Ms. Steeves

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All Classes: It is my hope that in all lessons and assignments that learning will be in some way both enjoyable and satisfying. With that in mind, I will tell you what my general expectations are at all times:

  • Respect
  • Good manners
  • Following all rules both according to the school and technology policies.
  • No food or drink will be allowed at the computer stations
  • Backpacks, books, food, and drinks will be placed on the work tables.
  • The Computer Lab and all equipment will be treated responsibly.
  • Changes to machines for any reason must be cleared through the teacher.
  • Chairs will be pushed in at any time that they are not in use both during and at the end of class.
  • The lab will be kept clean.
  • Voices should remain quiet (no side conversations) until the teacher allows otherwise.

There may be additions or changes to these expectations over the course of the year; however, I believe that within these parameters we are more likely to have fun with lessons and projects. Please be considerate of everyone around you. Thank you.

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Core Curriculum Standards According to Grade:
CC – 6th Grade CC – 7th Grade CC – 8th Grade
CC – 9th, 10th Grades CC – 11th, 12th Grades

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SCHOOL – WIDE SOCIAL AND CIVIC RUBRICS
01 Revised Writing Rubric 1-14
02 Learning Expectations – Problem Solving and Task Completion Revised 1-14
03 Learning Expectations – Responsibility Revised 1-14
04 Learning Expectations – Wellness, Physical, Emotional and Social Health Revised 1-14 05 Learning Expectations – Technology Revised 1-14
06 Learning Expectations – Organization
07 Learning Expectations – Real World Experiences Rubric Revised 1-14

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MS Enrichment: Mars Community Project:
STEM Employment Opportunities for
Interplanetary Exploration and Community Development­­­­­­
Mars Community Project Job Application Cover Letter
Mars Community Project Newsletter
Mars Community Project Commercial

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Mars Community Project Research Web Sites:
CNN: ‘Way Up There’: Above the Earth and Onward to Mars
Mars One
NASA’s Journey to Mars Overview
NASA’s Journey to Mars
NBC News: NASA Details its Plans for Sending Humans to Mars
Scientific American: What NASA’s Simulated Missions Tell Us About the Need for Martian Law
Space Center – Houston: Mission Mars
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HIP – 6th Grade P-A-C-E-R-S

P-erserverance - “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did” – Newt Gingrich (American politician, historian, author and political consultant).

A-dvocacy - “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me” – Maya Angelou (poet and author).

C-ollaboration - “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller (American author, political activist, and lecturer).

E-mpathy - “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place” – Daniel H. Pink (author).

R-esponsibility - “All your acts affect all the people, people that you don’t even know. So we have to live with responsibility. We have to live knowing that we’re not the only ones here and you’re affecting somebody else always” – Diego Luna (actor).

S-cholarship - “I am a great scholar, my mind is full of wonders” – Lailah Gifty Akita (founder of Smart Youth).

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Please click the weekly link to view the classroom activities. Any work that is not completed during the allotted class time becomes homes homework and must be turned in and graded per the school-wide policy. The weekly assignments are based on an ‘ideal’ plan that is subject to change and those changes may not be reflected in attachments provided below.

 

Syllabuses 2017-2018
  Intro to Comp Sci    Robotics I      Robotics II     Parallax Robotics

 

Weekly Lessons
 Students will refer to Office 365′s “One Note” Course Notebooks

 

School-Wide Homework Policy:
One day late – 10 points off
Two days late - 20 points off
Three days late – 30 points off
No credit for work turned in after three days late
* Exceptions to this policy will require approval by both the teacher and administration. Students having difficulty completing homework should make arrangements for help with their teacher or during HIP.

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