Welcome back returning teachers and welcome new teachers to the Concept network. We at Concept English are here to support your work and to help you build capacity. We believe in you and know that you are the reason our students will be successful.
This year changes were made in orientation. Instead of traveling to each region and seeing ALL teachers we have focused on new teachers joining our network. While we were able to focus on their needs some of you may not be aware or missed the many emails regarding some of the updates we have made.
Below are screen shots of the changes and the guidelines for SIS (the first unit listed under each grade level provides more detailed information on guidelines). The Master Curriculum was uploaded into your account for the courses you were hired to teach. As always there are 6 units for each grade level 6-12. In addition, this year, working with our Advisory Board, we have provided a model unit for grades 6-11. This means you are seeing actual materials from the classroom.
At the request of many administrators you are to take the master and make modifications to the unit before you teach. Then, take information from the master unit ALL resources and break it down into 2, 3, 2 week segments as Part A, B, and C. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the new system.
At our New Teacher Induction meetings, we also focused, again, on the importance of unpacking the standards for better understanding and targeted teaching. Many of our schools are asking for us to visit and do more with standards. Please reach out to us if you need help with this process.
We also discussed our instructional approached of balanced literacy and Gradual Release.
You may arrange for Webinars and school visits at any time. Simply call or email the Director to make arrangements and register in SIS.
Belmont – Heather Petrella
Cleveland High School – Daniel Horton
Cleveland Middle School –
CMSA – Abbey Walton
Columbus High School – Kyle Jordan
Columbus Middle School – Danielle Blackstone
Dayton Downtown –
Dayton High School – Victoria Holman
Denison Middle School – Tracy Jack
GSA Fyler – Sarah Newton
IMSA North –
IMSA West –
HSA Lorain – Reanna Laszlo
McKinley Park – Joseph Schmith
Milwaukee – Ashley Ellis
Michigan – Tyesha Bowens
Noble Cleveland –
Noble Columbus –
HSA Southwest – Aubrey Smith
HSA Springfield – Melissa Brown
HSA Toledo – Sherrii Weitzel
HSA Youngstown – Alyson Salmen-Bable
Concept English Travel August/September/October
August 10th – CMSA
August 14th – HSA SW Chicago
August 15th am – HSA Belmont
August 15th pm – HSA McKinley Park (ACT/SAT)
August 16th – HSA McKinley Park
August 28th – Michigan
September 12th – HSA McKinley Park
September 14th – GSA Fyler St. Louis
September 18th – HSA Youngstown
September 19th – Noble Cleveland
September 20th – HSA Cleveland High School
September 26th – HSA McKinley Park
September 27th – HSA Columbus Middle School
October 10th – HAS McKinley Park
October 11th – HSA Lorain
October 12th – HSA Springfield (TBD)
October 31st – HSA McKinley Park
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to be of service.