C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 1/27/2017

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Strengthening the Start

PUSD is focusing on a strong start to each class period or learning opportunity, honing in on these three areas:

At the midpoint of our school year, district-wide data is after each component:


Learning Environment: A sustained, successful start routine promoting positive behavior and a positive learning environment is evidenced for all students. (88% All or Most)

Instructional Time: A sustained, successful start routine optimizing efficient and effective student learning is evidenced for all students. (71% All or Most)

Student Engagement: All students actively participate and engage in the sustained, successful start expectations. (86.2 % All or Most)

How does Pear Deck Work?
A Beginner's Tutorial of Pear Deck

Tech Tuesday: Interactive presentations using PearDeck

Do you use Powerpoints, Google Slides, or another presentation software in your classroom? PearDeck is an amazing tool that will increase student engagement by making your presentations interactive. Check out the above two videos for an intro and join Tech Tuesday on 1/31 to learn more!

Tech Tuesday, 3:30-4:00

Join Kristy via Google Hangout for Tech Tuesday, every Tuesday from 3:30-4:00 where we talk about a specific tech tool. All are welcome! Join if you have something to share about the topic or want to learn more!

Click here to join!

Click here for the resource guide that goes along with the topic


You can also go to our district website, www.pcoe.k12.ca.us and navigate to the Curriculum Department, where you will see a section on Tech Tuesday. Follow the link from that page to get to the Google Hangout!


Upcoming topics:

1/31/17 PearDeck

2/7/17 Twitter Chats

2/14/17 Open session- no set topic, come and ask any question you want!

2/21/17 Blogging

2/28/17 Minecraft.edu


Would you like a text reminder using Remind.com?

Text @238dc to 81010

Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here for you!

Contact them at:

Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Upcoming Dates

1/30 Counselor meeting

2/3 Math Vertical Team Meeting

2/15 Electives Vertical Team Meeting

2/23 Science Vertical Team Meeting

2/24 3rd/4th Grade Collaboration

Monday Professional Learning Communities Schedule

1/30 Elementary- Independent Planning

CHS, GHS, QHS- Independent Planning

PHS- Site PLC with Instructional Coaches, Susan and Yvonne

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form


Technology Help Ticket

username: plumas help password:technology


TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter