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Curriculum Updates

Upcoming Consultants

· Audrey Bragg

Audrey brag will be joining 3-5 teachers Tuesday, September 29th! Details about her time with us has been emailed to teachers she will be working with.

*Sue McAdams

Sue will be joining us again Thursday, October 15th to continue our learning in Kinder and 1st grades. Details coming soon.

*Sue McAdams

Sue will join us for coaching in Kinder. Details coming soon.

*Dinah Chancellor

Dinah will be joining 2-5th grades Monday, October 26th to support our learning with fractions. Details coming soon.

MATH

5th Grade:

  • Upcoming Cluster 1 lessons on Patterns and Equations have been revised
  • MSTAR update from TEA: due to the technical difficulties the ESTAR/MSTAR system will be temporarily unavailable but will return the week of 9/28/15. All data accrued for the 2015–2016 academic year will remain in the system. The administration window is extended to Oct. 16th for the Screener and Oct. 23rd for the Diagnostic Assessment. For additional information, contact mathtx@esc13.net. ESTAR/MSTAR professional developments are available at texasmathsupportcenter.org.
  • Cluster 2 with overview video is all loaded.

4th Grade:

  • Cluster 2 Planner, number talks, and instructional videos are loaded. Lessons will be coming next week. Cluster 2 instruction does not begin until November 2nd.

3rd Grade:

  • The first week of Cluster 2 lessons are posted, and curriculum writers will be completing the remaining lessons next week. The Cluster Planner, overview video and CBA are posted for BP4L.
  • October 1: Job-embedded PD (one math teacher per campus to attend) 12:30-3:30 at CTE.

K-2:

  • Curriculum writers will be working on curriculum for Cluster 2 next week.

ELAR

Cluster 3 for grades 3-5 is now loaded. Please take time to watch the video's of Cluster 3 for grades 3-5. Many new insights and learning has transpired during this time. You will notice that many of the resources needed for the cluster are attached to the cluster planner. The documents are now linked within Eduphoria through Google Docs. K-2 Cluster 3 will be loaded soon.


3rd Grade
  • Cluster 3 starts October 12th.
  • This is a three week cluster.
  • Here is a link to the video overview of Cluster 3: Visualize to Experience
  • Please pay close attention to the process clarity, suggested student assessments, and suggested response.
  • Please notice the process coding strategies trickled throughout the cluster planner and mentor lessons. Explicit examples have been demonstrated throughout.
  • There are 3 new mentor lessons.


4th Grade

  • Cluster 3 starts October 19th.
  • This is a three week cluster.
  • Here is a link to the video overview of Cluster 3: Visualize to Experience
  • Please pay close attention to the process clarity, suggested student assessments, and suggested response.
  • Please notice the process coding strategies trickled throughout the cluster planner and mentor lessons
  • There are 2 new mentor lessons.


5th Grade

  • Cluster 3 starts October 12th.
  • This is a three week cluster.
  • Here is a link to the video overview of Cluster 3: Visualize to Experience
  • Please pay close attention to the process clarity, suggested student assessments, and suggested response.
  • Please notice the process coding strategies trickled throughout the cluster planner and mentor lessons. Explicit examples have been demonstrated throughout.
  • There are five new mentor lessons.

SCIENCE

Curriculum wants you to know that the STEMscopedia is your textbook. Please do not send this textbook home as you will be using it throughout the year during the explain portion of your lessons.


When teachers assign students their codes to get into STEMscopes at home, the STEMscopedia is already uploaded for parents to see and use with their children.