Social Studies Cadre

Tools for our Toolbox!

HELLOS & CELEBRATIONS

BUSINESS

MATERIALS UPDATE

ACTIVE CLASSROOM/STRATALOGICA

CHECKPOINTS & TEACHER CREATED SUMMATIVES

UNIT OVERVIEWS & PLANNING FOR LEARNING

LEARNING TARGETS & FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

ACTIVE CLASSROOM/ Logging in with CLEVER

Please log in using Clever. Your username is your leisd.ws email and your password is Journeys15-16. Students should also log in using Clever. Your student log in information in located as an Alert in Focus. They use their student ID number as their username and their student ID number plus le for their password.


If you have any issues please contact help@socialstudies.com

STRATALOGICA

If you have not received an email containing log in information please contact JCordova@socialstudies.com for assistance.


Upcoming webinars: series of 4 15 minute online lessons followed by a two hour after school Professional Learning opportunity. Looking at the week of November 9th for the in person training. Hoping to have the online training videos set up in the next two weeks.

QUARTERLY CHECKPOINTS 4-12

One assessment per quarter (grading period) will be provided to you by Curriculum & Learning Services for each Social Studies course beginning in Grade 4 and continuing through Grade 12. Typically they will be available in the first week of the grading period in DRAFT form so teachers can provide feedback. Cadre meetings will give teachers the opportunity to give feedback before the final Checkpoints are published.


Quarterly District Checkpoints will assess student mastery of the power standards and other related standards for the Quarter and may contain content from multiple units of study (depending on the scope and sequence for your course). This data will be used to track student progress towards mastery of grade appropriate standards.

PROOF THE CHECKPOINTS & PICK A DATE!

District Quarterly Checkpoint Windows for Social Studies

10/13-10/23

12/7-12/18

3/14-3/25

5/16-5/27


All grade level/content specific Social Studies teachers should administer District Checkpoints within 2-3 days of each other. Teacher teams will decide on a two-three day window within the Checkpoint windows listed above at Cadre meetings and this information will be communicated accordingly.

PLANNING FOR LEARNING

What are some of the difference between Lesson Planning and Planning for Learning?
2015-2016 Social Studies Curriculum Documents

Bookmark this link for easy access to YAGs, Blueprints, Unit Overviews, District Checkpoints, and Social Studies Resources- MORE RESOURCES ADDED DAILY!

When planning for learning, your first step should be to review the Unit Overview in detail. This document contains the dates and duration of the unit, Power Standards for the unit of study, content and academic vocabulary, concepts and skills students are expected to master, level of rigor, notes & specificity (clarification of the standards), a partial list of Learning Targets based on the standards, essential questions, and more.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Learning Targets: GET YOUR STUDENTS FOCUSED!

What is a learning target?

What is the intended purpose of a learning target?

How are they used to focus learning?

How can they be used to create common formative assessments?

Formative Assessment

What is a formative assessment?

What is the purpose of using formative assessment in your classroom?

Give three examples of formative assessments you use regularly.

How do you use the data collected from formative assessment to inform instruction?

"Three things must occur for the assessment to be formative: (1) the assessment is used to identify students who are experiencing difficulty, (2) those students are provided additional time and support to acquire the intended skill or concept, (3) and the students are given another opportunity to demonstrate that they have learned." -Learning by Doing
MAKING VOCABULARY FUN & RIGOROUS!

Another great way to make vocabulary rigorous!

Thank you for everything you do!