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WELCOME to SYNERGISTICS. MRS. DUNICAN ROOM 2105 . “Create a Dream, Make It a Reality” . WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?. District 123 Mission.

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Welcome to synergistics

WELCOMEtoSYNERGISTICS

MRS. DUNICAN

ROOM 2105


Create a dream make it a reality

“Create a Dream, Make It a Reality”

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?


District 123 mission

District 123 Mission

  • The mission of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123, as a district striving for excellence, is to ensure that each student learns the skills, acquires the knowledge, and develops the behaviors and attitude necessary to succeed in the future as a caring, responsible, and productive citizen; this mission accomplished through a challenging instructional program that is consistent with the state and local goals is provided by a caring and talented staff within a safe and healthy environment in partnership with the entire community.


Olhms core values

OLHMS Core Values

  • At Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, we are committed to success by providing an educational experience for each of our students that promotes continual improvement and progress toward our three “Mustang Musts.”

  • BE RESPECTFUL

  • BE RESPONSIBLE

  • BE SAFE


What is respect

WHAT IS RESPECT ?

  • Be Respectful refers to your ability to treat others the way you expect to be treated. OLHMS students exhibit respect by…

    • being kind to your new partner

    • following classroom expectations

    • accepting teachers’ decisions

    • cooperating and encouraging others


What is responsibilty

WHAT IS RESPONSIBILTY?

  • Be Responsible refers to your ability to take ownership of your actions. OLHMS students exhibit responsibility by…

    • being prepared for class

    • following directions the first time they are given

    • completing tasks when instructed to do so

    • using equipment properly


What is safety

What is Safety?

  • Be Safe refers to the role you play in maintaining a safe learning environment. OLHMS students exhibit safety choices by…

    • wearing school ID at all times

    • avoiding harmful situations like rolling around on the chairs

    • honoring personal space and materials

    • entering and exiting the Synergistic Lab in an orderly fashion


Emergency plans

EMERGENCY PLANS

  • FIRE DRILLS-EVACUATE OUTSIDE

  • TORNADO DRILLS- UNDER DESKS BY WALLS

  • SHELTER-IN-PLACE- REMAIN INSIDE

  • LOCK DOWN- LOCK DOORS AND REMAIN HIDDEN

  • BUT IN ALL EMERGENCIES REMEMBER:

    • REMAIN CALM AND QUIET

    • LISTEN FOR INSTRUCTIONS

    • TAKE ATTENDANCE

    • STAY WITH YOUR CLASS


Substitutes

SUBSTITUTES

  • In the event that I am absent and a substitute takes over my class, I expect your absolute best behavior!

  • You will ask to use the restroom and to get a drink of water.

  • If your name is written down FOR ANYREASON, you will have an automatic afterschool detention with me.

  • NO QUESTIONS ASKED… NO EXCUSES ACCEPTED!


What is synergistics

WHAT IS SYNERGISTICS ?

  • This class is a multimedia module-based curriculum that integrates elements of math, technology, science, and language arts. Learning is student directed, hands-on, and cooperative in nature.

  • Student-directed learning that is built to empower the students to take ownership of their learning.

  • The Synergistic experience is designed to facilitate cooperative learning. Every module is designed to be completed by two students working together as a team. 


What modules can i get

WHAT MODULES CAN I GET?


Message board

MESSAGE BOARD

  • Is located on the wall of the lab

  • Is visible when you enter the lab

  • Should be checked every day for

    • The days events

    • What session you should be on.

    • Extra Credit


What do i need for class

WHAT DO I NEED FOR CLASS?

  • Calculator

  • Pen or Pencil

  • Paper

  • Portfolios will be provided for you..

  • You may bring ear buds for yourself instead of using earphones


Drink of water

DRINK OF WATER?

  • If you thirsty and need a drink, you may go to the water fountain and get your drink while you are at the work stations

  • Use this privilege responsibly


Bathroom policy

BATHROOM POLICY

  • Switch out your lanyard for the hanging white lanyards by the door.

  • Take the appropriate bathroom pass

  • YOU DON’T NEED TO ASK ME FOR PERMISSION…. Please just go to the restroom and come back.

  • Don’t abuse this privilege!


Portfolios

PORTFOLIOS

  • Are kept in the lab. DO NOT BRING THEM HOME!

  • They are use for recording your grades.

  • They are the property of the school and other students will use them.

  • PLEASE DO NOT DEFACE THEM OR WRITE ALL OVER THEM.


Headphones

HEADPHONES

  • Headphones should remain on your head at all times while you are at the workstation.

  • Please clean the headphones before you use them.


Rolling on chairs

ROLLING ON CHAIRS

  • REFRAIN FROM ROLLING or SPINNING AROUND ON THE CHAIRS.

  • IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

    • ONE REMINDER

    • REMOVAL OF THE CHAIR

    • STUDENT STANDS THE REMAINDER OF THE CLASS


Call lights

CALL LIGHTS

  • Use your call light to get the teachers attention (DO NOT SHOUT HER NAME)

  • Remain in your seat until your teacher is able to come to your workstation. (YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY STUDENT IN HER CLASS)

  • Continue to work while you are waiting…


Visiting

VISITING

  • VISITING other work stations is strictly prohibited.

  • The only other person you should be talking to is your partner.


Before logging in

BEFORE LOGGING IN:

  • When you get to your work station, ….ALWAYS… Check your workstation for any missing or broken equipment.

  • It is your responsibility to report it to your teacher.


Logging in

LOGGING IN

  • THREE STEPS

  • Username is “synergy” and password is “pitsco” for every log in.

  • Enter your

    • First name first initial

    • Last name (if it all fits)

    • Password


What is my password

WHAT IS MY Password.?

  • Your password is a Confidential Code….Keep it Private!!

  • Your password will be given to your by your teacher.


Logging in1

LOGGING IN

  • It is important to use lower case letters.

    • Password “pitsco” is always in lower case.

  • Spelling is important

    • Check the spelling of your Name for any errors

    • Do not put a space after your first name initial

    • Any variation in entering your name will result in an error message


  • Saving your work

    SAVING YOUR WORK

    • Go to “File” to get a drop down menu

    • Click “Save As” to get the save window

    • Go to the drop down triangle and click “Local Disk (C:)”

    • Click “Home” folder twice

    • Click the module name folder twice

    • Click class “Hour” or your class period folder twice

    • Type the name of your file in window and click “Save”

    • DO NOT save work using your initials.

    • Save your work using you and your partners FIRST AND LAST NAMES


    7 sessions

    7 SESSIONS

    • SESSION 1: Module Guide….Not included in your total points for your grade.

    • SESSIONS 2 – 5: RCAs…Worth 29% of your grade. Take your time and work out the problem.

    • SESSION 6: Test Review….Play Bloop or Critter Cross

    • SESSION 7: Post Test….You may prepare a sheet of notes that you can use during your Post Test.


    Features of the module across the toolbar

    Features of the ModuleAcross the toolbar

    • TOOLBAR ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SYNERGISTIC SCREEN

    • Log in

    • Log out

    • Student Info

    • Help

    • Session Identifier

    • Page


    Welcome to synergistics

    RCAs

    • They are very challenging!!!!!

    • If you are able to get 30 out of 30 points on your RCAs, you become eligible for the PERFECT SCORE RAFFLE.

    • You will get a raffle ticket for which you will fill in your full name and your class number.

    • 7th and 8th graders only: At the end of the trimester, the winner of the raffle win receive an A+ for this class.


    Logging off

    LOGGING OFF

    • Do not log off until told to do so.

    • Continue on to the Enrichments if you’re finished with your session before the end of class.

    • Mrs. Dunican or Mr. Adams will tell you to log off


    Enrichments some are famililar and some brand new

    ENRICHMENTSSOME ARE FAMILILAR AND SOME BRAND NEW


    More logging off

    MORE LOGGING OFF

    • Click the log off button

    • Make sure you both give yourselves the 10 pts. for attendance and 10 pts. for participation.

    • Note – DO NOT press Ctrl-Alt-Delete or the Large RED “X” in the corner of the screen.

      • This will cause you to loose all of your points and work for the day


    Figuring out your grade

    FIGURING OUT YOUR GRADE

    • Attendance and participation = 140

    • Post test = 100

    • RCAs = 120

    • Assessments = 60

    • At the end of each rotation, students add all of their actual points together.

    • Then take your actual total points and Divide it by the total possible points.

    • 320/420=.76=76%


    Grade sheet

    X 100

    GRADE SHEET

    Your Name Goes Here.

    Assessment Grade (Mrs. Dunican’s Initials) goes here


    Student grade sheet

    STUDENT GRADE SHEET

    • Students fill out the Grade Form each day

      • Calculate your percentage before you leave class each day.

    • You will know what is your grade right away. No Waiting!!

    YOUR TOTAL POINTS GO HERE


    Calculating your grade

    CALCULATING YOUR GRADE?

    • IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS

      Your total points on

      The Module


    Class grade

    CLASS GRADE

    • YOUR CLASS GRADE IS BASED ON ALL YOUR POINTS ADDED TOGETHER

      • THE MODULES

      • EXTRA CREDIT


    Welcome and enjoy

    WELCOME AND ENJOY


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