Course and Classroom Information
6th Grade Math
In this course, students will be exposed to the 6th Grade Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, which focuses on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.
For the 2019-2020 school year, Pearson enVision will be used as the math curriculum for all middle schools in GUSD. Students will have access to printed and digital versions of the workbooks. In addition, we will be using Khan Academy, an online instruction program used in secondary schools in GUSD. Students will also be introduced to Reflex Math to help students attain or solidify their basic math facts fluency.
7th / 8th Grade Advanced Tech Lab Elective
In this elective course, students will undergo GenYES training to be recognized as Student Tech Leaders (STLs). STLs are responsible for providing in-classroom, online, and distance learning support to teachers, staff, and other students. Candidates will routinely participate in real-world experiences that develop the lifelong learning and people skills necessary to succeed in higher education and careers. STL candidates will use GenYES Online (GYO) at http://toll.genyes.net to access the curriculum. Topics of learning include GenYES basics, content creation, IT support, and mentoring skills. These topics will be delivered via “Think, Learn, and Do” modules.
Students will also train online to receive G Suite certification, a professional certification from Google that enables students to prove their mastery of G Suite applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides for the workplace. Students who receive G Suite certification also demonstrate that they can communicate effectively with email and online meeting solutions. To receive G Suite certification, students must pass an exam, administered at the end of the school year.
(Syllabus will be uploaded the week of August 23).