Happy October! 🎃
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
Over the next few months, we will be transitioning from Mentoring Minds branding to Curriculum Associates branding as we continue to integrate our companies. You'll continue to receive the same content and information you depend on, but it might have a different name on it. Don't worry, we'll keep you updated as we anticipate changes so you can be prepared and still find what you need.
📝 Training + Webinars
Check out last month's content webinar Looking for Rigor in All the 'Right' Places presented by Dr. Karin Hess—now available on demand.
Don't miss our October webinar—From Micro to Macro: Strategies to Support Writing Growth in English Learners. In this webinar Kelsins Santos of Tyler ISD, will show you how to use and apply hybrid tools to provide equitable and effective writing strategies for continual growth … in easy and accessible ways!
📚 Support Resources
Did you know we provide examples of how you can work ThinkUp! into your lesson plans? Download our lesson plan guides for a suggested plan to work ThinkUp! into your instructional week. Use the plan as is, or adapt to fit your own classroom needs.
👩🏫 Bonus Content + Teacher Tips
Check out October's Activity of the Month! This month, we're celebrating Random Acts of Poetry by combining the Communicate trait with the study of poetry. Download this engaging lesson to teach your students about kindness through poetry.
Tips to Boost Student Engagement: Who doesn't get revved up about a new vehicle? 🚗💨 Sometimes, refreshing student engagement is as easy as using a new tool for the same learning journey! Common Sense Media offers a hefty ranked list of EdTech tools for your browsing pleasure. Increase student choice/voice by including them in the decision making process.
💻 ThinkUp! + i-Ready
To further support ThinkUp! with i-Ready users, we are hosting a series of free webinars around utilizing i-Ready, Teacher Toolbox, and i-Ready Standards Mastery in conjunction with ThinkUp! Register for sessions here.
Do you get questions from parents and guardians about using the i-Ready Connect platform? That's what our Family Center is for! The i-Ready Central Family Center provides information, resources, and FAQs for families to support their child with using i-Ready.