Campbell, Kevin - 8th Social Studies

Mr. Campbell's Virtual Open House Video


Daily Office Hours: 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

CONTACT:
1. Email: kevin.campbell@bcsemail.org
2. 
Text via the REMIND app (linked below)
3. 
Phone: Cane Creek Middle: (828) 628-0824 

SIGN UP FOR REMIND:
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SYLLABUS:
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This explains expectations, requirements, and the assignment types and grading system.

STUDENT LOGIN MATRIX:
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ACCESSING CANVAS: 
Students will access their Canvas course through NC EdCloud (IAM) via their school-issued device. If any student has forgotten their password, it can be reset by their homeroom teacher. 

CANVAS PARENT APP:
This app will allow parents to view assignments and announcements inside the Canvas LMS. There are versions available for iOS and Android. If you want to follow along with a parent app, email me for a code.
More information is available 
HERE

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Mr. C's GRADING & Assignment Setup

GRADING CATEGORIES

  • 40% - Assessments & Projects  
      • Mastery Checks, VODs, Unit Tests, Projects
  • 35% - Must Do Work
      • Everyone must complete these in order to access the mastery checks. 70% on all Mastery Checks required before any unit test.
  • 15% - Should Do Work
      • These are sometimes slightly more involved, or challenging assignments. They may also just be more practice of Must Do activities. 
  • 10% - Level Up Work  
      • These are challenging or in-depth assignments that use higher order thinking. They represent what might be assigned to an honors class.
  • 40%+35%+15%+10% = 100%


WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?

  • EARNING A "C":
  • Completing ONLY Must-Dos and Assessments could look like this:
    • 35%+40% = 75% (that’s with perfect scores and/or revisions)
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  • EARNING A "B" or "A"
  • Complete AT LEAST SOME of the Should-Do &/or Level-Up! Activities
    • All Must Dos, Assessments, & Should-Dos  would look like this:
    • 40%+35%+15% = 90% (with perfect scores and/or revisions)
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  • EARNING an "A"
  • Adding the Level-Ups could look like this:
  • 40%+35%+15%+10% = 100% (Again, with perfect scores and/or revisions)


The intent here is to provide students with the flexibility to work at their pace and without feeling pressured, while still incentivizing students to stretch and challenge themselves some in every unit. 

Units are divided into lessons and every lesson ends with a Mastery Check.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

There are no late assignments during the course of a unit. However, students are provided a pacing guide and suggested due dates for every activity.

The "On-Pace Lesson" is always identified on the board, and each assignment is given a "due date" based on suggested pacing so students will know if they are ahead, behind, or on pace for the unit.

Occasionally, there may be a project or assignment that has a specific due date outside the end of a unit, and this would be because of the end of a grading period or because an assignment specifically connects with some content we covered in class.

Assignments submitted after the suggested due date will be marked "late," but without penalty.

REVISION:

Revision is encouraged and students can revise most assignments as many times as they want.
Assessments work a bit differently. 

  • Mastery Checks can be retaken three times. Students must have achieved a 70% on all mastery checks, or exhausted all retakes, before they may take a unit test.

  • VOD Quizzes (VOD = vocabulary of the day) can be retaken three times, but students must prove they have prepared for a retake

  • Unit Tests will have opportunities for corrections, which will vary depending on the type of assessment. 

  • Binder Quizzes can NOT be revised. These are assessments that check in on student completion of the daily Bell Ringers and Guided Notes. They are meant to be an easy "A," provided students are completing these tasks.