Nancy Scala with Chancellor Walcott at our very own Gregorio Luperon HS on the first day of the 2013-14 school year!
A Teacher's Poem
On December 7th, NYC Lab Schol for Collaborative Studies held their 15th annual HIV/AIDS Action Day. This event remains a tradition at Lab School that is devoted to education around the epidemic, self-awareness and healthy decision-making, and social justice.
This year, students took on the following challenge: "How Can We Educate and Motivate 5,000 Other Teens to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS?" Using the Stanford Design Model, students will developed various responses to the challenge. Following today's event, Lab School will implement pursue one of 17 student-developed response and make it public!
Congratulations to Lab School students for their thoughtful responses to the stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS!
Principals, your 2012-13 Comprehensive Educational Plans (CEP) & School Comprehensive Educational Plans (SCEP) are due on
January 18 2013.
Your will receive an email on December 12 with login information to access your customized CEP or SCEP template in the iPlan Portal. Please work with your liaison and the network team to craft your CEP or SCEP.
Details regarding CEPs and SCEPs will be released in the December Principals will be notified in the December 11th edition of Principals’ Weekly.
For all your iPlan and S/CEP related questions, please contact Sammi.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our last Principals' Meeting of 2012! We had a very productive meeting. Some comments were:
"I will be able to send my...teachers out to a fellow network high school for help with developing Common Core tasks."
"The teacher effectiveness tools were useful."
"[I discovered]...a great new history Common Core Learning task for my school."
For all our materials from this meeting, visit our PD website.
Interested in becoming a school leader? NYC DOE's Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program may be the right fit for you. Find out more about LEAP here or get more information at their open house on Monday, December 3 at Art and Design High School (249 East 56th Street, Manhattan) from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please register for the open house here.
CFN 107 would like to thank principal Maria Bender for hosting students from PS 188, whose school was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Thank you, IS 218 for providing these students with a sense of normalcy in the wake of this devastating natural disaster. Read about the UFT's distribution of backpacks and schools supplies to PS 188's students here.
Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, all CFN 107 professional development sessions have been canceled.
High School Principals:
Please be sure to nominate your candidates for Regents Distributed Scoring management positions only by completing this online survey by October 31.
Please have your test coordinator register for Regents training (week of October 29th) using this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2689362676?s=10585366
Middle School Principals:
The NY State 2012 ELA and math Item Analysis Tool is now available! You can find this in your ARIS private community. There have been some changes to the tool. Due to new State Education Department guidelines, the Item Analysis now only shows the percentage of students who answered the question correctly, but does not indicates the correct answer to the question or which answer choices were incorrect. The tool also shows the standard or strand and performance indicator with which the item is associated, but does not indicate the item number. If you have questions about this tool or would like to have someone run a PD session around it, please contact your Instructional Liaison.
Please have your test coordinator register for Regents training (week of November 5th) using this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2690234738?s=10613846
All middle school students are invited to audition for the Citywide Salute to Music Chorus.
If you work in a middle school, please let your students (and music teachers) know about this great opportunity!
Beginning this Saturday, October 27th, middle school students can audition for and participate in this chorus.