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Welcome to the 2012-2013 Kickoff Wilcox County Schools “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Japanese Proverb.

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1 Welcome to the Kickoff Wilcox County Schools “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Japanese Proverb

2 Some Good News! Wilcox County Schools Discipline Comparison FY10FY11FY12 2 yr Change 1 yr Change Total Number of Incidents WCHS %9.9% WCMS %-28.1% WCES %-33.6% Total 1,813 1,359 1, %-6.0% Number of Unduplicated Students Receiving Referrals WCHS %1.5% WCMS %-24.5% WCES %-25.4% Total %-12.2% Source: Student Data Transmission to DOE, Report DIS030.

3 Some More Good News! Wilcox County Schools Attendance Comparison FY10FY11FY12 2-yr Change 1-yr Change # of Days Absent WCHS 5,600 3,962 3, %-5.0% WCMS 3,257 2,941 2, %-26.6% WCES 6,603 4,967 4, %-0.2% Total 15,460 11,870 10, %-8.4% # of Days Enrolled WCHS 68,891 54,622 54, %0.7% WCMS 51,545 47,345 44, %-6.0% WCES 109,626 94,027 95, %1.1% Total 230, , , %-0.8% Average Daily Attendance WCHS91.9%92.7%93.2%1.4%0.4% WCMS93.7%93.8%95.1%1.6%1.5% WCES94.0%94.7%94.8%0.9%0.1% Total93.3%93.9%94.4%1.2%0.5%

4 Test Scores to Note: 6 th Grade Reading 8 th Grade Reading 8 th Grade Social Studies Math II Each of these exceeded the average passing rates for HGRESA and the State

5 Test Scores to Note: 6 th Grade ELA, Math & Science 7 th Grade Reading 8 th Grade Writing, Reading & Social Studies Math II Each of these had passing rates higher than most of the other schools in the HGRESA district.

6 What is Our Primary Purpose? “Educating and Challenging Today’s Students to be Tomorrow’s Leaders”

7 Leadership Traits

8 Top 3 Skills Every Graduate Should Have 1. Critical Thinking Skills (Can I Apply What I Have Learned?) 2. Communication Skills (Can I Communicate Both Written and Verbally What I Know?) 3. Creativity (Can I Expand Critical Thinking and Communication to Engage Others?) 4. Others?

9 “How Do We Create Extraordinary Students if We Are Not Extraordinary?” Malik Alefe

10 The Original Bloom’s Taxonomy, 1956, Benjamin Bloom

11 The Revised Version, 1994, Lorin Anderson

12 The Digital Bloom’s, 2009-Mike Fisher, 2010-Jennifer LaGarde, and others

13 Got Apps?

14 “I know I am the best thing that is going to happen to my students today.” Charlie Porter

15 If a had one hour to live, I’d spend it in this class because it feels like an eternity. Slide Courtesy of Jason Huett, Ph.D.

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18 Depth of Knowledge, 2006, Norman Webb

19 Three Different DOK Levels DOK 1- Describe three characteristics of metamorphic rocks. (Requires simple recall) DOK 2- Describe the difference between metamorphic and igneous rocks. (Requires cognitive processing to determine the differences in the two rock types) DOK 3- Describe a model that you might use to represent the relationships that exist within the rock cycle. (Requires deep understanding of rock cycle and a determination of how best to represent it)

20 System Demographics 76.5% of students are eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch, up from 64.9% in 2000.

21 Let’s Treat Every Student As if they belonged to us, because they do.

22 Constitutional Amendment “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?”

23 The Two Sides Proponents Opponents Chip Rogers, Senate Majority Leader Governor Deal K-12, a virtual school already approved in Georgia Georgia DOE Academica, a private company that works with real estate developers More info: GAEL GMEA Georgia PTA GA Retired Educators Assn. GSBA GSSA PAGE Southern Ed. Foundation More info:

24 Some Facts Georgia Currently Has 200 Charter Schools. A “Yes” Vote Will Create a Dual System of Public Schools: One Run by the State with No Local Input, and the Other Current System with Local Control. A ballot question does not have to reflect the language of the bill or enabling legislation.


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