Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Giveaway

Attention all ghouls and gals. It's time for the 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest! We received such a great response to it last year, we could hardly wait to roll out this years challenge. And YES, there will prizes galore. ESGI will be offering the 1st place winner an APPLE WATCH and 10 teacher license bundle for their campus!(A $2000 value!) The top 10 Runners-Up will receive a FREE year of ESGI! Don't be scared! Entering is easy!

1. Post a picture of your favorite school-friendly Halloween costume on all of your social media sites.
2. Include the following phrase as part of your post: "Without ESGI, assessing students would be a nightmare! #ESGISoftware #ESGIcostume2015"
3. Post daily and increase your chances to win! The winner will be announced at 12:00 noon PDT on Monday, November 2nd.  Good luck and have a SPOOKTACULAR day!

Rules: Qualified entries must include the entire phrase as part of your entry. Multiple entries are accepted, but you may only enter one time per account per day. Odds of winning will be based upon actual entries.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Make Your Interactive Read-Alouds Come Alive: Live Webinar w/Deedee Wills

Join ESGI on Thursday, November 12 at 6pm (CST) for a LIVE webinar featuring guest speaker Deedee Wills!

Deedee will walk you through the process of planning a read aloud for deliberate instruction. Learn how to engage all readers in an interactive read aloud! A week's worth of reading comprehension, response to literature, and vocabulary instruction will be planned and given to all participants! Suitable for K-2nd.  Did you know that Deedee's Guiding Readers assessments are now being offered to all ESGI users?  Click HERE to get your 2 month FREE trial!

Deliberate Instruction
  • How do you teach emergent readers to become deep thinkers?
  • How do you engage students in focused discussions?
  • How do you scaffold students and support their attempts?
  • How do you help students transfer their learning to new situations?

WHAT: Free Webinar: Make Your Read Alouds Come Alive

WHEN: Thursday, November 12th at 6pm (CST)

WHERE: Everywhere! (home, school, on a yacht in the South Pacific)

WHO: TK Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, 1st grade teachers, Special Education Teachers, Academic Coaches, Directors, and Principals Register Now!

Click Here to Register for the Webinar Now!

Meet Deedee Wills!

Deedee created Kindergarten CCSS & NEW GUIDED READING Assessments in ESGI to provide an easy and efficient way to track and report student progress, create small groups and develop effective intervention strategies using real-time item analyses.  She taught four years in second grade before she was asked to help launch their Balance Literacy adoption in her district. She served as a Literacy Coach for two years but missed having her own class. So when a kindergarten position opened up, Deedee begged and pleaded... and Mrs. Wills Kindergarten was created. Today, Deedee supports teachers through teacher best practices.  She is a national speaker and staff developer.