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  • “Pursuant to Florida Law, please find information regarding reading scholarships for those students who score below a Level 3 on the third and fourth grade Florida Standards Assessment English/Language Arts exam. http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/sfo/. Please contact the Florida Department of Education for additional information.”

Weekly Updates

  • Informative and Opinion Writing Prompts and Resources

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 12/9/2019

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    To support teachers' continued efforts in preparing their students for FSA Writing, elementary reading coaches have developed both informative and opinion writing prompts and resources. To access these invalubale resources, please go to the Elementary ELA Sharepoint Site.

    On the Sharepoint Site, you will click on the ELA folder and FSA Writing Materials folder. We hope you find these resources helpful! 

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  • Celebrate Literacy Week 2020

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 12/2/2019

    Celebrate Literacy Week      

    January 27 - January 31, 2020


    Celebrate Literacy Week will be here before we know it! We encourage schools to plan activities, events, and literacy fun for their students. We have not yet been told the theme for this year's event, however Literacy is sure the focus! We will let you know as soon as FLDOE shares that information.

     

    For additional informatin, please visit FLDOE.

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  • 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 11/25/2019

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    Upon completion of your school's 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest, please complete the following:

     

    Group (School) Enrollment Form – Each school must complete the group enrollment form(s) specifying breakdown of teachers and background of the students participating in the contest. This form is due to the 4-H Office no later than NOON on FRIDAY, December 6, 2019.

     

    School Winner Information – Each school must fill out the form(s) noting the school winner’s information. This form is due at the 4-H Office no later than NOON on FRIDAY, January 10, 2020.

     

    You can find copies of these forms and additional information HERE.

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  • Spelling Bee Information

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 11/25/2019

    Spelling Bee


    After you have held your school spelling bee, please use the following link to submit your official winner and alternate to the district level bee.

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2yopaSqnN0WqJNZ6b1ZCvEl5PYq-MEtFjIM4hkMywTFUM1NHWko0TkpWOFc5MlZYVTg1WlNDOUJQVS4u 

     

    This information is due Friday, December 6, 2019. In addition, please provide your champion and alternate with the 2020 “Words of the Champions” which can be accessed through your log in on www.spellingbee.com.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 11/22/2019

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    We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take this time to relax, recharge, and enjoy the holiday!

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  • Lindamood-Bell Trainings

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 10/28/2019

    Seeing Stars and Visualizing & Verbalizing

     

    Academic Services will be hosting Lindamood-Bell's Seeing Stars and Visualizing & Verbalizing trainings the week of November 12th. Participants will be identified by school administrators. Please have your attendees names' turned in to Jessica Titze by November 1st.


    Seeing Stars
    November 12th-13th, 2019
    Howell Building- Technology Learning Center
    8:00-3:30


    Visualizing and Verbalizing
    November 14th-15th, 2019
    Howell Building- Technology Learning Center
    8:00-3:30

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  • Corrective Reading and Early Interventions in Reading Trainings

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 10/7/2019

    We are pleased to announce that Academic Services will be hosting a one day SRA McGraw-Hill Early Interventions in Reading training on Thursday, October 24th and a one day SRA McGraw-Hill Corrective Reading training on Friday, October 25th. These trainings are open to all elementary schools, and are FREE for all participants. To register, please go to Leon LEADS. Details of the trainings are below.


    Early Interventions in Reading
    October 24, 2019
    Howell Building- School Board Meeting Room
    8:30-3:30


    Corrective Reading
    October 25, 2019
    Howell Building- School Board Meeting Room
    8:30-3:30

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 8/5/2019

    Back to School

     

    Welcome Back! We are excited to begin a new school year, and are excited to begin working with students, teachers, and schools!

     

    Learning Progressions

    Leon County Schools will hit the ground running using Learning Progressions to support teacher planning, instruction, and feedback, and ultimately student learning. To access Learning Progressions, please click HERE. Learning Progressions for Units 1-6 for 1st-5th grades have been posted, as well as Learning Progressions for Kindergarten, Units 1-10. Please keep in mind that the Learning Progressions are living documents, and are subject to change, as we continue to ensure that they best support the Florida State Standards. Please be sure you have the most up to date Learning Progression(s), prior to planning.

     

    Elementary ELA Sharepoint Site

    To access the Elementary ELA Sharepoint Site, please click HERE. Resources such as the Elementary ELA Pacing Recommendation Calendar, Wonders Curriculum Resources, and more are stored here!

     

    ELA Learning Walks

    We are so excited to announce that ELA Learning Walks will again take place this school year! Learning Walks facilitate the opportunity for teachers within grade levels, to come together to conduct peer observations, provide feedback, elicit conversations, and garner ideas that one can take back to their classrooms to enhance instruction. If you are interested in participating in Learning Walks this school year, please fill out the APPLICATION and return the completed and signed (administrator signature required) application to Jessica Titze and Jamie Steed, no later than August 23, 2019.

     

    Important Dates:

    August 7th- New Teacher Wonders Training      Howell Building 8:30-12:00

    August 15th- New Teacher Wonders Training- Make Ups      Howell Building 3:30-5:00

    August 23rd- Reading Coach Meeting     Howell Building 8:30-3:30

    August 23rd- ELA Learning Walk Applications DUE to Jessica Titze and Jamie Steed


     

    Looking forward to a wonderful school year,

     

    Jessica Titze                                     Jamie Steed

    titzej@leonschools.net                  steedj@leonschools.net

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  • ELA Learning Walk Applications

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 7/24/2019

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    ELA Learning Walks

    We are excited to announce that ELA Learning Walk applications are available for teachers! Learning Walks are a wonderful professional development opportunity that allows teachers to visit colleagues' classrooms, and delve deep into ELA instructional practices. You can find the application HERE! Please email completed applications to titzej@leonschools.net, no later than Friday, August 23rd.

    ELA learning walks do not begin until October 3rd (initial meeting), and we will begin visiting classrooms the middle of October. We really want to provide schools the opportunity to get up and running, and teachers feeling comfortable with welcoming colleagues into their classroom. We look foward to "walking" with you!

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  • 2019 Summer ELA Trainings

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 4/22/2019

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    2019 ELA Summer Trainings will be posted to True North Logic on May 1st.

     

    Integration of Knowledge- Writing in 3rd-5th Grades- June 19, 2019

    Literacy development is dependent upon an interconnection between reading and writing.  Additionally, our 3rd-5th grade students must be able to integrate information from multiple sources, topics, or ideas in order to be able to speak or write knowledgeably. To that end, this workshop will focus on how our students can strengthen both their ability to write and to integrate knowledge  through an approach that fosters connectivity between reading and writing.

     

    Struggling Learner- Train the Trainer- June 27, 2019

    This training will allow attendees to participate in simulations that will provide experiences that some struggling learners may have in the classroom. Through these experiences, attendees will have more insight into some of the academic challenges students may face, as well as provide empathy and understanding for all learners. Participants will leave the training with knowledge and availability to resources, to facilitate these simulations on their school campus.

     

    Experienced Teachers NEW to Wonders Training- July 30th

    Initial Wonders training for experienced teachers. This training will provide participants explicit, systematic, and sequential approaches to reading instruction, using the Florida Standards and research and knowledge-based literacy materials.

     

    Beginning Teachers Wonders Training- July 29th or August 7th

    Initial Wonders training for beginning teachers. This training will provide participants explicit, systematic, and sequential approaches to reading instruction, using the Florida Standards and research and knowledge-based literacy materials.

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