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Computer Science: Action Required

Thank you for the great conversation and feedback at the Principal’s meeting regarding virtual instructional and computer science.  To better inform our planning around a K-12 Computer Science progression we are asking that you complete this mach form by February 1st.  If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Del Valle.

Nearpod Webinar Series - Content and Curricular Focus - Share with Teachers

Nearpod is providing a series of webinars from January to April designed to address content in our K-12 curriculum. These webinars will highlight content that Nearpod provides in support of relevant curricular topics, engagement strategies, differentiation strategies, and assessment data from Nearpod reports.

Participants can click on the link to register.  All teachers with Nearpod access will be sent an email with the webinar offerings.  The webinar series will also be recorded so that participants can view when convenient.  

Here are January’s webinar recordings:  

To access click the link and add the code in the “Enter CODE” space at the top of the page : 

The following is February’s webinar schedule:  







Uncovering Student Thinking in Math: Formative Assessments to Drive Instruction



12:15-1:15pm EST



Virtual Reality / Phet Simulations in the Math and Science Classrooms




4:00–5:00pm EST



Nearpod 101- Getting Started




3:00-4:00pm EST



Nearpod 101 – Getting Started


5:00 -6:00 EST



Nearpod Advanced Tips and Tricks




Eureka Math Module Study Release Dates: Share with teachers

Eureka Math Module Study Release Dates:

Grade 5 Module 5: February 12, 2019

Grade 4 Module 6: February 14, 2019

Grade 1 Module 5: February 15, 2019


ELA February 13th Turn Key (train the trainer) PD: Share with teachers and Coaches

On February 13th, during the morning session of the ELA Coaching meeting, we will provide PD on Scoring and Responding to Student Writing.

The learning goals for this session are:

  • Participants will know how to score student writing using rubrics, so they can provide effective feedback to students. 
  • Participants will be able to calibrate as a PLC around student writing samples to respond accordingly with instruction. 
  • Participants will be able to utilize various monitoring tools available, so they can target the needs identified through data analysis. 

 It is intended for a coach and admin, or a coach and one lead teacher to attend this session. If you have two coaches, both may attend.  There will be time for participants, as a school team, to plan how they take the learning back to your building to facilitate when it best meets the needs of your school’s PD plan.   Please use the ELA and Math Monthly Coaching Meetings Schedule to find the myPGS section # and location for your ELA cohort. Participants will need to register in myPGS.  Please contact Courtney Lough if you have any questions.



Starlab Training: Share with teachers

Please click here for Starlab Training information.

AP Meeting Agenda – FYI

Here is the link for Agenda for AP meeting on February 19, 2019.

Important Dates
February 2
Secondary Science and Engineering Fair
Week of February 3
FTE Survey 3
February 4-15
District Walkthroughs
February 5
Elementary Design Team Meeting
February 6
Title I Parent Engagement Liaison Meeting
February 7
Secondary Design Team Meeting
February 7
Priority School Meeting
February 8
Progress Reports: Print and Distribute

Instruction at a Glance

Click each grade level below to access content for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade


Teacher Newsletters

Below are the teacher newsletters for February 2019.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade


Content Area myPGS Section # Date & Time Location Target Audience Focus/Learning Goal


Title: Advance Phonics: Decoding Multisyllabic Words



4:45-6:45 PM

Training Room C Bldg. 3 District Office Complex 2nd and 3rd grade teachers, ESE teachers, coaches

Participants will:

  • understand the developmental progression of a reader, with a focus on decoding multisyllabic words.
  • learn strategies to explicitly teach high quality foundational skill lessons.
Science #13449



CCMHS Grade 4 &5 teachers Force & Motion : Science Academy night on Upcoming Unit and Instructional Strategies 


Training Title Teachers who Attended Information/ Training Received What to Expect in the Classroom Questions to Ask
Writing as Evidence of Learning Approximately 20 Kindergarten, First, and Second teachers, coaches and administrators.

Understand the developmental progression a writer

  • Learn strategies to scaffold primary writers
  • Identify evidence of application of foundational skills through writing
Students should receive explicit instruction in writing that includes modeling, scaffolds and time to practice. Students should be part of creating and using anchor charts to support them as writers. Students should be receiving feedback based on the content of their writing and the writing standards as well as language standards.

How are you monitoring student writing for foundational skills application?

What opportunities will students have to write for various purposes and audiences?

What text will students use to support their writing?