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Take a look at how Minarets High School staff profiling their curricular and instructional profiles showcasing their use of standards in the 21st century.

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    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets High School Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets High School Curricular and Instructional Profiles Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets High School Curricular and Instructional Profiles take a look how our teachers are meeting standards and using 21st century resources Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • English Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Jon Corippo Key Standards: Literary & Word Analysis, Grammar Key Curriculum and Resources: and Mechanics of Writing •!Compare and contrast the presentation of a similar theme or topic across genres • Students apply their knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words • Identify and correctly use clauses (e.g., main and subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, and participial), and mechanics of punctuation (e.g., semicolons, colons, ellipses, hyphens). Key Eng/Comm Projects This Year: Lunsford's Top 20 Grammar Errors, The Raven, Animal Farm, Literary Key Programs and Tech Tools in Eng/Comm: Device videos, Latin Roots Presos, Lord of the Flies Projects and Presos, English Professional Brochures, Personal Yearbook Pages Highlights from Student Surveys: Rate your success in this class Current Favorite Educational Quote: "Until the teacher and student are of one mind, the teacher is hammering cold iron." -Anon Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: Rate the teacher's To maximize my English Communications students' skills in knowledge of the subject comprehension, writing and grammar; preparing them to perform better in any class as a Junior or Senior. The Literary Devices Videos, Top 20 Grammar Errors Presentations, Evernote Activities and Lit Studies should be an excellent platform for them to springboard from. Key Student Quotes From This School Year: "I want this class all through high school." "It's been fun! One of the better(best) English classes I've been in. I've ended up straightening out kinks I previously had, and improved my writing ability in general" "I gave you mostly 2s because there is always room for improvement; you are hilarious. "I learned how to write a complex sentence, they're easy now. My spelling has improved. Learning English can be fun with the right teacher." Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • English Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Jamie Smith English Communication Arts 9 &10 http://teachersmithela.wikispaces.com http://minaretsmustangs.ning.com Key Standards: Key Curriculum Reading • Pro-Con.org • Thatquiz.org 1.0 Word Analysis, Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary • Freerice.com • Newspapers in Education Development E-Bee • Ning.com 2.0 Reading Comprehension - Focus on Informational Materials • The Hunger Games • Canadianshakespeare.ca 3.0 Literary Response and Analysis • Shmoop.com • Teachersfirst.com Writing • Nofearshakespeare.com • HSJ.org & The Reynolds 1.0 Writing Strategies • Quizlet.com Foundation/ASNE 2.0 Writing Applications Key English The Raven Professional Key Programs and Tech Tools in English: English Lord of the Flies Brochures Projects This William The Roundup Year: Shakespeare Author Studies Urban Legends Yearbook Character Studies Blogging Romeo & Juliet Lit Rocks Podcast Current Favorite Educational Quote: “The future ainʼt what it used to be.” Yogi Berra Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: • Engage students in activities and projects that address California Content Standards. • Teach the whole child relevant skills and strategies to live a successful and fulfilling life beyond high school. • Create a safe and collaborative classroom Highlights from Student Surveys: community. Column 1 = Students success in English Competitions, Public Publications and Contests: Column 2 = Timely feedback and support from Mrs. Smith • Doodle 4 Google Column 3 = Increased desire to read as a result of class • California Streaming Photography Contest Column 4 = Students who recognize an increase in • Teen Ink Writing Contests vocabulary and writing skills. • The America Library of Poetry 14th Annual Student Poetry Contest • The Roundup @ HSJ.org • Staff and Student Presenters CUE, CVCUE Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “I am better at summarizing, I know how to use ; and :. I know the Latin Roots of some common words now.” Zena “I learned how to write better sentences. I blog better now and I developed better reading skills.” Erik Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Math Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Ryan Hansen Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 absolute-radical-math.wikisapces.com A Key Standards: http://www.cde.ca.gov Key Curriculum Mathematic Content Standards for California •Glencoe McGraw-Hill • Thatquiz.com •California Algebra 1 Standards •Study Island.com • Lessonplanet.com •California Algebra 2 Standards •Quizlet.com • Geometersketchpad Key Programs and Tech Tools in Math: Key Math Projects This Year: •Cell Phone Project •Population Growth and Decay Math • Quadratic Project • Conic Keynotes Personal Educational Quote: Highlights from Student Surveys: "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: To help my students have a greater understanding of the basic concepts of mathematics and to encourage them all to be confident and independent problem solvers. Competitions and Contests: Minarets First Math Competition Jan. 2010 •Winners: 1st: Luke Dahlin; 2nd: Heather Reichard; 3rd: Zack Carter Second Math Competition March 2010 •Winners: 1st: Daniel Hooker; 2nd: Jack Sanders; 3rd: Daphne Norman Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “I like doing the notes at home and you helping us in class with the problems we don't get.” - Sophia “The whole homework in class thing because if it werenʼt for that i most likely wouldnʼt be doing my homework.” - Kristle “Not giving lectures really helps!!!!” - Anthony Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Math Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Denise Alvarez Algebra AB/CD, Algebra 1 & Geometry http://mathalvarez.wikispaces.com Key Standards: http://www.cde.ca.gov Key Curriculum Mathematic Content Standards for California •Glencoe McGraw-Hill • Thatquiz.com •California General Mathematics Standards •Study Island.com • Lessonplanet.com •California Algebra 1 Standards •Quizlet.com • Geometersketchpad •California Geometry Standards Key Programs and Tech Tools in Math: Key Math Projects This Year: • Properties of Real Numbers • Two-D & Three-D Formulas Key Note Math • Cell Phone Project • Quadratic Project • Real-Life Quadratics Project Highlights from Student Surveys: Personal Educational Quote: Always be the best you can be and one day you will realize your are better than you thought you could ever be. Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: To help my students have a greater understanding of the basic concepts of mathematics and to encourage them all to be confident and independent problem solvers. Outstanding Poor Competitions and Contests: • Students rate their success in math Minarets First Math Competition Jan. 2010 • Students rate their class participation •Winners: 1st: Luke Dahlin; 2nd: Heather • Students rate my success as their teacher Reichard; 3rd: Zack Carter Second Math Competition March 2010 80% of students say their understanding of the •Winners: 1st: Daniel Hooker; 2nd: Jack math concepts has improved since the Sanders; 3rd: Daphne Norman beginning of the school year. Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “I am so excited because I really understand the Quadratic Formula.” - Effie “Even though I still don’t like math, I try because I like my math teacher.” - Amber “I am actually having fun in math class, because I understand it now.” - Sarah “Last year I didn’t understand anything, but this year you have helped me understand and it feels good.” - Craig Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Ag Science Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Austin Large Agriculture Earth Science/Agriculture Chemistry http://agatlarge.wikispaces.com Key Standards: Key Curriculum http://www.cde.ca.gov •CK-12 OpenSource Text Mathematic Content Standards for California •StudyIsland.com •California Grades Nine through Twelve •Ag Earth Science Lab Manual Science Standards •EduSoft •California Earth Sciences Standards Key Programs and Tech Tools in Ag Science: •California Chemistry Standards •California Career Technical Education Ag Standards •Agriscience Career Pathway Standards Key Ag Science Projects This Year: •Hands on Labs •Volcano Construction and Eruption •Chemistry Keynotes and Videos •Astronomy Wiki Project Personal Educational Quote: •Alternative Energy Presentations “Education is for improving the lives of others, and leaving the community and world better than you Highlights from Student Surveys: found it.” - Marion Wright Edleman Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: To help my students have a greater understanding of the basic concepts in science, as well as the agriculture industry. By the time students complete an Science Ag Science, they should not only have mastery of the standards, but an understanding about how they influence agriculture. Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “This class is AWESOME!” - Nathaniel Roller “Thank you for being so interactive. Your attitude helps a lot when it comes to Science.” - Dee Reimer “Honestly, this is one of my favorite classes.” - Sarah Bradshaw “This is a LOT better than my old school. I understand things more now!” - Sarah Goodfellow “Awesome!” - Cheryl Brost “This was a great year!” - Cayla Bordwine “This class is one that everyone should pass.” - D.J. Nabors Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Ag Science Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Kristann Silkwood Mattes Integrated Agriculture Biology, Ag Science and Ornamental Horticulture http://mattesmagic.wikispaces.com Key Standards: Key Curriculum http://www.cde.ca.gov •Prentice Hall Biology Text Science Content Standards for California •StudyIsland.com •California Grades Nine through Twelve •Ag Biology Lab Manual Science Standards •EduSoft/Discovery Streaming/Adaptive Cur. •California Biology Standards Key Programs and Tech Tools in Ag Science: •California Career Technical Education Standards •Agriscience Career Pathway Standards Ag Key Ag Science Projects This Year: •Hands on Labs •DNA Construction •Genetic Engineering Podcasts •Cell Model Construction Personal Quote: •Cell Videos “You can be what you want to be, You can do what you want to do, and there is nothing that’s to difficult Highlights from Student Surveys: or impossible for you. The stars are just a step away the thing you would achieve are at your very fingertips if you will just believe” Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: Science To give each student an understanding of science and how it fits into agriculture and the real world. To provide a variety of learning modalities to insure each student will be able to grasp the concepts necessary for true understanding. To make science relevant. Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “The Labs and activities really help me understand.” - Breanna Cairns “The class is successful if I’m learning and having fun.” - Daphne Norman “I enjoyed most the podcast on genetic engineering.” - Craig Talbot “More breeding......................yeah!!!” Paul LaSpada Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Scott Lewis Geography, World History, IT http://coachlewis559.wikispaces.com Key Standards: Key Curriculum 10.5 Students analyze the causes and course of the • Wikipedia • Thatquiz.org First World War. • Histroychannel.com • hippocampus.org 10.8 Students analyze the causes and consequences of • playinghistory.org • Google Earth World War II • Shmoop.com • voicethread.com 10.9 Students analyze the international developments • activehistory.com • vimeo.com in the post-World World War II world. • uccp.org • scratch Key Projects This Year: Fall of Rome Video WWI highlight video Key Programs and Tech Tools in Math: Geography Google Earth tour IT Training Video IT WIFI campus map imovie 09 wikispaces internet Current Favorite Educational Quote: "Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." -- John Cotton Dana Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: Engage students in authentic projects that address California Content Standards. Teach real world skills for successful life outside of the classroom. Create a collaborative classroom. Competitions and Contests: America: The Story of US iPad presentation Iron Chef presentation Powerpoint-Karaoke Key Student Quotes From This School Years: We are able to discuss things a lot with Mr. Lewis and other classmates rather than reading it straight out of a textbook. -Jessie [I like] the fact that we can watch history videos, that Lewis answers all [our] questions and how fun the class is”-Ashley P. Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Scott Lewis Geography, World History, IT http://coachlewis559.wikispaces.com Key Standards: Key Curriculum 10.5 Students analyze the causes and course of the • Wikipedia • Thatquiz.org First World War. • Histroychannel.com • hippocampus.org 10.8 Students analyze the causes and consequences of • playinghistory.org • Google Earth • voicethread.com Social World War II • Shmoop.com 10.9 Students analyze the international developments • activehistory.com • vimeo.com in the post-World World War II world. • uccp.org • scratch Key Projects This Year: Fall of Rome Video WWI highlight video Key Programs and Tech Tools in Math: Geography Google Earth tour IT Training Video IT WIFI campus map imovie 09 wikispaces internet Current Favorite Educational Quote: Science "Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." -- John Cotton Dana Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: Engage students in authentic projects that address California Content Standards. Teach real world skills for successful life outside of the classroom. Create a collaborative classroom. Competitions and Contests: America: The Story of US iPad presentation Iron Chef presentation Powerpoint-Karaoke Key Student Quotes From This School Years: We are able to discuss things a lot with Mr. Lewis and other classmates rather than reading it straight out of a textbook. -Jessie [I like] the fact that we can watch history videos, that Lewis answers all [our] questions and how fun the class is”-Ashley P. Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Spanish Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Marjorie Berry Spanish I and II http://sraberryspanish.wikispaces.com/ http://mhsstudent.wikispaces.com/senora_berry Tech Tools Used for Learning Languages: Apple Keynote - for cultural presentations, iTunes - for podcasting, music appreciation & illustrated vocabulary with voiceovers, cultural awareness country reports On-line Textbook - Realidades for guidance Google Forms - for warm-up/review, quizzes, Prentice Hall Software: Teacher Express, polls Presentation Express iMovie & PhotoBooth- for audio/video projects Wordmonkey.info: Translator Favorite Websites: •BBC World Languages Interactive programs •DoInk: drawing animated cartoons “Spanish Steps,” “La Vida Loca,” “Cool •The Fresno Bee: Vida en la Valle Spanish Spanish •PurposeGames: maps •Colby.edu Spanish Language & Culture: •Quia: vocabulary games literature, poetry & music •Quizlet: flash card •ClassTools.net: stopwatch, random Favorite search engine: name picker, animated book, venn diagram Favorite Educational Quotes: “There is no teaching, only learning.” Source unknown “Learning and laughter go hand-in- hand... “ Diana Loomans The Laughing Classroom “To give encouragement, to impart sympathy, to show interest, to banish fear, to build self confidence and awaken hope ... is to render the most precious service.” Quoted in First Things First, by Stephen Covey Projects ’09-10 Curricular and Instructional Goals: Podcasts & Videos Keynotes To make learning Spanish fun, to discover The New Student Me Gusta new cultures and for students to be so sure of Weather Reports Mi Horario themselves that they actually use what they Country Visits PSAs learn. Taxi Rides Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Special Ed Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile GeGe Drozen Special Day Class English 9 & Pre-Algebra 9 http://drozensclass.wikispaces.com Key Curriculum Key Standards: •Holt California - Algebra Readiness All 9th grade English Standards Vol. 1-4 All Pre-Algebra Standards •Cengage Learning English Resources including Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, PROJECTS THIS YEAR Drama, Nonfiction Special •GoAnimate used to teach math concepts Key Programs and Tech Tools •Prezi used to teach new vocabulary •Keynote used for research projects •IMOVIE used for character analysis •GoogleDocs used for writing Websites and Programs Used This Year: Current Favorite Educational Quote: •Thatquiz.com " We are not all born with equal talent but we •Quizlet.com should all be given equal opportunity to •Math Evolver develop our talent."--- John F. Kennedy •Shmoop.com Ed •GoAnimate.com •Prezi.com •Keynote Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: •Bitstrips.com • Address all IEP goals and student needs in •Imovie the classroom. •Numbers • Continue to engage students in lessons •ReadWriteThink.org and projects that address California •E-Bee Content Standards. •Brainpop.com • Inspire special needs students to step out of their comfort zone and dare to be •Englishexercises.org excellent because they have discovered •any many,many, more... they can. Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “For the first time, I really like reading.” -Tyler “I love math now because I am enjoying it.” -Nathan Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Jay Smoljan Physical Education Health http://extremphysicaleducation.wikispaces.com Key Curriculum Key Standards: •Discovery Education California 9-12 P.E. Standards •Holt Online Textbook California 9-12 Health Standards •National Association of Sports and Physical Education PROJECTS THIS YEAR •Extreme Physical Education Showcase •Disaster Relief Health Class Showcase Key Programs and Tech Tools •P.E. Electronic Portfolios •Anti Drug Use Commercials •Health Infomercials Websites and Programs Used This Year: Current Favorite Educational Quote: •Discovery Education “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school” •NASPE Albert Einstein •Vimeo •Photo Booth •IMovie Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: •IPhoto • Continue to modify instructional approaches that will address the need of each student. • Continue to address the approach that the skills for lifelong fitness need to be taught. • Inspire my students to embrace the use of technology in our P.E. classes. Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “P.E is an amazing class that really brings out the best in us.” “I used to hate p.E., but now it is my favorite class.” “I Like how interesting Mr. Smoljan makes our health class.” Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Jay Smoljan Physical Education Health http://extremphysicaleducation.wikispaces.com Key Curriculum Key Standards: •Discovery Education California 9-12 P.E. Standards •Holt Online Textbook California 9-12 Health Standards •National Association of Sports and Physical Education PE PROJECTS THIS YEAR •Extreme Physical Education Showcase •Disaster Relief Health Class Showcase Key Programs and Tech Tools •P.E. Electronic Portfolios •Anti Drug Use Commercials •Health Infomercials Websites and Programs Used This Year: Current Favorite Educational Quote: •Discovery Education “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school” •NASPE & Health Albert Einstein •Vimeo •Photo Booth •IMovie Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: •IPhoto • Continue to modify instructional approaches that will address the need of each student. • Continue to address the approach that the skills for lifelong fitness need to be taught. • Inspire my students to embrace the use of technology in our P.E. classes. Key Student Quotes From This School Year: “P.E is an amazing class that really brings out the best in us.” “I used to hate p.E., but now it is my favorite class.” “I Like how interesting Mr. Smoljan makes our health class.” Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Music Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile ________________ Bill Samuelson Curriculum Used: Easy to Medium Jazz Band and Percussion Literature SATB Vocal Literature Beginning to Medium Classical Guitar Literature Instructional Goals: Projects Completed this Year: For students to understand the fundamentals of Pitch, Rhythm, Articulation, Dynamics, Intonation, * School Jam Songwriting Type Tempo, Phrasing, Blend, Balance, Breath Support Contest to and Attitude and to apply these principles through * Madera County Teacher musical performance. Awards performance: Jazz Music Band enter text * Madera County Teacher Awards performance: Vocal Ensemble * CMEA Choir Festival * CMEA Jazz Festival * Disney Performing Arts participation: Combined Middle School and High School Choirs * Winter Concert and School Assemblies * ʻStang Fest Rock Concert by Guitar Class and special guests * Madera County Crystal Tower Awards Courses Offered: performance: Vocal Ensemble Guitar One * Ernaʼs Elderberry House performance: Guitar Two/ Recording Vocal Ensemble Choir * Various School Open Houses and Jazz Band/ Percussion Dedication Ceremonies: Jazz Band, Percussion, Courses to be Added Choir Next Year: Concert Band Beginning Band Advanced Music Production Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Art Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile Carol Gordon Art I & II http://minaretsart.wikispaces.com Key Standards: Key Curriculum (Texts, Websites, Resources, etc.): 2.0 Students apply artistic processes and skills using a The new Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in ! by Betty Edwards original works of art. 2.4 Design and create an expressive figurative ART in Focus, 5th Edition, by Gene A. Mittler sculpture. 2.6 Use perspective in an original work of art to create Key Programs and Tech tools in Art: a real or imaginary scene. Key Art Projects This Year: Jackson Pollock Party, 4’ Paper Mache Characters, Extreme Perspective Drawing w/ Art Ink, Digital Drawing, Painting Vermeer’s Chiaroscuro, Pandplastermask, jewelry and watercolor. Highlights from Student Surveys: Current Favorite Educational Quote: “An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.” - Anatole France Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: To guide students to experience a variety of art media, vocabulary, history, techniques, and to be able to express themselves through art. ! Competitions and Contests: Madera/Chowchilla County Fair Various On-Line Art Contests Key Student Quotes From This School Years: “Art is fantabulous. I love all forms of art,” said. Katy Prather. “I love making paper mache figures out of garbage,” said Cayla Brodwine. “I didn’t know that I could draw eyes so well,” said Danielle Reimer. “I love the way that pointillism works,” said Cheyenne Mangan. Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Media Production Sunday, May 2, 2010
    • Minarets Curricular and Instructional Profile ! ! ! ! Jon Corippo Key Standards: Key Curriculum and Resources: •!Analyze the way in which technical design (e.g., color theory, lighting, graphics, typography, posters, sound, costumes, makeup) contributes to a performance or presentation. •!Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation. • Use technology to create a variety of audio, visual, written, and electronic products and presentation • Evaluate the structural elements of the plot (e.g., subplots, parallel episodes, climax), the plot’s development, and the way in which Key Programs and Tech Tools in Media: conflicts are (or are not) addressed and resolved. Key Video Projects This Year: Media "Night of the Mustangs", "The Classroom", "Minarets Milkquarious", "The Weekly Show", "Stang Fest 2010", "Ghost Lab", "Video Yearbook", "Minarets TNT", Digital Signage, Community Service Projects Highlights from Student Surveys: Rate your Success in this class (all periods) Current Favorite Educational Quote: "Until the teacher and student are of Production one mind, the teacher is hammering cold iron." -Anon Current Curricular and Instructional Goals: More technically advanced, continuously higher quality video projects for MHS Freshman and Sophomores Rate the class content (all periods) Competitions and Contests: Key Student Quotes From This School Year: "This is a straight-up great class all-around. It's just a class where you *make stuff* which is great..And now we have a show, which is effectively a portal to get your stuff some views." "I've learned numerous things in this class! I've learned the workings of a camera, how to film certain obejcts/people, and what Corippo expects in this class." "I have improved my timing skills, my leadership skills, and my video making skills. =) I LooooovE This CLASSSSSS!!!!!!!" "My video skills have skyrocketed through the semester, too much to say. Lots of insignificant improvements, lots of larger ones." Sunday, May 2, 2010