GenYES Facilitator Weekly Message

Hi GenYES Facilitators,

It is mid-April and time for GenYES facilitators and administrators to think about both wrapping up 2017-18 and planning for the upcoming 2018-19 implementation.

Wrapping Up

In the final six to ten weeks remaining in this school year, here are some things to consider:

1. This is a good time to crank up both the number and complexity of TAPs. The STLs are more experienced, testing has been completed, teachers are preparing the upcoming year, and there are lots of last minute maintenance tasks. Ask teachers, administrators, classified staff, and IT staff if they have specific year-end tasks that STLs could help them complete.

2. Now is a good time to look at some of the later units in the curriculum. They offer a variety of opportunities to complete substantial TAPs.

3.  Time to clean up your online GenYES data. See to it that STLs assess their completed projects (this includes linking or uploading anything digital they may have created). Make sure you are approving the projects. Here is a tutorial about completing TAPs. Have STLs update their tech skills inventory.

Planning for Sustainability

Here are a few tasks you can do soon that will help your program next year:

1.  Recruit your STLs for the 2018-19 school year. This would include returning and new STLs.

2. Meet with administrators, IT staffers, and STL representatives to modify GenYES goals and objectives for the upcoming school year.

3. Send a quick email to Generation YES staff summarizing your plans for next year and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out.

Lots of new resources and support materials coming your way this summer. Stay tuned.

TAP of the Week

Today's TAP of the Week comes from an 11th grader at Paradise Valley High School in Arizona, where an STL mentored a teacher.

Title: Teaching a teacher to use a study resource (Mrs. Gallenbeck)
TAP Description: Mrs. Gallenbeck would like to know how to use Studystack or Jeopardy.
TAP Accomplishments: Went to explain JeopardyLabs, however, Mrs. Gallenbeck was administering a test. I chose to write up a document to explain what JepardyLabs is and how to set up a game to use in class as a study guide for students. Over a few days I added to the document, had it proofread, and okay'd by Mrs. Verma. Email was sent off and Mrs. Gallenbeck is happy with the document.

Victoria Bawn