Posted on 19 November 2015.
Mrs. Bialkowski’s First grade Halloween party
What a ghoulish and ghostly October for Creative Technologies Academy! CTA celebrated another great Halloween season with our annual Halloween parade and Halloween parties. The elementary students paraded around the campus in their costumes for the whole school to see. Upon their return, mothers and fathers put on great parties for their youngsters. Thank you to everyone who made the Halloween parties a success!
Mrs. Krombeen’s Second grade Halloween party
Our school community also wants to give a HUGE shout out to the parents and guardians of CTA Elementary because you helped us make our goal of having 100 percent attendance at Student-Led Conferences this Fall. Thank you all for coming and supporting your child’s education; your support is extremely important and valued! There will be a second set of student led conferences in the spring, but all the teachers are free to hear your questions and or concerns anytime of the year!
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Posted on 19 December 2013.
Second grade class with their data binders.
Second grade student Timiah DenBoer graphing her reading levels in her data binder.
Second grade student Analiese VanHarten graphing her math assessment in her data binder.
Creative Technologies Academy has started a new school wide initiative this year. Every student that attends CTA has a data binder. The data binder helps the students take a more proactive role in the learning process. The students track their achievement data for different subjects in their data binder as well as come up with goals and a plan to achieve their goals. Research shows that when students track their own learning and understanding with student data tracking, there is an improvement in student learning and a tremendous amount of motivation. Some of the items the students track in their data binders are their reading levels, math test and spelling test scores. The students also use these data binders to help lead conferences with parents and teachers. During the fall the school had their first ever student led conferences. Parents, teachers and students all agreed that it was a success. The students took ownership and pride in their work and were excited to share it with their parents. The school will have their next student led conferences in January.
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