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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.

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Distance Learning Resources

The Ed Services team is here for you during Distance Learning.  Check out our "Distance Learning for Teachers" page in the menu above to find our district DL framework, asynchronous videos to learn new tech tools, and other resources to help with your remote teaching.  For parent resources, go to the "Distance Learning" page on the district website.  Check out our newest resources, a lesson plan template for DL and quick reference guide for Clever below:

VESD Distance Learning Lesson Plan Template (with Weekly Engagement)

Clever How-To

VESD Distance Learning Power Standards

This year, VESD will be measuring student progress through power standards.  These standards were derived through a research-backed formula with the input from Assessment and Reporting Committee teachers.  Check out the links below for a full breakdown of the standards.

VESD Math Power Standards

VESD Math Power Standards (grayscale for printing)

VESD ELA Power Standards

VESD ELA Power Standards (grayscale for printing)

Twig Science Distance Learning Training and Support

Twig Science will be providing a flexible training schedule for our district.  The training consists of four total hours, with a focus on one hour per week.  These hour long sessions will be made available three times (Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:30-4:30 PM) to best accommodate your busy schedule.

  • September 21st, 24th, and 25th - M/Th/F 1 hour (3:30-4:30 PM) Training Segments 1 & 2 (Introduction to Twig Science, Distance Learning Tools, and NGSS Made Easy)
  • September 28th, October 1st, and 2nd - M/Th/F 1 hour (3:30 - 4:30 PM) Training Segments 3 & 4 (Scope and Sequence, Lesson Structure and Planning)
  • October 19th, 22nd, and 23rd - M/Th/F 1 hour (3:30 - 4:30 PM) Training Segments 5 & 6 (Cross Curricular Instruction, Differentiation)
  • October 26th, 29th, 30th- M/Th/F 1 hour (3:30 - 4:30 PM) Training Segments 7 & 8 (Assessment, Leveled Readers)

  • You will be compensated at the negotiated rate of $35/hour for attending 1 session per week.   If you are unable to attend any of the training, we will have recordings posted to our department website for you to review after it takes place. 

    Special shout out to our Science Pilot participants from last spring for your input on rolling this out.  Your feedback was very helpful in planning.

    Zoom links will be shared via email.

    In addition to the training, Twig Science has put together an asynchronous "boot camp" for teachers to get a greater understanding of using the platform with Distance Learning. Please click the link below to check out Twig's Distance Learning Boot Camp.

    Twig Science DL Bootcamp

    Assessment and Reporting Committee 2020-21

    The Assessment and Reporting Committee (ARC) is a grade level collaborative process where over 100 teachers across 8 grade levels work together, using frameworks, on seeking best practices.  All input is taken, discussed, and researched by grade level teams. Teams will be meeting in the month of September.  More information to come in the next few weeks!

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