Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to Roll a Unit Plan Forward to a New Year

Unit Plan Strategy for Rolling forward to a New Year

  1. Click here for the help page with the following information

  • Recommendations for rolling your Unit Plan and Lesson Plans forward to a new year.

  • Make sure you archive any Unit Plans you want to roll forward for a year
  • Filter for Archived Units
  • Select Copy on the Unit you want to roll forward
  • Update the Unit Plan dates, Name and Description as appropriate in the pop up window and click save
    • Suggestion is to add the date ie: 14.15 to the beginning or end of the Unit Name to distinguish it from prior year
  • The newly named unit will now appear in your Active Units.
    • The Unit Plan will be unchanged 
    • The Lesson Plans (formerly strategies) are at the bottom and have their original dates associated with them
      • At this point the lesson plans need their dates modified individually to move them into the date range of the new Unit Plan
    • *** We will be modifying this lesson plan date process so look for a forthcoming update.

No new updates this week.  The programmers are working to add & modify features.  Stay tuned for updates as they occur.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Share your Unit / Lesson Plan to others outside your district

New Feature Increases Sharing Capability
Along with the  new features introduced for the 2014-2015 school year mentioned in our last post.

  • You are now able to share your Unit / Lesson Plan with other teachers using our tool that work in other districts.
    • For detailed instructions see the help page here or click the help button in the program.
  • This feature also allows you backup your Unit / Lesson plans and keep them for future use.

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Lesson Plan Format Release

We are excited to announce the introduction of a upgrade / improvement in out Unit Plan Tool.  Effective August 4th, 2014 we will be releasing a new version of the Unit Plan that changes the way the Lesson Plan tool works. 

Items have been addressed
  1. Reports - 
    • There is now an option for a Daily lesson plan report
    • There is now an option for a Weekly lesson plan report
    • There is now a report to show each standard taught by date
  2. We specifically addressed Domain 1 by increasing the detail associated with each lesson plan
    • Student Objective to address each CCSS
    • Addressing the Strategy and Activity as well as the Academic & Content Language
      • These items enhance the teachers ability to achieve "Exemplary" status with NM Teach
    • Address each lessons Differentiated instruction and Resources
  3. Date Range for Lessons
    • You can now assign a date range to a lesson plan
  4. A "Bump" feature
    • Allows you to move all lessons forward by the # of days you specify.