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Exciting New Professional Growth Opportunities!
Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 11/18/16
From the desk of Niki Reina-Guerra


Please go to this link to see the many new and coming professional growth opportunities here in DJUSD!


New Offerings


To sign up, visit   GoSignMeUp


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Socratic Seminar with Integrated Technology
Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 11/14/16
From the Desk of Dr. Clark Bryant:


This short Digital Hybrid Socratic Seminar clip provides an opportunity for teachers to consider ways to use a Socratic Seminar and integrate technology into that practice.  As indicated on this... Read full story

Bringing the ELD/ELA Standards to Life
Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 11/7/16
From the Desk of Ricardo Perez, Manager of English Learner Services


Are you wondering how you can bridge and bring to life the ELA/ELD standards in the classroom? Then watch this video, featured in the Common Core Channel. This compre... Read full story

Special Education Student Seating
Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 11/4/16
Contribution of: Patrick McGrew, DJUSD Director of Special Education


This is one general education teacher’s take on how to work with students who receive special education services in her class.  Specifically, she is discu... Read full story

Teaching for a Diverse America
Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 11/4/16
Contribution of: Kate Snow, DJUSD Climate Coordinator


Looking for resources to support your teaching in November?  Here is a link to Teaching for a Diverse America, with election-related activities like a StoryCorps clip about tr... Read full story

Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 10/31/16

GAFE (Google Apps for Education) is now called G-Suite!


G Suite is the new name for Google Apps, the company's collective name for its enterprise versions of Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts and other appli... Read full story

Super Chickens
Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 10/31/16
From the desk of Bill Storm:


Last week I happened to catch this episode of TED Radio Hour on the topic of The Meaning of Work. While the TED Talk itself is really good (second link, 15”), the radio program version (first link, 1... Read full story

Visible Learning by John Hattie
Posted by: Marcia Bernard Published: 10/25/16
Contributor: Troy Allen, Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Learning


In thinking about instructional practice and what truly impacts student learning, John Hattie has done high quality research we can all benefit from knowing.&nbs... Read full story

Welcome Back Letter - July 2016
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 7/11/16
I feel honored to greet you as the new superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District to say welcome back to the new school year! I look forward to meeting you and hope you will introduce yourself if you see me out and about at school s... Read full story