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Social Studies PTSA Presentation 2009


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Social Studies PTSA Presentation 2009

  1. 1. SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT <ul><li>LONGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL </li></ul><ul><li>2008 -2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Daniel Tapia </li></ul><ul><li>Department Chair </li></ul>
  2. 2. Graduation Requirements <ul><ul><ul><li>4 Years of Social Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Years of Global History 9th and 10th grade-Regents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Year of United States History-Regents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1/2 Year of Economics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1/2 Year of Public Policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passing Score of 65 on Both Regents </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2008-2009 Courses <ul><li>Global History 9 & 10 - Regents </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement World History 9 & 10 </li></ul><ul><li>10th Grade Humanities Block </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 periods of Social Studies and English (A day-B day) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. History - Regents </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement U.S. History </li></ul>
  4. 4. 12th Grade <ul><li>Issues In Government </li></ul><ul><li>(Regents and Honors) </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Peers Reaching Out </li></ul><ul><li>Facing History & Ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton Model Congress Honors </li></ul>2008-2009 Courses
  5. 5. 12 Grade Advanced Placement Electives <ul><li>Psychology-Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>European History-Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Economics- Advanced Placement </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Anti-Social Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement – Government & Politics </li></ul><ul><li>News Literacy – SUNY Stony Brook </li></ul>
  7. 7. Longwood Social Studies Reaches out to Community Resources <ul><li>Guest speakers include: </li></ul><ul><li>Holocaust Survivors </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Local Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Secret Service </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Counseling Agency </li></ul><ul><li>United Farm Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Legislators </li></ul>
  8. 8. Longwood Social Studies fosters growth of Global Citizens <ul><li>invisible children </li></ul><ul><li>Raised close to $10,000 to go towards the building of a school in war-torn Uganda </li></ul><ul><li>Collected over 50,000 books to help aid this same school in Uganda </li></ul><ul><li>Educated students on the plight of their peers in other countries </li></ul>
  9. 9. Field Trips <ul><li>Longwood High School Social Studies Classes have visited: </li></ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. (Princeton Model Congress / Facing History </li></ul><ul><li>Boston, MA (Freedom Trail) </li></ul><ul><li>Temple Judea </li></ul><ul><li>Riverhead Correctional Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Jewish Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Holocaust Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Les Miserables (AP world) </li></ul><ul><li>The Federal Reserve - NYC </li></ul>
  10. 10. Inauguration Trip - 2009 <ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  11. 11. Smart Boards and Multi-Media Projectors are mounted and used in EVERY Social Studies Classroom!
  12. 12. <ul><li>Grade level teams meet weekly to improve and develop reflective teaching practices </li></ul><ul><li>Improving upon the successful relationship with the English Department through the Humanities Block </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities Project creates strong connection between Social Studies, English and the Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing a cross-curricular relationship with the LOTE Department. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Inclusion Training between Social Studies Teachers and Special Ed. Teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing training to develop excellence in the use of technology in our student’s lives </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting common themes of Human Rights as a thematic approach in our Social Studies classrooms </li></ul>Common Planning Leads to Success
  13. 13. Initiatives Set Forth by the Social Studies Department <ul><li>Analyze Regents results to ensure that our curriculum closely aligns with NYS Standards-Working with BOCES to help improve our statistical analysis of data </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing current course materials in an effort to choose the most appropriate new text books, creating interactive technology based support resources </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing Online Textbooks, examine the use of Podcasts, Video Conferencing in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Registering students to vote / Field trip to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in the review of the relevancy and / or implementation of new technology, Development of the most technologically competent department in our district </li></ul><ul><li>Building upon the shared file drive, using technology to share resources and build on them. Electronic submission of lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Lap Top Computer Carts in common planning, develop podcasts and videography as a form of student work. </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Future Technologies-Development of the LGI-Large Group Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class to class connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Student created Presentations </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Support Technological Innovation <ul><li>The Social Studies department is leading the new effort to transform the Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room into an instructional environment that mirrors that of the nations leading universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Some changes to the LGI Room include: </li></ul><ul><li>Installation of new carpet </li></ul><ul><li>Repair of all desks and chairs </li></ul><ul><li>New Ceiling to dampen noise levels </li></ul><ul><li>State of the Art Computer </li></ul><ul><li>High Definition Projector </li></ul><ul><li>2 Plasma Monitors </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing Technology </li></ul>
  15. 15. Fostering Success in Our Teachers <ul><li>AP Teachers In Psychology and World History Chosen to Grade AP Exams on a National Level </li></ul><ul><li>World History Teacher Chosen as a New York State Regents Item Writer, DBQ Committee and Range Finding Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Colleen Skadl selected as Town of Brookhaven Woman Educator of the Year - 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>World History Teacher Presents at SUNY-Stony Brook technology Fair </li></ul><ul><li>AP Teacher participates in Harvard Model Congress </li></ul>
  16. 16. Growth in Advanced Placement Classes
  17. 17. Growth in Advanced Placement Classes Since 2004 2004 / 2005 2005 / 2006 2006 / 2007 2007 / 2008 2008/ 2009 GROWTH AP World 9 57 AP World 9 74 AP World 9 92 AP World 9 110 AP World 9 114 57 Students AP World 10 81 AP World 10 87 AP World 10 114 AP World 10 114 AP World 10 109 28 Students AP US 11 43 AP US 11 78 AP US 11 95 AP US 11 105 AP US 11 81 36 Students AP Psych 109 AP Psych 96 AP Psych 106 AP Psych 107 AP Psych 99 -10 Students AP Macro 35 AP Macro 64 29 Students
  18. 18. Global History Regents
  19. 19. Global History: Long-term Growth Percentage at Levels 3 and 4 (65% and higher)
  20. 20. US History Regents Results
  21. 21. U.S. History & Government Regents: Long-term Growth Percentage at Levels 3 and 4 (65% and higher)
  22. 22. Regents Results Comparison Longwood v. Suffolk County
  23. 23. 2008 AP Exam Results
  24. 24. The Social Studies Department at Longwood High School would like to thank the community, Central Office Administration, Building Administration and the Board of education for your continued support of the Programs that benefit the students at Longwood! Thank you!!!!!!!!
  25. 25. We would like to thank you for the support…