Teaching & Learning Resources

February 2021

Teaching and Learning Tech Resources

Why Are We Still Giving So Many Tests?

This is the first post of a four-part series on making curriculum relevant, meaningful, and adaptable. This article focuses on the testing culture in education, what some of the research says, and how we can move towards performance tasks.


A.J. Juliani Article

Upload File Feature in Google Forms

Do you want to collect students' homework assignments from students in a easy way to organize? Watch this video tutorial to help you get or remain organized!


How to- Step by Step Guidance

Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

Growing up, once we left school at the end of the day, it was over. We did not connect with our teachers or school friends unless we chose to. For better or worse, if you weren’t popular in school, the scene was over once you were home. If you needed help with homework, you had to ask a parent or depend on the charitable grace of the kid in class who was good at the subject. With virtual learning, this has changed, and as teachers, we cannot allow for this change to take place in a vacuum.


Here you will find an exhaustive list of strategies to pair students in a remote setting.


Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

What does Response to Intervention Look and Sound Like?

How can you remediate students and address learning gaps?

Watch this YouTube Video that explains Response to Intervention

The Reading Corner

Updated Guidance from NYSED

Supporting All Students: Resource Guides for Scaffolding Instruction of English Language Arts and Mathematics

The Supporting All Students Resource Guides were designed through collaboration between the New York State Education Department and partners in the field. The purpose of these guides is to provide teachers with examples of scaffolds and strategies to supplement their instruction of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics curricula. The guides use the EngageNY ELA and mathematics modules as exemplars since they are free and open source curricula available for all New York State educators.


Link to resources

Education Law 2D- Student and Teacher Data Privacy

Before you use an free website with your students (where they have to create an account or use their email address), you check this list to see if it is compliant with Education Law 2D. If you have any questions, please contact Marcy Sweetman

Cassadaga Valley Central School District

The mission of the Cassadaga Valley Central School District is to provide, through a dedicated staff and supportive community, a learning experience enabling our students to become responsible citizens who have a high degree of self-esteem; have the ability to think creatively and logically; manage personal resources; apply current technologies to their daily lives; understand the workings of our global society; and appreciate the contributions of the arts, philosophies and heritage."