The free Beyond the Bell (BTB) After School Program is now open for registration for 5th - 12th grades at https://bisdtx.ce.eleyo.com/child-care/3/btb-after-school-program. This program is open Monday - Thursday beginning 8/21/17 through 5/10/17. Students must be registered to attend.
If you have questions, please contact Barbara Gaona at email@example.com or via phone at 512-772-7179.
In Bastrop ISD, we use co-teaching as one strategy to ensure the most positive outcomes for students with disabilities. There are numerous benefits to a co-teaching arrangement:
1. Students with disabilities access the general education curriculum in a general education classroom.
2. Students with disabilities STILL receive specialized instruction based on their needs.
3. Teachers who co-teach learn from each other's expertise and expand the scope of their own instructional capacity and practice.
4. Co-teaching can reduce the stigma associated with pull-out programs.
5. Both students with disabilities and non-disabled students may feel more connected to one another, building empathy and understanding.
Mr. Murray gives his final update as Superintendent of Bastrop ISD.Uploaded Dec 12, 2017
SIM Cue/Do/ReviewUploaded Aug 13, 2017 by Laura Mcbain
Instructional Coaches want to assist!Uploaded Aug 13, 2017 by Laura Mcbain
Strategic Instruction Model
The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) promotes the effective teaching and learning of critical content by helping teachers identify and use proven learning and planning tools, as well as providing students with a set of skills that will help them learn critical content, or “learn how to learn”. These strategies support students in middle school as well as throughout their academic careers.
Components of SIM:
There are two tiers of the SIM process that work together to improve student performance:
Content Enhancement Routines (CER) are directed at how teachers plan for, adapt and present critical content to their students in a “learner friendly” fashion. Routines help teachers organize and present critical information in a way that assists them in thinking critically. Most Routines are structured around a graphic organizer that aligns with the educational philosophy of scaffolding, or developing concrete and practical, thinking-centered lessons that help students’ understanding become explicit and visible. CERs are used in EVERY classroom in RAISEup Texas schools to provide a consistent learning platform for students. (English, Math, Science… even PE and Choir!)
Learning Strategies (LS) are focused interventions for students who are struggling and have fallen behind their academic peers. They are designed to provide the foundational skills that students need to learn content. The LS toolkit encompasses strategies for acquiring information from the printed word, for organizing information, for solving conceptual problems and for expressing information in writing. LS are provided in targeted intervention courses as well as integrated into content courses to help struggling learners catch up and achieve at and beyond grade level.
Through Content Enhancement Routines applied consistently in every classroom and Learning Strategies that give added supports in the critical foundation skills for struggling learners, the tiered approach of the SIM toolkit provides a powerful and evidence-based platform for whole-school transformation and improved student outcomes. By incorporating SIM tools into a whole school model for effective teaching and learning, RAISEup Texas schools are improving outcomes for all students.
For more information on SIM, see http://sim.kucrl.org/
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