Curriculum Connections

March 2016

Linking to Teacher Resources

Wow, March is a big month this year! We turn our clocks ahead which means more daylight. Who doesn't like that! We also celebrate Easter. We hope you enjoy the resources we have found for you this month. If you have ideas you would like to see in future issues, connect with us below.

Study Jams

If you teach Math or Science, you NEED to check out Study Jams! Appropriate for grades 3-8

This site offers great descriptive videos for a variety of Math and Science categories. There is an optional seven question quiz for students to use in checking understanding.

Music Educators Toolbox

This set of free online resources for music teachers includes lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hall’s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school.

Grades K- 12 Social Studies teachers…

Check out the engageny K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action.

Click here to go to the website: New York State Social Studies Resource tool Kit

Comment period now open for revisions to Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and math

The Ohio Department of Education invites Ohioans to submit suggestions through April 5 as part of a periodic revision process for Ohio’s Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Math. This feedback will help ensure the standards continue to reflect the most recent research and the experience of educators as they help students become ready for college and careers. Go here for more information.

A 'Divergent' Path: Tips on Becoming a Teacher Leader

Like bona fide divergents, teacher leaders function outside the norm and exhibit a combination of these traits. Here are five "divergent" qualities that teacher leaders possess: 1. selflessness, 2. intelligence, 3. courage, 4. honesty and peace, and 5. a threat to the status quo.


Career and Cluster Videos

These videos show the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Click here to go to the CareerOneStop source for career exploration, training and jobs.

International Literacy Association

The International Literacy Association offers some terrific free resources. Check out the Children’s Choices and Teachers’ Choices book lists. Each link offers six lists that include 30 to 80 book titles. These are books that have been read, enjoyed and recommended by children, young adults, teachers, and librarians. Go to:

Muskingum Valley ESC Curriculum Department

Do you have a questions for us? Call:
Curriculum Director:
Cathy Morgan - (740) 452-4518 ext.1111

Curriculum Consultant
Cindy Miller - (740) 452-4518 ext. 1179

Gifted Coordinator:
Susan Larson - (740) 452-4518 ext. 1109

Distance Learning Coordinator:
Leslie Charles (740) 452-4518 ext. 1133