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  • 2019-2020 Math Learning Walks

    Posted by Felisha Williams on 8/14/2019

     

    If you are interested in participating in this year's math learning walks. Please be sure to click on the link and fill out the application. You must have administrative permission to participates. Applications are due on August 23rd.  Also, all participants will have to register for the Juli Dixon workshop on September 11th in True North Logic. 

     

    Learning Walk Application

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  • 2019-20 Pacing Guides (Focus Calendars)

    Posted by Felisha Williams on 8/14/2019

    All pacing guides for the 2019-2020 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 5/20/2019

    June 13th: Six Essential Expectations for Effective Mathematics Instruction Course # 23306

    Presenter: Juli Dixon

    Description: Explore the six essential expectations for effective mathematics instruction that emphasize the mathematical practices and the content they support with the purpose of increasing student achievement for all learners.

    Of focus will be these six essential expectations:

    1. Teach with coherence

    2. Lead with concepts

    3. Stay focused

    4. Emphasize reasoning

    5. Facilitate perseverance

    6. Support practices

    If you participate in this training you must be willing to participate in either STEM or Math Learning Walks during the school year.

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  • Energy Whiz Competition

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 2/1/2019

    Come join the fun at the annual Energy Whiz Olympic Expo on March 30th from 11:00-4:00 at the Leon High School tennis courts. For registration information go to register here.

    Energy Whiz Flyer

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  • Science Professional Development

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 1/7/2019 9:15:00 AM

    We are excited to offer some innovate science training as we enter the 2019 school year. We had several teacher leaders who participated in two summers of training from Todd Bevis and Ellen Granger from Florida State University. This team of teachers will be teaching science lessons to some students at Pineview on January 16th, 23rd, 30th and February 6th. The sessions will be from 3:30-4:45. Seats are limited since this will be in a classroom so register as soon as possible if you are interested. You will get to see the lesson in action and receive the lesson plan  for attending the training.

    Each course is listed under course number 23988

    The concepts being taught will be as follows:

    January 16th- Rocks and Minerals (section # 27374)

    January 23rd- Insect Metamorphosis (section # 27377)

    January 30th- Moon Phases (section # 27362)

    February 6th- Plant Structures (section # 27375)

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  • Mini Mu Dates

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 9/4/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Mini Mu Competitions:

    October 6th Swift Creek - contact Patrick Jeffries Swift Creek Mini Mu

    December 15th Chiles- contact Steve Friedlander

    February 16th- Cobb Mini Mu-contact Cindy Osborne

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  • Thinkcentral

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/27/2018 8:30:00 AM

    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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  • Welcome Back

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/10/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Welcome Back!

    Learning Progressions

    Leon County Schools will hit the ground running using Learning Progressions to support teacher planning, instruction, and feedback, and ultimately student learning. To access Learning Progressions, please click here. Learning Progressions for Kindergarten-5th grades have been posted. Please keep in mind that the Learning Progressions are living documents, and are subject to change, as we continue to ensure that they best support the Florida State Standards. Please be sure you have the most up to date Learning Progression(s), prior to planning.

     

    Elementary Math Sharepoint Site

    To access the Elementary Math Sharepoint Site, please click here. Resources such as the Elementary Math Pacing Recommendation Calendar, Go Math Curriculum Resources, and more are stored here!

     

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  • Week of 5/21-5/25/2018

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 5/25/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Professional Development Opportunities:

    Cognitively Guided Instruction:

    We are partnering with FCR-STEM to offer a training called Cognitively Guided Instruction for third through fifth grade teachers. The training dates are  June 25th-28th along with 3 follow up dates during the school year. You will be expected to implement the strategies you learn in the training in your classroom. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL TRAINING DATES. Here is a description of the training:

    Cognitively Guided Instruction is a student-centered approach to teaching math. It starts with what students know and builds on their intuitive problem-solving processes. CGI will help enhance the use of Go Math by developing teachers' abilities to listen to students, ask good questions, and engage students with each other's ideas. This training will increase teacher's knowledge of children's mathematical thinking and enhance their ability to use what they know about their students to design instruction so that all students learn math with understanding.

    There are limited spaces available, please contact Andrea Goddard goddarda@leonschools.net if you are interested in participating.

    Computer Science Conference:

    Computer Science for STEM Teachers July 9th and 10th. See flyer for details: Computer Science Training Flyer

    Summer STEAM Conference

    Did you know that LCS will have its first STEAM Conference for elementary school educators on July 11th-12th? Two days of keynotes and sessions will give teachers sound pedagogical choices to engage students and enhance STEAM curriculum in our schools. Each teacher will be able to create their own conference experience by choosing from over 33 sessions across two days. Top notch keynote speakers will start each day with up-to-date information on STEM and STEAM that will inspire teacher creativity to develop lessons and units that will harness and infuse the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

    Each teacher may earn in-service credit for each session attended. Breakfast will be served both days, lunch on Day One. If you would like to take advantage of this free opportunity right here in our own district, please sign up on Performance Matters (TNL) to reserve your spot. Each session is limited to 25 participants. The conference catalog is attached to this email and the registration link is provided below. Please contact Andrea Goddard, Kathleen Malloy, Teresa Rockwood, or Felisha Williams if you have any questions regarding this conference. Thank you!

    Register Here                                           STEAM Conference Catalog

    Pacing Guide Feedback:

    Please take a moment to provide feedback on this year's pacing guide. Email your feedback to Andrea Goddard goddarda@leonschools.net by Friday, May 30th. GoMathPacingSuggestions201819  Make sure you are looking at the current year's pacing guide that can be found at Elementary Curriculum Sharepoint Site

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of 4/30-5/4/2018

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 4/27/2018

    Professional Development Opportunities:

    We are partnering with FCR-STEM to offer a training called Cognitively Guided Instruction for third through fifth grade teachers. The training dates are  June 25th-28th along with 3 follow up dates during the school year. You will be expected to implement the strategies you learn in the training in your classroom. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL TRAINING DATES. Here is a description of the training:

     Cognitively Guided Instruction is a student-centered approach to teaching math. It starts with what students know and builds on their intuitive problem-solving processes. CGI will help enhance the use of Go Math by developing teachers' abilities to listen to students, ask good questions, and engage students with each other's ideas. This training will increase teacher's knowledge of children's mathematical thinking and enhance their ability to use what they know about their students to design instruction so that all students learn math with understanding.

    There are limited spaces available, please contact Andrea Goddard goddarda@leonschools.net if you are interested in participating.

    Summer STEAM Conference SAVE THE DATE:

    Leon County Schools will be offering a two-day STEAM Conference at Bond on July 11th and 12th. More details will be forthcoming regarding registration details for each session.

    Teacher Grant Opportunities:

    We are very excited to inform you about a grant opportunity for teachers and schools for using the MyStemKits.com curriculum in their classroom and school.

    We are able to provide up to 300 grants Florida schools and teachers with the opportunity to participate in a program to either receive free 3D printers for their school/classrooms or a one-year MyStemKits.com subscription.

    You can apply for a grant or encourage teachers to apply in their school so each of the teachers (up to 5) can have a printer and subscription to use MyStemKits.com. At our institutes and during our follow-up program, participating teachers have used some of the mystemkits.com curriculum and kits but now they can get their own 3D printer and subscription to use any of the hundreds of kits and lessons.

    All that needs to be done is go to the website link below and complete an application that includes a short proposal. The applications are due on May 4, 2018 but hurry up because we will review them in the order received. Here is the link to the program description and application:

    http://cpalms.org/grants/mskgrant.aspx

    If you have any questions, please refer to our program FAQ or contact us at programs@cpalms.org .

     

     

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