About Christine Ermold, Ed.D.

Director of Human Resources and Professional Development Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

PLCs and Formative Assessment

2.20.14 MHarrison

Attached is the powerpoint Merilou used during the training on PLCs and Formative Assessment 2/20 & 2/21.  The link to the video she shared is embedded for your easy reference.  Pasted below are links to two wordles made of the definitions your teams created during the Formative Assessment exploration.  The first link is from day one and the second link is from day two.



Finally, thank you to everyone who has already submitted their agenda for Wednesday’s early release (they are due to Sean & your director by today.)  Remember, if your site is not going to start focusing on Formative Assessment as a piece of your PLC team work this week, you still need to send us your agenda, but you must also send us the plan for when you anticipate your PLC teams will be ready to engage in this new learning and work.   Please contact your director if clarification is needed.

i-Safe Information


  1. Teaching internet safety is required annually as a condition of continuing our E-Rate funding.  KPBSD adopted the i-Safe materials to provide teachers with the resources, background, and support information necessary to be able to teach these skills and the related content.  Teachers in multigrade sites should choose one grade level of content to focus on each year, and rotate the materials so students end up learning from all grade levels at some point in their school experience.
  2. Principals must collect the verification forms each year from their teachers.
  3. The forms are due (for the whole school at once- not to be submitted one class at a time,) annually to IT by May 1st (it is on the deadlines list.)

All the teaching materials and verification forms are available online from the curriculum webpage by selecting “i-Safe,” which is listed under “Health” or by following this link: http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=22489


Ed Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 9/26/13

The minutes from today’s meeting of the Ed Tech Committee are posted below.  Members of the committee are:

  • Mick Audette, DW Ed Tech Coordinator
  • Amanda Adams, Distance Ed Teacher
  • Stephanie Cronin, Seward High School
  • Kristi Felchle, K-Beach Elementary School
  • Robanne Stading, Nikolaevsk K-12 School
  • Beth Swaby, Soldotna High School
  • Lisa Rolph, Kenai Middle School
  • Karla Barkman, DW Librarian and Ed Tech Coach
  • Jason Bickling, Principal at Seward Middle and Moose Pass K-8

9.26.13 EdTechCommittee Notes