Ensuring Each Voice Is Heard!

CURRICULUM CONVERSATION…EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER! Finding a way to ensure each voice is heard can be tough to navigate.  Once you find the right road map for your faculty…the conversation is sure to follow!  Here are two conversation methods to try at your next faculty meeting: CHALK TALK Start with a chalkboard, dry erase… Read more »

Indiana District Curriculum Initiative

Greetings and God’s peace through His Son is yours today. I am extremely excited and overjoyed to pen this brief note about the Indiana District Curriculum Initiative that will begin in the winter of 2019.  In a joint effort Julie Dietrich, Curriculum Consultant for the Indiana District and Alicia Levitt, Academic Excellence Coordinator for the… Read more »

Indiana District: 2018-19 Curriculum Conversations

Grades 6+ SCIENCE Curriculum Conversation February 8, 2019 IN District Grade 6-8 SCIENCE teachers met on Friday, February 8 at Immanuel, Valpo.  It was a great day of connecting with and learning from each other!  Hot topics included student-led inquiry, instructional strategies, and classroom technology. We feel… From Left to Right: Matt Albertin (Trinity, Elkhart)… Read more »

Indiana District: 2017-18 Grade Level Curriculum Conversations

Grade 6+ ELA Curriculum Conversation April 27, 2018 SMALL BUT MIGHTY!  Indiana District Grade 6-8 ELA teachers connected on Friday, April 27.  The group may have been small, but the conversation was HUGE! Highlights included shared instructional best practices, reading comprehension formative assessments, student engagement strategies, and much more! WE FEEL… Beth Lewer (Zion –… Read more »

For Atlas System Administrators

Beginning of the Year Checklist for Atlas System Administrators:

Indiana District PLC: Professional Learning Community

Where can I access maps from other schools around the IN District? Click on the COMMUNITIES tab at the top of your Atlas home page. Choose PLC (Indiana LCMS PLC).  Once there, use the drop down boxes to further define your search. (e.g. site, grade level, subject area). HELPFUL HINT: Use the “hide empty course”… Read more »

Putting the Student in the Chair

The curriculum mapping process can bring out many emotions among educators. While some teachers may gain a sense of excitement and inspiration through the mapping process, others may experience feelings of frustration and anxiety. Putting the process into perspective is one way to assure success (no matter how you’re feeling). Where can you find that… Read more »

Phases of Curriculum Mapping

LAYING THE FOUNDATION Things to consider: What is the mission of curriculum mapping at your school?  Why are you mapping? What are the needs of the students? How can curriculum mapping be used as a communication tool at your school? What can the stakeholders of your school expect to gain from the curriculum mapping process?… Read more »

Atlas Basic Training

Where can I access basic Atlas system support? Click on the SUPPORT tab at the top of your Atlas home page. For a series of helpful basic training videos, go to: