Curriculum Corner

Weekly Update 11/16-11/20

Letter from MEB

Happy Wednesday!

In this season of Thanksgiving, let me take this opportunity to express my thanks to you. I am lucky to have served all but one year of my teaching career here in Danville and had the pleasure of working with many really incredible folks. I have seen how hard we work for students (even beyond the classroom) each and every day. I am also lucky to have the opportunity to work side-by-side with former students of mine who are now teaching in District 118 and doing amazing things. There is no greater reward for me as a teacher than to witness first-hand the success of former students. Finally, I am fortunate to have two sons go through District 118. Both were supported and encouraged all along the way and because of their experiences in our schools, they are managing just fine in their post-secondary lives. They loved and are grateful for their time in D118.

Enjoy this week’s smore. As a reminder, there will be no smore next week.

Thank you for all you do! I can't wait to see what great things we do next!

Happy Thanksgiving!



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Child Protection Unit: Working Together to Keep Kids Safe

Connecting the DOTS (Distant, Online Teachers and Students)

Webinar series and website designed to support teachers and families in navigating the uncharted terrain of remote and hybrid learning during COVID-19. Brought to you by Illinois State University's College of Education, this site is here to provide the latest approaches positively influencing teaching and learning. On the Connecting the DOTS website, you will find 10 Considerations for Remote and Hybrid Learning. For each topic you will see resources curated by ISU's College of Education faculty, and an upcoming free webinar that can be joined to talk with fellow educators who have promising practices to share.

Educators can register for the webinars at the Connecting the DOTS website:


Hello special educators!

Join us for a collaborative open gym this month. Please see the Google Doc to find the date for your grade level and area.

Great job getting your RLPs completed!


Educational Collaborators-Coaching Request Form

Please respond to the questions on the attached doc so we can match a coach to your needs and get a coaching session set up as soon as possible.


Lightspeed Classroom Management Demo from Lightspeed

Relay Classroom with Remote Learning from Lightspeed

Here is a video from another school

Short training from Lightspeed

Intro into Relay from Lightspeed

Past Smores

Links to all of our past newsletters in one place.