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Shelburne Community School

August 30, 2012

Welcome & Agenda

Introductions & Purpose

Curriculum outline and progression toward Algebra

Why Algebra Placement Program at SCS?

What does Algebra look like at SCS?

How did we arrive at the current delivery model?

Q & A

Quiz

This year sets us up for our 2013-14 curriculum

2013-14 – CMP3 is Common Core ready

Common Core Alignment for 2014-15

How we decide what to teach in the APP program…

- Algebra is available to more students
- More students qualify to take higher level math courses in High School
- 8th Grade Enrichment
- Students able to progress at their pace
- Our model was adopted by CSSU

- Algebra is taught daily
- Algebra takes place in the classroom and seminars
- APP students participate in follow-up sessions
- Algebra is taught by all 8th grade math teachers and is collaborative – monthly planning

- SCS Math Website

- Algebra is taught in isolation 9 seminars per year.
- Students are expected to teach themselves algebra and there is no direct instruction or time for follow up with teachers.
- Everyone must stay in the APP once they have signed up.
- APP is the only algebra taught at SCS.

- Questions?
- Please complete the brief exit card before leaving this evening.