Monday, December 3, 2018

iACT Announcements - Week of 12/3

Upcoming Dates
* December 3rd - English I EOC, Learn2Lead Meeting @ 4:00 @ CO
* December 4th - Algebra I EOC, Literacy Coaching @ MMV with (Jayne Knighton)
* December 5th - English II EOC, Benchmark Assessment System Training with Debbie Jarzombek, K-8 Textbook Adoption Meeting @ CO (2:30 p.m.)
* December 6th - Biology EOC, Literacy Coaching @ Fort (Jayne Knighton)
* December 7th - US History EOC
* December 10th - Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
* December 11th - Bilingual Coaching @ MMV (Emelia Ahmed)
* December 12th - PBMAS Meeting with Core Team @ 8:30 @ CO Training Room), Bilingual Coaching @ Fort (Emelia Ahmed),
* December 14th - Paraprofessional Brunch

Education Galaxy Lift Off
Struggling learners need extra support. Liftoff will build confidence for your at-risk students and provide the support and instruction they need to improve.
* First, students take an adaptive diagnostic to determine their level on a variety of skills.
* Once their level is determined, students work at that level and quickly elevate to more difficult concepts.
* Alien Explanations provide immediate instructional videos for every missed question.
* Games, collectible rockets, and alien rankings, make Liftoff fun and engaging for students.
* Video overview -

Education Galaxy does not automatically make Lift Off available to all students. Teachers need to activate Lift Off for their students. Here’s a video showing how to do this:
* Activate Education Galaxy Lift Off:

Studies Weekly
It seems that sometimes, Studies Weekly automatically assigns the publications to students based on their grade level. Sometimes, it doesn't. We called Studies Weekly and they can’t say why this happens!

If yours is an account that's not assigning publications automatically, here's what you need to do.
* Sign in to your teacher account.
* Go to Classes, Manage Publications
Assign the publications to students in this location.