Happy September! 🍂
This article will highlight what you need to know about using ThinkUp! this month. We'll feature new training and support resources, share updates and company news, and provide instructional tips to make sure you're getting the most out of ThinkUp! this school year.
📰 Company News + Updates
If you haven't heard—Mentoring Minds joined the Curriculum Associates family over the summer. We are excited to provide our combined, robust solution—ThinkUp! with i-Ready—to the Texas market for the 2021–22 school year.
We also hosted our first ever virtual summit—Critical Thinking Live! The event was a full day of deep learning and interactive fun. We worked with some exciting people—including keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Emdin—who taught us how to bridge culturally responsive teaching theory and practice through an exploration of hip-hop culture.
📝 Training + Webinars
We hosted Camp ThinkUp! this summer to provide teachers with a deep dive into their teacher edition components. The webinars were interactive so teachers could get practical experience around how an activity might work in the classroom, but you can still watch them on-demand.
And don't forget our Learning Module Videos—they're a great resource for first time users of ThinkUp! wanting to get acquainted with the curriculum and how to use it.
📚 Support Resources
Getting Started Guide is the key resource for starting the school year. It provides you with links to all the resources that go along with ThinkUp! and other tools to support your preparation during back-to-school.
Still catching up from the summer? Read our FAQs here about Mentoring Minds joining the Curriculum Associates family!
👩🏫 Bonus Content + Teacher Tips
We're kicking off the school year with a brand new Critical Thinking Activity of the Month. Check it out for a great back-to-school activity.
Looking for a solution that meets the needs of Texas HB 4545 to accelerate learning? ThinkUp! with i-Ready has you covered. Join Mentoring Minds + Curriculum Associates to see how ThinkUp! with i-Ready is accelerated learning made easy. Sessions are available every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon through September 17.
💻 ThinkUp! with i-Ready
With our merger with Curriculum Associates, ThinkUp! is now available in the i-Ready Connect platform—along with more great resources to support standards mastery. But where do you begin?
First Things First. Has your campus completed a Kick-Off Call? Give your campus leaders a friendly reminder to schedule this call with your Customer Success Manager. We want to make sure you get off to a strong start...and soon!
👉 If you are a campus leader, connect with your CSM here.
Registration. Has your campus/district registered in the i-Ready Connect platform yet? Check with your administrator on your registration status + connect with your CSM for help.
Login. Already registered? If you have a username + password, login to i-Ready Connect here. If your district uses a Single Sign On service, log in through your service's dashboard.
Getting Started. Want to get familiar with i-Ready and learn how to navigate the system? Take a tour of i-Ready to see all it has to offer. Or lean basic navigation do you can get in and get started: Admin Navigation | Teacher Navigation
i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment. If your campus' purchase includes i-Ready Assessment, learn how to leverage the Diagnostic Assessment to get good data on current student levels and performance, as well as resources to support student growth. Use this kit to help you get started: Admin Kit | Teacher Kit