MURSD is Back in action!
This year we "get to" receive quality training in mandated safety topics such as bullying, cyberbullying, mandated reporting, civil rights, harassment, and health safety.
Teachpoint has partnered with SafeSchools.com and Exceptional Child.com to provide online training modules that are accessible directly in Teachpoint and upon completion will note your acquired PDPs earned within your PD Tracking system.
Background on Mandated Training Requirements:
To access the mandated training modules, log into Teachpoint, go to PD Tracker (graduation cap) and they are found under the My Activities tab. Click on the modules you are enrolled in and launch the course. Full directions and overview of the mandated training through PD Tracker in Teachpoint can be found at the following link: http://mursdpd.weebly.com/teachpoint.html
If paraprofessionals need time during the school day to complete the trainings, your principals will work with you to schedule times for completion.
As we receive frequently asked questions about the new modules, we will post them on the Teachpoint overview webpage linked above.
As many of you may recall, a district homework committee was established in 2018 who developed district homework guidelines. These guidelines can be found on our MURSD Curriculum website. Here is a direct link to the Homework Overview Webpage.
Primary Source Courses
We are a member district with Primary Source, which provides high quality professional development in social studies, humanities, and civics. They have just released their course catalog for 2019-2020 courses and registration is open for fall courses. Please review the catalog and e-mail Maureen if you are interested in taking one of the courses or workshops this fall. We have five openings for the fall. Primary Source Catalog
We have a partnership with PDI Courses. Here is a link to their webpage of offerings: https://www.webteaching.com/ You save an extra 10% by using code “newsd” at checkout.
PBL 101 Workshop
Over the last two summers, many of our teachers have attended PBL 101 training in project-based learning, led by national trainers from the Buck Institute of Education. As a member district with LSDO we have at least two spots to attend a fall PBL 101 training on October 1-3 (8:30-3:30) in Bellingham. Please email Maureen if you are interested in attending the PBL 101 Workshop.
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