Instructor: Mr. Robert Faleulu Pene (Mr. P)
School Year: 2009-2010
Subject: 9th Grade: Integrated Science
Contact Info: (Em) email@example.com (Ph) 213-473-0000
Course Website: http://www.mrpenesclass.com
Office Hours: 3:30pm – 4:30pm Monday/Thursday
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I. COURSE OVERVIEW:
This course will investigate the major disciplines of science and how they shape contemporary society. We will explore Biology (Ecology, Evolution), Chemistry (Atomic and Molecular Structure, Chemical Bonds, Acids, Bases, Chemical Thermodynamics), Earth Sciences (Dynamic Earth Processes, Biogeochemical Cycles, California Geology), Physics (Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Phenomena), as well as Investigation and Experimentation.
The purpose of this course is to model, teach, and encourage inquiry, observation, investigation, analysis and other valuable skills that are important in a competitive world. You will examine how issues in science will impact your daily life and how a scientific mind can be used for growth in any discipline. Upon completion of this course, you will have the foundational skills in science to perform well in other classes and enjoy the world around you. My goal is that you will be excellent observers, critical thinkers and responsible interdependent individuals, able to contribute to a meaningful community.
III. DESIRED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Efficient note taking, reading comprehension
2. Focus, motivation, and pride in your work
3. Listening and critical thinking skills
4. Organizational and management of time
5. Respecting yourself and the efforts of others
6. Growth as an individual, self-worth, embracing identity
IV. CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
You are expected to understand and follow all school and classroom expectations. You should be organized and prepared with the appropriate materials for all class sessions. This course demands respect from all members (students and teacher) and must you consistently meet these expectations in order to maximize a positive learning environment.
School Classroom Rules Mr. P’s Analysis
1. Be respectful. Treat others, as you want to be treated.
2. Be on time. Early is ON TIME; on time is late!!!!!
3. Be prepared. Have your own school supplies ready.
4. Be responsible. You must consistently meet expectations.
You are expected to follow the school-wide standards of conduct. In particular, follow the school dress code, leave food and gum outside the classroom, and secure all electronic devices in your backpack.
1. Non-Verbal Warning (proximity, “The Look”)
2. Verbal Warning (gentle reminder)
3. Intervention (seating change, time out, etc.)
4. Private Conversation (intentional one on one)
5. Phone Call home (specifying previous action taken)
6. Severe: Referral to the Office
Required Materials – (These materials are needed everyday of class)
1. 2 Pens and 2 Sharpened Pencils
2. Agenda Book (Student Planner with homework logs, calendar, etc)
3. Integrated Science Binder (discussed below)