The board will have the second work session each month dedicated to board training ("How to be a better board member") and a discussion of various topics. The last discussion item was math and was met with concern from The Daily Herald. See here. Because of this, we will not be having just open discussions on any items board members wish to discuss. Instead, we will receive a presentation of information on a particular topic and then discuss that topic.
The topic for the 25th concerns "The Four Essential Questions". In the district, teachers are given four essential questions to use in determining their direction with their students. Those questions are:
1. What do we want student to know?
2. How will we know that they know it?
3. What do we do if they don't know it?
4. What do we do if they already know it?
Some board members are particularly interested in the fourth question. There are a lot of incentives, both state and federal, that address question 3, but we want to make sure there are options and challeges for kids who already "get it".
Here is the agenda for the meeting.
AGENDA . . . TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
651 EAST 1400 SOUTH
A study session will be held prior to the regular board meeting. The purpose of the study session
will be for (1) professional development for the Board, and (2) to discuss the “four essential
questions” focused on student learning.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ALPINE FOUNDATION RECOGNITIONS
PRINCIPAL, PTA AND SCHOOL
COMMUNITY COUNCIL REPORTS
1. Utah Consolidated Application
BOARD MEMBER COMMITTEE REPORTS