BC Learning Update

1/9/17 - 1/27/17

Upcoming Events around the District & Professional Learning Plans

Professional Learning Focus for Keystone for the months of Jan/Feb

Professional Learning Focus for Atkins for the months of Jan/Feb

Jan. 11

Learning Walks @ Norway

Jan. 13:


Training at GWAEA in afternoon



  • Grade Reporting for Term 2 & Semester 1

Jan. 16:


7:30-11:30 & 12:30-3:30

Steam Room work/exploration

  • Little Bits, Bloxels, Green Screen, Ozobot, Makey Makey, 3D Printer

  • Iowa Assessments

  • Data Team Time

  • Bobcat Time work

  • Touchstones of Good Teaching


7:30 Prepare/Read for Book Study

8:00 -11:30
  • Overview IA Assessment Results

  • Data Team Time

12:30 - 3:30
    • Prep 2nd Semester/3rd quarter

K-3 Special Educator Teachers

  • 12:30 - 3:30

  • SDI Team planning work.

  • Location: TBD (Junge)

Jan. 18:

Norway -

  • Data Team/ PBIS meeting @ Norway

  • PBIS Check & Connect

MS/HS 1:15 - 3:30

  • Literacy Learning w/ Wendy Anderson

  • Rigorous Reading take-a-ways & next steps

Jan. 19

Check out this blog post from Anna Upah regarding info on our live-streaming event from the National Mall the day before the inauguration. We'll be sharing the sights and sounds of the final preparations that go into the big event. We also have high hopes of meeting with at least one elected official during this time. Please fill out this brief form if you're interested in having your class participate and she will get you the info you need to join. Please let her know if you have any questions.

Jan. 24:


Learning Walks Plan

Resources for All

Math Instructor Summer Institute information -- June 13 or 14, 2017 registration link.

Iowa Reading Research Center -- free resources for home and school connections.

C4K - Celebrating Iowa's Success -- Andrea Townsley & Anna Upah are sharing some of the work we have been doing with students utilizing the "Read Naturally" program.

Social Studies update from Department of Education

Statewide Social Studies Summer Institutes information -- GWAEA dates: June 8 & 9 &/or June 13 & 14 &/or June 22 & 23, 2017.