The following is an interim set of goals which will be presented to the curriculum committee for a vote. Please comment to me via the internet. Ed Sanders. Interim Goals for the White Mountains Regional School District. The following is a compilation of goals from the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, the WMRSD teachers, the EIP process and the NH Frameworks. They are coded thus: T = Teachers B = Business C = Community F = Frameworks (Not included yet) -WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO Upon graduation from high school, a person should be able to perform in the following areas: BASIC SKILLS Group or Team Skills BT * Participate constructively as a team member. BT * Follow directions. BT * Resolve conflicts. B * Act constructively as a team leader when assigned that role. English Language Skills BTC * Comprehend, speak, read, and write English with the fluency required for effective daily living. T * Be able to spell and use correct grammar. T * Read for understanding. C * Know phonics rules to be able to pronounce unknown words. Cross-Culture and Second Language Skills B * Show active comprehension of our pluralistic society and its relevance to daily life. BTC * Comprehend, speak, and read a major language other than English. BT * Have non-verbal skills and general cultural awareness at an elementary school level. Personal Computer Skills BC * Use and understand PC hardware and operating software and a word processing program fluently. Use PC level spread sheet program at a basic level. T * Keyboarding proficiency. TC * Be computer literate. Numbers, Symbols, and Graphics B * Explain graphs, charts and tables. T * Mastery of basic math skills. LIVING AND CAREER SKILLS Reasoning and Problem Solving BT * Solve problems systematically. BC * Accept personal responsibility for, and possible adverse outcomes of risky decisions without being depressed or destroyed. B * Accept change as an imperative, requiring personal adaptability and learning as a necessary and constant process throughout life. T * Know where to find information. BT Health, Hygiene, and Survival B * Maintain a balanced diet. B * Avoid addictive substances. B * Avoid contracting or transmitting communicable diseases. B * Perform regular moderate exercise. B * Exhibit safe practices in driving, and other potentially hazardous life routines. B * Have regular health checks. Personal Presentation BC * Exhibit courtesy consistent with the principles of free speech. B * Refrain from unintentional public or private behavior that has generally accepted objectionable public consequences. B * Be prepared to meet the negative consequences of intentional disruptive behavior, regardless of justification. Daily living and Home Care BT * Maintain a self-sufficient, organized personal life. BT * Conduct an effective and responsible full range of daily life, parenting, child care, home operation and home care activities. B * Use and troubleshoot for commonly available communication, information, and transportation devices and systems. B * Conduct recreation and leisure activities, emergency response and self-defense. BT * Employ personal-level conflict resolution methods. B * Make and use reasonable estimates of volume, size, distance, weight and time. B * Use common sense to cope with daily living situations. B * Cope and survive regardless of the physical environment. Personal Business B * Perform major purchasing activities. BT * Conduct personal money management with positive results. BT * Have the potential for possible further education. B * Interest in at least one type of common work that has a high probability of employment with a liveable income. B * Earn a living, whether or not one is going on for further education. B * Demonstrate the ability to conform to basic employability expectations. B * Have the awareness of the requirements necessary to advance within employment. T * Learn how to learn. Business and Commerce B * Understand the concepts of supply and demand, cost and benefit, pricing and profit, investment and return, utility, and productivity. Recreation and Leisure BT * Exhibit familiarity with a broad range of artistic, entertainment, team sport, and recreational opportunities. BT * Have an affinity for some artistic, entertainment, team sport or recreational activities. Conflict Resolution BT * Resolve conflicts non-violently. General Personal Effectiveness BT * Exhibit a positive self concept and a realistic life vision and plan, based on personal strengths and available opportunities. PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL SYSTEMS Technology BC * Use and maintain common tools, implements, and devices for facilitation and convenience of daily life and common work. Quantification B * Perform mathematical operations with the proficiency required to conduct transactions as complex as purchasing a car or house. Environment/Natural Resources BT * Understand and avoid or refrain from significant disruptions of the natural environment. Biology/Chemistry/Physics BT * Apply facts and/or general principles from life and physical sciences to enhance and meet common difficulties in daily life. SOCIAL SYSTEMS History and Culture BT * Describe the context and general significance of benchmark events and cultural symbols of world and US history. Human Behavior BT * Apply facts and/or general principles from social sciences such as anthropology, demography, ethnography, geography, psychology, sociology to enhance effectiveness and meet common difficulties in daily living. Economics B * Apply facts and/or general principles from economics to enhance effectiveness and meet common difficulties in daily living. Law BT * Avoid intentional criminal activities and activities that create criminal, civil, or equitable liabilities, based on ignorance. Civics and Politics BT * Participate as an informed voter in local, state, and national elections. BT * Participate as an active party in local civic, union, school and/or town or city affairs. VALUES Respect BCT * Demonstrate a regard for human diversity and pluralism. BCT * Demonstrate courtesy. BT * Demonstrate regard for human worth and property. Responsibility BC * Demonstrate responsibility to ones self, to ones family, to others, to community. BC * Have a regard for commitments and obligations. BCT * Fulfill citizenship obligations. Adaptability BT * Demonstrate an awareness of the environment and reality. BT * Be prepared for and seek opportunities. BTC * Embrace and overcome challenges. B * Accept the inevitability of change. Integrity BCT * Demonstrate dependability and honesty. Justice BT * Demonstrate fairness; regard for property, law, right action, constitutional rights, and democratic principles as applied to individuals and minorities as well as to majorities. Self-Concept BT * Demonstrate self-respect, self-control, and a sense of personal worth. BT * Recognize choice and personal discipline. Values BT * Identify significant value issues and choices within the graduate's life experience. BT * Identify broadly accepted value justifications for the choices that one makes. BT * Explain simply and clearly the meaning of, and critical issues relating to, each of the concepts.
Copyright 1996 by Ed Sanders.