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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 VESD Educational Services team has put together resources to support you with Distance Learning.  Zoom meetings, Google Classroom, and other app and platform support tutorials are available by clicking the "Distance Learning for Teachers" tab on the yellow bar on this page.

NGSS Adoption Pilot 2019-20

HM Logo   Twig Logo

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

March 12: Culminating pilot meeting, Nisqualli Building @ 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Public Viewing of Materials at
Materials Pick Up- Dates TBD

Ed Services is offering optional Zoom Meetings with volunteer pilot participants to answer any questions you may have about the science programs piloted this year.  They are set to be open from 4:00-4:30 PM for you to join, however they may run up to an hour depending on how many questions are fielded.  These meetings* will be held with two grade levels at a time and are scheduled as follows:
  • TK/K: May 11th @ 4:00 PM 
  • 1st/2nd: May 13th @ 4:00 PM 
  • 3rd/4th: May 14th @ 4:00 PM 
  • 5th/6th: May 18th @ 4:00 PM 
*Links to these meetings were emailed out 5/7.

Voting for the pilot will take place the week of May 18-22 via Google Form.

Links to other 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

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