Monthly Archives: March 2013

Athena Music Students are the Channel 13 “Bright Spot” of the Day

  Click the image below to view the video clip on the Channel 13 website.

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Staff Update – Week 29

It is hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of the 3rd quarter.  This year continues to fly by.  We continue to push forward together every day in the ongoing effort to help our students strive toward … Continue reading

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The NYSED Reform Agenda: Big Picture (Infographic)

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Common Core Literacy: Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text

Check out this great video on a teacher using differentiated instruction to help all students master a close reading activity. He uses a common protocol and language, with varied levels of supports to get all students through the same complete … Continue reading

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Discovering the Properties of Quadrilaterals (CCLS Video)

  Check out this CCLS aligned video clip from that the math department analyzed in our PLC Team meeting today. We compared the instruction and learning in this video with Element 3.1 on student engagement from our NYSUT Rubric. … Continue reading

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Staff Update – Week 27

Quote to Contemplate: The following quote comes from the video (click here to view it again) we analyzed in our last department meetings pertaining to the CCLS.  It has been stuck in my mind all week. “If we do not … Continue reading

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Preparing for Close Reading with Students

  This is the video we watched in our staff meeting to refresh our understanding of the concept of Close Reading of a text.

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Quick Explanation of the CCLS Shifts by Kate Gerson (Video)

  Here is the video we watched in our department meetings last Tuesday by Kate Gerson on the CCLS shifts.

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Hockey Players Named NYS Scholar Athletes

Some of Athena’s Boy’s Hockey Team athletes have been honored as NYS Scholar Athletes for the Winter Sports Season.  They are as follows:   Eric Grills (94.9) Anthony Crawford (94.7) Patrick Crowe (94) Jonathan Clark (93.5) Michael Lucarelli (92.8) Dylan O’Hare … Continue reading

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CCLS Video Tip: Getting Ready to Write… Citing Textual Evidence

Checkout this 5 minute video of a lesson titled “Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence”.  Although it is of a middle school class, it is great and there are some really good tips to reflect on. Click the image … Continue reading

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