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Education provides our children with vital information, the content standards, and a knowledge of the world. Education develops in our students a personal perspective of life, encouraging our children to learn, build opinions and share their points of view, while providing necessary basic and advanced skills. Education is not just about the lessons and poems in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life, and the developing ability to achieve greatness.
Sierra Plumas Unified School District Policies: If you are interested in viewing the Sierra Plumas Unified School District policies and regulations please follow the following instructions:You may access GAMUT Online by going to http://www.gamutonline.net, clicking the GO button and then entering the following user name and password.1. Once on the site, click “GO” in the middle of the page. When prompted enter the following information: Username: sierraplumas Password: public96126Once logged in, please select “S” and then click on Sierra Plumas Joint USD.
CDE on iTunes – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell: dedicated area within the iTunes Storehttp://www.itunes.com.
“The launch of CDE on iTunes U means that California is able to offer educators free professional development resources that are produced primarily by local educational agencies and private education institutions throughout the state,” O’Connell said. “Districts and schools are under tremendous pressure to make every dollar count. Teachers can now download top-rated educational content at no charge from CDE on iTunes U.
From CDE on iTunes U, high-quality professional development resources at all levels of California’s education system are available to any educator. Content that meets CDE’s posting criteria includes high-quality videos, audio recordings, presentations, PDF documents, and other education-related information.
“Whether accessed through a desktop, laptop, or smart phone, CDE on iTunes U will be an important tool for the continued professional development of our community of education professionals,” O’Connell said. “Educators now have more opportunities to access relevant information whenever and wherever it is convenient for them.”
The CDE recently placed hundreds of media files on iTunes U, some of which have been contributed by from California school districts and charter schools. CDE on iTunes U can be found on the iTunes Store, specifically at:
Thinkfinity: If you are a teacher searching for resources to help you capture your students’ attention and challenge them to be the best they can be, Thinkfinity brings the power of learning to your fingertips. What is Thinkfinity? Verizon Thinkfinity is one of the most well-respected learning resources in the nation. With its partners, Thinkfinity offers more than 55,000 educational resources, including standards-based, grade-specific K-12 lesson plans, student interactive tools, and reference materials.
Content is provided through a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and 11 of the nation’s leading educational organizations:
the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
the International Reading Association,
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
National Center for Family Literacy,
Council for Economic Education,
National Endowment for the Humanities,
National Council of Teachers of English,
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
National Geographic Society,
and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ’s)
Can I renew my credential online? Yes.. click here.
How do I refer a student for Special Education services?
Contact your school Student Study Team, or Resource Teacher. In order to determine the student’s your child’s educational needs, they will discuss your concerns, look at intervention strategies and develop an appropriate assessment plan, if necessary.
CDC’s Content Syndication, a new online tool developed to assist public health partners in communicating and managing health information
Vision Plan Eye Care – member benefits
Credentialing – Renew online
Brokers Board of Expertise Project – share expertise and learn of the latest innovations from their colleagues throughout the state
WHAT IS RTI? Response To Intervention (RTI) was formed as a result of 2004,A Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate, that required school districts nationwide to reduce the number of special education placements.
RTI was designed to help solve the issue of the overrepresentation of minority students under the classification of Mild Mental Retardation and/or Behaviorally Emotionally Handicapped.
Based on the successful medical model of public health the RTI Model has three Tiers of Intervention ranging from less intensive (Tier I) to most intensive (Tier III).
RTI ACTION STEPS:
School Districts place their failing students in the most appropriate tier that will meet their specific needs.
80% of students will respond to a less intensive form of intervention and will not go past Tier I. 15% of students will move into Tier II, Targeted Group Intervention. 5% of students will move onto the final Tier. Tier III is an Intensive, Individual Intervention.
An NRCLD paper, Understanding Responsiveness to Intervention in Learning Disabilities Determination, defines the following core features of strong RTI
High-quality research-based classroom instruction
Student assessment with classroom focus
Universal screening of academics and behavior
Continuous progress monitoring of students
Implementation of appropriate research-based interventions
Progress monitoring during interventions (effectiveness)
Teaching behavior fidelity measures