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1 WELCOME to SYNERGISTICS MRS. DUNICAN ROOM 2105

2 “Create a Dream, Make It a Reality” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?

3 District 123 Mission The mission of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123, as a district striving for excellence, is to ensure that each student learns the skills, acquires the knowledge, and develops the behaviors and attitude necessary to succeed in the future as a caring, responsible, and productive citizen; this mission accomplished through a challenging instructional program that is consistent with the state and local goals is provided by a caring and talented staff within a safe and healthy environment in partnership with the entire community. The mission of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123, as a district striving for excellence, is to ensure that each student learns the skills, acquires the knowledge, and develops the behaviors and attitude necessary to succeed in the future as a caring, responsible, and productive citizen; this mission accomplished through a challenging instructional program that is consistent with the state and local goals is provided by a caring and talented staff within a safe and healthy environment in partnership with the entire community.

4 OLHMS Core Values At Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, we are committed to SUCCESS by providing an educational experience for each of our students that promotes CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT and PROGRESS toward our three “Mustang Musts.” At Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, we are committed to SUCCESS by providing an educational experience for each of our students that promotes CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT and PROGRESS toward our three “Mustang Musts.” BE RESPECTFUL BE RESPECTFUL BE RESPONSIBLE BE RESPONSIBLE BE SAFE BE SAFE

5 WHAT IS RESPECT ? Be Respectful refers to your ability to treat others the way you expect to be treated. OLHMS students exhibit respect by… Be Respectful refers to your ability to treat others the way you expect to be treated. OLHMS students exhibit respect by… being kind to your new partner being kind to your new partner following classroom expectations following classroom expectations accepting teachers’ decisions accepting teachers’ decisions cooperating and encouraging others cooperating and encouraging others

6 WHAT IS RESPONSIBILTY? Be Responsible refers to your ability to take ownership of your actions. OLHMS students exhibit responsibility by… Be Responsible refers to your ability to take ownership of your actions. OLHMS students exhibit responsibility by… being prepared for class being prepared for class following directions the first time they are given following directions the first time they are given completing tasks when instructed to do so completing tasks when instructed to do so using equipment properly using equipment properly

7 What is Safety? Be Safe refers to the role you play in maintaining a safe learning environment. OLHMS students exhibit safety choices by… Be Safe refers to the role you play in maintaining a safe learning environment. OLHMS students exhibit safety choices by… wearing school ID at all times wearing school ID at all times avoiding harmful situations like rolling around on the chairs avoiding harmful situations like rolling around on the chairs honoring personal space and materials honoring personal space and materials entering and exiting the Synergistic Lab in an orderly fashion entering and exiting the Synergistic Lab in an orderly fashion

8 EMERGENCY PLANS FIRE DRILLS-EVACUATE OUTSIDE FIRE DRILLS-EVACUATE OUTSIDE TORNADO DRILLS- UNDER DESKS BY WALLS TORNADO DRILLS- UNDER DESKS BY WALLS SHELTER-IN-PLACE- REMAIN INSIDE SHELTER-IN-PLACE- REMAIN INSIDE LOCK DOWN- LOCK DOORS AND REMAIN HIDDEN LOCK DOWN- LOCK DOORS AND REMAIN HIDDEN BUT IN ALL EMERGENCIES REMEMBER: BUT IN ALL EMERGENCIES REMEMBER: REMAIN CALM AND QUIET REMAIN CALM AND QUIET LISTEN FOR INSTRUCTIONS LISTEN FOR INSTRUCTIONS TAKE ATTENDANCE TAKE ATTENDANCE STAY WITH YOUR CLASS STAY WITH YOUR CLASS

9 SUBSTITUTES In the event that I am absent and a substitute takes over my class, I expect your absolute best behavior! In the event that I am absent and a substitute takes over my class, I expect your absolute best behavior! You will ask to use the restroom and to get a drink of water. You will ask to use the restroom and to get a drink of water. If your name is written down FOR ANYREASON, you will have an automatic afterschool detention with me. If your name is written down FOR ANYREASON, you will have an automatic afterschool detention with me. NO QUESTIONS ASKED… NO EXCUSES ACCEPTED! NO QUESTIONS ASKED… NO EXCUSES ACCEPTED!

10 WHAT IS SYNERGISTICS ? This class is a multimedia module-based curriculum that integrates elements of math, technology, science, and language arts. Learning is student directed, hands-on, and cooperative in nature. This class is a multimedia module-based curriculum that integrates elements of math, technology, science, and language arts. Learning is student directed, hands-on, and cooperative in nature. Student-directed learning that is built to empower the students to take ownership of their learning. Student-directed learning that is built to empower the students to take ownership of their learning. The Synergistic experience is designed to facilitate cooperative learning. Every module is designed to be completed by two students working together as a team. The Synergistic experience is designed to facilitate cooperative learning. Every module is designed to be completed by two students working together as a team.

11 WHAT MODULES CAN I GET? 1.Audio Broadcasting 2. CADD 3. Digital Transportation 4. Engineering Towers 5. Garbology 6. Hotel Management 7. Life Skills 8. Lights and Lasers 9. Logic & Reasoning 10. Money Management 11. Package Design 12. Robots 13. Rocket Science 14. Statistical Analysis 15. Weather 16. Webmaster

12 MESSAGE BOARD Is located on the wall of the lab Is located on the wall of the lab Is visible when you enter the lab Is visible when you enter the lab Should be checked every day for Should be checked every day for The days events The days events What session you should be on. What session you should be on. Extra Credit Extra Credit

13 WHAT DO I NEED FOR CLASS? Calculator Calculator Pen or Pencil Pen or Pencil Paper Paper Portfolios will be provided for you.. Portfolios will be provided for you.. You may bring ear buds for yourself instead of using earphones You may bring ear buds for yourself instead of using earphones

14 DRINK OF WATER? If you thirsty and need a drink, you may go to the water fountain and get your drink while you are at the work stations If you thirsty and need a drink, you may go to the water fountain and get your drink while you are at the work stations Use this privilege responsibly Use this privilege responsibly

15 BATHROOM POLICY Switch out your lanyard for the hanging white lanyards by the door. Switch out your lanyard for the hanging white lanyards by the door. Take the appropriate bathroom pass Take the appropriate bathroom pass YOU DON’T NEED TO ASK ME FOR PERMISSION…. Please just go to the restroom and come back. YOU DON’T NEED TO ASK ME FOR PERMISSION…. Please just go to the restroom and come back. Don’t abuse this privilege! Don’t abuse this privilege!

16 PORTFOLIOS Are kept in the lab. DO NOT BRING THEM HOME! Are kept in the lab. DO NOT BRING THEM HOME! They are use for recording your grades. They are use for recording your grades. They are the property of the school and other students will use them. They are the property of the school and other students will use them. PLEASE DO NOT DEFACE THEM OR WRITE ALL OVER THEM. PLEASE DO NOT DEFACE THEM OR WRITE ALL OVER THEM.

17 HEADPHONES Headphones should remain on your head at all times while you are at the workstation. Headphones should remain on your head at all times while you are at the workstation. Please clean the headphones before you use them. Please clean the headphones before you use them.

18 ROLLING ON CHAIRS REFRAIN FROM ROLLING or SPINNING AROUND ON THE CHAIRS. REFRAIN FROM ROLLING or SPINNING AROUND ON THE CHAIRS. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE. ONE REMINDER ONE REMINDER REMOVAL OF THE CHAIR REMOVAL OF THE CHAIR STUDENT STANDS THE REMAINDER OF THE CLASS STUDENT STANDS THE REMAINDER OF THE CLASS

19 CALL LIGHTS Use your call light to get the teachers attention (DO NOT SHOUT HER NAME) Use your call light to get the teachers attention (DO NOT SHOUT HER NAME) Remain in your seat until your teacher is able to come to your workstation. (YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY STUDENT IN HER CLASS) Remain in your seat until your teacher is able to come to your workstation. (YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY STUDENT IN HER CLASS) Continue to work while you are waiting… Continue to work while you are waiting…

20 VISITING VISITING other work stations is strictly prohibited. VISITING other work stations is strictly prohibited. The only other person you should be talking to is your partner. The only other person you should be talking to is your partner.

21 BEFORE LOGGING IN: When you get to your work station, ….ALWAYS… Check your workstation for any missing or broken equipment. When you get to your work station, ….ALWAYS… Check your workstation for any missing or broken equipment. It is your responsibility to report it to your teacher. It is your responsibility to report it to your teacher.

22 LOGGING IN THREE STEPS THREE STEPS Username is “synergy” and password is “pitsco” for every log in. Username is “synergy” and password is “pitsco” for every log in. Enter your Enter your First name first initial First name first initial Last name (if it all fits) Last name (if it all fits) Password Password

23 WHAT IS MY Password.? Your password is a Confidential Code….Keep it Private!! Your password is a Confidential Code….Keep it Private!! Your password will be given to your by your teacher. Your password will be given to your by your teacher.

24 LOGGING IN It is important to use lower case letters. It is important to use lower case letters. Password “pitsco” is always in lower case. Password “pitsco” is always in lower case. Spelling is important Spelling is important Check the spelling of your Name for any errors Check the spelling of your Name for any errors Do not put a space after your first name initial Do not put a space after your first name initial Any variation in entering your name will result in an error message Any variation in entering your name will result in an error message

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26 SAVING YOUR WORK Go to “File” to get a drop down menu Go to “File” to get a drop down menu Click “Save As” to get the save window Click “Save As” to get the save window Go to the drop down triangle and click “Local Disk (C:)” Go to the drop down triangle and click “Local Disk (C:)” Click “Home” folder twice Click “Home” folder twice Click the module name folder twice Click the module name folder twice Click class “Hour” or your class period folder twice Click class “Hour” or your class period folder twice Type the name of your file in window and click “Save” Type the name of your file in window and click “Save” DO NOT save work using your initials. DO NOT save work using your initials. Save your work using you and your partners FIRST AND LAST NAMES Save your work using you and your partners FIRST AND LAST NAMES

27 7 SESSIONS SESSION 1: Module Guide….Not included in your total points for your grade. SESSION 1: Module Guide….Not included in your total points for your grade. SESSIONS 2 – 5: RCAs…Worth 29% of your grade. Take your time and work out the problem. SESSIONS 2 – 5: RCAs…Worth 29% of your grade. Take your time and work out the problem. SESSION 6: Test Review….Play Bloop or Critter Cross SESSION 6: Test Review….Play Bloop or Critter Cross SESSION 7: Post Test….You may prepare a sheet of notes that you can use during your Post Test. SESSION 7: Post Test….You may prepare a sheet of notes that you can use during your Post Test.

28 Features of the Module Across the toolbar TOOLBAR ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SYNERGISTIC SCREEN TOOLBAR ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SYNERGISTIC SCREEN Log in Log in Log out Log out Student Info Student Info Help Help Session Identifier Session Identifier Page Page

29 RCAs They are very challenging!!!!! They are very challenging!!!!! If you are able to get 30 out of 30 points on your RCAs, you become eligible for the PERFECT SCORE RAFFLE. If you are able to get 30 out of 30 points on your RCAs, you become eligible for the PERFECT SCORE RAFFLE. You will get a raffle ticket for which you will fill in your full name and your class number. You will get a raffle ticket for which you will fill in your full name and your class number. 7 th and 8 th graders only: At the end of the trimester, the winner of the raffle win receive an A+ for this class. 7 th and 8 th graders only: At the end of the trimester, the winner of the raffle win receive an A+ for this class.

30 LOGGING OFF Do not log off until told to do so. Do not log off until told to do so. Continue on to the Enrichments if you’re finished with your session before the end of class. Continue on to the Enrichments if you’re finished with your session before the end of class. Mrs. Dunican or Mr. Adams will tell you to log off Mrs. Dunican or Mr. Adams will tell you to log off

31 ENRICHMENTS SOME ARE FAMILILAR AND SOME BRAND NEW

32 MORE LOGGING OFF Click the log off button Click the log off button Make sure you both give yourselves the 10 pts. for attendance and 10 pts. for participation. Make sure you both give yourselves the 10 pts. for attendance and 10 pts. for participation. Note – DO NOT press Ctrl-Alt- Delete or the Large RED “X” in the corner of the screen. Note – DO NOT press Ctrl-Alt- Delete or the Large RED “X” in the corner of the screen. This will cause you to loose all of your points and work for the day This will cause you to loose all of your points and work for the day

33 FIGURING OUT YOUR GRADE Attendance and participation = 140 Attendance and participation = 140 Post test = 100 Post test = 100 RCAs = 120 RCAs = 120 Assessments = 60 Assessments = 60 At the end of each rotation, students add all of their actual points together. At the end of each rotation, students add all of their actual points together. Then take your actual total points and Divide it by the total possible points. Then take your actual total points and Divide it by the total possible points. 320/420=.76=76% 320/420=.76=76%

34 GRADE SHEET Assessment Grade (Mrs. Dunican’s Initials) goes here X 100 Your Name Goes Here.

35 STUDENT GRADE SHEET Students fill out the Grade Form each day Students fill out the Grade Form each day Calculate your percentage before you leave class each day. Calculate your percentage before you leave class each day. You will know what is your grade right away. No Waiting!! You will know what is your grade right away. No Waiting!! YOUR TOTAL POINTS GO HERE

36 CALCULATING YOUR GRADE? IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS Your total points on Your total points on The Module The Module

37 CLASS GRADE YOUR CLASS GRADE IS BASED ON ALL YOUR POINTS ADDED TOGETHER YOUR CLASS GRADE IS BASED ON ALL YOUR POINTS ADDED TOGETHER THE MODULES THE MODULES EXTRA CREDIT EXTRA CREDIT

38 WELCOME AND ENJOY


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