FINAL COUNTDOWN

30 May

1. Welcome Back & Goodbyes…

2. Congrats to Mr. Teas our Sci TOY!

3. Nominations for Science Department Chair

4. End of Year Luncheon

 

Department Agenda – 4/25/13

25 Apr

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I.  HANDOUTS   –  HGD Letters  & Dissections

II.    IPEGS—-The IPEGS documentation that is due in Mr. Griffiths mailbox by May 7, 2013 is below:

IPEGS Documentation Cover Sheet (FM7407) and related documents (i.e. Professional Development/Professional Growth Experiences, Communication)

The IPDP is not part of the IPEGS paperwork but will be due by May 20 in Mr. Griffith’s mailbox.

 

III. Complete  POSTER PAGES BY GRADE LEVEL

1. WHAT WORKED REALLY WELL THIS YEAR?

2. WHAT MADE MY JOB HARDER TO DO THIS YEAR?

3. RESOURCES WE NEED TO HELP OUR STUDENTS ARE:

4. SUPPORT WE NEED FROM:

PARENTS:

OUR DEPARTMENT:

ADMINISTRATION:

INFORMATION/DATA:

SURVIVING FCAT WEEK

18 Apr

Miss everyone!

Our 8th Graders were well prepared for the NEVER-ENDING TEST today.

See you all at next week’s meeting – or Bahama Breeze Friday.

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7 Mar

Meeting Agenda  March 7, 2013

 

1. Thanks to Mrs. Lorente for her  presentation  on  goanimate.com  It is free and looks like a lot of fun!

AND a presentation on PREZI which is a great alternative to jazz up your Powerpoints.

2.  Thanks to Mrs. Alvarez  for examples of a Facebook project that a student did at home & took screenshots to show in school.

3.  Thanks to Mrs. Morales for PINTEREST Education category

4. Thanks to Mrs. Stephens for sharing Study Jams SCHOLASTIC

This TECH SESSION worked very well so we will be sharing technology projects sites and ideas on the first Thursday of every month.

 

 

Meeting February 28, 2013

28 Feb

1. Celebration – Excellent food and much happy sharing! Thanks to everyone & especially our cruise director Roxy!

2. Try to make an INFOGRAPHIC:

Free sites:

http://infogr.am/

and

http://piktochart.com/

ALSO – Fun to browse for ideas  PINTEREST   go to the EDUCATION category – really creative ideas!

3. Bring a technology project to show off next week. Jackie is our leadoff and we will show off and admire our nifty project ideas.

 

NO MEETING FEBRUARY 14th

11 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Science Department Meeting February 7, 2013

7 Feb

1. Any problems with 6th & 7th grade recommendations?

Remember 7th grade Mathematics Level 4/5 = Physical Science (unless the student is performing poorly in your class -D/F)

2. Homeroom Preps

Strategies to improve completion rates…

Ideas for future Homeroom Prep topics…

Science Department Meeting January 31, 2013

31 Jan

A G E N D A

  1. NEWTON AWARD FOR SCIENCE FAIR SUPPORT – Mr. Juan

We have a top ISEF winner going to State!

Please incorporate THIS into your plans for Science Fair next year.

Note:  9 Top Board Projects will go to District

3 Bridges

3 Powerpoint projects – Printed out as Research Papers!

BTW Google Science Fair 2013 is open through April (LINK)

2.  INTERIMS – Quarterly Assessments

Metacognition – Reflective responses & feedback

Construction Spiral

After reviewing an FCAT KEY Concept build reflection around a three-step learning cycle—

(1) individual writing for 3-5 minutes,

(2) small group sharing in trios or pairs, and

(3) whole class, non-evaluative compilation. Used to construct understandings and concepts.

(FORMATIVE PROBES Article)

3. FCAT Level Indicators  LINK

4. New Item Specs LINK

5. Homeroom Preps

States of Matter   Symbiosis

5. 7th Grade Reading & Science –  Nifty use of the IPADS! Hooray!

Science Department Meeting January 10, 2013

8 Jan

Approval For Purchase of Consumeables

 

1. Happy New Year!

2. Discovery Star Educator opportunity

3. Interims & Quarterly Assessments

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT MEETING 12-6-12

6 Dec

A G E N D A

1. Testing Data

Average % Correct   Baseline 42%  Fall 44%

Nature of Science                    40%           43%

Earth & Space                            42                43

Physical Science                       42                43

Life Science                                43                48

Proficient                                       7%               9%

Total Tested 650

FCAT 2012 48%

WINTER Interims – Please do a mini FCAT Prep prior to the winter interims AND quarterly assessments to figure out what is sticking/what isn’t

Dates Jan 22/23

2. Supplies are coming- Reimbursement form

3. EDMOTO

4. Where in the Pacing Guide is Carmen Teach-a-rundo?

5. Science Museum for Magnet Night December 13th – When should we meet?