Thursday, October 24, 2013

October 25 Felderman

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)
Tim Felderman
Twitter: tfelderman78

Events for the Week of October 28 - November 1, 2013
Monday:         g2 Presentation at 12:15 pm
Tuesday:        NICC Program Fair - Sophomores
                       HS Climate/Culture BLT at 3:20 pm
Thursday:       JH Climate/Culture BLT at 3:20 pm

g2 Presentation Day
What:          You are cordially invited to attend the presentation of the projects prepared
                   by the g2 students of Crestwood entitled: Cresco, A Great Place to Visit. 
When:         Monday, Oct. 28 at 12:15 p.m.
Where:        Crestwood High School, Room 32
Response:  Please RSVP to Julie Carter

Remind me, what is g2?  
g2 is the Global Generation coursework at CHS. The CHS g2 program offers an individualized learning environment that is engaging for all students. Teamwork with teachers and students sets the stage for increased community connections and collaboration. Relevance is at the forefront of the effort in all classes. Rigorous skill building provides the foundation for post-high school training. The authentic learning requires students to draw from real-world learning. Students are expected to participate in both individual and group learning. Individual learning will support and contribute to the group’s final product. Students will be expected to utilize resources including, but not limited to, secondary research, primary research, experts in applicable fields, and research conducted by the students. While most of the course will involve students working collaboratively to solve real-world problems, there will also be times where a more traditional approach will be needed to impart necessary information.

Teacher Inducted into Hall of Fame 
Shelly McAllister will be inducted into the Northwest Missouri State University's Sports "M" Club Hall of Fame on Friday. Shelly was one of two pitchers on the 1984 softball team. This team captured the school’s first MIAA title in the sport of softball. They outscored their opponents 158-57 on their way to compiling a 23-14 overall record. The Bearcat pitchers gave opponents fits all season holding them to a measly .196 batting average and recording two no-hitters. After capturing the MIAA crown the team went on to compete in the NCAA Division II Regional in Nacogdoches, Texas. Congratulations Shelly!

7-12 Academic Building Leadership Team
The 7-12 Academic BLT met last week to set priority areas for academic work for the year.  The two major areas will be:
  • Infusion of Common Sense Media into curricula
    • Work will include how to involve the eight themes across the curricula since technology usage does not just occur in the core academic areas.
  • Proper usage of Schoology as an instructional tool 
    • Work will involve the development of "This is how you will..." statements for teachers. For example, "This is how you to students everyday, publish assignments, etc."   
Consensus was that self-directed Professional Development will continue. The next meeting will occur on Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

NICC Program Fair
Sophomores will be attending the Northeast Iowa Community College Program Fair on Oct. 29. This is an opportunity for students to explore the types of coursework they should anticipate taking at a community college as they work toward their post-high school education. 

JH/HS Career Day
April 9, 2014 will be the JH/HS Career Day at the High School. Nearly 100 employers will be present for students to learn more about careers in Northeast Iowa. 

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