Curriculum Corner

Weekly Update 10/25-10/29

Letter from MEB

As we are nearing the end of first quarter we just want to say thank you for working so hard to get our students back on track to in person learning. There is still time to check out the SEL trainings at the end of the month to help engage your families and students.


Happy Halloween From AVID STEM Connection

Celebrate the fun that October brings to classrooms with a STEM ConnectionsTM lesson designed to engage students in design thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and fun as students play a game involving robots and only yes or no questions.

SEL in Digital Life Resource Center

Support your students' social and emotional learning as they navigate the digital world.

Prioritize The Most Essential Writing Skills

Kristina Smekens presents, "Essential Lessons to Accelerate Student Writing." During four 75-minute sessions, she will reveal how to focus your writing instruction on the most critical writing skills for your grade level.

Nearpod PD Options

Nearpod is offering training on Election Day, November 2.

Teachers can register for training and if they can't make it, it will be recorded to watch at their leisure.

Registration links included in the document below.

Please contact Christy Orr if you need anything additional.


AVID Open Access

What Changes in Fall?


ISBE Special Education

The Autism Professional Learning and Universal Support Project (A+) at Illinois State University assists the Illinois State Board of Education

The Autism Prof. Learning & Universal Support Project

Professional learning and coaching to help address the significant behavior needs of youth with autism spectrum disorder and related behavior and communication disorders. See what learning opportunities are available on the A+ website.


10/27 @ 1:00 p.m.

Engaging Families with Social-Emotional Learning

10/28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Middle School: Empowered with Skills for Life

10/29 @ 1:00 p.m.

Educator Voices: Bullying Prevention with Second Step® Programs, Prioritizing SEL, and School Climate


Pumpkins, Rising NY Runners, Everyone Needs A Coach!

OPENPhysEd has info about a free resource, Rising New York Road Runners with activities through PLAYBuilder.

Past Smores

Links to all of our past newsletters in one place.

For additional opportunities: