3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

Broadhead, Keara

Directed Studies Disclosure Doc:

2016-2017

Mrs. Keara Broadhead

Timpview High School

kearam@provo.edu

Course Description: The Behavior Unit is a self-contained class for students who are progressing in their IEP goals. Students will be taught skills in all areas of the Utah CORE curriculum. Emphases on behavior and self-management are vital components of this class, and therefore we rely on the Level System to measure progress. Our class structure will be a combination of whole group instruction, small group instruction, and independent learning. Technology will be used in the classroom as a means of differentiating instruction for students.

Assessments: In order to determine each student’s instructional needs, we will be doing formal and informal assessments (or what I like to call Celebrations of Knowledge) throughout the school year such as the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), Scholastic Mathematics Inventory (SMI), and curriculum-based assessments (reading comprehension book quizzes, teacher-made assessments, etc.).

Materials: Students must be prepared for class by having with them: their planner, a pencil and/or pen, and something to store their graded work in, like a binder or folder. The majority of materials that are used will stay in the classroom.

Restrictions: Any electronic devices including but not limited to cell phones and mp3 players are not to be used in class.  I may confiscate any devices.  Food and drink are only allowed in the classroom for students on levels 3 and 4. If food, drink, and gum become a problem in class, I may ban these items from my classroom.

Class Procedures: Seats will be assigned.  All school policies outlined in the Timpview student planner (dress and grooming, attendance, etc.) are EXPECTED to be followed.  Failure to follow school and class procedures may result in grade reductions, removal from class, or other disciplinary action.  Students are also expected to follow class rules.  Positive behavior reinforcement including praise occurs regularly in my classroom.  Timpview PRIDE is practiced in my classroom.  Please see the Timpview Planner for more information on this initiative.  At times, there will be opportunity for students to earn small candy, gift cards, extra credit points, etc. as they perform well academically and behaviorally. They can also earn out classes for good behavior and staying on level 4. Out class discussions happen after the student has been on level 4 for 20 consecutive days.

Assignments: Assignments are expected to be turned in on time.  There may be grade reduction penalties for late work.  Typically, any work not completed and turned in to me by the end of the class period (or, if I allow, by the end of the school day) will receive a ZERO.  I will work with the student in receiving credit for late work if there is a valid reason for being late (i.e. excused absences).  If a student has an unexcused absence, the student will receive a ZERO for the Daily Participation points as well as a ZERO for any assignments done in class that day.  Parents, if a student is going to be absent from school for health, family, etc. reasons, it is very important that you call Timpview to excuse the student from school for the days the student is absent.

Grading: A portion of the students’ grades will be based on their behavior as measured by the level system. Every period students can earn up to five level points. Students will also be graded based on assignments, quizzes/tests, and projects. I reserve the right to award as many points as I feel appropriate to the student according to attendance, participation, and behavior. Grades are usually updated daily, but I will make sure they are updated at least weekly.  It is not the teacher’s responsibility to update students or parents every time a grade is entered.  Rather, the student should be checking his/her grades OFTEN on the PowerSchool website.  Also, all parents have access to PowerSchool (https://grades.provo.edu/public/) and can see their child’s grades in any class.  I strongly suggest all parents check their child’s grades at least once a week.  If there are any questions or concerns, I advise parents to e-mail me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Level Possible Participation Points
4 4-5
3 3
2 2
1 0-1

In Addition: Bathroom/water breaks  and lunch will be taken as a group. Consultation period is required for students who are failing one or more classes. A consultation tracking sheet will be used to grade the student on consultation attendance and participation to determine how many points will be awarded for the consultation assignment in my class. If a student is passing all classes, the student will be excused from the consultation assignment. Students should respect themselves, the teacher, as well as the other peers in the class.  

 

Literacy B Disclosure Document

 2016-2017

Mrs. Broadhead and Mrs Roth

kearam@provo.edu

kylieb@provo.edu

Course Description: Literacy A/B is a Resource English (Reading/Writing) class. Students will be taught skills to help them improve their phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. Students will also receive writing instruction in sentence structure and composing paragraphs/essays. Students will read grade level texts and receive instruction on grade level writing strategies. Technology will be used in the classroom as a means of differentiating instruction for students. Students will also have class time for independent reading.

Assessments: In order to determine each student’s instructional needs, we will be doing formal and informal assessments throughout the school year such as the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), Scholastic Phonics Inventory (SPI), and curriculum-based assessment (reading comprehension book quizzes, teacher-made assessments, etc.).

Materials: Students must be prepared for class by having with them: their planner, a pencil, and appropriate texts or assignments for times they finish their in-class assignments early.

Restrictions: Any electronic devices including but not limited to cell phones, mp3 players, and tablets are not to be used in class. I may confiscate any devices being used inappropriately. If food, drink, and/or gum become a problem in class, I may ban these items from my classroom.

Class Procedures: Seats may be assigned. All school policies outlined in the Timpview student planner (dress and grooming, attendance, etc.) are EXPECTED to be followed. Failure to follow school and class procedures may result in grade reductions, removal from class, or other disciplinary action. Students are also expected to follow class rules. Positive behavior reinforcement including praise occurs regularly in my classroom. The Timpview Pride initiative is followed in my classroom. Please see the Timpview Planner for more information on this initiative. At times, there will be opportunity for students to earn small candy, gift cards, extra credit points, etc. as they perform well academically and behaviorally.

Assignments: Assignments are expected to be turned in on time. There may be grade reduction penalties for late work. Typically, any work not completed and turned in to me within one week of the due date will receive a ZERO. I will work with the student in receiving credit for late work if there is a valid reason for being late (i.e. excused absences). If a student has an unexcused absence, the student will receive a ZERO for the Daily Participation points as well as a ZERO for any assignments done in class that day. Parents, if a student is going to be absent from school for health, family, etc. reasons, it is very important that you call Timpview to excuse the student from school for the days the student is absent. Students are responsible for getting any work that they missed due to absence.

Grading: Students will be graded based on assignments, quizzes/tests, attendance, participation, and behavior. Daily Participation points will be awarded each day. I reserve the right to award as many points as I feel appropriate to the student according to attendance, participation, and behavior. Grades are usually updated daily, but I will make sure they are updated at least weekly. It is not the teacher’s responsibility to update students or parents every time a grade is entered. Rather, the student should be checking his/her grades OFTEN on the PowerSchool website. Also, all parents have access to PowerSchool and can see their child’s grades in any class. I strongly suggest all parents check their child’s grades at least once a week. Here is the link to Powerschool: https://grades.provo.edu/public/ If there are any questions or concerns, I advise parents to e-mail me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. **Also: If a student is failing one or more classes, the student may be REQUIRED to attend Consultation. A Consultation Tracking Sheet will be used to grade the student on Consultation attendance and participation to determine how many points will be awarded for the Consultation assignment in my class. If a student is passing all classes, the student will be excused from the Consultation assignment.

In Addition: Students must stay in their seats or in the classroom as directed by the teacher until they have been dismissed (not just when the bell rings). Bathroom and water breaks should be taken care of during passing period. Students should respect the teacher as well as the other peers in the class. Bullying, name-calling, inappropriate comments and sarcasm will not be tolerated.