WHB Curriculum & Instructional Tech

October 2021


Hello again! Here are some updates!

1. Building wide equity teams have started to meet. If you would like to be on one of them, please email me or the facilitators for your building. Our facilitators are: Kerry Pillittier and JoAnne Williams in the high school, Lisa Menegio and Yvonne Perez in the middle school and Lisa Menegio, Thomas O'Leary, Michelle Maines, and Meghan Phillips in the elementary school. The middle school and the high school decided to do their first project by Walking Against Hate in Phys. Ed. Classes. The national Walk Against Hate through the ADL was Sunday, October 10th in different cities around the country. The elementary school is choosing to focus on World Kindness Week in November for their first project.

2. Next mentor meeting: October 12th at 3:15 pm in the middle school library. We are discussing Chapters 2 and 3 of The Innovator's Mindset.

3. We are gearing up for the October 22nd training on mastery learning. Thank you to those of you who signed up! You will be getting details soon! If you still want to sign up, please do so by the end of this week. The form is HERE.

4. Global Studies Curriculum PD- Preparing for the New SS Regents- October 15th.

5. If you have an instructional need for an iPad, please e-mail me.

6. We will be implementing two-factor authentication for all staff Google accounts. We will send more information soon.

7. If you haven't switched your laptop yet for a new one, please do so ASAP. Work with the techs in your building to make the switch. THANK YOU!

School Highlights

Tech. Tips/ PD Information

Sign up for October 22nd Professional Development on Mastery Based Instruction HERE

Google Meet now has the feature to add subtitles in different languages!

Join Apple Education for their virtual Instructional Summit to learn more about using iPad and Mac to help accelerate learning for every student. Register HERE.

Check out Nearpod Updates!

We now have Brainpop ELL!

Check out these Flipgrid LIVE events for classes. Some include:

Dive into the World of Mythology with author Rick Riordan,

Southeast Asian Mythology with author Lori M. Lee,
Join a Joshua Tree National Park Ranger for a virtual visit,
West African and African American Stories with author Kwame Mbalia,

Bringing Real Stories to Life with Chelsea Clinton and authors Kekla Magoon, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Deborah Heiligman,
Hindu Mythology with author Roshani Chokshi,

Polar Bears Around the World,

Mexican Folklore "Scary" Stories with Tehlor Kay Mejia

Check out the updates coming soon from Kami HERE!

Please fill out this FORM for any PD you feel is needed or to give a fellow colleague a shout-out

Check out this podcast about 25 websites that every teacher should know about!

5 Strategies to Engage Learners Around Flipped instruction by Catlin Tucker

Twitter Challenge Part II

After you have joined Twitter, retweet something in education (EDUTwitter) and tag me @JessicaT_Wills. I also created one for the mentoring program @WHBMentoring. Use the hashtag #WHBPride. Let's start sharing!
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