This Learning Team will focus on Dr. Robert Marzano’s book titled The New Art and Science of Teaching. We will discuss research-based instructional strategies you can use in your classroom, placing focus on student learning outcomes. Some examples are using assessments, building relationships, communicating high expectations, and using engagement strategies. There will also be opportunities for planning and implementation.
Social Emotional Learning
The concentration will be on the process which children understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Teachers will study the social-emotional learning process of students K-12. They will be given various instructional strategies and interventions to help students cope in and outside of their classroom. They will be given various curriculum ideas, activities, and lesson plans to implement into their current classrooms. (MindUp Curriculum, 2nd Steps Curriculum, Stanford Harmony)
All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow. But, right now, not enough of our youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers.
STEM education integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations. A lesson or unit in a STEM class is typically based around finding a solution to a real-world problem and tends to emphasize project-based learning. A variation of STEM is STEAM, which includes an 'A' for art and design. Artistic design is becoming an important part of STEM education since creativity is an essential part of innovation. Many STEM lessons involve building models and simulating situations. A good STEM lesson ensures that students understand the connection to the real world.
The learning team
Participants will be engaged in learning multiple strategies to incorporate STEM into all types of curriculum.
To assist our teachers in adopting new technology tools in the classroom our tech integrationist will be providing PD on a variety of new educational applications. It is our goal to help our teachers familiarize themselves with these tools regardless of their prior knowledge and training. After gaining an understanding of how to use these applications, we will focus on how teachers can implement these tools in their classroom to improve collaboration and productivity.
High School Principal
Anthony Lohse Middle School Principal
Assistant Elementary Principal
Director of Teaching and Learning