NSSD Instruction & Technology
June 2019 Year End Report
In-district we held two professional learning days and multiple courses offered by district staff. Writing, Math, Science, AVID 6-16 hour courses were offered and attended by 96 staff members. We had 163 staff members attend out-of-district training this year.
Each summer professional development opportunities continue to grow. We have 40 staff members attending AVID Summer Institute in Seattle this year, a full week of Science curriculum training for SHS staff and nearly 40 other staff engaging in learning offered in and out of the district this summer.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Achievements and Learning
It is with great excitement that we can announce that NSSD is now a K -12 AVID Certified School District. This means that ALL of our contracted AVID sites this year worked diligently to meet certification status for all of the domains and indicators that are outlined in the Coaching and Certification Instrument (CCI), the tool used by AVID to define effective schools. Bridget Weldon, our Oregon AVID Program Manager conducted a formal coaching visit on May 29th, 2019. She visited 16 classrooms and met with building administrators. She was impressed with the commitment to excellence in instruction and culture and identified opportunities for growth. She highlighted that the leadership was providing excellent support to move all of our AVID systems forward next year. Congratulations to SES, SIS, SMS and SHS! A formal update will be presented to the School Board on June 20th.
In addition to our celebrations being held at all schools, we also have many opportunities for professional learning this summer. Our district path trainers will be training over 30 certified and classified staff by offering two courses: Learning Through Writing and Bridges to Success in late June. NSSD has also received grant funding from NIKE and Miller to take 40 educators to the AVID Summer Institute in Seattle, Wa, July 1st -3rd. Our educators are enrolled in courses that include STEM, Reading, Writing, and Culturally Relevant Teaching. We can’t thank our sponsors enough for the financial support to pursue more learning around effective instructional practices to reach all students.
Lastly, we will be offering our first Algebra Readiness Summer Bridge course for all incoming 9th graders to Stayton High School. This is a fun, interactive, hands-on math program designed to get the brain moving while learning advanced math concepts. Successful students may be able to move up one year in math, moving from Pre-Algebra to Algebra 1. Students who are eligible for this course should have received a registration form from their 8th-grade math teachers. Please reach out to them if you believe your child can benefit from this opportunity.
Technology: 1 to 1 Chromebooks in 2019!
The technology staff is researching several resources to offer next year for teachers, students and parents. This includes the ability for teachers to freeze and monitor computer activities in their classroom and adding software to enable the district to partner with parents to monitor student online activities on their student accounts.
NSSD Mobile App 4,381 Followers
The App Page View Report shows the tremendous activity this year. Notifications are messages from the district or school that are sent to groups or whole school. The students tab indicates the number of students or parents accessing their grades and missing assignments via the NSSD App.
Teacher Messaging 138,383
- Teacher Messages: 5,442
- Parent Contacts: 138,383
- Contacts per Parent: 25.65 to 53.49 range by school