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(By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you'll learn how to integrate Google in your classroom. You can start and stop lessons at any time; we'll track your progress through the course. At the end of this course, you'll be ready to take the exam to become a Google Certified Educator Level 1.)

(This links to Springs Valley Schools' Five-Star Data & Rise Teacher Evaluation web site where each certified staff member with an account can login to view and analyze student assessment data and view his or her RISE evaluation information.)
(This is the link to the Indiana Department of Education's "Learning Connection" web site where certified staff members can login to view student growth data and join Indiana Education Communities for information and communication about different topics.)
(This is the RISE evaluation handbook from the Indiana Department of Education)
(Indiana Department of Education's e-Learning web site)
(ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily.")
Multiple Discipline Resources
(NBC Learn K-12 is a video streaming web site created by NBC from their vast archive of new articles.  The site is designed not only to search for topics, but also to easily find articles using state standards. Indiana has paid the subscription for all Indiana schools to have access to NBC Learn K-12)

(PBS LearningMedia's innovative digital content is designed for educators to engage students and inspire learning.  This site contains videos, interative content, lesson plans, etc.  The content is free, but you must sign up for an account with them.)

I attended a conference 6 years ago that qualified us for free usage of this Cicero program.  The registration is quick and easy.  Once I was logged in, I went to the Standards tab, chose a grade level, subject, and picked Common Core (you can also choose Indiana, but they are not updated to our new ones).  Once there you can choose a specific standard and find several articles WITH questions for your students.  This would be great to go along with our Chunking and Close Reading strategies that we learned about at the beginning of the year.  Keep up the great work, and let me know if you have any questions. - Mr. Wolford
 

This page lists OCW courses and supplemental resources that contain video and/or audio lectures.

Though Youtube is currently blocked for students at Springs Valley, several Youtube channels and videos can be great educational tools for teachers.  This site lists a number of Youtube channels that they recommend for educators.

 
English / Language Arts Resources
Mathemetics Resources

"Sumdog's free educational games motivate your students to practice math and Reading - while you have full control over what they learn." (From the Sumdog web site.)

Science Resources
(Journey and look through the solar system using this 3D simulation from NASA.)

 (An interactive perspecitve of scale from the smallest particle to the largest known universe.)

         (Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado.)

Social Studies Resources
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Fine Arts Resources
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Technology Resources

(Code Academy is an interactive web site that teaches programming skills.)

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.


Life Skills Resources
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    • Administrative Office

      Springs Valley Community Schools
      498 S. Larry Bird Blvd.
      French Lick, IN 47432

      Mr. Tony Whitaker, Superintendent
      Phone: 812-936-9984
      Fax: 812-936-9392

      Jr./Sr. High School

      Springs Valley Jr.-Sr. HS
      326 S. Larry Bird Blvd.
      French Lick, IN 47432

      Mr. Kyle Neukam, Principal
      Phone: 812-936-9984
      Fax: 812-936-9266
    • Elementary

      Springs Valley Elementary
      356 S. Larry Bird Blvd.
      French Lick, IN 47432

      Dr. Trevor Apple, Principal
      Phone: 812-936-9984
      Fax: 812-936-9788

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