T & L Essentials

USD #232

November 6, 2014

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Common Core Explorer

Looking for Common Core-aligned edtech? Common Core Explorer provides digital products for your curriuclum by using intuitive filters that quickly guide you through the Common Core State Standards and surface products.
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Introduction to Blackboard

Continue working on the Blackboard Learning Modules to receive professional development points towards relicensure. These points will be entered into My Learning Plan by the T & L Department. Faculty may work on the class outside of the staff meeting times. Once a staff member has completed the class, they are welcome to attend the monthly technology meetings to get more in depth help with Blackboard, however, attendance is not required.

Bundling Classes and Creating Organizations

Staff may request for an Organization to be created or for classes to be bundled using the following online form. Please allow one week for all requests to be completed.


Requests (Organizations or Class Bundles): http://tinyurl.com/pbbnx6u

Greaser or Soc

The students in Emily Manker and Mallory Pearson's seventh grade Communication Arts classes at Monticello Trails Middle School participated in "Dress like a Greaser or Soc Day" on Thursday, October 23rd. The students are reading the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and had the option to participate in "choosing a side for the rumble" by dressing like one of the stereotyped groups.

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Teaching & Learning

USD #232


Jessica Dain, Ed.D

Director of Teaching and Learning


Christy James

Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning


Ceresa Schaffer

Secondary Curriculum Coordinator


Kristl Taylor

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator