STEM Syllabus

6TH GRADE STEM 2015-2016 SYLLABUS
Ms. Frankel: LRMS and SMS

dfrankel@sherwood.k12.or.us

LRMS: 503-825-5888; SMS: 503-825-5451


STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education creates an integrated learning environment.  According to staff at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton (a STEM Focus School), the STEM approach facilitates a learning experience driven by problem solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. STEM learning allows students to connect what they learn with what they see around them, promotes student readiness for college, and prepares students for a 21st century workforce.

 

GRADING

Weight

Category

Explanation

80

Summative/Assessments

Summative Assessments of student proficiency against standards.   These assessments require students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills called for by content standards.  These assessments represent student learning over a period of time as opposed to interim assessments and other assignments.

20

Formative/Practice

Assignments, activities, practice, tasks, or assessments which help students develop proficiency on a standard.  These assignments inform teaching and provide feedback for learning but are not a summative assessment of learning. Students receive some form of feedback as they work to develop proficiency.

0

Informative

This category is generally used as a means to communicate important information regarding student behaviors such as effort, responsibility, participation and work completion.  Entries in this category have no impact on a student’s academic grade.

Grades are updated on a weekly basis.  Parents and students should use Synergy, the trimester tracker, and teacher webpage to monitor progress in the class.

 

SUPPLIES

Spiral notebook or composition book

Pencil pouch containing:

·         Pencils with good erasers

·         Blue or black pens

·         Colored pencils or markers

·         Scissors

·         Glue stick

ABSENCES

Upon returning to school following an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to check my website for missed work.  The student has one day for every day missed to make up work.

 

LUNCH ACADEMY

Students will be assigned lunch academy if practice work is not completed by the due date. 

 

COMMUNICATION

E-mail is an excellent way to reach me.  I look forward to working with families and helping students be successful in STEM.

 

 



 

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