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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Andover District Curriculum
The Local Literacy Plan follows the state-mandated Reading Well by Third Grade outline and procedures. In ELA students follow balanced literacy. This starts with becoming a competent reader and the enjoyment of reading; writing, oral, and visual come later. With instruction taking its cue from Gradual Release of Responsibility Theory, the five foundational elements of reading are pursued: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development and comprehension.
Math also follows the Understanding by Design curriculum model. Number Knowledge, Algebraic Foundations, and Geometry and Measurement starts in elementary school and students are beginning Data Analysis and Algebra in middle school. The Understanding by Design math takes off in high school; students are undertaking Geometry with Applications in Construction Trades; Algebra with Quadratics and transitioning into Trigonometry; Statistics with applications in the Arts and Humanities is available; and AP Calculus classes, all of which leads toward mastery of collegiate-level math.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Andover students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
Andover District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Led by a Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Departments’ mission to guide all Andover schools towards the state standards, students are assured a plan for Math and ELA based in Common Core Standards. The reason lies with a curriculum model called Understanding by Design which calls for a rigorous, clear curriculum to underpin student learning. Beyond this core, the opportunities to explore the arts or technology through the schools electives is also a cornerstone of the learning experience.
We currently cover the following Andover-area school district: Anoka-Hennepin School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Andover Educational News
- Parent Involvement - The motto for schools in the district of Andover, Growing School, Family, Community partnerships since 1992, makes a special place for parent involvement. There is the K-Skillbuilders for every school year. The Booster Club Game Plan, for the coordination between the District, coaches, and boosters, is also available. Also, a dedicated staff for parent involvement, is also on hand. In all, the Booster Club provides opportunities for parents and the community to help Andover schools. Volunteer activities, Parent Resource Centers, Parents Forever classes, and a Parent Legislative team all exist for the purpose of helping parents HELP Andover schools.
- Student Opportunities - At this page, students can find links to many opportunities, like scholarships, or activities or competitions. Students can learn how to join essay contests, poster contests, of video competitions. The education-related opportunities take the form of S.T.E.M. App Challenge, Young Scientist Roundtable (Green Chemistry), Minneapolis Farmers Market Reusable Bag Contest, and America's Top Young Scientist. Join today!
- Teacher Outstanding Performance Award - Teachers in Andover schools are constantly lauded for their instructional and community contributions by the Teacher Outstanding Performance (TOP) Award. The focus though is on exemplary performance in the classroom. Bios of each awarded-teacher are on the site. See if your student will enter the classroom of one of these TOP performers!
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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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Our daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
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Chalk Talk: The Role of 'Understanding by Design' Curriculum Development
The importance of creating curriculum through Understanding by Design lays in backward development. The concept comes from the 1998 book of the same name by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, Understanding by Design. Starting with the learning outcomes, lessons are developed. This guides the creation of assessments and instruction in the classroom. By having clear and assessable outcomes, which follow a logical progression of skill building or conceptual deepening, everyone in the process can see clearly how each student is faring. It is easier to recognize areas of strength and weakness and helps with decisions on how to allocate instructional resources. It provides for all students being able to achieve the same levels of academic success and offers teachers the chance to customize their lessons for the best of each student.