From the Field

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 »

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 »

Keeping the Momentum: A Twist on Diary Mapping (click for video)

Sarah Weber (grade 2 teacher at St. Peter’s – Columbus) talks about getting over the mapping hump by integrating a very literal way of diary mapping.  Keeping the mapping momentum is right at her fingertips by having a replica map with her as she plans, teaches, and reflects.  (This strategy also works for bridging the… Read more »

A-Ha Moment! (click for video)

Bridgette Hutcheson (grade 2 teacher at St. Peter’s-Columbus) shares a pivotal moment in her curriculum mapping journey.  Taking time to reflect on aligned standards gave her new insight to instruction and student expectations.

Mapping Moments

“Where two or three are gathered together, we will come up with ideas that one alone could not have thought of.” -Karen Sollenberger, jr high science at St. Peter’s Lutheran – Columbus (after a curriculum mapping work session) “Curriculum mapping is an excellent tool to use for collaborating with other teachers.  I am the school… Read more »