K-5 Curriculum Town Hall

posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:41 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 9:18 AM ]
Community stakeholders are invited to an interactive meeting on April 24 to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multi-age classrooms in 1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade, and content generalization/specialization. The town hall will be held from 6:30-7:30pm in the Elementary Commons.

Our Mission Statement: Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.

Who?
All interested stakeholders, especially K-5 parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers

What?
An interactive meeting designed to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multi-age classrooms in ½ and ¾, and content generalization/specialization

When?
Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm

Where?
Elementary Commons

Why?
We want to offer the best education possible to our gifted students and their families. As we monitor and analyze data, we strive to continually show improvement toward our goals and mission, as we provide a differentiated curriculum to students by teachers who are master teachers in each content area.

How?

Introduction: 10-15 minute introduction presented by a panel of administration and teachers.
Exploration: Families will have 30 minutes to explore five stations set up around the room, spending approximately five minutes at each station:
  • Station 1: Possible options
  • Station 2: Impact on Specials
  • Station 3: Standards
  • Station 4: Depth & Complexity Framework
  • Station 5: Professional Development
Wrap-Up: 10-15 minute Question & Answer Session
Feedback OpportunityParticipants will receive a tool to help them look at options effectively and to form their own opinions. The introduction and conclusion will be recorded and available via live feed so that stakeholders not able to attend will have access to information. K-5 stakeholders will receive a survey. The survey will be available on Friday, April 27 and will close on May 7 at 3:00 PM. 

Then what?
Teacher and parent feedback will be considered, and a recommendation for next year will be provided to the Governance Board on May 16 at the Board Meeting, and an agreement will be reached.
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