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PARENTS



Parent and Student Handbook 

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Notice:  The following information has been moved to Tab titled CCI Curriculum and Instruction

Updates have been added there.

 

The purpose of the follow section in Parent Resources is to inform you about our school vision, our curriculum, and our instructional methods.

Updates are being made to this section throughout the school year.  Areas where significant changes made or added will be noted here with dates changes were made.  For example, this box was created on Monday, September 23rd.  

-October 5  Added a Video on how to use the Grade Page.  See Grade Info section below.

-October 5 Added a Video Walk-through of the Platform "Progress" Tab.  See platform description and "How to Videos" area below.

October 5  Added a video Walk-through of the Platform "Year" Tab.  See platform descriptions and "How to Vidoeos" area below.

 

 Vision

Southeast Dubois County School Corporation and Cedar Crest Intermediate

 

Curriculum

The foundation of our curriculum is our Indiana Academic Standards.  At the links below you will find IDOE Academic Standards and other resources by grade level for each subject area.

Our teachers base all instructional decisions for student learning and application on these standards.

Links to standards:

Math 

English/Language Arts

Science and Computer Science

Social Studies

Music and Visual Arts

Physical Education

 

Indiana Department of Education Directives and Priorities

In addition to providing us our Indiana Academic Standards by grade,

the Indiana Department of Education has given us directives to include the following into our instruction to further develop student well-being, self-awareness,  critical thinking skills,  collaboration skills, independent learning skills, and career awareness (opportunities), etc.  In some cases, these are initiatives that have recently been developed with expectations of integrating them into our instruction over time.

Our teachers are working towards integrating all initiatives to meet or exceed IDOE timelines. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art), and Math (STEM/STEAM) and Project Based Learning

(See state plan beginning on page 4 of Strategic Plan)

Social/Emotional Learning  (SEL)

Career Awareness

 

Educational Partners

All SEDubois schools have numerous educational partners that administrators and teachers use to provide purposeful learning activities and experiences for our students and administration information systems.  At the link below you will find a list of many of our Educational Partners.

 

Educational Partners Link  (to come)

Partnership With Summit Learning

One of our more significant education partners is Summit Learning.  Through this partnership we have access to both (1) an instructional platform and (2) a electronic "binder" curriculum or instructional materials.    Our teachers wrote, developed, reviewed and approved all resources on the platform.  All of our curriculum is based on our own Indiana Academic Standards.  Links to our standards are provided above.

CCI Teacher Driven Partnership and Development

Teacher Statements Related to Summit Learning

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What the Partnership Provides our Teachers/Our School

-Use of educational platform at no cost to our school corporation

-Storage of CCI teacher developed curriculum resources with ready access for both teachers, students and parents.

-Real-time data of individual student progress

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Professional Development for Teachers and Administration

A week-long summer intensive training is offered to all new teachers accompanied by admininstrator.

A Fall and Spring Convening that 4-6 teachers and administrators may attend.

NWEA teacher training to read and interpret data and identify skills shortcomings and strengths.

We continue to look for and encourage teachers to pursue professional development opportunities in areas of interest and need.

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Five Key Areas Within our School Day (Info to come)

The Arts

Mentoring

Focus Areas

Projects

Habits of Success

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Metrics

In addition to teacher experience and observation, as well as administrative oversight, we use the following tests to monitor student progress and to identify specific student needs that guide curriculum resource modification for classroom instruction, more focus interventions, and more focused high ability instruction.  

NWEA--  Our students are taking this test, an adaptive test, three times during the school year.  Tests are give in Math, Reading, and Language Usage.  Tests are administered in the firsts weeks of the school year, the middle of the school year, and towards the end of the school year. Our teachers use student results and growth data to determine areas of strength and areas of weakness and determine interventions to improve student learning.

ILEARN -- Spring, 2019 was the first year students in Indiana took the ILearn test.  

**Source:  https://www.doe.in.gov/accountability/find-school-and-corporation-data-reports

--Our 5th graders had the highest percentage of 5th graders in schools across the state in scoring above proficiency in Math for Spring, 2019.  See data HERE.

--Our 6th graders ranked 45th out of 336 sixth grade classes in schools across the state in percentage of 6th graders scoring above proficiency for Math for Spring, 2019.  See data HERE.

--Our 5th graders ranked 13th out of 341 fifth grade classes in schools across the state n percentage of 5th graders scoring above proficiency for ELA for Spring, 2019.  See data HERE

--Our 6th graders ranked 52nd out of  336 sixth grade classes in schools across the state in percentage of 6th graders scoring above proficiency for ELA for Spring, 2019.  See data HERE.

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Platform Related Information

-Platform Privacy
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Helping your Son/Daughter
-real-time data

-track student progress on Focus Areas

-see student project work and cognitive Skill Scores

-understanding the colors

-Weekly Updates prepared by teachers

-Teacher sharing with Bloomz
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Grades (more info to come)

Grading 

Grades can be found by going to the "Progress" Tab.  When using a desktop or laptop on the project tab you will see the current grade for each of our 4 core subjects.  Click on one of the subjects and an "Grade Page" will open. 

See video HERE for walk-through on information found on "Grade" page.

Math

ELA, Science, and Social Studies

 

Progress Monitoring

the colors and what they mean

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Platform How-to's

-Setting Up a Parent Account and/or Automated Text Messaging

 

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Platform Descriptions and How-To Videos

See links to video walk-throughs on platform tabs/pages HERE

Documents with Overview of 5 Tabs/Pages of the Platform.

*Document:  Click HERE.

Progress Page 

*Document:  Click Here (to come).

Year Page 

*Document:  Click HERE (to come)

the meaning of colors on the platform  (to come) 

Week Page

*Document:  Click HERE.

Resource Page

*Document:  Click HERE. (to come)  (cognitive skills)

 

 

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Other Resources--our teaching and learning strategies have basis in research first developed in 1956 and used by teachers since.

Bloom's Taxonomy  (Focus Areas address two lower level learning:  Remembering and Understanding  // Project Work integrates all six levels of learning.)

Bloom's Taxonomy

 

For those who wish to read about Summit Learning and the research and science supporting the learning model see this extensive document prepared by Summit Learning.