From the Office of Teaching and Learning: Transforming instruction through personalized learning

During the next two weeks, The Bridge will feature columns from leaders across Saint Paul Public Schools. Hans Ott, the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), this week explains the role of OTL in our schools.

Video: SPPS volunteers, Foresters and KaBoom! bring families together with new playground at Riverview

In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), Foresters and the nonprofit KaBOOM! created a new playground at Riverview Westside School of Excellence. 

Action Items
  • Teachers: Schedule a free science field trip for students
  • Third grade teachers: Request free dictionaries for your students
  • Teachers: Register to participate in 'We Act' and professional development
  • Music teachers: Review Destiny Instrument Music Inventory System information
  • Teachers: Apply for transportation grants to MIA
  • Teachers: Apply for fall grants now
  • Teachers: Apply for Inspired Educator Grant by Oct. 12
  • Teachers: Get help with fall grant applications this month
  • Staff: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on Oct. 12
  • Staff: Give to the Max Day is Thursday, Nov. 12
  • Wellness Champions: Site Wellness Action Plans due Friday, Sept. 25
  • Principals: Update your website's school directory
  • Principals: Report your school's website administrator
Kudos
  • 'I Am SPPS' campaign continues on social media, SPPS website
  • Washington Tech teacher receives Norma Rowe Model UN Teacher Award
  • Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Partners with Keys 4/4 Kids
  • Central teacher selected as Minnesota finalist for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science
  • Photos: Volunteers build new Riverview playground
  • Video: Bruce Vento Elementary partnering with U of M
Department News
  • Annual Open Enrollment dates announced
  • New deadline for Pcard statements
  • Technology Services Service Desk reduced hours
  • Personalized Learning PD is back and better than ever
  • Stay informed with Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Take advantage of 2016 health care savings
  • Free on-site yoga courses at Battle Creek Elementary and Washington Tech
  • Learn about Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, Eid Al Ad-ha, on Sept. 24-25