Welcome to engageAUSL

Our site is intended to bring common planning tools in a simple interface so teachers can spend less time searching for resources and more time differentiating lessons and meeting individual students’ needs.

The AUSL Teaching and Learning Team carefully considered the following when designing the curriculum maps, pacing guides, biweekly assessments, and implementation guides:

  • Common Core standards & instructional shifts
  • Major works of each grade
  • ANet SAS
  • CPS calendar
  • Classroom culture & climate

Additionally, when possible, weekly flex days were included to ensure teachers have opportunities to be responsive to student needs.

We are constantly working to enhance your experience and the content on engageAUSL and as such, we welcome your feedback.

Sign Up Today for the Science PD Series

We are excited to announce the SY17-18 Science PD Series! The goal of these quarterly PDs is to continue to build on the work we began during our August Summer Science Institute (SSI). [Note: SSI is NOT a prerequisite--all AUSL staff are welcome to register!]

  • Take a deep dive into one of the following key areas of science teaching: breakout groups (participants will continue to meet with their chosen group each quarter).
  • Co-plan (in grade teams) an NGSS science unit in advance of each quarter.
  • Network, share successes, and troubleshoot challenges with colleagues from across AUSL.

At each session, participants will receive CPDUs and a $50 Amazon gift card* (to put towards NGSS unit supplies). *Must arrive on time and stay through the entire session to receive gift card.

Pizza dinner will be provided.

For more details and to RSVP, visit our Science PD page

Professional Learning: The Counselor Brain Exchange

AUSL is proud to offer new quarterly professional development events for our counselors and Success Coordinators!

We are calling these new events the "Brain Exchange", as almost all of the presentations at these PDs will be delivered by your peers from across the AUSL network, and there will be a chance to collaborate and share best practices.

The first event in this PD series will take place on Tuesday, October 17 from 4:30-7:00pm at Collins Academy. Dinner will be provided and you will be paid for your time.

Topics to be covered (more detailed descriptions in the RSVP survey):

  • Career and college readiness in the middle grades
  • Developing mentoring and PenPal writing programs
  • Time saving tools for counselors, like batch uploading in Naviance
  • Presentation from LINK Unlimited, a Chicago based program that supports their scholars from the summer after 8th grade through college graduation
  • Time to connect with counselors and teachers from across the network who are engaged in this same work

Please RSVP here by October 6th. If you have any teachers who might be interested, please share this link with them as well.

AUSL Professional Learning Calendar