N O V E M B E R 12th
ELA – Social Studies
F E E D B A C K
Give Your Students Better Writing FeedbackYour feedback probably stinks nothing personal ;). More commonly, students receive feedback but it doesn’t do a whole lot of good. Kluger and DeNisi conducted a meta-analysis of studies of feedback and found that the average effect of writing feedback intervention on performance was quite positive.. However, 38 percent of the time the control group actually outperformed the feedback groups …www.betterwritingfeedback.com
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O A K H I L L M I D D L E S C H O O L
WRITING AND LITERACY
ELA – Social Studies
2 hours after school
Meeting 1 of 6
OCTOBER 16, 2019
A G E N D A
Overview of this work
Writing process research
Preview our SRSD initiative
Share Writing Artifacts
- Table Groups
- Rank strong to weak
- Descriptive feedback
- Share rubrics
- School wide
Discuss and reflect
November 12th – Next After School “Writing & Literacy” session
Bring Artifacts- check email
- Ranked student writing samples
- Strategy & Approach
- Proper Feedback
Overview of SRSD Writing Initiative
November 14th– Professional Development
SRSD Writing Initiative
- Receive book- “Releasing Writers” Laud & Patel , 2018 Pax Media
- WVDE ELA & Social Studies coordinators
- OHMS Writing Plan implementation
We have been so dazzled by our beautiful new home that it does not seem possible that our first SUCCESS DAY is tomorrow.! The dust is settling and solid things are happening up and down our halls. How great is it that our first SUCCESS day falls just as we are really getting into “heavy duty” instruction and learning? This will allow us to chart our work for the year to really make a difference with our students and shine in our community!On your planning period tomorrow please come to the Faculty Conference room just off of the teacher resource room. Run to our meeting as fast as you can, because we have food to eat and things to accomplish!If you can access your amazing work from the last few years- forms, matrices, PBLs, or even anecdotes- please bring them along so we can look at our foundation as we build our work for this year. Of course, just like in your classroom, be sure to have pen and paper to jot down ideas and plan with us. If you are new to this work, have no fears- what we are after this year is just good solid teaching leading to genuine learning throughout our school.We can make a difference together as we build our new school and new ways of doing things here on our Oak Hill Campus. No matter where you are in “the work” -or what experiences you have had in the past- all of us collectively have an amazing opportunity to have a positive lasting impact in the lives of so many right here at OHMS- and beyond!Our AGENDA is attached- read it over and get excited with me as we get ready to SHINE!George
O A K H I L L M I D D L E S C H O O L
S U C C E S S D A Y
September 11, 2019
A G E N D A
WHERE WE’VE BEEN IN THE WORK
Overview of our work at this school
- Share out highlights of FYS work during seven last years
- Recognize the high points and the low points
- Give specific examples of matrices done here at CMS/OHMS
- Relate matrix work to PBL development
- Discuss the “WHY”
- Rationalize the instructional value of this work
Forms, Support, and Procedures
- Support website- https://ohmsteams.com
- Matrix template
- Cornerstone Skills
- DOK levels
- Deconstruct Standards
- Standards based instruction
- Standards driving PBLs
BRAINSTORM WHAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH
Needs, goals, dreams, and focus
- Higher order thinking skills
- Common expectations
- Common formative assessments
- Cross-curricular lessons
- Peer to Peer visits
- Community Connection
- PBL design, implementation, and impact
- Realize the dream
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Here is a a GREAT resource from Nathan Hollister at OHHS
This is list of sites that are useful for flipped/tech geared classrooms.
Eclipse Teaching Resources:
Across the Curriculum–
George Washington & the Solar Eclipse-
- King Solomon’s Mines, by Henry Rider Haggard (1885).Note: It was a lunar eclipse in this novel
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain (1889), protagonist predicts solar eclipse in 528 CE.
- Pharaoh, by Bolesław Prus (1895), historical novel with culminating solar eclipse in ca. 1085 BCE (at the fall of Egypt’s New Kingdom and 20th Dynasty), predicted by priest Menes.
- The Secret Mountain, by Enid Blyton, a group of children and their guardian, captives of a sun-worshipping African tribe, escape by threatening to kill the sun, having prior knowledge of an imminent solar eclipse.
- Voyage: a novel of 1896, by Sterling Hayden (1976), depicts a solar eclipse of the titular year, viewed from the South Pacific.
- Nightfall, by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg (1990 novel based on Asimov’s 1941 short story of the same name).
- El Eclipse, by Augusto Monterroso (short story).
- Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne, by Stephen King (both 1992), feature and are connected through the total eclipse of 1963.
- Illegal Alien, by Robert J. Sawyer (1997). Aliens visit Earth and observe a total solar eclipse. Their scientist host speculates that Earth may be the only planet in the entire universe whose moon covers its sun perfectly (with only transits or occultations occurring on other planets). Although it is not explicitly stated in the novel, Sawyer has noted that the eclipse was the historical eclipse of August 11, 1999, which allows the reader to ascertain the time the novel takes place.
- Eclipse of the Sun, by Phil Whitaker (1997), set in India has at its centre a dramatic attempt to organize a public viewing of the Solar eclipse of October 24, 1995.
- Solar Eclipse, by John Farris (1999).
- Sunwing, by Kenneth Oppel (1999).
- The Eclipse of the Century, by Jan Mark (1999).
- Pitch Black: Fight Evil with Evil, by Frank Lauria and David Twohy (ca. 2000).
- Eclipse (2000) and Shroud (2002), by John Banville, interlinked novels set against the backdrop of a solar eclipse.
- Eclipse, by Erin Hunter (2008). Part of the Warriors series, the solar eclipse occurs during the battle between all the Clans, foretold by a strange cat by the name of “Sol”.
- Midnight Never Come, by Marie Brennan (2008).
- The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2009).
- Every Soul A Star (2008) by Wendy Mass
- A Memory of Light (2013) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
- Jade Dragon Mountain (2015) by Elsa Hart, historical mystery centered around a solar eclipse in early Qing Dynasty China.
- The Eclipse, by Willer de Oliveira (short story).
Annie Dillard’s Classic Essay: ‘Total Eclipse’:
From Terry George
The Great American Solar Eclipse- Partial Eclipse in WV
The Great American Solar Eclipse will be a total eclipse for some during its coast to coast path across the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017. In West Virginia, about 90% of the sun will be covered- a greater percentage will be covered in the southern parts of the state, less in the northern parts. The eclipse will begin in Huntington at about 1:01 p.pm, but will not begin in the eastern panhandle until about 1:10 p.m. Visit the Time and Date website and type the name of your town or a town near you to get more specific information about when the eclipse will occur in your area. The site also includes an animation of what to expect and when to expect the various phases of the eclipse. Additionally, WVU has compiled a list of resources on a website to assist educators in preparing for and teaching about eclipses, see The Great American Solar Eclipse.
IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE- The human eye is very sensitive, and exposure to direct sunlight can damage the eye. Never are we more tempted to look directly at the sun than during a solar eclipse. Students should be cautioned about looking directly at the sun; fortunately, there are several options for viewing a solar eclipse safely. Visit the NASA How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely site for details. Links to safety videos are also included on the WVU Great American Solar Eclipse web site as well