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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Winterset District Curriculum
The Everyday Math is built around the Iowa Core Curriculum, building connections between concepts, procedures, and applications and focusing on the applying of skills and concepts in new ways and various concepts so that depth of knowledge is constructed. More on Everyday Math can be read on page eight of this newsletter. Focusing on how mathematical models can help make decisions and the role of other mathematical functions in problem-solving helps develop an understanding of how math is applied in the real world.
Winterset’s counseling program is undergoing a curriculum review process. The curriculum is based on the Iowa Core Curriculum 21st Century Employability Skills and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA)’s academic standards. The ASCA’s standards are organized by Mindsets and Behaviors, which contain the domains of development: academic, career, and social/emotional. Behaviors are categorized into learning strategies, self-management skills, and social skills. The curriculum study process involves establishing goals, determining power standards, designing units of study, and selecting supporting materials.
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Winterset District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Winterset Community School District is home to three schools and roughly 1,700 students. Winterset’s K-6 classrooms have begun implementing a new math curriculum called Everyday Math 4. This comprehensive and interactive math curriculum was developed by the University of Chicago’s School Mathematics Project and was published by McGraw-Hill Education. The program, which has been successful in many Iowa school districts, focuses on connecting math to the real world, developing students’ problem solving skills, and fostering students’ independence and persistence in solving problems.
We currently cover the following Winterset-area school district: Winterset Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Winterset Educational News
- Seventh Graders Learn About Food Production, Help Fight Hunger - For Winterset seventh graders’ National History Day Project on “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History,” the students studied Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient from Iowa known as the father of the Green Revolution who sought to end world hunger and inspire young people to do so. Therefore, in conjunction with this project, the seventh grade teachers decided to take the students on a field trip to the World Food Prize building, where they learned about food production and agriculture around the world and had the opportunity to package meals themselves.
- Winterset Hosts “Post Prom” to Keep Students Safe - Each year, Winterset’s Junior Class hosts a Post Prom, a safe, drug- and alcohol-free event available to teens for after the prom ends. The event is inexpensive and keeps the teens off the streets late at night, which is when many teen-related accidents occur. Contributions from local businesses and the Junior Class families typically allow many activities, prizes, and food to be purchased to make the event attractive for the students to attend. Post Prom begins being promoted by students several months before prom.
- Winterset Community School District Hands Out First Honorary Diploma - Winterset CSD handed out its first honorary diploma to a woman who had waited a long time to graduate, 102-year-old Ruth Lampe. Ms. Lampe is active in the community, volunteering in a senior center’s kitchen twice a week. Although she had been working out the details with the school district for months, she had no idea the official diploma was coming when it did. Ms. Lampe estimated that she would have graduated in 1931.
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Chalk Talk: Resume Tips for Teaching Candidates
A teaching candidate’s resume’s “Work Experience” section should focus on jobs and internships he/she had that involved working with children. Two of the most common of these types of job titles are camp counselors and tutors. Professional nannying jobs may be listed here, but candidates should refrain from noting minor babysitting jobs they had as teenagers. Of course, educators need to list any previous teaching jobs they have had. Jobs in the professional sector that do not involve working with children can be noted here as well, especially if they involved using such essential skills as writing, working with technology, etc. It is also important to include jobs that are related to the individual’s specialized content area; for example, a history teacher working at a museum of artifacts or a science teacher working at a science center.