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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Student Feedback- ACTION NEEDED

During our principal meetings last week we had the chance to talk about the progress of SEL work happening in Pasco. Our next step is to gain better understanding of our students thoughts, feelings, responses, etc. related to SEL. Your task is below:

  1. Meet with a group of students from you school and talk to them about SEL and the work happening in Pasco (SEL Infographic.pdf)
  2. Listen to their reactions, thoughts, feedback, etc.
  3. Record notes from the conversation in this form: SEL Student Feedback and Insights  
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. 

Here is March’s available webinars:

March 2019






Changing the Game with Nearpod: Using Nearpod to Elevate Student Learning



9:00 – 9:45am EST



Reports & Data to Drive Instruction



9:15 – 10:00am EST



Integrating Nearpod into Your Canvas Course



9:00 – 9:45am EST



Middle School Reading Update– FYI

Due to the new requirements within House Bill 7069, all teachers who provide intensive reading instruction must be reading endorsed or certified by July 1, 2020.  This includes 6th grade teachers who teach Intensive Reading and who may have an elementary education certification for K-6.  In addition, NG-CARPD will also no longer meet certification requirements for teachers who will be providing intensive reading instruction.  All teachers K-12 who provide intensive reading instruction and/or interventions must be either reading endorsed or reading certified.  Please reach out to Evette Striblen if you have any questions. 

Middle School Core Resource Procurement – FYI

We are excited to announce #PascoMath will be procuring Open Up as the Math Core curriculum for grades 6, 7, & 8.  Open Up aligns with our Common Vision of Instructional Excellence and will allow educators to create conditions in which students will build strong content knowledge by owning their learning, thinking critically, collaborating, and utilizing appropriate tools and resources. If you have questions, please e-mail Ben Aguilar.

Together We Lead and Learn- Call for Proposals: FYI

On Monday, March 11th all Pasco staff will receive a “Call for Proposals” for the Together We Lead and Learn events this coming July. We encourage school leaders, teachers and teams to submit proposals to share, showcase, facilitate, etc. sessions that are most beneficial when offered by the practitioners themselves. The number one stakeholder group that all people indicate wanting to learn from are the practitioners in the field which means we need YOU!  Please consider submitting a proposal and encouraging your rock star teachers, teacher teams and school staff to submit. Here is a preview of the flier that will go out on Monday.

Important Dates
March 1-15 Quarterly Check 3 window for elementary and middle schools
March 6 SAT School Day (alt Dates 3/27, 4/9, 4/23) Administration
March 7 Secondary Design Team Meeting
March 9 County History Fair Event
March 11 – April 12
Continuous Improvement Site Visits Completed
March 14 Priority School Meeting
March 15 End of Quarter 3

March 15

Teacher Evaluations-End of Cycle Conference must be completed for Instructional employees and ratings finalized for non-instructional non-reappointments. All others are due April 19th
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


Training Title Teachers who Attended Information/ Training Received What to Expect in the Classroom Questions to Ask
Classroom Management: Understanding and Managing Behavior on 2/21/19 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?