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Substitute Teachers
Working in partnership to ensure Academic achievement,
responsible
Behavior and Civic engagement.
Welcome!
New Nebraska Tests
Nebraska is revising its state tests to reflect the new reading and math standards. This year, your student will be practicing for the new reading test. Next year, your student will practice the new math test and actually take the new reading test.

Reading Test
  • The new reading test is NeSA-ELA (English Language Arts).
  • This new test asks students to really look at and think about what they read.
  • There are more ways to answer questions in the new test. Not just multiple choice!
  • In this test, students read one or more passages to find answers.
  • The big change, is that students will actually write about what they read in this assessment.
Math Test
The NeSA-Math test is being revised as well. It will use other question types similar to those used on the NeSA-ELA test.

ACT
High school students will no longer be taking the NeSA assessments. The state of Nebraska is having all 11th graders will take the ACT test. The test will be given in April 2017.

If you have any questions about the new tests, talk to your student's teacher or contact Dr. Larson at clarson@pcsd.org.
Substitute Training Schedule
Our Go Math, Text Dependent Analysis, and Autism trainings for 2016-2017 are complete. If you would like more training, please contact Dr. Cherie Larson at clarson@pcsd.org.

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Growth Mindset
Student learning is impacted by how they think about challenging situations. See below for "I can" statements that reflect a growth mindset!

Growth Mindset I Can Statements
Communicating on Our Website
There is so much for parents/guardians and families on our website! Follow the links below to a PowerPoint and a handout of just what is available on the website.

Movie (.mov)
PowerPoint Link
Handout Link
Moodle and Google
On the district Technology page under links, I have a category that is "Moodle Training". Then under the Cool Tools to Use > Google for Education > Google Drive & Docs, has some information. Also you can go straight to Google. Docs - https://support.google.com/docs/. Drive - https://support.google.com/drive.
Learning Framework!
PCSD is working with a learning framework based on the teacher evaluation plan.

Good to Great!
Going from Good to Great means a consistent focus on PreK-12 data analysis, discussions and systemic improvement.

Click links below for necessary information about these key topics:
See files on this page for documents related to the above topics.
Setting Priorities
What are our priorities-in all subjects and all grade levels?

Reading closely
Discussing effectively
Writing using valid arguments and evidence

We know this will impact learning!

Link to complete list of priority standards and expectations


Working in Partnership!

Substitutes are very important partners in PCSD’s effort to meet its mission.  A thorough review process ensures high-quality substitutes are brought into the classrooms.

Supporting Quality This quality is supported in the following ways:
 
·      Annual training
·      Access to the district professional library
·      Individualized training on content area needs
·      Continual feedback on substituting experiences
·      Opportunities for feedback on teacher and district support of substitutes


Application Process Substitutes apply through the Job Opportunities link on the district website (see instructions in attached files).

Health and Safety Training  Plattsmouth provides safety training to substitutes who are working in the district. 
If you are interested, when you arrive to sub, ask an administrative assistant at any of the buildings for a copy of the letter explaining the training. This letter also includes a list of online courses that are covered in this opportunity.

Files
 *Essentials Brochures
Do you want to know what is being focused on at each grade level? Check out the Essential Brochures. We are "digging in our heels" on these learning outcomes!
 Assessment Ethics
You will be held accountable for these expectations if you sub in classrooms where testing is taking place.
 Common Core
Files only. See Common Core Fusion Page above for more information.
 Reading Fluency/Repeated Reading
Repeated Reading and other reading fluency resources
 Writing: State and Nonfiction
Nonfiction professional development, etc. Includes State Writing Information; Files only. For more information, see the Writing Fusion page above.
 sub_applicationInstructio
ns.pdf
Application Instructions.
Web Pages
Contacts
+ Larson, Dr. Cherie
+ May, Colleen
Click on name to see details.