Bangor Township Schools Curriculum and Instruction
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
August has been full of great PD and meetings. From new teacher training at Bangor Edison, to Leadership Development with our Curriculum Chairs, our staff is rejuvenated and ready for a new school year with our new curriculum model. We have an amazing staff and great things happening in Bangor! Can't wait to see what this year brings!
Our Curriculum Chairs' Vision for Curriculum Leadership
Big Ideas Math Materials at CMMS
Ready for New Teacher Training at Bangor Edison - New teachers from 15-16 and 16-17
New Teachers working on the 4 Cornerstones of Effective Teaching
Mrs. Caverly took on quite a project after doing some research about how technology could help a student with only one arm at Bangor West. She was highlighted this week on TV-5. Check it out! Thank you Mrs. Caverly!!
The annual "20 Minutes a Day" Reading Celebration was a success again this year! Thanks to the help of many Bangor teachers, students from all over the Bay County area were able to enjoy a morning of reading, characters, dancing, free books, and LOTS of prizes!
These are photos of The Michigan History Day Competition at the Delta College Planetarium. Congratulations to these 8th grade Honors US History students who are moving on to the State Competition at the end of April!
"March is Reading Month" is in full swing at the elementary level. All 3 schools have a fun-filled month full of themed activities, reading incentives, guest readers, Literacy Nights, and more. Here are some pics of our elementary friends enjoying the "Book Swap" and "Wacky Wednesdays" this month.
Bangor Township Schools now has three "Kubi" telepresence robots for teachers and students to use. Home bound students can stay connected with their classes through these robots. Teachers can invite experts into their classes and create learning opportunities between schools, classes, or our community, via the robots. Please contact Shawn Maison, Patrick Tanner, or Janel Caverly, to use one of these devices with your students!
After reading a post I stumbled upon on Twitter from the blog Berg's Eye View,, I had to reflect on the power of positive thinking. Click here to read the post.
During this "winter lull" when morale can be at it's lowest, it can be difficult to stay positive at school and even at home. When we returned to school Thursday from yet the second "mini snow day vacation", with the piles of catch up work, trying to re-plan and reschedule meetings, lessons, and events, staff began to feel the pain. We will all manage to get through these next few weeks of catch up lessons, conferences, and meetings. If we can do it with a positive attitude, we will even get through with positive results.
Remember... when students see you smile and manage every situation in a positive way, they learn to react that way too.
Below you will find the Google folder containing all the information from the January early release. Be sure to check out the slide inserts. Try it when reading in your science or social studies block too!
Good luck to your students on their upcoming NWEA tests! Attached is a video that reviews how teachers can launch the NWEA test for their students. On my webpage under the NWEA tab, there are also many helpful links which include printable step by step directions for teachers, videos for students to watch prior to their NWEA tests, and power points of test taking tips for students to review prior to taking their tests. Click HERE for these links. Best wishes for your students!
Welcome to a new school year! Google Classroom was a great tool for many of us last year. A video with tips and tricks for starting the year again with Google Classroom has been added to the links in the upper right hand corner of the K-12 Curriculum Blog, under Tech Tips. (This video is aimed more for teachers who already started Google Classroom last year.) Here also is the video link: Google Classroom Tips for Starting a New Year