Welcome to the Academics Page
Below are the Pacing Guides for School Year 2020-2021. This page is currently under construction (July 13, 2020).
Lesson Plan Template with Functions            
Istation Resources            
ELA: Kindergarten            
ELA: Grade 1            
ELA: Grade 2            
ELA: Grade 3            
ELA: Grade 4            
ELA: Grade 5            
ELA: Grade 6            
ELA: Grade 7            
ELA: Grade 8            
ELA: Grade 9            
ELA: Grade 10            
ELA: Grade 11            
ELA: Grade 12            
Math: Kindergarten            
Math: Grade 1            
Math: Grade 2            
Math: Grade 3            
Math: Grade 4            
Math: Grade 5            
Math: Grade 6            
Math: Grade 7            
Math: Grade 8            
Math: Grade 9            
Math: Grade 10            
Math: Grade 11            
Math: Grade 12            
Science: Grade 6             
Science: Grade 7            
Science: Grade 8            
Science: Grade 9            
Science: Grade 10            
Science: Grade 11            
Science: Grade 12            
Social Studies: Grade 6            
Social Studies: Grade 7            
Social Studies: Grade 8            
Social Studies: Grade 9            
Social Studies: Grade 10            
Social Studies: Grade 11            
Social Studies: Grade 12            

Important Academics Information

***Links for Families and Educators

  • Amazing Educational Resources: A list of educational companies offering free educational subscriptions due to school closings.
  • Brainpop.com: A resource that allows students and teachers to be involved in the learning process. CCSD already uses this great tool.
  • Edgenuity.com: Students can use Edgenuity for their credit recovery classes.
  • Greatminds.org/math: Great Minds offers the Eureka Math curriculum as PDF downloads for free. The curriculum is accompanied by a selection of instructional materials and support resources for teachers at no additional cost.
  • Istation.com: Students in grades K-8 can still use iStation for ELA and Math during the closure.
  • Scholastic.com/support/learnathome: Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans, called “Scholastic Learn At Home.” It allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.

Contact Academics

Kassy Lopez, Ph.D., Instructional Coordinator
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20177  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Judy Geisinger, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20178  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bobby Sutherland, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20179  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. Sam Eckhart, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of an Academic Coach

  • Develop curriculum, instructional materials, and assessments.
  • Model lessons in classrooms as needed.
  • Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the NM Common Core State Standards and varied assessments, the Framework for Teaching, and data analysis.
  • Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with District initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
  • Create an articulated schedule with building administration.
  • Assist teachers in understanding CCSD mission and core values.
  • Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings.
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.
  • Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.
  • Support teachers by helping with the multiple instructional strategies/processes during planning times.
  • Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success.
  • Develop staff members’ knowledge and skills through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
  • Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
  • Assist in devising and implementing a district-wide assessment system to chart student achievement.
  • Support teachers in providing intensive ELL strategies, at all levels of proficiency, to meet the instructional needs of identified students, as required by State and Federal mandates.
  • Attend all District professional development trainings related to the position of Instructional Coach.
  • Remain current best instructional practices by attending professional conferences, events, workshops, webinar's, and educational book studies as required.
  • Align work time to goals and objectives of the district school improvement plan.
  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines, and local, state and federal laws.
  • Perform additional job responsibilities as assigned.

Speech and Language Links

YouTube is one of my most utilized speech therapy resources. I love that it is free, and new content is always being added. YouTube allows me to plan no prep/low prep therapy and to cover a lot of different goals. Here are some of my favorite YouTube channels: