Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)
Twitter: @Crestwood_HS 

Special Events for the Week of October 27 - November 2, 2014
Tuesday:         Admin Meeting - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday:    Keystone AEA TRIAD Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
Thursday:       Admin Walk Through - 9:00 a.m.
                         Howard-Winneshiek Foundation Promo Video Meeting - 2:00 p.m.
Friday:             Counseling/At-Risk Weekly Meeting - 1:00 p.m.

                         Keystone AEA CBE Planning Meeting - 1:30 p.m. 

Youth Frontiers - The Character Challenge

Reminder:  #cadetnation Fridays are the first Friday of every month. This is a way to show your Cadet spirit. Remember to wear your #cadetnation t-shirt on Friday, Nov. 7.

Iowa BIG Idea School Visit 
Becky Bohr, Deb Day, Tim Felderman, Crystal Hegg, Kirsten Johnson, Brenda Knobloch, Rhonda Vobr, and Kris Ward visited the Iowa BIG Idea School on Oct. 20.

The agenda for the afternoon included:
  • Welcome and Overview
  • Taking Part in a Student Project Meeting
  • Student Panel
  • The BIG Story
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Next Steps
The projects that students were developing were tremendously deep in skill development and highly student engaging. For example:
  • Sports Documentary
  • Making BIG Bigger
  • Bever Park Zoo
  • Project Team Medley - Project Hacks

Essential Questions for the Self-Directed Learner

Tips to Help Build a Cohesive Team

Snapshot of United States CBE Status
While states work to ensure all students are prepared for future success in a globally
competitive society, emphasizing greater rigor and deeper application of knowledge and skills, they are confronted with the fact that the traditional time-based model of education may not be up to the task. States are now rapidly advancing competency education. Thirty-six states have already revised policies to allow for proficiency-based diplomas, waived seat-time to allow competency-based pathways, created credit flexibility, or initiated a redesign  of their education system around student learning.

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