Earth and Space Science Mr. Livingston Room 603
Check your schedules... Teacher name: Livingston Room: 603 Course Name: Earth and Space Science (ESS)
Phone Policy If I tell you to use your phone for something, by all means, use it for what we are using them for. If we are not using them, do not mess with them. Period. End of statement. If I ask for the phone, give it to me. No questions. Failure to comply at this point will result in a referral.
About the Teacher I graduated from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas in 2004 with a Bachelors of Science (Major: Biology - Minor: Geology) Entered the workforce after one year in graduate school with an environmental company.
History Worked with the company for 3 full years and got tired of 24 hour call. Worked at an oilfield waste disposal yard separating drilling fluids for a year and started my teaching training. Returned to Lee High School in August of 2009 and started teaching science.
About Miss Giles I graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science (Major: Exercise and Sport Science Minor: Spanish) Entered the workforce before graduating, worked in Cardiac Rehab and Fitness through University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
History I worked for UMC for almost 5 years, and decided to complete my teaching training. Began teaching career in elementary education in 2008. Decided to move to Arlington, Texas and become a full-time nanny for almost 2 years. After that, I worked as a physical therapy aide for almost 2 years in Arlington, Texas Returned to Midland to teach school at Lee last year.
Syllabus Overview Yearlong assignments: Article Reviews: 4-5 articles reviewed each 6 weeks. These will count as a test grade. Scientist Profile: a 2-3 page profile of a scientist from the area of science we are studying. (Astronomers and Cosmographers during the first two 6-weeks, and Geologists, Geophysicists, Archaeologists, and the like during the last four 6-weeks) Test grade.
Contact Information School Phone Number: 689-1600 Science Office Number: 689-1640 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Check my website for updates and postings of the notes and assignments Room 603 Science Office
Methods and Materials -Information mostly delivered in Lecture format. -Individual research will be required. -There will be reading assignments through the year. -Hands on and practical labs will be interspersed through the year.
Methods and Materials Cont'd. -A spiral to keep notes in. -Exams are not comprehensive!!!!!!!!! -Folder for handouts and returned work (spiral pockets are fine). -Writing utensil of choice to take notes with. Work that is turned in must not be in any light color that could be hard to read.
C.H.A.M.P.S. Method • “C” – Conversation • 4 levels of conversation • Level 4- Outside voices- Used if/when we are outside for laboratory exercises • Level 3- Used for presentations so that the entire class can hear the presenter • Level 2- Conversation volume that will not disturb other groups • Level 1- Very quiet whispers • Level 0- Silence
C.H.A.M.P.S. Method • “H” – Help • How do you ask for help with something… • Method 1- Raise your hand- this is the preferred method. I/We will get to you as quickly as possible. To be used during instructional time. • Method 2- Using a level 1 voice, ask a neighbor for assistance. Used during Independent work and group projects. • Method 3- Emergency- Yell “Emergency!” That will get our attention and your problem will be addressed.
C.H.A.M.P.S. Method • “A”- Activity • This is what you will be getting out of the lesson or activity. • Lecture/notes- final product- Notes • Lab- Completed lab work up • Project- Finished product for grading • Test/Quiz/Exam- A completed test for grading
C.H.A.M.P.S. Method • “M”- Movement • What level of motion is acceptable during the Activity • Level 3- Working on a laboratory exercise • Level 2- Moving from one place to another if we are getting into groups or picking up computers/research materials • Level 1- Independent work. Staying at your desk. Sharpening pencils. Generally not disturbing other people. • Level 0- Freeze!!!! Nobody anywhere
C.H.A.M.P.S. Method • “P”- Participation • What counts as participation and what does it look like? • Active engagement in the current activity • Lecture/Notes- listening, asking questions, writing the material down • Lab- Working with your group and participating • Individual projects- Working without disturbing others • Testing- Remaining quietly at your seat
C.H.A.M.P.S. Method • “S”- Success • Identifying the Steps and sticking with them will help everything run smoothly and keep us on schedule and safe.
Possibility of Field Trips More information as it becomes available: Planetarium McDonnald Observatory, Ft. Davis, TX Odessa Meteor Crater Carlsbad Caverns National Park, N.M.
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