Curriculum & Instruction

#Driven by Excellence March 2020

Curriculum and Instruction

The C&I Department would like to thank all teachers, staff, and administrators for their hard work and dedication to our students. We can't believe that March is here and Spring Break is right around the corner! Soon we will all enjoy some much needed R&R, but before we do, we would like to share a few important items. Check out the Road Shows that the C&I Team is offering this month! We hope to see you there!

C&I Road Shows Racing Along in March

Interacting with Text (3rd - 5th) - March 25th @ 3:30, Converse Elementary

Pre-K Writing Across the Pre-K Day, See Saw - March 19th @ 3:30, ERC Conference Room

Elementary RTI Teacher Training - March 18th @ 3:00, JECC Annex

Science Wednesdays - March 18th @ 3:30, Salinas Elementary

Secondary RTI Teacher Training - March 18th @ 4:00, JECC Annex

Meet One of Our Team Members

Ms. Rebecca Defenbaugh, Director of Student Information, has been in our school district for the last 17 years. She has served in our school district as a science teacher, instructional facilitator, science specialist, and coordinator for Data Research and Accountability. As a Director of Student Information, one of the areas she oversees is PEIMS and is responsible for ensuring our district data is valid and accurate. She loves working with teachers, supporting campus staff and facilitating professional development. She is currently working on ensuring that our Online Registration System through Frontline is ready to launch for New Student Registration on April 6th.

Curriculum Writers Needed

The C & I Team is looking for interested core area teachers to work over the late spring and summer to help revise and enhance the 2020 - 2021 curriculum and become part of the Professional Learning Leaders Collaborative.

The 2020 Application for Curriculum Writing and Professional Learning Leaders can be found in Eduphoria under Formspace in the Curriculum & Instruction Category through Friday, March 20th, 2020. The C & I team will review all applications and notify teachers of their selection after by mid-April. The projected deadline for completion is June-July 2020, although your content area specialist will have checkpoints before the selected date.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the following C&I Team members listed below for each content. Thank you!

Maria Richison - Bilingual K-5

Lilo Brill - ESL Secondary

Lucia West -Reading Grades 3-5

Gary West - Math Grades K-5

Veronica Padilla Ferrer - Math Grades 6-8

Jeanette Dear - ELAR Grades 6-12

Todd Pope - Science K-12

Cortney Clift - Social Studies Grades K-12

Summer School Applications Still Open - Apply Today!

We are still accepting summer school applications and encourage everyone to apply for our different programs available. We encourage Teachers, Instructional Aides, Bilingual Instructional Aides, Health Aides, Clerks, and PEIMS Clerks, Counselors, and CTCs to apply for our many Summer School positions available.

Applications can be found in Eduphoria Formspace.

· Simply log in to Eduphoria

· Select Formspace

· Click “Submit New Form” on the bottom left of your screen

· Click “Summer School”

· Apply for your program(s) of choice

It is our goal to hire all teachers as soon as possible. Please don’t delay in submitting your application today! Please disregard the deadline application dates as we are in need of your teaching expertise. For additional information about the Judson ISD Summer Programs, or if you have any questions, please contact the program admin or supervisor indicated in the attachment below.

Imagine Math Blockbuster Award & Think 30 Club

Running until the end of this month, Imagine Math is scouting for up and coming Math stars that steal the spotlight. Each Semester, the top school and 10 classrooms will be presented the coveted Imagine Math Blockbuster Award.

When students become a Think 30 Club Member this year they will receive 30,000 THINK bonus points to award this accomplishment into the most exclusive club at Imagine Math. There will be a new chance to earn additional bonus points by participating in the current monthly contest. During an active monthly contest, when students pass 5+ math lessons, they can earn 5,000 bonus THINK points.

Remember the goal is to get students to pass 30 lessons before STAAR!

Final PLC - Judson ISD Librarian & Clerks

Thursday, March 19th, 8am-4pm

9142 Farm to Market Road 78

Converse, TX

The final PLC Meeting for librarians and clerks will be on Thursday, March 19th at Judson High School. We will be discussing the new audio book/ebook implementation, Sora, as well as the upcoming Battle of the Books and library inventory, so it is imperative that both librarians and clerks are in attendance.

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