T & L Essentials

USD #232

November 19, 2013

Technology Survey

The Kansas State Department of Education would like each school district to give a technology survey every year to their stakeholders. The link below is for teachers, students, and parents. Students will need to know their zip code in order to complete the survey. The survey will tabulate all of the information for us and results will be shared in the spring. We would like to have these completed by December 20th!

Username is: USD232


Thank you!!

Interactive Science Simulations

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado.



The 7th grade students at Mill Creek Middle School are using technology in the form of a Tagcloud to show what it takes to be a "Mustang Citizen." The 6th and 7th grade students will vote on the top 10 designs to be the cover for next year's school agenda.

Tag Cloud Generators:


Tag Crowd


Text Complexity

The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards emphasize increasing the complexity of texts students read as a key element in improving reading comprehension. The Department of Teaching & Learning has prepared a PD OnDemand module that explains how to determine the text complexity of a piece of literary or informational text. Teachers who complete the online professional development will receive up to 6 PD points for completion of the knowledge, application, and impact point requirements. Click here to access the text complexity PD.

K12itc Tip

If you're having trouble turning on your projector, make sure you are pointing the remote control to the whiteboard or the front of the projector by the lens.

Let's Take a Peek Inside Some Classrooms!

Teaching & Learning

USD #232

Jessica Dain, Ed.D

Director of Teaching and Learning

Christy James

Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning

Doug Kapeller

High School Curriculum Coordinator

Kristl Taylor

Elementary/Middle School Curriculum Coordinator