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September 12, 2018

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Ann Wilder's Second Grade

These second graders were involved in collaboration, communication, critical thinking , creativity, and problem solving as they attempted an escape from EMOJI ISLAND! Notice the word attempted. We want our students to experience PRODUCTIVE struggle. If your students aren't experiencing PRODUCTIVE struggle, then growth may not be obtained.

Watch this video on Challenge at the Heart of Deeper Learning (video 13:25)

Such activities allow students to meet the new ISTE Standards for Students:

  • Empowered Learners
  • Digital Citizen
  • Knowledge Constructor
  • Innovative Designer
  • Computational Thinker
  • Creative Communicator
  • Global Collaborator

Tell us how YOU are challenging students to meet these standards and achieve deeper learning!

From the DigCit Corner

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Chelsea Mayer's Second Grade

Chelsea's class participated in Indiana's Digital Citizen week with a Nearpod lesson on Super Digital Citizenship. During this engaging and interactive lesson, students were asked to share their ideas and drawings with the class. Nearpod makes this process very easy!

Talk to one of the Nearpod Badge winners below and ask them how to use this tool to:

  • Import your Google and/or PowerPoint Slides
  • Embed video and push to students
  • Create response questions to engage students
  • Explore pre-made Nearpod lessons on many topics

How are you presenting Digital Citizenship lessons this week?

New Picture Books for teaching Digital Citizenship

Are you looking for a good book to teach digital citizenship skills? Debbie Addison has new books in the elementary libraries with this goal! Ask her about them!
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Teachers. Have YOU Completed the BrightBytes Collection Survey?

If not, please do it now!

DID YOU MISS the MyON Training?

No worries, you can watch it here!

First hour is for beginners, then more advanced.

iReady: Now That You've Completed the Diagnostic, Next Steps

The information below includes some tips for reviewing your i-Ready data, as well as some resources to help you get the most out of Ready.

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction

1. Using Diagnostic Data: The following tools and reports will help you pinpoint needs, allocate resources, and create data-driven action plans to achieve academic goals.

· Use the Report Selector Tool to find the right report for the questions you have

· The Diagnostic Results report gives a comprehensive picture of instructional needs based on data from the first Diagnostic. It’s available by class and by student.

· The Instructional Groupings Report groups students with similar instructional needs and, for each group, provides detailed instructional priorities and classroom resources to support differentiated instruction.

· Watch this video to learn how to get the most from your i‑Ready data.

2. Data Chats: Data becomes powerful when teachers and students engage in “data conversations” or “data chats”. For leaders and teachers, these conversations help unpack what the data means and decide what to do about it. For students, these conversations increase student engagement and promote student ownership over their own learning. Click here to access our full Data Chat Pack for after the First Diagnostic or use the links below to go directly to each type of data chat.

· Teachers and Students Discussing Student Data

· Leaders and Teachers Discussing Class-Level Data

3. Checklists: Check out our checklists for key tasks to complete immediately after each Diagnostic.

· Routines Between Diagnostics Checklist for Teachers

Tips and Resources to help you get the most out of Ready

1. Continue to communicate your focus and purpose for implementing Ready Math to your Instructional Leaders and Teachers. Visit Coach’s Corner for some ideas on how to address common questions or concerns.

2. Ensure you are getting the support they need to successfully:

Engage Students in Mathematics by implementing the Think–Share–Compare Routine

Use Mathematics Discourse Cards to Enhance Classroom Conversations

Prepare for Robust Conversations by using the Discourse-Based Lesson Guide

3. Visit other classrooms using Ready Math Look-Fors as a guide and check pacing and adjust if necessary.

Your account team is always here to support you. Please reach out if you have any questions or need any assistance.



Danielle Falcon | Account Manager

WHAT did you say???

Yes, we have a Teacher Toolbox code for Writing and Reading!

The toolbox code for access to Reading and Writing (2-5) isSUMMERTRIAL2018 and it's good until the end of September.

Time to do what we do best...DIG and MINE those resources while they are available for FREE!!

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