Monthly Archives: January 2012

Trojan Pride ~ Staff Update (1.27.2012)

Click on the picture to view the most recent version of the Trojan Pride Staff Update.  Remember, all links in this document (blue text with underline) are hyperlinked to the website or blog posting they are referencing.

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Athena Bright Spot: Unit Cover Sheets (by Ray Gangarossa)

Mr. Gangarossa ensures that his students know exactly what they need to know and be able to do prior to each unit.  His students are given a Unit Cover Sheet that includes the following: the Learning Objectives for each lesson … Continue reading

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Differentiating Across the Levels of Bloom (by Mr. Bruner)

Check out this incredible resource on differentiation put together by Mr. Bruner.  In this PowerPoint you will find 10-15 different activities and strategies to differentiate your instruction at each level of Blooms Taxonomy. That’s over 80 different ideas for how … Continue reading

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5 Things We Should Do to Meet the New CCLS (by Lauren Davis)

Click here to read this article by Lauren Davis on the “Eye on Education Blog” Click Here to download a PDF of the text of the article.

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Curriculum Map Templates and Information

The following word documents can be used to develop your 1 page curriculum maps. Curriculum Map Template (8×11) Curriculum Map Template (8×14) Curriculum Map Definitions Concepts by Content

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Lessons from a Public School Turnaround

This video highlights the journey of a school that was one of the worst public schools in the State of South Caroline and is now making incredible gains.  This remarkable turnaround is not a mystery or an accident.  It is … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Projects: A Public School Implement Charter School Ideas

A rural public school in Georgia adopts the idea of Project Based Learning from the celebrated San Diego charter school High Tech High.  The work centers on three principles, 1) Time to Collaborate, 2) Openness to Experimentation, 3) Recognition that … Continue reading

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Trojan Pride ~ Staff Update (1.20.2012)

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Athena Musicians Honored for Excellence

Athena High Schools Music Department had a stellar weekend! Several students participated in a music solo festival over last weekend. Between Linda Marino and Brian King, we had 6 students prepare and play solos for adjudicators this weekend in Rush-Henrietta.  … Continue reading

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Differentiated Learning Menus: Mary Vargenas

NYC Teacher Mary Vagenas shares a differentiated lesson in which students choose three different activities in each of the following categories: An Appetizer (warm up activity) An Entree (main activity) A Dessert (summary activity) Click on the picture below to … Continue reading

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