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Professional Learning

about 1 month ago

You cannot be a Master Teacher without being a Master Learner. 

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PD in PJ's (Summer 2020)

We will once again be offering online classes for teachers school year and credit will be available for those that choose to take these classes. Be sure the fill out the entire form when registering for classes this year.  Please allow a couple of days until you receive your course invitation.  Each course is designed to take 7.5 hours, therefore staff must complete two courses to earn graduate credit.  Course description and course registration links are below:

Graduate Credit for PD in PJs Courses

Graduate credit is available through the University of Mary and the registration fee is $45.  Staff can take up to 2 credits. Students can access the University of Mary catalog and enroll for the GWC/CEU workshop by following the link below.  The Canvas Catalog system will not allow students to register unless payment is completed at the time of registration, the University of Mary is also no longer accepting personal checks.

Direct course link for first graduate credit: 

Direct course link for second graduate credit: 

Second Credit Registration

Stipends are available for any staff interested developing online classes for our teachers.  Contact Perry Just for more information! 

Canvas Central

about 1 year ago

Sharing courses to Canvas Commons

This short tutorial will walk you through the steps to share your course to commons to ensure your courses content is not lost. 

PowerTeacher Pro Grade Pass Back

Below you will find written directions and videos that will help you set up your Canvas classes to pass back grade into PowerTeacher Pro.  These directions must be done for the pass back to work properly.

Using Outcomes in Canvas(Middle School) 

The link above is a nice video that provides information on how to use outcomes to create quizzes and assignments that link to standards. 

iPad Informational Video

iPad Set-up Video

Canvas Introduction Video

Assessment Resources

5 months ago

This is the app that the students will use to take the new NDSA assessment.  

It also has a practice test available for students. 

The above link will take you TIDE, the test administration site and also the Test Administration training site. 

NDSA Practice assessment

PowerSchool Resources

about 1 year ago


Power Teacher Pro introduction Video

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Apps Requests

over 2 years ago

Common Sense Media

This site rates apps in a variety of different areas and also provides reviews of teachers as well. 

District Data

about 1 year ago

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Data-Driven Decisions

The links below contain a variety of reports on the student progress in different areas and assessments.   

SLDS - State Longitudinal Data System

9 months ago


The SLDS works best in Firefox

This video will help you navigate the Teacher Student Roster report.  This is the page that will most commonly be used by classroom teachers to view their students' data. 

This next video will provide a brief description on how to retrieve and navigate the Student Directory.  This is used when you have building-wide access and would like to view individual student data.


about 1 year ago

Website Translations Extensions

Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, you can add an 'extension' that will automatically translate any website in the browser.  Click the Hamburger (far right), then click 'more tools', and then 'extensions'.  Go to the bottom of the page, and click 'get more extensions'.  Finally, find 'google translator' and add it as an extension. 


In the Firefox web browser you can add an 'add-on' that will automatically translate any website in the browser.  You can find the add-on section by clicking tools, then add-ons and search for the 'S3 Google Translator 5.02). 

WIDA - World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment

WIDA's guide to RTI presents a framework to assist educators in designing and implementing the systems that proactively support the instruction, intervention, and assessment of ELLs. The document specifically addresses seven factors to consider during the solution-seeking process that help explain ELLs' educational experience. It also provides information on how educators can use WIDA tools and resources to better understand ELLs' academic language development, as this will serve as a context for collecting and interpreting the data they use to make instructional and programmatic decisions within an RTI process.