Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Learning
April/May 2021 News and Information
- April 14th- Professional Learning (LETRS, Teacher Academy, Math Coaching, MyPerspectives Program Training, Reveal 7-12 Program Training).
- April 21st- Building Time (ELA 6-12 Acadience Training & Discussion, Elementary Leader in Me Lighthouse Team Meeting)
- April 28th- Work in your room
- May 5- Collaboration (K-2 Geodes Training 8:30-11:30)
- May 12- Professional Learning (K-8 Wit and Wisdom Training & 9-12 My Perspectives Training, Reveal Math 7-12 Training & 2-6 Math Coaching, Teacher Academy.)
- May 19- Building Time
- May 26- Work in your Room
- June 1- Staff Work Day
Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal
Educators were forced to think big when schools were thrust into crisis, and not just about how to use technology...Read more from this article...
Floating Work Day Info.
If you need support to find floating work day opportunities please use the link below. You may also submit for approval of items you have an interest in attending that also align to our district and building goals.
I anticipate opening our 2021-2022 Floating Work hours towards the end of May. I appreciate everyone's patience with me while we wrap up the current year. The 2021-22 school year calendar has 6.5 hours of floating work time required. More information will be shared towards the end of May.
Reading Intervention for Older Students Article by Joan Sedita
In the last few months I have seen a growing interest in adolescent literacy. This includes content literacy instruction for all students that is integrated across subject areas, as well as intervention instruction for older students who struggle with reading and writing. Between 2005 and 2015, a number of adolescent literacy research reports were published based on meta-analyses of research on effective practices for teaching reading and writing to older students, and the website AdLit.org was also launched. Read More
What is the difference between “wait time” and “think time”? How can we use either or both to increase student engagement in learning in an intentional way? Let’s have a look.
You might also be interested in this example of how constant questions and group work result in high levels of student engagement—watch Never Stop Questioning: Middle School Math.