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Star Reporter. Melissa King, Colette Kruc, & Diane Elkerton Anwatin Middle School April 10, 2008. Minnesota Zoo. Agenda. Define Star Reporter Discuss the pros Connections to the mainstream Discuss benefits for students Discuss benefits for staff. Disclaimer.

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Star reporter

Star Reporter

Melissa King, Colette Kruc, & Diane Elkerton

Anwatin Middle School

April 10, 2008



Agenda
Agenda

  • Define Star Reporter

  • Discuss the pros

  • Connections to the mainstream

  • Discuss benefits for students

  • Discuss benefits for staff


Disclaimer
Disclaimer

  • The information we are providing is based on:

    • Our program

    • Our school expectations

      (IB, NUA, PDP’s, standards…)

    • Melissa and Colette

    • Summer curriculum money (and lots of it)


The star reporter
The Star Reporter

  • The Star Reporter is a framework to implement a rigorous curriculum at the students’ individual levels.

  • It addresses and teaches the essence of the standards.

  • It provides students with world knowledge and literacy based activities.

  • It is a cumulative assessment is seen in the creation of a monthly newspaper that shows the students’ work.

  • It provides teachers with accountability to the students, parents, and district.


What we see as pros
What we see as Pros!

  • Promotes us to teach!!!

  • Accountability for teachers

  • Automatic communication and socialization skills with same age peers

  • Teaching based on standards

  • Provides an engaging focus experiential learning


More pros!

  • Easy connections to IEPs

  • Parents can be ensured that their child is engaged based on the monthly newspaper

  • Creates connections to the mainstream expectations

  • Adaptable to students at ALL levels

  • Fosters creativity with both students and staff


Connections to the mainstream
Connections to the mainstream

  • IB

  • PDPs

  • NUA/Thinking Maps

  • Social

  • Mainstream

    • History Day

    • Science Fair

    • Portfolio

    • And other school related activities


How the students benefit
How the students benefit

  • World knowledge

  • Community outings

  • Literacy based activities

  • A rigorous curriculum

  • Choices and voting

  • Connecting text to

    • Text

    • Life

    • Self


How the staff benefit
How the staff benefit

  • A k-12 curriculum

  • Room for creativity

  • Credibility

  • Easy to embed

    • Math

    • Science

    • Social studies

    • Communication/Assistive Technology

    • Social Emotional Learning

    • as well as their IEP goals and objectives


Questions
Questions?

  • Feel free to contact us to visit our classrooms

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


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