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Today’s Agenda: 10:45 Welcome Back Year 2 Educational Technology CRTs McREL ( Marzono ) Evaluations EUPISD Resources Assessments SchoolWires Future Meetings. Welcome to the EUP Team. Steve Gordon, Dir of HR & Finance. D8 – Mentee & Mentor Year 2 Training. Why?.

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Welcome to the eup team

  • Today’s Agenda:

  • 10:45 Welcome Back Year 2

  • Educational Technology

  • CRTs

  • McREL (Marzono)

  • Evaluations

  • EUPISD Resources

  • Assessments

  • SchoolWires

  • Future Meetings

Welcome to the EUPTeam

Steve Gordon, Dir of HR & Finance

D8 – Mentee & Mentor Year 2 Training

Welcome to the eup team


  • The 18 school districts in the EUP have been collaborating for decades. Your small school is part of a larger team.

  • This information should give you an idea of where we have been and where we are headed.

  • Plus, it’s good stuff!

How can i be a better educator tomorrow than i am today

A good teacher always reflects upon…

“How can I be a better educator tomorrow than I am today?”

Last year

Last Year ?

  • What worked ?

  • What didn’t ?

  • Help ?

  • IDP

  • ASK

  • Grow



  • What worked GREAT Last Year?



  • What do you NEED this Year?



  • Research mentoring

  • In consultation with mentee, establish developmental plan within first 3 months.

  • Developmental plan should identify goals/objectives; set time-lines and outline meeting schedules between mentor and mentee. Meetings should ideally take place once per fortnight thereafter once per month.

  • Mentor should assist mentee in developing their teaching portfolio

  • Monitor progress against agreed goals and time-lines

  • Affirm and develop the strengths and work on weaknesses of mentee



  • Review mentee’s professional goals and adjust development plan accordingly. Plans should ideally be discussed at the beginning of the year and reviewed at the end

  • Introduce mentee to formal and informal collegial & information networks

  • Support or direct mentee to areas that can provide specialized support where necessary

  • Share information relating to teaching & learning and research

  • Assist mentee in understanding policies & procedures of your district



  • Be available on reasonable basis to support mentee in all areas related to their position

  • Encourage and assist mentee to develop their research profile (conference papers; book reviews; journal articles; books and grant applications)

  • Mentors should keep records of their meetings with the mentee (date, duration and brief summary) and provide annual interim report to your principal

Educational technology

Educational Technology

  • ITV

  • Wireless

  • One to One

  • BTOP

  • Support

  • What did you use last year?

  • What do you need this year?

Welcome to the eup team


  • Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

  • Federal grant (ARRA funds) awarded to EUPISD

  • $3.165 million granted + 28% match = $4.4 million project

  • Jobs provided: project director, instructional technologist, 3 techs, half time community outreach specialist

  • Provided netbooks for all 7th-12th graders in region, teacher PD, community outreach events about broadband use

  • Technology and 21st century education is a big deal in our schools!

  • The Devices are still in your districts – ask for them

C urriculum r eview t eams

Curriculum Review Teams

  • Lots of PD

  • Latest info

  • Key Staff Members

  • Support

  • Did you participate last Year?



  • Stands for Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.

  • It is a research and development corporation in Denver.

  • Dr. Robert Marzano, Dr. Debra Pickering, and Dr. Jane Pollack wrote a book called Classroom Instruction that Works while they worked for McREL.

  • The strategies come from that book.

  • They are often referred to as Marzano’s strategies, but technically McREL “owns” them.

Meta analysis


  • Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock wanted to know what strategies were the most effective teaching strategies.

  • Instead of designing a new study, they searched existing research and identified 9 strategies that work.

  • Called a “meta-analysis” because they analyzed so many studies to derive the conclusions.

Instructional strategies that make a difference

Instructional Strategies that Make a Difference



  • Are you Highly Effective?

  • Your Principal is on your TEAM

  • ASK questions

  • Use your Mentor(s)

Eupisd resources

EUPISD Resources

  • www.eup.k12.mi.us

  • Conference Evaluation

  • Curriculum – Bookmark

  • Programs – curric, resources, grants

  • Services – more district oriented

    • Math& Science Center

  • Special Education – Everything

  • Technology




  • Take the time to learn to use the system

  • Ask to attend the training

  • Talk with your mentor

  • Talk with your buildings CRT members

  • Can be Overwhelming, Can be Very Valuable

  • We are changing to DnA, are you Ready?



  • Your Web Page

  • View others in your Building

  • COPY

  • Ask questions

  • View others in the EUP

  • View others in districts from all over

  • Take the Best

  • Ask for Training

  • Do you have a Web Page?

Future meetings

Future Meetings

  • October 6 – School Improvement

  • December 1 – Special Education for ALL

  • February 2 - Illuminate D&A

  • April 13 – Teacher Certification



  • What ?

  • When ?

  • Where ?

  • Why ?

  • Who ?

  • Can I retire yet ??Steve [email protected]

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