Rockwood Center For Creative Learning: Gifted Parenting Seminars
Often issues arise between parents and gifted children. When “Gifted Parenting Seminars” originated, the issues were giftedness, perfectionism, ADHD, communication, parenting, social issues, and study skills. Currently other staff members have also developed seminars in such areas as the highly gifted child and gifted girls. The workshop, “My Child is Gifted! Now What? is presented twice a year. Other workshops are rotated in each year as deemed necessary by the staff.
Forest Park Elementary: Reading Incentive Program
Students at Forest Park Elementary are offered a comprehensive, reward-based program to accomplish various reading goals. On an individual level and as a classroom, awards, prizes, and acknowledgements are used as motivation to increase the number of books students read.
Center for Creative Learning: Bodies & Brains in Motion
Blurring the boundaries between disciplines and helping students learn how to learn is the goal of Bodies and Brains in Motion. This program integrates cognitive concepts with motor learning...
Center for Creative Learning: Treasures
The TREASURES Component is a case study identification process and support system offered through the Rockwood Gifted Program.
Blue Eye Elementary: Vision & Reading Program
Recently, reading has drawn more interest as the topic for many researchers due to the increase accountability of school districts to raise and maintain student reading achievement scores. School leaders are attempting to pinpoint any positive circumstances, settings or techniques that provide them with measurable gains.
The Lawson School Improvement Framework
The Lawson School Improvement Framework is an ongoing, multi-year project that incorporates research-based best practices through an accountability and professional development framework. The framework continually evolves as Lawson School grows as a professional learning community. It is flexible, scaffolds all learners (students and teachers), and is responsive to stakeholder needs.
Parents as Literacy Partners (PALS)
The Parents as Literacy Partners (PALS) program is a group that consists of teachers, administrators, children and their parents. PALS promotes literacy skills in the home with monthly meetings where children are given a new book to take home. After the book is read in a general session, the children leave to work with classroom teachers on literacy activities based on the book.
Salem Elementary: Serendipity
Serendipity began with three people who wanted to capitalize on the pool of talent and experience of Salem community members. They wanted to integrate the community in the education process. The school and community worked together to establish a "day of exploration" for students.
Tiger Cub''s Reading Program
Tiger Cub''s Reading is a program for second grade students who are reading below grade level. They receive about 30 hours extra tutoring to raise their reading levels. Truman State University education interns, Dr. Donna Rhinesmith, Mrs. Eva O’Brien and Dr. Marilyn Koehler cooperate with parents and classroom teachers to improve reading.
Marathon Kids Club
Marathon Kids Club is a 26 week program that involves 3rd and 4th grade students at Clippard Elementary School in Cape Girardeau. Over the course of 26 weeks, students read 26 books, do 26 good deeds for others and run 26 miles. Good deeds and books are completed on their own. The miles are run during club meeting each week.
Math Lab Classroom
Math Lab Classrooms gives one teacher in each of the 13 elementary schools in the district the opportunity to participate in a 3-year committment to improve their math instruction and increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence in teaching mathematics.
Young Tigers'' Book Club
The Young Tigers’ Book Club was specifically designed to promote a love and enjoyment for reading while strengthening reading skills. All second graders were encouraged to join and participate in this club.