Mr. Strickland's Chemistry     pi-sigma

Mr. Strickland's & Mr. Harding's Educational Philosophy

 

The curricula contained on this website has been developed over the past seven years in collaboration with many esteemed colleagues based on the fundamental philosophy that students can and want to learn.  The requirements for the curriculum are devised by the state and our districts.  The nature of the instruction must be tailored to the culture of the student population.

  • The content requirements for our instruction are set forth in the TEKS.  All of the material defined by the State of Texas is taught within our classrooms.
  • The scope and sequence of our instruction is documented in the scope and sequence defined by the respective districts.  The importance of these curricular dynamics cannot be minimized as it allows for students that transfer within the respective districts to be assured of horizontal alignment of instruction.  This means that students needing to relocate can be assured of curriculum that will not compromise their success.
  • The culture of the student population is also a critical element of curriculum development.  It is essential to understand how a student population can learn best.  Years of experience with this student population have been integrated into the curriculum to ensure their success.
  • The content and process of this curriculum has proven to be successful for all student populations at Stony Point High School.  During the only year of End of Course testing for Chemistry, the chemistry curriculum developed for our population demonstrated a 94% success rate, far in excess of the results experienced throughout the entire State of Texas, with absolutely no difference in performance for any student sub-population.
  • All students will learn .... whatever it takes!

 

Picture used courtesy of http://www.oilandenergydaily.com/2012/12/24/chemistry-lesson/

Picture used courtesy of http://www.oilandenergydaily.com/2012/12/24/chemistry-lesson