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Classroom Management: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teachers

ESI Resources

ESI 2015 and older

Questions? Please contact Laura Jurgensen at or (785) 296-5522.

Google Resources

Cloud Lab for Teachers – The CloudLab -- a project of New Visions for Public Schools -- is dedicated to tooling-up educators and school leaders with free, flexible building blocks for the redesign of teaching and learning, and to incubating and spreading breakthrough tools and practices for the highest needs schools.  Our team works in close design and capacity-building relationships with the leadership and staff in over 200 NYC public high-schools, allowing us to bring valuable insights, direct access to schools, and technical skills to bear in the development of solutions that land.

  • Google Apps Introduction – We use the Google Apps for Education platform to build all of our tools because it is free and easy to use.  These resources will introduce you to using this platform.
  • Google Classroom Google Classroom has served as an amazing starting point allowing teachers to easily distribute and collect student assignments.  The resources below feature initial set up support for using this app with your students.  
  • Easily Attach Rubrics  Goobric has come to rescue teachers from the dreaded task of using rubrics to assess student work and give in-depth feedback for improvement and revision.  This interactive rubric can be forever attached to student assignments minimizing risk of loss and enhancing the revision process.
  • Digitize Assignment Differentiation Many classroom teachers spend most of the day chasing after paper from their students.  Whether it’s differentiating the distribution and assessment of assignments, or collecting assignments and storing student data, Doctopus has come to serve as a virtual assistant to help you “Revolutionize Your Workflow!”
  • Capture and Send Student Feedback  Use the docAppender Add-On to create a system which allows you to easily submit a Google Form that attaches submissions to specific student docs based on the student name.  This can be helpful if you are giving students feedback while they are presenting or having students give each other feedback.  
  • Create Student Progress Reports The Autocrat Add-On will allow you to easily create merged documents that will merge items into individual documents based on what has been inserted from a spreadsheet cell.  You can imagine having student name and scores get easily merged into individual documents for progress report creation. 
  • Manage Student Portfolios Longing to create student portfolios but unsure how to manage it? Use siteMaestro to easily manage and support digital portfolios for all of your students. 
  • Create Formative Assessments Use Google Forms to quickly receive formative student feedback. 

JSH Thermostat User Guide (PDF)

A user guide for understanding how to use the room thermostats at the Junior-Senior High School.

Licensure Application Forms Online

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation has taken the next step towards a paperless application system in launching a new group of application forms as online forms.    

  • Go to the License Applications Page on the agency website for the list of application forms 
  • Click on the link beside the appropriate form “Review Requirements and Access Form 
    • Instructions are provided.
  • Some of the forms will require the district to complete an online verification of assignment information, experience, and/or mentoring.
  • Application forms converted to online include Form 21 – Upgrade of the Initial license to a Professional license; Form 22 – Adding a teaching Endorsement based on testing; all Emergency substitute applications.





Accident & Injury Report Forms

Accident Reporting Procedures - Employee Only (PDF)

Injury Report Form - Employee Injury Only (PDF) - to be completed by an employee who is injured carrying out job duties.  377 Staff injured on the job are required to complete an injury report form and file it with their immediate supervisor.

Injury Report Form - Student Injury Only (Word) - Student Injury/Accident Reporting Procedures  (to be used for athletics as well):  

  • USD 377 school staff (i.e. teacher, office staff, or nurse) must complete a Student Accident / Injury Report Form on each injury that takes place while a student is under the jurisdiction of the school. 
  • This form is to be completed immediately following the occurrence of any athletic/student injury that is severe enough to (a) cause the loss of one-half day or more of school, or (b) warrant medical attention (i.e. M.D., E.R., etc.).

Greenbush PDP Toolbox Information and Support Services
(Click here to go to the PDC Homepage)

​What Is the PDP Toolbox?

The Professional Development Planner meets school and district needs by:

  • Housing your professional development plans
  • Coordinating and documenting professional learning
  • Warehousing and streamlining the documentation and validation process for re-certification points

The PDP aligns with and implements Kansas Licensure Renewal Regulations (91-1-205 and 91-1-206) and Kansas Staff Development Opportunities Act Regulations (91-1-215 through 91-1-219).

As a learning professional you may add your own goals, request professional learning opportunities, and request your own professional development points. You will receive alerts to your regular e-mail account when you need to interact with the PDP Toolbox for staff development notifications.

Members of PDC - Mandi McMillan, Stutesman, Carol Oliver, Amanda Hughes, Joshua Snyder, Angie Kimmi, Joyce Thompson, Cy Wallisch (Admin Appointed)

Leave of Absence & Sick Leave Bank Resources

Sick Leave / Personal Leave Form - to be used for advance notification of medical or personal leave.  You do not have to complete this form for sick leave called in on the day of the absence - your supervisor will do that.

Sick Leave Bank Request Form (Google) - This form is for those employees who participate in the Sick Leave Bank and need to request days from the Bank.

Sick Leave Bank Notes

Participation shall be voluntary. Those who choose to participate shall contribute one (1) day of their accumulated sick leave to the bank at the beginning of their period of participation.

A committee of eight (four teachers K-3 (1), G4-6 (1), G7-8 (1), G9-12 (1), three classified, and a building principal) shall grant or deny any request made to the sick leave bank for sick leave days. Requests for sick leave days should be made to the sick leave bank administrator.

Employees may enroll in the sick leave bank at the beginning of each contract year but must submit the appropriate form by October 1. Any employee on duty from the beginning of the contract year desiring to enroll after October 1 must wait until the following year. Employees hired after the beginning of the contract year who desire to enroll must do so within thirty (30) calendar days after their first day at work or by October 1 of the current contract year, whichever is later.

Only participating employees are eligible to draw from the bank. Each person, before using the bank, shall deplete his or her accumulated sick leave.

Employees shall not be allowed to withdraw days from the sick leave bank for any days for which workers' compensation benefits are received.

In order for a staff member to participate in the employee/family sick leave bank, he or she must donate one day of sick leave at the beginning of each school year.

Sick bank leave may be requested by the employee for illness, injury, or death in the immediate family (Re: ARTICLE III, I). The central office shall maintain records of sick bank use.

Requests must be accompanied by physician’s statement and indicate estimated number of sick days requested.

A staff member upon retirement may donate two days to the sick leave bank.

Decisions approved by the majority of the committee are final. The committee members shall use the following criteria in administering the bank and rendering their decision.

  • Medical evidence of serious illness
  • Employee has used all accumulative leave days
  • History of use of sick leave during the year


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