2017-18 Teaching and Learning Committees

K-5 Science

Committee Members:

Kindergarten: Dana Fievez, Amy Kay Lindh

First: Jennifer Galassi, Kris Overhauser

Second: Katy Eagle, Nancy Howard

Third: Emily Moore, Deb Paulson

Fourth: Loreen Aguirre, Kat Rickel

Fifth: Alyssa Demir, Nikki Myers

Meeting Dates and Notes:

September 26, 2017

Agenda
October 3, 2017

Agenda
October 11, 2017

Agenda
October 25, 2017

Agenda
October 30, 2017

Elevate webinar 3:30-5:30
November 6, 2017

Amplify webinar 3:30-5:30
November 27, 2017

Agenda
December 4, 2017

STEMscopes training grades 3-5
Handout
December 5, 2017

STEMscopes training grades K-2
Handout
January 22, 2018

FOSS Kit Consultant Presentation (Updated Kits)
January 31, 2018

Agenda
PowerPoint
February 6 and 12, 2018

Agenda

6-12 Science

Members:

Sixth Grade:  Kim Ruygrok, KC Ahrens, Bill Cushman
Seventh Grade:  David Beal, Miranda Schmidt, Matt Doherty
Eighth Grade: David Beal, Miranda Schmidt, Matt Doherty
High School: Jim Biancardi, Scott Carlson, Brandy Barton, Erica Whitmore, Rob Champoux
Middle School Meetings:

November 8, 2017

Agenda
November 29, 2017

Agenda
January 22, 2018

DiscoveryED Webinar Training 7:00-8:00 am

High School Meetings

October 13, 2017

Agenda
October 30, 2017

Agenda
November 7th, 2017

McGraw-Hill Webinar
November 8th, 2017

Cengage Learning Webinar
November 15, 2017

Pearson Webinar
Agenda
January 10, 2018

Agenda
January 22, 2018

McGraw-Hill Training Pilot #1
February 7, 2018

Agenda

Health & Physical Education

Members:

Elementary – Sean O’Neal, Steve Schuerman

Middle School – Patti Adams, Ken Ryan

High School -KC McConnell, Ben Widman, Keith Stamps

November 6, 2017

Agenda
January 17, 2018

Agenda
February 7, 2018

Agenda

Human Growth & Development

March 2018:  Over the next 12 months this committee will work to provide clear and accurate information as well as resources and guidance related top the work of adopting Human Growth & Development curriculum in Deer Park Schools.

The following is taken from OSPI’s Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease Prevention (co-published by the Washington State Department of Health & The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2005)

Achieving healthy sexuality is a developmental process from birth to adulthood; so is learning about sexuality. In the early years, the foundation for mature adult sexuality is laid with such building blocks as healthy self-esteem, positive body image, good self-care, effective communications, respect for others, caring for family and friends, and a responsibility to community. As an individual matures, other essential elements are added such as understanding body changes, sexual intimacy and commitment; knowing and using health-enhancing measures, such as health exams, abstinence and protection; and recognizing the joys and responsibilities of parenting.

The committee is tasked with selecting units and materials that allow for an accurate, factual, healthy, positive, safe, and age-appropriate approach to Human Growth & Development. In no way does the work of the committee encourage, condone, or advocate for sexual permissiveness or activity. Rather, we believe that factual information and a deeper understanding of human sexuality equips young people to make healthy choices.

Committee Members:

Elementary – Sean O’Neal, Steve Schuerman
Middle School – Patti Adams, Ken Ryan
High School -KC McConnell, Ben Widman, Keith Stamps

Committee Meetings
January 17, 2018

Meeting Agenda/Notes
February 7, 2018

Meeting Agenda/Notes
March 7, 2018

HIV and Sexual Health Education Program (materials and guidance available OSPI’s website)
Healthy Youth Act (Washington’s law on sexual health education)
Washington State HIV/AIDS Prevention education requirements
April 18, 2018

Meeting Agenda/Notes