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WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS (MS) 2 TC Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center Parent Informational Meeting May 6, 2013.

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1 WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS (MS) 2 TC Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center Parent Informational Meeting May 6, 2013

2 I NTRODUCTIONS M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Brian J. Walmsley, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Marianne Ochalek, Executive Director of School Improvement Annette Lauria, Interim Executive Director of Instruction Dr. Catherine Neuhoff, Director of Special Programs Doris Duzyj, Content Specialists Anthony Viviano, ELA Content Specialist Lynnette Maciezni, Science Content Specialist Alison Winiarski, Mathematics Content Specialist John Foradori, Mathematics Content Specialist

3 C ONGRATULATIONS T OP 20% M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC

4 D YNAMIC S TRATEGIC P LAN DYNAMIC STRATEGIC PLANSTRATEGIC PLAN * * * * January 30, 2013 Publication Preparing 21st Century Learners for a Globally Competitive World

5 W HY A (MS) 2 TC? M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC success of the high school creating the best innovative learning environment discovering relationships between mathematics, science, technology, and society To build upon the success of the high school Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center whose mission aims to form strong partnerships with families and communities by creating the best innovative learning environment that fosters excellence and vision in teaching, learning, serving, and discovering relationships between mathematics, science, technology, and society serving high ability high school students.

6 (MS) 2 TC P ROGRAM G OALS M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC research, design, implement, and develop a powerful, unique learning environment and experience for high achieving students The goal is to research, design, implement, and develop a powerful, unique learning environment and experience for high achieving students at the middle school level that integrates mathematics, science, English language arts, and technology.

7 P ROFILE OF A (MS) 2 TC S TUDENT M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Learning Characteristics: Learns rapidly Prefers complex and challenging tasks Knows about many things Verbally proficient Reads at an early age Skilled in problem solving Recognizes relationships

8 P ROFILE OF A (MS) 2 TC S TUDENT M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Creative Characteristics: Asks ‘what if’ questions Intellectual playfulness Nonconformist Enjoys experimentation Keen sense of humor Invents new methods or solutions

9 P ROFILE OF A (MS) 2 TC S TUDENT M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Motivational Characteristics: Passionate interests Persistent task completion Requires little direction Assumes responsibility Strong beliefs

10 (MS) 2 TC C URRICULUM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC

11 S CIENCE C URRICULUM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Framed around the Next Generation Science Standards: Grade 6 – Physical Science Grade 7 – Life Science Grade 8 – Earth and Space Science The NGSS integrate English language arts and mathematics

12 S CIENCE C URRICULUM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Grade 6 – Physical Science Topics: –Force and Motion –Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer –Relationship Between Energy and Forces –Structure and Properties of Matter –Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life –Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation –Information Technologies and Instrumentation

13 S CIENCE C URRICULUM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Grade 6 – Physical Science Topics: The program is bound by these science and engineering practices: Asking questions and defining problems Developing and using models Planning and carrying out investigations Engaging in argument from evidence Analyzing and interpreting data Constructing explanations and designing solutions Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

14 M ATHEMATICS C URRICULUM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Accelerated Math 6 Covers a blend of 6 th & 7 th grade Common Core Standards Connected Mathematics Project 3 (CMP3) –TI N-Spires with Navigator –TI Data Collection Sensors –Geometers Sketchpad Integrating skills learned each quarter with Science Engaging students in the Continental Mathematics League

15 M ATHEMATICS C URRICULUM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC The following math topics will be explored throughout the year : –Number System Fluency –Rate, Ratio, & Proportional Reasoning Using Fractions –Expressions –One-Step Equations and Inequalities –Area and Volume –Statistics –Rational Explorations: Numbers and Their Opposites –Operations with Rational Numbers –Expressions and Equations –Ratios and Proportional Relationships

16 M ATHEMATICS P RACTICES M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC The 8 Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards will be interwoven throughout math instruction: 1.Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2.Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3.Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4.Model with mathematics. 5.Use appropriate tools strategically. 6.Attend to precision. 7.Look for and make use of structure. 8.Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

17 ELA C URRICULUM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC READING Keys Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Read a range of texts SPEAKING & LISTENING Comprehension and Collaboration Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas WRITING Text Types and Purposes Production and Distribution of Writing Research to Build and Present Knowledge Range of Writing

18 (MS) 2 TC PROGRAM (MS) 2 TC PROGRAM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC A vision for the curriculum that is: Simultaneously enhanced and advanced when appropriate Gives students time to “connect” to the topic Project and theme based Approached from an interdisciplinary perspective Flexible in its delivery

19 (MS) 2 TC PROGRAM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC A vision to create opportunities for students to: Establish friendships Celebrate uniqueness Team-build, collaborate, and communicate Experience academic competitions Community activities

20 MS AND HS P ROGRAM M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Students who are accepted into the (MS) 2 TC must apply for the MMSTC (High School Program) in their 8 th grade year. Students not accepted into the (MS) 2 TC may also apply for MMSTC in their 8 th Grade Year.

21 L OGISTICS M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC May 6 th – Student and Parent Applications Due May 7-18 th – Teacher Recommendation Forms Due May 18 th or May 20 th – CogAT Week of June 10 th – Notification Letters

22 L OGISTICS M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC Schedules adjusted to reflect (MS) 2 TC schedule. Transportation Nutrition Services (e.g. Breakfast/Lunch) Open House/Meet the Teacher

23 B UTCHER E DUCATIONAL C ENTER M IDDLE S CHOOL M ATHEMATICS S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER (MS) 2 TC MMSTC North Star Community High Welcome to Butcher

24 WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS Questions?


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