Posts made in July, 2014

Flipped Learning: Turning ASD On Its Head

Flipped Learning:  Turning ASD On Its Head

    Principals, assistant principals, and district administrators “flipped” over the District’s annual Administrative Staff Development hosted by Southaven High School on July 23.  While DCS always strives to provide high-quality professional development, this year the District tried a new approach. Instead of offering multiple days of concurrent sessions, DCS took a “flipped” approach.   The “flipped” approach to professional...

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Just Read, DeSoto – District Wide Reading Initiative Announced

Just Read, DeSoto – District Wide Reading Initiative Announced

    “Students will read if we give them the books, the time, and the enthusiastic encouragement to do so…to keep our students reading, we have to let them.” -Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer   Readers: born or made?  It would be our argument that readers are cultivated, nourished, and matured.  The act of reading, in and of itself, is amazingly complex.  To expect that a student would be born with all of the tools needed to be a...

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DCS Curriculum Hosts Parties for Teachers(Learning Parties)

DCS Curriculum Hosts Parties for Teachers(Learning Parties)

Ashley Bynum DeSoto County Schools ELA Title I Specialist   PARCC Parties ELA teachers in grades 3-5 recently attended the PARCC Parties held throughout the month of June at the District Office.  The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the consortium from which our state assessment will be developed, offers many helpful resources to ensure students are prepared for success. The PARCC Parties provided...

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“DeSoto County Schools’ Math Teachers Teaming up with Other Districts”

“DeSoto County Schools’ Math Teachers Teaming up with Other Districts”

by: Michelle Corbin and Chereda Daugherty                Over the summer, teachers from both Clinton and McComb School Districts joined DeSoto County Schools’ math teachers for CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) training at DeSoto Central Middle School.  With the state’s adoption of the new College and Career Readiness Standards and the new PARCC math assessments, districts across the state are gearing up for the change.  DeSoto County...

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DCS welcomes Author Kelly Gallagher

DCS welcomes Author Kelly Gallagher

Lindsey Jones DCS Middle School ELA Specialist Kelly Gallagher Event   What can we be sure to find in Desoto County Schools this school year?  Undoubtedly, we should notice an upsurge of deeper readers and better writers as a result of July’s reading and writing workshop with Kelly Gallagher. Over 100 dedicated elementary, middle, and high school teachers and administrators from across the district attended a one-day workshop with renowned...

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