FLORIDA ELA STATE STANDARDS • Students are expected to embrace the discipline of science: Read like a scientist Write like a scientist Speak like a scientist Listen like a scientist Think and work like a scientist
Classroom Expectations • Be polite: This rule includes respect of school rules, school/individual property and, most importantly, respect for others.. • Be organized: Students are responsible for coming to class prepared. Required daily materials are as follows: • Pencil/Pen • Science Journal • Textbook • Completed Homework • Be punctual
SCIENCE CURRICULUM QUARTER 1 • Nature/Practice of Science • Water properties • Macromolecules • Enzymes • Cells
SCIENCE CURRICULUM QUARTER 2 • DNA/Protein Synthesis • Cell Cycle/Meiosis • Genetics
SCIENCE CURRICULUM QUARTER 3 • Evolution • Classification • Plants
SCIENCE CURRICULUM QUARTER 4 • Ecology • Human Body • Biotechnology
STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING • In Standards-based grading, the main idea is that the grade is a measure of what students know or can do. It is not a measure of how well the students are obedient and it is not a measure of how much effort the students put into homework. • What changes will you see? You will see your student tracking their progress on learning goals and more formative assessments that provide information to the student and teacher about where they are in their learning. When looking at Home Access Center, you are going to see fewer grades.
STUDENT SELF-MONITORING • Evaluate Knowledge using Benchmark Study Guides • Set Learning Goals • Student/Teacher Conference
RESOURCES • Benchmark Study Guide • Textbook • Hands-On Activities and Investigations • Schoology
GRADING Summative: 75% Other: 25% Formative Classwork Projects Homework
Communication Email: Tina.firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://teachers.stjohns.k12.fl.us/willis-t/ EDMODO: https://sjcsd.edmodo.com/
JUST A THOUGHT Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.