C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 1/20/2017

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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)

Individualized Instruction using Google Classroom!

From FreeTech4Teachers:


New Google Classroom Features Focus on Individual Instruction

Earlier today Google added some new features to Google Classroom. The most notable of the new features is the option to give assignments to individual students or subsets of students within a class. To do this you will deselect the default sharing option of "all students" and then select the students that you want to receive the assignment. Detailed directions are available here.

Another new option in Google Classroom lets you receive notifications when students submit assignments past their due dates. And you can now receive notifications when students re-submit assignments. You can find notification set-up directions here.

The third Google Classroom update of note is for administrators. The admin console now lets administrators see Google Classroom usage in aggregate. The admin reports include how many classes and posts are being created. More information about admin console reports is available here.

Applications for Education
Besides the obvious application of using the distributing differentiated assignments, the new option to give assignments to individuals through Google Classroom could helpful in getting assignments to students who are out of school for an extended period of time.


Tech Tuesday: Google Classroom personalization

Change in plans... we were scheduled to talk about Zaption, but as things change in EdTech rapidly, Zaption has been acquired by a different company.

Instead... we will be looking at how to personalize Google Classroom- a brand new update released 1/11/17.

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:

1/24/17 Zaption- Change in topic- Personalize Google Classroom

1/31/17 PearDeck

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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

1/25 CTE Vertical Team Meeting

1/26 ELA Vertical Team Meeting

1/27 TK/K Grade Level Collaboration

1/30 Counselor meeting

2/3 Math Vertical Team Meeting

2/15 Electives Vertical Team Meeting

2/23 Science Vertical Team Meeting

2/24 3rd/4th Grade Collaboration

Monday Professional Learning Communities Schedule

1/23 Elementary- Site PLC, ICs @ CES

CHS, GHS, PHS, QHS - Report Card preparation

1/30 Elementary- Independent Planning

CHS, GHS, QHS- Independent Planning

PHS- Site PLC with Instructional Coaches, Susan and Yvonne

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