Help & Support
Can a district upload units to share in myCore and just leave the lesson creation up to teachers? Can pieces within the shared units be locked so they are mandatory but other sections can still be edited?
Insight values empowering teachers to be great designers of instruction. This tool is not built just to funnel information from a district down to a teacher; it is intended to help teachers master the planning process. The units shared by districts contain lessons, but they are editable by the teacher once brought into their classes. There are some built in safeguards to ensure that essential elements are included.
Can I share my units with friends outside of myCore?
External sharing is possible with permission of the original owner via PDF. There is not a current sharing mechanism by members within the system, but this capability is planned for a future release.
What is the average time it will take to plan a unit or lesson?
The amount of time it will take to plan units and lessons may vary depending upon familiarity with backwards design planning. The time commitment will shorten significantly as members quickly become familiar with the planning process.
Who can view my units, lessons and flags?
Your coach has read-only access to view your unit and lesson plans to offer assistance but the coach cannot view your personal flags or mark flags as resolved. Once you have marked your units/lessons “ready to teach,” school administrators can view them but cannot edit or alter them. Administrators at the district level cannot view your lesson plans.
I created a class and taught several lessons, but now they are not showing up in my classes. Where can I find them?
First check to see if the lessons are in your archived classes. Most teachers choose to archive their classes once they have finished the “rate and reflect” step in myCore. Try searching your unit library or view your archived classes from your dashboard.
How is the fidelity report calculated?
Fidelity is determined as a weighted calculation, set by the myCore District Admin, using the following elements: Percentage of lessons rated; Percentage of units rated; Units marked ready to teach; Units marked taught; Lessons marked ready to teach; Lessons marked taught; and, Profile completeness.
Will administrators know if a teacher adhered to fuzzy feedback suggestions during planning?
If suggestions are not followed, yield signs remain to show where some Bloom’s levels could be changed to be made more or less rigorous depending upon suggested Bloom’s levels. Assigning Bloom’s levels in a group setting can add significant value to the process and is strongly suggested.
Where can I find system requirements to make sure myCore will work on my browser and hardware?
myCore is optimized for most browsers. View the “Browser Requirements & Tech Specifications” section here in the support site to ensure that your system meets basic requirements.
How much training is required for teachers? For district administrators?
There are many intuitive hints and resources in myCore that can lessen the need for a lengthy training session. Still, the suggestion is 4 hours for initial training for all members depending on the training model chosen. Insight holds expertise in teacher effectiveness training that can be employed as a “train-the-trainer” model available as a premium service.