This Week in Team

Week of November 9

Reminder: Common Assessment

Be sure to have your learners complete the common assessment (see below) this week. We will begin calibrating on Monday, 11/16. Please be prepared with samples for PLC next week.

Monday, November 16

Common Assessment Grade Calibration

We will begin calibrating by level. All teachers will assess all levels to determine consistency. Please being 8-10 writing samples.

Tuesday, November 17

Common Assessment Grade Calibration

We will continue calibrating by level. All teachers will assess all levels to determine consistency. Please being 8-10 writing samples.

Wednesday, November 18

Faculty Meeting

7:40am Lecture Hall

4:00pm Lecture Hall

Common Assessment Grade Calibration/Lesson Design

We will continue grade calibration as needed, then move on to discussing the UbD for Unit 3.


AP Literature and Composition Scoring Guide

Questions to Guide Planning

  • What should ALL learners know, understand, and/or be able to do as a result of this lesson? WHY should they know, understand, or be able to do this?
  • What is enduring knowledge for all? What are the "have to knows" of this lesson? WHY do they need to know this?
  • What do learners need to know to accomplish this objective? What background knowledge do you need to access or provide?
  • What is your vision of success? What are learners doing if/when they learn this? What does successful reaching of the objective look like and sound like?
  • What are the best vehicles for learners to attain the objective and practice the concepts/skills? What provisions have you planned for learners with special needs? (Direct instruction? Guided practice? Team learning? Individual task?) What opportunities for enrichment will you provide for advanced learners? These should be meaningful, engaging, and help learners to cement understandings!
  • How will learners be assessed? How will they know and you know that they have learned - throughout the lesson and after you have taught the concept/skill? This is evidence of learning!
  • How will assessment results guide future instruction? How will you use what you know of learner performance to plan the next lesson?

Thursday, November 19

Team Meets in C237

Sam is out for a UbD training, so team will meet in Joseph's room. DLC Kelly will be coming for about 15 minutes.


Continue work on Unit 3 UbD.

Friday, November 20

Department Potluck

Check the sign-up sheet here.

Team Does Not Meet!

Have a wonderful Fall Break!


Gold Honor Roll Lunch Today

Tech Tip of the Week

Enter some text or a URL in a spreadsheet and a QR code will be automatically created – all with the help of a little formula that you’ll learn about in this tip of the week. This is a great way to create lots of QR codes very quickly and easily!


You will have two options: 1. Create your own; or 2. Use the provided templates. Note: For more information about what QR codes are and how to use them in the classroom, click here.


Check out the how-to here!