Curriculum & Instruction Newsletter

December 2015

Happenings

Early Childhood teachers continue to establish their system of curriculum implementation, while ensuring the culture and processes of the ROCORI Pre-K program stays intact. A beneficial Pre-K/Kindergarten collaboration meeting helped to identify components that establish additional continuity between Early Childhood and Kindergarten levels.


Richmond Elementary got in the holiday spirit by singing carols in the 3rd Annual Tree-Mendous Night in Richmond on Friday, December 4th, and John Clark Elementary has begun a food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the local food shelf. Cold Spring Elementary hosted Family Groups on Friday, and the Kindergarten and 1st Grade students performed their Music Concert for their families the first week of December.


ROCORI Middle School is in full swing collecting food items, toys, and monetary donations for the RMS Benefit Challenge. A Benefit Dance will be held Friday, December 18th from 1-3pm, and will include swimming, dancing, movie (ELF), open gym, games, concessions and much more. The High School SPARTAN STORE is a GREAT place for your last-minute gifts. Make sure to stop by this week and check those hard-to-buy-for individuals off your list!

Pearson Offers DoK Resources for CORE Literacy in Grades K-5

The video below is a tutorial describing how to access resources for Literacy in Grades K-5. There are also a number of ideas that are applicable to grades 6-8 as well.
DoK Sites

MDE CLOSES IN ON READING MCA ITEM SAMPLERS WITH DoK

In a recent message sent to all District Assessment Coordinators (DAC), MDE reported that MCA Reading Item Samplers with indicated Depth of Knowledge (DoK) levels can be found on the PAPER Version. Watch the video below for a tutorial or click **HERE** for printed directions.
ReadingMCADoK

LOOKING FOR DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION RESOURCES?

The embedded site below (Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup) offers a plethora of resources for understanding and implementing differentiated instruction in your classroom. From articles to how-to's to videos, there is something beneficial for every educator, Pre-K through Grade 12.