The Elementary Curriculum Corner

2nd Quarter, 2019-2020, CSI Goal Area 1 & 2

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Curriculum News

Exact Path Reading and Math

Yes, you read that right! Edmentum made an error, and they are letting us keep Exact Path Math, free of charge, until July 31 2020! (1st thru 6th grade)

The Math works the same as the Reading. The latest STAR Math scores have been updated in the program, student's learning paths have been created.

I am sharing an Exact Path google folder that contains several informational guides, links, videos, and Lymari's contact information.

We, along with Edmentum, want Exact Path to work for you and your students. If you are experiencing issues you may contact our customer service rep., Lymari (contact info. is in the google folder) directly. Please cc Mrs. Hime and your building principal on any correspondence with her, or Edmentum, so that we are aware of the issues.

Benchmarks AKA Unit Assessments

District Benchmarks are aligned to the scope and sequence of district curriculum. ELA benchmarks are given the sixth week of each unit. Math benchmarks depend on the alignment of testing within each grade level.

A benchmark test is a point of reference that allows the teacher to see where each of her students is at individually. She can also use benchmark data to assess her class as a whole. Benchmark testing is conducted throughout a school year to assess student growth and modify instruction during RTI.

PD Opportunity! WONDER-ful Literacy Centers

November 7, 3:30-4:30pm, AT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICE

This is a non-mandatory training for all elementary teachers that would like to dive deeper into Wonders literacy activity workstations that are available in Wonders. Mrs. Hime will show you how to access the literacy activities and model what literacy centers should look like in your classroom.


Classroom Libraries

Opportunities to Learn, Grow, & Collaborate

Fine Arts Educators

Oklahoma Academic Standards for Fine Arts - draft available for public comment. All Music and Art teachers, this is your chance to have a voice in the standards you teach. Follow this link for more information.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Nominate a deserving elementary mathematics or science teacher within your district to win $10,000.

Anyone – including principals, teachers, parents, students, business leaders or members of the general public – may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6 for the 2019-20 award year.

Teachers, you may also self-nominate!

Deadline is March 1, 2020.

2020 Oklahoma Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute Fellowship

FOR: Classroom Teachers of All Subjects —Elementary through College— Interested in Improving Literacy Skills

APPLICATIONS: Twelve outstanding teachers will be selected to attend the Oklahoma Writing Project 2020 Invitational Summer Institute to be held at the Moore-Norman Technology Center in Norman. Teachers of all subject areas and of all levels of instruction--kindergarten through university--interested in teaching composition or incorporating writing into their regular subject matter instruction may apply. The important consideration is a strong commitment to teaching of composition and helping students' understanding through writing.

Follow this link for more information and to apply!

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Fellowship

5th Grade Teachers, this is for you! Fellowships cover all program activities, airfare, lodging and most meals. Each teacher also receives a $300 stipend for classroom materials. Fellowships are open to public and private school educators. The program is administered by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and funded through support from the Joullian family of Oklahoma City and a group of loyal donors.

Read more about it here

Applications are open until February 1, 2020. Apply here!

Mrs. Hime is Currently Reading & Listening too

Stephanie Hime, M.Ed.

Director of EL, GT, Elementary Curriculum

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