7H Day 1 2010 Ms Rocky's Class


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  • I went to ucberkeley where I got my bachelors degree in the Archeology of Sport and became the number 1 private tutor for the UC Berkeley Golden Bears football team. While I was at Berkeley I Taught several courses on pop-culture and the importance of Icons beginning with the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayerand eventually expanding to incorporate all pop culture as tools for learning.
  • 7H Day 1 2010 Ms Rocky's Class

    1. 1. Ms. Rocky<br />Parker School 2010 <br />English & History <br />Middle School Teacher <br />
    2. 2. UC Berkeley<br />
    3. 3. My Life<br />Married to Mr. Dave<br />3 sons- Jake, Dallas & Jude<br />Have 2 Cats- Farrah & Coda (Dexter & Xena)<br />Play Guitar & Sing<br />Theoretical Physics, Hard Sci-Fi Books,<br /> Movies, Music, Cartoon Network shows <br />
    4. 4. My Life<br />Hundreds of “adopted” kids & students <br />NFL, MLB, Olympic Swim Team, WNBA, PGA<br />924 Gilman, Fantasy Records, Tyrannosaurus Recs<br />Many careers:<br />- Theatre Tech - Radio Announcer <br />- Archaeologist - Speech & Debate Coach<br />- College Instructor - Sports Writer <br />
    5. 5. How I Teach<br />I believe...<br />
    6. 6. I believe…<br />…that teaching and learning are Give-&-Take relationships<br />Oftentimes, I have just as much to learn from you as you do from me, and I want to learn!<br />
    7. 7. I believe…<br />…that everything is connected<br />Start from a point that you are already interested in and you can translate that into all aspects of your learning and life.<br />
    8. 8. I believe…<br />…in using all forms of multimedia from books to movies to TV shows to music to video games<br /> The most important thing is to find a launching point for each person’s academic excellence and success in life.<br />
    9. 9. I believe…<br />…books are the foundation for <br /> understanding life.<br />…movies can teach us important lessons.<br />…music can focus our brains.<br />…video games are not always mindless.<br />
    10. 10. I believe…<br />…football is life. I am a football freak.<br />…Cal is the center of the Universe.<br />…strawberry is better than chocolate. <br />…that EVERYONE can dance.<br />…Counting Crows is the best band ever.<br />…in aliens.<br />…in ghosts, vampires & zombies.<br />
    11. 11. I believe…<br />…knowing where we come from is as important as knowing where we want to go.<br />…“none of us is anything until the least of us is something.” (Floyd Little, NFL Hall of Fame Induction Speech, 2010)<br />...in the exceptional, the amazing, and the unexpected.<br />…that wisdom can come from anyone.<br />
    12. 12. Things to know<br />What I expect…<br />
    13. 13. Things to know…<br />…just because an adult said something doesn’t make it right or true. QUESTION ALWAYS.<br />…if you disagree, that’s ok. DO SO WITH EVIDENCE, NOT OPINION.<br />…without students, there is no need for a teacher. TAKE YOUR ROLE HERE SERIOUSLY.<br />…if you cant find a way to have fun doing something, LOOK AT IT ANOTHER WAY.<br />
    14. 14. What I expect…<br />I EXPECT…<br />…you as students to show respectfor:<br />Teachers & Staff<br />Your Peers <br />Yourself <br />by not compromising the class with disruptive behavior. <br />
    15. 15. What I expect…<br />…you to construct and maintain an open discussion and dialogue with me and with your fellow students.<br />…that you will talk to me if you are having problems and let me work a solution out with you.<br />I EXPECT…<br />
    16. 16. What I expect…<br />…that you will learn the rules of my classroom and respect them. <br />…that you will VOICE YOUR OPINIONS, weather it agrees or disagrees with me or anyone else, while showing respect for others.<br />I EXPECT…<br />
    17. 17. Class rules<br />What you can expect…<br />
    18. 18. US & WORLD HISTORY<br />THROUGH THEMES<br />7th GRADE HISTORY<br />
    19. 19. Syllabus<br />Academic Integrity & Honesty / Student Info <br />SIGN & RETURN<br />How to Avoid Plagiarism – KEEP FOR REFERENCE<br />Study Skills Sheet – KEEP FOR REFERENCE<br />Parker School Style Sheet – KEEP FOR REFERENCE<br />Parker School Value Shield <br />POST OVER YOUR DESK AT HOME<br />Package Documents<br />
    20. 20. Course Description:History<br />Critical Reading, Writing, Comprehension and Thinking skills<br />Theme & Time-Frame each Trimester tying together with English <br />Bringing History into focus using Inventions & Innovation as a lens<br />Reinforcement the school wide expectations of Excellence, Integrity, and Compassion<br />Use critical analysis skills to understand, interpret, and tackle <br />Complex moments in History<br />Historical moments in context <br />Global relationships of ideas, people & places<br />Political Concepts<br />Innovative Ideas<br />Multimedia approach to connect with history & link the readings & themes with time frames<br />Movies<br />Television<br />Music<br />Video Games<br />
    21. 21. Keep notes on all readings and lectures<br />Different forms and styles of note taking <br />Various assignments will involve note taking<br />Notes will be checked periodically<br />Note taking is part of class participation<br />Will contribute to the in-class portion of your grade<br />Will contribute to the participation portion of your grade as well.<br />Note Taking<br />
    22. 22. A survey of Global Civilizations <br />Roman Empire to the <br />American Civil War<br /> Timeframe focus on developments from approximately <br />500 BCE to 1865 CE<br />BCE?? CE???<br />Timeframe Focus& Media<br />
    23. 23. Invention & Innovation <br />will be used as a connective lens for each timeframe, area & theme<br />1st Term: Exploration, Expansion & Independence (Excellence)<br />2nd Term: Empires, Waging War & Community (Compassion)<br />3rd Term: Personal Rights, Mobility & Responsibility (Integrity)<br />Theme Focus& Media<br />
    24. 24. Knights Tale<br />Connections I, II, III<br />13th Warrior<br />The Patriot<br />Salem Witch Trials<br />Power of Myth<br />History International<br />Time Raiders<br />Theme Focus& Media<br />
    25. 25. Daily class questions<br />Daily in-class writing assignments<br />WILL NOTleave the classroom<br />IS confidential<br />Read another student’s notebook and there WILL be serious ramifications including but not limited to detention, suspension & expulsion<br />In Class Notebooks<br />
    26. 26. Homework is given for the week on the first day the class meets<br />The majority of homework will be submitted online<br /> Any homework which is due in class will be noted<br />Work Due In-class will be due when stated<br />Online discussion groups are part of homework for this course<br /> Assignments more then 24 hours late will not be accepted online and arrangements must be made with the teacher for any exception<br />Major assignments/projects may span several weeks. <br />Daily homework assignments are posted to the website on Mondays<br />Homework Assignments<br />
    27. 27. Throughout the course of the year extra credit opportunities will be presented and you will be able to take advantage of this provided you have a passing grade already.<br />Extra Credit<br />
    28. 28. Grading will be based on 5 categories as follows :<br />Homework<br />Tests & Quizzes<br />In-Class Writing & Participation<br />Projects<br />Online Discussion Participation<br />GradingPolicies<br />
    29. 29.
    30. 30. Read & Review with your parents<br />Sign & return<br />Fill out the Info Sheet on the back<br />Sign & return<br />Academic Integrity & Honesty<br />
    31. 31. Daily Points are rewards you get for various activities in class. <br />Daily Points are not given for turning in assignments or completing projects<br />Daily Points do not contribute to your grade – they are in addition to assignment grade points<br />1 Daily Point is rewarded for each daily question<br />Those who go above and beyond the assignment parameter may receive additional points<br />In-class writing assignments are not optional and will have an impact on your grade<br />Daily Points…<br />
    32. 32. Once every week you will be able to redeem your Daily Points for various rewards, including: <br />Food items <br />Candy<br />Class coupons <br />“Get Out of One Homework Assignment”<br />“Change Seats to Sit Closer to a Friend”<br />“Choose a Lunchtime Movie”<br />Store redeemable certificates<br />Xbox live or PlayStation network cards<br />Other rewards to be determined<br />Rewards…<br />
    33. 33. Once a month you will have the opportunity to play <br />“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”<br /> in order to earn extra DP <br />You must buy in with 10 DP in order to participate<br />Questions will be a review of the previous weeks lessons along with general knowledge questions<br />Millionaire…<br />
    34. 34. Media Lunch Viewings<br />List &<br />Permission Slip<br />Lunch Movies…<br />
    35. 35. Come to my room any time<br />Lunchtime movies on Tuesday & Thursday<br />Via my email rsperling@parkerschool.net<br />Immediate attention after 4pm <br />Use my Twitter @RockyAtParker<br /> Any questions posted on Twitter will be answered by 9 pm that day<br />Check the twitter page for Assignment Updates, Changes, or Announcements about the class. <br />Email: rsperling@parkerschool.net<br />Twitter:@RockyAtParker<br />Phone: 808-885-7933 ext 127<br />Communication<br />
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