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1 Welcome Parents & Students! Cecil E. Gray Middle School June 7, 2013 Contact me:

2 About Me 2 Proud husband & father Proud husband & father Born & Raised in New Mexico Born & Raised in New Mexico Musician/music-lover Musician/music-lover Ravenous reader Ravenous reader Why? & How? Why? & How? Cross Country Coach Cross Country Coach Lake County Rookie Lake County Rookie Teacher of the Year Business Management Business Management & Poli-Sci Degree Love movies & sci-fi reruns Love movies & sci-fi reruns Certified Nerd Certified Nerd

3 Why Are We Doing This? 3

4 4 Simply Stated

5 In Other Words…. 5 Please Click Here

6 How Am I Doing? Multiple assessments variety is good! – WSPQV (Notes check) Watch Watch the lesson & take complete notes (pause, rewind, re-watch as needed) Summarize Summarize the key points of this concept Practice complete the 2-3 guided practice questions provided online Question write a question about something that confused you, or if not confused, write an example of a test question. Verify parent signature – Online quizzes – Section/Unit Tests – In-class practice, assignments, projects – Online participation points – In-class participation points 6

7 What Makes This Great? 7 Students receive a more individualized education Face-to-face time used more effectively Understanding content at a higher and deeper level Challenges students to take charge of their learning, manage their time, & become resourceful learners Provides time for more higher-order thinking discussion and questioning during class time Helps students to become reflective communicators and think more deeply about the subject

8 What Makes This Hard? 8 All expectations must change Students must be more responsible! Schedule their time Pause, rewind, and rewatch videos Complete assignments on their own Work together more effectively in class Parents must assist in new & different ways Teacher must be better prepared Computers break, websites crash, etc.

9 Equal Responsibilities 9

10 Parent Responsibilities 10

11 Parent Responsibilities 11 Monitor eSembler at least weekly Help student stay organized (i.e. weekly binder cleanout) Plan time to watch the video when still fully awake (before 10pm is highly suggested). Help student work through challenging concepts by re- watching the video lessons, posting questions online, and using textbook & other resources for help Contact me ( , phone, or note in agenda) with any questions, concerns, or issues

12 Student Responsibilities 12 Plan time to watch videos when still fully awake (before 10pm is highly suggested). Take initiative to re-watch videos as necessary Be an active member of the class community If absent, watch videos and return prepared Take initiative to communicate with me either online or in person (homeroom, lunch, etc.)

13 Teacher Responsibilities st Century Educator

14 Teacher Responsibilities st Century Educator

15 Teacher Responsibilities Preparation Im ready, are you? Enthusiasm I love my job! Curiosity How? Why? Humility I dont know… Humor Can we laugh at ourselves? Relentlessness I always expect your all! High-expectations Is that all you got? 15

16 16 Enjoy your summer! Enjoy your summer! Watch your Watch your Be ready to work in August Be ready to work in August

17 Addressing Questions: Syllabus in Aug. Youll stay informed as we go 1-2 flipped classrooms only my math Content is consistent from video to class If absent, make it up asap 17

18 Thank You for Coming! Lets hear your questions 18 Contact me:


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