"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.“--Lily Tomlin<br />
Titusville High School<br />Small NW Pennsylvania town<br />Student population=<br />Free/reduced lunches=<br />Titusville...
Ninth Grade Academy<br />“Freshman eXpress” (FX)<br />Core teachers share common students<br />Physically located with all...
Schedulingmaximum collaboration between curriculum areas<br />Common Plan for Ninth grade teachers/ Ninth Grade SAP<br />N...
Ninth Grade SAP<br />Grade specific student assistance team<br />Comprised of Ninth Grade teachers and the Ninth Grade cou...
Ignite<br />High School = HIGH STRESS <br />Who are my teachers?<br />Where do I go?<br />What’s lunch like?<br />What’s e...
Ignite<br />REDUCE ANXIETY<br />
Suspended Curriculumweek 1<br />IGNITE!<br />Other Topics Covered:<br />Grade Book/PowerSchool & I contracts<br />Why Conf...
Directed LearningThis is not your grampa’s “study hall.”<br />“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”<br />	-Anatole ...
Reward Good Behaviordon’t just punish the bad<br />
THE LIST<br />Students all have clean slate at beginning<br />Expectations are clearly defined at onset<br />Students make...
Raising the Bar<br />“I” equals “insufficient”<br />
I Contract<br />Grades under 70% given an I for “insufficient.”<br />Work returned to student to complete at a level that ...
Technology Integration<br />Eight Ninth Grade Teachers participated in CFF (Classrooms For the Future)<br />CFF Coach (Tec...
Technology Integration<br />Hand in hand with teacher training on higher level lesson plans<br />Classroom focus is studen...
A Path To Lifelong Learning<br />“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beauti...
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  1. 1. "I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.“--Lily Tomlin<br />
  2. 2. Titusville High School<br />Small NW Pennsylvania town<br />Student population=<br />Free/reduced lunches=<br />Titusville High School<br />302 E. Walnut Street<br />Titusville, PA 16354<br />814-827-2715<br />www.gorockets.org<br />
  3. 3. Ninth Grade Academy<br />“Freshman eXpress” (FX)<br />Core teachers share common students<br />Physically located with all core classes in same area<br />
  4. 4. Schedulingmaximum collaboration between curriculum areas<br />Common Plan for Ninth grade teachers/ Ninth Grade SAP<br />Ninth Grade Block<br />Ninth Grade Lunch<br />Ninth Grade teachers have a Ninth Grade homeroom<br />
  5. 5. Ninth Grade SAP<br />Grade specific student assistance team<br />Comprised of Ninth Grade teachers and the Ninth Grade counselor<br />SAP team knows the students being discussed<br />Interact with target students on a daily basis<br />Immediate classroom intervention much easier<br />
  6. 6. Ignite<br />High School = HIGH STRESS <br />Who are my teachers?<br />Where do I go?<br />What’s lunch like?<br />What’s expected of me?<br />How will the upper classmen treat me?<br />IGNITE Program helps transition Ninth Graders into High School atmosphere.<br />
  7. 7. Ignite<br />REDUCE ANXIETY<br />
  8. 8. Suspended Curriculumweek 1<br />IGNITE!<br />Other Topics Covered:<br />Grade Book/PowerSchool & I contracts<br />Why Conflict Occurs<br />Drugs/alcohol SAP<br />Internet Safety<br />Assertiveness<br />PE Readiness<br />Agenda Use/Organization<br />
  9. 9. Directed LearningThis is not your grampa’s “study hall.”<br />“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”<br /> -Anatole France<br />
  10. 10. Reward Good Behaviordon’t just punish the bad<br />
  11. 11. THE LIST<br />Students all have clean slate at beginning<br />Expectations are clearly defined at onset<br />Students make “The List” for not meeting expectations<br />“The List” is determined by Ninth Grade Teachers<br />Discussed at weekly group planning.<br />Students on List cannot participate in class reward days.<br />
  12. 12. Raising the Bar<br />“I” equals “insufficient”<br />
  13. 13. I Contract<br />Grades under 70% given an I for “insufficient.”<br />Work returned to student to complete at a level that shows proficiency.<br />Students meet with DL teachers once a week to set goals to eliminate I’s<br />Students with I’s cannot participate in the class reward days or other school functions until grades are raised.<br />
  14. 14. Technology Integration<br />Eight Ninth Grade Teachers participated in CFF (Classrooms For the Future)<br />CFF Coach (Technology Integrator)<br />Full access to online Blackboard suite of software<br />Mobile laptop labs<br />Promethean Boards<br />
  15. 15. Technology Integration<br />Hand in hand with teacher training on higher level lesson plans<br />Classroom focus is student centered rather than teacher centered.<br />Project oriented<br />“Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”--Arthur Koestler<br />
  16. 16. A Path To Lifelong Learning<br />“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”<br />--Eric Hoffer<br />

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