Irvington Educators Collaborate with Authors, Teachers to Improve Instruction
Twenty IUFSD teachers recently worked with educators from other states and countries to learn how to make a lasting change in their classrooms. During a daylong MasterClass World Tour workshop, hosted by the District, they worked with authors of three best-selling educational technology books.
Holly Clark, co-author of “The Google Infused Classroom,” Trevor MacKenzie, author of “Dive into Inquiry” and Kelly Hilton, co-author of “The HyperDoc Handbook,” collaborated with the teachers to discuss how they can incorporate the lessons from each of their books, to develop better learning outcomes for their students.
“Over the course of the day, each author provided insight into the content of their book and examples of instructional uses,” Director of Technology Jesse Lubinsky said. “Attendees also had time to develop their own resources with guidance and assistance from the authors.”
Throughout the school year, Irvington educators will have the opportunity to reconnect with the authors at several after-school meetings to further improve their work.
PTSA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, October 17
Please join us for our first General Membership Meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 17 at 9:15 in the Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room.
Agenda items include:
--Legislative Strategic Advisory Committee presents: "If You Moved Here for the Schools...Here's Where Your Taxes Go."
--Vote on the 2017-2018 PTSA budget
WINTER COAT DRIVE
October 16 - 27
Please donate clean, gently used or new coats, hats, gloves and scarves for all ages.
Collection boxes will be in the Dows Lane and Main Street School lobbies.
Thank you for helping those in need!
UPCOMING RIVERTOWNS PARENTS PRESENTATION
Thursday, October 19
(Registration is requested: http://www.rivertownparents.com/event-registration.html)
Thursday, October 19, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick Procrastination to the Curb: Strategies to Get Your Student
Unstuck and Started!
Leslie Josel founder of Order Out of Chaos® and author of “What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management?”
DESIGNED FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN
5TH - 12TH GRADE
Dobbs Ferry Middle School/High School Auditorium
505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING
GIFTS AND GOODIES
Deadline Extended to October 22
Purchase great birthday, teacher, and holiday gifts and support your school! There are 100s of high-quality items ranging from holiday and everyday gift wrap, to jewelry, housewares, kitchen goods, gourmet foods and chocolates, and subscriptions to best-selling magazines!
Every dollar you spend helps the PTSA fund valuable enrichment and community programs for our kids. Our PTSA earns 40% of every dollar you spend. Order and pay online, and get your order shipped to your home! Spend $60 to qualify for free shipping.
*** Click here: PTSA Gifts and Goodies ***
or copy http://www.gaschoolstore.com/Login and enter ID: 4201513 for Irvington PTSA.
Some of our favorites items include:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Roll Wrap
Emoji Holiday Roll Wrap
Mensch on a Bench Roll Wrap
Stainless Steel Tumblers and Water Bottles
Space Monster Popsicle Mold
Questions? Want more suggestions about items? Feel free to shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to be your Personal Shoppers! Email IrvPtsaGiftsandGoodies@gmail.com
THE HARLEM WIZARDS ARE COMING TO TOWN!
Don't miss the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team on Friday, November 17 at 7pm at the Irvington HS gym!
This annual event brings together our school community for an evening of fun and laughter as the Harlem Wizards thrill the crowd with lots of slam dunks, athletic tricks and humor. Come cheer on the Irvington All Stars, featuring teachers, coaches and staff from the IUFSD!!
Advance purchase tickets start at $16 and are on sale online starting October 17: www.harlemwizards.com Or, for grades K-5 only, or fill out the order form and return to school.
Meet and Greet tickets (courtside reserved seating, pregame meet & greet with players, souvenir lanyard and $10 discount on Wizards replica jersey) are $30 and available online only, quantities are limited.
Join us in our work to bring out the best in Irvington schools.