by Cait Ferguson
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SLO OF THE MONTH: Students will increase their reading and math grade levels as evidenced by pre- and post- TABE scores in reading, math computation and applied math. Specifically: 70% will increase 0.5 grade level in reading and math after 30 hours of instruction.
By Cait Ferguson
Building fundamental literacy is at the heart of education, and our current SLO of the month!
Specifically, this SLO of the month’s literacy goal is to raise the reading score on the TABE, but at its core, this SLO reflects the amazing outcomes that are achieved through student effort and teacher design. Teachers are master architects, selecting curriculum and cultivating resources that will provide the optimal learning experience for their students. This feat requires time and ingenuity, and possibly some caffeine!
Though we are already making great strides with literacy development, sorting through the curriculum to find a perfect match sometimes takes a lot of time. In order to give a bit of that time back, a tool was created to make the search faster, and the options clearer!
The TABE Literacy Curriculum Alignment Chart, linked in the blue box, was made to aid in the selection of existing Five Keys literacy curriculum. The chart was designed to streamline the initial selection of materials, with the goal of centralizing the TABE information on each literacy series into one easy to reference document. Now, the entire curriculum for a TABE 4 student is shown on one table, so teachers can pick the best match for their student in a jiffy!
Two of the tables from the chart are provided below, as well as additional literacy resources to supplement the existing curriculum, found in the purple box.
Our students are capable of great literacy gains, and we hope that this resource will be useful to the teachers who get our students to greatness.
Quick Alignment Chart
Current literacy resources on the intranet for students in the low to middle TABE range
11/13/2017 0 Comments
SLO of the Month: Graduates will show a recidivism rate of 25% lower than the state average.
Whether in the community or in-custody, our students have enrolled with Five Keys to turn their lives around. This article offers 3 things you can do to help students maintain healthy lifestyles and support them on their journey to recovery!
1. Incorporate Opportunities for Social Emotional Learning
As our student re-enter, it’s important that we support their social, emotional development so they can respond appropriately in the workplace, at school, and with their families. This can be done by including instruction in the following five areas: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES
The activities below have all been hand-selected for you and are AWESOME.
If you're short on time, those marked with *** are a good place to start.
2. Teach Core Employability Skills
3. Connect Students to Their Next Destination
Connect students to the idea of college!
Northern California Connections:
Southern California connections:
SLO of the month: 70% of students will complete 1 academic unit every 10 days
We've all heard of these strategies and know their value. Like a Rolex watch or a Chanel handbag, these five teaching tools have withstood the test of time. But in the busyness of teaching, one or two often get skipped -- forgotten, overlooked, and undervalued -- for the sake of saving time. When applied intentionally and consistently, these instructional staples are sure to revamp your teaching style! Read more to find new ideas or twists on things you're already doing, and watch as student attendance, motivation, engagement, and internalization soar.
5. Always root for them -- even when they stink.
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, shares an inspiring message in this 8-minute TED Talk: "Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."
Interested in joining or forming a plc (Professional Learning Community)?
Contact your Academic Committee teacher representative or principal if you are interested in joining/forming a PLC or Professional Learning Network (PLN) around this SLO.