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Aug 12 PD Offerings - MS ELA

CCSD Secondary PD Day - Friday, Aug. 12

Please see the list of offerings tailored for MS ELA teachers & coaches.

Collections Online Access & Updates

Collections Textbook Access Grades 6-12.pptx

If you cannot access Collections Online through Clever, try this...

Download Center - Collections Online.pdf

UPDATE: There's a Download Center feature for teachers & scholars!

*Includes a Spanish-translated Close Reader (student & teacher version)

*Now teachers can download the teacher edition!

Literacy BTS Aug 2022.pdf

What's New in Achieve3000?

Check out some new features with this ADC!

August 2022 PD

Review and share with Parents

See what students say about how NoRedInk has helped their writing improve!

Big News in Digital Resources for SS & ELA!

CCSD Teachers have just been granted access to NewsBank: Black Life in America Database. You can access this database through CANVAS or MackinVIA (MyPortal > Clever > MackinVIA).

Overview: From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound impact on American history. This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent.

Black Life in America covers the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, from 1704 to today. This resource is designed to support classroom discussions and research around issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Learn more about News Bank: Black Life in America Database

Black Life in America Database Webinar~ Join NewsBank for an overview webinar of our new Black Life in America database on Sept 23 at 3PM. You can register here. Even if you can't attend, a link to the recording will be sent to you afterward.

DBQ Self-Paced Courses

MS ELA teachers have access to DBQ online for the 2021/2022 school year! (Yes, we have literature DBQs)

Getting Started with DBQ Online | Teacher Access | Student Access

Register for - DBQ 101

These self-paced courses familiarize teachers with The DBQ Project Method. Teachers will learn how to make the DBQ process engaging and powerful for students. Participants will work through the steps of The DBQ Project Method at their own pace, pausing to reflect and practice along the way.


Overview:

  • DBQ 101 is equivalent to our DBQ Full Day Introductory Workshop.

  • This self-paced course takes between 5-6 hours to complete.

  • Courses will be open for 30 days after launch.

  • Courses will launch on September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.

  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion when they finish the course. To finalize your PD credits, email Lacy Bryant a copy of your Certificate of Completion.

This self-paced course will show CCSD teachers how to use the DBQ Online Platform. The course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and is intended for teachers who have completed DBQ 101 training (either an in-person training in the past 5 years OR the self-paced DBQ 101 course).

Overview:

Participants will learn

  • How to add a class

  • How to create and customize assignments

  • How to access additional teacher supports

  • How to enroll students in a class

  • How to access and provide feedback on student work

  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion when they finish the course. To finalize your PD credits, email Lacy Bryant a copy of your Certificate of Completion.

Excited to teach your next novel?

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Choose a novel to see a wide selection of prompts:

The Giver | The Outsiders | The House on Mango Street | Romeo and Juliet | Wonder | The Hate U Give | . . . and 8 more.

If you aren’t planning to read one of the books above, you can still save time by using customizable "for any novel" Quick Writes.

Happy reading and writing!

The NoRedInk Team


Eight-Tips-to-Google-Like-a-Pro_2021_FINALVERSION.pdf

The Dock is created & curated by the CCSD Department of Innovation & Digital Learning. The goal of The Dock is to provide teachers with video support on tools & concepts that enhance their work.

You can receive recertification credit for attending these PLOs in Frontline. See the flyer below.

Got Extra PD? New Frontline Professional Growth Form.pdf

"Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble."

--John Lewis

MS ELA Instructional Specialist by appointment