The following was recently shared by Dr. McFee :
For those of you who would like a template to guide your unit planning, I am attaching a few here. The first one incorporates the required differentiation piece. *Differentiation must still be documented weekly. If choosing a different template than the first one, just add the differentiation template to your plans in your portfolio.
Check out the new calendar page - I've scheduled time on Monday, 10/17 to work on setting up unit plans. If you can't make it and need help, just let me know!
CommonLit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 5th-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter their library by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.
If you teach Social Studies or ELA, this is quite the find!
This 3 minute video walks you through CommonLit's newest features: class creation, student account set-up, assigning texts, the grading platform, and data analytics. Saves time for you and it is free:)
Take a look and let us know what you think. If you've you used this in your class already, please share your results.
Learn how to create assessments and interpret data in our new Assessment program! Webinar will begin at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 10/5, in the Career Lab. There are item banks for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses. Unlike Achievement Series, this can be used for every day assessments like starters, quizzes, and unit tests. You will love PowerSchool!
Benchmarking dates will be posted once training and all test items and exams have been completed. Stay tuned...:)
The button below will take you to an article that discusses lesson planning by unit. It is short, informative and has a link to a great checklist/menu of potential Unit elements. I have already been approached with some great examples of Unit templates that I will be sharing shortly and am excited that you have the opportunity to individualize your plans. Please collaborate with your team members - you are your best resource!
Please take a moment to read the article and comment here with your thoughts and ideas. (Your comments will take the place of a staff meeting, so please don't forget!)
If you have template ideas that you would like to share, please send them to me. Criteria that should be included:
Check out this article for five strategies on incorporating primary source documents into your Social Studies classes. The suggestions you find here may be helpful in our quest to increase rigor and stress literacy. Thank you, Ms. Morrow for sharing! I will also post on the PD page for future reference.