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SAC Member for feedback- Action Required

Please complete this Mach Form to send the name and e-mail of a SAC member for your school who would provide us feedback about the instructional materials under consideration.

Science Fair Deadline- Action Required

Students identified for the Regional Science & Engineering Fair and accompanying Paperwork are due no later than Dec 20thPlease use this online form to identify who the students are that will represent your school at a the Regional Science & Engineering Fair.  The accompanying paperwork (see attached form) is due to Mark Butler (office for Leading & Learning) by Dec 20. Thank you for continuing to support Pasco students in this impactful experience.

Computer Science Week – Share with teachers

It is computer Science week and if you know of teachers that are looking for a coding resource,  this is a Symbaloo of collected coding resources. Teachers can find something content specific here.

If there is a specific content area of standards teachers would like help with, please contact  Bobbi Starling.

For example:

Science teachers may want to code an ecological pyramid

Or have students design a physics game

Math Teachers may want to explore geometry with design makers

Social Studies Teachers can have students create interactive maps like this project on governments of the world.

ELA Teachers may have students create a choose your own adventure app like this one (Space Kittens) .

Please share with those you feel may be interested.Computer Science Week – Share with teachers

Advanced Placement Professional Collaboration Community (PCC) – Share with teachers

Below are the AP PCC facilitators by subject area. The AP PCC is an optional after school opportunity. Professional Development points will be awarded at the rate of one point per hour based on the agenda and minutes submitted by the facilitators. Additional information will be sent to AP teachers and AP coordinators outlining this process. Important note: this is not a PLC but an opportunity for AP teachers to collaborate and share best practices. Please contact Kristin Ingold with any questions.

  • AP Capstone – Beth Seletos
  • AP ELA – Chad Krupyak
  • AP Fine Arts – Paula Smith
  • AP Science – Jessica Diepholz
  • AP Social Studies – Connie Hines

*AP Mathematics and AP World Languages will not participate in the PCC this year due to not being able to solidify a facilitator.

Coaching Conference: Invitation to Present : Share with Coaches

Coaching Conference:  Invitation to Present 

We are offering the opportunity for coaches to support other coaches’ learning during the upcoming January 31st Coaching Conference.

Coaches can SHOWCASE the important work they are doing at your schools in two different ways.  Please read about these opportunities below.  Encourage coaches in your building to share with other coaches during this last coaching conference of the year.  Let’s highlight and celebrate the hard work and dedication of so many in our schools!  

Coaching Poster Sessions

These collaborative and interactive discussions are ways for coaches to share and learn from each other.  Each session is 15 minutes allowing coaches to share knowledge around a topic, project, and/or implementation of learning, in a short amount of time, that they have engaged in at their school.  These informal discussions provide opportunities for coaches to learn from each other and take new ideas back to their own schools.  

These poster sessions will be embedded within the day of learning at our January 31st Coaching Conference.  They are meant to be short, quick, informal yet informative sessions to give coaches many possibilities for work at their own schools.  

Characteristics of Sessions

-15 minutes

-Includes some visual (poster, computer screen (laptop))

-Possible handouts (document, card) *not required

-Your expertise, knowledge, and voice

Regular Conference Sessions (1 or 2 hour time slots)

Many coaches shared their knowledge around topics during the last Coaching conference and it was well-received.  We want to extend an invitation to any coach who would want to share around a topic during a regular conference session.  This is a great leadership opportunity to share knowledge, practice presentation skills, and interact with other coaches.  These sessions can occur for one hour or two hours and may be repeated depending on need or desire.

If you are interested in either one of these leadership opportunities to promote your school and share the work you are passionate about, please enter your information here as prompted.

I will be following up with any other information to those who sign up closer to the event.

Thanks for all you do and taking the step to share with others!  

High School Theatre and Acting Adoption Vote – FYI

Thank you to all of the schools who came to the vendor presentation this week. Below is the email that your school’s review team member will be receiving regarding your school’s final vote.  We appreciate all of the work that has been put into this material review process.

Here you will find a link to submit your school’s textbook selection for the 2019-2020 M/J Theatre instructional materials adoption.  Each school should only submit one mach form. The district adoption team will utilize your feedback to make a recommendation to the school board on a high quality resource that will serve the needs of our Pasco County Schools students.  The district adoption team is comprised of  school based administrators andrepresentatives from ESE, ELL, and Information Services.

Your school’s final adoption selection should be reached by consensus from all of the M/J Theatre stakeholders on your campus.  The decision process is to be facilitated by the school review team member as they have received training and materials to facilitate this important conversation and decision. In your final vote, you are to make a total of eight selections – one for each Theatre and Acting course.

Solution Tree's Taking Action Playlist- FYI

Our friends at Solution Tree have created a playlist in your school’s Global PD suite that includes key videos and information to support your important systems work. Please see the attached flyer with a quick summary of the videos and resources and then head to: and log into your global PD account where the playlist has already been loaded for you.  

SLT and PLC differentiated support modules: FYI

We have developed some resources for your SLT and PLC teams that we are hoping support you in the work at your school site. Each of these packages is intended to be a differentiated and scaffolded support your team.  Please feel free to reach out to your MTSS specialist as they are happy to further support the implementation and development of your teams at your school site. You can find the SLT Modules here and the PLC support Modules here. We are hopeful that these packages are responsive to your feedback for job-embedded and differentiated supports for your teams. Please feel free to share any thoughts or feedback you have about these supports. 

Important Dates
 12/6 & 12/7 Elementary Principal Meeting – Gallup Session
12/8 Time and Effort A-87 certifications for November due
 12/10 – 12/14 Priority School Walkthroughs
 12/10 – 12/21 Quarterly Check Window
12/11 AP Meeting
12/13 Secondary Design Team Meeting
12/17-12/21 Semester One District Finals
12/18 Math Coaches PD
12/21 Secondary Science Fair Paperwork due
12/21 Upload SAC Minutes for Semester 1
12/21 End of Quarter
On the Horizon
Upcoming: 12/21 – End of Quarter, 12/22-1/6 – Winter Break

Instruction at a Glance

Click the links below to access the Instruction at a Glance document for each content area.

Language Arts Courses

Mathematics Courses

Reading Courses

Science Courses

Social Studies Courses

Content Area myPGS Section # Date & Time Location Target Audience Focus/Learning Goal
Science Environmental Science- 13442 Physical Science- 13441 Biology- 13439 Virtual Virtual Science Teachers To experience model science lessons as learners with a de-brief on the lesson structure, strategies and teacher/student moves for an upcoming unit. There are opportunities to collaborate on unit planning, student engagement strategies and activities to engage students in the Science and Engineering Practices as well as the 5e model. Teachers will leave with activities and strategies they can use in an upcoming unit.


Training Title Teachers who Attended Information/ Training Received What to Expect in the Classroom Questions to Ask

Classroom Management: Understanding and Managing Behavior – Thursday, November 29, 2018


K-12 classroom teachers

Participants will work collaboratively in exploring key variables that impact student behavior.

Participants will understand and apply basic behavior principles to improve student behavior in class.

Participants will develop and be able to implement a classroom reinforcement system to improve student behavior in class.

A class-wide positive reinforcement system in place.

An effective management system in the classroom to

redirect students as soon as they exhibit challenging behaviors.

What incentives are you utilizing in your positive reinforcement system?

What behaviors are you hoping to increase as a result?

What are your strategies to quickly manage challenging behaviors to de-escalate the situation and avoid power struggles?

Achieve3000 HS Reading Classroom Learning Walks WKTHS, WCHS, GHS, LOLHS Teachers visited classrooms to observe to learn from each other and see how their colleagues approach close reading lessons, small group instruction, classroom management, monitoring for engagement, and building a reading culture.  Teachers who participated were able to learn from their peers and gained ideas for implementing small group instruction, rigorous questioning, and engagement/activation strategies.

How often are your students engaged in stretch (tier 2 grade level articles)?

How are you planning for sequenced, text dependent/specific questioning with the stretch articles?