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Star Reporter. Melissa King, Colette Kruc, & Diane Elkerton Anwatin Middle School April 10, 2008. Minnesota Zoo. Agenda. Define Star Reporter Discuss the pros Connections to the mainstream Discuss benefits for students Discuss benefits for staff. Disclaimer.

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star reporter

Star Reporter

Melissa King, Colette Kruc, & Diane Elkerton

Anwatin Middle School

April 10, 2008

agenda
Agenda
  • Define Star Reporter
  • Discuss the pros
  • Connections to the mainstream
  • Discuss benefits for students
  • Discuss benefits for staff
disclaimer
Disclaimer
  • The information we are providing is based on:
    • Our program
    • Our school expectations

(IB, NUA, PDP’s, standards…)

    • Melissa and Colette
    • Summer curriculum money (and lots of it)
the star reporter
The Star Reporter
  • The Star Reporter is a framework to implement a rigorous curriculum at the students’ individual levels.
  • It addresses and teaches the essence of the standards.
  • It provides students with world knowledge and literacy based activities.
  • It is a cumulative assessment is seen in the creation of a monthly newspaper that shows the students’ work.
  • It provides teachers with accountability to the students, parents, and district.
what we see as pros
What we see as Pros!
  • Promotes us to teach!!!
  • Accountability for teachers
  • Automatic communication and socialization skills with same age peers
  • Teaching based on standards
  • Provides an engaging focus experiential learning
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More pros!
  • Easy connections to IEPs
  • Parents can be ensured that their child is engaged based on the monthly newspaper
  • Creates connections to the mainstream expectations
  • Adaptable to students at ALL levels
  • Fosters creativity with both students and staff
connections to the mainstream
Connections to the mainstream
  • IB
  • PDPs
  • NUA/Thinking Maps
  • Social
  • Mainstream
    • History Day
    • Science Fair
    • Portfolio
    • And other school related activities
how the students benefit
How the students benefit
  • World knowledge
  • Community outings
  • Literacy based activities
  • A rigorous curriculum
  • Choices and voting
  • Connecting text to
    • Text
    • Life
    • Self
how the staff benefit
How the staff benefit
  • A k-12 curriculum
  • Room for creativity
  • Credibility
  • Easy to embed
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social studies
    • Communication/Assistive Technology
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • as well as their IEP goals and objectives
questions
Questions?
  • Feel free to contact us to visit our classrooms

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[email protected]

[email protected]

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