Curriculum Directors' Newsletter
Feedback can give us Closure...
As the year is coming to a close, don't forget to remind your building administrators to get feedback from staff, parents and most importantly the students. Sometimes the students are the last stakeholder group we ask when improving programs and services. Interesting that those that we serve everyday are sometimes the last to be asked for feedback.
Have a great month!
Assessment Links and Updates
Building our Capacity for Leadership...
We hope that this last session will be a good wrap out to the series this year.
School Improvement/Program Evaluation Technical Assistance Dates:
Friday, May 18, Noon-4:30 p.m. Room C&D
Monday, May 29, 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. Room C&D
Friday, June 19, 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. Room 101
Friday, June 26, 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. Room C&D
Other Important Information
Defeat the Label: May 1- Stand4Change2015 Against Bullying
Adoption of the NGSS is delayed until Fall 2015. In the meantime, James Emmerling will continue to work with district science leaders and provide PD related to effective practices.
In January, MDE was presented with an overview of the updates being made to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework with Social Studies Standards. This presentation was shared at an MDE Committee of the Whole Meeting in March 2015 to address assessment considerations with regard to social studies content and practices.
Resources to Share
Excellent Book! A School Leader's guide to Standards-Based Grading
Student Voice and Visible Learning==> Excellent graphic to link the research!
Content Reviews by EdReports.org provides free, web-based reviews of instructional materials relative to quality and alignment to the Common Core.
Professional Learning at GISD
Tentative Offerings for 2015-2016
Remember, our consultants are available for onsite customized sessions!