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Ninth Grade Pre-AP/GT World History Works with Concrete

Students in Matthew Scott’s Pre-AP/GT World History class at the Ninth Grade Center got into the “nitty-gritty” of concrete learning. They enjoyed learning the ancient methods used by Romans to make concrete. This hands-on learning experience is just one way Coach Scott helps differentiate his instructional strategies to reach all of his learners.

Ninth Grade ELAR Participates in Escape Room

English I GT students at the 9th Grace Center participated in an escape room based on Lord of the Flies. They had to work in their teams to solve clues to get the codes to open locks and access the next clue until they won the game! The students had to use complex problem solving and creative thinking skills to figure out clues that were all based on the novel. The students had a blast! At one point they had to “hunt” balloon pigs and pop them to find the hidden keys.

Westwind Students Build Circuit in Science

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Mrs. Gilmore's 4th grade students at Westwind were challenged to build a complete circuit with provided materials. Students also experimented with a switch and observed the outcome when the switch was opened and closed. This hands on activity allowed students to experience what happens to the load (bulb) when the circuit is completed and when the circuit is broken. Great job!

Media Classes Facilitate Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom

Pictured first is Broadcast Media Practicum students preparing to broadcast tiger football at People’s Bank Stadium. Students produced all 10 tiger football games for RAMAR Communications. The next two pictures feature Audio/Video 1 Production classes at the Ninth Grade Center learning how to do studio production. Both classes help to produce a weekly newscast about events and people at the Ninth Grade Center.

Meeting Needs with Small Group Instruction

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Mr. Garza from Westwind Elementary works with a small group in his 4th grade math classroom. Through the use of a small group he is able to provide differentiated instructional methods to meet the needs of all learners. While he guides his students to work on solving problems, his other students are engaged in workstations to reinforce needed skills.

Literacy Bags Make Learning Fun in Pre-Kindergarten

Literacy bags are a fun way for families to share literacy and learning experiences at home. The bags contain specific theme related books and materials for families to enjoy at home. Students get so excited to take the bags home and they love to share their experiences with the class the next day. Below are a few pictures from Ms. Orona’s PreKindergarten class at Upland Heights.

Ninth Grade Dual Language Class Engages in Map Study

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The Ninth Grade Center Dual Language class is engaged in a map activity; locating European countries on a physical map through the use of technology. Students also expanded their knowledge of the geography of European countries through specific videos and other resources using technology.