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|Franklin Parish High School Math Science Partnership|
Thirty-four teachers from six parishes recently attended the Franklin Parish High School Math Science Partnership (MSP) at the local school board office. This is the third and final year of the three-year program which focuses on teaching ninth and middle school teachers activities from the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum (LCC).
The Delta Regional Educators Academy (DREAM) from the University of Louisiana at Monroe partners with the Franklin Parish School system to provide area teachers instructional information and resources in line with the LCC and the state Grade Level Expectation (GLE).
The focus content this summer was Algebra I and physical science.
"We've learned a lot of new experiments and teaching methods," said David Smith, science teacher at Horace G. White Learning Center. "We're provided a lot of resources that we can go back and use in our classrooms."
The lessons are supplemented with websites, links and streaming video from the LCC for teachers to utilize in the classroom.
Michael Broome, math instructor at ULM, teaches the math portion of the consortium. Deanna Buczala of ULM instructed the science portion.
"This is my third year to participate in the MSP," said Broome. "Visual learning is important and necessary, so we apply the lessons to every day life. All of the activities taught are from the LCC."
DREAM provides the instructors for the workshops including aligning all strategies and content with the state Grade Level Expectation (GLE).
Kristin Cook and Valerie Graham teach math and science at Tallulah Academy.
"We're having a great time," said Cook, "We're learning about the LCC and the GLE's. Some of the experiments look kind of daunting, so the extra instruction helps a lot."
"We've been looking forward to it," said Graham. "Kids love the hands-on aspect of learning and we have to stay up with the latest advances and requirements."