C & I Update
Explore. Learn. Thrive. 10-10-18
Visit from a celebrity!
Read more about Mr. Packer here: https://www.collegeboard.org/about/leadership/trevor-packer
Modified Block pilot
As we continue to focus on our District Wide High 5’s and site-based non-negotiables, we will be piloting a modified block on two occasions this year at CJSHS, QJSHS and PJSHS (GJSHS is already on a modified block)
October 23rd and 24th
March 5th and 6th
There are many different variations of block scheduling- PUSD will be piloting a “Modified Block” schedule where two days out of the week will be longer class periods (90 minutes). One class, 5th period, will not be blocked and will remain on the traditional 50-minute period.
Benefits of a modified block schedule include:
Teachers see fewer students during the day, giving them more time for individualized instruction
With the increased span of teaching time, longer cooperative learning activities can be completed in one class period
Students have more time for reflection and less information to process over the course of a school day
Teachers have extended time for planning
Additional time for labs and outdoor learning
Fewer classes to focus on in a single day for students and teachers
Increased instructional minutes due to reduced passing time
Daily tutorial period remains in schedule
Relationships: teachers interact with fewer students each day;
students interact with fewer teachers each day.
Challenges of a modified block schedule include:
Teachers may need professional development and initial support for teaching in the block
Does not allow for daily instruction
Teacher prep period is every other day
Teachers see students only three to four days a week which fosters a lack of continuity from day to day
If a student misses a day under the modular schedule, that student is actually missing two days
Three different bell schedules can be confusing (Mon, Tue/Wed, Thur/Fri)
Due to site based differences, please see your Principal for the specific schedule.
IVES TK/K visit to Dawn Institute
PJSHS Cash for College Night- Thanks FRC!
TK/K teachers collaborate at CES
Newly approved Opportunity assignment procedures
Help us share the great things going on around our district!
PHS- Ready for Fall Fest- community trick or treat
Updated 3rd-12th Literature List
Technology Integration Training Opportunities
10/16 Instructional Leadership Team Meeting 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., District Office
10/17 Math Vertical Team Meeting 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., District Office
10/18 Social Science Vertical Team Meeting 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., District Office
10/25 PCTA Meeting 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m., District Office
10/30 ELA Vertical Team Meeting 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., District Office
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