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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Peoria District Curriculum
The first tool they are using is called Thinking Maps and it is a program that helps students build connections. Brain research shows that students have an easier time learning new concepts if they can connect the new knowledge to prior knowledge. The Thinking Maps program helps students learn new material with a collection of graphic organizers that show them a visual representation of new concepts and old concepts.
The second curricular tool involves the best practices of Reading in the Content Area. Since reading is a life skill, the more practice that student get, the better reading skills they develop. Students are expected to develop the ability to make connections between ideas, devise predictions about what will happen next, and confirm or modify those predictions as they acquire more information. Children also learn how to summarize what they’ve read by explaining the relationships between events or ideas presented in the text. With Reading in the Content Area, students learn about the skills to decode the context of complicated texts and they build more background knowledge as they read more.
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Peoria District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Peoria Public School District #150 is an exciting district that values the uniqueness in every child. The team of administrators, teachers, parents, and community members work to provide a rich experience for the students from the personal curriculum, wide range of extracurricular activities, and by using a variety of teaching styles. The goal of the Peoria Public School District #150 is to create a remarkable educational experience that develops each student into a citizen who can reach his or her potential. The curriculum at Peoria Public Schools is as varied as the students that use it. The district uses the nationally recognized Common Core Curriculum States Standards, but they use two distinct tools to deliver the Common Core Standards effectively.
We currently cover the following Peoria-area school district: Peoria Public School District #150.
Keeping Informed: Recent Peoria Educational News
- Ahead of the Curve - The District and the Peoria teachers union agreed to a new teacher evaluation tool in their efforts for transparency and focus on student achievement. The State of Illinois does not require the use of the evaluation tool until 2016, getting the district out ahead of the curve.
- Parent University Expansion - To help urge ninth grade students into college prep, the Parent University started a College Bound Peoria program. This is designed for ninth grade students and their parents to learn what it takes to make it to college. Only 30 lucky ninth graders will be accepted.
- Community Involvement - Peoria Public Schools is serious about involving the community in their schools. The volunteer coordinator was able to arrange 350 volunteer reading buddies to work with elementary students. Each reading buddy had to attend a two-hour training session to help work the with elementary phonics program.
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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.
My daughter was able to improve her test scores after a few months of tutoring with SchoolTutoring. However, while raising test scores is great, the real payoff is in the self-confidence that she gained.
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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: Improving Student Achievement
As state and local governments look for ways to improve student achievement, they often overlook the one factor that makes the biggest difference: parent involvement. The most reliable way to consistently improve student achievement is to have parents involved in their children's education. This does not mean that the parents need to continually hover and call teachers, but it means that parents have continuous conversation with their children about school. The biggest problem with student achievement is in the secondary school years as parents begin to pull away from their children's education. All the way through 12th grade, parents need to attend conferences, make sure their children attend school regularly, and teach them skills that they do not learn at school.