Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Technology for Teachers

One of the most challenging aspects of my job as a High School teacher is providing individualized instruction to students who have very different learning styles.  I have found that when I use web page based tools in my instruction, the students can learn at their own pace and can be much more successful.  I want to prepare my students for jobs that will require strong math and science skills.  A vote for Mark Clement for Alpine School Board is a vote to provide technology tools for teachers who want to use them.

Local Control

Local control is a common buzz word in todays politics.
What can an Alpine School Board member really do?
They can't eliminate federal programs or eliminate federal requirements.
Congress and Department of Education can make these changes, but not the district school board.
The Governor and State Board of Education can negotiate for waivers, but a local school board member cant impact these federal requirements.
A district school board member can't change testing.
All districts must Implement state tests.
District School Boards can’t alter the test created by the State School Board.
Home schooling lets parents control curriculum, but a particular parent cant have total control over their school curriculum.
The Alpine School Board doesn't oversee home schools.
They also don’t oversee charter schools.
A district school board member can have an impact.
Mark Clement disagreed with the investigations math curriculum.
He pushed for local control by giving parents more influence in how math is taught.
Parents helped select math text books that had more of a balanced approach.
Vote for Mark Clement for Real Local Control

Sunday, August 21, 2016