Why You Will Make a Difference Here!
Teachers at Louisa-Muscatine have small teacher-student ratios. It is 1:18 at the elementary and 1:22 at the Jr.-Sr. High School. The district is committed to a teaching style that engages students in constructivist learning methods.
Staff inservices in Dimensions of Learning, multiple intelligences, brain research, cooperative learning, portfolio design, and technology enable staff to do a hands-on approach to lesson designs.
Students at Louisa-Muscatine Schools have the use of a campus-wide network that connects them to a variety of educational services offered on the Internet. In addition to the World Wide Web, our Area Education Agency offers a variety of multimedia resources and research tools to aid students in their classroom work. They can also use the network to access services that supplement their reading, math and social studies curriculum at all educational levels, kindergarten through senior years. Our faculty uses the network to communicate and collaborate with other teachers across the nation as well as to collect and report assessment data on their students. Through a combination of mobile and desktop workstations we are able to achieve our goal of a student to computer ratio of below 2.5:1, which allows us to put modern technology tools in the hands of our students to help them prepare for the 21st century workplace.
District Mission Statement
At Louisa-Muscatine Community Schools:
We Value... We Challenge... We Prepare... each and every student.
This is a statement we take very seriously and we are proud of it. It drives every decision the district makes.
Teacher Performance Description
Louisa-Muscatine uses a performance rubric that deals with four major goals. Those topics are: classroom environment, instructional practices, planning and preparation, and professional responsibilities. Each of these four main goals has descriptors listed under them. The rubric has three levels of performance. Those areas are: Unsatisfactory, Proficient, and Distinguished.
This performance rubric is used as a summative document following classroom observations and for goal setting by veteran teachers.
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