Our goals include getting teachers involved in their local, state and national union, preparing educators for their job, and fostering relationships through our Read Across America event and essay contest.
Committee Chair: Casey Keenan
UniServ Director: Nicola van Kuilenburg
Members: Missy Dirks, Brittany Blankenship, Jacki Wood, Alia Knight-Dahl, Deborah Carter, Crystal Dorsey, & Sherry Haydel
If you would like to know more information please contact Casey Keenan at Casey.Keenan@fcps.org or LDCFCTA@gmail.com
Upcoming 2017-2018 LDC committee meeting dates:
Tuesday, October 10th – 4:30-6:00
Tuesday, November 14th – 4:30-6:00
Tuesday, December 12th – 4:30-6:00
Tuesday, January 9th – 4:30-6:00
Tuesday, February 13th – 4:30-6:00
Tuesday, March 6th – 4:30-6:00
Tuesday, April 3rd – 4:30-6:00
Tuesday, May 8th – 4:30-6:00
Ever been to an Unconference? Want to network with other educators from around the area? Need to clock 3 1/2 hours of professional learning hours?
We are excited to announce that FCTA’s Leadership Development committee is hosting their first ever Edcamp on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Any and all Frederick County Teachers Association members are welcomed!
The morning is PACKED with tons of great stuff! The day will include coffee and a light breakfast along with meeting spaces for educators. We will also have a quick SMACKDOWN session, and raffle off a TON of amazing prizes! We hope to see you there!
Reserve your ticket at the linked EventBrite page and tell all of your friends!! You will be entered into a drawing if you SHARE this event on Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #EdcampFCTA and tag us at @LDC_FCTA **This giveaway is for FCTA members only**
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Frederick High School
650 Carroll Pkwy,
Frederick, MD 21701
What should I bring?
-Your ticket print-out
-A device (if desired)
-Something to take notes with
-A bag (you never know what you will walk away with
-Your amazing ideas!
Registration and breakfast is from 8:00am to 8:30am. Please arrive no later than 8:20am on the day of the event. We are excited to greet you!
8:00am – 8:30am – Register and Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am – Welcome, building the wall and networking
9:00am – 9:45am – Session 1
9:45am – 10:30am – Session 2
10:30am – 11:15am – Session 3
11:15am – 11:30am – Networking and Break (snacks)
11:30am – 11:45am – SMACKDOWN
11:45am – 12:00pm – Prizes!!
Photography is permitted. If you attend this event, you might be photographed for social media.
Hashtag and Handle:
The official hashtag for the event is #EdcampFCTA & you can also tag #Edcamp
If you Tweet before, during or after the event, please tag us at @LDC_FCTA & @MyFCTA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH – CLASSROOM/BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH – MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR ELL STUDENTS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH – INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY
**SNOW DATE – JANUARY 23RD**
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Our First annual Downtown Frederick Dr. Seuss Book giveaway! We hope you can join us next year! We still have a few Teacher I am shirts left in each size from S-3XL, please contact Casey Keenan at Casey.Keenan@fcps.org to order one. They are $15 and the money will go to help fund next years books.
The Middle School READIE 500
Congratulations to these amazing Middle School students who read an extra 500 minutes in March!
Humza Husain – Windsor Knolls Middle – Mrs. Cameron
Chris Arana – Crestwood Middle School – Mrs. Travis
Mariana Ramirezn Niz – Monocacy Middle – Mrs. Knight-Dahl
Elementary School Dr. Seuss Essay contest
This years quote was, “A persons a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who
K-2 category: Brenna Davies – Centerville Elementary – Mrs. Lloyd
3-5 category: Kylie Stracener – Sabillasville Elementary– Mrs. Austin
1st Grade category: Nora Sands – Whittier Elementary – Mrs. Kinnamont
2nd Grade category: Julia Moore – Urbana Elementary – Mrs. McKeever
3rd Grade category: Alexander Dennis – Thurmont Elementary – Mrs. Crone
4th Grade category: Hannah W. – Sabillasville Elementary – Mrs. Doney
5th Grade category: Alyssa Davies – Centerville Elementary – Mrs. Hames
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
K-2 category: Leyna Durrshmidt – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller
3-5 category: Marleigh Klamert – Middletown ES – Mrs. Eyler
Kindergarten category: Roxana Zarbalian – Kemptown ES – Mrs. Montgomery
1st Grade category: Samantha Williams – Centerville ES – Mrs. Hagen
2nd Grade category: Leyna Durrshmidt – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller
3rd Grade category: Rebecca Davis – Twin Ridge ES – Mrs. Shoemaker
4th Grade category: Alyssa Davies – Centerville ES – Mrs. Hames
5th Grade category: Marleigh Klamert – Middletown ES – Mrs. Eyler
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child”
1st Grade category:
1st place – Olivia Baker– Emmitsburg ES – Ms. Beckner
2nd Grade category:
1st place – Lindsay Chance – Brunswick ES – Ms. Mace
2nd place – Naomi Tipton – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller
3rd Grade category:
1st place – Tessa R. McKenzie – Emmitsburg ES – Mr. Brown
2nd place – Matthew Alfronso – Monocacy ES – Mrs. Fogle
5th Grade category:
1st place – Kara Graves – Brunswick ES – Mrs. Chew
2nd place – Sadie Batson – Brunswick ES- Mr. Price
2014’s Read Across America was successful with more than 70 readers across the county inside our classroom. Even though we had a snow day on the event day, we have had classrooms and readers reschedule readings! GO FCPS & FCTA!
SAVE THE DATE: April 19th – 21st, 2018
Thank you to an amazing SPARKS adventure!
The class of 2017 FCTA LDC SPARKS!
Click here to go to the SPARKS symbol to find everything you need!