Curriculum Corner

Updates from Vicky McCann, ADW Director for Curriculum


Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 8am-12pm

14710 Annapolis Road

Bowie, MD

We are looking forward to seeing you at our February Edcamp. Grow your professional learning community, share what makes you passionate, learn about things outside of your comfort zone! Come for the food and giveaways, stay for the collaboration and learning experiences. More information to come!

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Sessions Announced!

Thanks to so many of our ADW teachers and many Catholic education supporters, we are thrilled to announce over 65 breakout sessions between all three event dates.

Explore the complete list of Breakout Sessions prior to registration. Due to space restraints, these sessions are limited to classroom size. During this collaboration day, you are asked to select 3 sessions. Pre-K teachers are encouraged to take a credentialing course, instead of multiple sessions. Principals and Assistant Principals may attend any session.

You will be able to select your sessions when you register. Registration for all dates opens at 5:00 AM on February 19, 2019.

All-Star Virtual Field Trip

February 14 | 1:00 PM ET

Join Discovery Education and the NBA for a Virtual Field Trip to the All-Star Game. This exciting 30-minute program will give students a glimpse behind the scenes and help them learn how NBA staff use STEM skills to bring the game to life!

Register Now!

Mid-Year Scantron Testing

The window for the Math and Reading Scantron Mid-Year Test is January 2 through February 23, 2019.

Principals have the option of only testing students in the bottom two quartiles for the Mid-Year Test. Students that had an NPR score of 0% to 49% on the Baseline Test must take the Mid-Year Test.

To get a list of students by performance bands, follow the steps below:

1. Click on the Reports tab

2. Click on Current Scores under Performance

3. Under the Performance Bands column, click on Reading or Math

4. Click on the name of your school

5. Click on Students

6. Click on the Grade header to sort the list by grade

7. Students with a rating of Below Average or Low Average must be tested.

Submit testing schedule here:

Wondering what ACTIVITIES are in Frontline Professional Learning Management System (PLMS)?

Resources are now available on the ADW Teacher Site:

1) Interactive PDF - Clicking each component will list the corresponding activities in Frontline PLMS.

2) Entire Activity Catalog - Perfect for printing and placing in your faculty lounge.

3) How-To video for principals on how to pre-register faculty in an activity

4) How-To video for principals and teachers on how to find and take an activity

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