Teachers / Staff
Synergy Student Information System
Synergy is the software that the district will use for student information, including, attendance, grades, discipline, scheduling, and other data that we need so we can provide our students and families with a caring and collaborative environment.
If you have questions or comments, please send an email to Synergyfaq@lansingschools.net
Synergy - How to Access Shortcuts
This document describes how to access and create shortcuts within Synergy Version 10.
General Survey Guide
How to Take Attendance by Seating Chart
How to Take Attendance by List
How to Take Lunch Counts by Student
How to Take Lunch Count Values
Elementary Report Card Checklist
Elementary Report Card Matrix
GISD Gradebook for Secondary Teachers
Synergy Secondary Report Card Grades and Comments
TeacherVUE - How to Print Elementary Report Cards
The Library of Michigan
Michigan State Library
Michigan State Library Online Card Catalog
Search Multiple Catalogs
Bills of Rights Institute
What is Constitution Day?
Preamble to the Constitution Lesson Plan
Simple Preamble Explanation
Preamble to the Constitution---What is Good Government Anyway?Lesson Plan
The Articles of Confederation Comparison Chart
The Constitution Explained
Background to the passage of the Articles of Confederation
Articles of Confederation Text
The Federalist Papers
The Founding Fathers
Foundations of Freedom DVD
I Signed the Constitution
Launch into Teaching
The LIT (Launch Into Teaching) website provides a framework for helping novices off to a strong start in their teaching career. This "strong start" involves an emphasis on school personnel working together to help a beginning teacher succeed. Within this model, we imagine beginning teachers deeply engaged in their work with the guidance of a mentor teacher
- learning together regarding critical problems of teaching practice;
- receiving coaching to develop greater skill and confidence;
- practicing professional habits of mind related to inquiry into practice, content, and student learning; and
- participating with other beginning teachers and their mentors in a larger community of professional learning.
Within this model the principal provides effective leadership for implementing a strong induction program in the school, understands the needs of beginning teachers and mentor teachers, and creates a school culture that supports collaborative professional learning.
As a result, every beginning teacher feels confident about meeting the challenges of the first years of teaching. Mentor teachers are renewed by their own learning and by their sense of making a contribution to other teachers and to the teaching profession. Principals are satisfied that beginning teachers are receiving effective support for transition to the teaching profession and that students of beginning teachers have strong opportunities for learning.
All these educators have tools and resources easily accessible for these purposes through ASSIST, which supports them in working together in a professional learning community where collaboration becomes the norm of effective educational practice.
The ASSIST project is supported by a partnership with Michigan State University and the Michigan State Board of Education through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Office 365 for Staff
Teachers in the Lansing School District get Office 365 for free, across their personal devices.
Because our district has Office 365, teachers and students now have access to the latest Office applications, across all of their personal devices. Install at Office.com/Teachers
Give your students Office for free at Office for Student
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook included.
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