Tony Wagner Speaks to Educators: 7 Skills from Edu-Sources on Vimeo.
7 SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
After interviewing hundreds of CEOS in business, non-profits and educational institutions Tony Wagner of Harvard University identified the top seven survival skills needed for the 21st century in his book The Global Achievement Gap.
1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
"The idea that a company's senior leaders have all the answers and can solve problems by themselves has gone completely by the wayside...The person who's close to the work has to have strong analytic skills. You have to be rigorous: test your assumptions, don't take things at face value, don't go in with preconceived ideas that you're trying to prove." - Ellen Kumata, consultant to Fortune 200 companies
2. Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence
"The biggest problem we have in the company as a whole is finding people capable of exerting leadership across the board...Our mantra is that you lead by influence, rather than authority." - Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Cisco
3. Agility and Adaptability
"I've been here four years, and we've done fundamental reorganization every year because of changes in the business...I can guarantee the job I hire someone to do will change or may not exist in the future, so this is why adaptability and learning skills are more important than technical skills." - Clay Parker, President of Chemical Management Division of BOC Edwards
4. Initiative and Entrepreneurship
"For our production and crafts staff, the hourly workers, we need self-directed people...who can find creative solutions to some very tough, challenging problems."- Mark Maddox, Human Resources Manager at Unilever Foods North America
5. Effective Oral and Written Communication
"The biggest skill people are missing is the ability to communicate: both written and oral presentations. It's a huge problem for us." - Annmarie Neal, Vice President for Talent Management at Cisco Systems
6. Accessing and Analyzing Information
"There is so much information available that it is almost too much, and if people aren't prepared to process the information effectively, it almost freezes them in their steps." - Mike Summers, Vice President for Global Talent Management at Dell
7. Curiosity and Imagination
"Our old idea is that work is defined by employers and that employees have to do whatever the employer wants...but actually, you would like him to come up with an interpretation that you like-he's adding something personal-a creative element." -Michael Jung, Senior Consultant at McKinsey and Company"
Exciting changes are coming to the iPads at EBT. Look for the following icon to access EBT related content securely within your iPad. Laptops and Desktops used by students will also have a Kiosk system in place shortly in order to improve the performances of the computers. This will save you valuable time and we are very excited to see how it improves productivity.
Important: Google Apps for Teams ending in September, changes happening
with your Google Apps for Teams account
Hello Google Apps for Teams user,
Our records show that your email@example.com address is a Google Apps
for Teams account. Google Apps for Teams allowed those with a verified business
or school email address to use Google Apps and collaborate on Google Docs,
Google Calendar, and Google Talk without needing to go through their IT
department or domain administrator for support.
Today we’re announcing that we will be officially shutting down Google Apps
for Teams beginning on September 4, 2012.
When this happens, your Google Apps for Teams account will become a personal Google Account.
- If you already have a personal Google Account with the same
firstname.lastname@example.org username, your Google Apps for Teams account will become
a personal Google Account with a temporary username,
email@example.com. Your existing personal Google Account, which
you might have used to access YouTube or Blogger, will not change.
- If you have only one account with the firstname.lastname@example.org username, the
username may not change, but it will still become a personal Google Account.
Whether your username changes or not, you don't have to do anything, because
this change will happen automatically. We'll let you know by email when your
Google Apps for Teams account becomes a personal Google Account.
After the change, you’ll still be able to access your Docs, Sites, and
Calendar data. However, you'll need to use the regular Google sign-in pages such
as http://www.google.com/docs and http://www.google.com/sites, instead of the /a/domain.com URLs
you had previously been using. Please make sure to update your bookmarks.
If you are a Google Sites user, you may need to take further action. We'll
email you instructions with what to do with the Sites that you own.
If you'd like more information about the changes coming to Google Apps for
Teams, please see the Help Center.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
The Google Apps Team
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have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about
important changes to your
Google Apps account.
Dear EBT Colleagues,
In order to improve our inventory for the upcoming year, we will be taking advantage of the Equipment and Textbook Inventory feature of Jupitergrades. This will allow you to check out books or equipments to students or other staff and check them in when the person returns the item. Please note that Book Receipts must also be filled out and we recommend that you keep a physical print out of all of your inventory so that we can better manage and track our equipments.
Here is the help section of Jupitergrades to help you learn how to do the Inventory through Jupitergrades -
|You can keep track of textbooks, projectors, computers, and any other assets. Teachers see the Info > Textbooks & Equipment screen; admins see theSetup > Textbooks & Equipment screen. (Requires a paid license. This feature is not intended for libraries. There is a separate feature to assign Lockers.)|
Before you can check out textbooks and equipment to students and staff, you must first enter it as new inventory: Change the pop-up menu to "New Book" or "New Equipment". Each item must have a title, like "Fahrenheit 451" or "LCD Projector", and an inventory number, which may include letters, like 014-A. You can add optional information like the condition (new, damaged, etc.), replacement cost, and storage location. Also you can import serial numbers by copying and pasting a list from a spreadsheet or text document.
The "Inventory" screen lists each item so you can see what is available, where it is currently located, and who has it checked out. Click any items on this screen to edit or delete them. Admins can print the inventory on the Reports screen.
To add more books or items to an existing inventory, like when purchasing more copies of a textbook, add it as New inventory with the exact same title. (If the title is slightly different, it will be listed separately. But you can edit it to correct the title to merge the inventories together.)
By default all items are considered school property, but teachers may opt to enter their private collections so that other teachers cannot see them. (Note: Admins can see and edit private collections in Admin Mode, but private collections are excluded from the printed reports.)
Check Out / In
Teachers, click the "Check Out" button to check out items. Set the menu to "Students" to check out items to specific students, like textbooks. (There are spaces for you to check out extra copies to keep in the classroom.) Or select "Teacher" to check out items for yourself or your class in general, like projectors or reference books. To check in items, check the "Check In" checkbox, and optionally update the condition, or flag it as "Missing" or "Needs Repair".
To check out an extra copy to a student, like a loaner textbook, click "Check Out" and replace their regular textbook # with the loaner #. This will add to what they already have checked out, not replace it, so on the "Check In" screen you'll see both copies listed. When the student returns the loaner, it's best to "Check Out" the item to yourself, so that way it's still listed as one of your extras, not back in storage.
Admins, to check items out or in, click them on the "Inventory" screen. Items can be checked out to staff members and/or students. You can also restrict teachers from checking out certain items, like laptop computers, so that only an admin with the A3permission can check it out or adjust the inventory. This option is available when you create a new item or edit it.
If a teacher forgets to check in an item, teachers and admins can override that.
To see which students have not turned in their textbooks or other equipment, teachers can look at the Textbooks & Equipment screen and set the menu for "This class only" or "All my students". Also admins can print a report for the whole school or any selected student on the Reports screen.
The same book appears with different titles
Teachers might accidentally enter books with slightly different titles, like "Tom Sawyer" versus "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". You can edit the item to correct the title, and they will be merged together.
Some items don't appear on the Check Out screen.
Each item must have an inventory, otherwise it appears as ??? and you cannot check it out. Edit the item to give it an inventory number."
1) Jupitergrades - Post at least ONE STRENGTH for your students under STAFF NOTES within Student Menu.
2) Google Apps/Docs - CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT using DOE Email.
3) Castlelearning.com - CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT especially for all teachers who teach regents based curriculum
Drop by Room 440 if you need help meeting these challenges.
"Good is the enemy of Great!"
Please inform all your students that Parent Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday,
October 27, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 12:30 PM to
Friday, October 28, 2011 will be a shortened school day because of Parent Teacher Conference.
The schedule for Friday, October 28, 2011 will be the following:
Periods 1-4 Normal schedule: All students report to their regularly scheduled classes
periods 1 through 4.
11:20 AM to 12:00 PM Teachers’ Lunch
12:30 PM to 2:50 PM Parent Teacher Conference.
Teachers must be in their assigned rooms by 12:15 PM.
1st-4th Period Teachers: Please tell your students that they must be here on Friday,
October 28, 2011 Please tell them of any special activities you are planning for that day
such as quizzes, exams or projects.
All teachers and educational paraprofessionals must report to school at 8:00 AM on
Friday, October 28, 2011
Secretaries, school aides and additional staff members must report at their regularly scheduled
October 24, 2011
Hipolito Fernandez, Assistant Principal Pupil Personnel Services
Parent Teacher Conferences
How do you save time and increase productivity? By using a faster browser and by staying organized. I took the time to design a wallpaper for all of the computers at EBT that reminds me of all the important services within the EBT Website. Please add this wallpaper to all computers so that students and teachers can be reminded of what to do when they use any EBT computers.
Please join Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott; Members of the Panel for Educational Policy; Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky; and David Coleman, an author of the Common Core Literacy Standards for:
A Conversation on Raising Standards in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Seward Park Educational Campus
350 Grand Street, Manhattan
Over the next few years, New York and more than 40 other states will transition to a new set of learning standards designed to prepare all students, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, for success in college and careers. Over time, teachers will integrate these new learning standards, called Common Core, into their classrooms.
After an introduction from Chancellor Walcott, Mr. Coleman will make a presentation on what the new academic standards ask of students at each grade level—and, above all, what they will need to learn to be on track for success in life after high school. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Mr. Coleman and Chief Academic Officer Polakow-Suransky. For the remainder of the evening, attendees may take part in an exercise with staff leading the citywide instructional work in which they engage in activities similar to those done by our schools to learn how the new assignments are more challenging and thoughtful than those in years past.