Waterloo High School
New Staff Teacher/Staff Orientation Day #1
New Teacher Orientation Day #1
Waterloo High School Conference Room Wednesday, August 10, 2016
8:00 Light Breakfast (Fruit, Doughnuts, Juice) Welcome
8:20 Mission and Beliefs Mentoring
8:45 Opening Day School Agenda District Calendar District Forms District Website Y-Time Acceptable Use Form
9:45 Roundtable Discussion to Help You With:
Illinois State Standards Professional Development Learning Walks – Kevin Feldman Student Engagement – Anita Archer ISBE Home Page Illinois Professional Teaching Standards Illinois Learning Standards ELIS Teacher Evaluation Y-Time
1:00 Payroll, Personnel File, Insurance, and Benefits – Karen Niederbrach – Payroll Marla Byrd – Accounting
3:00 Have a nice day!
New Staff Teacher/Staff Orientation Day #2
Waterloo High School Conference Room Thursday, August 11, 2016
8:00 Light Breakfast
8:15 Share Reflections of the First Day of NTO
8:30 District Building Tour
10:30 Media Specialists – Dave Ackerman (K-5) & Amber Hensiek (6-12) Google Drive Weebly Gmail Tips Document Sharing Google Calendar
12:00 Lunch with WCUSD #5 Board Members and Building Principals
1:00 “Parking Lot”
3:00 Enjoy the rest of the day!
Waterloo Community Unit School District No. 5 is a stable school district emerging into a position of educational leadership in southern Illinois. Our educational programming spans grades pre-K through 12, and supports high-quality teaching and learning through meaningful, differentiated curriculum, and challenging learning experiences. Our district, through systems and forward thinking, has set the direction for future district achievement to include productive school community collaboration and expanded academic preparation for both higher education and meaningful contribution to our world.
A Message from Mr. Brian Charron, Superintendent
Hello, and welcome to Waterloo Community Unit School District No. 5. Waterloo C.U.S.D. No. 5 is a wonderful learning environment for students. We are located in southwestern Illinois in Monroe County, approximately 35 miles southeast of St. Louis. Despite our proximity to the city, the area maintains a distinct rural flavor.
The school district has a strong reputation of academic success. Our dedicated staff and supportive community enable our district to offer a wide range of academic offerings, including special education and gifted services. A philosophy of shared decision-making allows all stakeholders to be accountable for ensuring that all students perform at the highest possible level.
Our students are arguably our greatest asset. We are privileged to work with such fine young people. They are a direct reflection of the values that are fostered in the homes and institutions of the Waterloo community.
I am excited to be part of a learning community that provides an environment that benefits all of our children.
Our mission is to provide educational experiences for the total development of each student so they can become well-adjusted citizens, making positive contributions to society.
The education of our youth is the foundation of our future.
All children can learn and have the ability to reach his/her mental, physical, and social potential.
Academic excellence is to be our primary focus and parental involvement is essential.
Each individual is valued and worthy of respect.
All students, staff, parents, and community members must feel ownership and safety in the schools.
Effective leadership will provide positive moral and ethical examples for all individuals.
To fulfill our mission, we will need fiscal accountability and help from community resources
W.J. Zahnow Elementary
Lyndsay Koesterer, Kindergarten
Bailey Lawson, 3rd Grade Morgan VanBuren, 2nd Grade
Tammy Anderson, 5th Grade
Waterloo Junior High School
Adrienne Wiemerslage, Special Education
Waterloo High School
Amanda Field, English Teacher Mary Wirth, Science
Brian Charron, Superintendent Julie Bender, Special Education Coordinator John Schmieg, Curriculum and Technology Coordinator
Executive Administrative Assistants
Laverne Pflueger, Office Manager Deana Batson, Coordinator Assistant
Accounting and Payroll
Marla Bryd, Accounting Karen Niederbrach, Payroll/Insurance
Dave Ackerman, K-5 Media Specialists Amber Hensiek, 6-12 Media Specialist
Nick Hergenroeder, Supervisor of Technology David Robertson, Computer Technician
Evaluation Design and Implementation Timeline
Form Evaluation Design Committee (EDC) (Sept. 2012)
Add Four Categories of Ratings to Current Evaluation Tool (July 2012)
Choose Model Framework (Danielson Oct. 2012)
Professional Development for EDC (Oct. 2012)
Planning Certified Staff Training (August 2013)
Awareness (2013-2104 SIP)
Professional Development in Danielson Frameworks (20132014 SIP)
Develop a Draft Evaluation Guidebook (EDC – October 2013)
Develop a Draft Evaluation Tool Kit (Forms) (EDC – November 2013)
Train All Necessary Evaluators (EDC)
Year 1 of Evaluation System Using the WCUSD #5 Framework for Teaching
EDC Reviews Current Evaluation Procedures
Train All Necessary Evaluators
Professional Development for EDC in Student Growth Models
Year 2 Evaluation System Using the WCUSD #5 Framework for Teaching
EDC Reviews Guidelines/Tool Kit
Joint Evaluation Committee Formed
Student Growth Model Determined
Train All Necessary Evaluators
Professional Development in Growth Model
*September 1, 2016 Implementation of Evaluation System Including Student Growth*
Observer___________________________________________________________ Teacher ___________________________________________ Subject ___________________________
Waterloo Frameworks Learning Walks Guide Suggested use: Check (or number) the items for which you have commented. (Include suggestions, wonderings, affirmations, and missed opportunities.)
Domain 2: The Classroom Environment
a. Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
______ Teacher interaction with students ______ Student interaction with students b. Establishing a Culture for Learning ______ Importance of content ______ Expectations for learning and achievement c. Managing Classroom Procedures ______ Instructional groups ______ Transitions/ Materials & Supplies d. Managing Student Behavior ______ Expectations ______ Monitoring behavior and response to misbehavior e. Organizing Physical Space ______ Safety and accessibility ______ Arrangement of furniture , resources, safety and accessibility
Domain 3: Instruction
a. Communicating with Students
______ Expectations for learning ______ Explanations of content ______ Use of oral and written language b. Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques ______ Quality of questions/Discussion techniques ______ Student participation c. Engaging Students in Learning ______ Activities and assignments ______ Student groups ______ Structure and pacing d. Using Assessment in Instruction ______ Monitoring and assessing student learning ______ Feedback to students and student self-assessment and monitoring e. Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness ______ Lesson adjustment in response to students
Non-Negotiables (100% Student Engagement)
Choral Responses Partner/Small Group Responses SLANT