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Alma District and Curriculum
Alma School District consists of four schools and 3,450 students. The district’s mission is to shape its students into lifelong learners who can succeed in society. The vision is to provide students with a nurturing learning environment, a challenging curriculum that relates to their lives, innovative technology, top-notch educators, and support from all stakeholders. The goal is for each child to achieve his/her highest potential and to have opportunities to explore areas of personal and academic interest.
We currently cover the following Alma-area school district: Alma School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Alma District Curriculum
The district uses the Common Core Standards in literacy and math. Alma has a district literacy specialist and a webpage dedicated to the language arts curriculum and instruction. Each grade level includes a Scope & Sequence for literacy instruction. Each two-week segment of the each quarter of the school year is divided into the specific Common Core Standard(s) the curriculum aligns with, the skills that students practice and learn, a lesson outline that describes the learning activities, resources and materials that are or may be used, an analysis of the results of the student tasks, and the assessments that are used.
For example, during weeks five and six of the first quarter, kindergarten students “understand that words are separated by spaces in print”—a Common Core Standard. From books, big books, and poetry, students identify words, recognize that words are made up of letters, and see the spaces that separate the words. Formative assessments include observations and student work (the sentences that students wrote).
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Keeping Informed: Recent Alma Educational News
- Basketball Players Meet in the “Pink Zone” - Alma hosted its annual “Pink Zone” basketball game in support of breast cancer. During the game, breast cancer survivors were celebrated, those who succumbed to the disease were mourned, and those currently suffering with breast cancer were supported. This is an important cause to Alma School District, as breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in Arkansas.
- Students Check Out Books Outside of School - Alma students have the opportunity to check out books while their away from school during the summer months. The Bookmobile is a travelling library from which students can check out books for a week at a time and even receive free sack lunches. Recently, the Crawford County Optimist Club raised $2,500 for the Alma Bookmobile program.
- Alma Earns Prestigious Honor - Alma High School earned a position on the 4th Annual A.P. School District Honor Roll for offering students a large selection of A.P. coursework and for students’ success on A.P. exams. This is a very prestigious honor, as the schools on the list represent the top one percent of North American high schools. Since 2011, the district has seen a 24 percent increase in A.P. course enrollment and four percent more of the students scoring a 3 or higher on their exams. Alma was one of four school districts in the state to be placed on the list.
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SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: The Role of Teacher Researchers
Although teachers regularly read evidence-based journals and articles, most do not have research backgrounds themselves, and hence, do not believe that they should conduct research in their own classrooms. However, educators would be well-advised to purchase a book or take a class on action research in education because they can conduct their own research, and their findings can greatly impact their instruction. Teachers do not have to be concerned about understanding the numbers, as educational research is typically of the qualitative variety, meaning data is taken from observations, surveys, questionnaires, field notes, student work, etc. (Quantitative data, on the other hand, requires knowledge of statistics.) They also need not be worried about how they will collect data from 24 students or how their study will generalize to other classrooms. In order for the research to be effective, teachers can employ any activities they are trying out with the whole class but only collect data on a few students they pre-select.