• Reading Across the Curriculum will focus on student literacy and content area reading comprehension. This workshop will be presented through Moodle online course management software and will utilize two texts: The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers by Nancie Atwell. ($13.59 at Amazon) Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading by Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman. ($24.92 at Amazon) This is a free, two-credit inservice opportunity offered through the Plattsburgh City School District. (Participants are responsible only for the cost of required texts.)
  • A professional development opportunity designed to study the comprehensive role poverty plays in our student's achievement, family systems, and community.  Participants will engage in a book study to better understand the skills needed to reach students from impoverished backgrounds.

  • This "course" was suggested by people participating in an online DI workshop. Their request: a place where we can all keep sharing ideas and websites after this workshop ends. So now it's a place for all PCSD faculty and staff to share thoughts on teaching and learning. Here are some situations where you might use this forum:

    -You want to share a great website or online tool.
    -You want to recommend a book/resource to colleagues.
    -You're looking for ideas/resources for a particular lesson.
    -You'd like to get feedback/suggestions on a lesson or unit.
    -You'd like to share a lesson/strategy/handout with others who might find it useful.
    -Other positive uses related to teaching and learning.

    Remember that all posts to this forum are public - viewable by anyone in the school district who chooses to participate.