Please have your lesson plans done by Thursday night for the following week
Please remember that once the week begins your lesson plans should not change except to remove items. Also, email your class if you are going to make any changes. Remember, Renweb is final and we want our parents to be confident in what they will be working on throughout the week.
If you did not have time to get to something during class time you have these options:
Drop the activity or add it to a future school day the next week
Make it optional for the parents for home day
Attach Google Drive files in Curriculum Trak - so your lesson plans retain the most current version
Home Day Lesson Plan Format
If parents cannot see details about grades on the Progress Reports:
Go to the Grade Book.
Click on "options." It's the cog icon in the top right.
Scroll down until you see "Preferences."
Change "Web Progress Report" from "Disabled" to "Full Details."
Remember that for English in grades 3-6, you need only change ELAR.
Work turned in after excused absence
Remember that students have two class days to turn in work without late penalties after an absence due to illness.
Unexcused absence policy
Upper School students may not make up any "in-class" assignments, tests and/or quizzes for a grade missed due to unexcused absences. Work that is completed in class will receive a zero. That also means the student cannot do the classwork or take the test from that day ahead of time.
Lower School students may make up work that was completed in class for a grade with late penalty.
What’s the full policy regarding unexcused absences and makeup work? Click HERE. This is in the handbook and also on The Nest (for parents) under “Forms and Resources.”
Videos on this website are made by UMSI teachers and administrators. Each video is full of relevant and useful information that you can apply in the University Model classroom. The videos are sorted into these categories: planning, organization, differentiation.
Teach Like A Champion - Website for Doug Lemov's book Teach Like A Champion. This website includes books, a blog, video resources, and more.
Teach Like A Champion: YouTube Playlist - This playlist contains nearly 100 videos explaining and demonstrating the various techniques in Teach Like A Champion by Doug Lemov.
Assertive Discipline Overview (12 minutes) This video provides a concise overview of Lee Canter's Assertive Discipline.
In-Depth Look at Assertive Discipline (23 minutes) A college professor at East Tennessee State University lectures on Assertive Discipline and how to implement it in the classroom or throughout a school.
Agape Management - A fascinating articles, essays, and videos of an upper school English teacher about classroom management for upper school. He shows how he teaches his techniques and routines, classroom set up, etc.. While his classroom philosophy is not specifically Assertive Discipline, his techniques would easily implement in an assertive discipline classroom. For convenience: Agape Management YouTube Channel
CURRICULUM TRAK TRAINING
Curriculum Trak YouTube Channel - To see all topics relating to Curriculum Trak, visit their YouTube channel.
Overview of Curriculum Trak:
Lesson Planner Feature Training:
Haley’s PowerPoint - This PowerPoint is from our teacher in-service and gives an overview of useful technology resources available to you at GCA and on the internet.
TeacherTube - This is the teacher version of YouTube. You can find training videos for yourself or videos to enhance your lesson plans.
Educreations - Free with a signup. Teachers can create lesson videos with voice-over instructions. This would be fantastic for a home day lesson, reinforcement lesson, or a flipped classroom approach. How to Use the Educreations Video
ViewPure - This website allows you to “clean” YouTube videos that you might want to display in your classroom. Check out their “Teacher Resources” section for lists of clean videos divided by age group and subject area.
Elementary and Middle School Computer Assisted Educational Resources - This website has hundreds of useful resources for nearly every grade level and discipline. While the website is not visually appealing, the content is great.
Sheppard Software - This website contains hundreds of educational games from every discipline. Teachers could use this website to enhance a lesson with technology, create digital learning centers in the classroom, assign engaging mastery work at home! (Note: Many reviews especially celebrate their geography games!)
Screencastomatic - This free website allows you to record your own screen and voice. This would be useful if you need to create a video for your students that involves information which can be viewed on a computer. Check out a sample video here.
Playposit - Use Playposit with YouTube videos to create interactive lessons at home. Playposit allows you to add formative and summative assessment activities to YouTube videos.
FACTS SIS TRAINING
LOWER SCHOOL RESOURCES
Planning for Math Centers 3 (Keeping Students Accountable)
Planning for Math Centers 4 (The Next Step)
Elementary and Middle School Computer Assisted Educational Resources - This website has hundreds of useful resources for nearly every grade level and discipline. This website is not visually appealing, but the content is great.