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Distance Learning Instruction will take place for all students beginning Monday, March 30th through Monday, May 4th. Communication will continue to be sent as the district receives information from the Governor.

The Fitness and Aquatic Center will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until further notice. Members, please watch emails for further communication. If you are not receiving email notifications from the FAC, please email us at fitandaqua@isd721.org to get signed up for notifications.

Mentorship Cycle

Each observation of a non-tenured teacher will consist of four components:                  

  • Pre-conference meeting with Mentor Coordinator to preview lesson and what elements of the rubric will be reviewed
  • Observation of classroom
  • Post-conference meeting with Mentor Coordinator to review lesson and observation notes
  • Coaching session to plan for growth in areas of development

The following three-year cycle will be used in setting meetings and observations:

Year One

Meeting 1: (September)

  • Seminar 1: Danielson Framewook, Domain 2: The Classroom Environment
  • Getting to know you
  • Identify Instructional and Personal Growth Goals
  • Informal Classroom Drop-in

Meeting 2: (October/November)

  • First observation
  • PGG Goal Review
  • Meet with Mentor Coordinator on building/PLC goals

Meeting 3: (January/February)

  • Seminar 2: Danielson Framework
  • 2nd observation 
  • Meet with Mentor Coordinator on building/PLC goals

Meeting 4: (April/May) 

  • Reflection Seminar
  • Final PGG Goal Review
  • Share ideas for next year's goal

Year Two

(Early Fall) 

  • Identify Instructional and Personal Growth Goals based on previous year's goal, progress, and achievement
  • Informal Classroom Drop-in

(Semester 1)

  • First observation
  • PGG Goal Progress Review
  • Meet with Mentor Coordinator on building/PLC goals

(Semester 2)

  • PGG Goal progress
  • 2nd observation 
  • Meet with Mentor Coordinator on building/PLC goals

(March)

  • Seminar: Danielson Framework
  • Final PGG Goal Review
  • Share ideas for next year's goal

Year Three

(Semester 1) 

  • Identify Instructional and Personal Growth Goals Based on previous year's goal, progress, and achievement
  • Observation
  • Meet with Mentor Coordinator on building/PLC goals

(Semester 2)

  • Seminar: Danielson Framework
  • Meet with Mentor Coordinator on building/PLC goals
  • Final PGG Goal Review
  • Share ideas for next year's goal