C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 12/16/16

Happy Holidays from the Curriculum and Instruction Department!

Happy Holidays from Curriculum and Instruction!

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Happy Holidays from your Curriculum and Instruction Department!


A weekly highlight published in our local paper each week.
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Merry Winter from QES SPED!

Ms. Kimball stands in front of her students' art projects after their writing assignment: My snowman melted because...
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PHS Teachers Participate in a Monday PLC session on "Trauma Informed Teaching"

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Quick tip from Instructional Coach Yvonne:

This video makes creating assignments in Think Central a bit more efficient. It shows how to add the TabResize extension which creates side-by-side panes. It's faster to use when assigning a week's worth of assignments/assessments.

Quickly Assign HMH Journey's Assignments

Come and share your priorities for Measure B funding!

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Annual traditions... Kindergarten Gingerbread Houses in Ms. Whitaker's Class

Strengthening the Start

PUSD is focusing on a strong start to each class period or learning opportunity, honing in on these three areas:

Learning Environment: A sustained, successful start routine promoting positive behavior and a positive learning environment is evidenced for all students.

Instructional Time: A sustained, successful start routine optimizing efficient and effective student learning is evidenced for all students.

Student Engagement: All students actively participate and engage in the sustained, successful start expectations.

Tech Tuesday: SeeSaw

Want to learn more how technology can be used to create student portfolios? And how that can be accessed by parents? And how students can do this themselves?

Come and check out SeeSaw, which could be the new hub of your classroom.

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:

1/3/17 SeeSaw

1/10/17 Voxer

1/17/17 EdPuzzle

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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

1/9 Science Vertical Team Meeting

1/10 1:1 Computing Collaboration Day

1/13 Social Studies Vertical Team Meeting

1/18 PBIS Training Day

1/19 Counselor Meeting

1/26 ELA Vertical Team Meeting

1/27 TK/K Grade Level Collaboration

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

1/9 Elementary- Site PLC

CHS, GHS, PHS- Independent Planning

QHS- Site PLC with IC Susan

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


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