Gateway High faculty have assembled an impressive array of activities in all disciplines for students to take on during the summer. As they are ungraded and optional, all are designed to be relevant to students’ lives, maximize student choice, and be fun! It’s a great opportunity to go-in depth into topics constrained by the typical school schedule or that aren’t quite covered by state standards. And while it’s true most students probably have literally nothing better to do, the deal is made sweeter by a prize raffle: completed projects earn entries into two different raffles for teen-friendly gift cards. This Student FAQ explains the how and, more importantly, the why of the program to help kids get on board.
Resources & Tools
Looking for resources to develop the skills and habits that support students in their learning across all subject areas? The mastery of non-cognitive student agency skills and habits has been noted as essential for students’ long-term academic and career achievement, and they can provide a means for closing the achievement gap. The resources in this database span a range of strategies and systems that help students develop these skills. Searches can be filtered according to skill area, area of impact, and type of resource.
This learning rubric identifies specific noncognitive skills and habits that supports students’ success throughout their education. Because it enumerates the full range of these skills, this rubric is a centerpiece of classroom learning and can be used in many ways, including at a Student-Led Conference.
This document jump starts a conversation among co-teachers and collaborators to develop successful co-teaching relationships.
This template provides a practical data and goals-driven framework to plan meaningful, research-based, school-wide professional development.
This document scaffolds teachers’ long-term planning of content and skills in their classes.
This document outlines practices by co-planning and co-teaching teams to support their successful collaboration.