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1 Benton Community Design Team welcomes you to The Great Conversation Supporting Educational Change

2 Benton Community Schools A Place to Belong

3 Benton Community Schools Mission Statement and Core Values: Quality Education for a Lifetime of Learning Educational Excellence Team Work Caring / Belonging School Environment Continuous Growth

4 Benton Community School District A Place To Belong Bobcat Standards: Creative Problem Solvers Cooperative Contributors Complex Thinkers Self-Directed Learners Responsible Citizens Effective Communicators

5 Unfolding the Potential of Every Child by Educating Students for the Innovation Age To assure that this takes place we must shift the culture of expectation to be learner-centered with an intense focus on every student. Learner-centered has several characteristics that help prepare students for college and a career including: Rigorous instruction based on college and career ready expectations Personalized instruction Flexible instruction, with learning taking place anytime, anywhere Building collaborative learning structures and opportunities for students.

6 Unfolding the Potential of Every Child by Educating Students for the Innovation Age Preparing our children for their tomorrow means designing school environments that result in our students being: College Prepared Career Ready Community Involved

7 Are we preparing our students for the future that lies ahead of them?

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10 THIS is BENTON Short video encompassing Bentons core values:

11 If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. -John Dewey

12 Technology Advancement

13 3-D Drawings – Using Google Sketch-up

14 QR Code Readers to learn about Iowa Agriculture!

15 Hands-on Learning

16 Community Involvement

17 Standards Based Grading Relates teaching & learning to assessments and back again – full circle Gives meaning to learning – knowing exactly what was learned {especially not learned} Relates real-world to learning Gives stakeholders a sense of what is actually being learned and taught – connecting the two and bringing them together

18 Math assessments can be taken online. Scores are recorded and skills are tracked! Individual and classroom snapshot reports give more information to students, teacher, and parents.

19 Math assessments: Then vs. Now 80% score reported Skills learned reported Learned skills are tracked and students are able to see which skills they have mastered and which skills still need practice. No longer is an 80% good enough information to report. The skills learned or not learned need to be reported.

20 Jamie Vollmer

21 Benton Community Schools A Place to Belong Short video Bentons Homecoming Celebration showcasing A Place to Belong


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