Weekly Update 01/11-01/15
AVID Weekly Articles
Have you been looking for reliable supplemental lessons that are ready to post to your Google classroom? AVID Weekly has some amazing resources. If you haven’t used AVID weekly in the past, it is a collection of articles with lessons and AVID strategies built in. The great news is that AVID has now converted all of the articles to Google Docs that can be copied and shared in your Google classroom with just a few clicks. Below is how you can access the articles!
Here you can find a secondary example: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yCV8BaAkh-e0vrMYNvbBvP1woZfTfp6Cf44-o-2hYH8/edit?usp=sharing
Lesson plan below
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SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF
Hello Special Education Staff!
Below you will find the link to the PD Schedule for January and February that will include:
Open Gyms: Come to collaborate with your peers, ask questions, work on curriculum etc.-You will earn a 1 hour stipend and CPDU.
Live PD Sessions: Come to engage in a live presentation with different district staff members -You will earn a 1 hour stipend and CPDU
Self-Paced PD: Each month will have 2 self-paced PD options. You can view the presentation on your own time, then complete the quiz and an Exit ticket. I will send out the CPDU's at the end of each month. (I am still working on the finishing touches, so they are not ready just yet).
It’s Not Too Late! Take the First Steps to Set up and Access Your Second Step® Programs (Session 1)
It’s Not Too Late! Take the First Steps to Set up and Access Your Second Step® Programs (Session 2)
Middle School: Empowered with Skills for Life
Using SEL to Create Equitable Schools
Middle School: Using the Mid-Year Check-In Resources (Session 1)
Early Learning: Improved Behavior, Improved Learning
Elementary and Bullying Prevention: Power to Create a Positive School Climate
Middle School: Using the Mid-Year Check-In Resources (Session 2)
Looking to supplement your lesson plan with an engaging activity or a fun, community-building game? We've done the work for you! We partnered with your favorite content providers and trusted sources to create a collection of ready-to-teach activities!
A Newsela article paired with engaging Pear Deck prompts for active learning
A short, fun template pack to bring joy and connection to your class
A short deck designed around awe-inspiring content to spark conversation
Build a harmonious classroom community that knows and cares for one another
Interactive Decks for every grade that focus on North America's National Parks — including virtual tours
Help students gain coping skills, resilience, emotional awareness, and empathy
Keeping students safe online 💻
Pear Deck and Google's Be Internet Awesome is a free digital citizenship curriculum full of interactive presentations that teach your students how to safely and confidently explore the online world. Install the curriculum now!
Remote Interventions K-6
Have you been looking for intervention ideas to use with your students while we are remote? These slides contain a collection of ideas for you to use for reading and math interventions for a variety of skills. All these intervention ideas come from resources we have available to us no matter where we are, so you won't have to worry about finding materials to take home with you. As we find more ideas for you, we will continue to update this slideshow, so keep checking this link!
Connecting the DOTS (Distant, Online Teachers and Students)
Webinar series and website designed to support teachers and families in navigating the uncharted terrain of remote and hybrid learning during COVID-19. Brought to you by Illinois State University's College of Education, this site is here to provide the latest approaches positively influencing teaching and learning. On the Connecting the DOTS website, you will find 10 Considerations for Remote and Hybrid Learning. For each topic you will see resources curated by ISU's College of Education faculty, and an upcoming free webinar that can be joined to talk with fellow educators who have promising practices to share.
Educators can register for the webinars at the Connecting the DOTS website: http://bit.ly/connectinglearning.
The Illinois State Board of Education is proud to announce a new program to increase mental health supports for Illinois students and educators. Click here for more info.
Please respond to the questions on the attached doc so we can match a coach to your needs and get a coaching session set up as soon as possible.
Lightspeed Classroom Management Demo from Lightspeed
Relay Classroom with Remote Learning from Lightspeed
Here is a video from another school
Short training from Lightspeed
Intro into Relay from Lightspeed