WHB Curriculum & Instructional Tech
Meet Mr. Chad Ostroski !
Chad, or “Mr. O” as his students fondly call him, taught middle school science in a high-needs district where he held multiple leadership roles. It was here that he developed The Grid Method- Mastery Learning System within his own classroom and witnessed the success of his students. After dedicating his time to instructing other teachers how to use his methods, Chad made the difficult decision to leave the classroom so that he could reach more schools, more teachers, and, most importantly, more students. Chad has presented at numerous educational conferences and continues to develop and research innovative educational practices. HERE IS A LINK to a FREE course on Chad's grid method.
Sign up for the District Team to work with Chad HERE on October 22, 2021!
The high school is very excited to welcome the Functioning Academic Learning Program (FALP) into the building. This summer, the mental health team worked towards providing support to staff to incorporate social-emotional learning in the classrooms. Also, the media specialist along with English teachers, added relevant topics to the 9th grade research paper as well as scaffolded skills to help students become critical thinkers, consumers, and creators of content. A poetry unit of diverse authors was added for upperclassmen.
The middle school created a personalized learning period in lieu of study halls centered around a problem based learning task. The students are being asked to solve the following question: How can we protect our local beach environment? They will be showing their mastery of this question and grade-level standards in a variety of different ways. Learn more about the period by clicking on this presentation!
Learning in the greenhouse is back! The elementary school will be running a monthly hands on program for all students. September will be filled with Harvest Days, seed savings for next year, and food storage/canning lessons. Stay tuned for all of the garden activities and programs available to our ES students!
Tech. Tips/ PD Information
Please learn about our new form of communication, that will replace Connect Ed, called Parent Square HERE!
HERE is where to sign up for a webinar on using Parent Square to increase parent engagement.
Learn about Jamboard (Google interactive whiteboard), how to use it, and find some templates HERE!
Please fill out this FORM for any PD you feel is needed or to give a fellow colleague a shout-out!
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