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  • v1945@aol.com
    In a message dated 1/8/05 1:22:53 PM Central Standard Time, dinobrads@yahoo.com writes: Good luck. All you need to do is document this website usage and how
    Message 1 of 30 , Jan 8, 2005
      In a message dated 1/8/05 1:22:53 PM Central Standard Time, dinobrads@... writes:
      Good luck.  All you need to do is document this website usage
      and how the interactive componets foster student learning.   The
      newsletter idea is very helpful for classroom-parent dialog
      especially since a recent NEA study found that parents are
      feeling more and more like outsiders in their childrens' school.  If
      you can prove that you cause the reverse to happen that would
      be beneficial to you passing this Entry.
      Add a tear off strip to your newsletter for parents to respond to a question or request.  This feedback gives verification to your newsletter of parent response and participation.  This can be noted in your portfolio as total or percent of responses from parents. 
    • SML
      Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can I document
      Message 2 of 30 , Feb 4, 2006
        Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access at home, would that be considered two way communication.  If it is, can I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement?  Thoughts?

        Sue
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      • thescienceteacher
        [;;)] It is one-way communication UNLESS, the parent responds BACK to you. You musthave documentation for this. Also a variety of ways you provide 2-way
        Message 3 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006

          ;;)It is one-way communication UNLESS, the parent responds BACK to you.  You musthave documentation for this. Also a variety of ways you provide 2-way communication will be also considered for this entry as well consistency. Examples are emails, parent letters (with parent response), phones calls (with parent response), conferences(with parent response).

          Best Wishes,

          the scienceteacher

          --- In EASCI@yahoogroups.com, SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
          >
          > Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access
          > at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
          > I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
          > resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?
          >
          > Sue
          > --
          >

        • Jeanne Elliott
          I would think yes. It would help your documentation to have the letter. Also, if you can prove this has helped you and the parents to communicate more or
          Message 4 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006
            I would think yes.  It would help your documentation to have the letter.  Also, if you can prove this has helped you and the parents to communicate more or show that grades have improved (measurable growth).  If you can show measurable growth, tell how much either with a percent of students whose grades have improved because of parent involvement or one or more students improvement in grades.
            Good luck!
            Jeanne

            SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
            Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access
            at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
            I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
            resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?

            Sue
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          • SML
            thescienceteacher, I m getting the big picture now. Thanks for responding. So for documentation, the instructions say a single verifier is sufficient for any
            Message 5 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006
              thescienceteacher,

              I'm getting the big picture now. Thanks for responding.  So for documentation, the instructions say a single verifier is sufficient for any one accomplishment.  But, we can have up to 16 pages.  Are there certain types of accomplishments where the assessors are looking for more documentation and others where less is acceptable because they just get it?  For example: one of my accomplishment for leader/collaborator and  learner has been a huge two year undertaking with a lot going one.  My thought was, since this is so big and drawn out that I would use more documentation to show the different stages. On the other hand, the web page is relatively straight forward and I can verify it easily with less documentation.  Does that sound right?   Are artifacts better than verifiers for documentation? Or does it not make a difference?  Thanks so much for you comments, suggestions and answers to questions.

              Cheers,
              Sue

              thescienceteacher wrote:

              ;;)It is one-way communication UNLESS, the parent responds BACK to you.  You musthave documentation for this. Also a variety of ways you provide 2-way communication will be also considered for this entry as well consistency. Examples are emails, parent letters (with parent response), phones calls (with parent response), conferences(with parent response).

              Best Wishes,

              the scienceteacher
              --- In EASCI@yahoogroups.com, SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
              >
              > Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access
              > at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
              > I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
              > resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?
              >
              > Sue
              > --
              >


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            • SML
              Thanks Jeanne! I will be able to show this with no problem. ... --
              Message 6 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006
                Thanks Jeanne!  I will be able to show this with no problem.

                Jeanne Elliott wrote:
                I would think yes.  It would help your documentation to have the letter.  Also, if you can prove this has helped you and the parents to communicate more or show that grades have improved (measurable growth).  If you can show measurable growth, tell how much either with a percent of students whose grades have improved because of parent involvement or one or more students improvement in grades.
                Good luck!
                Jeanne

                SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
                Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access
                at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
                I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
                resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?

                Sue
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              • thescienceteacher
                Are there certain types of accomplishments where the assessors are looking for more documentation and others where less is acceptable because they just get
                Message 7 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006

                  Are there  certain types of accomplishments where the assessors are looking for  more documentation and others where less is acceptable because they just  get it?  No.   Remember the categories are parent/commuity, leader/collaborator,  and  learner.  You can have one article on your writing that targets all three aspects.  You just are not allowed to have more than the designated pages based on your porfolio instructions.  Scorers will only read up to the page limit and not futhur.  

                  I have heard of candidates that have only submitted 3- accomplishment regarding the 3 aspects and received a 4.  It is what you are writing about and your documentation.  Ask yourself these questions: Does it appear to be consistent?  Is this just routine that all teachers are expected to do?  Are your artifacts dated within the time span allowed? Review your rubric for this entry as well.   Good luck.

                  --- In EASCI@yahoogroups.com, SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > thescienceteacher,
                  >
                  > I'm getting the big picture now. Thanks for responding. So for
                  > documentation, the instructions say a single verifier is sufficient for
                  > any one accomplishment. But, we can have up to 16 pages. Are there
                  > certain types of accomplishments where the assessors are looking for
                  > more documentation and others where less is acceptable because they just
                  > get it? For example: one of my accomplishment for leader/collaborator
                  > and learner has been a huge two year undertaking with a lot going one.
                  > My thought was, since this is so big and drawn out that I would use more
                  > documentation to show the different stages. On the other hand, the web
                  > page is relatively straight forward and I can verify it easily with less
                  > documentation. Does that sound right? Are artifacts better than
                  > verifiers for documentation? Or does it not make a difference? Thanks
                  > so much for you comments, suggestions and answers to questions.
                  >
                  > Cheers,
                  > Sue
                  >
                  > thescienceteacher wrote:
                  >
                  > > ;;)It is one-way communication UNLESS, the parent responds BACK to
                  > > you. You musthave documentation for this. Also a variety of ways you
                  > > provide 2-way communication will be also considered for this entry as
                  > > well consistency. Examples are emails, parent letters (with parent
                  > > response), phones calls (with parent response), conferences(with
                  > > parent response).
                  > >
                  > > Best Wishes,
                  > >
                  > > the scienceteacher
                  > > --- In EASCI@yahoogroups.com, SML scarab8nbpts@ wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can
                  > > access
                  > > > at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
                  > > > I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
                  > > > resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?
                  > > >
                  > > > Sue
                  > > > --
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > >
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                • thescienceteacher
                  There is nothing wrong with verification forms versus artifacts. Some use both. Make sure whatever you send in is completed and dated appropriately. ...
                  Message 8 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006

                    There is nothing wrong with verification forms versus artifacts.  Some use both.  Make sure whatever you send in is completed and dated appropriately.


                    --- In EASCI@yahoogroups.com, SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access
                    > at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
                    > I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
                    > resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?
                    >
                    > Sue
                    > --
                    >

                  • Annette Holder
                    I used something similar though I did not include it as one of the main ways I communicate with parents.... Annette Holder NBCT-EAscience 2004 SML
                    Message 9 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006
                      I used something similar though I did not include it as one of the main ways I communicate with parents....
                       
                      Annette Holder NBCT-EAscience 2004

                      SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
                      Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can access
                      at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
                      I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
                      resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?

                      Sue
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                    • Annette Holder
                      SML, I used documents more than the verification forms just because they seemed to prove my accomplishment better. Annette Holder NBCT-EAscience 2004 SML
                      Message 10 of 30 , Feb 5, 2006
                        SML,
                         
                        I used documents more than the verification forms just because they seemed to "prove" my accomplishment better.
                         
                        Annette Holder NBCT-EAscience 2004

                        SML <scarab8nbpts@...> wrote:
                        thescienceteacher,

                        I'm getting the big picture now. Thanks for responding. So for
                        documentation, the instructions say a single verifier is sufficient for
                        any one accomplishment. But, we can have up to 16 pages. Are there
                        certain types of accomplishments where the assessors are looking for
                        more documentation and others where less is acceptable because they just
                        get it? For example: one of my accomplishment for leader/collaborator
                        and learner has been a huge two year undertaking with a lot going one.
                        My thought was, since this is so big and drawn out that I would use more
                        documentation to show the different stages. On the other hand, the web
                        page is relatively straight forward and I can verify it easily with less
                        documentation. Does that sound right? Are artifacts better than
                        verifiers for documentation? Or does it not make a difference? Thanks
                        so much for you comments, suggestions and answers to questions.

                        Cheers,
                        Sue

                        thescienceteacher wrote:

                        > ;;)It is one-way communication UNLESS, the parent responds BACK to
                        > you. You musthave documentation for this. Also a variety of ways you
                        > provide 2-way communication will be also considered for this entry as
                        > well consistency. Examples are emails, parent letters (with parent
                        > response), phones calls (with parent response), conferences(with
                        > parent response).
                        >
                        > Best Wishes,
                        >
                        > the scienceteacher
                        > --- In EASCI@yahoogroups.com, SML wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Quick question, if I post grades on the Internet that parents can
                        > access
                        > > at home, would that be considered two way communication. If it is, can
                        > > I document student impact with a letter from a parent who has used this
                        > > resource as a method to motivate her child for improvement? Thoughts?
                        > >
                        > > Sue
                        > > --
                        > >
                        >
                        >
                        >
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                        > Secondary school education
                        >
                        > Graduate school education
                        >
                        > Home school education
                        >
                        >
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                        >
                        > Chicago school education
                        >
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                      • saraellon
                        I need suggestions on how I can engage parents and other adults in two- way communication focused primarily on substantive teaching and learning issues and
                        Message 11 of 30 , Dec 7, 2006
                          I need suggestions on how I can engage parents and other adults in two-
                          way communication focused primarily on substantive teaching and
                          learning issues and individual student progress.
                          Area: Middle School Science
                        • tanyatebanks@cs.com
                          I used online communication with a personal website to include science objectives, projects, homework, etc I also used email lists I developed from a personal
                          Message 12 of 30 , Dec 7, 2006
                            I used online communication with a personal website to include science objectives, projects, homework, etc  I also used email lists I developed from a personal letter and sign up from open house. Parents emailed me when mid six weeks reports or in some cases weekly student summaries were sent home.  I used one email that I printed showing correspondence back and forth over a graded paper.

                            I also used email copies between other science teachers in my building. I also taught a science environmental enrichment class where the students wrote a news letter that was given out to all students and sent home.

                            Hope these ideas are good for you.
                          • LaDonna Mangum
                            My best communication came in the form of emails. I had one child in particular who was not doing well in my class. His mother and I emailed regularly and I
                            Message 13 of 30 , Dec 7, 2006
                              My best communication came in the form of emails.  I had one child in particular who was not doing well in my class.  His mother and I emailed regularly and I asked her for suggestions on ways in which she thought her child might be successful. 

                              saraellon <saraellon@...> wrote:
                              I need suggestions on how I can engage parents and other adults in two-
                              way communication focused primarily on substantive teaching and
                              learning issues and individual student progress.
                              Area: Middle School Science




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