Course: My KSS 2012

Collaborators: Jay Gowen
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Session Description: This session will discuss the Science courses from the KIPP STEP at Deerfield Academy program. KIPP STEP is a 3-week intensive summer program that focuses on developing the research, writing, presentation, discussion, and critical thinking skills of 40 of KIPP’s top rising 8th graders and cultivating a passion for science. KIPP: STEP teacher Stephanie Hinton from KIPP Central City Academy shares the curriculum developed and student work collected from this rigorous academic boot-camp. Learn how to apply in your own classroom what she’s learned about teaching reading and writing in a truly college preparatory classroom! KIPP: STEP ELA Class Description: Students read, annotate, and analyze Romeo and Juliet, sharing their ideas in 70-minute seminars. The students also spend 70 minutes in a writing workshop crafting and revising paragraphs based on key passages. Multiple revisions allow for significant written and oral commentary from the teacher, and the students depart with a portfolio with all drafts, a self-evaluation, and benchmarks.

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KSS 2012: KIPP: STEP ELA Share Out Session Resources: 2

This session will discuss the English courses from the KIPP STEP at Deerfield Academy program. KIPP STEP is a 3-week intensive summer program that focuses on developing the research, writing, presentation, discussion, and critical thinking skills of 40 of KIPP’s top rising 8th graders and cultivating a passion for science. KIPP: STEP teacher Stephanie Hinton from KIPP Central City Academy shares the curriculum developed and student work collected from this rigorous academic boot-camp. Learn how to apply in your own classroom what she’s learned about teaching reading and writing in a truly college preparatory classroom!

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