Monday, March 22, 2010

Data from Survey & Other stuff

The goal of having data available for viewing on Tuesday is delayed. I will work on it some in the morning and hope to have some things data to share by noon. I attended a Title One meeting this afternoon and also gave a tour of the building to our guests from CERTL. Their Summer camp will be held here beginning June 21st, and run until July 2nd.

We did have 58 responses to the survey and believe we can glean some data to focus our efforts for the best interest of the students here at Brunson.

THE OTHER STUFF - Here are two items of interest. The First, in italics, is for all our residential teachers who have ESL students as a majority of their class. The second, in bold, is an opportunity for some STEM specific training over the summer.

From Rosie Turner, Elementary SIOP Instructional Coach
Summer SIOP Training. I talked to David and he agreed to let me add another 3 morning workshop so that you can send your staff.

If you will choose one of the workshop dates to send all of your staff to we can ask for the participant number to be increased and make those dates exclusively available to Brunson. Then if you have anyone who just can't make it, they can come one of the other workshops (we will separate a resource pack for your school - and you can later choose to provide those items for your teachers or make them available to your staff through the media center).

Here are the dates for the trainings:

First Workshop: June 29-July 1
Second Workshop: July 13-15
Third Workshop: July 20-22

All of the Workshops will be from 8-1 with several breaks.

Let me know which dates you prefer at your earliest convenience and I will make the necessary adjustment. Rosie!
Begin the conversation and we will pick a Brusnon specific date for Summer SIOP training.

Now open: the Siemens STEM Institute for 6-12 educators!
A premier STEM immersion program brought to you by the Siemens Foundation, and administered by Discovery Education in conjunction with the College Board.

Dates: August 1 - August 6, 2010
Location: Discovery Communications world headquarters in Silver Spring, MD
Apply now. The application deadline is April 16, 2010.

The Siemens STEM Institute is a unique immersion program that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the classroom. Fifty educators will be selected as STEM Fellows to attend this all expenses-paid, week-long professional development experience, hosted at the world headquarters of Discovery Communications, located just outside of our nation's capitol in Washington D.C.

The week will be filled with guest speakers at the forefront of STEM, field trips to leading institutions where Fellows will observe real-world applications of STEM subject matter, and opportunities for networking and collaborating with peers from across the nation. Guest speakers may include top STEM experts and personalities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, American Society of Civil Engineers, CNN, the Science Channel, and many more!

Benefits include paid travel and transportation, lodging, meals, and program fees (i.e. field trips and cultural activities).

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to access the tools you need to invigorate student interest and power STEM student achievement!

For additional information on the resources and opportunities available through the Siemens STEM Academy, please visit

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