Ms. Odom's Class McKinney High School 2016-2017
Week of October 10-14, 2016
One thing I believe would help struggling students is to complete their work, whether formative or summative, each day. Formative assignments may not be retaken. In many instances, students who did not pass would have passed had they turned in their assignments on time. One or two formative grades , although only 30% of the student's grade, can mean a big difference in passing and failing.
All assignments are posted in Canvas and all formative assignments have a firm due date. In addition, they remain open for several days depending on the extent of assignment. Students can access materials in my class 24/7. If a quiz is posted in Canvas, students may take twice, using their notes and/or presentation materials and I take the higher grade. For iCEV interactive assessments, students may take as many times as they want and I average the scores. Students may not turn in assignments after the close date. We all have deadlines and I hope to demonstrate that our work needs to be completed in a timely manner. This is a workskill that employers require.
Parent Conference Day
For my class, students wishing to retake should send me a Canvas Inbox message with the summative name, date/time of their preferred tutorial, and date/time of their preferred retake. I will create a tutorial for them and schedule a retake either in my classroom or in the new Testing Center. I can notify them of the scheduled times and students receive some experience in professional communications which they will need in college and beyond.
MISD Board Policy requires a tutorial prior to retaking a summative, The maximum score a student can earn is an 80.
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance
We're nearing the end of our economics/government unit. Students are researching a country of their choice and comparing with the United States in terms of population, culture, imports/exports, trade agreements and barriers, and economic system. After we complete our role of government lesson, students will create their own country using the concepts we've covered.
Students should send me a Canvas note letting me know they are coming to tutoring. My reply can serve as their pass. They may also pick up a paper pass.
Who is Ms. Odom?
I have three grown sons, Ryan, Payton, and Parke, all McKinney High School grads, a beautiful daughter-in-law and an incredible grandaughter! We enjoy spending time together and I'm blessed to have one of my sons living here in McKinney. I also have two granddogs...Kassie, a Aussie/Catahoula mix and Scout, a full blood Yorkie! They are entertaining and aggravating! Kassie likes to dig and chew and Scout likes to chase her around the back yard and bark at her (hilarious because Scout is about 8 pounds and Kassie is 50!)
I'm an avid DIY-er and love my technology and power tools equally! When I have free time I enjoy traveling, reading, gardening and renovating my house. My favorite vacation spots are mountains and historic cities. I love visiting with my sister, who is also my best friend, and my 96 year old mom! She is an amazing cook and quite the conversationalist. I like watching HGTV, the History Channel, and The Disney Channel, especially Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
My goal this year is to help my students become the best they can be! If college is their dream, I want to help them develop the skills needed to be successful. If college isn't part of the dream, let's work to find their passion so they never 'work' a day in their lives!
Please don't hesitate to let me know how I can help if you have problems understanding the concepts in class, or if you just want to chat! I'm here for you. Let's learn and grow together.