Quarter SMART Goal: Quarter SMART Goal: During the 2012-2013 school year Social Studies classrooms will demonstrate an effective learning environment through students working collaboratively 60-70% of the time
with explicit or modeled instruction, and using higher levels of cognitive complexity as measured by the DRMS Walk Through Form.
During the 2012-2013 school year at DRMS, 6th Grade Social Studies teachers will incorporate 1-2 literacy strategies per unit.
Minutes: Minutes: 1. Norms
A. Begin and end on time.
B. Place cell phones on vibrate.
C. Stay focused.
D. Be an active participant.
1. Discussed how to meet students needs- Mrs. Parker suggested that students come back at lunch. A department would be on lunch duty- Ex SS and then the other teachers could bring back the students to help them. You would have lunch duty 1 day a week and help students 1-3 days a week. This is just a discuss and she is looking for feed back.
2. Discussed Early Release -DBQ Project- Caroline brought up the question of doing Sparta and Athens.
3. Also discussed Curriculum issues- Mrs. Parker encouraged us to become familiar with the material this year and do the best we could. Caroline brought up that students had a difficult time with the test- The Five Themes part-analyzing the article and picking out each theme. Track 3 is doing retests- Must do work to provide evidence that they are prepared for the retest.
4. Track In and Out Procedure- Make sure that the room has the necessary materials when the teacher tracks in and that is clean. 6th grade will track out on the Thursday before at 1:40 p.m.