September 17, 2012

16 09 2012

Share My Lesson: By Teachers, For Teachers (FREE and sponsored by the AFT)

Talk about a collaboration! Watch the video below for information on Share My Lesson. This site was developed by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and TES Connect. You will find a plethora of FREE Common Core resources for your use! Think about forming a collegial circle (inservice and/or professional development hours) with members of your department to not only use Share My Lesson but contribute to Share My Lesson. We are all in this together – and this site is a community we should all belong to.

What NYSUT has to say: “It’s a little like a desktop faculty room, a place to share great ideas and create a community.”

“AFT’s Heidi Glidden explained the content will be supplemented by tens of thousands of contributions from hundreds of content partners, including Sesame Street and Encyclopedia Britannica. Users are also encouraged to form special interest communities, such as music teachers or English as a Second Language educators. “It’s about more than loading materials,” Glidden said. “It’s about sharing and building communities.”, I was fortunate to have in a class on the role of data over the summer states: ” To read more from NYSUT, click here.

As for teachers who are paying off student loans, register by October 31st for a chance to win $5000 to help!

Have a great week,


September 4, 2012

7 09 2012

Welcome Back and welcome to MTRACT’s new website! I hope you had a great summer.

As you can see, the site has been updated with pages for the APPR and the Common Core. I will continue to update both. Information regarding the APPR is huge so it is a work in progress. I have attached the NYS Guidance Document at the end of the APPR Overview page for those who would like to investigate further.

The courses page highlights NYSUT courses that are currently being offered in Massapequa and will also highlight courses offered by other teacher centers. There is also a FAQ page for My Learning Plan as well as Professional Certification for those of you who need 175 hours.

Take a look at the right margin – I’ve moved all blog posts here and categorized them so it’s an easier search for you.

As always, I’d like to welcome you back with a video. I really liked this one because it speaks to why we do what we do. Have a great year!!!!!!