Campbell County High School:
CCHS teachers using Learning Targets to begin the lesson, refer back to the target during the lesson, and assess the target.
CCHS students had to assess their knowledge of grammatical terms with "I don't know this", "I know this term", or "I can explain this term to a friend" so their teacher knew how to group them for instruction.
Campbell County Middle School:
Some students in Doni Beaupre’s science classes had to use their 21st Century Skills of collaborating and thinking critically to solve a posed problem to assist them in meeting the learning target of accurate data collection and analysis of data. Students were presented with the task of determining the rate at which a meal beetle travels in a given amount of time. (This became a little tricky as the bugs did not travel in a straight line.) After some collaboration with each other the students set forth with chart paper, stop watches, yarn, tape measures, calculators, etc. to design an accurate method for data collection and analysis. Once complete students then had to collect data on the larvae of these beetles to make comparisons to the adult rates. All findings had to be summarized and were communicated to the rest of the class via a gallery walk.
Students classified angles using a Venn Diagram.
Second graders use kid friendly search engines to research desert animals after reading their weekly selection, a walk in the desert. Students had to think critically to choose the right site or link in order to gather information. They were able to choose an animal that interested them from the story. They had to write three facts, and find out where they live, and what they eat.
Teachers are putting Podcasts to use in their classrooms after learning about them during our PDs. Students created the following podcast about Constitution Day.
Edmodo is also being used in classrooms throughout the district for student engagement! Teachers can communicate with their students and add video clips to help students learn their content. What a wonderful free resource for our 21st Century learners!