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Maximizing Literacy Skills with the OUT

At the Northern Nevada Council for Social Studies, I presented on using the 4th grade OUTs to maximize literacy skills with intermediate students. The 4th grade OUTs—Opening Up the Textbook—is a curricular resource matched to Nevada’s state history. Developed by … Continue reading

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Using Kohlberg’s 6 Moral Principles in the Classroom Presentation Materials

At Washoe County School District’s conference, MTSS in Action: Strengthening the Relations between Students and Educators around Academic and Behavior Performance, I shared a session on using Kohlberg’s 6 Moral Principles in the classroom. The idea came from former classroom … Continue reading

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Question Formulation Technique & Genius Hour

Thank you to Washoe’s STEM Coordinator Kelly Barber for telling me about http://rightquestion.org/. I had emailed and asked about getting started with a Genius Hour in my classroom and she suggested I take a look at the website. This got … Continue reading

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Read by Grade Three in WCSD

This afternoon, staff from Washoe County presented on the Read by Grade Three state initiative during the Board of Trustees meeting. Begin at 2:58:28 to gain some context and clarity on how the district plans to navigate the law and … Continue reading

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WCSD Overcrowding & Admin Regulation 6111

There has been some buzz about the overcrowding issue in Washoe County and the implications for students and families throughout our district. The most thorough public examination of this came Tuesday when the Board heard an overview from Dr. Paul … Continue reading

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DonorsChoose.org—A Review (And a Success Story)

On Super Bowl Sunday, a few hours before the game, I created a DonorsChoose.org account and started a project. My hope was to raise $800 in order to get four Chromebooks for my classroom. Just five days later I learned … Continue reading

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20 Day Twitter Challenge #TeachNVACS

This week marks the beginning of the “20 Day Twitter Challenge.” The 20 days are an opportunity for educators to collaborate and share ideas, anecdotes, questions, pictures, and student artifacts around the implementation of the Nevada Academic Content Standards and the … Continue reading

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