FALL 2015

Goals for the Day

  • Provide new tools for formative assessment and engagement
  • Develop a KUD for FBD and Newton's Laws Unit
  • Use PLC menu to create TEKS aligned activities that incorporate process skills and utilize high yield learning strategies to create impactful student experiences.


On the index card write 4 statements about you.

3 statements need to be true.

1 statement needs to be false.

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Total Participation Techniques

This book can be found for free through our library online resources.

Intranet --> Logins --> ASCD ebooks (password: lonestar or neisdlibrary) --> search Total Participation Techniques|5WRN&v=2.1&u=neisd_ascd&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w

Big Ideas! Free-Body Diagrams & Newton's Laws

4D calculate the effect of forces on objects, including the law of inertia, the relationship between force and acceleration, and the nature of force pairs between objects;

4E develop and interpret free-body force diagrams


Unit Planning

Questions to Ask While Planning Daily Lessons

  • Does the activity meet the intent of the standard?
  • Is there an opportunity for students to process?
  • Do students have the opportunity to read, write, listen, speak?
  • How do you know if all students are "getting it" each day? Formative Assessment

Tools for Planning

Lead4Ward Instructional Strategies

Lead4Ward App - all platforms - includes timer, sentence stems, instructional strategies

Say Something - Reading tool

New Learning:)

Tools for ESL Learners

For translating- Use a google doc. While the google document is open select "tools" from the menu, then "translate". You will be able translate the document into any language offered in google.

Use "voice typing" in the "tools" menu to communicate in many languages.

Mainframe App

- Can be used at home - Easier view for student lists