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French Creek Open House 2010


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French Creek Open House 2010

  1. 1. French Creek elementary SchoolOwen J. Roberts School DistrictBack to SchOOL NIGHT – September 23, 2010<br />Mrs. Malinda McKillip<br />French Creek Elementary School Principal <br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION<br /><ul><li>Welcome – Mrs. Malinda McKillip, Principal
  3. 3. Agenda
  4. 4. Comments from Academic Coach, IST, Nurse
  5. 5. Parent Session in the APR – 7:00 PM – 7:25 PM
  6. 6. Standards-Based Report Cards (SBRC)
  7. 7. Implementation of Everyday Math Program
  8. 8. General Announcements
  9. 9. Sessions with Teachers in Homerooms
  10. 10. 7:30 – 7:55 PM and 8:00 to 8:25 PM</li></li></ul><li>Standards-Based Report CardsOwen J. Roberts School District<br />Mrs. Malinda McKillip<br />Principal <br />
  11. 11. Why Are Standards Important?<br /><ul><li>Define what students should know and be able to do.
  12. 12. Communicate clear learning expectations
  13. 13. Hold all students to high expectations.</li></li></ul><li>Standards-Based Report Cards<br /><ul><li>Defines the content area skills
  14. 14. Communicates progression toward defined learning goals
  15. 15. Provides direction for </li></ul>future performance<br />
  16. 16. How Is a Standards-Based Report Card Different from Traditional Report Cards?<br /><ul><li>Letter grades A-F reflect:
  17. 17. An individual teacher’s expectations
  18. 18. Student effort
  19. 19. Completion of homework assignments
  20. 20. Student behavior
  21. 21. Student knowledge of content area.</li></ul>Traditional Report Cards<br /> Standard Based Report Cards<br />All subjects are defined by content standards.<br />Numerical levels indicate a student’s progress towards meeting the standard.<br />Scoring guides/rubrics define and assess performance levels.<br />Achievement and learning traits are reported separately<br />Effort<br />Homework Completion<br />Behavior<br />
  22. 22. The Standards-Based Reporting Scale<br />
  23. 23. Teachers<br />A better understanding of:<br />Knowledge and Skills at Each Grade Level<br />Students<br />Increasing awareness of:<br /> Academic and<br /> social expectations<br />Parents<br />Detailed outline of :<br />Content area expectations<br /> Social Development <br />Student Responsibilities.<br />Benefits of the SBRC<br />
  24. 24. Progress Reporting Dates<br />Trimester Reporting<br />Reporting Dates<br />December 7<br />March 14<br />June 14<br />
  25. 25. Further Information <br /><ul><li>PTA Meetings
  26. 26. Electronic Communication
  27. 27. Parent/Teacher Conferences
  28. 28. OJRSD Website (including rubrics)</li></li></ul><li>Implementation of everyday math program<br />Mrs. Linda Nitsche, Academic Coach<br />
  29. 29. Everyday Math Program<br />Background and Rationale for Implementation<br />Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project<br />Based on research about how children learn and develop mathematical power<br />Provides the broad mathematical background needed in the 21st century <br />
  30. 30. Everyday Math Program<br />In Everyday mathematics, you can expect to see…<br />A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations<br />Key mathematical ideas repeated over time in slightly different ways<br />
  31. 31. Everyday Math Program<br />In Everyday mathematics, you can expect to see…<br />Learning through age-appropriate, playful activities<br />A broad range of mathematical topics that are aligned to state standards<br />
  32. 32. Everyday Math Program<br />Opportunities to Do Math at Home<br />Parents’ Guide to Everyday Mathematics<br />Family Letters<br />Home Links/Study Links<br />Student Reference Book and My Reference Book<br />Everyday Math Online Resources<br />
  33. 33. Everyday Math Program<br />Mathematical Wisdom for Enhancing Student Performance<br />Family Involvement Is Vital!<br />“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”<br />Trust the Spiral!<br />
  34. 34. Classroom presentationsquestion-and-answer opportunities<br />French Creek Staff<br />