Sunday, August 27, 2017

Welcome Back to School!

The students are coming! The students are coming!


LID TEAM UPDATE

As we gear up for the first official week of school, we've been hard at work over the last weeks and months preparing for the New and Returning Teacher Trainings, and of course, most importantly, the students! 


The LID Directors spent countless hours preparing the best possible experience for new and returning teachers alike and while no school year begins without its bumps, we all continue to work to ensure that you are prepared to support your students to become contributing citizens of the world.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS



One of our big items has been the formal implementation of Remind - a communication tool to message parents or students without having to provide you cell phone number. We'll be providing you with more information about training using this simple and effective tool this week!


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INNOVATIVE TOOL, TIP OR STRATEGY OF THE WEEK



Do you ever struggle to assess students' critical thinking, presentation or collaboration skills? Consider taking a look at and modifying these rubrics here at the Buck Institute for Education's website (there are two pages of rubrics, so keep clicking!)



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FINAL THOUGHTS



Sometimes, the most innovative thing you can do is ensure that you're using the right tool for the right job.

The picture from the left is from our Preschool, and while walking through our campus, it solidifies my belief that early childhood education is the original Makerspace

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” - Charles Schaefer

Welcome to the LID Blog!


Left to right: Diane Main (US), Scott Kley Contini (MS),
Liz Brumbaugh (PS-12), Lisa Diffenderfer (LS)
Welcome to the all new Learning, Innovation & Design blog, created for the Harker teachers and by your LID Team.

The purpose of this blog is to give the Harker Teacher and Staff community a glimpse into the world of LID at Harker and beyond.

Some of our posts will include what's happening around the campuses, amazing new strategies and tools we may have learned and/or celebrations of all of YOU going outside your comfort ones to try something new! If you're interested in being a guest blogger and sharing some pictures of something new or different you or your students are doing, just send an email to Liz and we'll highlight it!