The Corner

Keeping Coaches in the Know!

May 13, 2016

MISSION: Building capacity in ourselves and others to positively impact student achievement

VISION: We are a professional learning community ensuring high levels of continuous learning for ALL!

IC Updates

  • The IC Academy is July 25 and 26. Please let us know if you are able to attend the academy by clicking on the link above.
  • Save the date: August 1-ToT training for District PL day
  • Heather welcomed Hudson into the world on May 9th at 9 lbs., 2 oz. and 20 inches long.

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TxAIR

Teachers and administrators can now learn more about the TExas Achievement Items Repository (tTxAIR) system with the TxAIR video tutorials, now available on the TExas Gateway. The Tx AIR system allows teachers to sign-up to access the TEKS-aligned assessments for math and science (grades 3-8). Please share the above link with teachers that teach math/science so they can set up an account (it's free) and start accessing some tutoring materials and assessment bank items.

Math

Engage in the Mathematical Practices: Strategies to Build Numeracy and Literacy with K-5 Learners by Solution Tree, 2016. "Sitting and watching a teacher explain and demonstrate procedures and steps is like learning how to play a sport by watching a video. Mathematics learning is an active process in which students builds his/her own mathematical knowledge from personal experiences, coupled with feedback from peers, teachers and other adults, and themselves (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014)".


You will be receiving a copy of this book for you to share with teachers-YAY!!

Summer Reading...

What's better than reading a great book on a sandy beach....is there anything? Summer is a great time to read all of those books our friends tell us about that aren't related to school. However, every once in a while, it's fun to dig into "school books" that we hadn't gotten to during the school year. Here are some of our favorite picks!
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