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.
Minutes: Discussed 2012-13 SMART Goal for quarter and year as well as discussing the Literacy Goal for 8th Grade SS PLT (See below)
Team created list of Curriculum Vocab words for DRMS W.O.W.
Discussed plans for Exploration Unit (Columbus Lesson on CMAPP, Early Exploration PPT, LEARNNC lesson on first settlers in North America)
This year the 8th Grade SS PLT will be creating and using their own quarterly benchmark exams to analyze impact of teaching on student learning and gather data for future lesson planning.
During the 2012-2013 school year at DRMS, 6th Grade Social Studies teachers will incorporate 1-2 literacy strategies per unit.