Curriculum Corner

Weekly Update 10/26-10/30

Letter from MEB

Happy Wednesday!

The winner from last week’s smore contest is….Kalyssa West! Congratulations-we will get your surprise out to you next week.

Google has sent updates for the Google Meets platform. Building CRPs will be contacting each of you to confirm you have received the update. If you did not receive the update, or need additional assistance, please submit a help desk ticket. Mike Orr is working to ensure everyone is up and running with all the new bells and whistles!

Also, many staff members have been providing submissions for the smore and they are incredible. Keep them coming!

Finally, this week’s contest…

What tip or trick has helped you transition from work to home that you would like to share? These ideas will be added to the slide show and entered in the smore contest.

Thanks and have a great week!



Hello special educators!

Join us for a collaborative open gym this month. Please see the Google Doc to find the date for your grade level and area.

Great job getting your RLPs completed!


Webinar - Digital Storytelling - November 3 @ 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by Illinois New Teacher Collaborative

How to Teach When Everyone is Scattered

Article includes really great ideas and suggestions for making the most of the synchronous time.


As schools continue to adjust to a new "normal" that includes remote instruction and assessment,

there are important considerations related to interpreting students' FastBridge scores. Frequent

questions include:

1. How will we know whether students participated in remote instruction?

2. How will student scores differ on FastBridge assessments?

3. Is remote assessment valid?

4. What else should we consider?

5. Can we still use the FastBridge benchmarks and norms to interpret student data?

Find the answers to these questions in the article below!

Seesaw for Parents by Holly Kelly, LTC

On 10/28/2020, I will be hosting workshops for guardians/parents on Seesaw. The same workshop will be offered three different times throughout each day to allow for flexibility with parents/guardians’ schedules. The workshop will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions and receive a tutorial as to how they can help their student(s) navigate Seesaw. Feel free to disseminate this information to your district’s guardians/parents.

10/28/20-Seesaw for Parents

Virtual- Zoom

Click the time you want to register for



6:00- 7:00

Educational Collaborators-Coaching Request Form

Please respond to the questions on the attached doc so we can match a coach to your needs and get a coaching session set up as soon as possible.