Please make sure all iPads have up to date software: visit Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install
Soon, all iPads will see a bright wallpaper message if they’re not running on at least iOS 15. This wallpaper won’t disappear automatically when software is updated. To change the wallpaper: visit Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper
3rd-5th teachers: Here is another article around foundational skills instruction in grades 3rd-5th.
Don’t Forget! There will be two opportunities for you to learn more about DreamBox! Both are optional and virtual.
February 22, 2022 2:30-3:30 – Understanding Adaptivity: Dreambox Learning Progressions – Experience how DreamBox supports vertical and horizontal learning progressions through a guided interactive workshop around DreamBox lessons and learning pathways. Register on Performance Matters.
March 31, 2022 2:30-3:30 – Supporting Student Growth: DreamBox Insights & Lesson Recommendations – Interpret DreamBox analytics data to identify and support next steps for students, including guided instructional support for students with a prediction of ‘Not On Track’. Register on Performance Matters.
Two’s Day, 2/22/22 is the 2nd Tutu Day for February! Don’t forget to wear tutus and send pictures to your instructional coach or Kerry Morton!
Social Emotional & Mental Well-Being
Wondering how to build community and strengthen student relationships in your classroom? Check out Harmony’s Everyday Practices of Meet Up, Buddy Up and Classroom Goal Setting. Here are some quick links and a video to help get you started:
New to Harmony? Check out these resources to help get you started: Strong Start Resources Padlet for Teachers
Do you like having hard copies of resources? Use this request link if you are interested in receiving a Harmony SEL kit or connection cards.
Supporting English Learners
How often do your students self-assess themselves? Whether prior to, during, or after learning, self-assessment is a valuable way for all students to begin self-monitoring their understanding and learning. When self-assessment on terms or concepts is done prior to launching a lesson or new unit of study, it helps emergent bilinguals clue into what’s coming up and sets up purpose and relevance for what’s to come. Self-assessment during learning helps them gauge their understanding and identify misconceptions before it is too late to ask questions. Self-assessment after learning is a good way to build self-efficacy as they compare what they know after instruction to what they knew (or didn’t know) prior to it.