Elementary Homework Survey for Parents, Admission Tickets, and Exit Slips

Use an Admission Ticket, Exit Slip or Elementary Homework Survey for Parents to guide instruction.

This Folder of Resources, designed specifically for use in elementary schools, allows teachers to quickly and easily gather information from students and parents about learning and homework. This Teachers Manual provides educators an in-depth explanation of three different formative assessment surveys to use in their school or classroom, sharing instructions, and how to analyze the data that is generated.

Elementary Homework Survey for Parents

Teachers can learn about their students’ attitude toward homework, and how often and how long students are engaging in homework that should be part of a nightly routine like reading or math practice.

Admission Tickets

These are a great tool for teachers to use at the start of a class or school day. Students are surveyed about what they learned the day before, what they enjoyed, and what they accomplished. This helps to connect learning from one day to the next. The teacher can also use responses to clear up any questions from the previous class.

Exit Slips

These are another great tool for teachers to learn about student learning and interests. Students are surveyed at the end of a class or school day about that day. It is a great way to promote reflection for your students. Teachers, you can use this as a way to find out if students are on the right track for their learning and to help you better plan the next day or class.

Resources

Folder with Teachers Manual and 3 Surveys

Teachers Manual

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Ohio State Test Prep Materials

Are you looking for a way to prepare your students for the upcoming Ohio State Tests? Do you want your students to see practice questions that include drag and drop, checklist, text-based questions, and label a diagram or image prompts? Follow the links below for resources to prepare your students for the Ohio State Tests.

Ohio Common Assessments- This is a catalogue of released Ohio State Tests that have been created for Edcite. These tests are separated by content area.

AIR Test Prep Resources- These are digital test prep materials created by teachers in Sylvania Schools. Look to the toolbar along the top for content specific resources. Resources are linked, catalogued, and a brief description of the resource is included. These resources were updated in February 2018.

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Assess Student Knowledge, Learning, and Progress: Admission Tickets and Exit Slips

Have you ever wondered how long students are ACTUALLY spending on their homework? Are you looking for another way to find out what questions students had about their homework so you can quickly and thoroughly target those questions? Do you ever wonder what your STUDENTS feel was the most important concept they learned in class that day? Do you wish you could get a clear indication of what students learned and accomplished in class each day? Admission Tickets and Exit Slips may be another tool to help you solve all of these problems and quickly and easily answer these questions. The purpose of this User Guide is to explain the Admission Ticket and Exit Slip, how to edit them, how to administer them, and tips on using the data that you collect them. Open this folder to locate the Admission Ticket, Exit Survey, and this User Guide. Simply create a new folder in your Google Drive, copy the documents, and move them into your new folder. See page 4 for directions.

User Guide

Admission TicketExit Slip User Guide (1)This User Guide explains everything you need to know about accessing, administering, and using the data created by the Admission Ticket or Exit Survey. This User Guide includes step by step directions with explanations for easy use in your classroom. Flow charts show  each question and where students will be directed within the Admission Ticket or Exit Survey based on their answers. It also explains how to locate and use the data that is generated. It ends with a brief tutorial on how to use Google Forms and Google Classroom to administer the Admission Ticket and Exit Survey.

 

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Admission Tickets and Exit Slips

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Join the 21st Century Leadership Team!

The 2016-2017 21st Century Leadership Team is ready to launch. Apply and be part of the team!

21C leaders provide a valuable and unique service to the district. They ensure that teachers receive peer teacher support in issues regarding content standards, test preparation, digital instruction, and innovative best practices. The district provides reimbursement for these efforts, an investment in teacher-to-teacher improvement. With the support and leadership of peer teachers, each teacher in the district benefits.

21C leaders provide four services:

Professional Development Leadership

21C leaders actively lead PD sessions for late starts and inservice days, as well as providing at least one group PD opportunity for their content or grade level in their building, either led individually or in 21C teams.

Peer Connection

21C leaders connect with grade level and content peers in their building and through the district through one-to-one support and communication regarding important developments or best practices.

Professional Collaboration

21C leaders attend group meetings with fellow leaders to discuss issues, receive updates, and develop materials. Leaders also collaborate with grade level leaders or department chairs for effective teacher leadership.

Instructional Innovation

21C leaders develop innovative instructional practices and materials to test in their classroom and share with the district.

Leaders are reimbursed at the hourly teacher rate for a set number of hours. Elementary leaders will use up to 30 paid hours; secondary leaders will use up to 50.

Leaders must be available to attend the opening meeting on September 21st from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, as well as the school inservice days of October 17th, October 25th, and March 14th.

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Resource Introduction: OER Commons

Browse through a library of free, teacher-developed resources for the classroom.

CutwayThanks to Arbor Hills’ Tony Cutway for this resource introduction!

 


What is it?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. For some of these resources, that means you can download the resource and share it with colleagues and students. For others, it may be that you can download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.

How can I use it?

Add the Chrome Extension or visit the website and explore for lesson resources!

Who’s using it?

Check out these teachers that know and use OER Commons in your school. Ask them for help!

At Arbor Hills, Tony Cutway

Are you or someone you know using this? Notify us, and we’ll post your or their name here as a building expert! Email to aclarkson@sylvaniaschools.org.


Check out this video on how to search OER Commons and get started!

 


Resource Links

Developer Website

Chrome Webstore Link

ISKME YouTube Playlist of Tutorials

Resource Introduction: FluencyTutor

Struggling readers get a lifeline with FluencyTutor!

CutwayThanks to Arbor Hills’ Tony Cutway for this resource introduction!

 


What is it?

Fluency Tutor for Google is a website and Google Chrome Extension that makes reading aloud more fun and satisfying for students who need extra support. It’s a big help for struggling and reluctant readers, as well as students learning English as a second language.

How can I use it?

Fluency Tutor for Google lets students record themselves reading and share with the teacher – away from the pressures of reading aloud in the classroom environment.

Who’s using it?

Check out these teachers that know and use FluencyTutor in your school. Ask them for help!

At Arbor Hills, Tony Cutway

Are you or someone you know using this? Notify us, and we’ll post your or their name here as a building expert! Email to aclarkson@sylvaniaschools.org.


Check out Paige Wyatt’s Tutorial on setting up Fluency Tutor!


Resource Links

Developer Website

Chrome Webstore Link

YouTube Playlist of Helpful Tutorials

Teacher Showcase: Authentic Achieve3000 Lessons from Northview and Southview

Check out the model lessons from teachers showing their fellow department members Achieve3000-based lessons!

Throughout January, teachers from the social studies, science, and ELA departments at both Northview and Southview gave up half of their day to watch a fellow teacher implement a lesson using Achieve3000. Afterward, those teachers discussed that lesson and others and explored the benefits, limitations, and functions of the reading differentiation service. Now, you can benefit from those model lessons, too!


English Language Arts

Miscreant teenagers, giant bugs, gender segregation, and Facebook!

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Amy Schloegl monitors students applying the concept of absurdity in their graphic organizers.

ELA teachers enjoyed a range of different lessons through the exemplary teaching of four teacher leaders. Check these out!

  • Amy Schloegl (Northview) discussed the concept of absurdity in literature through Greek myth, Kafka, Achieve3000, and Honey Boo-Boo with sophomores. Link
  • Dan Greenberg and Megan Houts (Southview) applied the three claims of rhetoric to a debate over police use of social media to monitor gang behavior with sophomores. Link
  • Sam Stevens (Southview) explored Holden Caulfield’s sleep deprivation in Catcher in the Rye with juniors. Link
  • BethAnn Seifert and Jessie Minard (Northview) stimulatied spontaneous debate over the issue of single-gender classrooms with seniors. Link
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Seniors in BethAnn Seifert and Jessie Minard’s class collaborate in research and planning for their debate.

 


Social Studies

Shots are fired and fallen soldiers are remembered!

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Katy Creecy helps student groups as they collaborate on article analysis and mapping.

Social studies teachers explored literacy at multiple levels with these two models. Check them out!

  • Kat Creecy (Southview) helped her freshmen see the under-recognized role of colonist soldiers in World War One through Achieve3000 and Google My Maps. Link
  • Alex Clarkson (District) introduced sophomore American History students to AIR testing through Achieve3000’s bonus lesson resources for test preparation. Link
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The simple, yet powerful Google My Maps provides an added dimension to student literacy.

Science

Wondering how much wolves have in common with dogs and whether to turn that iPod down?

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Kathryn Nelson uses a physical model of the human ear to demonstrate how sound travels to our brains.

Science teachers watched informational text form the basis of science standard teaching and review. Check what they did!

  • Kathryn Nelson (Northview) taught freshmen about waves, energy, and hearing loss with SmartBoard, guitar, giant ear, and Achieve3000. Link
  • Abbey Cappel (Southview) helped sophomores review genetics concepts through application to real world concerns expressed in Achieve3000 articles. Link
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A whiteboard from one of Abbey Cappel’s student groups

Cool Trick: Using Data Sheets to Target Student Needs

Are you looking for a way to target your students’ strengths and weaknesses? Do you want to make your students more responsible for their learning? If you answered YES to either of those questions then STUDENT DATA SHEETS may be what you are looking for. Learn how to create these DATA SHEETS to regularly enforce the standards, skills, and knowledge you want your students to master. Students will record and track their scores based on the categories you assess.

Are you looking for a way to target your students’ strengths and weaknesses? Do you want to make your students more responsible for their learning? If you answered YES to either of those questions then STUDENT DATA SHEETS may be what you are looking for. Learn how to create these DATA SHEETS to regularly enforce the standards, skills, and knowledge you want your students to master. Students will record and track their scores based on the categories you assess.

Check out this presentation for rationale, how-to tutorials, and content specific examples.