Stoneham, Massachusetts Tutoring Programs
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Stoneham District and Curriculum
Stoneham Public Schools consist of five schools and 2,650 students. The curriculum provides comprehensive learning objectives in each subject which teachers can deliver to their students as they see best. With the curricular goals mapped out, the teacher decides what resources are necessary for him/her to plan and carry out the lesson as well as the materials that the students need. Assessments, both formal and informal, are based off of the essential questions, objectives, and content that is taught.
We currently cover the following Stoneham-area school district: Stoneham Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Stoneham District Curriculum
Stoneham Public Schools provide curriculum brochures for grades K-5 that describe what students are expected to do and learn in each content area. The English language arts objectives are broken down into the categories of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, while the math standards are categorized by algebraic thinking, number and operations, measurement and data, and geometry. The district is dedicated to implementing current technology to enhance instruction and improve the teachers’ competency in incorporating technologies in their classes.
There is a dedicated webpage that includes information about software that the school has available, examples of student work, wiki and blog samples, information about online tools that foster creative and collaborative thinking, websites that assist educators in designing integrated lesson plans, technology tools that help with classroom management, a how-to on downloading videos, and various resources.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Stoneham Educational News
- Stoneham School Committee Recognizes Faculty - The School Committee recently handed out its annual awards, honoring staff members who have 25 years of experience in the district and retiring teachers. The Committee donated books to the school libraries of those who have been serving Stoneham Schools for 25 years. Individuals who were recognized as outstanding contributors to the district were presented with Crystal Apples.
- MCAS Analysis Shows Stoneham Excelling and Improving - The results of the 2013 MCAS assessment—Massachusetts’s standardized test—showed that Stoneham students were performing above state averages, continuing to widen the performance gap between themselves and their peers in other school districts in the state. Also, Stoneham Middle School was given special recognition for its drastic improvement on math scores over the last few years, after implementing a new math curriculum in 2009.
- Stoneham Education Foundation Awards Several Grants - In 2014, Stoneham’s education foundation and Meld, Inc. handed out grants to fund various projects in Stoneham’s schools. These included an author’s visit during the annual Read-A-Thon at the Robin Hood School; the installation of 21st century Probeware software for the chemistry labs in the high school; a production of a Russian folktale that combines song, narration, and puppetry for the middle school; a special music therapy program (RISE) for the entire school district; and others.
Stoneham Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Common Core Standards
The adoption of the Common Core Standards has led to many shifts in the way literacy and math are taught and learned. First, there is a much greater emphasis on reading and understanding nonfiction texts in the elementary grades; in fact, half of the books read must be of the informational variety. Secondly, reading and writing mandate the use of textual evidence; students can no longer depend on their prior knowledge when writing or answering questions and need to be able to analyze selections, providing textual evidence. In math, the old way of teaching was for teachers to cover a great deal of topics in little detail or time; now, classes focus on fewer topics in greater depth. Also, there is an emphasis on making connections with regards to mathematical learning from grade to grade. Finally, the math standards are more focused and rigorous, as students need to have a conceptual understanding of math problems and concepts and are called on to apply math in context.