Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lexia and TEEN Information

Just wanted to make sure that you all have this link for Lexia.  To access it just click on the highlighted word Lexia in this blog.  Your username is your ESSDACK email and your password is your first name and initial of your last name.  If you need any assistance with this be sure to give Deb Esau a call at 620-960-6060 or email her at desau@educationaldesignsolutions.com

If you have student that would be a good candidate for the virtual setting through the TEEN virtual school just contact Lena Kleiner.    In the TEEN website you can help a student find both the high school (grades 9th through 12th) and adult enrollment packet.  Don't worry about losing students to TEEN.  ESSDACK does receive a cut of the student count from the TEEN school districts.  Their graduation requirements are 21 credits!   Here is the website link.  TEEN

Contact TEEN

Lena Kleiner, Executive Director
416 S. Date
Hillsboro, KS 67063

Office Phone:  620-947-3184
Cell Phone:  620-877-0237
Office Fax:  620-947-3475
Email:  lena.kleiner@usd410.net

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great Start!

I don't know about you but I was super excited from meeting with everyone last Thursday. Without a doubt I know that we have a great group of learning center people that are motivated for all the right reasons to enable the success of all of our students.  I know that you are all going to focus on all of the possibilities for our students throughout the school year.  I believe my role is to support you in this process!  Opportunity thinking is the core focus of Level 5 in the 7 Levels of Energy Leadership.  Level 5 has a theme of believing in others.  This belief was so evident as we met last Thursday.  I know some of you have already heard me say this but I believe it bears repeating.  Although we are headed into a school year, and maybe even two school years, of working through the effects of all the uncertainity it doesn't mean that we can't continue to work and support each other throughout the process.  Through this support we will gain the energy we need to be successful!

With that being said, part of the unknown is the auditing process that we will have to go through during this school year.  I would encourage all of you to connect with Jessica Noble this Thursday.  She will be hosting a webinar from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  It is a live webinar so you will need to go through the KSDE Virtual School Website in order to get to the live link. Click on this Link to Webinar and then click on the 15-16 Fall Webinar Series Flyer.  On the August 13th date you will see a "join here" link.  Once you click on it then you should be able to register as a guest and listen to the webinar.  As a follow up session we will have Jessica Noble, KSDE Education Program Consultant, ZOOM into our staff meeting on August 24.  I am very appreciative of her cooperation to help us out and excited that she will actually join our meeting via ZOOM.  

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Once we get the video component worked out I believe this will be a great way for us to meet and connect.  I appreciate Max Heinrich in joining our group.  In case you didn't know, Max has been the high school principal at Hillsboro High School the past several years.  Under his leadership, Hillsboro became an innovator and leader in the Career Technical Education field.  I know he will be able to provide all of us some very good advice and direction into the arena of adults learners tapping into the CTE credits. Remember we ZOOM every Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.  Next week we will be joining the ESSDACK Leadership Team.