Goals for January 18, 2019 PD Day Project-Based Learning (PBL Participants) ALICE Protocol safety training (Miscoe Hill, Clough, Memorial) Departmental Priorities (Nipmuc)
Project-Based Learning PD
Buck Institute for Education
PBL 101 Sustained Support Visit
8:30-12:00 PBL 101 Participants in Nipmuc P.D.C.
12:30-2:15 Introduction to Project-Based Learning (PBL) Open to Nipmuc Educators In the PDC
A.L.I.C.E. Training (Miscoe Hill MS, Clough ES, Memorial ES)
Background: Historically, Federal, State, and private agencies have recommended a lockdown-only approach that includes students hiding under desks or against wall, with the shades drawn, lights out, and a locked door. Today, these agencies have spent considerable resources researching active shooting events. Their findings have resulted in a change in guidance. There is a movement away from the historical lockdown techniques to more empowering programs such as ALICE or ALERRT protocols. These protocols are used almost exclusively in all the new guidance. Programs such as ALICE or ALERRT follow current federal and state recommendations.
On the January 18 PD Day, Miscoe Hill and Clough will be joining together for training at Miscoe Hill MS from 12:30-2:45.
Memorial Elementary School ALICE Training The Upton Police Department will be providing the same ALICE training as the Mendon Police Department at Memorial ES at 1pm for Memorial ES faculty and staff members.
Miscoe Hill AM Drills There are several scenarios we, as adults, will practice. One is the traditional shelter in place scenario. Because we also need to practice this with students, we will do a drill in the morning on the 18th. The remaining scenarios will be practiced by adults only in the afternoon. Parents will be notified in advance that we will be having the shelter in place drill. Two parents from our school council will attend the afternoon training.
For the morning shelter-in-place drill: We encourage staff to practice and have conversation with students about the drill prior to 1/18. We are not sharing the time of the drill, just the date. Drill will be announced over the PA system as follows - For example: May I have your attention please? This is only a drill. We are moving into a lockdown drill. Please secure your classrooms at this time. Please ignore the fire alarm should it go off unless told differently by an official. Again, this is only a drill
During this drill authorized personnel will be walking throughout the building in an effort to check for the following : - Silence - No one visible from the classroom door window - Lights out - Magnet wands removed from the door frame and a locked door - Prior to closing the door, teachers should take a quick look into the hallway for students. Students found in the hallway should be brought into your classroom until the drill has been cleared over the PA. - We will announce when the drill is done over the PA. - Prior to this announcement, classroom doors should ONLY be opened by a uniformed police officer or another official from the hallway.
Miscoe Hill PM PD (Clough ES will be joining for this session.) All staff are asked to attend. Hourly employees will be compensated, and we will be joined by staff from Clough. The agenda will be the following: 12:30 - 1:30 Start in auditorium for the presentation portion. From there, you will be assigned to a classroom on the second floor to practice additional scenarios with a member of law enforcement or administration. We will have signage in the building asking visitors not to enter the training area. 1:35 - 1:45 Breached classroom scenario with quick debrief 1:45 - 1:55 Barricade with locked door scenario with quick debrief 1:55 - 2:05 Barricade with evacuate scenario with quick debrief 2:05-2:15 Empowerment scenario with quick debrief 2:15-2:25 Return to auditorium 2:25-2:30 Simulated Counter scenario demonstration by police officers 2:30 - 2:45 Debrief in auditorium.
Things to note:
We have a Sandy Hook survivor at Miscoe and Victoria is in communication with the family around his participation in the morning lock down. (Miscoe)
We are NOT sharing any additional scenarios with students at this time. It's important to train staff and inform parents first.
Please let Liz, Tracee, or Julia know if you will not be in the building for the training so we can track who has participated and who hasn’t.
If you have any question or concerns, please reach out to Officer Sinko, Paul, or me.
Note to Clough ES Faculty and Staff From Clough Connection Memo: As far as the logistics go for dismissal on the 18th. The plan is for you to be able to leave Clough as close to 12:15-12:20 as possible. We will call walkers down a couple of minutes early (12:08) and the first three buses at 12:10. The rest of the bus students will be called down to the lobby at 12:15. You may walk the rest of your students down and have your students line up by buses and then you may head over to Miscoe. Normally your PD day would end at 3:30 but seeing as you will not have an official lunch break you may all leave at 2:45. You may choose to eat your lunch during the presentation or if you have an earlier prep you can always eat then. If you want coverage so you can grab lunch before you head over to Miscoe let me know and I will make it work. Thank you in advance for your flexibility.
Nipmuc High School PD Schedule
11:45-12:15 SOS Follow-up all Faculty and Staff (Auditorium) 12:15-2:15 Departmental Priorities and Introduction to PBL (open to all)
ABA Techs (Nipmuc)
Review of the PEERS Social Skills Training Curriculum and Smile and Succeed for Teens. Focus will be on identifying strategies to increase SEL for students with severe disabilities and areas for improvement. Led by Kathy Deschenes.
Review the updated MCAS Follow-up on 'What if' document to consider next steps and impact on programming decisions Draft course descriptions for Program of Studies (Room 218)
Curriculum review process (most helpful PD) Review of Course Sequence and World History/Civics Integration into HS Curriculum (new frameworks) Vertical integration meeting steps with 8th grade (Room 341)
Review the updated MCAS Look at Alg 1/Geometry curriculum for the remainder of the year (revisions for new MCAS) Creation of Financial Units to embed in current courses (Room 314)
Interdisciplinary planning (within the department and with other departments) Lab protocols Finalization of Lab technician position description I3 planning and reflection (Room 121)
World Language Department
The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) (Room 241)
Update/revise the fundamentals curriculum Revise peer review assessments Review and discuss field trip options (Van Gogh Movie) Be available for interdisciplinary follow-up conversation (Room 142)
DECA Plan for District competition Work on video curriculum What if? MKT classes were 1/2 day offerings (Room 136)
Curriculum mapping (Band Room)
Curriculum review for integrated classes (Off-Site)