Wednesday, June 4, 2014
A recent press release from Dorchester District Two invites parents and community members to participate in a six-session parent education series to learn more about world class expectations for learning.
To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, DD2 has adopted learning expectations meant to establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The expectations are a combination of Common Core State Standards and College and Career Readiness Standards and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs.
The learning expectations focus on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. The new expectations also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers.
In working toward this common goal, DD2 and the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce will host a six-session parent education series to review and discuss the components of our world class expectations for learning. Parents, community members and business leaders are invited to learn more about what students are now expected to know and be able to do at every grade level.
The goal of the parent education series is to promote clarity and understanding within the community. All sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Session dates, locations and topics are as follows:
June 4 - Bethany United Methodist Church: “ELA Middle, Creating World Class Learners: Using Text Based Evidence To Answer Document Based Questions.”
June 19 - Canaan United Methodist Church: “ELA High,
‘So, Does That Mean Kids Won’t Be Reading Any Fiction?’”
July 15 - Old Fort Baptist Church: “Math High, Making Math Relevant, Not One More Thing to Memorize.”
July 29 - Miles Road Baptist Church: “ELA elementary, ‘Learn to read, read to learn.’”
Aug. 7 - Summerville Church of Christ: “Math elementary, learning blocks of math”
Aug. 13 - St. Paul Episcopal Church: “Math middle, ‘Why Justify?: The Power of Conversation in Math.’”