C-CCSD Office of Instruction

JUNE 2014

Calendar of Events

June 10 K-4; 9-12 ILT Meetings
June 17 5-8 ILT Meeting
June 17-25 Regents Exams
June 20-25 Half days for K-8 students
Aug. 25-28 New Teacher Sessions
Sept. 2 Opening Day
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Coaches' Corner

Every wonder what your colleagues are reading? OR Want a few book recommendations for the summer?

  • What’s your favorite children’s or young adult book? Why?
  • What’s a book you’ve read recently? Tell us about it.
  • What professional books are on your “can’t wait to read” list?
  • What recreational books are on your “can’t wait to read” list?

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What’s New in Professional Development? (continued)

Here is how you access the Summer Professional Development Catalog.

Here is a sample of some professional development opportunities. Please check back often as we may add a few new offerings before the end of the school year:

  • Course
  • Vocabulary Instruction: Effective and Research Based Strategies
  • Mindset Book Club
  • Getting Things Done Book Group
  • Falling in Love with Close Reading
  • Art and 21st Learning
  • Elementary Grades Restorative Circle Training
  • Number Talks Book Club
  • Using CC Apps to Increase Writing Volume
  • Executive Function Skills in Children Book Club
  • Teaching Writing Through Digital Storytelling
  • Igniting a Passion for Reading Book Club
  • Quality Questions Moodle Course
  • Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom

What's new on ATLAS? (continued)

We are looking to open up the following parts by the end of September 2014:

 The Curriculum Map
 Unit Descriptions
 Standards
 Churchville-Chili Learning Objectives

There will be some courses that may still be “under construction” and we can mention these in the Overview Page that we prepare for parents.

Additional PD Opportunity (continued)

The following Cultural Institutions will be participating:
1. Genesee Country Village & Museum
2. Strong Museum of Play
3. Public Library (Monroe, Pioneer, and NIOGA)
4. Rochester Museum and Science Center
5. Susan B. Anthony House
6. Memorial Art Gallery
7. Democrat & Chronicle Newspapers in Education
8. Seneca Park Zoo
9. Monroe County Historian’s Office
10. WXXI
11. GEVA
12. Rochester Broadway Theatre League
The website for this is: www.rrlc.org/uncommon You can sign up for this at this website. Since the event is free, there is no need to submit a Shor

Coaches' Corner (continued)

What’s your favorite children’s or young adult book? Why? Greg Kincaid

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. I remember learning to read when I was a child and really enjoyed reading this book. I like how Sam I am was so persistent throughout the story. It's one of my favorites to read to my current students at CRS!

Mandee Puleo

Right now my favorite children’s book is "Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaurs" by Sandra Boynton because my 2 year old son can almost "read" it by himself. SO CUTE!! I loved Nancy Drew growing up because I have always been fascinated with crimes and solv-ing mysteries.

Dave Pulhamus

"Look out for Pirates" and "Pilot Jack Knight". Pirates for the simple adventure that took in a young lad and Jack Knight for the pioneering aviation figure and the historical per-son.

Lisa Caruso

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Every time I would read the story to my own chil-dren I would get choked up relating to the evolving relationship between a child and his mother portrayed in the book.

Tina Jones

Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant: many messages of kindness and friendship sprinkled with humor. The children love it. Also, any Patricia Polacco books. Great messages and examples of great narratives.

Kate Charbonneau

It is a tie between Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf and Michael Letzig. I love when authors show kids in unique ways that being different is okay and it is our differences that makes each day interest-ing.