MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of April 15, 2020

Covid-19 Updates for Districts

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Laptop Opportunity for AP Computer Science Students is working with Amazon and the College Board to help ensure students who need laptops at home can finish their AP computer science course and take the exam this year. Students can register at Availability is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. They can use it for the AP exam and keep it afterwards – it’s their laptop to inspire ongoing learning. More information from Amazon can be found at the Amazon AP CS Blog. 

Free SERP Resources Available to Download

  • SERP- Literacy for Secondary Students (Grades 6th – 12th)
    Word Generation emphasizes 21st century learning goals, such as using academic language, developing an argument, reasoning analytically, reading to find evidence, reviewing data, discussing various perspectives, engaging in debate, and expressing well-reasoned positions in writing.
  • SERP- Algebra & Math by Example (Grades 6th – 8th)
    Students analyze and explain correctly and incorrectly worked examples targeting common errors in math and then work on similar problems on their own.
  • SERP- Math Posters (Grades 6th – 7th)
    Students work on complex, open-ended problems that encourage creating and comparing multiple representations.
  • SERP- Science Generation (Grades 6th – 8th)
    SciGen covers a variety of science topics, including cells, energy, environment, matter, and more. The “dashboard” is full of interactive media.
  • SERP- Social Studies Generation (Grades 6-8th)
    Social Studies Generation (SoGen) is comprised of three six-week sequences around topics commonly included in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade social studies content standards. These curricular materials can be used in place of the standard curriculum materials, or as a supplement. They provide opportunities to read, write, discuss, and build arguments about central concepts in social studies.