From: Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Attention: All ECSD Staff
RE: September 18, 2015 - Professional Development Overview
Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
I trust you have had a great weekend! This memo is sent as an overview of the Professional Development session held Friday, September 18th. Thank you for your attendance and participation during the session. I believe this was a very productive session.
First, we watched a couple of leadership motivational videos and discussed the content of those videos. Secondly, we broke up into group discussions with an emphasis on constructing a SWOT Analysis. A SWOT Analysis is defined as the: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of the school district.
Secondly, we discussed the Professional Development Teacher Retreat scheduled for Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Resort all paid for by RPDP. We would depart after school on Thursday, December 3rd and check out on Sunday, December 6th. Please bring your family, as there is a great deal of recreational activities at and around the hotel. We are currently developing the agenda for the Retreat. Some of the tentative topics, which will be covered during the retreat, are as follows:
· New NEPF Teacher Evaluation Model Online Tool
· Infinite Campus Implementation for the 2016 -2017 School Year
· Continuing the Implementation of the “Everyday Math Curriculum”
· Teacher Leadership Development
The most important part of the Professional Development session was the mandatory training required by the Nevada Department of Education concerning Bullying/Cyber Bullying. There was a power point presentation provided along with the documents required to begin a bullying investigation. If you did not attend the training, please notify the superintendent immediately to schedule your individual training. There is a document, which must be signed by the employee, and superintendent that will validate the employee has attended the training and the document must be placed in the personnel file. (This is a very important item)
Finally, math specialists from RDPD provided Professional Development for the Everyday Math Curriculum from 1PM – 4PM. They provided specifics and manipulates for each grade level for the curriculum. Steve from McGraw Hill also dropped in to answer questions that could not be answered by the Math Specialists.
Please be advised that any overtime worked must be approved by the superintendent prior to working overtime.
The next session of Professional Development will take place Friday, November 6th. The session will provide Leadership Development for our staff.
As always, thank you for all you do for Esmeralda County Schools!
Have a great week!
I look forward to our Administrative Cabinet Meeting today, which will be held at Dyer Elementary Schools Office @ 2:30PM. We have some very important information to go over. Administrators please be prompt.
I will see you there!
Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
What a great day of Professional Development! We had great group participation and engaging activities today! I am so fortunate to work with such a great staff that compliment our great students. I would like to thank RPDP for such a great presentation with the "Everyday Math Curriculum" today. Finally, I would like to thank Steve from McGraw Hill for stopping in to assist with Professional Development and answer questions concerning the "Everyday Math Curriculum."
September 18, 2015
Esmeralda County Schools Board Room
III. Purpose of Professional Development
IV. Teacher Retreat – December 4th and 5th in Las Vegas NV – Green Valley Ranch Resort
V. Discuss the Superintendent – Board Retreat held in Carson City (Goals, Objectives, Accountability, and Core Values)
VI. Group Activity (SWOT Analysis)
VII. Bullying and Cyber Bullying Presentation
IX. Lunch in GYM
Everyday Math Curriculum
Goldfield Elementary School Classrooms
1PM – 4PM
- The Presenters will present and split teacher sets in groups in Rooms 3 & 4
Parent Engagement Night
Dear Parent or Guardian,
On September 1, 2015 Goldfield Elementary School will be hosting our first family engagement night of the school year. We would like to formally invite any parents or community members to attend. You will have a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the progress that our students have been making in English language arts, mathematics, and science, and the educational goals that Goldfield Elementary will strive to meet this school year. There will be hot dogs and drinks for all those attending the events. Please make sure to ask to sign in upon your arrival. In addition, our eight grade class will have a bake sale during the event, so if you wish to support our middle school students in their endeavors to raise money for an end-of-the-year eighth grade school field trip, please brings cash and enjoy some of their delicious home-baked goods! The open house will begin at 5:30PM where you will have the opportunity to meet and greet with each teacher privately in their classroom. The main event will begin at 6:00PM in the gym. Please see the attached agenda for a listing of what will transpire at this time. We look forward to seeing you all!
We are excited about the Student Council Elections which took place at Dyer Elementary on yesterday. We would like to thank Mr. John Scates (Academic School Officer) for coordinating the election. The elected officials are as follows:
President: Cindy Miramontes Vice President: Katelyn Maurer Secretary: Jesus Martinez Treasurer: Joel Jones K-2 Class Representative: Tuli Dowers 3-5 Class Representative: Ashley Martinez 6-8 Class Representative: Seth Pringle
Please help the ECSD Administration to congratulate our students.
We wish you a great school year in your new positions.