Curriculum Department Updates
What's New COVID Updates (PDE's Webpage)
Professional Employee Evaluations
- New 82-1 forms for the 2020-2021 school year are available as of January 13th, 2021.
- 82-2 and 82-3 forms for evaluations will be updated for 2020-2021 as well and soon.
- ESSA requirements for effective teachers--the percentages have been redistributed among three other domains so that you can still get an ESSA rating.
- Guidance on Reporting and Implementation of Professional Employee Evaluations
Visit this Link to see a menu of upcoming virtual PVAAS trainings. These trainings are designed specifically for groups of educators:
- District Leaders
- School Leaders
- School Counselors
- ELL District Contact
Included in the link above are recordings of previous training provided by the state PVAAS team.
Help Guides for the Prepare for Planning Phase
- Educational Values
- Meaningful Local Engagement Under ESSA
- Phase 2 Planning Timeline
- Phase 3 Planning Timeline
ACT FREE Waiver Program
Curriculum Council Discussion
Your IU Support Offerings
Filling the Gaps in Math through Meaningful Instruction
This is a self-paced asynchronous training available in Google Classroom.
Get More Math
ARIN IU28 and RIU6 will be hosting three trainings on the Get More Math program for those districts participating in our consortium. These are free trainings with a GMM consultant, and will be beneficial for teachers implementing GMM in their classroom. There will be no Act 48 credits awarded for these training sessions.
The first training on January 27, 2021 will go over the steps of setting up your classes, adding students, and creating assignments. You can join again on February 10, 2021 to learn more about monitoring your students’ progress and tips to increase the effectiveness of GMM in your classroom. The final training will be offered on February 24, 2021, and will look closer at creating assessments, and using data to drive math instruction.
For additional information, and to register with GMM, please follow this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rVYocNeeWOh0pj_tURPF1zY1eAmkRR2d/view?usp=sharing
Engineering By Design
Engineering by Design (EbD™) is a comprehensive pre-K-12 resource for integrative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics instruction. Access to all PreK-12 EbD™ content is available for download at no cost to PA educators.
Need more information? Click here and join us to get started using these resources in your classroom:
March 2, 2021 8:30AM-11:30AM
SOLE stands for Self Organized Learning Environment and is a teaching strategy that draws on children's natural curiosity to create a dynamic space to learn, interact, and develop critical problem solving skills. For more information, click here.
Both IUS 6 and 28 are offering free training sessions for our district teachers on StartSOLE.
IU28: January 12, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and
February 16, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
To register for this training go to https://www.solutionwhere.com/ww/arin/
IU6: March 8, 2021 from 9:00-11:00am
Computer Science in PA
Computer Science Certification
This is preliminary information released by the Department of Education in a press release, and we are awaiting further details. The press release includes the Computer Science Program Guidelines: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Education-Details.aspx?newsid=1002
Resources for Families
Common Sense Education:
PDE & PA PBS - Learning at Home:
Check out all of the amazing resources and information available for families through PDE & PA PBS - Learning at Home initiative by clicking here.