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Mission Statement

Educational Services is committed to facilitating learners who intentionally grow through the application of a full range of Depth of Knowledge (DOK) consistently across all subject areas.

Department Highlights

NGSS Adoption Pilot 2019-20

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This year, VESD will be piloting science curriculum from Houghton Mifflin and Twig.  The pilot will run from January 8 - March 6, 2020.  Other important dates of note:

March 11: Materials return/culminating pilot meeting, Nisqualli Building @ 4:00 - 6:00 PM
March 15 - 20 and March 30 - April 3: Materials for Public View and Teacher Voting

Links to resources for Piloting Teachers are below:

NGSS Evaluating Criteria
Note Taking Page (PDF)
Note Taking Page (Drive Link)
Pilot Teacher Expectations
Grade Level Pilot Unit/Module List

Foundations of SEL: Behavior Strategies Workshops

The Educational Services Department is proud to present five after school workshops in the 2019-20 school year.  These workshops focus on the core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and their role in creating safe and engaging classrooms.  All workshops are located at the Nisqualli building, Serrano Conference Room, and run from 3:30-4:30 PM.

October 24, 2019     The Brain and How it Affects Behavior
November 14, 2019  Enhancing your Morning Meetings

January 16, 2020         Breathing and Self-Regulation
February 20, 2020      Establishing Effective Calming Centers
April 16, 2020                Executive Functioning 

Our next workshop, the third in the series, will focus on student self-regulation.
  Come and learn breathing and self-regulation strategies that will help your students understand their behavior and how to manage it.  It will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  Attendees do not need to have attended the previous workshop.

Interested teachers can register on PD Place and will be paid for their attendance.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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