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Title: (MS)2TC Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center Parent Informational Meeting May 6, 2013


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(MS)2TC Middle School Mathematics Science
Technology Center Parent Informational
Meeting May 6, 2013
WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS
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Introductions
  • Brian J. Walmsley, Chief Academic Officer
  • Dr. Marianne Ochalek, Executive Director of
    School Improvement
  • Annette Lauria, Interim Executive Director of
    Instruction
  • Dr. Catherine Neuhoff, Director of Special
    Programs
  • Doris Duzyj, Content Specialists
  • Anthony Viviano, ELA Content Specialist
  • Lynnette Maciezni, Science Content Specialist
  • Alison Winiarski, Mathematics Content Specialist
  • John Foradori, Mathematics Content Specialist

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Congratulations Top 20
Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Dynamic Strategic Plan
Dynamic Strategic Plan
2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
January 30, 2013 Publication
Preparing 21st Century Learners for a Globally
Competitive World
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Why a (MS)2TC?
  • To build upon the success of the high school
    Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center
    whose mission aims to form strong partnerships
    with families and communities by creating the
    best innovative learning environment that fosters
    excellence and vision in teaching, learning,
    serving, and discovering relationships between
    mathematics, science, technology, and society
    serving high ability high school students.

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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(MS)2TC Program Goals
  • The goal is to research, design, implement, and
    develop a powerful, unique learning environment
    and experience for high achieving students at the
    middle school level that integrates mathematics,
    science, English language arts, and technology.

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Profile of a (MS)2TC Student
  • Learning Characteristics
  • Learns rapidly
  • Prefers complex and challenging tasks
  • Knows about many things
  • Verbally proficient
  • Reads at an early age
  • Skilled in problem solving
  • Recognizes relationships

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Profile of a (MS)2TC Student
  • Creative Characteristics
  • Asks what if questions
  • Intellectual playfulness
  • Nonconformist
  • Enjoys experimentation
  • Keen sense of humor
  • Invents new methods or solutions

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Profile of a (MS)2TC Student
  • Motivational Characteristics
  • Passionate interests
  • Persistent task completion
  • Requires little direction
  • Assumes responsibility
  • Strong beliefs

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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(MS)2TC Curriculum
Integration of Technology
Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Science Curriculum
  • Framed around the Next Generation Science
    Standards
  • Grade 6 Physical Science
  • Grade 7 Life Science
  • Grade 8 Earth and Space Science
  • The NGSS integrate English language arts and
    mathematics

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Science Curriculum
  • Grade 6 Physical Science Topics
  • Force and Motion
  • Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
  • Relationship Between Energy and Forces
  • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
  • Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Information Technologies and Instrumentation

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Science Curriculum
  • Grade 6 Physical Science Topics
  • The program is bound by these science and
    engineering practices
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Constructing explanations and designing
    solutions
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating
    information

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Mathematics Curriculum
  • Accelerated Math 6
  • Covers a blend of 6th 7th grade Common Core
    Standards
  • Connected Mathematics Project 3 (CMP3)
  • TI N-Spires with Navigator
  • TI Data Collection Sensors
  • Geometers Sketchpad
  • Integrating skills learned each quarter with
    Science Engaging students in the Continental
    Mathematics League

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Mathematics Curriculum
  • The following math topics will be explored
    throughout the year
  • Number System Fluency
  • Rate, Ratio, Proportional Reasoning Using
    Fractions
  • Expressions
  • One-Step Equations and Inequalities
  • Area and Volume
  • Statistics
  • Rational Explorations Numbers and Their
    Opposites
  • Operations with Rational Numbers
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Ratios and Proportional Relationships

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Mathematics Practices
  • The 8 Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards
    will be interwoven throughout math
    instruction
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving
    them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the
    reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated
    reasoning.

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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ELA Curriculum
  • WRITING
  • Text Types and Purposes
  • Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Range of Writing
  • READING
  • Keys Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Read a range of texts
  • SPEAKING LISTENING
  • Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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(MS)2TC PROGRAM
  • A vision for the curriculum that is
  • Simultaneously enhanced and advanced when
    appropriate
  • Gives students time to connect to the topic
  • Project and theme based
  • Approached from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Flexible in its delivery

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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(MS) 2TC PROGRAM
  • A vision to create opportunities for students to
  • Establish friendships
  • Celebrate uniqueness
  • Team-build, collaborate, and communicate
  • Experience academic competitions
  • Community activities

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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MS and HS Program
  • Students who are accepted into the (MS)2TC must
    apply for the MMSTC (High School Program) in
    their 8th grade year.
  • Students not accepted into the (MS)2TC may also
    apply for MMSTC in their 8th Grade Year.

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Logistics
  • May 6th Student and Parent Applications Due
  • May 7-18th Teacher Recommendation Forms Due
  • May 18th or May 20th CogAT
  • Week of June 10th Notification Letters

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Logistics
  • Schedules adjusted to reflect (MS)2TC schedule.
  • Transportation
  • Nutrition Services (e.g. Breakfast/Lunch)
  • Open House/Meet the Teacher

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Butcher Educational Center
(MS)2TC MMSTC North Star Community High
Welcome to Butcher
Middle School Mathematics Science Technology
Center (MS)2TC
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Questions?
WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS
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