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MUI Dallas Academic Plan2013/2014

God says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). A child must be trained daily. To train means to exercise, to discipline, to teach and form by practice. When a child is trained, it becomes part of his character to do what he has been taught, and training must take place all through the day every day.


MUI Dallas

  • Technology

    • Why?

    • Electronic devices (Staff & students)

    • Academic e-programs

    • Interactive board

  • Staff Development

    • Discovery Education

    • SimpleK12

    • Region 10

    • Local MUI staff development

  • Supplies

    • Copy paper

    • Classroom White boards

    • Commercial printer


MUI Dallas

  • Curriculum

    • Core curriculum

    • Global STEAM integration

    • Lessons plans

    • Grading System

    • Supplemental material

  • Funding

    • Donations

    • Sponsorship

    • Partnerships

    • Fundraisers

    • Marketing


TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS

  • http://youtu.be/jIUvtvyOdWw

  • MUI needs (10) ASUS tablets, including (4) laptops for staff and (4) desktop for staff/student use, approximate cost is $7320 (including LoJack tracking software)

  • Promethean 100 or 300 series plus ActivExpression Learner Response System, approximate cost is $3500 (includes 30 clickers)

  • Examples: Kinder http://youtu.be/nevddogVJnE

    • Math http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il3aO1N7kts


TECHNOLOGY, con’t.

Why technology….

  • Builds background knowledge

    • Classrooms of diverse learners can use technology and the internet to build knowledge of people, places, and things they may have never before experienced

  • Variety of accommodations

    • Screen size and print can be enlarged for students who have difficulty viewing printed text

    • Text can be read aloud to students as they follow along

    • Most programs contain activities that are interactive and allow students to manipulate objects while exploring new concepts


TECHNOLOGY, cont.

  • Empower students to take ownership of learning

  • It is vital because it teaches 21st Century work skills

    Cited: Benefits of technology in the classroom - and how to get started!

    http://www.voxxi.com/benefits-technology-in-the-classroom/

  • Benefits of Technology

    http://www.slideshare.net/rmanraj/benefits-of-using-technology-in-the-classroom?utm_source=slideshow03&utm_medium=ssemail&utm_campaign=share_slideshow_loggedout


STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND DISTANCE LEARNING

  • Annual NOI Educational Challenge – TBA Total approximate travel cost including registration ($1600)*

  • Annual CAST (Conference for the Advancement of Science Teachers)-Houston November 7-9 (total approximate travel cost, including “early bird” registration $1080-$1330)*

    * Includes (4) MUI teachers/staff & air travel


STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND DISTANCE LEARNING

  • All teachers will obtain Texas state certification

    • Equal on status of licensure as compared to other schools

    • Enables school, teachers, and students to have access to several THOUSAND dollars of FREE resources

  • Region 10 – Richardson and various Dallas sites

    • Teachers will attend (1) workshop per semester and (4) during the Summer months

    • ALL workshops are FREE with membership (Thanks Sis. J’Sheanea)


STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND DISTANCE LEARNING, con’t.

  • Discovery Education

    • Webinars and distance learning for staff/students throughout the school year

  • SimpleK12

    • Webinars held throughout the school year and viewed during our staff development meetings

  • Local presenters at MUI

    • General staff meetings to be held twice per month


SUPPLIES

  • Standard supplies (stapler/staples, sticky notes, correction tape, tape dispenser/tape, paperclips, dry erase markers, permanent markers, hand sanitizer, etc.)

  • School supplies (construction paper, butcher paper, pencil sharpener (handheld/electric), 1-subject composition books, latex gloves, etc.)

  • Copy Paper (10 reams per teacher per semester-annual cost $240)

  • (3) Classroom White Boards 6’ x 4’ – Total cost $600 at OfficeMax

  • Commercial Copier (Leased)


CURRICULUM

  • Core Curriculum

    • MAIN FOCUS - Religious studies throughout all subjects (per Minister Farrakhan)

    • Study of Islam (working on curriculum)

    • Math, Science, ELAR, Social Studies

  • Extended Studies

    • Foreign Languages –Spanish (future offerings - French, Arabic)

    • Womanhood/manhood class

    • Journalism


CURRICULUM, con’t.

  • Global STEAAM3D Integration

    http://youtu.be/wDCLfg_TtaI

    • Teachers will incorporate the four disciplines of Art-visual, dance, drama, and music into the lessons of all subjects as applicable

    • Students will complete project, problem, and inquiry based products or creations every 6-weeks while utilizing the 3Ds-Discovery, Design, and Developing

    • Students will participate in extended studies in Agriculture (working on partnership with local universities and Bro. David)

    • Relevant monthly field trips

    • Teachers and students will collaborate with other classrooms around the country to complete various projects http://www.kidlink.org/drupal/project


CURRICULUM, con’t.

  • Online Programs

    • Discovery Education & Discovery Science

    • Connect2Texas, live interactive virtual field trips

    • Edmodo, educational social media

    • Moby Math

    • STEMScope (Rice University)

    • Tentative Programs

      • iCore

      • Penda Math/Science

      • BrainPop

  • Lesson Plans

    • All teachers will submit lesson plans weekly (prepared two weeks in advance)

    • Lesson plans will be posted for parents to view via online

    • CSCOPE (Public Access)


CURRICULUM, con’t.

  • Grading System

    • MUI will use Jupiter Grades as mandated by MUI headquarters with an annual cost of $160 – ($40 per core teacher)

    • Teachers will post grades weekly for parents to view via online, email, or cellphone

    • MUI will use a 9-week grading period

  • Supplemental Materials

    • Teacher website & maintenance ($80/yr)

    • District website, maintenace, and hosting ($200/yr)

    • Curriculum supplements (approximate budget-$2000)


FUNDING

  • Donations

    • May be made via PayPal, mail, or in-person

    • Needed technology equipment and listed supplies may be purchased directly for MUI (please retain all receipts for product warranty purposes)

  • Fundraisers (Sis. Jeanne)

    • Will be held throughout the school year to support the daily operations of the school

    • Volunteers are needed


FUNDING

  • Grants

    • Creation of grant committee

    • Seeking grant writers/researchers

    • Formation of 501(3)(c) “Torchlight”

      • Develop after school program

      • Establish lunch program (Sis. Lajuanta)

      • Qualify for non-profit, academic & technology grants


FUNDING, con’t.

  • Marketing (Sis. Nakeesha)

    • Creation of MUI brochure

    • Advertisement to recruit students/investors

    • Presentation of MUI services and accomplishments

  • Sponsorship

    • Student tuition sponsorships by private individuals

    • Professional endorsements and mentoring

  • Partnerships

    • Local businesses, organizations, and private individuals


FINAL REMARKS

  • INVESTING IN OUR SCHOOL

    is

    INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH!

  • 21st Century Education

    http://youtu.be/O35n_tvOK74

  • Total starting funds needed for 2013/2014 school year is $16,790 (not including leased commercial copier, standard/school supplies, field trips, teacher salaries, and general operating costs-will be discussed at a later time)


QUESTIONS

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