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Organized, Centralized Support for Instructional Resources: Check!

"Wow," I thought, "There's a lot here! I've been waiting for this."


Those were my first thoughts as I opened my email this week to see "Learning Connections," the new Instructional Services website. This site answers to a lot of our needs over the years, such as providing templates for UBD and Learning-Focused Lessons. Eventually, the site will link us to completed, district-designed and vetted lessons. It will become a welcome home base that, used well, can save us time and effort. No more reinventing the wheel. No more wondering, "which X should I use for X?" It even provides solid overview information and examples of many of our district initiatives.


If you do nothing else, click on the site and bookmark it for later reading and use. It will grow, and it is off to a great start. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see on the site, and I will communicate those needs accordingly.