Staff & Curriculum Development
Support and Solutions - Issue 4
Calm or Cat? You Choose...
Click the picture below that most interests you. (Or click them both!)
CONTENT & PEDAGOGY
Fishing for Ideas?
We recently received the following YouTube video links from the Inter-regional Environmental Educator for NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for the popular Salmon River Fish Hatchery.
Teachers are welcome to access them for use in their science, conservation, and natural resources classes.
BUT... SCD sees the potential to use these videos (or excerpts of the videos) for ELA, social studies, math, technology, and other classes, too!
You can find these unpublished YouTube video resources at the links below.
Questions or requests for resources on NY’s natural resources can be directed to Betsy Ukeritis, at email@example.com.
ELA -- Building a Virtual Book Club
Begin or Join a Professional Learning Community!
If you are feeling adventurous, start a PLC of your own! (We'll help, and the Teacher Center pays a $250 stipend to facilitators!) Interested? Please email Tracy Pulverenti for more information, or call 315.361.5550.
SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER
Strategies From the Dramatic Arts Can Enhance Student Engagement
An interesting article focusing on bringing dramatic reading scripts to content exploration, supporting fluency, comprehension, and engagement!
Virtual Teaching Ideas
How do I teach more effectively in a virtual setting?
TeachingBooks is available to all MOBOCES component district educators. It provides ready-to-use resources to ignite reading interest. Thousands of complete audio & video book readings are also available. Explore today at https://www.teachingbooks.net.
Want to know more? Your school librarian is your resident expert on this great digital resource!
Tech Tip -- Google Slide Add-Ons
Up and Coming!
Self Care Day for Educators
Katie Quick is hosting a virtual (and free) event for teachers that features presenters with expertise in all things important to you the person. The site advertises "a day of fun, stress-relieving workshops curated specifically for teachers!"
Katie Quick is a social-emotional learning specialist, teacher, licensed professional counselor, musician, and national speaker.
Register at www.katiequick.com/selfcareday
Wrapping it up with a smile!
Why do this in November? Well, there are a couple of reasons!
1. To remind us of what we are trying to accomplish with our students. Listen to this introduction... we all did something similar in September. How are we doing in meeting the ideas that we set forth?
2. To find that one idea that we hadn't considered -- the one "aha!" that makes our communication that much more clear. What is something in Mr. D's introduction that you would like to emulate?
Thank you, Mr. D!