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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Methuen District Curriculum
Methuen Public Schools currently combine the state standards with the Common Core Standards in their curriculum maps. The curriculum maps help parents understand exactly what is being taught at different points in the school year and which standards are being covered during each unit. Students complete the state standardized assessment, but the district will eventually transfer over to the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
The district has partnered with Testwiz, which has created district-wide formative assessments and allows teachers to design their own tests by combing their own questions with those developed by Testwiz. All students take assessments developed by Testwiz, teachers, and instructional coaches periodically throughout the year to gauge their progress in English language arts and math. They are able to track their own progress both throughout the year and from grade to grade through Testwiz’s database. Methuen uses data from assessments to make curricular decisions.
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Methuen Public Schools contain a total of five schools: four grammar schools comprised of grades PK-8 and one high school. Methuen High School houses a recently renovated separate campus for its 458 ninth graders, who now each receive their own iPad. The district also has an anti-bullying initiative for which there is a separate webpage. The page contains information about bullying (what it is and its characteristics, what cyberbullying is, different types of bullying, etc.), a quiz for students to take to determine if they are bullies, a survey for parents, a link to the MPS Bullying Prevention & Intervention Plan, anti-bullying student artwork, and more.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Methuen Educational News
- Digital Learning Initiative - This school year, Methuen undertook the 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative. The 1:1 ratio refers to one device (iPad) per ninth grade student. After much research, the district decided to implement this initiative in order to provide more differentiated learning, help engage learners, and promote critical thinking skills.
- Long-Time PE Teacher Retires - A popular physical education teacher who has taught at Methuen High School for 20 years and celebrated girls’ basketball coach recently announced her retirement. She became close friends with many of her colleagues over the years, including her fellow gym teacher who is also retiring and refers to her as loyal. A retirement party held for the outstanding educator and coach was attended by several of her former students and players.
- “Best Buddies” Get Together for Pageant - Best Buddies is an international program that pairs students who have and do not have intellectual or developmental disabilities. There are 60 members from Methuen High School who formally meet at least once a month, but the club’s president explained that their friendships have evolved beyond the meetings. The students recently held the Best Buddies Pageant, which involved students showing off their talents and a fashion show.
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Chalk Talk: Questioning the Questions
In classrooms everywhere in every era, students are required to answer questions about information and stories that they read. Certain types of questions can be really stimulating insofar as students thinking deeply about the text, but oftentimes, teachers resort to asking questions that simply ask students to recall information, such as “What color was Amelia’s dress?” Such questions should not be overused because what are students really learning from answering them? These are referred to as literal questions because their answers are spelled out right in the text. It is fine and expected to include a few literal-level questions, which are often staples in textbooks and basal readers, but teachers should be sure to create inferential and evaluative questions as well. Inferential questions require students to infer something from the text based on information that they read combined with their background knowledge; these answers cannot directly be found in the reading. Answering evaluative questions requires students to think at an even higher level and typically necessitates making a judgment or justifying something that happened.