Weekly Update 01/18-01/22
Letter from MEB
Please note the extra space we have dedicated to PBIS. PBIS, Second Step and ESL will be critical to a successful return to “normal” (boy, did that feel good to type). Lots of great info and resources for everyone in the PBIS section.
We have several winners from the SMORE that have not gotten their goodies yet. If you are one of those folks, please let me know when you are in the building so I can make a special delivery to you!
Finally, I had the pleasure of working the food line at North Ridge last night. What amazing ladies we have feeding our families! They were organized, friendly, and just all-around fabulous. You would have thought it was a balmy, sunny 70 degree evening rather than a “feels like” temp of 23 degrees! For all the food service staff working the food lines despite the temps and conditions, we appreciate you and I can’t wait to help again! You are taking such good care of our families- it is obvious they appreciate you based on the grins and friendly conversations. Way to go!
How do I ensure students are engaged with each other and the content in a hybrid and/or remote learning environment?
AVID Weekly Articles
Have you been looking for reliable supplemental lessons that are ready to post to your Google classroom? AVID Weekly has some amazing resources. If you haven’t used AVID weekly in the past, it is a collection of articles with lessons and AVID strategies built in. The great news is that AVID has now converted all of the articles to Google Docs that can be copied and shared in your Google classroom with just a few clicks. Below is how you can access the articles!
Here you can find a secondary example: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yCV8BaAkh-e0vrMYNvbBvP1woZfTfp6Cf44-o-2hYH8/edit?usp=sharing
Lesson plan below
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SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF
Hello Special Education Staff!
Below you will find the link to the PD Schedule for January and February that will include:
Open Gyms: Come to collaborate with your peers, ask questions, work on curriculum etc.-You will earn a 1 hour stipend and CPDU.
Live PD Sessions: Come to engage in a live presentation with different district staff members -You will earn a 1 hour stipend and CPDU
Self-Paced PD: Each month will have 2 self-paced PD options. You can view the presentation on your own time, then complete the quiz and an Exit ticket. I will send out the CPDU's at the end of each month. (I am still working on the finishing touches, so they are not ready just yet).
Using SEL to Create Equitable Schools
Middle School: Using the Mid-Year Check-In Resources (Session 1)
Early Learning: Improved Behavior, Improved Learning
Elementary and Bullying Prevention: Power to Create a Positive School Climate
Middle School: Using the Mid-Year Check-In Resources (Session 2)
Below is the weekly Coaches' Update from PBIS. Molly asked that we share in the Smore this week as a reminder to take advantage of all the great resources they offer.
Weekly PBIS Coaches Update
Training Spotlight !
Looking for support with Tier 1?
Join one of these opportunities next week...
Tier 1 Team Booster to plan for assessing and action planning to improve fidelity of tier 1 implementation.
When: Jan 20 & 21 from 12-3pm CST
Cost: $120 / participant
Problem-Solving Tier 1 Coaching Challenges - a new opportunity to bring your questions to a Midwest PBIS team member and network with a limited number of participants around a specific topic.
Looking to improve your teaming processes?
Check out these trainings.....
January 29 (note date change)
Registration coming soon!
Are looking to train a new team?
Join this team training....
You asked and we listened! These sessions are topic specific generated by your frequently asked questions and common challenges faced by schools and districts.
Each session will be limited to 15 registrants
Cost $30 / person
Problem-solving Tier 1 Coaching Challenges
Replacing Clip Charts, Negative Points, or Demerits & Installing a Growth Mindset
Maximizing the Role of the Tier 1 Team Data-analyst: The Unsung Hero of PBIS
Supporting Staff to Improve Student Outcomes
Improving Tier 3 System of Support in a Virtual Environment
Problem-solving Tier 2 Coaching Challenges
Helping Schools Who Struggle with Implementing Check-in Check-out at Fidelity
Creating Flexibility with Your Teaching Matrix
Increasing Positive Behavior by Increasing Feedback and Acknowledgements
Why Have 3-5 School-wide Expectations? And Are Ours Working for Us?
Implementing PBIS in Alternative Settings
District Leadership Teams: Buy-in and Getting Started
It's Not One More Thing! Integrating Trauma Informed within Your PBIS Framework
Reviewing Your School-wide Rules and Routines to be More Clear and Effective
Coaches Network Meetings
Recording and materials now available!!
If you missed joining us for January Coaches Network Meeting, you can now watch the recording. And even more helpful from this month's meeting, see the resources and ideas that were shared via Jamboard.
Upcoming Coaches Meetings
Tier 3 Implementation During Uncertain Times: Jumping Back into the Work or Starting Fresh
District Planning for 2021-2022 School Year: Coaching, Evaluation and PD
The Intersection between Equity and PBIS: Everything is Connected
Reflect on the Year and Plan for the Future: Assessment and Action Planning
Find past materials and recordings on our
Coaches Network Meeting page.
New year, new habits in the classroom......
The new year often prompts self-reflection and resolutions. Did you happen to make any resolutions about improving classroom practices?
If so, this new brief from Center on PBIS, will help you consider making classroom practices habits!
Looking to supplement your lesson plan with an engaging activity or a fun, community-building game? We've done the work for you! We partnered with your favorite content providers and trusted sources to create a collection of ready-to-teach activities!
A Newsela article paired with engaging Pear Deck prompts for active learning
A short, fun template pack to bring joy and connection to your class
A short deck designed around awe-inspiring content to spark conversation
Build a harmonious classroom community that knows and cares for one another
Interactive Decks for every grade that focus on North America's National Parks — including virtual tours
Help students gain coping skills, resilience, emotional awareness, and empathy
Keeping students safe online 💻
Pear Deck and Google's Be Internet Awesome is a free digital citizenship curriculum full of interactive presentations that teach your students how to safely and confidently explore the online world. Install the curriculum now!
Remote Interventions K-6
Have you been looking for intervention ideas to use with your students while we are remote? These slides contain a collection of ideas for you to use for reading and math interventions for a variety of skills. All these intervention ideas come from resources we have available to us no matter where we are, so you won't have to worry about finding materials to take home with you. As we find more ideas for you, we will continue to update this slideshow, so keep checking this link!
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: http://bit.ly/connectinglearning.
The Illinois State Board of Education is proud to announce a new program to increase mental health supports for Illinois students and educators. Click here for more info.
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