Curriculum Directors' Newsletter

December 2019

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Dave Treder's KRA Presentation & Resources

Google Classroom for Curriculum Directors

Read by Third Grade District Guide


Designed especially for you! A Districts' Guide to Read by Third Grade.

This Guide is printed for you and is also available electronically at: .

Sections include:

1. District Responsibilities and Resources

2. Parent Resources

3. Legislation

KRA winds up

KRA Debrief Meeting

Our first KRA debrief was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Genesee Career Institute in conference room Explore. The meeting was great and had representatives from preschool and early elementary grades, coaches and leaders.

New Legislative Requirements for Career Exploration

Click HERE for the link to the reference sheet.

2019-2020 PD Counted as Pupil Instruction

Social Studies Revised Standards Update

Michigan Social Studies Standards: A Bird's Eye View Presentation

If you have staff that needs access to my resources stored in Google Drive, have them send me an email ( with the request.

Ligon New Programming for MS and HS

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Each week, Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability provides you with time sensitive, important information on student assessments and accountability. Don’t miss critical information -- Please click the following link for the December 5, 2019 edition of Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability.

Linking Walks

Provided by Tina Case, Atherton

Dr. Tammy Pawloski Update and Debrief

We had a great day #2! Teams have received information on:

Strategy #1: Building Relationships

Strategy #2: Reducing Stress

Strategy #3: Increasing Status

along with a good background on poverty, neuroscience, action research and foundations.

Your team received:

Resources including video, slides and resources by email to assist their efforts as they plan to share with their staff

Your team needs to decide:

What and how will they share/continue to share with staff?

How they will implement Strategy #1: Building Relationships

What and how will they implement Strategy #2: Reducing Stress

The next session will be a WEBINAR with just the Superintendents to check-in on how things are going, what questions you might have and any details on implementation.

Poverty Matters-A Listing of All Strategies

for a complete list of all of the strategies:

Spelling Bee

Dear Principals, Curriculum directors and Spelling Bee Coordinators,

Below you will find links to the 2020 Genesee County Regional County Bee documents.

Registration is $50 per district and is due December 1, 2019. A fillable form will be sent at a later date for the names of the school winners.

Registration Form:



Melissa and Linda

MTSS/31a Notebook Project:

Over the next few months, we are going to work together (along with district teams) to finish capturing and creating essential MTSS processes and procedures that will provide the necessary supports to all students in each of the tiers.

Tuesday, November 26 from 10:00-11:00

  • Resources
  • Intervention Inventory
  • Planning Proposal and Dates


Program Review Companion Guide:

Suggested Dates for Collaborative Planning Sessions:

Plan to invite MDE to January Curriculum Directors' Meeting to present on suggested components for the processes and procedures.

  • January 29 from 12:00-3:00 Academics
  • February 26 from 8:30-11:30 Academics
  • March 25 from 12:00-3:00 Behaviors
  • April 29 from 8:30-11:30 Behaviors
  • May 27 from 12:00-3:00 Review and Sharing

Professional Development Opportunities

Middle School Science Leaders Meeting

The Middle School Science Leaders Meeting is scheduled for 12/16/19. The registration link is listed below:

2019-2020 MASFPS New Directors’ Workshop Series (Formerly Known as Boot Camp)


Sustained and On-going Face to Face and Virtual Sessions throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

Still time to join the group! Every session is being taped. Each session can also be selected on a event by event basis!

Ingham ISD | 12630 W Howell Rd. | Mason, Michigan

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