Mrs Sloan ~ Biology

Winnie Sloan ~ wsloan@opusd.org @LWinifredSloan #wegotthis

*OPHS Report-It:An anonymous way for students/parents to let officials know about student mistreatment/safety concerns Site updated 7/29/19

Meet Joining Nicknames: (also posted in Google Classroom (OPHS~WSloan~ClassPer)

AP CLASSES: ophswsloanAP1, ophswsloanAP3, ophswsloanAP5

HBio: ophswsloanH2, ophswsloanH4

CPBio: ophswsloanCP6

7th Period and Fridays: ophswsloanopen

Remember: you need to be logged into Google with your school email! #wegotthis

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Welcome Back Fall 2020 with Mrs. Sloan

Name Change! Ms Litten --> Mrs Sloan

What to expect Fall 2020 Mrs. Sloan.mov

What to expect....

Student TECHtorials #yougotthis .....but I am here to help YOU!!!! #youareimportant

Most Support is provided during 7th period but sometimes support is provided at lunch time (L).

Please plan ahead to attend 7th period - make it part of your day!

Parents/Guardians/Support Squad: I highly recommend FOUR specific ways to provide support:

1. Read the Course Syllabus for the course that your student is enrolled in so you are aware of course expectations/protocols/materials/suggestions. Follow course links above or use "Self-Guided Tour" below to access documents/links.

2. Encourage and make it possible for your student to take advantage of all 7th periods - my calendar for support is posted below.

3. Go to "From Me: Explanations", here on my Google Site to hear me elaborate on critical course items - especially study strategies and expectations.

4. Progress Report Analysis: every 5 weeks your students will be reflecting on their progress, please discuss this with them. Our goal is to maximize their understanding in the most efficient way!

Online Class Expectations

The "If you knew me" presentation will be the first assignment you complete. I am looking forward to getting to know YOU!

Mrs. Sloan Example If You Knew Me 2020-21
MrsSloan_Biology_ Back to School!.mp4
Thoughtful Steps Version C-E-R

Not everyone we care about cares about you. This is a "characteristic of life" - difficult but true. Just so you know:

I DO CARE ABOUT YOU!

This is a good place to start to become familiar with class resources, expectations and protocols! #wegotthis

***Self-Guided Digital Tour of MrsSloan, E2 - Version 2020-21

Keep asking questions!

Investigate a phenomenon - make a claim, provide evidence and a reason!

Remember it is so important to: treat ALL members of our educational community with dignity

This is a video recorded as I spoke with students in 2019 who were deciding between Honors and AP Biology. In addition to helping students differentiate between courses it can give you an understanding of what each course is like and how to do your best work in it. Two former students provide excellent advice as well and answer questions.

Spring 2020 Meeting Link (Live Stream Version on my YouTube Channel.

Here is a link to the Google Form that I asked students to complete at the 2020 meeting:

http://bit.ly/Advise2020

Cool Story about OPHS Science Department!

Don't be afraid of mistakes - (check out video) make your mistakes, adjust your strategies, try again, the sooner you fail the sooner you will find your success. Try different ways to study, to engage, to present, to design a lab.... you will get better faster!

The way we learn! #GrowthMindset!

This video was helpful to me in setting up my Google Site - it might be helpful to you as well!

This Google Folder contains the 2017 Teacher Training Resources: