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  • Thinkcentral

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/5/2020 2:05:00 PM

    Thinkcentral Updates:

    In order for students to have access to the Go Math book in Thinkcentral, you will need to assign them the book. Here are the steps to take:

    Login through Classlink and select the Thinkcentral tile

    Select classes and select your math class

    Click on the resources you want the students to see

    Make sure you click save

     

    If you get a new student they should show in your class in Thinkcentral once they are uploaded in Focus. Sometimes it may take 24 hours because the upload is done once per day.

     

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  • 2020-21 Curriculum Guides (Formely known as "Pacing Guides")

    Posted by Felisha Williams on 8/5/2020

    Our pacing guides are now being called "Curriculum Guides". The Curriculum Guides encompasses the adopted curriculum pacing, distance learning modules, and the missed standards from the previous years. All curriculum guides for the 2020-2021 school year are available on the Sharepoint Site. Elementary Math Sharepoint Site

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  • Summer Professional Development Opportunity

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/5/2020

    Go Math Training for Beginning Teachers/New to the subject teachers:

    Go Math Training

     

    Micro PD- Supporting All Learners in Math

    Supporting All Learners in Math PD

     

    Canvas Guides and Tutorials

    Canvas Guides and Tutorials

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  • Week of 9/4-9/8/2017

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 9/1/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Elementary Math

    Upcoming Trainings

    September 18th Learning Walk Training (make-up day) 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center: mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard or Teresa Rockwood by September 12th. We have a few slots open for math and about 10 slots open for science. Please turn in your signed application via fax or email rather than sending it through school mail. If you need an application contact Andrea Goddard (goddarda@leonschools.net). 

    September 18th Go Math Training: 3:30-5:30 at Hartsfield Elementary. 

    Other News:

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators as well as last year's primary and intermediate contacts for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note there are some changes to this year's guide. Specific lessons and in some grade levels entire chapters are being omitted and other recommended resources should be used in their place.

    Elementary Math Baseline:  If you are interested in giving a math baseline, the recommendation is to utilize the Beginning of the Year test found on Thinkcentral.

     

    Elementary Science

    Please welcome Teresa Rockwood as our new K-12 Science Developer. For the next few weeks we will continue to work together during this transition period.

    Upcoming Trainings:

    September 18th Math and Science Learning Walk Training (make-up day) 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center: mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard or Teresa Rockwood by September 12th. We have a few slots open for math and about 10 slots open for science. Please turn in your signed application via fax or email rather than sending it through school mail. If you need an application contact Andrea Goddard (goddarda@leonschools.net). 

    Science Progress Monitoring: If you are interested in giving a science baseline, the recommendation is to utilize Benchmark Assessment A found in the Science Fusion portion of Thinkcentral.

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators as well as last year's primary and intermediate contacts for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note the guides for grades K-2 deal with the old Scott Forseman series since this was the last adopted series for this level. If you no longer use that book there are resources on www.CPALMS.org to match the science standards.

     STEAM Expo: Leon County Schools is partnering with The Challenger Center for a STEAM Expo for elementary aged students. Kindergaren-Fifth grade students can enter for a fee, but fourth and fifth grade students will be judged. Judging for this event will take place on October 27th. Awards will be given at during the Science Festival on 10/28. More details to come! 

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  • Week of 8/28-9/1/2017

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/25/2017

    Elementary Math

    Upcoming Trainings

    August 28th  Learning Walk Training 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center:- mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard by August 25th. You will automatically be registered for this course if you are accepted to participate in Learning Walks.

    Other News:

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators as well as last year's primary and intermediate contacts for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note there are some changes to this year's guide. Specific lessons and in some grade levels entire chapters are being omitted and other recommended resources should be used in their place.

    Elementary Math Baseline:  If you are interested in giving a math baseline, the recommendation is to utilize the Beginning of the Year test found on Thinkcentral.

     

    Elementary Science

    Please welcome Teresa Rockwood as our new K-12 Science Developer. For the next few weeks we will continue to work together during this transition period.

    Upcoming Trainings:

    August 28th  Learning Walk Training 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center:- mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard by August 25th. You will automatically be registered for this course if you are accepted to participate in Learning Walks.

    Science Progress Monitoring: If you are interested in giving a science baseline, the recommendation is to utilize Benchmark Assessment A found in the Science Fusion portion of Thinkcentral.

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators as well as last year's primary and intermediate contacts for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note the guides for grades K-2 deal with the old Scott Forseman series since this was the last adopted series for this level. If you no longer use that book there are resources on www.CPALMS.org to match the science standards.

     STEAM Expo: Leon County Schools is partnering with The Challenger Center for a STEAM Expo for elementary aged students. Kindergaren-Fifth grade students can enter for a fee, but fourth and fifth grade students will be judged. Judging for this event will take place on October 27th. Awards will be given at during the Science Festival on 10/28. More details to come! 

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  • Week of 8/21/-2017-8/25/2017

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/18/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Elementary Math

    Upcoming Trainings

    August 23rd- Thinkcentral Training: Howell Building Computer Lab 3:30-5:30. Please register in Performance Matters (True North Logic).

    August 28th  Learning Walk Training 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center:- mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard by August 25th. You will automatically be registered for this course if you are accepted to participate in Learning Walks.

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators as well as last year's primary and intermediate contacts for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note there are some changes to this year's guide. Specific lessons and in some grade levels entire chapters are being omitted and other recommended resources should be used in their place.

    Learning Walks: If you are interested in participating in math Learning Walks this school year please fill out the application: Learning Walk Application Applications are due at the end of the second week of school.

    Elementary Math Baseline:  If you are interested in giving a math baseline, the recommendation is to utilize the Beginning of the Year test found on Thinkcentral.

     Upcoming Events:

    BLAST Back-to-School Teacher Event at the Tallahassee Museum (August 22nd 5:00-7:00)

    A night of food, fun, and fellowship with fellow educators and local organizations! PLUS: Connect with local organizations that you can use to enhance your teaching in the classroom.

     

    Elementary Science

    Please welcome Teresa Rockwood as our new K-12 Science Developer. For the next few weeks we will continue to work together during this transition period.

    Upcoming Trainings:

    August 28th  Learning Walk Training 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center:- mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard by August 25th. You will automatically be registered for this course if you are accepted to participate in Learning Walks.

    Science Progress Monitoring: If you are interested in giving a science baseline, the recommendation is to utilize Benchmark Assessment A found in the Science Fusion portion of Thinkcentral.

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators as well as last year's primary and intermediate contacts for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note the guides for grades K-2 deal with the old Scott Forseman series since this was the last adopted series for this level. If you no longer use that book there are resources on www.CPALMS.org to match the science standards.

    Learning Walks: If you are interested in participating in science Learning Walks this school year please contact Andrea Goddard for an application: goddarda@leonschools.net. Applications are due at the end of the second week of school.

    Exciting News:

    There's going to be a total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21st, from 1:25 pm - 4:19 pm.

    Here is a link with some great resources: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/k-12-formal-education

    Check out the powerpoint created by WeatherSTEM regarding the eclipse: Eclipse powerpoint

     Upcoming Events:

    BLAST Back-to-School Teacher Event at the Tallahassee Museum (August 22nd 5:00-7:00)

    A night of food, fun, and fellowship with fellow educators and local organizations! PLUS: Connect with local organizations that you can use to enhance your teaching in the classroom.

     

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  • Week of 8/14/2017-8/18/2017

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/11/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Elementary Math

    Upcoming Trainings

    August 23rd- Thinkcentral Training: Howell Building Computer Lab 3:30-5:30. Please register in Performance Matters (True North Logic).

    August 28th  Learning Walk Training 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center:- mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard by August 25th. You will automatically be registered for this course if you are accepted to participate in Learning Walks.

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators at each site and will be sent to last year's primary and intermediate contacts

    for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note there are some changes to this year's guide. Specific lessons and in some grade levels entire chapters are being omitted and other recommended resources should be used in their place.

    Learning Walks: If you are interested in participating in math Learning Walks this school year please fill out the application: Learning Walk Application Applications are due at the end of the second week of school.

     

    Elementary Science

    Please welcome Teresa Rockwood as our new K-12 Science Developer. For the next few weeks we will continue to work together during this transition period.

    Upcoming Trainings:

    August 28th  Learning Walk Training 8:30-3:30 at the Howell Center:- mandatory training for all math/science Learning Walk participants. Must have turned in an application to Andrea Goddard by August 25th. You will automatically be registered for this course if you are accepted to participate in Learning Walks.

    Science Progress Monitoring: If you are interested in giving a science baseline, the recommendation is to utilize Benchmark Assessment A found in the Science Fusion portion of Thinkcentral.

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators at each site and will be sent to last year's primary and intermediate contacts

    for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note the guides for grades K-2 deal with the old Scott Forseman series since this was the last adopted series for this level. If you no longer use that book there are resources on www.CPALMS.org to match the science standards.

    Learning Walks: If you are interested in participating in science Learning Walks this school year please contact Andrea Goddard for an application: goddarda@leonschools.net. Applications are due at the end of the second week of school.

    Exciting News:

    There's going to be a total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21st, from 1:25 pm - 4:19 pm.

    Here is a link with some great resources: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/k-12-formal-education

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  • Week of 8/7/2017-8/11/2017

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/7/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Elementary Math

    Upcoming Trainings

    August 9th: Number Talks training: Ruediger Elementary, 1:30-3:30. If you are interested in participating in Math Learning Walks this year you must have attended a Number Talks training within the past year. Learning Walk applications will be handed out at the training. Please register in Performance Matter (True North Logic).

    August 23rd- Thinkcentral Training: Howell Building Computer Lab 3:30-5:30. Please register in Performance Matters (True North Logic).

     Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators at each site and will be sent to last year's primary and intermediate contacts

    for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note there are some changes to this year's guide. Specific lessons and in some grade levels entire chapters are being omitted and other recommended resources should be used in their place.

    Learning Walks: If you are interested in participating in math Learning Walks this school year please contact Andrea Goddard for an application: goddarda@leonschools.net. Applications are due at the end of the second week of school.

     

    Elementary Science

    Science Progress Monitoring: If you are interested in giving a science baseline, the recommendation is to utilize Benchmark Assessment A found in the Science Fusion portion of Thinkcentral.

    Pacing Guides: Updated Pacing Guides have been sent to administrators at each site and will be sent to last year's primary and intermediate contacts

    for each site. They can also be found on the Elementary Sharepoint site. Please note the guides for grades K-2 deal with the old Scott Forseman series since this was the last adopted series for this level. If you no longer use that book there are resources on www.CPALMS.org to match the science standards.

    Learning Walks: If you are interested in participating in science Learning Walks this school year please contact Andrea Goddard for an application: goddarda@leonschools.net. Applications are due at the end of the second week of school.

    Exciting News:

    There's going to be a total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21st, from 1:25 pm - 4:19 pm.

    That’s why we’re making it easy for you to plan, teach, and experience this rare event. We’re creating a free lesson, answering any questions you have, and working with Google to get eclipse glasses in the hands of your students. Google has generously agreed to pay for thousands of solar eclipse glasses for us to distribute to elementary schools.

    Learn more about the eclipse and request free eclipse glasses: https://mysteryscience.com/eclipse

    These are in limited supply so the offer won't last long. But we have tips and resources for other ways to view the eclipse, so check out the above site.

    You alone have the power to create an experience that your students will remember for the rest of their lives. Think about it: the last time a solar eclipse crossed the U.S. was nearly one hundred years ago, in 1918. Those who have had the fortune to see a solar eclipse describe it as "a moment of awe." Don’t miss out!

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of 5/22-5/26/2017

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 5/19/2017

    Elementary Math

    Pacing Feedback

    If you have not provided feedback yet, please do so as soon as possible.  I sent a form to the math representative at your school site several weeks ago. Remember if you need an extra day for a chapter please let me know from which chapter you want me to take the additional day. 

    Summer Professional Development Opportunities (these trainings will not be for pay-only credit):

    Dr. John Lockwood, Florida Director of the Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive center has arranged for Greg Tang to provide a one-day workshop at no cost to K-9 teachers in your districts. The workshop will take place at Tallahassee Community College in the Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT.

    Greg Tang is the author of a number of mathematics resources including Grapes of Math. He is a highly engaging and sought out presenter and the cost per teacher would typically be approximately $235.  To learn more about Greg Tang and his resources, visit http://gregtangmath.com/. The flyer is accessible at the link below. The workshop is entered in PAEC’s electronic Professional Development Connections (ePDC) and teachers may register.

    You can view "Greg Tang Flyer.pdf" at: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/fa7d830d-0df2-4710-8561-d2c20d3e92fc You can view "image008.png" at: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/b7d2df61-06a4-4519-8e9e-23f481e53f3c In order to register you must sign up for a PAEC account and verify the account through your email. After doing so, you will be able to see the course and register for it.

    Registration for these trainings are in Performance Matters (True North Logic)

    July 12, 2017- Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics Howell Building- School Board room 9:00-12:00 (must have at least 10 participants registered)

    July 17, 2017- Elementary Math Learning Progressions Training at the Howell Building in the front conference room from 8:00-3:30

    August 2, 2017 Go Math Training for new teachers 8:30-3:30 (half of the day will be Thinkcentral while the other half is related to the book and Number Talks).

    August 9, 2017 Number Talk Training 1:30-3:30  (must have participated in a Number Talk training this summer in order to join Math Learning Walk groups next year)

    The NCTM Regional Conference will be held in Orlando,  October 18-20, 2017.  This is an opportunity for LCS teachers to receive professional development from a national math organization.  There are special registration rates for groups.  Please see the link for details on registration costs. 

    http://www.nctm.org/orlandoreg/

     

     Elementary Science

    Pacing Feedback

    If you have not provided feedback yet, please do so as soon as possible. 

    Professional Development

    Science Fusion training August 3rd 9:00-12:00 at the Howell Building

    The FAST (FL Association of Science Teachers) conference will be in Orlando, October 19th-21st. Both the math and science conferences will be held during the same time frame in Orlando so you could car pool with teachers attending either conference. if you are interested in attending the conference you should talk to your administrator before the end of the school year.

    Important Events:

    Leon County Schools is partnering with the Challenger Learning Center to host a STEAM Expo on October 27-28th. It will be held in conjunction with the Tallahassee Science Festival held at Kleman Plaza on October 28th. Please encourage your students to begin thinking about projects over the summer. Please send home the attached flyer in your last Monday/Friday folder in order to notify parents of this upcoming event.

    STEAM Expo flyer

     

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  • Week of 5/8-5/12/2017

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 5/5/2017

    Elementary Math

    Pacing Feedback

    Please meet with your team to discuss suggestions for Go Math pacing. I need all input by Friday, May 12th. I sent a form to the math representative at your school site a few weeks ago. Remember if you need an extra day for a chapter please let me know from which chapter you want me to take the additional day.

    Suggestions for End of Year instruction

    Now that testing is over it is a time to ensure that your students have mastered the grade level standards. In order to do so, you can use any of the following materials from the Go Math Curriculum. The following resources can be found on Thinkcentral.

    1. Getting Ready for PARCC (similar to textbook color)

                -Benchmark Tests A, B and C  (one question from each standard - MC and free response)

                -Standards Practice for every standard  (1 page front & back for each standard - MC and free response)

     

    1.  (for grades 3-5) Getting Ready for PARCC Assessments (green)

                -Standards Practice Test  (1 page front & back for each standard – FSA/PARCC style)

               

    1. Go Math! Preparing Students for Florida Standards Assessments (green)

                -FSA style chapter tests

    Once your students have mastered grade-level standards you can move to the Getting Ready for (next grade level) lessons. I recommend giving the Go Math EOY test in Thinkcentral in order to determine the standards each student still needs to master. It is important that you group your students for this review since not all students need a review of the same standards. Some students may even be ready to start the Getting Ready lessons.

     

    Professional Development:

     Dr. John Lockwood, Florida Director of the Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive center has arranged for Greg Tang to provide a one-day workshop at no cost to K-9 teachers in your districts. The workshop will take place at Tallahassee Community College in the Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT.

    Greg Tang is the author of a number of mathematics resources including Grapes of Math. He is a highly engaging and sought out presenter and the cost per teacher would typically be approximately $235.  To learn more about Greg Tang and his resources, visit http://gregtangmath.com/. The flyer is accessible at the link below. The workshop is entered in PAEC’s electronic Professional Development Connections (ePDC) and teachers may register.

    You can view "Greg Tang Flyer.pdf" at: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/fa7d830d-0df2-4710-8561-d2c20d3e92fc You can view "image008.png" at: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/b7d2df61-06a4-4519-8e9e-23f481e53f3c In order to register you must sign up for a PAEC account and verify the account through your email. After doing so, you will be able to see the course and register for it.

     

    The NCTM Regional Conference will be held in Orlando,  October 18-20, 2017.  This is an opportunity for LCS teachers to receive professional development from a national math organization.  There are special registration rates for groups.  Please see the link for details on registration costs. 

     

    http://www.nctm.org/orlandoreg/

     

    Teacher Resource:

    Have you been to the Sharing Tree to take advantage of your free credits as a teacher in Leon County? Sharing Tree Flyer

     Elementary Science

    Pacing Feedback

    Please meet with your team to discuss suggestions for Science pacing. Email me your team's input by Friday, May 12th. 

    Professional Development

    The FAST (FL Association of Science Teachers) conference will be in Orlando, October 19th-21st. Both the math and science conferences will be held during the same time frame in Orlando so you could car pool with teachers attending either conference. if you are interested in attending the conference you should talk to your administrator before the end of the school year.

    Resources for Teachers:
    FLDOE has some science toolkits available for 3rd-5th grade: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/toolkits

     

     

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