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  • March 23, 2015

  •  Welcome ◦ Education Vice-Chair: Mrs Lynn ErenbergEducation Vice Chair: Mrs. Lynn Erenberg

     Pledge of Allegiance  Curriculum Revisions ◦ New & Updated Course Offerings ◦ World Languages

     McMurray Schedule Updates McMurray Schedule Updates  STEM/Innovation Initiatives  Public Comment Public Comment

  •  PTMS ◦ Critical Analysis of Text (Replaces GOAL 7) ◦ GOAL 8 (Revised)  New course topics will include: New course topics will include:  Study Skills  Career exploration

    Fi i l d Financial and resource management  Community involvement and citizenship

    ◦ Computer Apps 8 (Revised with STEM Emphasis)  Partnership with Cal-U Center for Innovation  Reflective of changes to Computer Apps 7 that

    occurred with the 2014 - 2015 school yeary

  •  PTHS A i G◦ American Government  Final change in Social Studies realignment ◦ Artt  Ceramics III/Hand-building  Ceramics III/Wheel-throwing  New courses to provide additional options for New courses to provide additional options for

    students ◦ Biology Lab – 1 Day a Week (Exploring)

    O l i ith t l b i d Only science course without a lab period  Provides additional time for students to study

    Biology topics in-depth with hands on experiences

  •  PTHS (Continued) ◦ Media Department ChangesMedia Department Changes  Course Revisions  Two full year courses changed to semester courses to provide

    new options for students and scheduling flexibility M di I Media I

     Basic Visual Editing and Design  Course Name Changes  Advanced Multi-Media  Project-based course with in-house mentorship  Formerly Media IV Mentorship

     Media Web Page Development and Design  Formerly Web Page Development and Design

     New Course Option  Media On-Air Talent

  •  PTHS (Continued) ◦New Courses  Adapted Physical Education  Theatre Exhibit and Design  STEM Realignment

    P hi i h C l U C f I i Partnership with Cal-U Center for Innovation ◦ Eliminating Course Duplication  Eliminating Family Consumer Science Eliminating Family Consumer Science  Student will utilize WACTC Program

  •  Curriculum will be revised Grades 1-12 ◦ Phase One: Research◦ Phase One: Research  Teachers visited area school districts  Teachers attended ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching

    of Foreign Languages) Workshop in October 2014 S l i f d b k (T b k ill b Selection of proposed textbooks (Textbooks will be presented at May Education Committee.)

    ◦ Phase Two: Writing  Scope and Sequence Workp q  March 2015  Summer 2015

    ◦ Phase Three: Implementation  2015 2016 School Year 2015 – 2016 School Year

    ◦ New Course Proposal  Global Outlooks

  •  Spring 2014 – Listened to parent and faculty concerns regarding current schedule and music ensemblesregarding current schedule and music ensembles

     Fall 2014 – Sought input through faculty survey and consultation with music education professionals

     Winter 2015 – Created draft schedules based on Winter 2015 Created draft schedules based on survey, parent feedback, and student need

     March 2015 – Shared draft schedules with McMurray staff, solicited feedback, and made modifications March 2015 – Share schedules with K-3 teachers to increase ease of grade-to-grade transitions for students (improve K-6 continuity) A il t M 2015 C ti t li it f db k d April to May 2015 – Continue to solicit feedback and make adjustments as recommended

     June 2015 – Finalize schedule

  •  Uninterrupted time for Academic Subjects  Planned time for acceleration and remediation Planned time for acceleration and remediation ◦ Reading Response to Intervention and Math Lab

     Increased instructional time for the Related Increased instructional time for the Related Arts Courses, i.e., Art, Music, Physical Education, and World Languages

     Music ensembles back into the school day ◦ Collaborated with a world renowned local musician C l i ti f t h Common planning time for teachers

     Reduce course conflicts for students

  •  Professional Development and p Training ◦ Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway g y Partner Workshop ◦ Cal-U Center for Innovation Collaborative  PTMS 3-D Printing and Coding  K – 12 STEM Vision Training with Teachers

  •  Course Alignment and Activities ◦ K – 12 Curriculum Alignment  Scope and Sequence Work  Computer Applications 8 Computer Applications 8  Be the Boss Program

     Theatre Exhibit and Design Class ◦ Student Activities Highlights  Future Cities Competition  Future Pilots League Future Pilots League  The Hour of Code  K’Nex Design Challenge

  •  Expanding Partnerships ◦ National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI) ◦ Peters Township Library Finch Robots ◦ Cal-U Center for Innovation LabCal U Center for Innovation Lab ◦ Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics  Hosted First Tech Robotics Competition

     Exploring more STEM Career Fair and Exploring more STEM Career Fair and Mentoring Opportunities ◦ Carnegie Mellon Universityg y ◦ Robert Morris University ◦ Westinghouse