BC Learning Update

End of 2016-2017 School Year

PL for the end of 2016-17 school year

May 30, 2017


8:00 - 12:00 (MS/HS Media Center)

  • Collaborative Log sharing - Junge

  • CTE -- Teacher Review Tool

  • FAST & Benchmark Presentation

    • Please bring your charged computers to access Benchmark (along with your log-in information).

    • Benchmark Toolkit -- please have one of your team members bring along your grade level toolkit to use as we dive deeper into this resource.

  • PK -- please bring along your Gold Curriculum to use during your discussions.

10:00 - 11:30a.m. (Student Center)

  • K-12 Music, PE, Art, Counselors, CTE Instructors - meet in teams for vertical conversations to discuss next year plans


Lunch on own OR TARA HILLS Taco Bar $8.00/person

1:00 - 3:30p.m. (Student Center)

Vertical Team / Team meetings with next year’s teams / planning


8:00 - 11:30a.m.

  • End of year org. w/in classroom

  • ELL Modules & Mandatory Trainings

9:00-11:30a.m. (Rm. 202)

MS/HS ELA CL/DT conversations w/ Wendy Anderson & Deanna Weber

10:00 - 11:30a.m. (Student Center)

  • K-12 Music, PE, Art, Counselors, CTE Instructors - meet in teams for vertical conversations to discuss next year plans


Lunch on own OR TARA HILLS Taco Bar $8.00/person $8.00/person

12:30 - 3:30 (Media Center)

May 31, 2017

PK - 6

  • Building meetings

  • Classroom checkout


7:30 - 8:00a.m. (Media Center of MS/HS)

  • Admin updates

    • Bobcat Time 2017-18

    • PowerSchool Update

    • Coaching at the MS/HS

      • IPDP & District Plan

    • CL/DT -- Data Wall @ MS/HS

    • How do we incorporate our triangulated data into our CL/DT work to plan future instruction?

    • We want feedback from you to help us plan for future learning.

8:00 - 11:30a.m.
  • First 20 days planning w/ Wendy Anderson

11:30 - 12:30 -- Lunch on your own

12:30 - 3:30

  • Classroom checkout

Summer Learning @BentonCSD & Math resources


Dr. Ryan Wise, Director of the Iowa Department of Education, will be participating in our 3rd Annual Teacher Leadership EdCamp on June 15, 2017. This is a unparalleled day you are invited to hone in on your own learning needs and build the schedule for the day based on your questions or ideas to share. Sign up here.

Summer Learning/Book Studies

Thank you for your response for being involved in summer learning & book studies. We are in the process of determining who will be the leader for each session identified by staff. If you do not hear from your leader by the end of day on May 31, 2017, please let me know.

Math Practices in Practice

The Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) are the mathematical reasoning skills and habits of mind students need to engage with math—both within and beyond the classroom. So, how do you know which practices to pair with specific content standards, and how can you make sure that students have time to spend on all of them? Check out these resources for strategies for embedding the SMP in materials and instruction:

  1. Aligned blog series "The Standards for Mathematical Practice"—recognize instructional materials that effectively incorporate the math practice standards and the math content standards
  2. UnboundEd podcast "The Standards for Mathematical Practice - Dr. Bill McCallum"—listen to one of the lead authors of the CCSS for Mathematics discuss what the mathematical practices look like across grade-levels
  3. Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice—use these guidance documents from Wichita Public Schools to purposefully bring the SMP into instruction