January 29

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Teacher Showcase: Authentic Achieve3000 Lessons from Northview and Southview

Throughout January, teachers from the social studies, science, and ELA departments at both Northview and Southview gave up half of their day to watch a fellow teacher implement a lesson using Achieve3000. Afterward, those teachers discussed that lesson and others and explored the benefits, limitations, and functions of the reading differentiation service. Now, you can benefit from those model lessons, too!


English Language Arts

Miscreant teenagers, giant bugs, gender segregation, and Facebook!

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Amy Schloegl monitors students applying the concept of absurdity in their graphic organizers.

ELA teachers enjoyed a range of different lessons through the exemplary teaching of four teacher leaders. Check these out!

  • Amy Schloegl (Northview) discussed the concept of absurdity in literature through Greek myth, Kafka, Achieve3000, and Honey Boo-Boo with sophomores. Link
  • Dan Greenberg and Megan Houts (Southview) applied the three claims of rhetoric to a debate over police use of social media to monitor gang behavior with sophomores. Link
  • Sam Stevens (Southview) explored Holden Caulfield’s sleep deprivation in Catcher in the Rye with juniors. Link
  • BethAnn Seifert and Jessie Minard (Northview) stimulatied spontaneous debate over the issue of single-gender classrooms with seniors. Link
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Seniors in BethAnn Seifert and Jessie Minard’s class collaborate in research and planning for their debate.

 


Social Studies

Shots are fired and fallen soldiers are remembered!

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Katy Creecy helps student groups as they collaborate on article analysis and mapping.

Social studies teachers explored literacy at multiple levels with these two models. Check them out!

  • Kat Creecy (Southview) helped her freshmen see the under-recognized role of colonist soldiers in World War One through Achieve3000 and Google My Maps. Link
  • Alex Clarkson (District) introduced sophomore American History students to AIR testing through Achieve3000’s bonus lesson resources for test preparation. Link
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The simple, yet powerful Google My Maps provides an added dimension to student literacy.


Science

Wondering how much wolves have in common with dogs and whether to turn that iPod down?

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Kathryn Nelson uses a physical model of the human ear to demonstrate how sound travels to our brains.

Science teachers watched informational text form the basis of science standard teaching and review. Check what they did!

  • Kathryn Nelson (Northview) taught freshmen about waves, energy, and hearing loss with SmartBoard, guitar, giant ear, and Achieve3000. Link
  • Abbey Cappel (Southview) helped sophomores review genetics concepts through application to real world concerns expressed in Achieve3000 articles. Link
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A whiteboard from one of Abbey Cappel’s student groups