Caston Instructional Weekly Update

Online Curriculum and PD March 30-April 3, 2020


About this Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to be a one-stop-shop for online resources during our COVID-19 Extended Closure. Please let Nate, Shelly or me know if you need help with a resource or if you find a great new online tool so we can add it and share it with the rest of the Caston Staff. We will also be sharing pictures and our online successes here. Please submit them to us!
Click here to view "Being a Teacher During a Crisis"

8 minute video by Michigan teacher and author of The Epic Classroom, Trevor Muir

Online Engagement Strategies

Tips for Designing an Online Learning Experience using the 5Es Instructional Model

Video Conferencing-Reconnecting with Your Students

(Student links have been converted so all students can access them)

Canvas Conferencing Guide for Educators

Canvas Conferencing Guide for Students (Accessible to all students)

Zoom Conferencing Guide for Educators

Easy Zoom Guide for Students (from Connor Fraser)

Zoom Conferencing Guide for Students

(Zoom App is already in Self Service. Students will need to download).

This link is accessible to all students.

Three Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely

(Great chart resource)

Professional Development and Resources on current Caston Online Resources

Engaging Students Virtually Through Effective Platforms and What to Do if They Do Not Have Digital Access: A Walkthrough of Classkick and Google Classroom April 2 at 9 AM

IReady At Home Virtual Summit April 3 from 10 AM-2 PM (Grades K-6)

Register Here:

If you register and can not view live you will receive a taped link.

Reading Horizons Webinar (Grades K-5)

How to Progress Monitor Academics and Goals in a Virtual Setting April 3, 10 AM

Register Here:

If you register and can not view live you will receive a taped link.

Reading Horizons Taped Webinar (Grades K-5)

Best Practices for Reading Instruction in the Virtual Classroom

Reading Horizons Discovery software -Video tutorial (Grades K-3)

Reading Horizons Elevate software - Video tutorial (Grades 4-5)

IXL Home ToolBox (Grades 6-10)

IXL At-Home Learning Tool Box:

Tools for our wonderful IXL Parents!

Video : IXL Parent Guide: How to support your student using IXL at Home


If you need help with any of the Caston Online Instructional Tools please contact:

Angie Miller

Nate Speitel

Shelly Sarver