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Tuesday, April 22

  1. page Dennis Klenow - Upper Elementary School Accelerated Math edited ... Dennis Klenow's Page Upper Elementary Accelerated Math ... currently a fifth grade teach…
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    My interest in accelerating the current fifth grade math curriculum developed from a need identified by teachers at our middle school. We currently identify students at the end of fifth grade that show advanced aptitude in mathematics by asking them to participate in a two stage multiple choice placement test. This multiple phase assessment process helps determine placement of students for sixth grade mathematics.
    Students may test into general sixth grade math or may be slotted into an advanced math course. This advanced math course is exposing those identified students to seventh grade mathematics concepts.
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Sunday, December 18

  1. page Matt Ralbusky - Physical Fitness & Academic Achievement edited ... I currently teach Elementary Physical & Health Education in an inclusive and diverse setti…
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    I currently teach Elementary Physical & Health Education in an inclusive and diverse setting within the Grand Blanc Community School District. My home school is Brendel Elementary. Brendel is a unique building in the sense that it not only houses kindergarten through fifth grade general education students but also houses special education programs affiliated with the Genesee intermediate School District.
    As a Physical Educator, I am responsible on a daily basis to motivate, inspire, encourage, and mold students of varying ages and ability levels regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status to reach their maximal potential and beyond. It is my intent that this webpage bring awareness about the pressing need to ensure daily physical activity for our children and youth whether in a school environment or at home.
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Monday, December 5

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Wednesday, November 9

  1. page Melissa Titsworth - High School Diploma vs. Certificate of Completion for Special Education Students edited ... Example of Grand Blanc's Personal Curriculum Checklist PC Template SpEd 3 2010 (2).doc Reso…
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    Example of Grand Blanc's Personal Curriculum Checklist
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Saturday, October 8

  1. page Grading for Learning edited ... Doug Reeves booksBooks Lucrari de licenta How to Grade for Learning, K-12 Ken O'Connor, …
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    How to Grade for Learning, K-12
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  2. page Melissa Titsworth - High School Diploma vs. Certificate of Completion for Special Education Students edited ... - Mathmatics options and sample scenarios - EDP Overview ... without a Diploma Lucrari d…
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    The section regarding Diploma vs. Completion without a Diploma is very imformative and interesting. Students graduating without a diploma may still go to a trade/vocational school or a community college based off from their results on a standardized test such as the ACT. Without a diploma you can still enter certain branches of the US armed forces as a Tier II candidate. However, the percentage rate of Tier II enlistees is very low in all branches. There are still scholarships and financial aid available for graduates without a diploma, however they are not the same as would be with a diploma. It is refreshing to see that their are still opportunities for graduates without diplomas. Unfortunately, they come with stipulations and are not as promising.
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    This is a powerpoint created by the MDE. It does a good job of describing when and why a Personal Curriculum should be used. This powerpoint makes this process realistic by using specific examples of students who would and wouldn't be acceptable for a Personal Curriculum.
    This is a chart that shows the Personal Curriculum Modifications for Subject Area Credit Requirments in regards to the MMC. This is a very handy chart that would assist in creating Personal Curriculums or in establishing when and where a Personal Curriculum can be made. It is very easy to read and extremely understandable!
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    This is a cite put out by the MDE regarding Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the Personal Curriculum. It's very user friendly as the cite is broken up into different sections or categories of questions. Section V has many questions that deal with the consequences of graduating without a diploma. It also has questions regarding districts abilities to decipher who gets a diploma. It's written in plain english so anyone can understand it, not just lawyers!
    The article"Well-intentioned folly" by Michael D. Ruch speaks of a school psychologist who suggests 'high standards' may leave some students behind. The Michigan Merrite Curriculum obviously affects all Michigan students' education, however this article shows how the MMC affects students emotionally. As educators we all know that it is much harder for students with emotional issues to succeed. It will be interesting to see how the affects of not meeting the rigorous standards of the MMC will affect our students.
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    The MDE has a spot on their website strictly pertaining to Personal Curriculums. There is an abundance of information from helping you figure out just what a Personal Curriculum is to actually helping you with writing a Personal Curriculum. It also has all the new happenings with Personal Curriculums and tools to help you through the process of writing a Personal Curriculum.
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    Wow, all I can say is this is definitely work in progress! I had an extremely hard time finding research on this subject area. The reason that there is not a whole lot of research on this is that this year's juniors will be the first students allowed to go through the Personal Curriculum process. Therefore, no one has been through it so we don't know what or where the bugs are yet. I found most of my information through the MDE. They have a whole site set up explaining the Personal Curriculum process. The MDE has done it's best to inform school personnel on the ins and outs of what they want. The problem is this is a huge change in curriculum requirements for the high school level, especially for special education, and the information available is very cumbersome and vague. Seeing as how every high school in Michigan does not offer the same classes, class names, etc. school personnel have to be crafty to make sure all students are fitting in the MME curriculum. My original research question was to see what the implications were when a student is awarded a certificate of completion vs. a diploma. I did find out that unfortunately, students who do receive a certificate of completion do not have the same options post high school. A certificate of completion does not hold the same clout as a high school diploma. Therefore, students are at a disadvantage if they did not receive a high school diploma. They can go to most trade schools, two year colleges, and get into some parts of military, but at a very low level. The state has allowed each district to decide what kind of certificate/diploma they will give to someone with a personal curriculum. Some just give high school diplomas and others give a high school diploma and/or a certificate of completion. It will be interesting to see what the state does once these students who receive certificate of completions are ready to enter the working or higher education world.
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Sunday, July 31

  1. page Dennis Klenow - Upper Elementary School Accelerated Math edited GB Cohort {math1.jpg} Dennis Klenow's Page ... After reading many articles on ability group…

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    After reading many articles on ability grouping, it has become apparent that there are differing opinions, as with most educational issues. Many believe that ability grouping has benefits in the areas of math and reading when students are grouped according to their needs. In cases where students were grouped within the same class, as well as when students are grouped across classes, benefits were identified. Students in the higher achieving groups were able to feed off of the deeper thinking of others, and those in the lower groups were no longer overshadowed by the higher achievers, and could share their ideas without feeling inadequate.
    Most share the opinion that ability grouping has little to no benefit if students are clustered into homogeneous classes for the entire day. In these cases, ability grouping is often referred to as "tracking", and students in the lower achieving groups identify with this, and feel as though they are being labeled.
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    It is my hope to secure grant money to integrate further technology next school year if M.A.R.P. provides the successful outcomes we are anticipating. I envision each student utilizing technology daily such as the netbooks mentioned in the Digital Tools Expand Options for Personalized Learning article.
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Saturday, July 2

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Friday, June 17

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    4/6/10 Digital textbooks are coming, but how fast and in what context are two of many questions ed leaders should be considering. Ed Week printed an article by the Director of the American Textbook Council.
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    This is Dr. Curtis Bonk, author of The World is Open, How Technology is Revolutionizing Education. His presentation style is annoying but what he has to say is worth hearing. He quickly gives examples of the 10 "doors" that are opening learning to all at any time any where. You may learn more from listening without being distracted by the visuals. At least that's what helped me pick up some additional info from him. (I have just started reading this book, 4/13/10. It has gotten lots of good press.)
    Chris Lehman is the principal of a charter school. He shares his passion about what is important to teach and learn in schools, and technology as an important tool.
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