Friday, September 5, 2014

Welcome Back

Welcome Back
The MRVED staff would like to welcome all teachers to the 2014-15 school year.  We hope your summer was relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoyable.  If you are new to the MRVED, or are a returning veteran, please note that the MRVED is here to support you.  We can assist you with anything from curriculum alignment, to grant writing, to technology integration, and anything in between.  Do not hesitate to call and ask if we can be of service to you.  We are in the office M-F from 7:15-4:00.  If you are still curious as to what we do at the MRVED, please check out this MRVED Services Chart.

MRVED Best Practice Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule
The MRVED Best Practice meeting schedule can be found on our website by going to the MRVED website.  We look forward to seeing many of you come through our door this coming school year.  For each meeting you are a member of, an agenda will be sent to you a week in advance.  If you are unsure if you are the person who is supposed to attend the meeting, please talk with your building principal.

MRVED Meetings:

September 9, 2014 - MRVED Online Teachers (3:15 p.m. via codec)
September 10, 2014 - MRVED Board (7:00 p.m.)
September 19, 2014 - Title III Teachers
September 24, 2014 - Superintendents' Council
September 25, 2014 - Teachers' Advisory Council (TAC)
September 26, 2014 - Community Ed (9-11:00 a.m.)
September 26, 2014 - Principals' Council (11:30 a.m. start)
September 30, 2014 - Agriculture

Tech Tip: Plickers

Clickers in the classroom without devices!  If you are like many teachers and only have one or two devices in your classroom, Plickers is the tool for you.  Plickers is an app you need to see to believe.

Each student has a piece of paper with a shape on it.  Each side of the shape corresponds with a letter (A,B,C,D).  The teacher can ask a question, the students hold their pieces of paper up, with the correct letter on the bottom, and the teacher scans the room with his/her iPad.  Plickers will calculate who has the correct answers and you will be able to see each students answers in augmented reality.  It really is as easy as the video shows.  Go to Plickers today, set your class up, and "plick" away!