Wednesday, November 14, 2012

11/14 Office Hours, Missouri, Nystrom, ETA

Started the day in my office.  Worked on:

  • Getting a new light in my office that seems to have gone out (HELP I'M IN THE DARK)
  • Organized resources for 8th grade Curriculum Workshop on Friday.
  • Contacted Pearson re Edcamp and SciSS Resources
  • Replied to e-mails
  • Emailed 3rd grade Facilitators re Forces Unit
  • Skimmed the new Missouri Teacher Evaluation system
  • Received a call from CPO
    • Sending a teacher's guide and CD's
    • 1 book = 1 online book
    • every 30 books = 1 complete "kit" of materials
    • "complete program"
Met with 4th grade to discuss the Missouri Unit: (I ran late...)

What are the goals?  What are the essential learnings?  WHat are the GLEs?  How do we make a final product that is meaningful to kids?

Missouri GLE's
  • Identify and explain why Missouri has a constitution and why the state makes and enforces laws
  • Describe how authoritative decisions are made, enforced and interpreted within the state government
  • Identify and explain the functions of the three branches of government in the state government
  • Identify and describe the significance of the individuals from Missouri who have made contributions to our state and national heritage; examples include Lewis and Clark, Mary Easton Sibley, John Berry Meacham, Geroge Washington Carver, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mark Twain, Harry S Truman and Thomas Hart Benton
    • Describe the contributions of Thomas Jefferson
  • Locate and describe settlements in Missouri of people of European and African heritage
  • Outline issues of Missouri statehood, such as the Missouri Compromise
  • Summarize the events in westward expansion, including people’s motivation, their hardships, and Missouri as a jumping-off point to the West
  • Sequence and describe the importance of: Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Explain Missouri’s role in the Civil War, i.e., Missouri as a border state
  • Evaluate the impact of westward expansion on the Native American in Missouri
  • Describe the changes in Missouri since the Civil War in education, transportation and communication
  • Explain how the state gets the money it needs to provide goods and services, especially by the collection of sales taxes
  • Locate the cities of Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Columbia and St. Joseph
At 10:30 met with the NYSTROM reps to discuss resources.
At 11:15 I dropped off a globe to Clark Elementary

After words I dropped off ROCKS from hixson to Steger for the Rock Cycle unit

The attended the ETA of St. Louis Meeting, Agenda included:
  • Networking
  • Flipping PD
  • Reports
  • Old Business
    • CSD announcements and upcoming events
  • New Business
    • Sponsorship of EdcampSTL - $200

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