FORMS

Request for Time Off

Reimbursement Request

Supplies request

Direct Deposit Form

Room Request Form

Time Card for Hourly Work

 

RESOURCES

2018-2019 Elementary Drop Off/Pick Up Assignments

2018-2019 Middle School Schedule

2018-2019 High School Schedule


GCA Staff Manual


TEACHING

Lesson Plans

  • 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

Lesson Plan Cycle

How to write an Upper School lesson plan

Accommodations Policy


GRADES

How to record final exam grades & load semester grades

How to load report cards at the end of a term

If parents cannot see details about grades on the Progress Reports:

  1. Go to the Grade Book.

  2. Click on "options." It's the cog icon in the top right.

  3. Scroll down until you see "Preferences."

  4. Change "Web Progress Report" from "Disabled" to "Full Details."

  5. Remember that for English in grades 3-6, you need only change ELAR.


STUDENT ABSENCES

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.”

UMSI TEACHER TRAINING 

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. 

 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

GCA Honor Code

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 Support Homepage

Curriculum Trak YouTube Channel - To see all topics relating to Curriculum Trak, visit their YouTube channel.

Overview of Curriculum Trak:

Teacher Training:

Lesson Planner Feature Training:


TECHNOLOGY

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

Help with Lesson Plans

Creating Master Lesson Plans

Copying Master Lesson Plans

Help with Grade Book Topics

Help with Web Items

 

 

LOWER SCHOOL RESOURCES

Planning for Math Centers 1 (Plan like a Pro)

Planning for Math Centers 2 (Let's Get Organized)

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.