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Professional Learning

13 days ago

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

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Summer of SAMR

We will be offering a plethora of breakout sessions for two weeks on instructional strategies and technology integration as well as time to work and collaborate.  Staff will earn $20 per session they attend up to 20 sessions. Staff are welcome to pick and choose sessions throughout the two weeks. 

When:  June 3-14     8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where:  Mandan Middle School 

Staff can earn graduate credit by attending 10 sessions of which only 5 session can be collaborative time and two credits for attending 20 sessions (only 10 sessions of collaborative time). 


Prior to registering, be sure to review all sessions and the full schedule.  Participants will be receive an email upon completion of the registration form. 



Credit Registration for Summer of SAMR

The graduate credit is from the University of Mary and the registration fee is $45.  The system will ask you for personal information and prompt you to create a canvas account for the University of Mary as this is how the university tracks continuing education credits.  The system will NOT allow you to register unless payment is completed at the time of registration, UMary does NOT accept personal checks! 

To register for credit, click the link(s) below.  Remember, staff must attend 10 sessions of which only 5 session can be collaborative time to receive 1 credit.  

Summer of SAMR Part 1

Staff can choose to register to receive a second credit if you attend 20 session of which only 10 can be collaborative time. 

Summer of SAMR Part 2


GoTo English Learners Instructional Strategies

Mandan Public Schools will be offering a training for elementary and secondary teachers.  This two-day workshop will introduce and provide hands-on experience in a variety of instructional strategies useful for integrating language learners into the classroom learning experience.

It is designed for teachers of English Learners (ELs) from K-12. Participants can expect multiple opportunities for active participation with colleagues in order to develop teaching behaviors and a common language relating to ELL instruction. 

When:

Elementary session - May 28-29    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Secondary session - May 30-31     8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where:

HIT building training room -- 2640 Sunset Drive Mandan, ND

To Register, just click the link below. 

GoTo Instructional Strategies Registration

The graduate credit is from the University of Mary and the registration fee is $45.  The system will ask you for personal information and prompt you to create a canvas account for the University of Mary as this is how the university tracks continuing education credits.  The system will NOT allow you to register unless payment is completed at the time of registration, UMary does NOT accept personal checks! 

  • It's important you follow these steps to successfully register for credit. 

To register for credit, click the link below: 


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


Canvas Central

13 days 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

about 1 month 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

11 days ago


PowerSchool

Power Teacher Pro introduction Video

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Apps Requests

about 1 year ago


Common Sense Media

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


District Data

7 months 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

about 1 year ago

SLDS Logo

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.

ELL RESOURCES

about 1 month 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. 

Firefox

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.