In order to provide an environment where all students perform up to their potential and are prepared for the future, we will make sure that students:
Are actively involved in their own learning.
Use writing as a way to learn.
Have some ownership over what is being learned.
Communicate with peers about what they are learning.
Study subjects in a way that shows them applications to real life.
Are able to make connections among content areas.
Are instructed in ways that help all students learn the Core Content for Assessment which Kentucky has determined is essential for all students to know and be able to do.
Are instructed in ways that equip students to apply the Depth of Knowledge specified in the Kentucky Core Content.
To help ensure our instructional practice principles are implemented:
Each week, students will have the opportunity to:
Receive appropriate and meaningful feedback.
Work with other students in pairs, small groups, or teams.
Do hands-on activities.
Read books or materials on their own or with a partner.
Listen to an adult read aloud.
Discuss different ways to solve problems.
Each month, students will have the opportunity to:
Read and write in all content areas.
Do open-response and on-demand items.
Communicate with pictures, charts, graphs, or a web.
Use a scoring guide.
Use a computer.
Use resources other than a textbook or worksheet.
Use manipulatives or equipment.
Be exposed to real-life examples that relate to content areas.
Discuss or read about current events, issues, or topics.
Watch the teacher do a demonstration.
Perform or create in an area of the arts and humanities.
Each grading period, students will have the opportunity to:
Participate in a one-on-one reading or writing conference with a teacher.
Do projects and investigations.
Participate in a peer reading or writing conference.
Read novels, short stories, and poems.
Read newspapers and magazines.
Use a computer for research.
Do real-life activities or projects.
Design or investigate projects based on their interests.
Speak in front of a group.
To ensure that the principles and guidelines above are implemented, every teacher shall:
5. Use technology for appropriate and varied learning activities and to extend the classroom into the community and the world.
To ensure that these instructional practice principles and guidelines are implemented and teachers are able to fulfill their role, the principal will: