I&L Scoop

#wearenavasota

Bienvenidos! Welkom terug! Nous saluons le retour! Willkommen zurück! and Welcome back!

The 2018-2019 school year is off to a fantastic start (fast and furious, but FANTASTIC). The I&L team is back in full swing with the same returning members as last year. Please reach out with any needs, questions, or concerns you may have. In conjunction with your campus administration, we are here to support you!
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3 Ways to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning into everyday literacy instruction

Click here to read the article on Newsela's blog.
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MAP Information

The top 4 changes proctors need to know about for fall MAP testing:

  1. The school proctor role has changed; school proctors can no longer see other school proctors’ test sessions
  2. Tests that have 30% or more items rapid-guessed will be marked invalid. Learn how to prevent this from happening
  3. Students taking MAP Growth (not MAP Growth K-2) have four new tools on the toolbar. The Student Practice Tests will update before fall testing so students can practice taking the assessment with these changes. Learn more about practice tests in the user community here. The changes to the toolbar are:
    • Zoom
    • A digital notepad
    • The ability to eliminate answer options
    • A line reader to make it easier for students to track a line of text
  4. Proctors have the ability to configure what parts of an item will be read aloud when Text to Speech is used.


Class and grade reports will begin showing reasons for test invalidations

Effective August 18, the Class and Grade reports will explain why any test was invalidated.

ELAR

THANK YOU for attending and embracing our WRITING ALIGNMENT with Empowering Writers PK-8!


K-12....Check out these resources that promote our young authors:


Seesaw app: http://web.seesaw.me/

Pixie- Tech4learning- http://www.tech4learning.com/pixie

Wixie.com- http://wixie.com/

Book creator- http://redjumper.net/bookcreator/

Storyjumper.com- https://www.storyjumper.com/main/help

Mystorybook.com- https://mystorybook.com

scribbliest.com- http://scribblitt.com/


K-12 Teachers, check out this list of authors who Skype with classes and book clubs for FREE!! http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/

Social Studies

One purpose of our PK-12 Social Studies program is to teach our students to be critical thinkers and communicators who know how to take meaningful action.


Check out Page 3 for some incredibly engaging Learning Strategies that get our students involved and communicating in all levels of Social Studies classes:

https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/standards/essential-social-studies-skills-and-strategies.pdf

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MATH

Navasota ISD will be part of the Math/Science Fee Service at Region 6 ESC for the 2018-2019 school year. One of the professional development sessions we will be able to participate in, at no additional cost to the district, is the Elementary Mathematics Institute Level I. Teachers who sign up will need to attend all 7 days.


Session #325761 Day 1 9/20/18

Session #325765 Day 2 10/23/18

Session #325766 Day 3 11/7/18

Session #325767 Day 4 12/6/18

Session #325769 Day 5 1/9/19

Session #325771 Day 6 2/5/19

Session #325772 Day 7 3/5/19


Please feel free to browse the Region 6 professional development website to find additional sessions that teachers might need or in which they are interested. We will not be able to actually register until 9/1/18.

NISD LOVES OUR FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS!!!

Please reach out and let us know what you need!!
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