Monthly Archives: December 2014

Math, Math, and MORE Math!

Lots of work is happening in the area of math learning and instruction.  Here are a few of the highlights: Math Resources for Elementary Parents – On November 19th, approximately 60 elementary parents attended an evening event where they learned about 5 different math models and how teachers are utilizing these models to teach deeper conceptual…

K-12 Science Teachers Travel to Long Beach

Twenty-two teachers and administrators from PUSD traveled to Long Beach to attend the National Science Teachers Association regional conference on December 3-6.  In preparation for transitioning to teaching the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), science teachers attended over 100 sessions to strengthen their science knowledge base and improve their instructional practices. The conference is timely as the 2014-15…

Nationally-Known Sleep Expert Speaks to Students About the Importance of Healthy Sleep, and the Sleep Research Underlying the New Bell Schedule

On November 14, nationally-known sleep expert Dr. Jerold Kram spoke to 250 Piedmont High School and Millennium High School students about the critical importance of getting adequate, healthy sleep.   The student assembly, as well as the parent education program on the same topic held on November 18, were planned in conjunction with the new bell…