C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 2/3/17

GHS/IVA Four Day Collaborative Fire Institute

Fire Institute Blazes Trail for Thematic Learning Collaboration

The Fire Institute blazed through local schools from January 24 to January 27 with the goal of answering one burning question: how has fire and fire management shaped the physical, cultural, and social landscape of Indian Valley?

The Institute was the culmination of months of collaboration between Greenville Junior/Senior High School (GHS), Indian Valley Academy (IVA), and Taylorsville’s Sierra Institute for Community and Environment.

See next week's issue of the local paper for the full article, or the PUSD website.

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PHS 21st Century Classroom Grand Opening

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CES Learns Snow Science

Students from CES participated in a day of Outdoor Learning around snow science with Rob Wade, assisted by five CHS students.

Ask a student for the science behind a perfect snowball...

Happy 100th Day of School this week!

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Who should attend? Mandatory training for 7th and 9th grade PE teachers

Strengthening the Start

PUSD is focusing on a strong start to each class period or learning opportunity, honing in on these three areas:

At the midpoint of our school year, district-wide data is after each component:

Learning Environment: A sustained, successful start routine promoting positive behavior and a positive learning environment is evidenced for all students. (88% All or Most)

Instructional Time: A sustained, successful start routine optimizing efficient and effective student learning is evidenced for all students. (71% All or Most)

Student Engagement: All students actively participate and engage in the sustained, successful start expectations. (86.2 % All or Most)

Ready to up your collaboration and personalize your professional development?

Are you ready to take the next step with Twitter and connect with other educators on topics you are passionate about? It's time to try out a Twitter Chat. Next Tuesday we'll go over the basics and you'll leave ready to participate in your own Twitter Chat.

For more info: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/twitter-teachers-201-chatting-and-best-practices/

Need a review of the basics of Twitter? Check out: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/twitter-teachers-beginners-guide-getting-started/

Tech Tuesday, 3:30-4:00

Join Kristy via Google Hangout for Tech Tuesday, every Tuesday from 3:30-4:00 where we talk about a specific tech tool. All are welcome! Join if you have something to share about the topic or want to learn more!

Click here to join!

Click here for the resource guide that goes along with the topic

You can also go to our district website, www.pcoe.k12.ca.us and navigate to the Curriculum Department, where you will see a section on Tech Tuesday. Follow the link from that page to get to the Google Hangout!

Upcoming topics:

2/7/17 Twitter Chats

2/14/17 Open session- no set topic, come and ask any question you want!

2/21/17 Blogging

2/28/17 Minecraft.edu

Would you like a text reminder using Remind.com?

Text @238dc to 81010

Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here for you!

Contact them at:

Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Upcoming Dates

2/15 Electives Vertical Team Meeting- postponed

2/23 Science Vertical Team Meeting

2/24 3rd/4th Grade Collaboration

Monday Professional Learning Communities Schedule

2/6 Elementary- Site PLC, CES Instructional Coach Yvonne

CHS, GHS, QHS- Independent Planning

PHS- Site PLC with Instructional Coach, Susan

2/13 IVES/GHS Site PLC with Instructional Coaches

CES, QES, CRC Independent Planning

QHS CAASPP Preparation


2/27 Elementary- CRC Site PLC with Instructional Coaches

IVES Independent Planning


CHS, GHS, PHS- CAASPP Preparation

QHS Independent Planning

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form

Technology Help Ticket

username: plumas help password:technology

TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter