Welcome to MAPS/Study Skills!
I am excited and honored to be your teacher!
Course Objective: Students will explore the options available to establish both immediate and long-range personal goals, identify individual learning styles and abilities and develop critical time management, organization, and study skills. These courses focus on self-understanding, decision-making, resiliency, attitude, character education, and leadership to help students maximize personal achievement. The course emphasizes proactive problem solving, self-determination, and independent thinking and learning skills. In addition, students will explore and experience collaboration as a tool for creative problem solving.
Ms. Willis's 2017 - 2018 Schedule
1st 8:50 - 9:40 - MAPS/Study Skills
2nd 9:46 - 10:39 - MAPS/Study Skills
3rd 10:45 - 11:35 - MAPS/Study Skills
4th 11:41 - 12:31 - Lunch
5th 12:37 - 1:27 - PLC
6th 1:33 - 2:23 - MAPS/Study Skills
7th 2:29 - 3:19 - MAPS/Study Skills
8th 3:25 - 4:15 - Conference
What do I need for MAPS/Study Skills each day?
How do grades work in this class?
Grades in this class will be assigned as major, participation or skills development. Each day, we will do a short lesson together to focus on executive functioning skills, study skills, and social-emotional learning skills. These short lessons will require each student to collaborate with their partner, small group, or the whole class and will be counted as participation grades. The other component of this course focuses on supporting students in their other classes. Because of that, each student is expected to come to MAPS/Study Skills class with assignments to work on and/or materials to study. This preparation along with the successful maintenance of a Calendar/Planner system will make up each student's grade.