Happy March! ☘
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.
Texas educators have a big change coming to STAAR next school year. But don't worry, ThinkUp! has you covered. All tested grade levels for Math, RLA, and Science are being revised to address the new tech-enhanced questions in a thoughtful way. Contact your Educational Consultant to learn more about our revisions.
Watch our February webinar—Rhythm, Rhyme, Remember: Science Chants and Movements—on-demand to get tips and ideas for encouraging movement and engagement in your Science classroom.
And don't forget to register for our upcoming webinar in March—Inspire Your Math Students to Work for It! —to learn how to restructure your classroom so that students are active participants in their learning and leave your class with tired but full minds.
💡 Develop your students' Create trait with National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day on March 29. This month's Critical Thinking Activity—ThinkUp! A New Startup!—encourages students to support the future of entrepreneurship by using cross-curricular skills to create a startup business plan.
One worthwhile strategy to add to your bag of teacher superpowers is student rubrics! Teachers use rubrics all the time, but building a simple rubric to guide student self-assessment creates a sense of ownership. Simple and powerful! 💥
For Texas and North Carolina users, ThinkUp! is now available as a fillable PDF in the Teacher Toolbox! 📝 These PDFs can be downloaded, printed, or shared via Google Classroom. Login to your Teacher Toolbox to start using this feature.
For Texas users that have paired ThinkUp! with i-Ready, ThinkUp! is now listed as a recommended resource in the Additional Resources section of the i-Ready Student Diagnostic Results report. This convenient feature improves instruction by providing suggestions for which ThinkUp! unit(s) to teach next based on individual student performance.