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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Mountain Home District Curriculum
Mountain Home uses the Common Core Standards, and in its instruction, the faculty integrates objectives that allow students to learn and think at various levels. The website provides a great Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains graphic that includes visual depictions of technology-based activities that students can do at each level. It starts with the simplest domain of remembering content and concludes with the most challenging of creating things based on what was learned at the top.
Although the district applies the same standards to all its students, it emphasizes the importance of differentiating instruction so that everyone can reach the standards. Examples of differentiated instruction within the curriculum include different texts being used for students of various reading levels, different assessment types, and built-in student choices. The school district offers several professional development opportunities that can help teachers to differentiate instruction, including implementing technology, educating students with special needs, and catering to student diversity.
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Mountain Home District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Mountain Home Public Schools contain six schools and 4,000 students from grades K-12. There are three elementary schools (one with kindergarten only, one comprised of first and second graders, and one with grades 3-5), a middle school with sixth and seventh graders, a junior high school serving eighth grade only, and a senior high school. All of the schools have solid assessment results, but the eighth grade students in the junior high school score the highest, with close to 90 percent of them reaching proficiency in literacy and 75 percent in math—well above the state averages.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Mountain Home Educational News
- Former Marine/Current Teacher Honored - A history teacher at Mountain Home Junior High School was honored as the 2012 National Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year. The teacher journeyed to 45 countries while serving in the Marines for 21 years. He realized he had a calling to educate the patriots of tomorrow and has been working in the Mountain Home district for eight years. He is an excellent teacher who has received a multitude of awards in addition to this one.
- Student’s Class Project Takes a Shocking Turn - A Hackler Intermediate School teacher decided to have her students write letters to air force trainees after hearing from her son, who is in the U.S. Air Force, that several of the trainees rarely receive mail. Now, all of the trainees are receiving letters from Hackler students. This has been a great experience for the students, but one boy has learned something astounding about his family through the process. His mother had thought the name of the trainee her son was exchanging letters with sounded quite familiar. The student soon learned that he had been writing to the step-uncle whom he had never met or known of.
- Student’s “Solar Soda” a Hit - The ninth annual Y.E.S. for Arkansas Business Expo competition was recently held in Little Rock. Twenty-six finalists in grades 6-8—pared down from the original 220 teams from Arkansas—competed in four categories: Best Business Plan, Most Innovative, Best Marketing and Best Booth. A 12-year-old student at Pinkston Middle School placed second in the Most Innovative category for the solar panel that he constructed out of aluminum cans that he painted black, attached together, and drilled holes into so that it could absorb sunlight and transmit heat. His “Solar Soda” worked so well that students in the next booth over were complaining about the heat.
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Chalk Talk: Testing Without Tests
Students are all-too-familiar with test-taking; in addition to the emphasis placed on the standardized assessments that they must complete, they generally are required to take tests for most of their content areas every week or two. A test can be a great gauge for student learning and understanding, but it is not and should not be the sole gauge. Some students may not be great test-takers or have learning disabilities that prevent them from performing at their best on tests, but they still may have a strong knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. Also, richer and deeper content may lend itself better to different types of assessments, and alternative assessments may allow students to use higher-order thinking skills in demonstrating their learning. Besides traditional multiple-choice exams, other assessments that can be effectively used are written works such as newspaper articles and journal entries, presentations, skits or plays, newscasts or podcasts, digital stories, etc. Today’s wealth of technology allows for even more of a variety of assessments.