Seven Goals for Student Learning by R2R00d

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									Most Holy Redeemer Inter-Parochial School
November, 2011
   Review seven goals for student learning
   Review the research on best teaching
    practices
   Demonstrate how MHR supports the
    research
   Complete a survey which evaluates MHR's
    level of success in meeting the essential goals
    for student learning
   Faith Formation
   Learning to Learn Skills
   Expanding and Integrating Knowledge
   Communication Skills
   Thinking and Reasoning Skills
   Interpersonal Skills
   Personal and Social Responsibility
Formation in faith provides opportunities for
  students to apply their faith and Christian
             values to their lives.
   Teach doctrine and rituals
   Tie rituals to beliefs
   Build community
   Serve others
   Make connections between beliefs and how
    children pray
   Pray at appropriate times throughout the day in all grades
   Select a classroom patron saint
   Study and practice the changes as outlined in The Roman Missal, Third
    Edition
   Prepare for Reconciliation and First Communion in second grade
   Participate in weekly school liturgies
   Honor the Blessed Mother
   Recognize holidays and special events at weekly flag ceremony
   Participate in numerous activities to help others
     Food drives
     Service hours
     Prayer services
     Contributions to Holy Childhood
  Learning to learn skills are taught in an
environment in which students reflect on and
  evaluate their learning for the purpose of
               improvement.
   Students need self-regulation skills to control
    behavior
   Early learning centers need to allow for child-directed
    play
   Adults should model self-regulation skills for children
   Adults should pray daily for each child
   Children learn through different intelligences
   Children need to develop their emotional intelligence
    to meet personal and future professional needs
   Children need to utilize their strengths
   High performers need to be challenged
 Recess and play are offered during the school day
 Prayers are recited throughout the day
 Classrooms display prayer lists
 Code of Conduct reinforces self-regulation
 Student performance is measured through the use of
  portfolios, presentations, projects, dioramas, tests,
  quizzes and other assessments
 Annual Learning Fair showcases the students’
  learning
 Students on support plans are encouraged to use their
  strengths to succeed
 Older students assist kindergarten and first grade
  students in learning skills
Integrated learning provides the tools for
    students to demonstrate integrated
   knowledge and skills in applying multi-
disciplinary approaches to solving problems
             or completing tasks.
   Teaching non-fiction
   Updating technology in the schools
   Shifting emphasis to technology in a
    technology-driven world
   Teaching across the curriculum
   Team work and team building
   Evaluating and synthesizing information
   Exposed to non-fiction by reading in Social
    Studies and Language Arts
   Given assignments that include non-fiction
    research, reading, and writing
   Exposed to experiential learning through field
    trips
   Use Science textbooks in all grade levels 1-8 and
    participate in science labs at every grade level
   Taught the craft of power points, brochures, and
    newsletters in every subject area
   Utilizing technology as an important part of the
    curriculum at all grade levels
Students need to develop strategies to help
them recognize, analyze and evaluate various
         forms of communication.
   Technology is here to stay
   Teachers need to use the appropriate
    technology to help students create,
    communicate, and collaborate
   Lessons should make learning relevant and
    timely
   Listening is crucial to communication
   Civil discourse is needed
   Prayer encourages listening
   Technology is respected and its appropriate
    use is encouraged
   Students are instructed on the appropriate
    use of technology
   Listening skills are stressed in the learning
    process
   Students respectfully listen to classmates and
    raise hand to speak
   Prayer is evident throughout the school day
Thinking and reasoning skills provide students
  with the ability to generate new and creative
 ideas and solutions by taking considered risks
             in a variety of contexts.
   Critical thinking as an integrated component
    of classroom curriculum
   Critical thinking to solve problems
   Self-discovery
   Exploring solutions
   Encouraging brainstorming
   Comparing and contrasting
   Categorizing
   Thinking critically
   In primary grades and beyond students look
    at book cover and predict story
   In primary grades and beyond students
    practice estimating, graphing, surveying, and
    problem solving activities
   Students discuss current events and their
    impact
   Group work is utilized
   Students utilize Accelerated Math and
    Accelerated Reading programs
Interpersonal skills enable the student to deal
   with disagreement and conflict caused by
       diversity of opinions and beliefs.
   Students live in the Information Age
   Digital natives are born into a world of
    electronics
   Teachers must embrace the use of digital
    media but also encourage face-to-face
    communication
   Teachers must nurture emotional intelligence
    and creative thinking
   Students are familiar with technology and digital
    media
   Students are taught to be empathetic to others
   Teachers encourage the use of technology
   Teachers provide opportunities for face-to-face
    communication (class discussions, presentations,
    partner-sharing exercises, group work)
   Students work on journaling
   Students are exposed to experiential learning via field
    trips
   Activities that promote emotional intelligence
    (classroom guidance, Mendez services) are provided
    by the director of student services
Personal and social responsibility is nurtured in
  a climate in which students demonstrate an
     understanding of and responsibility for
   global, environmental, and justice issues.
Social skills influence:

   Academic performance
   Relationships with others
   Community involvement
   School environment
   School safety

Social skills must be taught with the
 cooperation of school and parents
   Personal safety is a priority
   Respect for self and others is a priority
   Rules and Code of Conduct are clear cut
   Fruits of the Holy Spirit are included in daily prayers
   Monthly intentions focused on social themes
   Students participate in community service projects
     Food drives
     Collection of clothing and items through Project Motherhood
     Collection of long sleeved shirts for migrants at Christmastime
     Donations to MHR Church Food Pantry
     Musical performances for nursing home residents
     Collection of blankets for Pinellas Hope
   Inclusion of social issues in the prayers of the faithful at weekly Mass
   Older students serve as buddies or guardian angels to younger children
   8th graders complete service hours
We appreciate you for taking the time to view
 this PowerPoint. Your participation will help
   us complete all the requirements for the
        school improvement process.

Thom Laux
Jo Ann Quinn
Miesje Flach
MHR Faculty and Staff

								
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