Curriculum & Instruction Updates

Principals' Meeting, October 2019

TCS Fall 2019 Updates

Data Meeting - Fall 2019

Beginning of the Year Data Presentations
  • Date: Wednesday, 10/9/2019
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Central Office (All Administrators)

New Teacher Academy

Date: October 15, 2019

Time: 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Location: Thomasville Civic Center

Facilitator: Dr. Erickson

TCS Participants: Brunson, Beebe, Murphy, Matheson, B. Brewer, A. Pope

*This training is open to all new/novice teachers in Region 10

Professional Learning Teams



PD Framework
  • Morning - Learning and strategy selection for practice (observation/video analysis)
  • Afternoon - Planning for PLTs

Next Meeting Dates

  • October 15, 2019; 10:00-12:00 p.m. (Session 1 Make-Up for K, 1-2, ELA 3-6)
  • October 30, 2019; 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Session 2)

ALSDE Fall 2019 Updates

ACAP Summative Assessment
  • Item specifications, scoring rubric for the writing test, reference sheet for finding documents on the DRC Insight Portal, etc.
  • Regional Trainings (ACAP Roadshow)
  • ACAP Summative Assessment Training - 10/10/2019 @ USA in Mobile; UCOM 3240 (This training is already full as of 10/3; Another session will be offered in January)
  • ACAP Alternate Assessment Training - 10/11/2019 @ USA in Mobile; UCOM 3240

Alabama Literacy Act
  • See LEA Self- Assessment and Planning Tool

  • Literacy Act (comprehensive version)
  • ARI Documents

Computer Science (CS) ACT #2019-389
  • Phases in requirements for all public K-12 schools to offer Computer Science (CS) by 2023
  • K-12 Implementation Timeline for the Act

Dual Enrollment & Embedded Credit
  • ALSDE Guidelines for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit (Updated May 2019)
  • Dual Enrollment Graduation Requirement Equivalency List (2019-2020)

Dyslexia Info Updates

  • This form requires LEAs to report staff training and intervention efforts by November 25, 2019.

Educator Certification Updates

Funding for Title I Preschools
  • ESSA has allowed the braiding of Title I funds and OSR funds to support Title I preschool programs

LEA Annual Training Reference Guide

  • Includes annual training requirements, as well as new training information from additional state and/or federal updates

Special Education Resources

  • Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards (AAS) - A quick access guide to resources to support the AAS Standards

Superintendents' Updates

  • Detailed explanation, timeline, and action steps for the Alabama Literacy Act and the Computer Science Act

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