Teams get together to plan for the 9 weeks and complete their team’s TEAMplate. The TEAMplate is then sent to the school’s Instructional Facilitator to be uploaded to the county’s webpage where it is warehoused along with all of the others from the county.
The IF emails the OE teachers a copy of each team’s TEAMplate. The OE teachers look at what will be taught that 9 weeks in the core classes and plan their complementary units of study. Those teachers email their topics to the Instructional Facilitator who puts the information into the document.
Over the summer teachers throughout the county met in content groups and worked on Common Core content. This is what the social studies group came up with which includes possible concepts, essential questions, and possible topics. We decided as a group that instead of dictating the order in which these should be taught, this decision would be left up to the individual schools or content teachers.
Most of us are used to teaching chronologically when it comes to social studies or history, so my two other social studies teachers and I decided to teach chronologically within each theme. I have enjoyed teaching thematically because when my students and I move to different themes, the students often make connections with things we have learned previously. Eventually, this will will lead to a more cohesive vertical and horizontal alignment of curriculum.
Students Rule: students ran for office and made speeches to the student body and community members. Student body elected officers based electoral system. All students were given a job application and were hired to teach specific classes throughout the day while the officers served as Principal and AP. Others served as counselors, secretary, media specialist, and maintenance assistants.
Video segments advertising students rule that were shownto the student body.
Recitation contest: Students memorize a poem and recite it to their LA class. Those who are successful in the class compete in a school competition with the opportunity to advance to the county level. Students at this level practice by visiting different HIVE groups (which is our advisory program) to practice their oratory skills. This activity is supervised by the AIG Specialist who assists in poem selection.
Civil War re-enactors: We are privileged to have as part of our faculty a re-enactor of Civil War battles who along with fellow enthusiasts will visit our Social Studies classes.
Patterson Science Center offers engaging, educational programs to inspire your inner scientist. Our curricular programs focus on the K-8 North Carolina Science Essential Standards. Our programs offer students the opportunity to get their hands dirty and their minds piqued by exploring science concepts through creation, demonstration, and play!Early 2012, our superintendent, Dr. Steve Stone, had a vision to enhance STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) in the K-12 classroom. And so began the journey for the development of Patterson Science Center.On this day the students were first put into small groups of 4-5 and sent to different stations to do a task such as: temp. readings of the pond at different locations, wind speed, air temp., and humidity. We played a “Hunger Games”-like game where we were broken into teams and were either omnivores, carnivores, or herbivores. We had to find food, water, and shelter for all our team members. After eating we went to a classroom and had a lesson on a food web relating back to the “Hunger Game.”
Local company that produces toilet seats which is important because houses in the area have an average of two bathrooms. Beamis also manufactures car, tractor, and lawnmower parts.NC State has a Plastics Engineering Program and Beamis wants to stay local so that they can hire local people who graduate from the program.Beamis sponsors the American Chemical Society of Plastics to go to four different schools in the country and Hudson Middle is one of those schools. It costs $1500/day to come to each school. It is an honor to be chosen.The presenter tells of the development, history, and uses of plastics in our livesConstant hands on activitiesFrom the dev. Of polymers, molded plastics, thermo setting, to sticking a wooden skewer through a balloon without popping itMake flash paper which the students really like!Talks about job opportunities and possible earningsThis ties in with curriculumTechonology—Chemistry—Energy—(plastics are made from petroleum)
In the World of Teaming-Make Cross Teaming Successful NCMSA Conference March 19, 2013 Lisa Owens and Shawn Reavis Hudson Middle School Hudson, NC 28638
The Main Reason for Cross Teaming: Scheduling Exceptional Children’s program Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program AIG cluster grouping ESL (English as a Second Language) cluster grouping Algebra I
Teaming as a grade level8th grade team Our four person team
Meetings made simple: Meeting as the students’ team, not ours.Open House Tailgate PartyReport Card release EOG Bashday Meetings forStudent Support students’ individualTeam (SST) meetings plans: IEP, PEP, 504, and ESL
The School as a TeamTEAMplateCurriculum MappingVertical and Horizontal Alignment
Math Science ELA TEAMplateSocial Studies Art Health/P.E. Music World Languages Math Science ELA Roots: Roots: Roots: CTE Text Options: Text Options: Text Options: Social Studies Art Health/P.E. Roots: Music World Languages Text Options: CTE
3rd 9 Weeks 8th Grade HMS Rebels Team: Branch, Owens, Reavis, Schreiber Math Science ELA 8.L.1- effect of disease on living things ● Novel study-To Kill a 8.L.1.1- spread, treatment and prevention of Mockingbird-Great Depression disease era; correlation with Social Geometry 8.L.1.2- difference between epidemic and Studies themes of conflict and *Transformations pandemic as civil rights. *translations 8.P.1.1- Classify matter as elements, ● Grammar: adjectives & adverbs compounds, or mixtures *rotations ● Writing: constructed 8.P.1.2- Explain how the physical properties of *reflections responses in relationship to elements and their reactivity have been used *dilations to produce the current model of the Periodic thematic topics Congruency Table of elements. Vocabulary-in context with novel Parallel lines cut by a transversal 8.P.1.3- Compare physical changes such as size, Radicals and integer exponents shape and state to chemical changes that are Irrational numbers and their the result of a chemical reaction to include approximations changes in temperature, color, formation of a gas or precipitate. 8.P.1.4- Explain how the idea of atoms and a balanced chemical equation support the law of conservation of mass.Social Studies• continue with the theme of Conflict focusing on the Civil War, WWI, WWI, Korean, Vietnam, Gulf, Cold Wars, and the Space Race.* theme Society & Culture + Reconstruction + Civil Rights Movement + Cultural Revolution of the 60s + American Revolution + post WWII + Great Depression + Industrialization +Information Age
Art Health/P.E.• Tessellations (Translations, Reflections, & Rotations) & integrates with Study of Genetic and Hereditary diseases in health.Math. Volleyball in PE• Printmaking: Study of German Artist Kathe Kollwitz’s anti-war art shemade using a printmaking technique protesting WWII.Music World Languages Conjugating Verbs Family -ir and—er verbs8th Grade Chorus Location Words FoodsØ Sight-reading in the key of F, C, G and D using the entire majorscale. Will include dotted rhythms and sixteenth notes. CTEØ French pronunciation ParkerØ Identifying Key Signatures Spreadsheets - review ofØ Rhythm – dotted quarter and dotted eighth, eighth note and testing values and graphing Xtranormal - multimedia Career Exploration:eighth rest Microsoft Publisher – Economic SystemsØ MPA Music creating a flyer – if time Personal Finance allows On the Job Working with Others Joplin Keyboarding Tables PLTW:8th Grade Band Letters and Memos Magic Of ElectronsComposers of the Holocaust (Schoenberg, Punctuation rules ElectricityHindemith, etc.) Different types of reports Atoms Computer and Internet Sensing Devices Safety Circuitry Design Massey Web 2.0 tools Wikispaces Blogs QR Codes Wireless Technology
Roots and Text Options for 3rd 9 WeeksMath Science ELARoots: Roots: Roots:Circum, dia, equi, radi, sect, simil, Pan, germ, zyme, ium, it is, form grav, gress, gyn, gyro, haploflect hyper, hypo, ician, ine, lepsy Text Options: Text Options:Text Options: Novel Internet various websites Informational reading related toBig Ideas text unit 2 and unit 9 Holt Science and Technology the themes in the novel.Discovering geometry textSocial Studies Art Health/P.E.Roots:archy, dox, ethno, fug, labor, liber,lingo, pap, socio Music World LanguagesText Options:SS textbook as needed CTETeacher generated informationLesson resources
Curriculum MappingGeneralization: MOVEMENT CONFLICT has SOCIETY & GOVERNMENT ECONOMY People move for a variety resulted from a desire CULTURE Revolutionaries have Societies have of reasons. for freedom, religion, A society’s views and risen up, challenged the encountered periods of land, resources, and beliefs change over establishment, and economic growth and world influences. time. demanded individual decline. rights.Possible Concepts: geographic/settlement justice globalization governmental scarcity Patterns equality migration systems market economy migration/immigration religion conflict citizenship supply and territory (gaining and conflict needs/wants taxation demand losing) war economic system quality of life human- quality of life competition competition politics environment religion resources values/beliefs ideology interaction fear economic system change national identity technology discrimination social system national identity nation-state foreign and needs/wants fear perspective regulation domestic policy conflict discrimination religion social systems politics technology global economy national identity equality immigrationEssential 1. What factors have led 1. How does conflict 1. What happens when 1. How do individual 1. How do societiesQuestion(s) people to migrate? develop between different cultures come citizens participate in adapt/deal with nations? into contact with one government? economic decline? 2. What factors have led another? 2. What events lead to a 2. What creates to US involvement in 2. How does the revolution? economic growth? foreign affairs? government reflect 3. What are the 3. How does global 3. How has conflict changing needs of a principles of a access to goods and affected the lives of nation. democratic system? services affect an people in the US? 3. What is an economy? 4. How has the US dealt American? 4. What are the pro’s with conflict? 4. What forces affect and con’s of economic our understanding of the growth? world? 5. How does technology affect the cultural development of a society?
NC Standards 8.H.1, 8.H.2, 8.H.3, 8.G.1, 8.H.1, 8.H.2, 8.H.3, 8.E.1, 8.H.1, 8.H.2, 8.H.3, 8.G.1, 8.H.1, 8.H.2, 8.H.3, 8.H.1, 8.H.2, 8.H.3, 8.G.1, 8.E.1, 8.C.1 8.C&G.1, 8.C&G.2, 8.C.1 8.C&G.1, 8.C&G.2, 8.C.1 8.C&G.1, 8.C&G.2 8.E.1, 8.C.1Possible Topics manifest destiny American Reconstruction Events leading to Colonial economy colonization Revolution Civil Rights American Great Depression immigration – past and Civil War Movement Revolution Industrial Age present- reasons for War of 1812 Cultural Revolution Declaration of North/South Trail of Tears US-Mexico War of the 60’s Independence economies – pre railroads Spanish American Roaring Twenties Seven Principles of Civil War Louisiana Purchase War post WWII the Constitution Farmer’s Alliance Lewis and Clark WWI Great Depression US Constitution Post World War II Ellis Island/Angel WWII Information Age Bill of Rights, – Consumerism Island Korean Amendments to the Roaring Twenties White Flight – Cuban Revolution Constitution Labor (child, Suburbia Vietnam role of the citizen unions, slaves) Great Migration – Gulf War rights of minorities Taxes (income, reasons for Cold War affirmative action sales) Dust Bowl War on Terror lobbyist monopolies Relocation socioeconomic Patriot Act textile mills- Gentrification discrepancies Review types of lumber, tobacco, religious government hog farms differences global economy political structure shift from manual labor to service industryEssential VocabularyResourcesLiteracy Vocabulary
Special Events and Activities madesuccessful through cross teamingActivities/Presentations (Students Rule, recitation contest,Civil War re-enactors)Field Trips (Patterson Science Center/Washington, DC trip)Guest speakers (BEAMIS, Holocaust survivor)High School programs (visits to CECHS and CCMC)8th grade semi-formal