Q&A: Assessments in Literacy
Assessments in literacy are vital to determining a student's skill level regarding specific concept areas. Literacy-focused assessments take on multiple flavors, but the newest literacy-focused assessments in Blue Valley are screening assessments that provide teachers with information to help identify students' needs.
Passionate readers, authentic writers: Inside Blue Valley's English Language Arts program
The district’s 6-12 ELA program through the years has morphed to meet state curriculum standards. But Blue Valley has also set parameters and two-fold goals for the program — students will leave as passionate writers and authentic readers.
‘An exemplary educator in every classroom:’ Blue Valley’s Mentoring program uncovers new educators’ strengths, develops compassionate teachers
The Blue Valley Mentoring program, a two-year program focused on relational learning and personalized mentoring support, is meant to uncover teachers’ strengths and develop reflective, compassionate and emotionally resilient educators.
Blue Valley’s flexible learning environments create new learning opportunities, collaboration for students and teachers
FLEs create spaces for various learning opportunities, from individual and small group to large group work. The design of FLEs creates opportunities for nimble learning and student learning configurations with more teacher supervision.
Heart of the school: Blue Valley libraries vital to student success, well-being and collaboration
Many of Blue Valley’s libraries serve as the heart of the school, not just in location but in the services they provide to students.