Web Page Design: As part of a new district communication initiative, the Superintendent would like all teaching staff to create and post web pages. (This is a different web page design program than EdWeb, our prior web page system) If you elect to participate in the summer web page class, then September 1st is a "trade-off" day for you and you do not have to attend school on that day. All teachers are expected to attend training for this initiative either during the summer OR on September 1st.

Click on the link to see the training materials used for the summer workshops
Training PowerPoint


Other Tutorials

Trainer Information


Teacher Webpages - District Expectations: Communicate expectations and information to both parents and students and to build trust among teachers and students/families.

http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/sep00/johnson.htm

Required of all UMASD professional staff:
- Teacher introduction
- Picture of the teacher
- Teacher contact information - Voice mail phone number and email address*
- Teacher Information required
  • Elementary: students’ daily schedule (including time with specialists)
  • Middle School: courses they teach, which team they are on
  • High School: courses they teach, department

- Classroom rules, procedures, expectations
- Homework policy, grading policy, grading scale
- Assignments (posted on a weekly basis with a disclaimer could change)
Update Monday morning and adjust midweek
Or…
Teachers enter assignments daily while students enter into homework book (elementary).
- Important Dates – tests, themes, chapters, project due dates, assignments
- Links to district/school/library created pages such as:
  • Class/course description
  • Themes/Units for the year
  • Suggested authors, books and series
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Vocabulary words, number facts, spelling lists, formulas, etc.
  • “Turn in Folder” for students to submit work to teachers

Please include disclaimer - Preferred way to be contacted and what parents can expect: e.g.:Please contact me via email. Under normal circumstances, I check my email everyday before school (8:15 and after school 3:30) so please do not expect me to respond to an email during the day. If you have a message for your child such as a change in pick up time or a message regarding lunch money, please notify the office.