Facilitator: Laurie Boyer

This PD has been designed for teachers going into their second year of teaching this 2019-2020 school year ONLY. Participants will strategies in the areas of dealing with classroom management, curriculum, and the Framework for Quality Teaching and Learning.

  • Target Audience: Teachers entering their 2nd year of teaching in the 2019-2020 school year
  • Date: Wednesday July 23rd
  • Time: 8:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123
  • Facilitator: Dana Miller & Wendy Turner

Accountable Talk

Participants will learn to implement student practices that promote academic discussions and sustain learning in the classroom. Participants will be able to teach students to attentively and actively listen to others, respond to and further develop what others have to say, ensure knowledge is relevant to the topic, and use evidence to support the discussion.

Target Audience: Secondary Teachers 6-12

 

  • Date: Monday June 24th
  • Time: 12:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123
  • Facilitator: Wendy Turner

Register for a session in Frontline at http://mylearningplan.com

 

 

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

3rd Grade Summer School and ESE Extended School Year

June 12 – July 10 (Monday – Friday)

*July 4 – Holiday for All

Students 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: TBD

Title 3/ELL Students

Camp Exploration

June 12 – June 30

Students 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: West Gate K-8

Summer Reading Adventures at White City Elementary   –  June 11 – July 30

Summer Reading Adventures at White City Elementary – June 11 – July 30

June 11th was the grand opening of the White City Elementary Media Center Summer Program.  White City students are encouraged to stop by to check out books and participate in the weekly themed activities.  Deisy Baza and Marissa Thurman learned about fireflies.  After listening to the story of Moongirl by Henry Selick, they enjoyed creating a sequel to the book.  Themes for the summer include, fireflies, butterflies, dragonflies, bats and more.  Several WCE teacher are volunteering their time as guest readers, and lending a helping hand with the activities.

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The St. Lucie County Library System’s Summer Reading Challenge returns offering families a new digital online tracking system.

The Summer Reading Blast Off Challenge runs June 1 through Aug. 3 offering students a chance to win a free Kindle Fire (one will be given out at each of the seven branch libraries), as well as tickets to a St. Lucie Mets baseball game or an all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or the St. Lucie County Aquarium. Even students completing just half of their required reading logs will receive a free popular children’s book.

It’s even easier this summer to track your family’s reading activities with the free Beanstack app. All Beanstack readers earn digital badges along the way and at completion (12 hours) are awarded a 2019 Summer Reading medal. Register as an individual or as a family. Sign up today at https://stlucieco.beanstack.org or download the app from the iTunes or Google Play. Hard copies reading logs will also be available at all branch libraries.

Students in kindergarten through 5th grade need to read at least 12 hours over the summer and bring their completed log to any branch library.

Teens can also take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Young adults (grades 6-12) need to read 20 hours and tell us your favorite moment in each book.

Families with infants and pre-schoolers can also join the competition. The Read With Me Log is for newborns to pre-k children. Parents fill out their activity logs for documenting reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. The Read With Me participants will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket; one at each of the seven locations.

Every child that completes their logs will be entered into the grand prize drawing for the Kindle Fire, which will take place at each branch on Friday, Aug. 9. Beginning June 1, student readers are invited to stop into any branch library to register and to pick up a reading log or sign up with the Beanstack App.

St. Lucie County’s Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored the Friends of the Library, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County and the St. Lucie Mets.

In addition to the reading challenge, the library will be hosting a variety of weekly programs throughout the summer. A schedule of all programs, along with details about the Summer Reading Challenge, can be found on the St. Lucie County Library System homepage www.stlucieco.gov/library or at any branch library location.

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Program

Introducing app-based tracking with Beanstack!

Use your phone or tablet to time your reading, track your monthly minutes and pages, find challenges and more!  Click here to find out more!

Three age groups! Loads of incentives and prizes! 

Read with Me! – Infant to Pre-K
Complete 12 activities with your child to meet the challenge and automatically be entered in the grand prize drawing.

Grades K through 5
Complete 12 hours of reading to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.

Teens
Complete 20 hours of reading and tell us your favorite moment in each book to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one all-day pass to St. Lucie County Pools or Aquarium, and be entered for the grand prize drawing.

Rewards Along the Way
Make it half-way and come in to claim your reward. Complete the challenge and come in to claim your second reward and enter the grand prize drawing.

Grand Prize Drawings
Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into the grand prize drawing for that age group. The grand prize drawing will take place on Friday, August 9, 2019. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

What counts as reading?
You can read to yourself, to someone else, or have someone read to you. You can read books, graphic novels, or listen to audio books.

Book Suggestions
Our libraries are filled with amazing books for you to read all summer long! With lots of books to choose from, check out the lists below for some titles you could use to start off your Summer Reading Challenge!

Suggested for K through 2nd grade

Suggested for grades 3 through 5

Suggested for grades 6 through 8

Suggested for teen

BLAST OFF into summer reading!

Summer School Graduation

Summer School Graduation

Summer school graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Parents, family members, friends, and school officials were in attendance to support the students as they achieved this major milestone.  Congratulations to our graduates! Summer School Grad 1 Summer School Grad 6 Summer School Grad 5 Summer School Grad 3 Summer School Grad 2

Summer School Grad 7Summer School Grad 4

Resources: Summer Slide

Resources: Summer Slide

Take advantage of the free web-based Summer Slide resources to support your children’s continued growth and preparation for a successful year.

These helpful resources are for grades PreK through 12 and are available for use by students, parents, and community organizations any time and any place.

Visit www.stlucieschools.org and click on the Summer Slide logo to explore these resources with your student today.

Resources: Summer Slide

Summer Slide Resources

The summer months are drawing to a close and we are looking forward to welcoming your children to the coming school year. As we prepare, we want to remind you of the valuable and free web-based Summer Slide resources that include math, science, English/language arts, and social studies for grades PreK through 12.

These helpful resources are available for use by students, parents, and community organizations any time and any place.
Visit www.stlucieschools.org and click on the Summer Slide logo to explore these resources with your student today.

Summer Slide Resources

Summer Slide Resources

Free and fun web-based Summer Slide resources are available to support your child’s continued growth and preparation for a successful year.

These helpful resources are for grades PreK through 12 and are available for use by students, parents, and community organizations any time and any place.

Visit www.stlucieschools.org and click on the Summer Slide logo to explore these resources today.

Resources: Summer Slide

Summer Slide, Summer Fun, Summer Learning

Parents, community members, and students,
Are you in search of quality resources and activities to support academic studies this summer?  Look no farther!  Don’t let the summer “slide” away when you have resources for Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Technology, College and Career, and ELL at your fingertips.
Visit:
Summer Training Spotlight

Summer Training Spotlight

The Office of Teaching and Learning would like to share some of the exciting Professional Development sessions taking place at Allapattah Flats K-8 this summer.  Make sure to reserve a seat by signing up in Frontline!

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING SESSIONS

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING SESSIONS
USING DIGITAL TOOLS IN THE CLASSROOM This training is intended for K-5 teachers interested in...

https://www.smore.com/0vnad-summer-professional-development?ref=email-content#w-5193890307 USING DIGITAL TOOLS IN THE CLASSROOM
THINKING MAPS This is an introduction to Thinking Maps for teachers. Thinking Maps are...

https://www.smore.com/0vnad-summer-professional-development?ref=email-content#w-3078213788 THINKING MAPS
VPK TRAINING Teamwork Teaching in VPK. Collaborate and discover additional differentiation...

https://www.smore.com/0vnad-summer-professional-development?ref=email-content#w-0257776986 VPK TRAINING
FOSTERING A GROWTH MINDSET Understand the needs of various populations of students on our...

https://www.smore.com/0vnad-summer-professional-development?ref=email-content#w-7383653056 FOSTERING A GROWTH MINDSET
REGISTER IN FRONTLINE Click below to register for a summer learning session. mylearningplan.com

https://www.smore.com/0vnad-summer-professional-development?ref=email-content#w-8963867021 REGISTER IN FRONTLINE mylearningplan.com

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Youth Reading Challenge

Take Part in St. Lucie County’s Summer Youth Reading Challenge

FORT PIERCE – The St. Lucie County Library System is excited to announce its 2016 Summer Reading Challenge: “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” The challenge runs Saturday, May 28 through Saturday, August 6.

The library challenges every youth (grades K-5) in St. Lucie County to read at least 12 books or for 12 hours this summer. All youth who get halfway win free books, while everyone who completes the challenge will be awarded a Reader’s Medal and a voucher for two St. Lucie Mets tickets at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.

Youth who complete the challenge will also be entered into a grand prize drawing and be eligible to win a Kindle Fire or a Superplay USA Family Fun packages. Drawings will be held on Friday, Aug. 12.  A Teen Read (grades 6-12) will be run concurrently.

Beginning May 28, readers are invited to stop into any branch library to register and to pick up a reading log.

St. Lucie County’s Summer Reading Challenge is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the St. Lucie Mets and the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County.

In addition to the reading challenge, the library will be hosting a variety of weekly programs throughout the summer. A schedule of all programs, along with details about the Summer Reading Challenge, can be found on the St. Lucie County Library System homepage http://library.stlucieco.gov or at any branch library location.

Summertime Is a Good Time for A Nutritious Meal

Summertime Is a Good Time for A Nutritious Meal

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – While summertime may bring up thoughts of vacation and relaxation, it is not a good time to take a break from nutrition. That’s why St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly supports the summer meals programs for kids eighteen and under. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, “Children who are eligible to receive free meals will find open sites on many school campuses. We serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  All the students need to do is register with the front office before they come to the cafeteria.”

SLPS sites offering this free service through August 4, 2017, include Garden City, Lakewood Park, Northport K-8, Manatee, Mariposa, St. Lucie West K-8, and Windmill Point.  Sites offering meals through July 10, 2017, include: C. A. Moore, Dale Cassens, Forest Grove, Lawnwood, Performance Based Preparatory Academy, Samuel S. Gaines, Southport, and West Gate K-8.  SLPS also partners with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs to support summer meals at other sites.  For a complete listing of sites or to find a location near your, go to www.SummerFoodFlorida.org or dial 211.  Families can also call SLPS Child and Nutrition Services at 772-429-6229 for additional information.

When asked about the program’s success rate, Wuest said that her staff from Child Nutrition Services serves almost 4,000 meals and provides nearly 1,000 snacks daily. “Our children are in need of nutritious meals and healthy snacks throughout the year – summer is no exception.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.