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Effective Practices for CCRPI Elementary School Indicator 4

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

CLAIREMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (DECATUR CITY SCHOOLS)*
Erin Wheeler, Principal

ewheeler@csdecatur.net
404-370-4450

Effective practices at Clairemont Elementary School are:

1. aligning instruction to GPS standards;
2. using inquiry-based instructional strategies;
3. developing cross-curricular thematic units in science and social studies;
4. differentiating instruction;
5. completing summative and formative assessments;
6. engaging students in meaningful performance tasks and culminating projects/products that have authentic purposes.

Reference:

Expeditionary Learning at elschools.org

DAVES CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Sarah Von Esh, Assistant Principal

svonesh@forsyth.k12.ga.us
770-888-1222, ext. 170110
Eric Ashton, Principal
eashton@forsyth.k12.ga.us
770-888-1222, ext. 170106

Effective practices at Daves Creek Elementary School are:

1. integrating social studies' content in the reading and writing curricula;
2. scheduling daily a minimum of 30 minutes of content instruction;
3. completing a variety of engagement activities such as re-enactments of historical events, virtual field trips, debates, and alternative historical scenarios.

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, America; The Story of U.S.).

JACOB G. SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHATHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Andrea Burkiett

Anfrea.burkiett@sccpss.com
912-395-6530

Effective practices at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School are:

1. aligning  rigorous instruction with CCGPS;
2. focusing on DOK levels  3 and 4 in questions and assignments;
3. utilizing Document Based Questioning (DBQ) to integrate reading, writing, and social studies;
4. incorporating authentic learning experiences thru partnerships with Savannah History on Wheels, The Massie Heritage Center, and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
 
References:

- http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/M1-Slide_19_DOK_Wheel_Slide.pdf
- http://www.dbqproject.com/
- http://gilderlehrman.org
- http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/schools/massie/default.aspx

 LEWISTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Michael Doolittle, Principal

mdoolittle@ccboe.net
706-650-6064
TEACHERS /GRADE LEVEL
Beth Stewart, 3rd Grade
beth.stewart@ccboe.net
Maureen Troxler, 3rd Grade
maureen.troxler@ccboe.net
Lori Tucker, 3rd Grade
lori.tucker@ccboe.net
Jennifer Whitaker, 3rd Grade
jennifer.whitaker@ccboe.net
Jody Scott, 4th Grade
jody.scott@ccboe.net
Shannon Lemay, 5th Grade
Shannon.lemay@ccboe.net

Effective practices at Lewiston Elementary School are:

1. utilizing a variety of engaging instructional activities (integrating content materials in reading (poetry and historical fiction), science and social studies, completing researched written and oral reports/projects, making Flipbooks and Foldables, dramatizing historical events);
2. developing professional learning sessions about integrating reading, social studies and informational writing, reviewing economics and agricultural concepts in mini workshops;
3. emphasizing application of research skills and processes;
4. integrating technology tools to review and reinforce concepts and understand contributions of historical figures;
5. designing effective grouping strategies;
6. promoting higher-order thinking skills;
7. developing vertical planning teams among teachers of social studies;
8. orienting parents to content standards, rubrics, and expectations;
9. implementing PBIS strategies and rewards system.

RICHMOND HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (BRYAN COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Walt Barnes, Principal

wbarnes@bryan.k12.ga.us
912-459-5100

Effective practices at Richmond Hill Elementary School are:

1. aligning instruction with GPS;
2. integrating social studies content in reading (biographies/non-fiction) and writing units ;
3. completing researched and informational writing assignments;
4. using Study Island, a computer-based program, to review concepts and "Wax Museum", an interactive program, to study historical figures;
5. utilizing tutorial skills of high school students.

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

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