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  • Danielle Hicks posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Our school has opened up some more options for our 8th graders this year by allowing them to take ATC courses in business, auto mechanics, carpentry, welding, and electricity. This has been beneficial in improving student attendance–especially for reluctant students.

    • Wow, excellent!

    • That’s so incredible! Next year, we are merging our middle school with our high school, and we also hope to be able to offer the 7th and 8th grade students the ATC courses. We believe it could greatly help their interest and attendance, as well as help them start their career discernment and career paths early.

  • Danielle Hicks posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 1 year ago

    Like Mr. Arnett’s post, our entire school has been focused this year on standards-based grading and assessment. One of the biggest changes in our building this year has been the implementation of “learning checks,” or formative assessments on a weekly basis that check for mastery of specific standards. We use Google Forms via Google Classroom to…[Read more]

    • Fantastic!! Would love to see some screenshot examples of this for others to see. If not in our thread here, please share in one of the news stories you will be sending.

      • I am familiarizing myself with Google now. So many useful data collection tools. We are using some of these tools to streamline data collection, school wide.

        • Can’t beat it. Available to all and full of capability. Please share as you continue to learn more.

  • Danielle Hicks posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year ago

    I have reviewed the Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes before, so I was somewhat familiar with the list prior to revisiting them. It never ceases to amaze me the number of course codes that do exist, and yet how limited we are at providing these resources to our children. Oh, to be able to tap into all these courses for ALL of our children!…[Read more]

    • Yes, for certain. The Rich Curriculum piece is adding another layer of accountability. For instance in middle school for Career Exploration, only certain courses can count towards this. For instance, Digital Literacy is not listed. See attached.
      • Our school has opened up some more options for our 8th graders this year by allowing them to take ATC courses in business, auto mechanics, carpentry, welding, and electricity. This has been beneficial in improving student attendance–especially for reluctant students.

        • Wow, excellent!

        • That’s so incredible! Next year, we are merging our middle school with our high school, and we also hope to be able to offer the 7th and 8th grade students the ATC courses. We believe it could greatly help their interest and attendance, as well as help them start their career discernment and career paths early.

    • Being that this was the first time I have reviewed the course codes in depth, the number of course codes was surprising to me.

  • Danielle Hicks posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Yes. This is definitely a resounding concern in our building as well.

  • Danielle Hicks posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    This is something that we are doing at my school as well, across all content areas. We are finding that it is an excellent way to formatively assess.

  • Danielle Hicks changed their profile picture 1 year ago

  • Danielle Hicks posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Thank you very much!

  • Danielle Hicks posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Thank you! I am happy to join The Holler!