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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Westfield District Curriculum
Literacy instruction at the elementary grade levels uses a balanced approach that incorporates such practices as read-alouds, shared reading, multi-sensory phonics programs, etc. Students receive instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The goal is not only for students to gain the skills to read but the motivation to do so as well. Middle and high school English teachers keep portfolios of their students’ writing, which include both the writing pieces and student reflections on their writing.
Westfield School District uses the MA Frameworks in its instruction. In the elementary schools, Pearson Envisions Math & Reading Street and Lexia Reading Core 5 are used in the reading and math. Westfield School District envisions students becoming literate learners by having proficient skills in reading, writing, speaking, reasoning, critical thinking, and evaluating; being able to apply material that they learn to other relevant learning situations; and being prepared for success in a 21st century environment and in their future college careers and beyond.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Westfield 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.
Westfield District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Westfield School District is comprised of 10 public schools and approximately 6,000 students. Core academics in Language Arts and Math are taught according to Common Core Standards and the Massachusetts Content Frameworks provide the expectations for other subjects. Technology learning is also emphasized; students learn how to use the Internet, computers, and online tools to improve their ability to acquire knowledge. Projects in which learners must use technology to disseminate information to classmates are undertaken as well.
We currently cover the following Westfield-area school district: Westfield Public Schools District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Westfield Educational News
- Westfield Vocational Tech School a Model - Each year, about 550 students attend Westfield Vocational Technical High School, and most of them have jobs that have starting salaries of between $40,000 and $50,000 lined up before they graduate. The vice president of Advance Manufacturing in Westfield stated that this vocational school should be viewed as a model and that he would not hesitate to hire any of its graduates.
- The Inspirational Nerd Herd - In 2013, 352 Westfield High School students graduated and received their diplomas. The valedictorian, salutatorian, and third honoree gave a joint speech congratulating “The Nerd Herd” for all their accomplishments in athletics, academics, and the arts. The speakers emphasized that their class is going to make a large impact on the world and to always remember the fond times they had at Westfield.
- Long-Tenured Principal Retires - Last year, Westfield High School’s principal, who had been in administration for 25 years, retired. He enjoyed coming to work every day and was applauded for the focus he put on “the kids.” The principal supported the sciences, music, and the less fortunate—especially the homeless.
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Chalk Talk: “Kid Watching”
Often, teachers are so focused on getting through their lesson—explaining the content and making sure that students get the necessary practice and assignments on the skill that they are learning—that they forget to observe their students, or “kid watch.” Observing students while they are working is a critical piece to teaching because it gives educators valuable information as to students’ engagement levels and whether or not they understand the content. There are two imperative parts to “kid watching”: observing students with undivided attention and recording field notes based on these observations. This latter piece is very important; the school day involves so many activities and disruptions that teachers cannot rely on their memories alone. Teachers can read their field notes at the end of the day and recall, say, that “Suzie” was reading a grade-level text using finger-pointing. It can be difficult to find time to “kid watch” regularly, but the more student-centered instruction is, the more opportunities teachers will have to do this. While students are working in interactive learning groups, teachers can circulate the room and observe students.