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Effective Practices for CCRPI Elementary School Indicator 3

Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above on the Georgia Milestones science EOG

HIGH SHOALS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (OCONEE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Billy Heaton, Principal

bheaton@oconeeschools.org
Linda Cooper, Teacher
lcooper@oconeeschools.org
706-310-1985

Effective practices at Shoals Elementary School are:

1. establishing individual learning goals;
2. providing descriptive feedback on progress;
3. providing hands-on lab opportunities for students;
4. incorporating writing assignments in science lessons;
5. integrating technology;
6. publishing learning targets for each lesson;
7. using creative techniques to teach content vocabulary;
8. utilizing small group instruction;
9. assigning teachers of special education as co-teachers;
10. promoting an after-school environmental club.

References

1. BrainPop
2. Bill Nye videos
3. Discovery Education
4. YouTube
5. Formative Instructional Practices (FIP)

ILLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Mandy Wommack, Assistant Principal
706-789-3445

Effective practices at Illa Elementary School are:

1. aligning instruction with science standards;
2. differentiating instruction;
3. utilizing effective instructional strategies ( project-based learning, hands-on experiments, technology tools and virtual field trips, Learning-Focus strategies and graphic organizers, artifacts, writing assignments);
4. emphasizing science content in reading across the curriculum;
5. integrating technology tools (iPADS, websites, Flocabulary, Education City, BrianPOP videos).

* School’s effective practices based on 2012-2014 CRCT performances

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