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Please don't forget to join us for the Middle School Open House on August 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM!

Homework will be in the binder until further notice.  Please click on the "Weekly Homework" on Mondays to see the homework for the week.  If I make a change to the homework, I will post it on that day on the calendar below.  Sometimes a class will not get as far in the lesson as other classes.  Homework done in the binder will be entered into the grade book as only a 1/2 of a practice grade, as listed in my syllabus.  I know some students are getting used to the new questioning formats.  

My 6th grade students are not registered into ALEKS, Glencoe McGraw-Hill, nor Moodle.  I will begin the "flipped" classroom after Labor Day to allow technology to catch up with us!  The weekly ALEKS homework is excused until students are registered on the ALEKS website.   

What is a flipped classroom?

A flipped classroom has students doing, what would normally be their homework problems in class with me.  At night students will be required to watch the video lesson for tomorrow's work on the computer. I believe a flipped classroom makes sense with the new math standards and new testing formats.  Instead of parents trying to help students with problems or questions that don't make sense to them, I will help the students in class.  The lesson videos will be available all year for students to use to study for tests and quizzes.  Also, parents can watch the videos with their child to help them understand the new curriculum.  Videos will not be longer than 20 minutes.  If your family does not have access to a computer, tablet,  smart phone, or the internet, please let me know when you return my syllabus.  My classroom will be open Monday - Friday for students to use our computers for no charge, if your child does not normally attend After Care.  Students in After Care will be able to come to my classroom, too. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Here are some websites that explain the "flipped classroom": 

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7081.pdf 

 

http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/18/my-view-flipped-classrooms-give-every-student-a-chance-to-succeed/

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-frydenberg/the-flipped-classroom-its_b_2300988.html

Go Buffalos!

Dana Counts

 

 

Contact: Dana.Counts@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Flipped Class information -
Math Syllabus - Please sign and return the last page. Due ASAP

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