This week is our student-led conferences, some of my favorite parts of our year. I’ve seen such growth, already, in the ways students are taking charge of the meetings, selecting and organizing their own work to share and having conversations about their learning. Forget when your appointment is? SignUp link here.
We will hold our SLCs on Zoom (a teleconference app). Staff has been given the “go-ahead” to use either Google Meet or Zoom in our meetings with students and/or parents. If this is your first time using Zoom on the device you will use for the SLC, please log-in 5 minutes before your appointment time, to get set up.
- Adventurers’ Meeting Room: We will always use the same link for all meetings (so you might want to bookmark it): Adventurers' Meeting Room (email Janette for the link). When you click on the link for the first time, you will be prompted to download the Zoom Client (on computer) or Zoom app on phone/tablet. You will only need to do the download once. The wizard will walk you through the simple steps.
- Note: When you join the meeting room, you will be in a virtual “waiting room.” Zoom will tell you that you need to wait for me to let you in. This allows me to end one meeting without interruption and to begin the next meeting on time and you don’t have to worry that you might disturb a meeting in progress.
All Adventurer group meetings (morning meeting, project launch, closing meeting, etc.) will continue on Google Meet this week, for the sake of continuity. When we come back after Spring Break, we will shift to Zoom, using the Adventurers’ Meeting Room as described above. Zoom is a much more robust tool than Google Meet and I am looking forward to using it with students. Our meeting schedule is the same as last week (see the chart on the 3/22 post), except that office hours are only available at 4pm.
All WoW information can be found in our Google Classrooms. Tasks will be posted no later than Wednesday morning.
Clubs and Book Clubs
We have a drawing club, building club and 2 book clubs available on the Adventurers Google classroom. These are asynchronous (on-demand) and available when they fit into your schedule. Check them out! This week, students will be recording responses to the books and sharing on Padlet. They will be able to see each other’s videos and reply with their own.
Spring Break (whew)!
Spring Break will be the week of April 6-10. Please take advantage of this opportunity to catch your breath, enjoy each other and maybe even try out a new hobby. If you are anything like me, you probably have something stored in a closet that is just waiting for you to pick it up...knitting, an instrument, a cookbook, a toolkit, etc. Have fun with it!
Responding this week…
Please be patient this week, if you are waiting for a response to an email. My calendar is booked fairly solid with meetings and prepping student tasks. I will get back to you as quickly as possible, just not as quickly as you might be accustomed to.