Science News Update

January

College Readiness


What Makes a Student College Ready?


By: David T. Conley


Preparing students for college has become a higher priority in many schools as parents, business leaders, and politicians emphasize the importance of a highly educated workforce and citizenry. But what steps do schools need to take to ensure that more students are ready?


The Big Four

A comprehensive college preparation program must address four distinct dimensions of college readiness: cognitive strategies, content knowledge, self-management skills, and knowledge about postsecondary education.


Full Article:

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct08/vol66/num02/What-Makes-a-Student-College-Ready%C2%A2.aspx

Summer Institute - Registration OPENS in February 2015

THREE WEEKS OF COURSES: July 14-17 · July 21-24 · July 28-31

http://collegeready.rice.edu/ap-summer-institute


Who should attend:


  • Anyone teaching a Pre-AP or AP course who has not attended the training for the content that he/she has been assigned
  • Anyone teaching a Pre-AP or AP course for which the test and standards have changed
  • AP Physics and AP U.S. History have new tests this year
  • AP Bio and chemistry changed in recent years

AP Exam Prep Workshops

http://collegeready.rice.edu/spring-ap-exam-prep-workshops


Who should attend: These workshops are intended for AP teachers interested in learning specific skills and strategies to improve student achievement on the AP exam.

When and Where: Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the Rice University campus, Houston, Texas.

Tuition: $150 by January 10; $175 after January 10 (includes parking, lunch and materials).

AP Exam Review

http://collegeready.rice.edu/ap-exam-review

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Middle School Institute

Monday-Wednesday, June 29-July 1, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

http://collegeready.rice.edu/middle-school-institute

It's never too early to talk to students about Financial Aid

Lisa Steele

Curriculum Specialist

Sheldon ISD