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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Independence Township District Curriculum
Strong Language Arts and Mathematics curricula are the priorities for elementary schools. The Language Arts block is broken down into key aspects of a balanced literacy program. Some of the aspects include a read aloud where a particular skill is introduced by guided reading, word study, and writer’s workshop. Students are exposed to this scaffolding program each day which offers an extensive amount of practice. The Mathematics program focuses on fundamental topics such as number theory, operations, and measurement. Students work through these strands using practice and practical application.
Older students have options available to them in order to pursue both personal and career interests. Students are offered the chance to join the International Baccalaureate program which allows students to take a two-year program of more challenging classes and earn the I.B. diploma. Advanced Placement classes give students the ability to earn college credit by taking courses that go above the typical high school standards.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Independence Township 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.
Independence Township District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Independence Township students attend one of three different school districts including Clarkston Community Schools, Lake Orion Community Schools, and the Waterford School District. The Clarkston Community Schools system is the only one of the districts that actually lies within the township’s borders. Curriculum is influenced by both the national Common Core standards and the Michigan state standards. Rigorous teaching methods combined with differentiated lessons allow students to thrive and challenge themselves. Community and school partnerships are also a large part of the success for these school districts which have thousands of volunteers.
Keeping Informed: Recent Independence Township Educational News
- Clarkston High School Students Participate in White House Science Fair - After receiving an award for “Best Role Model Team” in a world championship, Clarkston High School’s robotics team was invited to the White House Science Fair. The two students who represented the school got to meet not only President Obama, but the President’s dog as well. The Science Fair was part of a STEM awareness campaign which promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education.
- Community Service Day for Clarkston Elementary Students - Students at Independence Elementary School recently held their annual community service day called S.O.C.K.S (Serving Our Community Kid-Style). Students completed projects that included making care packages for the homeless, dog toys for a pet shelter, and blankets for pediatric cancer patients.
- Real Life History Lesson for Clarkston Students - Ninth graders got an up-close history lesson from some special guests. World War II veterans spoke with students about their personal memories from that time period. These visits were especially important because they provided students with a unique primary source account of what they were studying in class.
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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: Why Students Need Differentiation
It’s no secret that each student is a unique individual with their own personal learning style and interests. So, why are some schools still trying to teach all students using the same method and materials? Differentiation is the act of tailoring aspects of a lesson or assignment to meet the needs of each child. One approach to differentiation is to have three options for major assignments that include one for students who are working on level, one for students who need more help, and one for students who can extend the assignment. This approach allows all students to work on the same subject matter, but at their own pace. Another option for differentiation is to assign project types based on a student’s strengths and interests. For example, one student may do a project on the Civil War and present the research in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, while another student may present their research in a theatrical skit. While differentiation can seem daunting to teachers, it is a necessary task in order to meet the educational needs of all students.