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Back to School Night. February 26, 2008. Classrooms for the Future. Pennsylvania Department of Education Edward G. Rendell Governor Gerald L. Zahorchak Secretary. Technology has transformed our society into…. A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to Information 24/7

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Back to school night

Back to School Night

February 26, 2008


Classrooms for the future

Classrooms for the Future

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Edward G. Rendell

Governor

Gerald L. Zahorchak

Secretary


Technology has transformed our society into

Technology has transformed our society into…

  • A global marketplace with immediate and unlimited access to

    • Information 24/7

    • Newer and better services and goods

  • A culture that demands that we possess the skills and knowledge to use technology resourcefully as both a consumer and a worker


Pennsylvania students will compete in a global market

Pennsylvania Students will compete in a global market

It no longer matters where workers reside.

Companies are looking for the highest skilled workers


Classrooms for the future1

Classrooms for the Future

  • A bold step toward large-scale high school reform for the 21st Century

    • Grantees commit to -

      • Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies

      • Assist us to prepare our students for tomorrow’s postsecondary and workforce opportunities

      • Support models for future classrooms

      • Promote leadership & advocacy for systemic change in organizational and instructional practices


Smart classrooms

“Smart” Classrooms

Each public high school and AVTS/CTC core

subject (English, Math, Science, Social Studies)

classroom the following:

one laptop per student desk

A teacher laptop

A printer/scanner

imaging software

productivity software

A web cam

An electronic whiteboard

A projector

up to three digital still cameras (per eligible school)

up to five digital video cameras (per eligible school)

Infrastructure (wireless network, servers)

technical support


The future

The Future

Culture and pedagogical high school reform

Early indicators of systemic impact will be changes in

performance and perceptions, including:

  • Increases in –

    • Attendance

    • Student engagement

    • Time spent on task

    • Assignment completion

    • Course rigor

  • Decreases in –

    • Classroom disruptions

    • Drop-Outs

    • Overall disciplinary actions

  • Overall Teacher and student attitude improvements. 


The teacher s role

The teacher’s role…

  • Facilitator

  • Guide

  • Co-investigator


Our students are

Our Students Are…

  • awesome!

  • Producers

  • Apprentices

  • Co-explorers


Producing excellent work

Producing Excellent Work


Blogging

Blogging


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Pre-Algebra

Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry


Achievement algebra i

Achievement Algebra I

  • We moved all students out of Pre-Algebra and into Algebra I.

  • We are building the foundations of High School Mathematics


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Textbook: Algebra I, Concepts and Skills

Calculator: TI-80 or higher


Second semester course outline

Second Semester Course Outline

  • Statistics and Probability

  • Solving Linear Equations

  • Graphing Linear Equations and Functions

  • Writing Linear Equations

  • Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities

  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities


Grading policy

Grading Policy

  • Every homework is collected. A daily assignment is worth 5-10 points, and a long term assignment is worth more.

  • Students who do not due their homework are repeatedly reminded until they finally do it. If necessary, a student will be required to stay after school or come in early to complete assignments.


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  • Tests and quizzes are given in different formats – alone, groups, on paper, and, in the near future, on computers.

  • Alternative Assessments with the computers may take the place of a traditional test.

  • Computer projects are usually worth about 40 points.


New this semester

New This Semester

  • Blogging

  • Google Notebook

  • Online copy of textbook

  • Computer-based tests


Advanced algebra trigonometry

Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry

Textbook: Precalculus With Limits: A Graphing Approach

Calculator: TI-83 or higher


Course outline

Course Outline

  • Graphs and Lines in the Plane

  • Functions and Their Graphs

  • Polynomial and Rational Functions

  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • Trigonometric Functions

  • Additional Topics in Trigonometry


Grading policy1

Grading Policy

  • Students have two major types of homework assignments, Student Notes and Section Problems

  • Tests and quizzes are given in different formats – alone, groups, on paper, and on computers.

  • Alternative Assessments with the computers may take the place of a traditional test.

  • Computer projects are usually worth about 40 points.


Some computer based activities

Some Computer-Based Activities

  • Blogging

  • Google Notebook

  • Online copy of textbook

  • Computer-based tests

  • Self-Guided Lessons


Some pictures from our class

Some Pictures From Our Class


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