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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Colby District Curriculum
The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards curriculum promotes skills such as critical thinking and reading, analytical writing, strong communication, science literacy, and problem solving. Each subject area has a framework that specifies the grade level expectations for students within the subject, and these expectations are broken down according to major topics in the subject - such as life science or physical science in the Science framework. The goal is to impart knowledge and skills, and give students the opportunity to think critically about what they are learning.
Students read a variety of challenging texts in different formats, both hardcopy and digital, from novels to nonfiction and poetry. They are given guiding questions and read for comprehension and authorial intent. Students share opinions in discussion and writing. They form theses and gather evidence to support them to present informed, supported opinions rather than conjecture when they write analytical essays. Students also give oral presentations and do projects because the school believes it’s important for students to be able to communicate in a variety of formats.
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Colby District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Colby Public Schools promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration in which clear, consistent, and fair expectations are expressed, including discipline with dignity. The curriculum incorporates well-researched instructional strategies that follow the Kansas Common Core Standards. Educators are given the freedom to implement these strategies in ways that will benefit their students the most. Interventions may be offered in reading and mathematics to those who need them. Students are encouraged to take control of their own learning needs and interests and develop a lifelong love of learning that will serve them after high school and will lead to success.
We currently cover the following Colby-area school district: Colby Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Colby Educational News
- Counseling/Career Center - The high school's Counseling/Career Center offers a wide array of services for students to help them plan their post-secondary goals. There are career resources to assist students in understanding the requirements to enter different professions, and many resources to help with all aspects of college and financial assistance planning.
- After School Program Advisory Committee - The district has sought to provide after school programming to its students and to help working families by providing additional time when their kids can be safely at school. The district works in conjunction with local parents who serve on the After School Program Advisory Committee to make this program a success for the students.
- Booster Club/Music Boosters - The Booster Club/Music Boosters are a group of parents who are committed to ensuring the success of the music and extracurricular activities at the district schools. The Boosters organize events to raise funds that go to transportation, uniforms, and other resources to make the extracurricular offerings successful.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Chalk Talk: Portfolios
Portfolios are demonstrations of a student’s abilities in a particular field, usually arts or sports. They come in a variety of formats, from digital to hard copy, discs to online content. They might be paintings or artwork, or they might be video of a performance or sport. For visual arts, portfolios usually contains pictures of the artwork, a list of what’s included, and an artist’s statement which talks about approach and medium. Performing arts portfolios often include video of a performance, or a recording of audio performance, and even an interview, which is similar to an artist’s statement. Sports videos usually contain a sampling of plays from tournaments or important games, and might also include an interview. The key to all of these is to only include the best material and to make the total portfolio as succinct as possible. A video should only last a few minutes, for example. Colleges tend to have very specific guidelines for how portfolios should be submitted, and it’s best to follow those if you want your portfolio to be considered.