Meeting Notes MST 2008-2009

posted Sep 17, 2008, 8:40 AM by Matt Cronin   [ updated Nov 16, 2009, 4:35 PM ]

5/6/2009

ALEKS report by teachers- bring names of students that have have earned 2 or more wedges of an ALEKS Pie

4/28/2009 Teacher Luncheon and prepare classroom for visitors


4/21/2009 Vacation week

4/7/2009

Conversation about ALEKS Discussion on: How do you differentiate instruction in your classroom? How do you meet the needs of all students? We will record a list of examples.


4/1 /2009

Conversation about ALEKS and about exhibition projects/rubrics/evaluation

3/25/2009

unit conversations observation dates MCAS prep/ practice

3/18/2009

Conversation about ALEKS and about exhibition projects/rubrics/evaluation

3/11/2009

Conversation about ALEKS and about exhibition projects/rubrics/evaluation/ pi party planning

 3/4/2009

Conversation sharing project ideas exhibition projects/rubrics/evaluation/ pi party conversation

2/25/2009

Conversation about assessments and grading

2/11/2009

Rubrics and conversation about grading

2/4/2009

Conversation about ALEKS and about exhibition projects/rubrics/evaluation also bring requests for supplies or ideas

1/21/2009

Conversation about ALEKS and how to motivate students

1/14/2009

Conversation about ALEKS and about exhibition projects/rubrics/evaluation

1/7/2009

Please bring laptop if possible. We will be working on ALEKS and discussing how we are utilizing the program.


12/17/2008

Math assessments How do you assess? How do you measure proficiency? How do you measure advanced?Rubrics? How often? What do assessments look like?


12/10/2008

Exhibition/standards/projects discussion. Each teacher will share ideas and help others with integrated unit ideas.


12/3/2008

CUE report discussion, looking at MCAS, planning term 2 units


11/19/2008

Assessment discussion, how are rubrics going? CUE questions. Discuss standards, projects, and materials for next term


11/12/2008

Conversation about ALEKS and about exhibition projects/rubrics/evaluation


11/5/2008


ALEKS times and management discussed. CUE report and evidence/assessments were reviewed to benchmark proficiency. 


10/29/2008

Gradebooks were discussed. Teachers are encouraged to look at their gradebook from a parent prospective. Check to make sure the assignment makes sense to parents.  Number of assessments should be 1 at a minimum per week of school. CUE report is coming, make sure the standards that will be assessed this term have enough evidence.


Next week the team will look at an MCAS test and get in groups according to grade level to discuss the test and the state's assessment of standards. 


10/15/2008

ALEKS assessments and other issues on ALEKS were discussed. 

Teachers brought content are standards to discuss concerns on how to teach them or materials that may need to order.  Lessons, units, and gradebooks will be discussed next meeting.


10/8/2008

Week 5

 

All teachers logged onto ALEKS and up-dated classes, learned how to send assessments, and explored some of the features of ALEKS.

 

4th and 8th grade are on ALEKS and the other grades will be on this coming week. The 5th -7th grades will be on ALEKS next week.


10/1/2008

Week 4

Planning the yearlong scope and sequences based on the grade level assigned standards. Ideas are shared and suggestions were given.

 

ALEKS discussion

Teachers will log into ALEKS and add new students to their classes. Their new ALEKS class is set up and ready for students to log into and for teachers to activate. Scholl wide ALEKS start up will be for the week of October1.


9/24/2008

Week 3 NWEA and MCAS statistics are analyzed. Names of students will be given to the department head ASAP. When we have these official numbers/names they will passed along to leadership team to review and discuss.

 

All staff were given a copy of math/science scope and sequence for grades 4-8. Teachers will look at this data to continue to plan their yearlong calendar for teaching their assigned standards.

 

All planning materials will be brought to week fours meeting.



9/3/2008

Week 2

Math step up

 

More conversation of possible scenarios of what the step up program would look like. What time of prep. Would be involved. The teachers also started brainstorming ideas of how to help struggling students identified by MCAS scores. Teachers start to study scores and identify students for step up and remedial help.


8/27/2008

Week 1

Math step up program

 

The team discussed the possibility of moving students from their current grade level up to the next grade for math. Criteria would be set including; MCAS scores, NWEA scores, essential habits, teacher recommendation, and parent approval.

 

Teachers were concerned about scheduling and exhibition project integration.

 

Chairperson will bring teacher concerns to leadership team.



 




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