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Teachers as Content Leaders

Our school is departmentalized in all grade levels K-6 to allow teachers to focus on fewer content areas, thus becoming experts in the content they teach.  This allows each teacher to differentiate the content with greater ease to meet the needs of all students, because the time they spend going deep into the lessons and standards is increased.  Students rotate through each teacher in their grade level once per day, giving students the opportunity for movement and relationships with more adults.  Teachers share a daily plan time with their vertical content teams (all math teachers, for example).  They also have one 90 minute planning block weekly to deeply plan, analyze student work, practice instructional strategies, and give each other feedback.  

This is our departmentalization breakdown:

Kindergarten

Each teacher teachers two subjects.  Two teachers share one group of students and the teaching assistant rotates with the same group of students all day.  The rationale behind this is that the teaching assistant is the consistent adult with the students and the teacher can focus on two content areas. 

Teacher 1- math and science/social studies  
Teacher 2- reading skills and reading intervention

Grades 1st - 3rd

Each teacher teaches one subject and students rotate through all three teachers per day.  Each teacher teaches reading intervention to the same group of students daily.  

Teacher 1- math
Teacher 2- reading skills
Teacher 3- science/social studies

Grade 4

Each teacher teaches one subject and students rotate through all three teachers per day.  Each teacher teaches reading intervention to the same group of students daily.  

Teacher 1- math
Teacher 2- reading skills
Teacher 3- science/social studies on a personalized learning platform.  This introduces students to the self-directed model they will use in grades 5 and 6.

Grades 5 & 6

Each teacher teaches two subjects and students rotate to both teachers each day.  Teachers also teach reading intervention daily.

Teacher 1- reading and science on the personalized learning platform.
Teacher 2- math and social studies on the personalized learning platform.

Contact Us

McClure  Elementary
1770 E. 61st St
Tulsa, OK 74136
918-746-8760

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