Introducing Infinite Campus SuperTeachers™

I am honored and excited to announce the inaugural class of Infinite Campus SuperTeachers™!  

The 2019-20 Infinite Campus SuperTeachers are: 

  • Dione Ferguson at Des Moines Public Schools (Iowa) 
  • Erika Garcia at William S Hart Union High School District (California) 
  • Jessica League at Fayette County Public Schools (Georgia) 
  • Jessica Safe at Durant Independent School District (Oklahoma) 
  • Melody Brewer at Laramie County School District 1 (Wyoming) 
  • Jillian Zeilenga at Washington Central Unified Union School District (Vermont) 

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Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series

Part 1: The teachers

This blog post, which is the first in a series of three, is a little different than what I usually write. I try to inform teachers who use Campus about tools available or updates to the software. I also like to highlight some of the cool things teachers are doing, both to acknowledge them and to inspire others with their stories. This series is different; I will highlight some teachers and students, but I also want to highlight Infinite Campus and share a unique way our company gives back to our local schools  Continue reading “Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series”

School Spotlight: Avalon is teacher-powered

This is the fourth and final part in a series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. (Click here to read the introductory post, here to read about student projects, and here to read about Avalon’s schedule.)

A teacher-powered school is one that is run by the teachers.  At Avalon School, there are no administrators. One teacher has administrative credentials, though they aren’t required to have anyone with an administrative license at a charter school. Instead, several teachers take some time during the day to fulfill the administrative duties. All decisions, however, are made collectively by the staff.  Continue reading “School Spotlight: Avalon is teacher-powered”

School Spotlight: A different kind of schedule at Avalon

This is the third in a four-part series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. (Click here to read the introductory post and here to read about student projects.) During my visit, the nontraditional schedule stood out as one aspect that was instrumental in making everything work.  Continue reading “School Spotlight: A different kind of schedule at Avalon”

School Spotlight: Avalon is project-based

This is the second in a four-part series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. (Click here to read the introductory post.) During my visit, I had the opportunity to ask some students about their projects. They were clearly motivated to do the work and passionate about the projects they put together.  Continue reading “School Spotlight: Avalon is project-based”

School Spotlight: Introducing Avalon School

This is the first in a four-part series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. As many contemplate the future of public K12 schools in the U.S., they look to schools like Avalon that are already doing something different. 

My best days are the ones I spend in schools. Listening to and watching teachers and students as they work is so insightful! Back in December of 2018, I had such a day when I visited Avalon School in St. Paul, Minnesota.   Continue reading “School Spotlight: Introducing Avalon School”

Happy holidays!

What do you do to recharge and rejuvenate your mind and spirit?

Happy holidays! 

I suspect you are going into this break exhausted, but I hope you also feel the appreciation and gratitude of your students, families and community. I remember receiving many wishes for a happy holiday or a pleasant break, but the ones that stay with me are the unexpected little cards or notes I occasionally received from students.  Continue reading “Happy holidays!”

Finding Money

Teachers often have big plans and big ideas at the beginning of the school year, but there isn’t always money to make those plans a reality. Luckily, there are options available for teachers to help fund those projects in addition to grants and teacher stores. They include one I got to see in action first hand last year, DonorsChoose.org. Continue reading “Finding Money”

“It cut my workload in half”

Teachers experience new Turnitin functionality with Campus Learning in closed beta program

Teachers at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, NY took part in a closed beta program integrating Turnitin with Campus Learning. How did it go?

“In a nutshell, it cut my workload in half,” said Michael la Liberte.

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Michael la Liberte, photo submitted

He went on to explain that, prior to the integration, “I would create the assignment in Infinite Campus and then I’d have to create the assignment again in Turnitin.com.” And that wasn’t Continue reading ““It cut my workload in half””