Weber School District Curriculum Department Mission:
The Mission of the Curriculum Department is to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students by providing the best possible resources and support for administrators and teachers.
Practice social distancing, but stay emotionally connected with your students.
Families can find fun activities online. What they can't find is your love, encouragement, and knowledge of high-quality, highly-targeted learning resources. Find a way to bring this to them.
Learning Targets + high-quality easy to use resources + your emotional support = Digital Teaching and Learning
A list of fun resources = Digital Stuff
Digital Home Learning PlansThe ELA, Math, and Science Elementary Curriculum Fellows have prepared five days of digital learning for each grade-level that can be used by any teacher with or without Google Classroom.
These lessons could be used immediately by simply sharing the link to each document directly with parents and students through email. If you are currently using, or plan to use Google Classroom, during this “soft-closure” the content from these lesson plans can be easily copied into your Google Classroom.
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Orientation for Kids and Care Givers (7-min video)
Zearn Math is designed to be accessible and engaging for all kids. During this video, a student walks through a digital lesson. It can be played for kids to orient them to each component of the digital lesson experience.
Teacher Orientation (5-min video)
Zearn Math provides rigorous content that ensures a balance of procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and application work. This video can help teachers understand our approach to teaching and learning.
Teacher Report Training (4-min video)
Zearn Math offers several reports to support student learning. During school closures, we recommend checking the Tower Alerts Report twice weekly to monitor progress and see where additional support is needed.
New to Zearn?
New to Zearn Math? Want to quickly get up and running? Attend an upcoming webinar overview of the critical steps to take. Sign up below:
Monday, March 16th 12pm EST
Wednesday, March 18th 4pm EST
Webinar recordings will be posted to this page immediately after the live webinars
2019-2020 Professional Learning Opportunities
Math Professional learning opportunities are available throughout the year in three different formats.
Meet-Ups: Meet-ups are face-to-face grade-level specific meetings. Curriculum Fellows facilitate these sessions and share program-specific information and resources. Highlights from these Meet-ups will be sent to all teachers via email after the session. For the 2019-2020 school year, meets-ups will be conference-style and held on September 11 and March 18.
#MathBUZZ: Join us online for short 30-minute, fast-paced, professional learning session. The latest and greatest math related news and resources will be shared. Simply click on the link in your e-mail invite to join live, or watch recorded sessions on this website (click on more and then #MathBUZZ) or log into Twitter and search for @jbtmath.
Math Minutes: Did you miss a meet-up or a #Buzz session? Don't worry. The highlights from these sessions will be sent in small 5-minute messages or video tutorials each Thursday.
Additional Sessions: Watch the calendar and your e-mail for other face-to-face and blended professional learning opportunities during school, after school, and during the summer.
Contact District Elementary Mathematics Specialist Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood at email@example.com with any questions or suggestions.
Primary Mathematics Resource
Weber School District has adopted EngageNY as the Primary Mathematics Resource in Grades K through 6.
EngageNY is an open educational resource that aligns extremely well with the Utah Core State Standards for Mathematics. These detailed alignments can be found here.
EngageNY (also called Eureka Math) is also highly ranked by EdReports. An indepent curriculum review organization made up or educators across the United States. See their report here.