Middle School 7th Grade math teachers, Hallee Harrison and Ellen Anne Yanik worked together with Instructional Coach Jill Santee to secure a Power Teaching Math grant from the Southeast Iowa Regional STEM Advisory Board of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.
Power Teaching Math is an instructional approach that links Common Core, state standards and school curriculum to research-proven instructional strategies and classroom resources, promoting rigor and student engagement. The teachers are excited to co-teach by combining classes and allowing the students and teachers to gain the most from the on-site coaching, real life application and team work that comes with this opportunity.
Ellen Anne and Hallee will be gaining some strong professional learning and new ways to teach through the Power Teaching Math Outcomes:
Rigorous lesson materials that help each student think like a mathematician.
Routines, rubrics and structures to guide powerful discussions and teamwork.
Instruction that helps students learn to think flexibly, articulate solutions and use mathematical practices to master objectives.
Professional development for teachers, including online resources.
Interactive whiteboard compatibility.
Online data tools and analysis.
Alignment with 21st century standards.
The Corridor Business Journal recognized the companies ahead of the curve in cultivating workforce talent at an awards ceremony December 7, 2017.
The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association has connected with CCA Middle School Students during the summer STEM Construction Camp. Dozens of CCA Middle School students learned basic construction techniques, developed problem solving skillls and welcomed "learning lunch" speakers from local companies during last year's inaugural Summer STEM Construction Camp.
CCA Industrial Technology teacher Mr. Clark and Middle School STEM instructor Mrs. Boeset joined with past president Tim Ruth of McCreedy-Ruth Construction, and Kirkwood Community College construction management professor Joe Greathouse to develop the program model. The participation of Greater Iowa City Home Buidlers Association members as speakers and sponsors was essential to the camps' success.
What Makes the the Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association stand out for the Publisher's Award Recognition?
"For its efforts helping prepare the Corridor's youth for the workforce, the CBJ presents the Publisher's Award for a small company to the Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association. Its inaugural Summer STEM Construction Camp in 2016 brought 41 CCA Middle School students together with area professionals and educators for five days of hands-on instruction of basic construction skills as well as problem-solving activities. The young campers were also given the opportunity by creating such items as benches for dugouts and game boards for senior centers. We can't think of a better way to strengthen the economy that to boost the confidence and skills of the next generation of workers." John Lohman, CEO for the Corridor Business Journal
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