Washoe County School District teachers gathered Tuesday evening for the first of a two session in-service class, ‘Writing to Sources’. In this first session, teachers explored print resources from the ELA/Literacy Common Core State Standards and the Aspen Institute, video content from EngageNY, Teaching Channel, and Fisher & Frey, and a variety of reading strategies. Teachers will spend this week between sessions exploring potential reading and writing lessons to use in their own classrooms. Resources for this first session are:
Options Area science educators gathered this morning for their first session of 'Focusing on the Core for All' , the Options NVACS professional learning cycle for the 2015-2016 school year. This group includes teachers from Options Area schools, Implementation Specialists from MTSS and Student Support Services departments, Student Support Services area administrators, and Options Area school site principals, each of whom has chosen a content focus for the year (English Language Arts, History-Social Studies, Science, or Mathematics). The professional learning cycle for this year builds on that of past years (namely, the High School Core Task Project and Shifting Instruction to the Core ) and is focused on supporting teachers, implementation specialists, and administrators in the Options Area to expand and deepen alignment of instruction, materials, and programs Common Core Standards and Instructional Shifts so that all students are prepared for college and career.