JJH IRS Update

What's Been Going On?? Short and Sweet this time!

Cross Department Collaboration

Eighth grade social studies and 8th grade English Language Arts teachers got together on Wednesday, January 14th for a day to plan a cross curricular unit. The unit titled "Man's Inhumanity to Man" will involve both ELA and Social Studies. The group determined standards, common vocabulary and mentor texts. The social studies teachers will focus on man's inhumanity to man and the global impact while ELA teachers will focus on the impact on an individual.

This cross department collaboration will help students make connections and deepen their understanding!

If you and your department would be interested in developing a cross curricular unit, let's talk and make it happen!

Internal University Offerings

Did you see Tarah's IU offering? Twitter!! I love Twitter and think you can learn a lot about how to chat, use it with kids and learn for yourself! I would highly recommend it!

Here is the Smore to sign up!

And did you notice the Close Reading offering by the elementary instructional resource specialists? They are doing a close reading class! This would be great for anyone wanting to improve how kids read texts (both fiction and informational) in their classrooms! The book being used in the class is great! I think it will be well worth your time!

Here is the Smore to sign up!